Newport Pagnell Town Council is pleased to be able to offer any organisation operating within Newport Pagnell the opportunity to advertise itself, free of charge on our website. Such organisations must be not for profit organisations serving the community as a whole, and may include charities, schools, education facilities, sports clubs, recreational organisations, volunteer groups, etc. Please contact Mandy Voyde on 01908 618756 or email her on email@example.com to attach copy. If you have an event coming up that you would like advertised, we would be happy to highlight this for you.
COMMUNITY CONNECT SERVICE
The new on demand responsive transport operated by Milton Keynes Council has now made 20,000 journeys since it began in April. Read more about it here.
FREE BICYCLE PARKING CAMPAIGN
Ride it, lock it, love it – Free and secure bike parking stands are available to MK businesses to encourage more employees to cycle to work. To apply and read more about it, follow the link below:-
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL FOSTERING
Could you foster a young person or teenager in need of a safe and caring home?
Have you been touched by the flight of children in Calais? Would you like to be part of the solution for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse and who are in need of a safe and loving home?
Milton Keynes Council is keen to recruit people who can offer a safe and loving home for a child/young person in care. We are especially seeking carers for teenagers and also have an increasing number of unaccompanied children who have travelled here from trouble spots throughout the world who are in need of homes. As a Milton Keynes Council foster carer you will be provided with a generous allowance plus support and training.
If you feel you could provide the above or are interested in finding out about other fostering opportunities in Milton Keynes please contact:
Fostering Team, Saxon Court, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS.
Telephone 01908 253206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or go on the website www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/fostering
ARMED FORCES VETERANS
Please see useful websites below for armed forces veterans:-
SSAFA – THE ARMED FORCES CHARITY
Support details below:
TICKFORD CHILDREN’S CENTRE ACTIVITY CALENDAR
EMERGENCY HELP SCHEME – CHURCHES TOGETHER IN NEWPORT PAGNELL
NEWPORT PAGNELL APP
There is a Newport Pagnell App which gives you information about our town that has been developed by a local business, Rik Solutions.
If you are a local business you can also request to be listed.
You can download this app to your mobile device, please see the link below for more information:-
HAVE YOU FED YOUR GREEN BIN TODAY?
Please help the environment by putting your food waste into your green bins. Only 25% of food waste goes into green bins, and you can put 100% of your food waste into this bin, whether it is cooked or not.
You can also put in lawn mowings, leaves weeds, dead flowers, windfall fruit and branches up to 15 cm diameter into your green bin as well as your food waste.
OUSE VALLEY TREFOIL
Whether you’re involved in guiding or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure – whatever that might be! We cover the areas of Newport Pagnell, Olney, Stantonbury and Wolverton, and normally meet at St Luke’s Church in Newport Pagnell from 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month.
If you are interested in joining us then please contact our Chairman Mrs Ruth Tompsett on 01908 617798.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Please contact email@example.com or 0759 8346244
COMMUNITY LEARNING MK
Do you need English and Maths qualifications to get on in life?
English and Maths are now essential for most jobs. Don’t worry if you didn’t get them at school – we can offer you a second chance.
Community Learning MK offers a wide range of FREE adult courses including Functional Skills and GCSEs. We have daytime and evening classes available,taught by friendly experienced tutors.
Get in touch to find out more by calling 01908 556703 or visiting www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk
YOUTH ADVICE AND GUIDANCE – MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
Youth Advice & Guidance is a free and confidential service for young people in Milton Keynes aged 16-19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disabilities) who are not in employment, education or training. Our skilled and experienced Personal Advisers are here to help you make decisions and take action. We offer.
- Information and advice on applying for jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships or education
- Practical support with applications and CVs
- Free use of our IT facilities at the library for job search
- Matching service for jobs and apprenticeships
- A drop in service at the Central Milton Keynes Library and Job Centre
- Phone – 01908 254410
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website – www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/youth-faculty
- Or drop in to see us Monday – Friday 1.00 – 4.00 pm at the Flexible Learning Centre attached to CMK library.
For further information please contact:
- Phone – 01908 253210
- Email email@example.com
NEWPORT PAGNELL WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Meet on the second Tuesday of each month at The Brooklands Centre, Ousebank Street.
Why not come and join us for an evening – you will be most welcome.
The Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service organisations in the World. It has 19,000 members within Great Britain and Ireland and over 100,000 members from more than 103 countries across the globe.
The Newport Pagnell Inner Wheel meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Olney Centre at 2 pm.
NEWPORT PAGNELL SWIMMING CLUB
A friendly, family club with a competitive spirit for all swimmers from developing water confidence through to winning championships.
Founded 1896 – Learn, Swim, Train, Compete, Win
To find out more : Tuesday 6.30 pm – 8 pm at Middleton Pool, Newport Pagnell. http://www.npswim.co.uk/
Do you need help with your Rent or Council Tax?
If you are having difficulty paying Rent or Council Tax you may be able to claim extra help. This is called a Discretionary Housing payment (DHP) for Rent and Discretionary Council Tax Reduction (DCTRS) for Council tax. Also if you need help moving house a Discretionary Housing Payment may be able to help.
For more information on DHP go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/dhp
For more information on DCTRS go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/dctrs
Need help for an emergency
If you have an emergency or a problem with your benefit payments and need help with essential items such as food, you may be able to get a Local Welfare Provision grant.
For more information on LWP go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/lwp
You may also telephone 01908 253040 or visit the Civic Office, Central Milton Keynes.
EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE
Milton Keynes Council is call on all parents of a two year old to find out if they qualify for up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week, as part of their “Time for Twos” campaign.
For more information or to find out if they ar eligible, parents and carers should visit http://www.timefortwos.com/ or pop into their nearest children’s centre.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE NEWPORT PAGNELL
Please be vigilant and if you notice anyone acting suspiciously contact the police on 101 or for a crime in action please dial 999.
Remember that thieves are opportunists and that many burglaries can be prevented.
- Ensure that you keep doors and windows locked
- Remove all keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place out of view
- Keep garden furniture, ladders and wheelie bins in a secure garage or shed or locked up away from the house. So they can’t be used to climb onto a roof or access a first floor window.
- If you are going away ask someone to keep an eye on your property and remove any tell tale signs that you are away.
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL COMMUNITY ALARM AND TELECARE SERVICE
Milton Keynes Community Alarm and Telecare Service is an established, reliable, 24 hour, easy to use response service which is accessible to all. Using up to date technology and equipment the service helps to manage risks and to maintain independent living, giving the person and their family and friends the reassurance that help is simply a button press or alarm call away.
For more information visit: http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/community-alarm or call on 01908 222616.
NEWPORT PAGNELL HEALTH WALK
Join a weekly walking group in Newport Pagnell.
Meet every Wednesday at 3pm outside Lovat Hall in Silver Street, MK16 0EJ.
All the walks are FREE and are usually 1 hour in length led by “Walking for Health” volunteer walk leaders.
For more information http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
NEWPORT PAGNELL SWIMMING CLUB
For information about the Swimming Club at Middleton Pool. The club now has a new website visit this at http://www.npswim.co.uk/
ALL IN 1 CARD
The card offers under 19’s in Milton Keynes the opportunity to travel on public transport at a discounted rate. With the All in 1 Card, children and young people can travel on local buses for as little as 35p per journey with the Junior Tripper ticket (£3.50 for 10 journeys).
Anyone who is a MK resident can get an ALL in 1 Card as long as they are under 19 years old. The card also allows the holder to get discounts off various shops in the area as well.
For more information and to download an application form click on this link:
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY GUIDANCE USEFUL WEBSITES
Met Office weather report www.metoffice.gov.uk/get-ready-for-summer
Emergency Alerting Service www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/emergencyplanning
Government guidance links www.gov.uk/emergency-response-and-recovery
Environment Agency http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
CARERS MILTON KEYNES
All Carers are Welcome to join our Coffee and Chat afternoon held every last Wednesday of each month. From 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell.
For more information contact Carers Milton Keynes Telephone (01908) 231703
NEWPORT PAGNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Newport Pagnell Historical Society was founded in 1984 by a small group interested in the buildings and people of the town and surrounding area and concerned in preserving the past for the future. By the 1990’s the thriving society, by its own fund raising efforts and with the generous help of the Harry Middleton Gift, was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society’s headquarters. The Society currently has around 150 members who meet twice a month and is active in many aspects of the town and further afield including the preservation of historical buildings many of which have been sadly lost in the past.
Please see their website for further information www.mkheritage.org.uk/nphs
Worktree is a charity based in Milton Keynes. Worktree believe that for young people to make good career choices they need to know their employability strengths and the employment opportunities available.
Please see link below for volunteering opportunities:-
COMMUNITY ACTION MK
At Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.
Support for voluntary and community groups for more information telephone 01908 661623 or contact http://www.communityactionmk.org/