West Bletchley Council

West Bletchley Council

Information for MK3 Residents

 


 


We therefore no longer have a stock of recycling sacks at
West Bletchley Council.


If you need to order recycling sacks or want to find out more about why Milton Keynes Council are making this change, click HERE to take you to MKC's website.
 

Or call the MKC Waste and Recycling Team on:  01908 252570

 



SaferMK Survey

SaferMK is the Community Safety Partnership in Milton Keynes.

SaferMK have designed a questionnaire to capture your views, opinions and experiences of
Crime and Community Safety issues in Milton Keynes.  Your responses will direct their work in keeping Milton Keynes a safe place to live, visit and work.

 

The questionnaire should take around 10 minutes to complete
and the information supplied will be kept completely anonymous.
 

You can collect a hard copy of the survey from our Frank Moran Centre (Melrose Avenue) or click <<HERE>> to download/print a copy.

 

OR contact the SaferMK team directly on:
01908 691691 or alternatively email:  safermk@milton-keynes.gov.uk


 

Everything to do with information about people, such as how it is collected and who it is shared with,
has to comply with data protection legislation.  For more information please visit: 
www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/privacy.

 

 


Milton Keynes Council update re: Waste Collections 04.01.18

 

https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/collection-days

 


 

See link below from Milton Keynes Council re:
information on Waste Collections
https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/collection-days/bank-holiday-recycling-and-waste-collections

 


 

MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES
 

Milton Keynes Council carried out a review of all its polling districts and polling places. A regular review is required by the Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary elections) Regulations 2006.
 

WBC shared MKC's invite for comments or feedback from any interested people or groups.

 

A preliminary review took place in October and November 2017. Comments from the preliminary review were made available from Friday 3rd November 2017.

 

Any questions, please e-mail pamela.loose@milton-keynes.gov.uk or submit them in writing to:

 

Pam Loose

Elections Officer

Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices

1 Saxon Gate East

Milton Keynes

MK9 3HG
 

Deadline passed on Friday 24 November 2017.
 

All the documents that form the review are available for inspection at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HG or on the website.To arrange an appointment to view documents please call 01908 252529 or e-mail pamela.loose@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

 

The recommended scheme will be published by 17 January 2018 with the final scheme being published by 17 February 2018.


 

REPORT IT to MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL

It can be difficult to know who to speak to when dealing with everyday issues, we are always happy to help if you contact us here at the WBC Offices, to direct or assist anyway we can. 
Just give us a call, if you're not sure where to start.  01908 648257.

Or simply click the Milton Keynes Council logo to report direct to MKC online...

 

 

Or click here for a copy of the handy guide and list of contacts below for you to download and keep...


 


Environmental Projects

 

WBC work together with local community groups, schools and interested individuals to maintain, educate and involve local people in green projects. Everything from planters in shopping areas, woodlands and the wild flower meadows planted with Chestnuts Primary School,
there is always something to get involved in.
 

Our latest project is looking for green-fingered individuals to give the sensory garden (above, left) on Church Green some much needed TLC. With raised beds and herbs in abundance it is a tranquil, historic corner of West Bletchley nestled between St Marys Church and Rectory Cottages. We are offering the use of the garden to local community groups as a venue and can even assist with resource and support to get activities started in this space.

Any ideas are welcomed, contact our Community Engagement and Events Officer:
01908 634033 or email:   Corrina.Milner@WestBletchleyCouncil.gov.uk.


Chepstow Park Named as one of the Best in Britain for the 10th year!

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year
– more than 1,600 across the UK.

 

It’s official.  Chepstow Park in West Bletchley is one of the best in the UK.
 

Thousands of green spaces across the country will be flying the Green Flag this year. 
West Bletchley’s Chepstow Park has won this prestigious award for the last decade.

 

The park is among more than a thousand parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award® – the mark of a quality park or green space.

 

Veronica Belcher, Chair of West Bletchley Council, said: “We are really proud to be awarded the Green Flag Award again this year.  Being able to provide a quality park in the Parish for relaxation, exercise and recreation is important to us.”
 


 

Resident and Founder of local Charity, The Henry Allen Trust, Dawn Allen tells us why Chepstow is so important to her family, “This was Henry’s favourite place, it means a lot to us to have somewhere to ‘Hope, Dream, Believe’.  We promised that the Trust would be about Henry’s family bringing happiness to your family so you will often find us here supporting the community
to be involved,enjoy and look after the park.”

 

International Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.”
 

The Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Award recognises excellence in the management of public spaces, similar to the Blue Flag Award for well managed and clean beaches.

If you live in West Bletchley and want to find out more about events and activities in the parks or how to get involved with future Environment Projects, such as the wildflower meadow seeding at Chepstow, email:  Simon.Rose@WestBletchleyCouncil.gov.uk.

 

The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the
environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, www.keepbritaintidy.org.
 


#ProudtobeMK3


 

Grass Cutting across MK3
Many residents are aware that West Bletchley Council took over responsibility for maintenance of all community open space within the parish in 2014.

Every Autumn, while the contractor continues to maintain grassed areas, the focus then switches to hedge and shrub bed maintenance.

To find out when the contractors are due in your street, contact us:  01908 648527

 


 


Hiring space from WBC:

West Bletchley Council has a number of meeting rooms available for hire.
Here at the Council offices, 221 Whaddon Way, we have two small meeting rooms available for occasional use or meetings, at a rate of just £5 per hour.
Each room will seat 8-10 people and are available Monday – Friday
during office opening hours (9am-4pm)

Call 01908 648257 for bookings and further details.

 

Frank Moran Centre Hire
The Frank Moran Centre, has now incorporated our Melrose Avenue Resource Centre (The MARC).  We are pleased that the Centre is now being fully utilised and is a busy community hub, free to MK3 residents.  However it is therefore no longer available for private hire

We continue to partner with those delivering services to our residents and welcome any agencies, community groups and charitable organisations

looking to reach those in West Bletchley to come and view the Centre. 

With The MARC open every day, FMC hall with kitchen as well as break out/interview rooms
the Centre offers a welcoming and flexible space. 


Talk to us about your requirements:  01908 648257

 


Location of Dog Waste Bins in West Bletchley

Please note:  There is now a dog bin on Otter Close, near to Witham.
 
Bag it, bin it and be #ProudtobeMK3
 


 

FREE Swimming for West Bletchley Residents

 

FREE Swimming for Eligible Groups at Bletchley Leisure Centre 
West Bletchley Council proudly funds the opportunity  for MK3 residents to swim for FREE (under the age of 16 years or over the age of 60 years). The facility is also available to those residents who are registered disabled or unemployed.
 
If you would like to know more about free swimming you can contact us here at the WBC office. However, to register and for availability and schedules please visit the Leisure Centre, whose staff will be happy to help.

You will need proof of age, if relevant, proof that you live within the MK3 postcode area and, if appropriate, confirmation that you are registered disabled or as unemployed.

 
You can download and print off your own application form by clicking here
APPLICATION FORM and take it to:

BLETCHLEY LEISURE CENTRE, Princes Way, MK2 2HQ  on your next visit.