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The MARC (Melrose Avenue Resource Centre)
7 Melrose Avenue
Tel No:- 01908 370348
Opening Times:- Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm
The Marc and the Frank Moran centre is being well used by local residents, accessing different types of support and information as well as meeting new friends.
The MARC is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4 pm for local residents who can call in for tea and coffee, to meet, chat and use the PCs which have Internet access.
MK Community Bank information is available at the MARC, although forms etc. can be downloaded online.
Monday to Friday:- residents can join up to UK online to learn computer skills.
Tuesday:- 3.30pm – 5.00pm there is a job club for young people aged 16-19, Connexions staff support this service.
Thursday:- 3.00pm – 4.30pm Arts and Crafts for children and parents or just drop-in during the day.
Saturday:- Meet your local Councillors during the morning from 9am
Pink recycling sacks and dog waste bags are available from the MARC.
The Frank Moran Centre
Tel No:- 01908 648257
Opening Times:- Monday / Thursday 10am - 12.30pm
The 55+ club
All over 55s are welcome to come along to the Frank Moran centre on Mondays and Thursdays to meet up for tea, coffee and a chat. Some members of the group meet up and go for lunch once a month. Sometimes guest speakers come along to Franks to speak on issues affecting the over 55s.
AGE UK Meet Maureen from Age UK on Mondays and Thursdays 10-12.30 pm at the Frank Moran centre; Maureen can offer confidential information and advice to local residents on a variety of issues.
Monday 1.00-4.00pm The Marc Crafters meet every Monday afternoon at 1.30pm; to knit, crochet, paint with acrylics, water colours or make cards for example. The knitting and crochet group meets every second Thursday evening 6-8pm in addition to the Monday afternoons.
Tuesday: HEP (Housing Employment Project) 10-12 pm OPEN DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Wednesday: Milton Keynes Play Rangers 3.30pm – 5.00pm
WEST BLETCHLEY ADVICE SERVICE is a new monthly service providing information and advice for local residents on the second Wednesday of the month from 11-1 pm, no appointment is necessary just turn up to the Frank Moran Centre. Representatives from Housing, DWP, MK Money Life Line, Mitie and West Bletchley Parish Council are available.
Recently a group of carers or users of local Mental Health services formed to offer mutual support and to challenge identified gaps in service delivery. A survey enabled the group to highlight concerns to the Director of Services for Milton Keynes, who attended a meeting to hear what local people felt about Mental Health provision in MK. Meetings which take place monthly are on Thursday afternoons, at 1.30pm in the Frank Moran Centre.
Tel No:- 01908 648257
Rickley Park comes to West Bletchley
West Bletchley Council recently completed the transfer of ownership of Rickley Park, from Milton Keynes Council. This means that we will now be responsible for the maintenance and management of the park, on behalf of local residents.
The Council is in the process of completing a "best value review" of the park, in order to better understand how much the park is currently used by local residents and also what would encourage them to make greater use of the area. This has included considerable levels of consultation and input from local residents.
West Bletchley Council is committed to ensuring that the park remains available for use by local residents and that facilities and activities within the park are developed in such a way that encourages positive use of the space.