New Ward Boundary Proposals Confirmed

The national Boundary Commission has been looking at all the MK Council wards across Milton Keynes.  They have just confirmed their proposals for the new wards in our area. The first elections for the new wards will be in May 2014.

The new Monkston ward will cover:
Monkston Park, Monkston, Kents Hill, Walton Grange, Walton Park and Walnut Tree.

The Danesborough and Walton ward will cover:
Wavendon Gate, Old Farm Park, Browns Wood, Caldecotte, Wavendon, Woburn Sands, Bow Brickhill and Little Brickhill.

The proposals will go before Parliament for confirmation in the autumn.

Update on Walton Park Reserved Site

Your local Lib Dem Focus team has just heard from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) that they have agreed a developer for the site on the corner of Chase Avenue and Limbaud Close.

The good news is that the agreement is for just 5 detached houses (you may recall the original proposal was for up to 10).

Your Lib Dem Focus team has already raised your concerns about road access and the possible destruction of the trees.

We have been told that consultation with residents will start late August and we will keep you posted on progress and ensure you are all consulted.

No Play Here

Cllrs. Subhan Shafiq and Jenni Ferrans are getting the broken play equipment repaired in the Parkminster play area, Monkston.  Some items now have to be ordered from Sweden after the UK supplier stopped trading a few years ago.

Where have the Bars Gone?  Cllrs Jenni Ferrans and Subhan Shafiq are getting the equipment at Parkminster, Monkston repaired.

Where have the Bars Gone? Cllrs Jenni Ferrans and Subhan Shafiq are getting the equipment at Parkminster, Monkston repaired.

Timetable Fiasco

Vanessa McPake helped residents at Kingston as the Tory run Council put up the wrong timetables when they cut bus services recently!  She got them fixed.  The cuts and the new bus times are hurting lots of residents in our area.  Lib Dems want to reinstate your lost services.

Vanessa McPake checks that the right timetable has at last been put up at Kingston.

Vanessa McPake checks that the right timetable has at last been put up at Kingston.

Kingston Library – Have Your Say

MK Council are starting to design the new Kingston Library on the site of the old Tavern Pub.  Residents are invited to take part in community workshops so you can have your say.

For example: How much space for a toddlers area, for computers or displays?  Do you want space for meetings or advice sessions?

What is prioritised will depend on what you say so please do take part.

The nearest workshops to you will be on:

  • Tuesday, 16 July from 7-8pm at Walton High, Fyfield Barrow, Walnut Tree, MK7 7WH
  • Saturday, 20 July from 2-2.30pm at Oakgrove Leisure Centre, Venturer Gate, Middleton, MK10 9JQ

You can also see more on the MK Council web site at: http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/library_services/displayarticle.asp?ID=91839

There'll be more space in the new library!

There’ll be more space in the new library!

Cleaning up the Mess

Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake have had the dog mess removed from Birdlip Lane, between Kents Hill and Walnut Tree.

Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans with more dog mess at Birdlip Lane, between Kents Hill and Walnut Tree.

Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans with more dog mess at Birdlip Lane, between Kents Hill and Walnut Tree.

Vanessa McPake has got this lot removed from the footpath opposite Bartholomew Close, Walton Park. She is now working to get a bin put in.

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If you have a problem with dog mess near you, please let us know roughly what time of day the mess appears as that will help Council officers to catch the offenders.

Lots of Landscaping!

Subhan Shafiq and Jenni Ferrans have been checking out the overgrown landscaping in Monkston Park and Kents Hill.

They have demanded this grass is cut back on the  roundabout at the junction of Plaistow Crescent and Maida Vale, as well as the grass near the flats.

 

There's a roundabout under there - honestly!

There’s a roundabout under there – honestly!

But there was some success at last!  The grass outside the care home in Kents Hill has been added to the grass cutting schedule.

Success! Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake celebrate the grass cut at last outside the care home on Tunbridge Grove, Kents Hill.

Success! Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake celebrate the grass cut at last outside the care home on Tunbridge Grove, Kents Hill.