Well done to Kents Hill & Monkston Parish Council for keeping children busy this summer. Activities run until August 30th, so go along and beat the end-of-holidays blues!
Play Sessions for ages 4-14
(children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult):
Monday 10-12.30 (NOT Bank Holiday Monday)
Friday 2-4.30 pm
Monkston Park Green:
Tuesdays 2-4.30 pm
Kents Hill Park
Wednesdays 2-4.30 pm
For older children and teenagers the Youth Club at Monkston Pavilion on Tuesday evenings has now split into two:
7.00-8.30 pm for years 6 – 8
8.30 – 10 pm for years 9-11
Details on their website at www.kentshill-monkston-pc-org.uk – play schemes are under News and the Youth Club is under Youth Matters
“These sessions are really popular. Check them out for your own children and teenagers” says Parish Councillor Jenni Ferrans.
Why does the Conservative run MK Council not collect litter in our play areas often enough?
That is what the Lib Dem Focus team wants to know after visiting all our play areas. They found unacceptable litter in almost ALL of them!
Litter, litter everywhere in the play areas! Top: Vanessa McPake and Cllr Jenni Ferrans at the whirligig play area, Kents Hill.
Right: Cllr Subhan Shafiq near the river in Monkston Park. Left Subhan and Vanessa near the community centre in Walnut Tree.
In Monkston, Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake got the overhanging branches cut back so you don’t get hit when walking along Blanchland Circle.
But in Kents Hill it was a different story. Vanessa McPake and Subhan Shafiq took out their secateurs in Eridge Green, Kents Hill to cut back the dangerous brambles after the Council said that keeping the path open was “not a priority”!
Right and top: Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans in Blanchland Circle, Monkston.
Left, Subhan Shafiq and Vanessa McPake pruning near Eridge Green, Kents Hill
Vanessa McPake checks the reliability of the buses after lots of complaints
Ever since the Conservative run MK Council cut the bus subsidy by nearly £1/2 million, your local Lib Dem team has been concerned about the quality of the service.
Bus user, Vanessa McPake, has been keeping an eye on the bus changes in our area since the new timetable came into force. She has been contacted by residents about the nos. 8 & 9 services not running on time.
Do tell Vanessa by providing: the date location of bus stop time the bus was supposed to arrive time it did arrive.
She will then take up the problems with Arriva who run these services
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 has got this lot removed from the footpath opposite Bartholomew Close, Walton Park. She is now working to get a bin put in.
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.
Where’s Vanessa? Vanessa McPake on the path between Kents Hill and Monkston
Vanessa McPake has demanded that the bushes on the main footpath between Kents Hill and Monkston be cut back.
The bushes are so overgrown pedestrians have difficulty walking along the path – we had problems finding Vanessa!