Keeping Children Busy!

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!

Sporty-longPlay Sessions for ages 4-14
(children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult):
Monkston Green:
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

Youth Club
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.

A Way Through

After years of residents forging their own path from Balmerino in Monkston over to Middleton and Broughton, a proper footpath will finally be created.

Cllr Jenni Ferrans says “The Focus team have been campaigning for this path for years, but we got nowhere with the developers.  Now at last the land is in the hands of the Parish Council and they have agreed.”

Kents Hill and Monkston Parish Council has decided to surface the footpath down the side of the allotments. And they’ve finally got permission from the Parks Trust to extend the extra few metres over Parks Trust land to meet up with the redway going to Middleton and Broughton.

Cllr Jenni Ferrans walks the proposed path by Monkston Allotments

Cllr Jenni Ferrans walks the proposed path by Monkston Allotments

Bollard Chaos!

Vanessa McPake with a local resident at the bollard in Luttlemarsh, Walton Park.

Vanessa McPake with a local resident at the bollard in Luttlemarsh, Walton Park.

Vanessa McPake had been told by Tory run MK Council that the loose bollard in Luttermarsh, Walton Park was fixed.  Cleary it had not been yet!  And it was the same story in Monkston, where Jenni Ferrans was told the Flaxley Gate bollards had been fixed.  Jenni has asked the Council to investigate what it’s contractors are doing!

Landcape Problems – and Success!

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”!

Pruning the path on Eridge Green, and before and after pictures under the trees along Blanchland Circle.

Right and top: Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans in Blanchland Circle, Monkston.
Left, Subhan Shafiq and Vanessa McPake pruning near Eridge Green, Kents Hill

Bad Buses

Vanessa McPake checks the reliability of the no 12 bus.

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

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.

Parking Problems on Lindisfarne Drive

The Conservative council has refused ALL the proposals to improve parking made by the Parish Council recently.  Now we need your help.

Cllr Jenni Ferrans on the bend in Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston

Cllr Jenni Ferrans on the bend in Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston

On Monkston, almost all residents supported the proposal for double yellow lines on the inside of the bends on Lindisfarne Drive, so now we want you to send us your experiences of the problems there, so that we can make clear to MK Council how bad it is.

Please email your comments to [email protected]

 

Litter Louts

Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake with some of the rubbish removed from the green in Pettingrew Close, Walnut Tree

Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake with some of the rubbish removed from the green in Pettingrew Close, Walnut Tree

Sadly there has been a lot of dumped rubbish and litter across our area over the past month. The Focus team has been working hard to get it all removed.  Two blackspots cleared so far include rubbish on the green at Pettingrew Close, Walnut Tree and the rubbish bags dumped on Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston. Please let us know if there is dumped rubbish near you.

Cllr Jenni Ferrans with the rubbish left on Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston

Cllr Jenni Ferrans with the rubbish left on Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston