Walnut Tree Pavilion is to have a fence round it to protect it against vandals.
Everyone who responded to the consultation supported the idea, so the Council will now draw up the details. Thank you to all the residents who responded.
The process to specify, procure, make, and fit the fence is expected to take around 3 months.
MK Council are consulting on proposed changes at Walnut Tree Pavilion.
The Pavilion has been vandalised repeatedly, and currently the toilets are out of action, which means teams can’t use it for practices. It’s not viable to keep it going unless something is done to protect it. Now the Council is proposing to erect a fence around the Pavilion, as has been done round several others, to protect the building, without interfering with public use of the car park and the playing fields. See the document attached.
After that, the Council and Hertsmere Leisure who run it would like to know whether there are any more improvements that you want to help you to make better use of the pavilion – so please let them know!
They are holding an exhibition where you can ask questions at SNAP in Bourton Low on Thursday 8th November from 6-7.30pm. Or you can read the document here, and reply by email to the address given.
Please have your say by 15th November!
The Council has published a new leaflet telling you what you can and can’t recycle. Download it here.
Please note that the Council will not take ANY items left loose beside bins and bags except Christmas trees.
Items that can’t be recycled include plastic bags, film food wrappings and covers, and crisp packets. Cardboard must be folded or torn up and put in the clear sacks. Any item left beside the sacks, including cardboard, can’t be recycled. Dead birds and animals can only be put in green bins if they have no fur or feathers. Wrap them and put them in black sacks otherwise please.
Please recycle as much as you can. It helps the environment and keeps our council tax bills down!
Jenni Ferrans listens to the noise across Caldecotte Lake.
Residents in some parts of Walton Park have been hearing a lot more noise from the H10 recently – while others nearer the road are hearing nothing more than usual! The Focus team has looked into it. It is mainly due to the Parks Trust severely cutting back some trees, increased traffic and partly weather conditions leading to extra noise across the water.
The Focus team has been reporting litter black-spots around the ward, asking MK Council to clear them more often. The underpasses near Oakgrove School at Rayners Lane and near the V10, on Monkston Park, and the bus shelter on the V10 by Monkston are a disgrace!
Richard and Vanessa at the underpass between Monkston and Monkton Park near Oakgrove School
Jenni at the bus shelter near Monkston on the V10.
Jenni checking out the site on Simpson Rd near St Bartholomews.
Cllr Jenni Ferrans has arranged for a new dog bin to be put at this key redway junction in Simpson Road, Walton Park, as so many dog users go across to the lake. And the dog bin at the entrance to the lake near Wadesmill Lane will be replaced by a larger one. She has used some of her councillor’s budget to pay for them. Thanks to Walton Community Council who agreed to install them and – very importantly – to empty them!
MK Council’s winter pruning of its shrubs and trees is in progress. Hedges in Walnut Tree have been cut, and some other areas have been cleared, but many remain to be done.
And in Queensbury Lane, Monkston Park, the brambles are uncut.
Vanessa and Richard can walk to the shops now from Bluebell Close, Walnut Tree.
Vanessa got MK Council to clear the branches from the corner of Perivale, Monston Park.
In Monkston. Jenni and Richard have reported several areas of brambles, and are asking the Council to trace the owners of this patch near Wymondham.
Matt Drewett and Vanessa McPake at the high kerb leading to the redway in Parsley Close, Walnut Tree
All our redways are supposed to be accessible to ALL.
That means dropped curbs so those in wheelchairs can use them. The Focus team is demanding that this curb in Parsley Close, Walnut Tree is dropped right now.
Jenni Ferrans on the Snail Trail in Walnut Tree.
Thanks to the Lib Dems, the landscaping around the Snail Park has now been cut back and a new light installed!
Matt Drewett avoiding the brambles on the redway between Lindisfarne Drive and Monkston Green
But these brambles are still endangering both adults and children near Lindisfarne Drive, Monkston.
Jenni Ferrans and Vanessa McPake are trying to get Queensbury Lane, Monkston Park completed and the weeds cut!
Your Focus team is still working to get the grass verge sorted out in Queensbury Lane, Monkston Park where the developers left the job half done.
Jenni Ferrans on the land in Finsbury Chase, Monkston Park that no-one wants to own.
Meanwhile, in Finsbury Chase, Monkston Park, Jenni has asked MK Council to trace the owners of this land. It’s not clear which of two developers and HCA own it!