Play Area Campaign Update

Where’s Our Playground?  That’s the cry of young children in Walton Grange.
Most of the houses and flats have now been built BUT there is nowhere for younger children to play.
The Lib Dems are demanding that something be done to provide a play area, possibly on the edge of the new development next to Walton Grange.  We’ll keep you posted and thanks to those local mums who have started a petition.

Some of the children campaigning for a play area in Walton Grange

Some of the children campaigning for a play area in Walton Grange

Strategic Reserve Area Plans In

The Supplementary Planning Document has been approved and the first detailed planning applications for the strategic reserve area, for Eagle Farm and Glebe Farm have been submitted.

The SPD includes a single carriageway extension to the H10, with Britten Grove acting as a road link but closing the footpath.  What do you think?

If you want to know more please contact: Cllr. Jenni Ferrans: [email protected]

 

Bedgebury Place

The plans for 40 dwellings in Bedgebury Place, Kents Hill are in and are likely to go to the Committee at MK Council in the new year.  You can comment on the Council web site and let then know if you want to speak at the meeting.
Thank you to all the local residents who took part in the meetings.  The developers now seem to have listened to your views.  Your local Lib Dems are much happier with the latest version of the proposals; some of the parking and landscaping issues have been addressed.
For further information contact Jenni Ferrans on [email protected]

Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans discuss the plans for new homes in Bedgebury Place, Kents Hill

Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans discuss the plans for new homes in Bedgebury Place, Kents Hill

Caldecotte Brook

Vanessa McPake, who is a member of the Internal Drainage Board for MK, has got them to dredge Caldecotte Brook and take away the silt too.
After meeting the river engineer she said: “It is essential that we prevent yet more flooding in Walnut Tree so I am delighted the work is going to be done right now”.

Vanessa McPake discussed arrangements with the engineer at the grill in Walnut Tree.

Vanessa McPake discussed arrangements with the engineer at the grill in Walnut Tree.

Save Our Grit Bins!

Liberal Democrat councillors were shocked to be told that the Conservative run MK Council is proposing to scrap grit bins altogether because they are not used! New and replacement grit bins are now being refused.
Instead, the Tories propose to dump open bags of grit on the street – AFTER the snow has fallen!

The Liberal Democrats have started a campaign to save our grit bins.  Please sign up here.

www.ipetitions.com/petition/grit-bins

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Cleaning Up the Litter

The Focus team are still encountering littered areas in our ward.  Residents are NOT getting value for money from this service!Now at last the Council has agreed to provide details of the litter cleaning schedule, so that discussions can start on how the budget can best be used.  Cllr Jenni Ferrans comments “Residents have been suffering filthy paths and play areas and we have been asking for this information for months.  At last the Council is talking – but why has it taken so long?”

Vanessa McPake getting the litter collected in the Abbeydore play area in Monkston.

Vanessa McPake getting the litter collected in the Abbeydore play area in Monkston.