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

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!