Right: The V11 by Monkston and the V10 by Walnut Tree have several lights needing work.
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.
Cllrs Vanessa McPake and Jenni Ferrans have just confirmed that the work that was done to extend the car park at Walnut Tree Pavilion is at long last complete. The flooding is gone! The Council had to get the new company to dredge the channel near the grid road as well as putting in a drain after the contractor was taken over.
Jenni Ferrans has asked that this street name sign in Frithwood Crescent is repaired straight away as this is at a critical junction in Kents Hill.
Your Lib Dem councillors are campaigning to keep our grit bins. The Council wants to cut them in their budget. We want to keep them! The Council said that Parishes could take them over – but could not quote any costs for filling them! We are campaigning for them to stay in the Council’s budget – at least until their future can be sorted out properly.
Thanks to the resident who spotted that the bus shelter in Dunchurch Dale, Walnut Tree was broken. The glass panel that should be at the front to keep you warm was standing loose beside the shelter! Your Lib Dem team reported it to MK Council and they have removed the panel for safety, and will repair it soon.
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!
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.