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!
Election Result in Monkston ward
Jenni Ferrans Lib Dem 1416
Jaime Tamagnini Conservative 651
Vikas Chandra Labour 584
Lawrence Morgan Green Party 94
Jenni has therefore been elected
Thank you to all who supported us, with a special thank you to those who’ve helped us to deliver the service to you all, and to all the people who sent messages of support over the past few weeks.
Now the hard work begins again!
Thank you to all the people who voted to keep Vanessa McPake as your Councillor in Monkston ward of Milton Keynes Council. She was re-elected for another 4 year term. The result was:
Vanessa McPake (Lib Dem) 1337
Vicki McLean (Conservative) 907
Vikas Chandra (Labour) 545
After the result was declared, newly re-elected Vanessa McPake said: “The Lib Dems fought our campaign on local issues. Local to the residents of Monkston ward. And we won with a 430 majority, fantastic. I should like to say a very big Thank You to those who voted for me and helped in the campaign. Your kind words about how we work all year round, and how you never see the other Parties, were inspiring.”
Overall on Milton Keynes Council, the only change was that Lib Dem Marie Bradburn won the Bradwell seat from David Lewis (Labour), which means that the Council is now:
Lib Dem 13
All three parties will now be reviewing options about how the Council can be run.
Anthony Stansfield, the Conservative candidate, was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley authority.
With the darker evenings, your Lib Dem Focus team has been trying to get some lighting problems sorted out asap. Some lights don’t work, some flash, some are wasting electricity by being on all day!
Cllr Vanessa McPake (left with local residents) got the street light sorted out in Goldilocks, Walnut Tree.
Cllr Subhan Shafiq (right with resident) is still working with MK Council on the street light in Walton Road, Walnut Tree, which had been day burning for some months.
If you spot a street light that is not working properly then tell your Lib Dem councillors.
Cllr Jenni Ferrans has had some new lights installed along the Snail Trail in Walnut Tree. “Well Done Jenni” say cyclists and walkers along this very busy path. However, she continues to press for the other end of the Snail Trail to be lit.
Jenni Ferrans writes:the first three of the vacant plots on the even numbered side of Queensbury Lane, Monkston Park are being advertised for sale for single self-build houses. Please contact us if you want more details.
If there is enough interest, the remaining plots will follow soon. If not, they will be held until next year. The end plots have been deemed big enough to hold two houses, but we wait to see what buyers propose.
Once buyers have the land, they will put planning applications in, and residents will be able to comment at that stage.
Cllr Jenni Ferrans directs traffic at the new one-way signs at Monkston School
“Well done!”, said parents to the Lib Dems for getting the traffic chaos at Monkston Primary School sorted out. The Police will now be able to enforce the one-way flow.
Cllr Vanessa McPake had the litter removed from the play area behind Heronshaw School, Walnut Tree. The Lib Dems are also trying to get your litter bins emptied more often in busy places.
More litter has been removed from Ulverscroft play area in Monkston.
Cllr Vanessa McPake checks the new bus timetables.
Bus user, Vanessa McPake, says “Watch Out” as the new bus timetable comes in on 27th April. She is an active member of the MK Bus Users Group and has been checking out the changes for local residents.
No 8 bus route has a revised timetable; you may have to change in CMK if going westwards. Sunday services end earlier and will now be run by Arriva.
No 9 bus route – no change.
Nos 11/12 bus routes – some route changes with no buses to the hospital.
After years of asking, the redway at Dunchurch Dale was finally resurfaced recently!