Donation of laptops for the Parish Schools

Donation of laptops for the Parish Schools
The Motorists Insurance Bureau (MIB), located in Linford Wood have donated 73 Laptops and these will be distributed to various schools, secondary, middle, primary and preschools throughout the Parish on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. A huge thank you to everyone at MIB for their support in providing these laptops as well as checking and cleaning down each laptop ready for use.

Voting in local elections for those self-isolating with coronavirus

New measures to allow proxy voting in local elections for those self-isolating with coronavirus

Individuals who need to self-isolate because of coronavirus will still be able to vote in the local elections through new emergency proxy voting measures. We recognise that those who wish to vote in person may have those intentions disrupted by the pandemic. The government is amending secondary legislation to further support proxy voting for people affected by coronavirus close to the polls. In particular, these changes will allow those self-isolating as a result of coronavirus exposure, testing or symptoms to apply for a proxy vote in the days leading up to polling day and until 5pm on the day itself, without having to find someone to attest their application. This will also be available to those who test positive for the virus, on the same basis. If a person already has a proxy appointed to vote for them, but the proxy is then affected by COVID-19, there will also be the ability to make an alternative proxy arrangement. It remains vital that those who need to self-isolate continue to do so. For more information click on the link May 2021 polls delivery plan – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Bus Services are changing – Route number 18

“YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY”

Bus Services are changing 

In our February E-newsletter we reported that as from 01/04/2021 some fixed route bus services will change to a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) Service.
We have been advised that bus route number 18 is being cancelled and changing to the DRT Service. The Council have arranged a meeting with MK Council to discuss this.  We would like to hear how residents feel about this, and would appreciate your feedback/concerns by 16:00pm on Friday 5th March so that we can take these concerns to the meeting. Send email to info@stantonburyparishcouncil.org.uk or give us a ring on 01908 227201.

Electric Scooters Wheel out in Milton Keynes

 

A new national e-scooter scheme was launched in MK earlier this week. The Department for Transport gave MK Council the green light earlier this year to trial the scheme as an alternative to short car journeys across the borough.

Around 300 e-scooters are now available – anyone can try one out provided they’re aged at least 18 and hold a provisional driver’s licence. They can be used on MK’s 250km of Redways, as well as on minor estate roads (30mph limit or less). A system is currently being developed that ‘geofences’ the e-scooters and stops them from being used on area where they are not permitted and roads where the speed limit is over 30mph.

Nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s travel habits, with more people walking or cycling and some cycle-to-work schemes reporting a 200% increase.  MK Council will be encouraging more people to keep up with greener ways to travel to make MK healthier for everyone who lives here.  As well as e-scooters this means bike share schemes as well as walking, cycling and public transport.

For more details please click on link https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/pressreleases/2020/aug/electric-scooters-wheel-out-in-milton-keynes , if you have any questions or concerns please contact,

Cllr Lauren Townsend – Lauren.Townsend@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Labour Councillor for Bletchley West Ward on MKC

Cabinet Member for Community Safety

 

Great British Clean

Great British Clean

Stantonbury Parish Council are taking part in the National Great British Clean this September, we are asking for volunteers to come and join us to keep our parish clean.
Date / times and locations are:
  • Friday 11th September, Bancroft Park and Blue Bridge, meet in the Carpark behind Roman Residents Club 9:30am
  • Tuesday 15th September Bancroft, meet at the Meeting Place on Hadrian’s Drive 9:30am
  • Monday 21st September Bradville, one team meet at The Parish Office on Kingsfold and one team to meet at Halleys Comet on Bradwell Road 9:30am
  • Tuesday 22nd September Oakridge Park, meet at the Asda carpark 1:00pm
  • Thursday 24th September Stantonbury one team meet at The Parish Office on Kingsfold and one team meet near the Vets on Soskin Drive 9:30am
If you could contact us to let us know which day or team you would like to join so we can make sure we have the correct amount of equipment available. We will provide litter picks, rubbish bags and disposable gloves and will be following the Covid-19 guidelines. If you wish to wear a face mask please feel free to bring your own as theses will not be provided.
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