Food and Garden Waste
Milton Keynes Council have informed us the Food and Garden waste collections restart on Monday 15th March https://content.govdelivery.com/…/UKMK/bulletins/2c4966c .
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)
Please click on the link to see how to registered if you haven’t already and how the elections will happen this May 2021.
There is an update on the planning application for the Aldi Development in connection with lighting plan, car park plan and the re-erection of the Mural wall, please take time by click on the below link .
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