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.

Healthwatch Milton Keynes

One BLMK CCG

The One BLMK CCG Public Survey is now live.
BLMK CCG logo

From 1 April 2021, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCGs are planning to become one single NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in line with NHS England’s Long Term Plan.

This will have an impact on how we operate as commissioners, (commissioning is the process by which health and care services are planned, purchased and monitored) and how we work together in the future.

Over the next few months, we will be engaging with GP Members, our staff, local service providers, councils, other partners and our patients to listen to your views before we submit our final application in September 2020.

questionnaire is now live and is open until Sunday 13 September.

Please read the Public Engagement Document that accompanies this questionnaire. This explains what we are proposing, and why.

We really value your comments, so once you have read the Public Engagement Document please let us know your views by completing the survey.

If you would like more information on the proposed changes, please email: blmkcc.feedback@nhs.net.

 

Safe Streets and Sentinel Devices

Our Sentinel Device is out and about!

Working alongside Thames Valley Police, we’re keeping our streets safer by monitoring speeds and noting vehicle registrations of those who violate speed limits with our Sentinel. Today, we trialed using our device on Barry Avenue by our offices and it went fantastically! If you see our camera out with our staff and wonderful Parish Guardian volunteers, feel free to come and say hi but please don’t touch the camera.

If this is something you would like to be a part of, please contact the office about becoming a Parish Guardian.

 

What can Stantonbury Parish Council do for 11-21 year olds?

Calling all 11-21 year olds (or parents of), we want to know what you would like to see from Stantonbury Parish Council.

Maybe its a monthly movie night in a community centre, a session where students going into GCSE/A Levels can talk to students who’ve done it about their tips and tricks, more community events, or something else.

We want to know – Fill out this form and tell us:

https://forms.gle/ba34kTxmdy4GppqFA