Weekly Bulletin for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Milton Keynes

Thank you to everyone who came along to our AGM on Wednesday evening – it was great to see so many people networking with each other! If you enjoyed that or are looking for a way to connect with colleagues in the Voluntary Sector, do come along to our Festive Networking event on Thursday 6th December at the Grant Thornton Co-working space in CMK. Conniburrow Community Choir will be performing for us and a jolly time is guaranteed for all. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2qKkaBW

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Are you interested in how Milton Keynes develops?

Would you like to contribute to how the city is transformed for the future?

Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) is organising workshops on 27th November that will look at the future of Milton Keynes Station Square and its immediate surroundings.

Transforming Station Square into a ‘City Gateway’ is identified as a priority project in the Council’s Plan 2016-20 and is fundamental to the aim to make Milton Keynes a destination city with a great cultural offer and places that attract investment.

As part of delivering this ambition, MKDP, which owns Station Square, is seeking to explore options for the area to inform future improvements and opportunities and would value your input.

The workshops will build on the feedback from the public survey we undertook in the summer by gathering further responses and thoughts from a range of local people from businesses, community groups and other organisations.
They will be interactive sessions where we will look at a range of themes including landscape, movement, land use, social infrastructure and design principles.

The two hour facilitated workshops will be at:

MK College Silbury Campus
Bouverie House
200 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes MK9 1LT

We expect the workshops to be popular so, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend and whether you would prefer to come to the morning workshop (from 10am to 12noon) or the afternoon workshop (from 2pm to 4pm).

 Alternatively please RSVP by emailing Elisabeth.Browne@mkdp.org.uk

In your response please provide your name and the stakeholder organisation you will be representing on the day.

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All secondary school and post 16 students are allowed to enter. They must attend all three events (the two Saturdays and the Thursday evening) to be in with a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher and further opportunities to present to councillors. Eventbrite details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forging-the-future-school-competition-tickets-51650942359

The Equality Council UK are proud to be announcing the third and final Disability Leadership Programme of 2018

The Disability Leadership Programme is a FREE four week programme aimed to tackle the under representation of disabled people on decision making bodies.

This project has been made possible by a grant from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The course will cover skills such as Public Speaking and confidence building as well as ways to deal with confrontation, conflict and stress. Click here for more information and to book a place.

Don’t forget, NCVO have opened up their member-only resources just for – go quick and get lots of Trustee and Governance related support! Today only! https://www.ncvo.org.uk/training-and-events/trustees-week


Find out how to make #smartcities more inclusive and avoid inadvertent exclusion. Come along to the launch of the @SCiM_MK toolkit