Festival of Languages and Cultural Arts 2016

The ‘Festival of Languages’ was launched to highlight the enriching benefits of language learning in the UK. This event provides opportunities for the community to explore and embrace the benefits of language learning and the doors it opens to social, economic, cultural enrichment and understanding in our world. A lot of fun games and activities to get involved in!

Festival updates can also be seen on Acornfields Community Interactions Facebook page
Facebook : Festival of Languages and Cultural Arts 2016
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Summer Fete – 2nd July

Shenley Church End Parish Council are hosting their annual Summer Fete on 2nd July at Medbourne Pavilion. The fun starts at 12 noon and there will be lots of things going on and plenty of fun and entertainment throughout the afternoon!

Entry is free.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Parish Council’s Charity of the Year which for this year is Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.


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‘Art in the Park’ festival – 9th & 10th July

MK Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture are hosting their 7th annual ‘Art in the Park’ festival on 9th and 10th July.

On Saturday 9th they have Parade of Colours starting from Christ the Cornerstone Church at 1.15 arriving at the Park for 2.15, with Mayor opening the Event. They also have MK Bake Off Competition. For information  please ring 0798 122 3541.
Not forgetting new exciting funfair and diverse foods available, as well as much, much more. See poster for more information or join the event to experience all the fun!


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Residents pop by for our ‘community pop up’

Yesterday afternoon, our Community Mobiliser for the Expansion Areas, Josan, and our Growth Officer, Hannah, ventured on into the sunshine to run a ‘pop up’ in the new Fairfields development in the Western Expansion Area.


We invited residents of the new site to come along and chat to us about plans for the area and to meet their neighbours. There was even cake decorating and arts & crafts to keep the little ones busy!

We had 4 lovely ladies who dropped by to chat. They heard all about plans for the site, and were particularly interested in preschool and nursery provision, crossing points across the V4 and what leisure facilities are available locally. They also chatted with a local volunteer from Fullers Slade about ideas for their new community and how they could integrate with existing estates.

Thanks to all who attended! If you were unable to come, we are running 2 further pop ups in Fairfields and Whitehouse….please feel free to stop by and say hello!

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What’s it like to live in a new community?

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We are asking residents of Broughton Gate and Brooklands to answer a few short questions about what it’s like to live in a new community, and what you would like to see as the area develops.

We will use the information (anonymised of course!) to get a sense of how the community is developing, and share your views with decision makers who are involved in creating new communities to see what lessons can be learned.

As a ‘thank you’ for your time we will enter you into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher.

Click here to access the survey or email Hannah@communityactionmk.org for more information.




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Funding for community projects from Bags of Help

Tesco is urging local community groups and good causes across Milton Keynes to get their applications in to bag a share of its £13million carrier bag charge fund.


The supermarket has once again teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Applications for the next round of the funding opened on 18 April – and with the deadline of 3 June – Tesco is urging groups in Milton Keynes to apply now and avoid missing out.

All interested charities and community groups have to do is apply online at http://www.groundwork.org.uk/tescocommunityscheme or call the helpline on 0121 237 5780.

Read the full story in OneMK


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Consultation on Whitehouse Primary School in Western Expansion Area

There are two drop in consultation events about the new ‘Whithouse Primary School’ which is located in the Western Expansion Area, MK’s biggest new development.

Pop along to the events on 24th May or 7th June to find out more, or visit www.whitehouseprimary.co.uk.

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