19th Jan 17: The Divide Film Showing

The Divide Film Showing

+ Q&A with Director Katherine Round


Community Action: MK are pleased to present a film that explores a major issue faced by society today; the growing divide between rich & poor. This film focuses on this subject in USA and UK, by following the stories of individuals in both countries. Join us for this insightful evening where we will be showing this film, plus other short films related to this topic in the UK. We are also lucky enough to be joined by Director Katherine Round who will be available for Q&A after the show.

Thursday 19th January 2017

6.30pm (to start at 7pm)

Stantonbury Theatre, MK14 6BN

This event is being hosted by many local organisations including Community Action: MK, Transition MK, MK Peace & Justice Network, The People’s Assembly, MK Community Bank, MK Green Party and MK Momentum. Information will be available about local services in Milton Keynes, so will also offer a great chance for networking and sharing.

Buy your tickets now from Stantonbury Box Office, with special reduced price for students, children and concessions. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there.



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Another Santa Needed!

The Tickford Meadow Children’s Centre in Newport Pagnell are looking for Santa! 

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Would you like to get involved in volunteering this Christmas? Maybe you could be Santa?

The centre will be running a few Christmas sessions.

  • The first is on Monday 12th December for children ages 0 – 5 years. Santa will be required between 11.15-12am (this includes arrival and getting changed time),
  • the next is on Tuesday 13th December for the same age children for 11.15-12am
  • and on Wednesday 14th December at Hanslope for 11 – 11:30am and again the same day for babies session in Newport Pagnell at 13:15 – 14:00.

If you are available on these days to visit the children at the Tickford Meadows Children’s Centre then please contact Zoe at the centre on 01908 217135 or email tickfordmeadow.childrenscentre@milton-keynes.gov.uk.



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Need a little help this Christmas?

mk-banner-1000x400-960x400Are you ready for Christmas?

Need a little extra financial help?

Contact Milton Keynes Community Bank:

we’re here to help you!


Milton Keynes Community Bank is branch of Swan Credit Union, which spans Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Thame and Didcot. We are different to high-street banks as we’re a not-for-profit cooperative owned and run by its members.

Our aim is to help people save and borrow at affordable rates.

Apply for our NEW Child Benefit Loan today. 

Borrow between £250 and £500 – pay less than £12 per week *

  • Complete your application and send in.
  • Once your Child Benefit is being paid into the Credit Union you’ll receive your loan within a few days.

See our website for further details: www.miltonkeynescommunitybank.org.uk

Safe Savings and affordable loans from your local community bank

   T: 03030 300147    Email: enquiries@swancreditunion.org

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The October Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing

img_1579During Half Term the MK:Smart (Our MK) team from CA:MK and the OU, went along to The National Museum of Computing for a day delivering activities for the Museums guests. We had a great day meeting lots of people and seeing what the museum has to offer (including trying out the Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality) pictured right).


The Our MK team offered families 2 activities:

1. Trying out our Energy Map which is being created as part of the CAPE Project. We asked people to guess the heat loss of some iconic MK buildings and their solar potential and then check out the answers on the map. The map will be coming soon to the public via the CAPE website.

2. An App Design competition, which challenged young people to come up with an app that could solve a city problem. Some of the fantastic entries can be seen below, and we’ll be announcing our winner in the coming week!

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The next Bytes Festival will be held in the Christmas Holidays – find out more on the Museums Website – www.tnmoc.org/bytes.




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Santa Needed!

The Moorlands Centre in Beanhill are looking for Santa! 

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Would you like to get involved in volunteering this Christmas? Maybe you could be Santa?

If you are available 16th December during the daytime to visit the children at the Moorlands Nursery and Children’s Centre then please contact Tina at the centre on 01908 679819 or email Moorlands.ChildrensCentre@milton-keynes.gov.uk.


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Family Halloween Fun

This Half Term families in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to get on the Redways to explore Campbell park and combine using their smartphones with the great outdoors for some family Halloween fun!


Download the ‘Mobile Adventures’ app and complete the game by exploring Campbell Park to find the spooky characters. As you find each Halloween themed character your phone will set your family team challenges and quizzes to gain you points and unlock the location. The top 3 family teams with the highest point’s tallies after half term will receive £100 each in high street vouchers.

Funded through Our MK and MK Public Health in conjunction with the MK Physical Activity Alliance, the game has been coordinated by Leap – the Sport and Activity Partnership for Bucks & MK.

Chris Gregory, Senior Development Manager at Leap, commented:

For any families who were hit or even missed the Pokemon craze, this is the next best thing. Combining family time and outdoor activity by using the fantastic network of Redways to explore Campbell park.

“Perfect for families with children in school years 3 to 6, its also a great way to have some Halloween fun as a family.

The free Mobile Adventures app can be downloaded on Apple and Android mobile devices from their respective app stores. To play the game enter code: 669017711863

It’s important to stay safe and have fun this Half Term, game users are encouraged to travel in groups, play in daylight hours and be aware of their surroundings. The game can be played until the end of November 2016, when the winning teams will be contacted.


Got an idea like this? You could apply for Our MK funding to get your idea off the ground. Deadline for funding is 30th October 2016. Visit www.ourmk.org/competition for more details.



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