Our Work in Communities: Road Crossings on the V4

The next chapter of the V4 unfolds

Following the Delegated Decision made by Councillor Gowans on 30th January for road crossings to be put on the V4 by Fairfields and on the H4 by Whitehouse, the decision was called in by two Councillors on the grounds that underpasses were not being planned at all the road crossing points for the WEA.
As there are currently no safe road crossings in and out of the Western Expansion Area and many residents have to cross the grid roads (often with children), we advocated for the installation of emergency crossings.  The Councillors have now undergone mediation and have reached an agreement which includes:
  1. Putting crossings on the V4 by Fairfields and a crossing at J24 on the H4.
  2. A report on the grid road safety and Borough wide financing for underpasses, should they deem necessary at various locations.
  3. A further delegated report will be towards the end of March regarding the underpass at J25.

WEA development map DEC 2015-1

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Premises & Property – Peer Learning for Charities and Voluntary Groups


Wednesday 21st March, 10am-12noon

We know that finding suitable venues, premises and sustainable property options can be a real headache for many groups. But we also know of plenty of success stories and creative approaches being used to overcome these problems!

Come and share your story, tips and frustrations with others in the sector. Hear about challenges and opportunities and network with colleagues.

Refreshments provided.

Please RSVP.

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Our Work: Renaissance CMK Drop Ins

Banner_Renaissance CMK Drop In Tuesday 6 March

Community Action: MK are holding two informal drop in sessions on Tuesday 6th March where you can find out more about the Renaissance CMK project, one of the Big 6 projects that form MK Futures 2050.

This will be your opportunity to find out about the project from MK Council as well as to feed in your ideas and thoughts.

There will be 2 drop in sessions in the downstairs reception area of Acorn House, 11:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00.

Read more about this project and the work of MK Futures 2050.

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Our Work: Netherfield Young Conversations

Around 80 children and 30 adults attended the half term session organised by the Netherfield Local Conversations Steering Group with support from Community Action: MK and WCC.

Bouncy castles, face painting and badge making were some of the activities on offer.

The steering group hoped that the event would attract more young people and adults to volunteer their time and ideas/suggestions to the project, which accesses a grant from the People’s Health Trust, in order to to action resident led priorities on the estate.

Hester Gallen, Community Action: MK’s Development Officer said, “this was a really great event which brought young people together and got them talking about what they would like to see happen in Netherfield. We’re excited to start a new session plan to really involve young people in taking social action.”

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Carers MK


Young Carers Service Manager

Are you passionate about helping young carers get the support they need to flourish and reach their potential?

Leading a team of twenty staff  supporting over a thousand young carers across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, as Young Carers Service Manager your vision and management skills will help to take this growing service forward.

As a member of the Senior Management Team reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will also help to shape the future of Carers Milton Keynes and Carers Bucks.

Application packs can be found at www.carersmiltonkeynes.org

Applications to be returned to mail@carersbucks.org or Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8HT.

Closing date for applications: 5.00 pm on 28/2/18.

Interviews will take place on 8/3/18.

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