MK Share Fair – 16 October

Sunday 16th October between 11am-3pm at Oldbrook Boulevard (MK6 2).

A Share Fair is like a market BUT everything is ABSOLUTELY FREE. A money free zone where everyone is welcome to share and swap, skills, stuff and stories.

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You can find updates about the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mksharefair/ or contact:  csefton@edenproject.com for more information.

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Community Fundraiser for Winter Night Shelter – 15 October

MK People’s Assembly are organising a community fundraising event in aid of Winter Night Shelter in Milton Keynes.

The event will take place on Saturday 15th October outside the Old Bus Station -at the Buszy Skate Park. It will raise funds that are so vital to help maintain the Winter Night Shelter services, particularly as the winter months are fast approaching.

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There will be live music and other entertainment as well as interesting stalls with information about the various community groups and projects in Milton Keynes. More information about the event will follow us – Visit MK People’s Assembly Facebook page for updates or follow them on Twitter: @MKAssembly.

If your group or a project is interested in having a stall, please e-mail: MK Assembly at mkpeoplesassembly@gmail.com.

Winter Night Shelter provides supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the winter months. It works in partnership with several Milton Keynes churches that provide their facilities free of charge and is supported by a large team of volunteers from across the city, who come together to cook nutritious meals and provide a friendly safe environment each evening. Click here to find out more about their work. You can find them on Facebook: @wnsmk.

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MK People’s Assembly is a local group representing The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, a national campaign group against cuts made up of groups and individuals from across the social and political spectrum. Follow them on Twitter: @MKAssembly.

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Come and help raise funds for this important service in Milton Keynes!

 

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6 October: Transition MK Film Night on the ‘Story of Stuff’

The next Transition MK film night is on Thursday 6th October from 7-9pm at Centrecom in CMK.

Two short films will be shown on the theme of ‘The Story of Stuff’ which explores our production and consumption patterns, and exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, calling us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Entry is free but donations are always welcome.

For more information & to book your place, contact Transition MK on transitionmkinfo@gmail.com. To find out more about Transition MK, visit their website here.

Come along to join our discussion and share your views.

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13 October: Information event about Our MK Funding Competition

Get funded to run a project in Milton Keynes!

Our MK, a crowdsourcing website for Milton Keynes, is launching a new funding competition for local citizens. We would like to fund innovative ideas that could improve transport, energy, water, health and environment in our city, and are offering our help and support in developing these into projects.

Our MK is powered by MK:Smart, a city-wide project working to bring MK to the forefront of innovation, technology and data. Our MK now has funding available for your projects that could help MK achieve this.

Our MK are offering awards of up to £5,000 for groups of citizens to develop technology-centred ideas which could have an impact on issues of sustainability around Milton Keynes. In addition to the funding, we can also provide help with technical support and advice on running community projects. Project ideas need to involve some form of digital technology and must be based around the key issues of Energy, Water, Transport, Health and the Environment.

The deadline for the final round of applications is the 30th October 2016.

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If you aren’t sure about your project idea, take a look at the projects we have already funded since the launch of Our MK here and come to our Information Event at Gallery 200 at MK College on Thursday 13th October. To find out more about this free event and to book your place, click here.

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Follow updates about the competition and the MK:Smart project on social media: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ourmk / @MKSmartProject. Find out more on our project page here.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca at rebecca@communityactionmk.org.

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5 October: MK Volunteers Awards 2016 & Our AGM

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We are delighted to let you know the names of the volunteers that have been nominated for MK Volunteers Awards. As you can see the ‘Longevity’ category has been very popular! Click here to find out more about the awards and the different categories.

Please join us at our AGM on 5th October which will feature the MK Volunteer Awards Ceremony, during which winners will be announced. Click here to book your place.

Here are the nominees:

Diversity

  • Padma Cheriyan, the Royal National Institute of Blind People and Our MK
  • Tariq Raja, Community Action: MK

Sports & Activities

  • Jo Millington-Wallace, MK Snap
  • Christine O’Brien, Sew ‘n’ Sews
  • Chrispina Odunewu, Kids Run Free (2 nominations)

Trusteeship

  • Christopher Parsons, Potential Plus UK (2 nominations)
  • Andy Clark, The National Museum of Computing
  • John Wallace, St. Francis’ Children’s Society
  • Hilarie Bowman, Transition MK
  • Chris Bridgman, The Old Bath House Community Centre

Young Persons

  • Sean Phillips, Ride High
  • Holly Knox, MK Foodbank
  • William Hammond, The National Museum of Computing

Longevity

  • Angie Taylor, Relate MK
  • Jean Cooper, The Stables Theatre Limited
  • Eric Kightley, Food Bank Milton Keynes
  • Yasmin Smyth, Dogs for Good (formerly Dogs for the Disabled)
  • Heather Leask, Swan Credit Union/MK Community Bank
  • Brian Aldous, The National Museum of Computing
  • Liz Rabone, Carers MK
  • MK Gallery Volunteer Team, MK Gallery
  • Sue Anderson, MK Snap
  • Sandy Cluff, MK Snap
  • Cicely Cooper, Milton Keynes Mencap
  • Albert Wilson, The Scout Association
  • Ron Ellis, Tinkers Bridge Residents’ Association
  • Dewi Griffith, MacIntyre, MK Lifelong Learning
  • Peter Hughes, MK LetNet (and other causes)

Innovation

  • Michael Sheppard, Transition MK, Foodbank MK, Our MK
  • Ziyenge Nhamburo, Our MK
  • Ros McFadden, Our MK
  • Paul Johnson, Netherfield Local Conversation Steering Group

We would like to thank all of the organisations and individuals who took time to nominate volunteers. Congratulations to all of the nominated volunteers – we loved finding out about the amazing things that you do in Milton Keynes! Good luck and we hope to see you all on 5th October!

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Workshop: Engaging with hard-to-reach communities

Workshop for Residents Association Network:

Community Action: MK have teamed up with Your MK team at Milton Keynes Council to deliver a workshop for local residents associations about ways of engaging with hard to reach communities.

This interactive session will help you to:

  • build on what you know already
  • identify the benefits you want to gain from engaging hard-to-reach groups
  • explore definitions of hard-to-reach
  • discover what works best and what’s possible in terms of engagement
  • identify what actions you will take to engage groups

The workshop will take place on Thursday 29th September between 7-8.30pm – at the Civic Offices.

Click here for more details and to sign up via Eventbrite.

This workshop is being delivered in collaboration between Community Action: MK and Your MK.

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