Volunteering opportunities with On The Verge!

Involving residents in sharing their experience of living  in Milton Keynes

Organised by On The Verge, the ‘iRemember’ events organised as part of the ‘Connecting people, connecting places’ project will collect people’s memories about Central Milton Keynes, to celebrate the city’s 50th birthday next year.

The project offers opportunities to get involved by sharing your personal memories of living in Milton Keynes and to volunteer at the iRemember events.

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For more information, visit: http://ontheverge.org.uk.

You can also follow the project on Twitter: @OnTheVergeMK

and on Facebook: @OnTheVergeMK


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Share your views…

18-30’s Community Involvement Survey


Are you 18-30 years old? Do you live in Milton Keynes? If so, we would love to find out about your attitude towards and perceptions of community involvement. We are particularly  interested to find out about young people’s motivations and barriers to community engagement. Please help us by completing the short survey below.

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Thank you!

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New Communities Project

Community Action: MK runs a Community Development project across MK’s Expansion Areas. These areas include:

  • Broughton Gate and Brooklands (known as the Eastern Expansion Area)
  • Fairfields and Whitehouse (known as the Western Expansion Area)
  • Kingsmead South and Tattenhoe Park
  • Strategic Land Allocation

The aim of this project is to build strong and sustainable communities in MK’s newest areas, and encourage people to take a more active role in their community, whether it be through attending or running activities, volunteering or having a say in local decisions.

We have published a short summary to give you a flavour of some of the exciting activities and achievements for these areas which is available to download.

If you would like to find out more about our New Communities project, please contact Hannah M or visit our website.


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Want to be a Conniburrow Community Champion?

Free training & paid work opportunity in Conniburrow

Do you live in Conniburrow? Do you love engaging with people in your neighbourhood? Are you passionate about your local community?  If so, this might be the opportunity for you! Contact Hannah at hannahfc@communityactionmk.org to find out more about how to apply.


This opportunity is offered in partnership with Big Local Conniburrow.

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Water Monitor Trial to run in Broughton Gate

The MK:Smart project will be inviting householders in Broughton Gate to participate in a trial of a new website that will allow them see their weekly water consumption and provide lots of tips on how they can reduce their water use. The trial will start in the early summer and will run until the end of the year.

More information about the trial is available on the MK:Smart website.

We need your support: Come along to a workshop to find out more about the trial, sign up yourself or find out ways you can help others sign up to monitor their water use.


Aims of the workshop:

  • For MK:Smart Water Workpackage to meet local people from in or around the Broughton Gate area, and to share water monitor trial plans and objectives with them.
  • To explore ways in which local people can support the water monitor trial.

Community Action: MK will be running this workshop with their partners from HR Wallingford.

You can sign up to come along

Yummy refreshments will be available from 5pm to start at 5.15pm.

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Kingston Library needs volunteers

Come along for a community tea, coffee & cake at Kingston Library on the 15th or 17th March to find out more about great volunteering opportunities as part of the new Friends of Kingston Library Group.

Anyone interested in volunteering welcome. Yummy refreshments will be provided!

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Cinema tickets will be awarded to the most dedicated volunteers!

If you have any questions, e-mail Hannah at hannahf@communityactionmk.org.

Community Action: MK is supporting this initiative through the Communities Can project.


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Parents group set up to support Hummingbirds Children’s Centre

hummingbird-150067_640We have been supporting a group to develop, Parents of Hummingbirds, that will support and influence the running of Hummingbirds Children’s Centre in Broughton.

The main aim of the group is to raise funds for the Children’s Centre through events and activities and once more established, will be able to raise funds through funding applications to support the work of the Centre. The members of this group may also be able to help influence their local service, making the service the best it can be for the local community.

Community Action: MK have been supporting the group through the Communities Can project (part of MK Councils Community and Cultural Services Review). We have been helping the group develop their ideas, gain new skills and confidence and have been recording their thoughts along with others to feed into the Council’s review. We have also been able to link this group to other ongoing local support offered by Community Action: MK’s Expansion Area Community Mobiliser and Support & Development team.

We supported the group’s Christmas event for fundraising where they were able to raise £165.00 and since then have given advice on setting up/formalising a group, promoting their events, and about available relevant training. This has helped them develop their ideas for the upcoming table top sale being arranged later this month.

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