FREE Zumba classes: Lakes Estate & Newton Leys

This free activity is offered to residents of Lakes Estate and Newton Leys as part of our Local People project.

Every Thursday 6-7PM at Lakes Estate Community Centre.

To find out more, contact Stewart on


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#HealthyMK: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

The latest update from #HealthyMK campaign 

For the month of November the #HealthyM Campaign led by the MK Public Health team at MK Council have launched Five Ways to Wellbeing, providing ideas, tips and support to achieve a healthy wellbeing.

Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life. Look out for monthly info to ‘Keep Learning’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Connect’, ‘Be Active’ and ‘Give’.


Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in a local community. Building these connections will support and enrich your every day.

For more information or to find out how you can incorporate 5Ways into your life visit:

Make a pledge to yourself and do something positive for your own wellbeing!

For Images, Tweets & Logos click MK Public Health & please share with all and sundry!

Follow the campaign on Twitter: #HealthyMK!

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Milton Keynes Reiki Support looking for new premises

Milton Keynes Reiki Support group is a registered charity offering monthly Reiki sessions to anyone who needs it on a donation basis. The group has been running for over 10 years but are now looking for new premises to hold their monthly sessions.

If anyone knows of any space that they could use, please get in touch with Sue Knight on 07984 466452 or by e-mail: Ideally they are looking two rooms – one as a treatment room and one for waiting plus somewhere to store equipment (couches etc).

Volunteers for the sessions are also welcome – anyone Reiki qualified level 1 or above please contact Sue on the details above.


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Fuel Poverty:’Keeping Kids Cosy’

A new project helping to fight fuel poverty in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

The National Energy Foundation has launched a new project, designed to help families with young children who are struggling with fuel poverty.

The scheme will run until the 31 August 2017 and will include advice and guidance on reducing energy bills, and heating a household affordably and efficiently. It will also provide advice and help with switching energy tariff or supplier, and it will offer small grants for energy efficiency measures such as draught-proofing, thermostatic radiator valves or LED lightbulbs (and more).



Visit the National Energy Foundation website to find out more or contact the Affordable Warmth Helpline on 0800 107 0044 or at


If you are interested in energy issues and in renewable and community energy projects in particular, visit our page about the CAPE, Community Action Platform for Energy project here.

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Be Active – Help Out – Get Rewarded!

New project is rewarding volunteers for getting themselves and their communities more active in Milton Keynes.

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A project, being run as a pilot by Community Action: MK in association with the Milton Keynes Physical Activity Alliance, is recruiting the people of Milton Keynes to become volunteers in Physical Activity related roles. Every volunteer that gets involved in the selected roles will be rewarded with monthly credits that will offer them a free session for leisure activities across the city, including at 1Life, MK Leisure, and Fitness First facilities. Interested? Here is just a few examples of the types of things you could get involved with:

  • Health Walks Leaders with Milton Keynes Council

  • Cycle Ride Leader with British Cycling

  • Swimming Lessons Assistant with Stantonbury Arts & Leisure

Specialist training will be provided in some of theses roles, and you could make a real difference to the health of the city, so take a look at these and many more available at:

This work has been supported by funding from MK Community Foundation and Public Health, Milton Keynes Council, and donations from 1Life, MK Leisure and Fitness First.


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Cycle Ride Leader Training

Interested in cycling? Want to keep fit? Want to support others to get cycling? Then this could be the opportunity for you…

You could get qualified in British Cycling Ride Leadership Award Level 1, and help to lead cycle rides across Milton Keynes.

Click here for more information about the course.

Ride Leader training courses have been confirmed on the following dates and times:

  • 26th November 2016 from 8.45am-5.30pm
  • 28th January 2017 from 8.45am-5.30pm

Bookings are being taken now. To sign up to this course email

Places are limited to 10 per course so we recommend contacting us asap to confirm a place.

The course will most likely be based at the Civic Centre (1 Saxon Gate) but this is to be confirmed, it will be in Central MK.

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