DATE CHANGE: FREE Zumba activities in Lakes Estate – Wednesdays 5.45PM

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

The classes will be taking place every Wednesday 5.45-6.45PM at Lakes Estate Community Centre.

To find out more, contact Stewart on stewart@communityactionmk.org.

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Follow the project on Twitter:

@LP_MiltonKeynes

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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 stewart@communityactionmk.org.

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Follow the project on Twitter:

@LP_MiltonKeynes

 

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Keep Active MK: lots of sport activities available

Keep Active MK – a new useful resource on physical activities available in Milton Keynes

Click here to find out more about Keep Active MK and the relevant initiatives that are currently running. Keep Active MK has been supported with funding from the MK Community Foundation.

For more information contact our Sport Development Manager on 07818 513744 or email chris.bryden@miltonkeynesleisure.co.uk.

After School Junior Programme

At term-time programme of activities, which restarts on Monday 9th January 2017 at Bletchley Leisure Centre. Includes Football with MKDonsSETSmash Up! Badminton, Basketball and DogeballStreet Golf and Indoor Tennis with MK Tennis.

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Junior Trampolining

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Netball

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If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bryden on 07818 513744 or email chris.bryden@miltonkeynesleisure.co.uk.

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23 November: Living Streets Project – Information Drop In

A new project aiming to bring Milton Keynes’ streets alive

Come along to the Milton Keynes Civic Office this Wednesday to chat to members of the Sustainability Team at MK Council and find out more about the new Living Streets community project, and how your  street (neighbourhood) or a community group could get involved.

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The Living Streets project is a real life experiment where residents temporarily transform part of their street into a community space. This community space will have room for families to socialise and play, to grow food and flowers, create street furniture for relaxing and sharing meals and develop recreational activities such as keep fit, storytelling and fund raising activities. Road traffic will be restricted to make the street safer, improve air quality and encourage consideration of sustainable transport options and new ways for car sharing and grocery shopping in collaboration with neighbours.

Want to find out more about the project? Read the FAQs here.

If you are interested in the project, but can’t attend the Drop In, contact the Sustainability Team on carbon@milton-keynes.gov.uk .

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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’.

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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:

www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/public-health/5-ways-to-wellbeing-mk

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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4 November: Energy Advice Drop-In at Moorlands Centre in Beanhill

Friday 4th November – 10am-12pm: Moorlands Children’s and Community Centre. 

We have teamed up with The National Energy Foundation to promote their new Keeping Kids Cosy programme and our CAPE project at the weekly coffee morning at Moorlands Centre in Beanhill. If you live in the Woughton area, come along on the 4th November to get useful tips and advice related to your energy use, and to find out more about the concept of community-owned energy, such as the Milton Keynes-based, Wolverton Community Energy.

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Just some the CAPE project tools will make data available to citizens in Milton Keynes, which will help determine what solar potential there is for certain areas in the city (and more!). See below the solar potential map for CMK (satellite view).

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Wolverton Community Energy has been running for over a year, with solar installations completed at various sites across Milton Keynes, including in Kiln Farm and Camphill Communities. Find out more about how the project works (and how you can get involved) here.wceFor more information, contact Anna at: anna@communityactionmk.org.

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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!

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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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