At term-time programme of activities, which restarts on Monday 9th January 2017 at Bletchley Leisure Centre. Includes Football with MKDonsSET; Smash Up! Badminton, Basketball and Dogeball; Street Golf and Indoor Tennis with MK Tennis.
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 Streetscommunity project, and how your street (neighbourhood) or a community group could get involved.
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.
For the month of November the #HealthyM Campaign led by the MK Public Healthteam 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 5Waysinto your life visit:
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.
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).
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.For more information, contact Anna at: email@example.com.
This Half Term families in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to get on theRedways to explore Campbell park and combine using their smartphones with the great outdoors for some family Halloween fun!
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.