FREE Football Event on Lakes Estate – this Saturday!


Football Event in Lakes Estate organised as part of the Connecting Communities Project, with help from the local residents and groups!

Football taster sessions with a chance to try ‘crab’ football and walking football as well as ‘normal’ football. Playing surface is 3rd generation astroturf, so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Bibs, Balls, and officials are all provided, but please bring water bottle if required.


Saturday 15th October – football sessions running from 11am – 1pm. Registration open from 10.45am.


Sir Herbert Leon Academy Leisure Centre, Fern Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 3HQ. Directions here.

How much?

FREE for anyone filling in a 5 minute questionnaire: Otherwise £5 entry fee.

More questions? 

Contact Stewart on: or call: 07908 1541 57.

If you are interested in the Connecting Communities project on Lakes Estate and Newton Leys, particularly if you live on either of the estates, Stewart would love to hear from you! There are lots of volunteering opportunities and you can claim rewards (volunteer credits) through the Physical Activity Volunteering project.

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New project on Lakes Estate & Newton Leys: join local Steering Group!

We have recently started working with Youth Sport Trust on a new project, funded by People’s Health Trust, that is dedicated to working towards health quality and promoting healthy physical activities. The project aims to engage with residents, young people in particular, who live on Lakes Estate and Newton Leys.


If you live on Lakes Estate or in Newton Leys and would like to become part of the Local People Steering Group, please contact Stewart on: or phone him on 07908154157.

You can join the next meeting of the Steering Group which is on Tuesday 11th October at Sir Herbert Leon’s Academy at 6pm (Please come to Leisure Centre reception). Click here for directions.

Follow the project on Twitter: @LP_MiltonKeynes








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Calling all groups! Healthwatch want to hear your views

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Calling all groups! Healthwatch are keen to hear your feedback good or bad about local health and care services.

They record and analyse this information and look for trends – where services are good and where they need to improve. They pass this information to the services, and work with organisations that design and run these services to help them change things for the better.

Healthwatch would be happy to visit your group to inform your members about Healthwatch and gather any feedback they may have.

Please call Cindy to book your slot.

Cindy Shilton – Community Engagement Officer, Healthwatch Milton Keynes.

01908 266696

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Healthcare Review Update from Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group

The Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) issued an update on the Bedfordshire-Milton Keynes Healthcare Review on March 27th 2015.

The MK CCG have already designed and commissioned outpatient clinics providing Nurse Specialists, GPs with specialist interests and/or Consultants as clinical leads, to meet the need for care to be delivered closer to home. These are being hosted and piloted within some GP practices. This has meant that, instead of being referred by a GP to hospital or specialist care, patients in these areas who do not need to be admitted into hospital for their treatment (outpatients) could possibly be treated in a community setting.

The MK CCG’s current phase of work will be to explore, in detail, the clinical and financial implications of possible future ways of providing the healthcare services that our population will need, based around Children & Maternity services, Urgent Care, and Frail/Elderly Care. This phase is being carried out by a clinical working group and a financial working group who will ensure that all options presented to the public are both clinically and financially sustainable

For more information about the Healthcare Review, please visit

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