Capion Walk redway footbridge deck refurbishment

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Where Is It?

Capian Walk footbridge is located to the West of Milton Keynes spanning the H4 Dansteed Way. It Carries the redway/footpath between Two Mile Ash and Great Holm and is a busy thoroughfare especially for school pupils of all ages. We therefore see the necessity for carrying out our work to this bridge when it is least used in the school summer holidays. We realise that this may cause an inconvenience for residents and other users but the works a necessity to extend the useful life of the bridge.

What Work is Being Done?

This footbridge is the last of its kind in Milton Keynes fully surfaced with concrete slabs. Many of the slabs on the deck are now missing and patches of asphalt have been used in an effort to fill the spaces where they have cracked and broken over the years. Continual maintenance of individual slabs has become time consuming and not very cost effective so it is now time for an upgrade. The works will include resurfacing, the spalling brickwork rendered, soakaway drainage renewed, bridge expansion joints will be replaced and repairs carried out to the Southernmost pier.

There will be no work done to the ramps or steps at this time.

How Will it Affect Me?

The bridge will be closed to pedestrians for 6 weeks starting 23rd July 2018 There will be no access for pedestrians down the ramps and the bus stops will be suspended. There will be no restriction to traffic using the H4 Dansteed way unless it is deemed necessary to narrow the carriageway for short periods to manoeuvre machinery or materials. We intend to utilise 3 parking spaces closest to the bridge on the Great Holme side of the bridge and this will serve as access for deliveries and machinery. You will see the bus stops cordoned off to prevent any unintentional dropping off of passengers beneath the bridge.

For more information regarding the project please contact:

John Kimberley
Milton Keynes Council
Senior Engineer – Bridges & Highway Structures
Synergy Park
Bleak Hall
Milton Keynes MK6 1LY
T: 01908 252603
E: john.kimberley@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Picnic on the Green – Great Holm

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Picnic on the Green Event

On Saturday 21st July from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At Lakeview Village Green
Chawton Crescent, Great Holm

Bring a picnic and join the fun on the Green

BOUNCY CASTLE
(weather permitting)
CRAFT TENT
TUG-OF WAR

Thames Valley Police will offer a  bike register security marking service

 

 

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Robin’s Children Centre Celebration

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The Robins Children Centre is having a 10th Birthday celebration Saturday 14/07/18 10-1pm .

Please join them on and click on the link for details. Robins Centre Poster

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Survey for Station Square MK by MKDP

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Milton Keynes Development Partnership’s role is to develop its portfolio of land assets for the benefit of the people who live and work in the city.
They are looking at ways in which the area around Station Square in front of Milton Keynes Central rail station, one of the sites that MKDP owns, could be improved. So they want to know what the people who live and work in the city think.

To complete a short survey go to www.mkdp.org.uk/station

Please complete this short survey to have your say. The survey closes on 5th August 2018.

 

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Announcement for the Great Holm Community Centre

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 Great Holm Community Centre

Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council are delighted to announce that they are now the proud owners of our Community Centre in Kensington Drive, Great Holm.

The Parish Council is pleased to be able to ensure that the Community Centre continues to be a facility for the residents of Loughton and Great Holm.

Over the coming months the Parish Council will be investing in the Community Centre, refurbishing it to make it a good standard for all the community groups and residents to enjoy.

All the groups who currently use the hall will be able to continue as usual.

We are sorry that we will have to temporarily suspend one off bookings, so we can carry out the refurbishment as quickly as possible and bring in a new booking system. We apologise for any difficulties this will cause you.

Please be patient with us during this transition time.

Enquiries to Bev Field (Parish Clerk) :
Mobile 0759 123 6263
Parish.clerk@loughtonandgreatholm-pc.gov.uk

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Advice to avoid a summer burglary – Thames Valley Police

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Please click on the blue link to see advice on how to avoid a summer burglary.

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Free bike security marking events

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Free Bike Registration and Security Marking Events

Milton Keynes Council’s Cycling Team will be providing free bike register security marking at events across Milton Keynes throughout the summer. We use ‘BikeRegister’ Visible Marking to permanently mark the frame of your bike with a unique BikeRegister ID and add it to the national cycle database. The database is used by every police force in the UK to search for stolen and recovered bikes.

All events are from 12nooon-2pm at the following retailers:

Wednesday 30 May 2018 – GoOutdoors, Rooksley
Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Giant Store, Newport Pagnell
Thursday 14 June 2018 – Stripes Bikes, Woburn Sands
Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 2Pedalz, Olney
Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Chaineys Cycles, Shenley Church End
Wednesday 26 September 2018 – Cycle King, Stony Stratford

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Free play sessions in half-term

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Free MKPA play sessions for half-term.

 

Please click on the link below for details:

 

play session poster

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Himalayan Balsam Bashing at Loughton brook 6th June ’18

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Wednesday 6 June 2018 – Himalayan Balsam bashing Public Volunteering session advertising in the Parks Trust The What’s On Guide page 22 (centre page)

We have split the day into 2 sessions, 10am to 12.30 and 1-3pm

Everyone is invited to help supervise and take part in removing the invasive weed in the Loughton Brook. Meeting off Linceslade Grove and Lucy Lane, Loughton, MK5 8EP.
Parking is difficult, please car share where possible and parking restrictions are in place, so please read the road signs.

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National foster care fortnight

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Listen to the following podcast with Councillor Zoe Nolan  appealing for foster carers for #MiltonKeynes children and young people. We want to keep them close to their family and friends and in our great MK schools. Have you room in your heart and your home to find out more information please visit https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children/fostering

 

https://www.mkfm.com/on-air/podcasts/the-mid-morning-show/episode/its-national-foster-care-fortnight/

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