behalf of the policing team in Milton Keynes, I want to say thank you for your
support during these challenging times and for following the guidelines set out
by the government to help save lives.
appreciate that these are unsettling times and protecting our communities is
still our priority. On top of ensuring residents are adhering to the
regulations in place, we are still responding to emergency calls that come in
and helping those in need.
are a large number of charities and organisations within Milton Keynes who are
still operating to ensure help and support is available to anyone who needs it
and I wanted to share their details with you:
Food Bank Xtra – 01908
Offering food parcels to residents who require assistance
supporting those struggling with mental health issues making sure no one has to
face a mental health problem alone.
Our local contact for Milton Keynes is Victoria who you can talk to over the
phone on 07842 405045 or over email at Victoria.Sharp@mind-blmk.org.uk
MKFM have collated a list of local community
groups supporting each other through the crisis, which can be found at
To help reduce your chances of
becoming a victim of car crime the following advice is provided.
all items from the vehicle
criminals are opportunists – they take what they can, when they see it. If a
vehicle looks empty, the chances are they may leave it alone.
Don’t make life easy for criminals by leaving any items on
display. Either take your property with you when you get out of the vehicle or
keep items locked in the boot out of sight. Even things like an old coat, sunglasses
or loose change can be a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’ – they
steal first and think about value later.
have a portable Sat Nav or dashcam remove it when not in use and also remove
the cradle and wipe off any sucker marks as they are an indicator that the
device itself may still be in the car. A criminal will happily smash a window
Leave your empty glove box and
centre console open so that it can be seen that there is nothing to steal.
doors and close windows
left unlocked or with windows open is an invitation to a thief, so don’t leave
your vehicle insecure – even for ‘just a second’ for example while you pay for
petrol or use a cash point. It can be enough time for a thief to make off with
any possessions left inside.
should never leave your vehicle with the keys in the ignition. This includes
when loading or unloading shopping or leaving the engine running to ‘warm up’
on cold mornings. It literally only
takes a couple of seconds for a thief to jump in and steal your vehicle!
Leaving the keys in the ignition could also invalidate your insurance.
have a garage – use it! Always lock the garage and the vehicle. If you don’t
have a garage always try to park in a well lit open place in public view.
possible use secure car parks displaying the Park MarkTM sign. For
details on the Park MarkTM scheme go on line to www.parkmark.co.uk
further advice and information on securing your vehicle visit the Thames Valley
Police web site at www.thamesvalley.police.uk
Community Centre is available to hire for parties, baby showers, and all
special occasions. Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council residents who hire
the hall are entitled to reduced charges (must provide proof of address to qualify).
Main hall holds
up to 50 people standing or 30 seated.
main hall to outdoor patio.
and baby changing room
Mainly Saturdays, Friday evenings and Sunday evenings.
To hire the
centre, email Natasha Cheriyan, Premises Assistant for Loughton & Great
Holm Parish Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07895 596398. We need
your full name, address, contact phone number, date & time required, type
of event and numbers attending. We look forward to hearing from you.