Author Archives: Philip Compton

Halloween Trail:


Reminder – Community drop-in at the Grumpy cook cafe in Loughton at 10:30am tomorrow morning


Coffee mornings are re-starting, refreshments sponsored by the Parish Council; an opportunity to meet members and staff of the Parish Council. Next one is Tuesday 05th October at 10:30am


Milton Keynes Council are working on replacing some street signs in the ward

To see the list, click here:


Community Drop-in/coffee mornings will be held at the Loughton Pavilion, Grumpy Cook Cafe, first Tuesday of the month – so next one is Tuesday 05th October, at 10:30am

Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council

Community Drop-in

Day:     First Tuesday of every month

Time:   10:30am-11.30am

Venue: Grumpy Cook Café, Pavilion, Loughton

Refreshments are free. 

Come and meet neighbours and Councillors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to meeting you.              


Information Board on The Green in Loughton

The Parish Council has reinstated the Loughton Information Board on The Green, to broadly what was the original format, before it was vandalised. Provides some interesting reading material into the extremely long history of the area.


Rather parochial news but… the hedges at the Community Centre have been cut! And so the Centre is looking smart.

There are still some weekday evenings free – interested parties please contact the Clerk via email:


Heritage Open Days in Milton Keynes

See below from Living Archive:

Milton Keynes welcomes Heritage Open Days again this September!

Taking place over ten days from Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September, there is something for everyone this year as MK celebrates its fascinating heritage with a packed programme of over 150 guided walks, historic talks, cycle rides, workshops, craft events, open days, exhibitions and performances – all completely free to attend.

Key attractions opening their doors for free include Milton Keynes Museum, MK Gallery, Great Linford Manor Park, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, The Stables Theatre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney.

Cllr Robin Bradburn, MKC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture said: “Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, it’s amazing that once again Heritage Open Days organisations have come together to provide a fantastic number and quality of events during September, on a variety of heritage and cultural themes.  This flagship heritage event really puts Milton Keynes on the map nationally and will provide exciting and safe activities that everyone can get involved with.

This year’s theme is Edible England and you will find plenty of opportunities get out and about and enjoy some fresh air whilst searching for edible plants on forgaing walks across Milton Keynes. Come to the Old School House in Wolverton to enjoy Foodie Forest School and Hedgehog High Tea, sample  the famous Buckinghamshire Clanger at the Old Bath House, head over to MK Museum for the annual Beer Festival or tuck in to a cream tea as you listen to the sounds of Milton Keynes Brass.

Once again there are online activities as well as plenty of self-guided walks and trails to keep you busy.

Please keep checking the Living Archive website and our social media to keep in touch with any updates to the events, as Heritage Open Days will be subject to any government guidelines that are in place at the time.





Contact: Rachel Chapman

Living Archive MK


Benches in commemoration to the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Parish Council has agreed to install one bench in Great Holm, at the top of the Green overlooking Lodge Lake, and a bench and an oak tree on the grass patch where Leys Road meets School Lane in Loughton, by the Brook.

Both benches will be ornate metal in design, with a plaque explaining the benches are in commemoration of the life and work of HRD the Duke of Edinburgh. As well as being a form of commemoration, the Parish Council hopes that the benches will also provide a suitable stopping place where residents or passers-by can rest and enjoy the respective views of the two locations in the Parish.

For enquiries please contact the Clerk on: 07591 236 263 or email me on:


Solar panels survey for the roof of the Community Centre in Great Holm:

Please click here to provide your opinion on the Parish Council installing solar panels on the roof of the Community Centre in Great Holm.