Author Archives: Philip Compton

Road Closure – A421

Please be advised that Central Bedfordshire Council has requested to close the A421 as part of the A421 dualling scheme.

As you can see from the attached Further Notice the closure is scheduled to start at 8.00pm on Friday 9th October 2020 and will conclude at 6:00am on Monday 12th October 2020.  If works are completed earlier then Central Bedfordshire Council will open up the road sooner.

The alternative route will be the same as the one that was used for the previous closure: – via A421, Bedford Western Bypass, A428, A422, A509, M1 J14, A509, A4146, H6 Childs Way, V11 Tongwell Street and H8 Standing Way (and vice versa)


Loughton Litter Pick Saturday 19 September 2020

          Loughton & Great Holm

      Neighbourhood Action Group


           10am to 12pm

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER   Meet at Loughton Sports Pavilion Car Park

  Litter picks, gloves, vest & bags supplied              

Joining the Great British September Clean – Supported by the Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council & MK Council


nappy news from MKC

follow the link here to do the recycling challenge quiz!

And see below for an MKC article on nappies

Time for a nappy change? Forget terry squares, these days modern washable nappies are close-fitting, easy to use with velcro and poppers, no pins, no soaking and come in beautiful colours and prints. Just flush the poop down the toilet and place the nappies in the washing machine – easy! With an average baby getting through 4,000 disposable nappies, these reusable nappies are great for the environment and are cost effective too. Lockdown has given many of us time to think and reflect about our lives and our impact on the planet. There has been a huge shift away from using disposable nappies in the last few months, with more and more new parents choosing washable cloth nappies, also known as real nappies – so much so that many suppliers have been struggling to keep up with orders! There are four basic types of real nappies: • Pre-folds are flat nappies that need minimal folding before use • Shaped nappies are sewn into position, so no folding is required • Stuffable/pocket nappies consist of a wrap with a built-in pocket where the nappy is inserted • All-in-one nappies have the nappy and wrap sewn together “I decided to use reusable nappies when making a conscious effort to reduce our household waste; I hated the idea of such a huge unnecessary contribution to landfill. I could not believe how beautiful they were with lots of lovely prints; I was also impressed with how slim fitting and absorbent they are.” MK mum Kerry and baby Riley. Visit our webpage to find out more about the cost savings, read MK parents reviews and watch our on-line tutorials to see how to fit and do a real nappy change


road closure – Saxon Street

Saxon Street H7 to H8 SouthboundMilton Keynes24th August 2020 – 26th August 202024 Hourshttps://one

waste collection

Notice about waste collection – Serco have not managed to complete all of the food and garden waste today in Loughton. There are 229 properties across 11 streets who will not have had collections.
Please leave your food and garden waste out as it will be collected tomorrow Saturday 25th July. Please let your neighbours know if you are one of the affected streets, thank you.
Serco’s Regional Director has communicated an interim plan to MK Council which should see a much improved service next week. Serco have apologised for their performance, they recognise they have let the community down this week.


Milton Keynes Council information on rubbish disposal


Road Closure – Kensington Drive in Great Holm

Please be aware there is a temporary road closure order out under Highways Maintenance (Temporary Closure) for Kensington Drive in Great Holm on 8 and 9 June, 9:30 – 4:30


Past editions of the Parish Newsletter

Click the ‘newsletter’ tab under the News dropdown to view previous editions of the Parish Council’s newsletter – happy reading!


Newsletter tab

click the newsletter tab under the ‘News’ dropdown to view historical editions of the Loughton and Great Holm Parish Newsletter – and have fun reading!


Roadworks on Leys Road

Please note there will be roadworks on Leys Road in Loughton on 29 May 2020, for pot-hole maintenance