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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.


Solar Panels survey for the Pavilion roof in Loughton:

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Solar panels on Parish Council buildings:

The Parish Council is applying for funding in order to install solar panels on the Pavilion in Loughton and the Community Centre in Great Holm. For further information or if residents have any queries please contact the Clerk:, or telephone: 0759 123 6263


The Parish Council is sponsoring free basketball sessions this summer – see poster for times where these happen at the basketball hoop in Great Holm:


For those interested in tracing the Parish’s medieval roots, see plan below:

From: ‘The Changing Landscape of Milton Keynes’ Croft & Mynard, 1993


Sponsored by the Parish Council – MK Play Association sessions throughout the summer:


Sponsored by the Parish Council – free football training sessions for children this summer in Loughton on the playing fields:


Parking measures in Loughton public consultation:

Please click on the links below to view the proposed parking measures for Loughton:

notice of proposal

statement of reasons

residents permit parking order

permit parking boundary map