Author Archives: Philip Compton

Please see below for the bus service poster from Milton Keynes Council:

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Road closure – Ashpole Furlong – 20 January 9:30am to 12:30pm

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Please see updated Milton Keynes Council public information poster – it includes taking rubbish home:

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See MKC green waste announcement:

click here to link to MKC page

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H6 Childs Way gap closure (Knowl Gate/Ashpole Furlong)

Re: H6 Childs Way gap closures (Knowl Gate/Ashpole Furlong, Loughton)

MKC will be carrying out works to close the gaps from H6 Childs Way into Ashpole Furlong and Knowl Gate, Loughton from 4 January 2021. The works should take around eight weeks to complete and will be carried out by Ringway.

This is to improve road safety here due to the high number of accidents that have occurred at these locations on the H6 Childs Way.

The works will take place from 9:30am until 4:30pm Monday to Friday on a section of H6 Childs Way between V4 Watling Street and V6 Grafton Street.

To provide a safe working area it will be necessary to:

  • Close one lane (24 hour) on both sides of the H6 Childs Way
  • Temporarily close Ashpole Furlong and Knowl Gate to finish off work (late Jan/early Feb)

All road works, road closures and diversions for MK can be viewed online at one.network

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Road Closure – Ashpole Furlong on 23rd Dec

Ashpole FurlongLoughton23rd December 202012:30pm4:30pm
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Vaccination centres in January 2021 in central MK (and linked road closures):

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Theft of catalytic converters – notice from TVP (Thames Valley Police)

Thames Valley Police is urging owners of vehicles to take additional security measures following an increasing number of thefts of catalytic converters. Cars particularly targeted recently have been Honda Jazz, Honda Civic, Honda CRV, Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus RX400.

In many cases, offenders use car jacks to lift the vehicle and are able to remove the catalytic converter in a matter of minutes. 

The following advice is provided for all vehicle owners.

Defensive Parking – Where possible park in your garage. If not try to park next to a high curb or other area that restricts access underneath your vehicle on the side where the exhaust is fitted. If possible park in a well lit area or consider security lighting. When parking in a car park avoid parking at the end of a row if possible to make access more difficult for offenders.

CCTV – Consider installing a CCTV system to cover your vehicle as a deterrent.

Welded Bolts – If your catalytic converter is a “bolt on” it is possible to have the bolts welded shut.

Catalytic Converter Protective Sleeves/clamps – Consider fitting a specialist protective cover or clamp to your vehicle to make life more difficult for an offender. Contact your vehicle dealership for options.

Alarm System – Consider fitting a specific catalytic converter alarm to warn of any tamper attempts. Some alarms can send a text message to your phone and activate a siren and flashing lights. If possible choose a Thatcham approved product www.thatcham.org Some alarms can also provide lift and tilt detection which offer effective protection.

Identify/etch your converter Consider permanently marking your catalytic converter to make it less desirable for criminals to steal and sell on.  The RetainaGroup offer a kit consisting of a virtually indestructible sticker, metal marking fluid and a window sticker (to warn thieves that the catalytic converter carries an identification mark). Each mark contains a seven digit code and a 24 hour telephone number for the International Security Register who store the code against vehicle details. A catalytic marking kit can be ordered from the following secure link: www.retainagroup.com or by phoning 01233 333000.

There is also further crime prevention advice on the Thames Valley Police website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk

If you have any information on crime, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or Thames Valley Police on 101. For a crime in progress please call 999 immediately.

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Milton Keynes Council road closures for vaccination centre at Saxon Court:

For further information click here

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Road Closure in MKC for the vaccination centre at Saxon Court:

to view details click here

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