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Community Support Group is run by each housing grid in MK having a coordinator and then volunteers that live in that grid then distribute these leaflets with contact details. The leaflets can be used in windows to identify someone that needs help and contact phone numbers are printed on the back. Safeguarding for the residents volunteers etc are in place. If you would like more information please click https://mk19cv.wordpress.com/

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Please stay safe, and follow the government guidelines:

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stay safe everyone, and please follow government advice:

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home


These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

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On 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.

I 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.

There 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 565852

Offering food parcels to residents who require assistance

ARC-MK Addiction Recovery Community – 01908 250730 www.cnwl.nhs.uk

Offering help and support surrounding addiction

DAFS – Drug and Alcohol Family Support – 07598 346244  dafsmk@mail.com

Supporting family members across Milton Keynes affected by addiction 

MKACT – helpline 0344 375 4307

Milton Keynes local service supporting victims of domestic abuse

National Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hours) 0808 2000 247 www.ndvc.org.uk

The national 24 hour helpline supporting victims of domestic abuse around the clock during COVID 19.

Age UK Milton Keynes – 01908 550700

Age UK are still supporting people locally, give them a call for more information on their services.

MIND Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes, www.mind-blmk.org.uk

National charity 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

www.mkfm.com/news/local-news/local-responses-to-covid-19-what-is-happening-i

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MK Emergency Appeal launched by MK Council and MK Community Foundation.

Support vulnerable people through the coronavirus outbreak. To donate, visit https://mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/mk-emergency-appeal… Community groups looking for funding should visit https://mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/mk-emergency-appeal-criteria… or call 01908 690276

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CAR CRIME ADVICE

To help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of car crime the following advice is provided.

Remove all items from the vehicle

Most 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.

If you 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 to check!

Leave your empty glove box and centre console open so that it can be seen that there is nothing to steal.

Lock doors and close windows

A vehicle 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.

You 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.

If you 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.

If 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  

For further advice and information on securing your vehicle visit the Thames Valley Police web site at www.thamesvalley.police.uk   

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GREAT HOLM COMMUNITY CENTRE

GREAT HOLM COMMUNITY CENTRE

Great Holm 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.

Access from main hall to outdoor patio.

Additional small hall.

Fully equipped kitchen

Disabled toilet and baby changing room

Availability: Mainly Saturdays, Friday evenings and Sunday evenings.

To hire the centre, email Natasha Cheriyan, Premises Assistant for Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council at: premises.assistant@loughtonandgreatholm-pc.gov.uk 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.

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Opening event for the Pavilion, Loughton


Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council are pleased to announce the official opening of the Grumpy Cook Café at the Pavilion, Linceslade Grove, Loughton

12.00 noon on Tuesday 13th August

Following an extensive refurbishment, the new café at the Pavilion, Linceslade Grove, Loughton will be formally opened by the Chair of Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council, Councillor Peter Todd

MKPA free play session from 2.00pm -4.30pm

One free tea or coffee on production of a residents-only leaflet all day

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Free MKPA play session summer 2019

FREE Play Sessions for Summer 2019


The Parish Council is funding free play sessions, organised by Milton Keynes Play Association during the summer holidays.

No need to book – just turn up and enjoy the fun.

Venue: Loughton sports ground
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 23 & 30thJuly, 6,13, 20, & 27th August
Times: 2.00-4.30pm

Venue: Playing field, Great Holm Community Centre
Day: Friday
Dates: 26thJuly, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th August
Times: 10.00am-12.30pm

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Neighbourhood Action Group – Litter Pick 29/06/19

     Join in to help clean up our area on:

Saturday 29th June 2019  between 10am to 12pm

Two groups will be litter-picking. Come and join us at either the Great Holm Community Centre car park or Loughton Sports Pavilion car park.

Litter picks, gloves, vest & bags supplied. Just turn up, weather permitting.

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