Capion Way footbridge update 03/09/18

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The Parish Council has been advised by the senior bridge engineer that:

The footbridge was reopened during the course of Friday and the weekend to allow the passage of children through this morning.

After the rain last weekend and the damage received by people crossing the curing surface we were unable to get the surface ready in time to receive the final resin coating. This means that the surface is a little uneven in places for now but is useable. 

A meeting this week with contractors will plan the final surface completion.

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CMK Medical Centre – Flu vaccine and clinic dates

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CMK Medical Centre – New Flu Vaccine and Flu Clinic Dates

There are some important changes to the NHS flu vaccines this winter.

• For eligible patients under 65 years of age the vaccine is called Quadrivalent.
• For patients over 65 years of age there is a new vaccine called Fluad.

Flu vaccinations for adults are free of charge if you are in one of the eligible groups. If you are a patient at CMK Medical Centre and are in one of the eligible groups you would have been sent a text message, email or letter inviting you for a flu appointment. If you are not sure if you qualify please check our website www.cmkmc.co.uk which lists all the groups.

If you are pregnant, you will be offered a flu vaccine and also one to protect you from whooping cough (Pertussis), it is important that you discuss these vaccines with your midwife as they protect your health and that of your baby.

If you have received a text message, email or letter, the dates for the flu clinic appointments this year are:

• Saturday 22nd September 2018 – Under 65’s only
• Saturday 13th October 2018 – All eligible groups
• Saturday 27th October 2018 – All eligible groups
• Saturday 24th November 2018 – All eligible groups

Please inform the receptionist of your age when booking an appointment.

There will be some evening clinics during October and November for those patients who are unable to attend on a Saturday.

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Road Closure on Childs Way 28-30 August 18

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Highways  Services have advised the Parish Council the following information:

 

The following length of road will be closed to facilitate Milton Keynes Council undertaking works to implement street lighting works in the carriageway:- 

 

 

 

The following length of road is expected to be closed on 28th August until 30th August 2018:-

 

H6 Childs Way – From its junction with Davy Avenue to it’s junction with V4 Watling Street (its westbound carriageway only).

 

Whilst the above length of road is closed the alternative routes will be via the V6 Grafton Street, H7 Chaffron Way and V4 Watling Street .

 

Please click on the link below to see a map featuring the length of road closed and it’s alternative route on Roadworks.org. You will need to click on the x to close the description box once you have read it, then you will be able to see the full extent of the closure and alternative route. The length of road closed will be drawn in red and its diversion with be drawn in dark blue (you may need to scroll out to see the whole length).

 

https://roadworks.org/?tmi=4986282

 

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Free Sports and Play Sessions

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This summer the Parish Council is funding football sessions by the MKDons SET team and play sessions by the Milton Keynes Play Association.

For full details of the MKDons SET sessions click this blue link

For full details of the MKPA sessions across the area, click this blue link

 

A summary of the fun that is on offer is below:

MKDons SET football will be at:

26th July Great Holm football pitch 3.30-4.30pm

2nd August Loughton Sports Ground 3.30-4.30pm

9th July Great Holm football pitch 3.30-4.30pm

16th August Loughton Sports Ground 3.30-4.30pm

23rd August Great Holm football pitch 3.30-4.30pm

30th August Loughton Sports Ground 3.30-4.30pm

Venues: Great Holm Football Pitch, Kensington Drive, MK8 9AY
Loughton Sports Ground, Linceslade Grove, MK5 8DL

 

Come and join in with the MKPA play sessions between 24th July to 4th September on: 

Tuesdays 2-4.30pm at Loughton Sports Ground (except 31/07/18)

Fridays 10-12.30pm at the Wind in the Willows playpark, Petworth, Great Holm

Note: Tuesday 31/07/18 is the Festival of Play at Great Linford

 

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Capion Walk redway footbridge deck refurbishment

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Where Is It?

Capian Walk footbridge is located to the West of Milton Keynes spanning the H4 Dansteed Way. It Carries the redway/footpath between Two Mile Ash and Great Holm and is a busy thoroughfare especially for school pupils of all ages. We therefore see the necessity for carrying out our work to this bridge when it is least used in the school summer holidays. We realise that this may cause an inconvenience for residents and other users but the works a necessity to extend the useful life of the bridge.

What Work is Being Done?

This footbridge is the last of its kind in Milton Keynes fully surfaced with concrete slabs. Many of the slabs on the deck are now missing and patches of asphalt have been used in an effort to fill the spaces where they have cracked and broken over the years. Continual maintenance of individual slabs has become time consuming and not very cost effective so it is now time for an upgrade. The works will include resurfacing, the spalling brickwork rendered, soakaway drainage renewed, bridge expansion joints will be replaced and repairs carried out to the Southernmost pier.

There will be no work done to the ramps or steps at this time.

How Will it Affect Me?

The bridge will be closed to pedestrians for 6 weeks starting 23rd July 2018 There will be no access for pedestrians down the ramps and the bus stops will be suspended. There will be no restriction to traffic using the H4 Dansteed way unless it is deemed necessary to narrow the carriageway for short periods to manoeuvre machinery or materials. We intend to utilise 3 parking spaces closest to the bridge on the Great Holme side of the bridge and this will serve as access for deliveries and machinery. You will see the bus stops cordoned off to prevent any unintentional dropping off of passengers beneath the bridge.

For more information regarding the project please contact:

John Kimberley
Milton Keynes Council
Senior Engineer – Bridges & Highway Structures
Synergy Park
Bleak Hall
Milton Keynes MK6 1LY
T: 01908 252603
E: john.kimberley@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Picnic on the Green – Great Holm

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Picnic on the Green Event

On Saturday 21st July from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At Lakeview Village Green
Chawton Crescent, Great Holm

Bring a picnic and join the fun on the Green

BOUNCY CASTLE
(weather permitting)
CRAFT TENT
TUG-OF WAR

Thames Valley Police will offer a  bike register security marking service

 

 

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Robin’s Children Centre Celebration

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The Robins Children Centre is having a 10th Birthday celebration Saturday 14/07/18 10-1pm .

Please join them on and click on the link for details. Robins Centre Poster

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Survey for Station Square MK by MKDP

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Milton Keynes Development Partnership’s role is to develop its portfolio of land assets for the benefit of the people who live and work in the city.
They are looking at ways in which the area around Station Square in front of Milton Keynes Central rail station, one of the sites that MKDP owns, could be improved. So they want to know what the people who live and work in the city think.

To complete a short survey go to www.mkdp.org.uk/station

Please complete this short survey to have your say. The survey closes on 5th August 2018.

 

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Announcement for the Great Holm Community Centre

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 Great Holm Community Centre

Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council are delighted to announce that they are now the proud owners of our Community Centre in Kensington Drive, Great Holm.

The Parish Council is pleased to be able to ensure that the Community Centre continues to be a facility for the residents of Loughton and Great Holm.

Over the coming months the Parish Council will be investing in the Community Centre, refurbishing it to make it a good standard for all the community groups and residents to enjoy.

All the groups who currently use the hall will be able to continue as usual.

We are sorry that we will have to temporarily suspend one off bookings, so we can carry out the refurbishment as quickly as possible and bring in a new booking system. We apologise for any difficulties this will cause you.

Please be patient with us during this transition time.

Enquiries to Bev Field (Parish Clerk) :
Mobile 0759 123 6263
Parish.clerk@loughtonandgreatholm-pc.gov.uk

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Free bike security marking events

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Free Bike Registration and Security Marking Events

Milton Keynes Council’s Cycling Team will be providing free bike register security marking at events across Milton Keynes throughout the summer. We use ‘BikeRegister’ Visible Marking to permanently mark the frame of your bike with a unique BikeRegister ID and add it to the national cycle database. The database is used by every police force in the UK to search for stolen and recovered bikes.

All events are from 12nooon-2pm at the following retailers:

Wednesday 30 May 2018 – GoOutdoors, Rooksley
Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Giant Store, Newport Pagnell
Thursday 14 June 2018 – Stripes Bikes, Woburn Sands
Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 2Pedalz, Olney
Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Chaineys Cycles, Shenley Church End
Wednesday 26 September 2018 – Cycle King, Stony Stratford

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