Police Community Forum

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Police Community Forum

Come and have your say at the forum for residents of Shenley Church End, Crownhill, Grange Farm, Medbourne, Great Holm, Loughton, Shenley Wood, Oakhill and Oxley Park.

Saturday 13th April 2019 from 3.00pm – 4.00pm

At Oxley Park Community Centre, Redgrave Drive, Oxley Park. MK4 4TA

PS Kate Storey and PC Al Nisbit will be there to listen to your views.


Annual Parish meeting 2019

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Annual Parish Meeting

Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council invites all residents to an annual Parish meeting. 

Date: Monday 8th April 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Great Holm Community Centre, Kensington Drive, Great Holm.

This year’s Parish Meeting includes:

  • Parish Council report on its activities in the past year and a Q&A with the Chair
  • hear from some of the groups who use the Community Centre
  • Dance performance by local dance group Sivapatha Natyalaya
  • See the newly refurbished Great Holm Community Centre
  • Meet the new team and find out how to hire the Centre
  • Hear from Barry Ashley of ‘The Grumpy Cook’ about his plans to  open a new community café at the Pavilion at Loughton Sports Ground in the summer of 2019
  • Informal social opportunity to meet Ward and Parish Councillors and other local residents

A special thank you to “The Grumpy Cook” for the refreshments. 


Free Play at Easter with Football sessions

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The Parish Council is funding free play and football sessions over the Easter holidays. No need to book, just turn up and enjoy the fun.

For MK Dons please click this link.

Football sessions for all ages will be run at Loughton sports ground at 2.00pm on:

10th April

17th April

For Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA) please click this link.

There will be free play sessions as follows:

Loughton Sports Ground at 2.00pm on Thursday 11 April and Monday 15th April

Playing Field, Great Holm Community Centre at 2.00pm on Friday 12th April and Tuesday 16th April


Elections Information 2nd May 2019

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For the notice of the Milton Keynes Borough Council election 2019 click this link

For the notice of the Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council election 2019 click this link


Parish Council Election 2019

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Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council delivers services for the local area like the dog waste bins service, providing allotments, improving on the landscaping and environment, and running the Great Holm Community Centre and the sports ground and Pavilion in Loughton for the benefit of local residents. The Parish Council also helps residents to have a voice about local issues like planning applications and development.

Could you get involved as a community leader? If you are involved and care about community issues you could help by representing people, finding out what the community needs, decision making and monitoring the services in the public interest. It is a voluntary role that may take up 2-3 hours per week.

To be eligible to stand you need to be:

  • UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an elector of the local council;
  •  or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant);
  • or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work);
  • or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

Notice of the election will be made on 22/03/19 and your nomination can be submitted between 3-12 April 2019.

Want to know more? Please contact the Parish Clerk, Bev Field (details below) for an informal chat or contact the elections officer for a nomination pack at Milton Keynes Council on 01908 252529 or pamela.loose@milton-keynes.gov.uk


Have you registered to vote in the local elections on May 2nd 2019?

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Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You’ll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
You will receive a letter from Milton Keynes Council to confirm that you are registered or if you need to provide further information.
To find out more visit Your Vote Matters information provided by Gov.UK


Fred Roche travel and study award

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Announcing the Fred Roche Travel and Study Awards

Milton Keynes Community Foundation is excited to invite applications for The Fred Roche Travel and Study Awards! There are three £500 awards to support students who are studying horticulture, landscape design, architecture, urban design or arboriculture. The Travel Awards are sponsored by The Fred Roche Foundation, The Parks Trust and an anonymous donor.

Two of the awards are for students to broaden their subject knowledge through travel, in the UK or abroad, during the summer break and The Parks Trust sponsored award is for applicants who would like to apply for an award to help in their studies through the purchase of specific equipment or to fund other general training opportunities that could help to enhance their career.

Who can apply?In order to apply, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25 on 1 June 2019 and be connected to Milton Keynes. You should have an interest in pursuing a career or further study in horticulture, landscape design, architecture, urban design or arboriculture.

Growing Local TalentThe Fred Roche Foundation was created to keep the MK spirit of creative exploration, innovation and strength of vision alive, and to celebrate the life and achievements of Fred Roche who played such a seminal role in the creation of the City. Their aim is to stimulate creative discussion and debate around subjects that are critical to the character and vitality of Milton Keynes and to foster respect for the great urban development and achievement the New City represents. With this in mind, MK Community Foundation will ask that the successful applicants to share a visual report, blog and/or vlog, describing their travels or educational investment so that their story can be shared with a wider audience and encourage more awareness of the importance of studying horticulture, landscape design, architecture, urban design or arboriculture.


Deadline for completed applications is Friday 22nd March 2019
Applications will be reviewed by the MK Community Foundation panel and the winner will be announced on their website on Friday 5 April 2019.

How to apply
Applicants should submit an application form which includes a brief statement (one side of A4) about how they would use the Award to expand their education should they be successful. Submit your completed applications to applications@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk 

If you have any questions or would like a form posted to you, please contact the Philanthropy Team on 01908 690276


road closures

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The following roads have planned repairs. Please click the links to see the detail provided by Milton Keynes Council:

Church lane, Loughton                                                                                  https://roadworks.org/?tm=112648622

School lane, Loughton                                                                                   https://roadworks.org/?tm=112648639

Leys Road, Loughton                                                                                      https://roadworks.org/?tm=112648659

Redland Drive, Loughton                                                                              https://roadworks.org/?tm=112648700

Ashpole Furlong, Loughton                                                                         https://roadworks.org/?tm=112648815



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The Parish Council is seeking candidates with a strong sense of commitment to the local community, the motivation to maintain high standards and with a desire to help residents to access, enjoy and respect the Great Holm Community Centre, The roles will initially be one-year contracts, worked flexibly. Closing date for applications 14/02/19.

1. Cleaner/caretaker

Practical person required to inspect and clean after events at weekends. To undertake minor repairs and maintenance at the Centre and around the Parish. 5 hours per week worked across the weekend

2. Premises Assistant

 Person who is strong at administration and dealing with the public, required to co-ordinate the viewings, bookings, supplies and maintenance for the Centre, and ensuring that the Centre meets Health and Safety requirements. 8 hours per week worked flexibly, to include weekend availability.


For an informal chat and to obtain further details please contact Bev Field, the Parish Clerk:

Phone: 0759 123 6263 or

E-mail to: parish.clerk@loughtonandgreatholm-pc.gov.uk


Appeal for witnesses

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Thames Valley Police is investigating an assault of a 12-year-old boy which we believe is linked to two other incidents.

At around 7.30am on Thursday (10/1), the boy was walking on the overbridge from Two Mile Ash into Great Holm, near to Kensington Drive when a man walking in the opposite direction grabbed his hand.

The child pulled his hand away and shouted, and walked away. The man then followed the victim. The victim spoke to another member of the public who then challenged the offending man who ran off.

The offender is described as a white man, aged 55 to 65 years-old, around 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins tall, short thinning grey hair, of medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing a dark top.

A man of the same description is also believed to have followed a 16-year-old girl on her way to school in the same location, and also accosted a 12-year-old girl and asked her questions.

None of the victims were injured.

Investigating officer, PC Robert Slater based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “We are investigating these incidents and believe at this stage that they are linked.

“We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to please come forward.

“We would be particularly keen to speak to the person who intervened and stopped the man from following the 12-year-old boy.

“No one has been injured in these incidents and it might be the man may have had completely innocent intentions. However, we are advising pupils to walk in groups if they can and be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.”

Anyone with information should go to our website or call 101 quoting reference 43190009406