nappy news from MKC

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And see below for an MKC article on nappies

Time for a nappy change? Forget terry squares, these days modern washable nappies are close-fitting, easy to use with velcro and poppers, no pins, no soaking and come in beautiful colours and prints. Just flush the poop down the toilet and place the nappies in the washing machine – easy! With an average baby getting through 4,000 disposable nappies, these reusable nappies are great for the environment and are cost effective too. Lockdown has given many of us time to think and reflect about our lives and our impact on the planet. There has been a huge shift away from using disposable nappies in the last few months, with more and more new parents choosing washable cloth nappies, also known as real nappies – so much so that many suppliers have been struggling to keep up with orders! There are four basic types of real nappies: • Pre-folds are flat nappies that need minimal folding before use • Shaped nappies are sewn into position, so no folding is required • Stuffable/pocket nappies consist of a wrap with a built-in pocket where the nappy is inserted • All-in-one nappies have the nappy and wrap sewn together “I decided to use reusable nappies when making a conscious effort to reduce our household waste; I hated the idea of such a huge unnecessary contribution to landfill. I could not believe how beautiful they were with lots of lovely prints; I was also impressed with how slim fitting and absorbent they are.” MK mum Kerry and baby Riley. Visit our webpage to find out more about the cost savings, read MK parents reviews and watch our on-line tutorials to see how to fit and do a real nappy change

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click the newsletter tab under the ‘News’ dropdown to view historical editions of the Loughton and Great Holm Parish Newsletter – and have fun reading!

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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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CAR CRIME ADVICE

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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

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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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Free activity sessions for half-term

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Milton Keynes Play Association will be offering their fun activity sessions with bouncy castle during half-term again. These are paid for by the Parish Council are and free to just turn up and join in. Click on the leaflet for further details.

Venue: sports ground, Linceslade Grove, Loughton on Tuesday 28th May 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: playing field at the Community Centre, 87 Kensington Drive, Great Holm on 30th May 2019 from 10.00am to 12.30pm

MKDons SET football – sorry, these will not be running at half-term due to a shortage of coaches. However, they will be running throughout the summer holidays at both venues.

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Supporting Papers – 20/11/17

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Supporting Papers – Full Council Meeting – 16/10/17

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Supporting Papers 18/09/17

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