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Councillor Kevin Wilson MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cllr Kevin Wilson, who passed away yesterday afternoon (7th May 2019). Cllr Wilson had been unwell for some time and despite the treatment and support from the NHS that he supported so passionately and his stubborn determination to go when he was good and ready, his body refused to comply with his spirit and determination.

Kevin first became a Parish Councillor back in 1983 with Woughton Parish Council and served there, with the new Woughton Community Council and with Milton Keynes Council. He was a member of many consultatory boards, represented both the parish and the wider city at regional and national level and never lost his determination to see improvements and inclusivity across all areas. With a focus on reducing inequality, a passion for local governance and decision making and an ability to retain the strangest bits of knowledge in a mind that was astonishingly quick, his never-ending energy drove his colleagues and organisations forward.

Cllr Wilson was well respected across the political spectrum and was a staunch advocate for democracy. His influence on the very local councils (parish, town and community) has led to a strong sector within Milton Keynes (one of the few fully parished urban areas) and his support is felt widely through his work with the National Association of Local Councils, the Cooperative Councils Network and his lobbying of national government to promote and protect the sector. His support in the creation of parish councils across Milton Keynes and his continued work to increase their role will be a significant legacy for the city.

Our thoughts are with his wife Pam, his family and those closest to him who, alongside his work, knew him as someone who doted on his grandchildren, enjoyed Saturdays at the MK Dons and never ever turned down the chance of a good debate.

He will be missed by people across the parish, the city and the sector.

Festival 2019 – Four Bridges 2

 

Following the success of our inaugural event in 2018, we are in the early stages of planning our 2019 event.

It will be taking place at Two Halls Park on Coffee Hall and the date to save in your diary is

Saturday 13th July between 12 – 4pm. 

We are eager to see it bigger and better, with MORE activities, MORE local groups, MORE food and drink stalls and new for 2019, craft village, demonstration area, wellbeing tent and more.

We are looking for:
  • Groups, companies or charities that want a stall (sales, fundraising, information – tell us what you want)
  • Food stalls – the more diverse the better
  • Crafters, to be part of the Craft Village. Sell your creations, show your skills (you could also be part of the demonstration area).
  • Groups or individuals that might like to do a demonstration – performance, specialist skills – tell uswhat you would like to do and we’ll see what we can do.
  • Individuals or companies that would like to provide services in the Wellbeing Tent – this is a space for pampering, so massage, nail bar, Reiki, aromatherapy – whatever you have to offer!
  • People to support the event on the day – stewards, people to help on stalls, litter pickers – again, whatever you are able to offer.

If you would like to be involved, please contact us at [email protected]

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