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To Woughton Community Council

Woughton Community Council is the council closest to the residents in the parish of Woughton. The Community Council is here to support residents by representing their views on issues affecting them. We provide environmental and community facilities. On our website you will find information about Woughton Community Council’s services, as well as news about upcoming events and projects.

You can also get information at our office, based in the Local Centre on Coffee Hall. We are open each weekday between 9am – 5 pm (except Friday, when we close at 4pm and Wednesday, when we close at 1pm for staff training). More details on our ‘Contact Us’ page.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WE ARE OPENING THE COMMUNITY FRIDGE

YOU CAN ACCESS OFFICERS, DOG BAGS, INFORMATION, ETC. VIA THE COMMUNITY FRIDGE, WHICH IS OPEN TUES AND THURS BETWEEN 10AM – 2PM

Annual Service Plan

Each year, we create a plan that determines the activities and actions that we aim to achieve. The plan runs from April to March (the financial year for us) and includes a whole range of things that help the council do what we are set up to do – help local people make Woughton great. The plan for the coming year was agreed and ratified at Full Council in January and covers the period from April 2021 – March 2022

You can find the plan at https://www.woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk/services/the-annual-service-plan/ 

MK Council update on recycling (Green bin) collections:

MK Council will be restarting its weekly food and garden waste collections on Monday 15 March. We committed to giving as much notice as possible for the re-start of the service.

Collections were suspended in January due to reduced staff numbers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate that this has been an inconvenience to residents, and we are sorry for this.  The situation has now improved enough for MK Council and partner Serco to resume collections from 15 March.

 

To check collection days please go to: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/collection-days

Managing the backlog may mean lots of waste and potentially some delays. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept bagged green waste in addition to the bins. We know that people may have accumulated green waste during this pause in service, so would ask that you keep composting where you can. Household Waste Recycling Centres are open and it is easy to book a slot if there is additional waste that cannot be kept until the service resumes again.

We ask you to share this information as widely as possible with networks, residents, friends and neighbours to ensure that everyone is aware, particularly those who do not have access to the internet. This may help with sharing the information more widely.

A media release will be issued shortly, the website will be updated and there will be regular social media posts to keep residents updated.

Thank you again to all residents for your patience in these unprecedented times.

All the best

 

Coronavirus News

With the new ‘lockdown’, there is a lot of change and news happening each and every day. Whilst we will keep our main coronavirus page updated, we will also add any recent developments here on the homepage.

NEW ideas for keeping busy

With thanks to the people who created and posted these on social media, we have put all these ideas into one place – 9 different scavenger hunts that you can do indoors or outdoors.
All our ideas are within our Coronavirus support pages, with activity ideas at
https://www.woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk/resources-for-staying-in/

 

 

 

Settled Status Support

Following discussions at our Full Council meeting in December, it was suggested that to support all our residents, we enable people who are EU nationals to apply for ‘Settled Status’, to enable them to continue to be part of out community post June 2021.
 
The government link is https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families for information and advice around this.
 
If you feel you would benefit from some support with this, please contact us and we can see how we can help.

 

 

Community Fridge News

We are please to say that the Community Fridges are now open again, different times and a different system, but back up and running. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FRIDGE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS, DUE TO STAFFING AND SAFETY ISSUES 

You will be asked what you need from a list of what we have. A maximum of 10 items per visit – hand sanitiser provided and please wear a mask when visiting. If you have symptoms, please don’t attend, but if you are in need, give us a ring and we can sort something out.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for ‘one off’ openings, if we have lots of stuff and enough staff / volunteers!

Coronavirus

For information about Covid-19 (known as coronavirus) and the steps that Woughton Community Council are taking, click HERE

Following advice from Central Government and in line with safety precautions, as from 17th March 2020 the following actions have been taken to protect local residents and staff and help reduce the impact of the virus:

This is clearly a difficult time and these decisions have not been taken lightly. We have to protect our staff, our councillors, our residents and those we come into contact with. Whilst many of us don’t fall within the ’high risk’ categories, many of us do and the need to protect everyone is paramount.

For further information about sources of support, click HERE

And for details of resources that might be useful during this period, click HERE

We have also published resources that can help talk about the situation, click HERE

 

 


 

 

 

*NEW* Gazette (and previous copies!)

You can check out the Winter edition of the Gazette, which includes information about the Priorities and Budget consultation, Remembrance Day, a review of the year and loads of other stuff from around the parish.

You can also still look at previous editions of ‘My Woughton Gazette’, going back to 2015 (and a few from even earlier).

 

 

 

Councillor Surgeries
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

You can find details of our Ward Councillor surgeries by clicking HERE

 

Click Here to see our current vacancies

 

Annual Returns

As part of our governance and to make sure that we are compliant with all the laws and rules around local councils, each year we provide an ‘Annual Governance and Accountability Return’ (sometimes known as an AGAR) to external auditors. Local electors have a right to see this return and, if requested, to see our accounts, etc..

You can find our annual returns for the past year HERE

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Your Councillors

Cllr Sue Smith
Peartree Bridge Ward
Chair of Council / Chair of P&R Committee
Cllr Nick Scott
Coffee Hall Ward
Vice Leader / Chair of Service Committee
Cllr Donna Fuller
Coffee Hall Ward
Leader of the Council
Cllr Alan Williamson
Beanhill Ward
Cllr Jordan Coventry
Eaglestone Ward
Vice Chair of the Council/ Chair of Operations Committee
Cllr John Orr
Peartree Bridge Ward
Cllr Tina El-Shabrawy
Beanhill Ward
Cllr Shammi Akter
Leadenhall Ward
Cllr Pam Wilson
Eaglestone Ward
Ambassador
Cllr Terri Parish
Netherfield Ward
Cllr Ruth McMillan
Peartree Bridge Ward
Cllr Maggie Ferguson
Netherfield Ward
Cllr Luke Louis
Eaglestone Ward
Cllr Lauren Townsend
Coffee Hall Ward
Cllr Janette Bobey
Netherfield Ward
Cllr Elina Apse
Netherfield Ward
Cllr Brian Hepburn
Beanhill Ward

Latest

Woughton Community Council News

WCC response to the ‘Virtual Meetings’ decision
April 30th, 2021

This week, the High Court ruled against Lawyers in Local Government (LLG), Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) and Hertfordshire County Council and their bid to enable local councils to continue meeting remotely. The judgement states that following the ending of the current ‘Flexibility’ regulations on May 6th, that local … Continue reading “WCC response to the ‘Virtual Meetings’ decision”

Cllr Tina El Shabrawy
March 24th, 2021

It is with the deepest sadness that we have to announce the death of Cllr Tina El-Shabrawy. Cllr El-Shabrawy, Tina,  was a respected, valued and popular member of the Woughton family. She worked tirelessly for the Residents of Beanhill (her ward) she will be sorely missed by those residents and … Continue reading “Cllr Tina El Shabrawy”

Traffic Management Consultations – March 2021
March 18th, 2021

There are a couple of consultations that are currently being discussed at Milton Keynes Council about road changes in the parish – please see the information below and let MKC know your views. The above is a consultation about making some roads in Peartree Bridge into 20mph zones. More information … Continue reading “Traffic Management Consultations – March 2021”

Change to public transport – March 2021
March 18th, 2021

From April 1st, there are some changes to bus services across the city, which include a new ‘MK Connect’ service (it’s a bit like the old ‘Dial a Ride’, for those of you that go back that far). We are still discussing what this means for residents in Woughton and … Continue reading “Change to public transport – March 2021”

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