Due to reduced staff numbers, MK Council will be stopping food and waste collections after the Friday 3rd April collection in order to protect the weekly collection of black and clear sacks. Please instead compost or dispose of food in black sacks.
See more information on their website.
Doorstep scammers have increased and are targeting elderly and vulnerable people who are self-isolating. Please check the link for what to specifically look out for. You can also find more information on how to report scammers on MK Council Trading Standards.
Whilst the towpaths remain open, use of them should now be limited and social distancing must be strictly observed at all times. For more information, please see the link above.
Citizens Advice Coronavirus Support
Changes to you Council Services Due to the Coronavirus
Following the instructions from the Prime Minister 23 March 2020, the Town Council have implemented the following measures;
Council Offices and Community Centres
The Town Council offices are closed until further notice, but we can still be contacted on the usual telephone number. Due to this office closure, no post will be collected during this period, therefore please send all communication and invoices by electronic measures.
If you would like to receive recycling sacks, these can be ordered from Milton Keynes Council to your home. Due to the office closure these will be unable to be collected from the town council offices until further notice. Hodge Lea Meeting Place will also be closed for bookings until further notice.
All council and committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Parks and Open Spaces
Following government advice and inline with MK Council and The Parks Trust, all play areas & open spaces are now closed including Wolverton Rec. Please don't enter Wolverton Rec until further notice.
The town council allotments may be worked as part of your one form of exercise for the day. However, visits are limited to two people per plot, from the same family only. Social distancing must be adhered to and you may not visit the site if you have any symptoms of the coronavirus or you are self-isolating. The council see the provision of allotments as a key opportunity to grow your own produce, obtain daily exercise and support your wellbeing, so will strive to keep these sites open to allotment holders. However, if these rules are not adhered to, the council will be forced to close its sites until these measures are relaxed.
The government has detailed a list of those businesses which must close due to the coronavirus. The full list with those exceptions are detailed here.
Support for Charities
MK Community Foundation have launched a special appeal fund, the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal, to which people can donate to support MK charities and community groups helping to support vulnerable people through the coronavirus outbreak.
Milton Keynes Council is providing £50,000 to kick start the appeal, with MK Community Foundation adding another £50, 000. All the money donated will be distributed to groups in Milton Keynes who play a vital part in supporting vulnerable people, such as Age UK and The Food Bank.
We'll be encouraging local people to donate and local groups to apply:
Support for those in Isolation
The town council have teamed up with community, Baar Baar and voluntary group We Are Wolverton to support those in isolation to provide emergency food supplies. We do not require any payment to provide this service, but it does rely on donations to keep operating, so anything you give will be greatly appreciated. You can donate via their page.
To access this service please contact us on 01908 326800 and firstname.lastname@example.org or We Are Wolverton on email: email@example.com or on their Facebook page, Wolverton Covid-19 Support.
Support for Food Supplies
The Kings Community Church are providing the Food Bank Monday - Friday 1-3pm. For more information visit http://mkfoodbank.org.uk/about-the-food-bank/. Kings Community Church are also offering a lunch take-away at 12pm on Thursdays.