WGTC Updates

Buckthorn Park Upgrade

As part of our work following the community consultation in 2022 we applied to MKCC for funding to upgrade Buckthorn Park in Stacey Bushes.

We would like you, the residents of our parish, to share with us your thoughts on what type of play equipment you would like to see at Buckthorn Park. We will take these suggestions into consideration when planning the upgrade. Please email or telephone the Office with your ideas, or complete the survey.


Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) Update

The CIF was set up to give local parish, town and community councils the opportunity to work together by match-funding improvement projects within their own areas. Last year we applied to MKCC for funding to roll out more parking bays across Wolverton to help alleviate some of the parking difficulties. We were successful in our bid and are looking to progress these works in the very near future.

This year we have applied for funding to further increase the roll out of bay parking lines in Wolverton and for portable Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) to be put up across the parish where there is evidence of speeding. This bid will be considered by MKCC early next year and we will let you know of the outcome in due course.

Remembrance Sunday

There will be a service at St George the Martyr, Wolverton at 10:00 on Sunday 12 November which will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at The Square, Wolverton from 10:55. Refreshments will be available afterwards at the Masonic Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

MK Can

On World Food Day, Monday 16 October, WGTC will be part of MK Can, a world record attempt to line up 10km of cans in Campbell Park. This is a total of 132,000 cans and they will provide over half the canned food that MK Food Bank needs for an entire year. After the official judging, there will be a major public celebration event to follow where the public can ‘walk the line’ and enjoy entertainment.

We have been collecting donations of cans for this event since August and you can donate until Friday 13 October, please drop them off at Reception in the Town Hall. Thank you to those who have donated.


Town Hall Redecoration and Repairs

After nearly seven years the Town Hall has had a facelift. Joe Walsh and his team have done a sterling job of bringing the exterior of the building back to its former glory.

The wall between the car park and Antep Kitchen has been repaired after a vehicle crashed into it earlier in the year causing considerable damage. Weather hindered much of the progress on this project, but it is now complete.

Free Books for Local Schools 

The 2022 Annual Literacy Survey conducted by the National Literacy Trust (NLT) found that almost 1 in 5 children aged 5 to 8 do not have a book of their own at home and only 1 in 2 children read daily. This is despite 3 in 4 enjoying reading and 2 in 3 saying that reading makes them feel better, helps them to relax and helps them feel happy.

When our CEPO, Joe, saw these figures he was shocked and wanted to try and change that for children in our parish. He approached the NLT about supporting our local schools with a donation of books and was over the moon when the NLT said they could help! In July nearly 1000 books were delivered to our Office ranging from 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame to 'Madame Badobedah' by Sophie Dahl to 'The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Ghoul in the School' by Marcus Rashford and Alex Falase-Koya.

The Mayor of Wolverton gave these books out to local schools over the last week of term. If your child received a book, we’d love to know what they thought of the story. If they have been inspired to write their own tales, why don’t you get them to enter our writing competition?


New Member of the Office Team

We would like to welcome our new Community Engagement and Project Officer (CEPO), Chris Madeley, who joined us at the end of September replacing Joe Quinn. Chris joins us from the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney where he masterminded the Amazing Grace 250-year anniversary celebration and commemorations. He is looking forward to working with the community and building on the existing projects. Please do say hello to Chris when you see him around the parish.

Mayor’s Cadet

This year’s Mayor’s Cadet is Able Cadet (AC) Leah Winter from The Sea Cadet Corps in Whaddon. AC Winter will accompany the Mayor of Wolverton at events, performing duties such as welcoming dignitaries and reading at events. 


20mph Zone in Wolverton

Following the concerns of residents our Assistant Clerk has been liaising with MKCC Highways department regarding the potential roll out of a 20mph zone along Windsor Street. It has been suggested that a 20mph zone is implemented throughout Wolverton to tackle speeding and dangerous driving and our Ward Councillor, Cllr Middleton, is supporting this at MKCC. We will share updates when we have them.


General Parish News

Upcoming Road Closures/Repairs/Works 

All information on one network 

Latest updates on the M1 upgrade

Love Wolverton Agora Regeneration Update

This can be viewed on Our Future page. 


Future of Ticket Retailing

The rail industry is launching a consultation on its plans to modernise customer service in railway stations across the country. Read all about the proposals here:
Have your say by emailing TicketOffice.Avanti@transportfocus.org.uk 

New Waste Collection Information (Wheelie Bins)

Wheeled bin information leaflet
Waste collection service leaflet
Assisted collection leaflet

All residents have received a letter confirming the waste container they will receive for the new waste collection service. Deliveries of sacks for those properties still using them will take place in August and the wheelie bins are due to be delivered from 10th August-25th August. The bins and sacks will arrive with a full-service leaflet and handy calendar. Should any bin deliveries be missed, or a bin arrives damaged, please contact Customer Services on 01908 252570 or email at customerservices@milton-keynes.gov.uk

If you would like further information or are still unsure about what goes in each bin, please visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling or call the Waste and Recycling team on 01908 252570.

WGTC Noticeboards

There are noticeboards across the parish which advertise Town Council agendas, minutes and events. These are for the use of WGTC only.