Road Closures & Transport

Current & Upcoming Road Closures and Road Works

For more information please go to MK Council's website via the link. 

 

*NOTICE* - ANPR due to go live at Wolverton Train Station Parking - Don't get caught out

From Saturday 24 July 2021 until Saturday 4 September 2021:

On Saturdays, buses will run in place of trains on the Abbey Line (between Watford Junction – St. Albans Abbey) and the Marston Vale Line (Bedford – Bletchley).

From Monday 26 July 2021 until Friday 3 September (inclusive) the following weekday services will no longer run:

07.53 Bletchley – Euston

17.05 Euston – Watford Junction

17.43 Watford Junction – Euston

18.24 Euston – Northampton

 

 

 


Latest Planning News

Street Resurfacing Works in Wolverton

Did you know that the Wolverton Public Realm Design created in 2011 protects many of the design elements within Wolverton?

Thanks to a local resident reporting this to us, we have now been in touch with Milton Keynes Council who have now halted the work that they have been undertaking across Wolverton. Works were originally scheduled to re-tarmac along Victoria Street which is part paved and part flagstone paved. The guide identifies where possible any works undertaken should look to retain or reinstate original features which strengthens Wolverton's identity.

MKC will now look at their budget to see if they are able to secure funding to reinstate the remainder of the flagstone paving along Victoria street and WGTC are currently liaising with MKC to see what budget is available to undertake reinstating the remainder of the streets in the future.

Agora Redevelopment 

View the latest information here 

Proposed Field Lane Development

Here is the presentation about the proposed works for the Field Lane Development from the last meeting presented by the Parks Trust. This plan is still working progress, no formal application has been submitted at this stage.

News from MK Council

MK Council secures almost £1million financial support for local care sector

Milton Keynes Council has secured almost £1million (£953,761) of government funding for the adult care sector. 

The funding has been made available to all care homes and regulated community providers across MK. This will support care organisations as they recover from the pandemic and will ensure they can continue with measures to protect vulnerable residents.

The financial support comes in the form of two available grants – an Infection Prevention and Control Fund (now in its fourth wave) and a Rapid Testing Fund. The funding available to each care home or regulated community provider is dependent on the number of registered beds or people receiving care.

Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Adults, Housing and Healthy Communities, said: “This funding is critical for a sector that has been on the front lines of this pandemic. Alongside the careful distribution of more than £6.9million of essential government funding since June 2020, we have also provided £1.4million of additional financial support.

We’ve been working closely with Public Health colleagues and the NHS to advise and guide care homes and the sector. We also stepped in to source and distribute vital PPE supplies during national shortages and will continue to prioritise the support of our care homes and local care providers.”

Care homes and regulated community providers have already been contacted about this funding and will receive their allocation shortly. The funding is to be spent retrospectively from 1st July to 30th September 2021 in line with the conditions set out by Central Government.

More information can be found here.

Milton Keynes Council’s Youth Offending Team rated ‘good’ by inspectors

Milton Keynes Council’s Youth Offending Team rated ‘good’ by inspectors

FINAL - Youth Offending Team inspection

Milton Keynes Council’s Youth Offending Team has been rated ‘good’ by HM Inspectorate of Probation, in a report praising how the team and its partners are giving local young people better chances to achieve, and the right support to avoid reoffending.

Youth Offending Teams, also called YOTs, are multi-agency partnerships who work with 10-18 year-olds who have got into trouble with the police, possibly arrested or even sentenced in a court. They try to help those young people stay away from crime in the future.

Work in Milton Keynes has led to far fewer young people getting in trouble for the first time locally compared to the UK average: 138 young people per 100,000 coming to the attention of the authorities in MK compared to 208 per 100,000 nationally.

HM Inspectorate of Probation inspected the Milton Keynes YOT in May, with discussions and research taking place by phone and video calls due to the pandemic.

The YOT was rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in ten out of twelve areas inspected (such as partnership working, leadership, and facilities) with inspectors noting how some of the team’s ideas around speech and language have been adopted nationally.

Almost three quarters of young people in the youth justice system have a speech and language difficulty and the Milton Keynes YOT has led on good practice in this area, and has developed an assessment tool with Royal College of Speech and Language therapists that’s since been adopted nationally by the Youth Justice Board.

Other highlights of the report were the YOT’s strong partnership working and the “wide range of support and interventions” offered. Recommendations were made for improvement in two areas, around securing additional premises and better considering the needs of victims of crime. These recommendations, while small parts of the overall picture, will be promptly acted on.

Cllr Jane Carr, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequalities and Child Poverty said: “I’m enormously grateful to all the Youth Offending Team staff and partners who work so hard and with such great enthusiasm to help our young people achieve more for themselves, often in very challenging and complex circumstances. It’s not an easy job and I’m very proud of what they do.”

DCI Steve Raffield, Thames Valley Police’s Crime Manager for Milton Keynes, said: “It is great to see the individuals and agencies within the Youth Offending Team recognised as good in this report. The team play a vital role in the early intervention and diversion of young people from crime which is particularly pertinent in the ongoing work to tackle serious violence. We have seen first-hand the positive outcomes achieved through the partnership working that they have been commended on and know that we will see more of these as we continue to work together.”