Dog Waste Bins

Who is responsible for the dog waste bins in the parish?
WGTC. We employ a contractor to empty them. Every bin is emptied once a week, some are emptied twice a week.

The bin is full, what should I do with my waste?
Take your waste home or dispose of it in a general waste bin. Please do not overfill the bins, this is fly-tipping.

The bin is full/overflowing, should I let you know?
Please do! We can only take action if we know about the issue. Email the Office with an image of the bin, location, reference number and the date you found it in that condition.

Can I put litter in the dog waste bins?
No, please use the general waste bins. Filling dog waste bins with general waste contributes to overfilling and ends up costing you more money!

Can I put dog waste in a general waste bin?
Yes- you can! Dog waste can go in your black waste bag that gets collected weekly or in general waste bins around the parish.

Equipment Hire

The Town Council has a range of equipment available to hire for your next event. Note, no equipment can be hired at the same time as a WGTC event.

If you would like to hire equipment, please complete and return the equipment hire form. Once received we will be in touch with an invoice for the hire. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of hire.

MK City Council Services

Waste Collection

MK City Council is directly responsible for emptying litter bins, domestic bin collections, street cleansing and waste recycling, fly tipping on public land and environmental health.

For rubbish collection, put all your refuse and recycling bags, containers and bins out between 5pm on the day before collection and by 7am on collection day each week. Missed collections can be reported to MKCC via their Report It tool. You can order recycling sacks by calling 01908 252570.

 

Streetlights, Roads, Pavements and Traffic

MK City Council is directly responsible for street lighting, footway and carriageway repairs, traffic calming and all issues relating to local roads which are not the responsibility of the national Highways Authority.

WGTC report problems and work with MK City Council and others on road safety issues; we regularly deploy our own Speed Indication Devices around the area which flash to remind speeding motorists to slow down.

You can find information on road closures and diversions etc. on MK City Council's Highways page.

Parks and Play Equipment

MK Council is responsible for the grounds and play equipment at Victoria Park, Western Road Recreation Ground and Greenleys MUGA (except for the floodlights at this MUGA). For more information about play areas and how to report a problem visit MK City Council's website

Landscaping

MK City Council is responsible for mowing grass, maintaining shrubs and hedgerows as well as dealing with any fallen trees. For further information on landscaping issues, head to MK City Council's website.

Planning

MK City Council is the planning authority and decides whether to grant planning permission or not. WGTC expresses its opinion on individual planning applications. Our job is to represent the whole community in making these observations which must relate to material planning matters.

WGTC is also a consultee on planning policy. MK City Council determines licensing applications but again WGTC may comment on behalf of the community. WGTC also gets involved in the spending of financial contributions made by developers under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act (as amended).

Parking

Thames Valley Police and MK City Council both have powers to enforce parking restrictions and the police can issue penalties to motorists causing obstructions or committing other driving/parking offences. We report problems and liaise with both organisations about parking problems but we can’t take enforcement action or impose restrictions.

Contacting MK City Council

Website

Milton Keynes City Council website

Telephone

Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 9am - 5.15pm - Wed 10am - 5:15pm

01908 691691
Out of hours emergency telephone- 01908 226699

Postal Address

Civic Offices
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3EJ

Report It

The Report It tool can be used to report most kinds of issues and problems.