Your Council Explained

What is Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council? 

Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council is part of the first tier of local government, the community councils closest to the voters.

Our councillors make policy and strategy decisions about what we will do and our staff team work with them to implement these on a day to day basis.
The council is independent of MK Council. All our activities are governed by UK and EU laws and codes of practice.
Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council aims to foster the well-being of this neighbourhood. Our work falls into three main categories:
  • Representing the local community
  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Striving to improve the quality of life in the areas we represent
Often we work with partners including statutory authorities, community groups and individuals.
We co-operate with MK Council to try to ensure effective delivery of their services in our area. We review all planning applications for Wolverton and Greenleys and we are consulted by MK Council on planning policy. We are the sponsoring body for the recently adopted Wolverton Neighbourhood Plan and will be the sponsor for any future neighbourhood plans.

What Do You Think We Should Do?

Do you have an idea for a service or project in the area? Or do you think there is a local problem that should be tackled? If so, please talk to your Town Councillors, or come along to the Town Council meetings, which are open to the public.

Our councillor contact details are in the bi-monthly newsletter and on our website. It’s your council so it’s up to you to hold us to account! To find your Milton Keynes Council Ward Member Details visit the My Milton Keynes website.


WGTC is conducting a consultation with the community throughout the parish. This has now closed and the feedback is being independently verified. Further information will follow in due course.

How to Report Issues and to Whom

To report matters to Milton Keynes Council you can do this yourself directly by visiting the MK Council Report it website page.
If you can't do this online then you can call MKC directly on 01908 691 691.
When you report to MKC you will be given an FS number, keep this safe so that if your problem is not resolved, you can then report to your local Ward Councillors:

What We Do

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Some of the things Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council are responsible for are:

  • Allotments
  • Christmas lights
  • Citizens Advice
  • Community Orchard
  • Community equipment hire
  • Dog bins
  • Firework display
  • Graffiti removal
  • Grants
  • Hodge Lea Meeting Place
  • In Bloom
  • Lantern Festival 
  • Planning committee
  • Play activities
  • Public activities
  • Public artworks
  • Public commemorations
  • Secret Garden
  • Town upkeep
  • Twin towns
  • Wolverton and Greenleys newsletter
If you have an idea for a service or project in the parish or if you think there is a local problem that should be tackled please talk to a councillor about it. 

The Council also work with a number of organisations and groups in the local area to provide local services and activities. 


What We Don't Do

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There is sometimes confusion about what WGTC is responsible for and what MK Council is responsible for. Here are the most common topics. 

Rubbish Collection
Milton Keynes Council is directly responsible for emptying litter bins, domestic bin collections, street cleansing and waste recycling, fly-tipping on public land and environmental health.

WGTC provides over 60 dog bins which we empty at least weekly, we provide some extra litter bins and our caretakers work with others to undertake extra waste removal when possible. We have no powers to issue penalty notices for littering or dog fouling.

Milton Keynes 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 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).

Thames Valley Police and Milton Keynes 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.

Streetlights, Roads Pavements and Traffic
Milton Keynes 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 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.

Parks and Play Equipment
Milton Keynes 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).

War in Ukraine

A number of UK charities have launched appeals to fund humanitarian work in Ukraine.

You can make a donation at:

The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an urgent appeal to help people fleeing conflict in Ukraine. The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 million donated by the public to this appeal, to do so visit the DEC website.

Statement in Support of Ukraine

NALC (National Association of Local Councils) has joined the LGA (Local Government Association) in supporting CEMR’s (Council of European Municipalities and Regions) call on local and regional governments throughout Europe to endorse the following statement.

'We, local and regional leaders across Europe, strongly condemn the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We express our full support and solidarity to the Ukrainian people and our peers in local and regional government. We will not accept that our European values and integrity be attacked again by the Russian Federation after the violation of Georgian territories by Russia in 2008. We are firmly opposed to the dismemberment of a free and democratic state in Europe.

The escalation of violence, repeated bombings and attacks on Ukrainian cities and territories are a serious threat to the preservation of peace and democracy across Europe. We call on the Federation of Russia to cease its attack, to leave the national territory of Ukraine, to respect all international treaties and fundamental principles of international law and to recognise the full sovereignty of Ukraine over all its territories, including Donbas and Crimea.

Firmly convinced of local democracy and city diplomacy, based on the values of peace that unite our municipalities across Europe since 1951, we stand by the Ukrainian municipalities, cities, hromadas, districts, raions and their representative associations. They are in the front line to protect the population and provide basic services to offer them good quality living conditions and daily survival. The destruction of infrastructure by the belligerents jeopardises the efficient and safe maintenance of basic public services provided by Ukrainian local and regional governments to their citizens.

As European local and regional governments, representing 60 national associations across 40 European countries, including Ukraine, we will continue to work to support them in their efforts. Not only are we ready to support our peers in the country with the materials and expertise they may need in the days and weeks to come. Municipalities and regions will probably have to face soon the human consequences of such a tragedy for Europe, probably resulting in a flow of humanitarian refugees. Coordination with our national governments will be essential.

As the European section of UCLG, let us hope that city diplomacy will soon unite us all again!

WGTC have endorsed this statement, agreed at the meeting of Full Council on 22nd March 2022.