Monday, 11 November 2019

Citizens MK annual leaders forum - 12th November

Citizen MK annual leaders forum
12th November, 6.30 to 8pm
St. Paul's Catholic School
Phoenix Dr
Leadenhall
Milton Keynes MK6 5EN

Click here to find out more


Monday, 4 November 2019

Camphill handmade craft, arts and food fair - 9th November


Our community is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Craft, Art & Food Fair on Saturday 9th November!

Joining our creative community will be local artisans, makers crafters and producers selling their creations and helping to support our charity.

The Craft, Art & Food Fair is FREE to all attending, and will be hosted inside our Chrysalis Theatre, Cafe and Camphill grounds.

Expect hand-made textiles, soaps, crafts, spices and rubs, preserves, jewellery, book art, ceramics, artisan gin, wellness snacks, woodwork and metal work, festive gifts and so much more! Visit the Camphill website for info.

My Refill Market - support them to crowdfund a permanent store

"My Refill Market" is now crowd funding for new a permanent store. Visit her crowdfunding page to support her https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/my-refill-market-zero-waste-shop-in-milton-keynes

Two important MK Council meetings - 5th and 6th November

Details of two important MK Council meetings:

Tuesday 5th Nov 6.30-8.30pm at Council Chamber, Civic Office, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes
MKC Cabinet Meeting: Biodiversity strategy being tabled. If anyone wants to submit a question for the cabinet at the meeting, please send email to meetings@milton-keynes.gov.uk. Cllr Emily Darlington, cabinet member for public realm, is tabling a Biodiversity Strategy in connection with MKC's ambitions to be "The Worlds Greenest City"

Links to useful documents below:
"Environmental Policy: Core Outcomes (Greenest City in the World: Physical & Natural Environment – Vision) on the cabinet meeting agenda. See document online here https://tinyurl.com/yyoqlnbb

Physical & Natural Environment: Position Statement: https://tinyurl.com/y52px2g3
(Check out the facebook page for info - https://www.facebook.com/events/950567635277193/)

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Wednesday 6th November, 7-9pm at 
Room 0.06/0.07, Civic Office, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes
"Climate change task and finish group" - Planning/Housing

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/537752547001218/


As part of the Climate change task and finish group sessions from the Milton Keynes council, the theme of this session will be Planning/Housing. Taking place in Room 0.06/0.07. see meeting agenda here > > https://tinyurl.com/yy23n879


If anyone wishes to submit comments on the topic of you can do it in a couple of ways. you can send directly send email to;
Roz Tidman, E: roslyn.tidman@milton-keynes.gov.uk, T: 07979 833268 / 01908 254589, or submit comments on https://milton-keynes.power-h2020.eu/?location=challenge&loadP=3200

The rest of the "climate change task and finish group" is scheduled as follows originally. (NB: It is subject to change now due to the elections)
6th November, theme planning/housing
11th December, theme TBC
23th Jan, theme TBC
13th Feb final report. Task group to consider it's findings, make recommendations/draw up action plan/finalise report

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Extinction Rebellion - Open Meeting - 4th November



Extinction Rebellion Milton Keynes (XR-MK) invite you to their open meeting on 4th Nov from 7.30pm @ Trinity Centre in Fishermead. Voluntary contribution of £1-2 towards cost of venue appreciated. 

7.30 - 8pm - Introduction for new members
8 - 9.30pm - Full meeting. 

Visit their facebook page for more information - https://www.facebook.com/events/411408829789817/ 

Saturday, 26 October 2019

The real trade war - 7th November

Our friends at the MK Peace and Justice Network have organised for Nick Dearden to speak to us on trade. He will talk about how trade deals are long lasting, undemocratic and promote the interests of powerful corporations. Join them at 7.30 on 7th November at MK central library or visit their Facebook page to find out more.


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Brooklands Community Litter Pick - 3rd November



Come along for an hour to help your community be a better cleaner place.
Families welcome, children must be accompanied by adults.  Equipment will be provided but please wear appropriate footwear and clothes.

Meeting at Brookland meadow park adjacent to the junction of Saxonia Boulevard and Ark Royal. The event will be from 2 - 3pm.

This event is organised and run by volunteers through Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors, please see their facebook event page for any questions. Or visit the Parks Trust website for information. 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Make A Difference Day - 26th October



Join The Parks Trust on the biggest volunteering day of the year as they tidy up at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.

A great free event for all the family to get involved with and help restore some Milton Keynes parkland and habitat. Families welcome, Children aged 8 and above, must be supervised at all times. Please come dressed for outside work, sturdy shoes/boots and come prepared for wet weather.

The aim is to improve access to nature for all by clearing the main paths and opening up views of the warbler bird hide. Easier tasks include sweeping boardwalks, bird hides and re-stocking the bird feeders.

Parking and toilets are available at Linford Lakes Education Centre, Wolverton Road, Great Linford, MK14 5AH.

Light refreshments available and guided walk of the reserve at the end of the session.

For more information please contact Volunteering@theparkstrust.com or visit the website.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Pop Up Tomorrow

September and October 2019 see the Global Climate Strikes, School Strikes and Extinction Rebellion’s International fortnight of mass civil disobedience. Pop Up Tomorrow invites you to dare to imagine with others what it could be like if they succeed. What if these actions unlock a previously unimaginable cascade of positive consequences, a historically extraordinary sequence of events? An aligning of political will, resources, determination and imagination?

Join us as we step into an imagined future to collectively vision, playfully build and then physically inhabit a 3D vision of a Zero Carbon Britain in 2030.

All are welcome for a day that will change the way you think about the future.

Bring yourself, your lunch, and your imagination.

Pop Up Tomorrow will be hosted by Rob Hopkins of Transition Network with Kate Raworth author of Doughnut Economics, and facilitated by Ruth Ben-Tovim and Lucy Neal from Encounters Arts who work across the UK, bringing people together to share their stories, experiences, ideas and visions.

Ages: 8+

Tickets: £5 and £3 concessions

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-up-tomorrow-london-tickets-75124552559