Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Stantonbury litter pick - 29th January

Wednesday 29th January- Stantonbury Litter Pick

Meet at Stantonbury Parish Council Offices at 9.30 a.m. We'll then continue around Stantonbury. 


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Springtime Scionwood Swap - 1st February


SPRINGTIME SCIONWOOD SWAP: BUCKINGHAM GARDEN CENTRE, BUCKINGHAM MK18 4AE

Bring your scionwood to share and swap with others, or offer or acquire for a small donation. This event will feature hundreds of rare, local and heritage apple, pear, plum and cherry varieties. They can be grafted on the day (as a paid service) onto purchased rootstocks of choice, or be taken home for grafting to make new fruit trees. This is a really great way to obtain and distribute rare and unusual varieties of fruit tree for gardens, home or community orchards, fields and hedgerows.


Date: Saturday 01-Feb-20, from 10.00am to 4:00pm (6 hours)
Venue: Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE


Price: FREE entry! Scionwood may be swapped for free, or acquired/provided for a small donation per piece or bundle, at the supplier’s discretion. Rootstocks are at their retail prices, discounted for five or more. There is also a charge for the grafting service per tree, with a discount for five trees or more.

Contact: Email Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Training course on tree grafting - 25th January




TRAINING COURSE: GRAFTING: ADDERBURY, OX17 3JY

Join MSOG’s Andy Howard for a hands-on training course to learn the theory, skills and
practice of creating new fruit trees via grafting. Find out about the different methods and techniques. Practise these to create two new fruit trees to take home, using your choice of rootstocks and scionwood from Andy’s extensive collection of traditional, heritage and rare fruit trees.


Date: Saturday 25-Jan-20, from 11.00am to 3.00pm (including lunchtime)
Venue: 27 Walton Avenue, Twyford, Adderbury, OX17 3JY

Price: £50 for MSOG members. £60 for non-members, who will receive free MSOG membership to 31- Mar-21. Free refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own packed lunch.

Contact: Email Andy at: johoward@metronet.co.uk or call him on: 07950 006813 to book your place

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Climate Cafe - 21st January

A wonderful evening combining co-listening on the climate emergency (and how we feel post-election!)
Event schedule:
18:30-19:00- Arrivals and welcome
19:00-19:30 -Co-listening and feedback
19:35-20:00 -Presentation by Kirsty Forshaw of https://plantingup.co.uk/ &https://transitionmk.blogspot.com/
20:00-20:30 networking & discussion

Tuesday 21st January 2020, 6.30 - 8.30pm at Camphill Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, MK15 9JY

Hanslope vegan fair - 25th January


Thursday, 16 January 2020

Love where you live days - 22nd January



Join Great Linford Parish Council's team of Parish Guardians, residents who care about their community, giving up their time to help with events and activities. Children are encouraged to take part (accompanied by an adult). All equipment is provided.

Date of the next clear up is 22nd January, 10am - 12 noon at Tongwell. Visit the Great Linford Parish Council's website for more information. 


Take A Climate Change Survey


Community Action: MK are conducting a survey to to gather residents’ voices on climate change to feedback to the Task and Finish Group at MK Council. It is important that the residents’ experiences are included and represented when moving forward with Climate policies locally.

Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey below


Community Action: MK Team will also be present at the Intu Shopping Centre on Wednesday 29th January to engage with the public about their experience of climate change and their ideas on how to best take action in their own communities. You will find them outside the Waterstones book shop in the Intu part of the shopping centre between 10am- 4pm. 


Thank you! 

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Planting Up - January Garden Work Party - 19th January

Planting Up - January Garden Work Party 
Sunday 19th January 


This month’s garden work party (aka “permblitz”) is about doing a few jobs to tidy up the garden before we spend the majority of our time indulging in our “bring & share” lunch and making plans for the year ahead. Hope you can join us from 11am - 2.30pm on Sunday 19 January. Visit the Planting Up website for more information.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Woughton Winter Wassail at Woughton Orchard - 25th January


Woughton Winter Wassail at Woughton Orchard 

Bring the family and join us for our traditional New Year celebration, to wish good health for
the orchards, wealth for the local community and a bountiful fruit harvest for 2020. Bring your musical instruments, pans and spoons, whistles or anything noisy! Help us make a jolly din to chase away pesky spirits as we process round the fruit trees, then fete the decorated ‘King and Queen of the Orchard’ and sing the traditional Wassail songs. Enjoy refreshments and a walk around the orchards to finish.

Date: Saturday 25-Jan-20, from 1.30pm to 4.00pm (2.5 hours)
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD
Price: FREE! Donations welcomed towards refreshments
Contact: Email Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance or visit their facebook page. 

Monday, 13 January 2020

Climate Change Task & Finish Group meeting on Energy - 23rd January

The Council has established a Task and Finish Group to research and make recommendations into how it can achieve its Sustainability Strategy ambitions for Milton Keynes to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050, helping to tackle climate change.

Environmental experts, as well as local people and businesses are being asked to come forward to share views and evidence for how Milton Keynes can be transformed into a post-carbon city.

The group will take evidence in writing and in person at evidence giving sessions. Please register and share your comments and suggestions publicly here, for us to discuss and put forward at the Council meetings.

This meeting seeks to address what action the Council needs to take to ensure that the energy requirements of Milton Keynes are carbon neutral by 2030. The written evidence for this is required by midday on the 9 January so that it can be circulated in advance with the agenda.

Join us in attending the Climate Change Task & Finish Group meetings at the Council’s Civic Offices on these dates:
“Energy” meeting on 23 January 2020 19:00 – 21.00 Room TBC
“Transport” meeting on 13 February 2020 19:00 – 21:00 Room TBC