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Private Rents in Milton Keynes are very high. This is a particular problem for low income households because Housing Benefit is capped off by the Government and has been frozen since 2015 and this impacts on local families.

1,168 children spent Easter in Temporary Accommodation

Private Rents in Milton Keynes are very high. This is a particular problem for low income households because Housing Benefit is capped off by the Government and has been frozen... Read more

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A Local Councillor says more accessible disabled parking bays are needed at the purpose built Shenley Extra Care Village. The Village provides 300 homes for people aged 60 plus and around 20% of residents receive care and support. However, there are only 22 disabled parking  bays.

Extra Care Village should provide more Disabled Parking

A Local Councillor says more accessible disabled parking bays are needed at the purpose built Shenley Extra Care Village. The Village provides 300 homes for people aged 60 plus and... Read more

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As part of Milton Keynes Labour Party’s 100th birthday celebrations, we always intended to hold a summer picnic. Following the murder of our colleague, Jo Cox MP. we have decided to open the event up to the wider public, as part of the Great Get Together Weekend.  The picnic will be held at Willen Lake Park on Saturday 17 June, and all are welcome.

Great Get Together - 17 June

As part of Milton Keynes Labour Party’s 100th birthday celebrations, we always intended to hold a summer picnic. Following the murder of our colleague, Jo Cox MP. we have decided... Read more

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A good school meal, every day, helps children to do better at school. It improves academic performance. There is a lot of evidence that when everyone, regardless of income, has a free school meal, the take up of meals is maximised1. One in five children in MK schools come from a household in poverty. We know that 55% of people in poverty are in working households2.

Good school dinners: the key to success

A good school meal, every day, helps children to do better at school. It improves academic performance. There is a lot of evidence that when everyone, regardless of income, has... Read more

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This Tuesday (4 April 2017) Milton Keynes Council Cabinet will agree a £10 million pound investment in a new Cancer Therapy centre at the Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Council invests £10 million in new Cancer Therapy Centre

This Tuesday (4 April 2017) Milton Keynes Council Cabinet will agree a £10 million pound investment in a new Cancer Therapy centre at the Milton Keynes University Hospital. Read more

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A peer review of Milton Keynes Councils in-house Home Care Service has highlighted a high quality and highly valued service described as an "exemplar of Best Practice".

Home Care Service and staff: ‘Highly Valued’ ‘Trusted’ and ‘Best Practice.’

  A peer review of Milton Keynes Councils in-house Home Care Service has highlighted a high quality and highly valued service described as an "exemplar of Best Practice". Read more

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When the Willen GP practice closed it took several years to sort out its re-opening and a Labour Councillor wants guarantees local residents won’t experience similar problems with the local surgery on Neath Hill.

Guarantees needed on Neath Hill GP Practice

When the Willen GP practice closed it took several years to sort out its re-opening and a Labour Councillor wants guarantees local residents won’t experience similar problems with the local... Read more

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A special meeting of the residents of Mellish Court is being held on Saturday 8th April to address growing concerns over the lifts, over the concierge service in the building and to look at ways to modernise the CCTV and to improve the cleaning and maintenance in the block.

The special Saturday morning meeting has been organised by Cllr Mick Legg, who grew up in the road next to Mellish Court and has seen the building overlooked for effective improvement over many years.

Mellish Court Needs a Lift and makeover

A special meeting of the residents of Mellish Court is being held on Saturday 8th April to address growing concerns over the lifts, over the concierge service in the building... Read more

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Three local Labour Councillors are asking a Town Council to think again after Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council voted to end the provision of free swimming for OAPs and young people. It will save around £13,000 pounds.

Bletchley Councillors call upon Town Council to Think Again over Ending Free Swimming

Three local Labour Councillors are asking a Town Council to think again after Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council voted to end the provision of free swimming for OAPs and... Read more

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Two Milton Keynes sheltered housing schemes have won ‘Highly Recommended awards in the National Housing for Older People awards 2017.  These are Petworth House in Great Holm and Hungerford House on Emerson Valley.  Councillor Nigel Long is pictured at a recent visit to Hungerford above.

MK Sheltered Housing schemes win national awards

Two Milton Keynes sheltered housing schemes have won ‘Highly Recommended awards in the National Housing for Older People awards 2017.  These are Petworth House in Great Holm and Hungerford House... Read more

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