MK East Development Consultation by St. James.
St. James Group are the principle developer for 80% of the land east of the M1 motorway, that is now known as Milton Keynes East.
The development is still in the pre-planning stages and the consultation will run until September.
St. James have a website with all the information on the proposed development and a brochure by St. James will be delivered to all residents in the village very shortly.
The parish council are in the process of consulting directly with St. James.
Ride it Out Cycling Challenge
Ride it Out is a challenge designed to motivate riders, new and seasoned, to enjoy all the benefits of biking. From the physical and mental benefits through to the fun and adventurous, riding a bike is a great way to help people get healthier and happier whilst helping the planet too. It’s a great way to grow participation significantly at the start of the biking season and support people to ride their bikes when they need it the most. Together we can prepare people for a long spring and summer of cycling.
To register in Milton Keynes
Ride it Out is a fantastic campaign which puts you in prize draws for logging cycle rides on their website, places you on local, international and organisation leaderboards and helps you set personal fitness and cycling goals. All you simply have to do is complete as much cycling as possible during the month of March, log your rides on the website and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic cycling related prizes!
Ride it Out is split into 4 weeks, each with its own motivation to start riding a bike.
Week 1 – Ride HEALTHY – an opportunity to saddle up and enjoy the all the awesome health & fitness benefits of biking like living longer, sleeping better and boosting your immune system.
Week 2 – Ride RELAXED – an invitation to shift down a gear and appreciate the wellbeing aspects of riding a bike. We’ll be slowing the pace to destress, reconnect with the outdoors and (restrictions permitting) share a ride with someone else.
Week 3 – Ride GREEN – a chance to trial switching a regular car or public transport journey to bike. It’s a challenge that’s great for the planet and frees up room on public transport for key workers!
Week 4 – Ride FREE – a week of adventure! Big or small, this week is about doing something or going somewhere new by bike.
We’re working with Love to Ride to get more people on bikes. Cycling can help us restart the economy whilst maintaining social distancing. It also improves public health and will help protect our NHS if there is a second wave. Every bike trip frees up space on public transport and the roads to help key workers get to essential jobs.
Where to Cycle
Milton Keynes is very lucky in the fact we have our amazing Redway system which is complimented by the beautiful leisure paths. We have some lovely cycle routes already mapped out and signposted for you to enjoy before, during and after Ride It Out. These include our 12 mile Millennium route and our brand new five Cultural Routes. More information on our cycle routes and their maps can be found here on our website; https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/cycling
Fancy making your own route? Use our journey planner and interactive map on our Get Smarter Travel website to design your own cycling adventure: https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/
New to cycling or just fancy some refresher and confidence boost training? We’ve got the perfect courses for you. Our partnership with Bikeability means we have excellent adult cycle training courses which can either teach you how to ride, build your confidence on quiet and local Redways and roads or teach you how to cycle on faster, busier grid roads! Sound interesting? Please visit here for more information https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/cycling/skills-training/bikeability-and-bikeability-plus-courses , or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santander Cycles MK Bike Hire
No bike? No problem! The Santander Cycles MK Bike Hire Scheme allows you to use one of the many bike docking stations dotted around MK to pick up your bike and either commute or explore. The docking station locations can be found here; https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/interactive-map?bike-repairs=1&bicycle-storage=1&santander-bike-dock=1&cycle-paths=1
MK Council Emergency Planning Advice
MK Council’s emergency planning advice for Flooding has recently been updated. This infomation and guidance on what to do in other emergencies can be found on their website.
Green Waste Collection
The collection of the Green bins has been suspended until further notice due to the impact of Covid-19 on the staff at Serco.
Waste Collection Pilot – Wheeled Bins 26 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
The pilot has been extended from 26 February to the 31 March 2021. Residents are to continue using the wheelie bins until that date. Milton Keynes Council will be writing to all on the pilot with more information.
More details of the scheme can be found at https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/recycling-pilot or you can phone 01908 253334. You can also email the team with your queries or feedback at email@example.com
The collection day for Moulsoe will stay the same, so your bins will need to be put out on a Tuesday. With the pilot scheme it is possible that the time bins are collected will change, so please ensure your bins are placed at the boundary of your property nearest the highway by 7am on the day of collection.
Waste and Recycling Collections
Recycling and Waste collections take place every Tuesday, this day will only change during Christmas and New Year period. Those changes will be available via the MK Council website below and will be posted on the village Facebook page.
Please remember, don’t leave your household waste blocking roads or pathways or outside other people’s property. Your bins must be placed at the boundary of your property nearest the highway by 7am on the day of collection. Don’t leave bins out for collection too early – too early is considered to be before 5pm the day before your collection. For more information about Recycling and Waste, visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling
To report a missed collection please go to https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/pay-report-apply/report-it
Walking around Moulsoe
Please keep to the footpaths when walking around the village and fields a copy of the Public Rights of Way can be found here at Moulsoe Footpaths or you can also access this information and print maps on the Milton Keynes Council website here:
Go to My Maps, navigate over to Moulsoe on the Map, then click on “Public Rights of Way” from the list on the left side to turn on the rights of way layer. The bridleways will be marked in green, and footpaths in purple.
Please remember that the footpaths (yellow markers) are for walking and running and not for cycling. The bridleways (blue markers) can be used for cycling as well as walking & horse riding.
Please don’t ride bikes on the footpaths around the fields.
Household Waste and Recycling Centres
MK Council have introduced a series of measures to make sure that both the workers and the public will be able to maintain social distancing at these sites. The most critical of these is a booking system which will stagger the number of people at the site, ensure that queues are kept at a minimum and that this vital service benefits the residents of Milton Keynes.
No one will be able to drop off materials without making a prior booking.
Anyone wishing to attend a HWRC will be required to book a 15 minute slot by contacting Customer Services on 01908 252811 or a slot can be booked online. For more details on booking please go to the MK Council website https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/community-recycling-centres-tips.
On arrival at the HWRC, residents will be required to show confirmation of booking and identification.
The safety of the public and the teams is essential so anyone who feels ill with COVID-19 symptoms must not visit the sites.
HWRC staff will not be able to assist with carrying items so please ensure that you come to the tip with whoever helped you load heavy items into your vehicle.
Milton Keynes East Development
Milton Keynes Council consultation on the proposed development ran from 7 August 2019 to the 16 October 2019. The Parish Councils responded to the consultation document.
Smart Motorways M1 Junctions 13-16 Road Closures
For the most up-to-date information go to – https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m1-junction-13-to-junction-16-smart-motorway/
Highways England Customer Contact Centre – 0300 123 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High speed broadband is now available in village. This was a project sponsored by the Parish Council since 2016 – both FTTC and FTTP broadband is available dependant on your location in the village.
IDNet, who has provided upgraded internet access in Moulsoe for the past two years, will donate a minimum of £1.50 per month to St. Mary’s Church for any new IDNet broadband/telephone connections. This applies to residents in Moulsoe and across the borough by quoting STMARYSMOULSOE. To check availability please go to www.idnet.net.
For the church to benefit please refer to the St Mary’s link before placing any orders and if you have any inquires please email email@example.com
Home Security Assessment
Our local PCSO Arlene Ormston can offer residents a free home security assessment. If you would like to make an appointment please contact Arlene email Arlene.Ormston@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
There is also a Home Security Advice leaflet that can be found here – Home Security Advice.
Have we missed something? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 22 February 2021