This year the Town Council is delighted to announce it will be holding its Annual Town Meeting on the 23th April 2015, at 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell.

Not only will you be treated to the delights of the Ousedale School Orchestra, you will also hear from the Mayor, the Newport Pagnell Partnership and will get feedback on the all-important Neighbourhood Plan for Newport Pagnell. Your voice is critical in the development of this plan, so we hope to see you there.

Everyone is invited. Do join us for a glass of wine or orange juice.

Do you know of anyone living within the town who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding good works or their voluntary contributions to Newport Pagnell for the last year or over many years?

If you do and would like to nominate them for the Town Award then please write

to the Town Clerk, Shar Roselman, Newport Pagnell Town Council, 80 High Street, MK16 8AQ, or e mail by 10th April 2015. We will need a brief paragraph of about 100 words explaining why this person deserves the award.

The Town Council is delighted to receive nominations from people in all walks of life. The award will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting on 23th April 2015.

robbery at Newport Pagnell Tesco Express

robbery in Newport Pagnell

The robbery happened at Tesco Express in Elthorne Way, Newport Pagnell, at about 10.45pm on Tuesday 3 March.

The offender entered the store and approached the till.

Witnesses reported that the offender then produced a knife and claw hammer before demanding money from a member of staff.

The staff member fled the store and locked the doors.

The offender then forced open the till and stole a quantity of cash before smashing the glass doors to the store and fleeing on foot towards Kingfisher Surgery.

The offender is white, about 5ft 8ins and of medium build. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket and a scarf which covered his face. He spoke with a local accent.

Investigating officer, Det Con Greg Hughes of Force CID based at Milton Keynes police station said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident to contact police via 101.

“If you saw anything suspicious or recognise the description of the offender then please come forward because your information could help our investigation.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

Stoke Goldington CE First School update – March Update

A short 5-week half term sees School with a packed programme of activities this month to ensure everything fits in before a well-deserved Easter break!

The ‘Space’ topic across all 27 pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage (the Busy Bees) through to Year 2’s Learning Ladybirds continues in earnest with an emphasis on developing fantasy stories and welcoming a special ‘alien landing’ to the playground.

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Attentions then turn to ‘Healthy Week’ with a particular focus on sports. The children will be trying their hand at as many different sports as possible across 5 days, one example being indoor bowling which they’ll be exploring at the Village Hall with a local bowling group.

The religious festival of Easter also prompts many special activities, from a special Easter assembly to arts, crafts, makes & bakes galore all with an Easter theme.

Amongst all of that, World Book Day inspires a whole ‘Book Week’ of special activities, as one day alone doesn’t seem enough to explore all the opportunities this fantastic literacy-based event provides.


The whole School will be dressing-up to celebrate World Book Day itself, all themed towards a chosen writer who is yet to be announced – watch this space! The book extravaganza continues with a trip to Olney Library during which the children can explore the Library’s extensive range of children’s’ books and resources and also get the chance to listen to a special ‘reading’ by one of the children’s’ librarians.

All 27 pupils will also be visiting the Oxfam Books & Music Shop in Olney. Here they’ll listen to another special ‘reading’ in the kids’ corner and also venture upstairs to discover how the hundreds of books which are donated to the bookshop every month are sorted and logged before being sold. The pupils will be able to see how very old, historical books are researched before going on the shop floor, with all book sales raising funds for Oxfam projects around the world.


School is currently very pleased to have an extra pair of hands for 10-weeks with Phillipa joining the setting on a placement from Sponne School in Towcester. Phillipa is helping out with all the classes across different year groups.

Don’t forget the Friends of Stoke Goldington CE First School’s next fundraising event which is their popular annual Quiz on Saturday 21st March at Stoke Goldington Village Hall. Tickets are £10 per head and include a hot supper – book yours from Abby White on 07974-216902. The prize for first place at the Quiz is always hotly-contested and highly sought-after!

* If you are looking for an ‘Outstanding’ School for your child for entry in September 2015, please telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908 551253 or see the School website

HULA Animal Rescue MUM’S the WORD



HULA Animal Rescue
Sunday 8th MARCH
at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ
Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)
Beauty Treatments for Humans & Dogs
HULA Dog Parade @ 2:30pm
Quizzes & Family Fun
BAZAAR & Pet Bed Shed Bargains
Refreshments in ?The Trough? Cafe
Dogs welcome & please invite your friends
Admission only £2 adults & Children free
FREE Parking