P R E S S R E L E A S E
Newport Pagnell Town Council is delighted that the town has once more managed to achieve a Silver Gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom, despite the fact that the rules have changed and we have now been placed in a category with much larger towns than our own, most of whom also have much larger budgets with significant numbers of grounds staff working on their project. A great deal of the work undertaken in Newport is done by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring that this project goes ahead, and huge thanks must go to John Smith and the Partnership Gardening Group for their efforts in achieving this prestigious result.
However, commendations must also go to the schools for their contributions, particularly Ousedale School for their outstanding eco-centre, and to Councillor Sidebottom and Simon Baines who manage the all-important horticultural show.
In presenting the award the judges commented as follows: “A real sense of pride was displayed by our hosts. This was clearly well placed with residents doing their bit to add to an already well cared for and welcoming town.” They added that the baskets and tubs provided by the Town Council are magnificent this year, and do much to enhance the High Street, and they were pleased to see that individual contributions from residents and businesses go towards extending these each year.
Thames Valley Police is today (20/9) at the scene of a residential property in Newport Pagnell, where historic First and Second World War munitions have been located.
An inquest into the death of a 21-year-old man, whose body was found in Furzton Lake last week, opened today.
The death of popular Alex Todd-Weller may have been prevented had police responded correctly to a call from a concerned passer-by, the Citizen can exclusively reveal.
HULA Animal Rescue
FETE & FUN DOG SHOW
Sunday 14th SEPTEMBER
at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ
Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)
Dog Classes for all
Doggie Games & Scurry
Fun Photo Competition
(bring your pet photos)
Fun & Games for Children
Bazaar & Book Store Bargains
Meet the Resident Farm Animals
Dogs welcome & please invite your friends
Admission only £2 adults & Children £1
ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA’S ANIMALS
Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115
Website: www.hularescue.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayor of Milton Keynes has resigned after it emerged he personally vouched for the taxi driver’s licence of a man who had committed a string of sexual offences.
POLICE have paid tribute to an ‘exemplary’ Newport Pagnell cop who was tragically killed in a road accident this week.
HULA Animal Rescue SUMMER OPEN DAY Sunday 10th AUGUST 1-4pm
at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)
American & Classic Car Display (weather permitting) Free entry if you arrive in your own classic car! Help Feed the Farm Animals @ 1:30 Fun & Games for the Children CAR BOOT SALE Bazaar & Book Store Bargains HULA Dog Parade @ 2:30 Delicious Refreshments Dogs welcome & please invite your friends Admission only £2 adults & Children FREE FREE Parking ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA’S ANIMALS Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115 Website: www.hularescue.org Email: email@example.com
Hula Animal Rescue
A SUBWAY store is to open in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes.
Stoke Goldington CE First School August update
All the children and staff are currently enjoying a very well-deserved Summer break! The run-up to the end of term featured a flurry of outings, special assemblies, sports day and a memorable Leavers’ Service as we said our fond farewells to Magnus, Thomas, Georgia, Ruby, Sebastian and Jesse.
This year for the first time Sports Day was held in conjunction with our partner School North Crawley CE First School, which enabled all 51 children to enjoy a full day of sporting activities and competitions together. The day started off at Stoke Goldington School with Mr. Mangan from Premier Sports running a fun morning of PE sessions for all the pupils. Then after lunch everyone walked across the High Street to Stoke’s playing field for a brilliant afternoon of competitions in the sunshine. With a ‘World Cup’ theme to boot, different teams excitedly moved around the field doing shotput, ‘beat the goalie’ competitions and many more, culminating in the traditional hotly-contested running races – both for pupils and Mums & Dads of course! Overall team ‘Italy’ emerged as triumphant winners, with ‘England’ and ‘Brazil’ in joint second place.
It was a fantastic day for both Schools and adds to the range of events and visits the Schools both currently enjoy together.
Stoke Goldington pupils also enjoyed a fascinating visit to three different churches in Olney, plus The Cowper and Newton Museum, as part of their ‘Reflection Week.’ The whole School admired the amazing stained glass in St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, explored the 250-year old font in the Baptist Church and found out more about the work of the United Reformed Church too. The children also walked to the Catholic Church to admire it from the outside. At The Cowper and Newton Museum they were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens
and had great fun dressing up as characters from the Georgian era during a very much ‘hands-on’ tour from the Museum curator. It was a packed day with the perfect opportunity to see so many different places of worship which are so often unexplored and right on our doorstep.
* For further information about our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ School please telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908-551253 or visit the School website at www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk
U13 Pre-Season Training Starts Thursday 7th August 6:30pm until 7:45pm at the club.
Drugs worth £1 Million seized in Newport Pagnell
POLICE have seized drugs worth £1million from a business in Howard Way, Newport Pagnell.
At 2am on Monday morning officers raided a business premises in Howard Way Newport Pagnell and seized a significant quantity of cannabis with an estimated street value of £1 million pounds.
Detective Inspector Ian Jarvis reportedly said “This is a fantastic seizure of a large amount of drugs, taken directly off the streets of Milton Keynes. Criminals will not be allowed to profits from this kind of illegal activity, which harms our local communities. We will do everything we can to stop them”
Were you in the area at the time? Did you see the raid or the build up to it? If you have any pictures of the raid or further information about it please use the contact page of this website to send us your information.
If you have any information about the drugs at the premises please contact Thames valley police or you can provide information anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
A candle vigil to commemorate the start of the Great War
Newport Pagnell Town Council, The Royal British Legion, and St Peter and St Paul’s Church have joined forces to bring you an extra-ordinary event to commemorate the start of World War I.
At 10.45 pm on 4th August 2014, residents are invited to gather at the War Memorial outside of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, where the names of those who gave their lives will be called out. Candles will be lit in commemoration. Everyone will then file into the Church, and at 11 pm,100 years after the exact moment World War I was declared, the candles will be blown out.
Do come along and join us for a never-to-be-forgotten experience of what it was like when the lights went out all over Britain. This is a real opportunity for adults and children alike to be involved in an historical moment of a time almost, but not quite, beyond living memory.
Bring your own candle, and if possible purchase them from Marks and Spencer because they will be donating funds from these to the Royal British Legion.
A DRAMATIC video of a cyclist being hit by a car has been shared with MKWeb and now the victim is warning those on both two and four wheels to be more careful.