Drugs worth £1 Million seized in Newport Pagnell

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

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.

newport pagnell candle vigil

HULA Animal Rescue CHILDREN’S OPEN DAY Sunday 13th JULY 1-4pm

HULA Animal Rescue

Sunday 13th JULY 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)

Fun & Games for the Children
Children’s Toys, Books, Clothes
Bazaar & Book Store Bargains
HULA Dog Parade at 2pm
Meet the Resident Farm Animals
Delicious Refreshments

Dogs welcome & please invite your friends

Admission only £2 adults & Children FREE
FREE Parking


Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115
Website: www.hularescue.org    Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

Hula Animal Rescue

Hula Animal Rescue

Newport Pagnell Carnival 5th/6th July 2014

Newport Pagnell Carnival 2014

Don’t forget this weekend is carnival weekend in Newport Pagnell

The Newport Pagnell Carnival is a two day event this year so there are twice as many chances to enjoy yourself. There will be all the usual favourites with the parade through the high street the food stalls funfair and various other stall as well as displays a mascot race and of course the Dad’s favourite the beer tent will be their as well

The running order for the two days is:

Newport Pagnell Carnival Saturday 5th July
- Main parade (12pm)
- Petting Zoo
- Live music stage (1pm- 6pm)
- Parade Trophies given out (2.20pm)
- Lots of Stalls
- Mascot Race (3.15pm)
- Carni Croc
- Visiting Carnival Courts

Newport Pagnell Carnival Sunday 6th July
- Classic Car Rally (12pm)
- Motoring show
- Carboot Sale (12pm – 4pm)
- Duck Race (2.30pm)

All weekend
- Funfair
- Lots of food options
- Licensed Bar
- Free Onsite parking (via Nene Close)
- Rodeo Bull
- Golf games

Saturday Entry to Riverside Meadow is £1 Adults and 50p for Kids & OAP’s

Sunday is FREE entry all day

Newport Pagnell Carnival classic Cars

Classic cars at Newport Pagnell Carnival

Yaw comes to Sherington School (again).

Yaw comes to Sherington School (again).

Once again the arrival of multi-talented artist, story-teller and performer Yaw Asiyama heralds a lot of hard work,

fun and extraordinary outcomes. With our partnership school the children of Key Stage 1 had four days of busy work that just flew by. Thank you Yaw for such stimulating ideas.


It was fun when we did the puppet show in front of the audience…it was different to a normal day at school. We made up our own stories and made puppets. I would like to do it again.” Polly Y2

There is great buzz about the school when Yaw is working with the children. Polly really enjoyed having St Andrew’s children in to school also. I just hope Yaw will be back again for Otis to have the same wonderful experience. Yaw has a great presence!”  Parent.

Yaw is clever and he is good at telling stories. Yaw told us a very interesting story about the elephant and the monkey.” Youcef Y1

Not to be outdone by KS1 our Reception Class had their own creative project with students from Rushden College. This was a follow-up liaison activity resulting from the annual Fireworks and Lanterns Festival. We are very grateful to Paul Bocking (Asst Ht), Helen Hassan (Assistant Principal) and their students Alisha Bassi and Alice Pamplin for a lovely hard-working day.


A fine early summer day saw us take the cross-country route to Emberton to meet with many friends from Emberton School and to renew fraternal links. The walk gave us a good appetite for lunch in the park followed by some games and use of the recreational play-park. This geography field-trip was the beginning of our studies of the local area looking at human and natural geographical features.


Margaret Broadhurst (Governor) writes, I am impressed with the art work the Reception children were developing. The children’s work was imaginative and all the children were motivated and engaged, working hard in their groups. The slide show shows* and ‘latest news’ presentation on the front page of the website was user friendly and riveting. These two projects have added great experiences for the children. Seeing the children in their yellow vests shows how the Emberton walk took on some of the suggestions from the last walk.  I think it is so valuable for the children to look at the countryside through new eyes and to be immersed in it for a school day. I’m glad the children had the opportunity for the walk again.  Amy highlighted what the children had learned about being safe on the roads and the science and geography input.  I’m pleased that the children have a sense of what geography is about – the looking at landscape from this point of view”.

*to be found on our new website


Stoke Goldington CE First School July update

Stoke Goldington CE First School July update

The children at Stoke have been out and about once again with a couple of really fun, engaging visits.

Pupils from Busy Bees Early Years Foundation Stage visited the Tesco store at Kingston as part of Tesco’s ‘Eat Happy Project’ which gives children the opportunity to fully explore where their food comes from. The 11 children loved exploring the grocery, bakery and deli departments, with the chance to taste lots of different types of foods and to learn all about where fresh food comes from and how it’s produced.

Meanwhile, as part of the theme ‘Keeping Safe and Moving On,’ Year 2 children had the perfect chance to brush up their safety awareness skills with a trip to the Hazard Alley Safety Centre at Kiln Farm. The Centre features all sorts of interactive areas which recreate potentially hazardous situations whether it’s in the home, on the road, near water or on a building site.


The children particularly enjoyed learning how to make an emergency 999 telephone call

Safety-Centre-009and also how to put someone in the recovery position in the event of illness.


The whole School came together to take part in the St. Peter’s Church Flower Festival in Stoke Goldington, which took the theme of ‘The Circle of Life.’ Every child joined in with a photography competition, each taking a photo to the topic of ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small’ and all the photos were displayed at the weekend-long Church Festival.


The children also created their own fantastic flower and tree displays which were put up in Church and parents and families were able to visit to see their lively, colourful work.

Year 1 and 2 children are loving their science topic about mini-beasts and habitats with many enthusiastic mini-beast hunts in the School grounds and local area!

Of course at the end of the School year a special Leavers’ Service will enable all staff, children and families to wish a very fond farewell to our Year 2 pupils Magnus, Thomas, Georgia, Ruby, Sebastian and Jesse as they leave Stoke Goldington to move on to their next Schools.

* Has your child been allocated a place at a school which was not your first choice? Would you like your child to attend a school judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’? Unexpectedly there are a few places available at both Stoke Goldington and North Crawley Schools for September 2014 – please telephone Stoke Goldington on 01908 551253 or North Crawley on 01234 391282 for further details.

Yes U Kan says Age UK Milton Keynes

Yes U Kan says Age UK Milton Keynes

Don’t miss the boat!

The MK Dragon Boat Festival will be pushing off at 10am on Sunday 22nd June at Willen Lake. Staff and volunteers from local charity Age UK Milton Keynes, in the Age-U-Kan dragon boat, are looking forward to a thrilling day of racing and fundraising. 48 teams from local businesses and other organisations are taking part in this oar-some annual event. This year the paddlers will support the Information, Advice and Advocacy services of Age UK Milton Keynes, which help older people resolve financial, housing, health and care issues and many other concerns. The crews competing to win the Champions’ trophy include Readsoft UK’s “Sir Osis of the River” and Leica Geosystems Ltd’s “I Leica Paddle”, as well as John Lewis’ “Never Knowingly Underpaddled” and Tesco’s “Every Rower Helps”. Never mind the World Cup, the real excitement this weekend will be in Milton Keynes. Look out for the flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 2.45pm, enjoy the funfair rides, stalls, large inflatables and mini golf. Local radio station Heart 103.3 will be providing the bank-side music. Age UK Milton Keynes’ team of keen novices are in the first heat at 10am.

AgeUKMiltonKeynesTeamRaces set off every 15 minutes leading to the final at just after 4.30pm. Medals and trophies will be presented to the winners at 4.45pm by Age UK Milton Keynes’ Chief Executive Jane Palmer. For more information about the MK Dragon Boat Festival go to www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk or call 01780 470 718.

Why not make a donation to spur them on to row faster, you can find their virgin money giving page here. DONATE

North Crawley CofE School meets Gail Emms

North Crawley CofE School meets Gail Emms

The whole school participated in “Sports Week”

which was action packed, energetic and lots of fun. The week began with a ‘round robin’ of activities, hula hooping, competitive sports and badminton. Gail Emms visited the school to talk about her sporting experiences, showed the children her Olympic medals and let the children hold them!

DSCN0793She talked about hard work and perseverance. Gail coached each excited year group on badminton skills and games. On Tuesday the children dressed up as their favourite sports personalities and were invited to share a healthy breakfast and make fruit smoothies. Wednesday was action packed too with hockey in the morning and a talk by Mrs Allan about her preparation for the London Marathon in the afternoon. All the children were taught how to warm up, jog around the field and cool down. On Thursday we boarded a coach and spent the morning at Olney tennis courts with tennis coach, Justin. The children learnt how to do fore-hands and back-hands and by the end of the session some children were hitting rallies over the nets. Thursday afternoon involved a kick boxing demonstration by Isabelle’s mum. The children learnt how to protect themselves and mastered some self-defence moves. By Friday, although exhausted, the challenges continued! All children were given a pedometer to wear for the day. Who would walk the furthest on Friday? A special assembly was held at the end of the day where the children were invited to talk about the sports clubs they attend after school. These ranged from, horse riding, to skiing and trampolining.  Congratulations to Che who won the pedometer challenge. The children of North Crawley School are officially fit and healthy!