Make a Day of it on 3rd December

  It’s not long now until the Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights 2011 switch on event. Saturday 3rd December is the date Why not make a real Chrismassy day of it. You could start at 10:30 in Newport Pagnell Library where the Friends of Newport Pagnell library (FONPL) are holding their first ever event. A reading … [Read more…]

Annual Horticultural Show

After a bit of a slow start the annual show ended up with 360 entries into the various categories. Its not just about fruit and vegetables, there are classes for photography, handicrafts, cooking as well as classes for children.   Next years show is hoped to be even bigger so start planning what you are … [Read more…]

Tree Sculpture Ideas Required

In Ousebank Gardens near to the steps into the river there is a tree that Milton Keynes council has deemed dangerous and so it must be felled. The council has suggested that the stump is used for a tree sculpture and has asked for suggestions as to what the sculpture should be. Perhaps it should … [Read more…]

Not one but Two Awards

Here at we are delighted to announce that not only did Newport Pagnell in Bloom receive a Silver Award in the Britain in Bloom Thames and Chilterns Town Category. They also gained the Thames and Chilterns Regional Award for ‘Best Overall Clean and Tidy’. The judges said lots of complimentary things about Newport Pagnell. … [Read more…]

Christmas Lights Switch on

The switching on of Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2011 Proceedings will start around 11am with entertainment from around 1pm with the lights switch on taking place at 5pm There will be a temporary road closure on the High Street to enable the Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights Parade to … [Read more…]

Would you like to join the Muster Team for 2012?

  Would you like to join the Muster Team for 2012? A record number of walkers (+500) put their best foot forward on September 10th and took part in the Newport Muster 2011. Now plans for Newport Muster 2012 on the 8th September are under way and the organisers need to recruit additional volunteers to … [Read more…]


HULA Animal Rescue WINTER WARMER Sunday 13th NOVEMBER 1pm–3:30pm at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station) GRAB AN EARLY CHRISTMAS BARGAIN MEET THE RESCUED ANIMALS CHILDREN’S TOYS, BOOKS & CLOTHES Personalised T Shirts Online DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS Admission only £2 adults … [Read more…]

MK Library Consultation – Thursday 27th October 2011

The meeting will be held at Newport Pagnell Library from 6pm-7pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the current library situation in Milton Keynes, to discuss which libraries are to stay and which are to go and look at the options available. We are also looking for volunteers who would be prepared to give … [Read more…]

Town Council Planting Plans for 2012

Free wild flower seeds are available for registered ‘In Bloom’ groups. If you have suggestions where wild flowers could be planted in the town please let the town council know The Town Council is also thinking about applying for funding from the Defra BIG Tree Plant which runs until 2015 with £4.2m available in England … [Read more…]

Wartime Evacuee

The other day we received this email Hi, my dad was evacuated to Newport Pagnell during the early part of the Second World War. I’m hoping that I might be able to trace records of his time in Newport Pagnell and people that he lived with. I’ve approached a number of people in and around … [Read more…]

HULA Animal Rescue Animal Blessing Day

HULA Animal Rescue ANIMAL BLESSING OPEN DAY Sunday 16th OCTOBER 1pm–3:30pm at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)   ANIMAL BLESSING @ 3PM VIEW PETS NEEDING GOOD HOMES CHILDREN’S GAMES BAZAAR & CHILDREN’S CORNER HOME-MADE REFRESHMENTS MEET RESCUED PETS, … [Read more…]

Walking in sunshine

Generation Walk September

Hundreds of Sunday walkers in trainers, flip-flops and stout walking shoes put their best foot forward at Age UK Milton Keynes’ fundraising Generation Walk on Sunday 18th September. The sun shone on Emberton Country Park as people of all ages made their way round a picturesque lakeside route to raise funds for the local charity … [Read more…]

Haunted Places in Newport Pagnell

A new book has just been published about the many ghosts of Newport Pagnell. Haunted Places in Newport Pagnell includes chilling ghost tales and local legends featuring murder, mystery and intrigue. Author Julie Wilson has unravelled stories about a mysterious monk, a whispering child and a woman who burned to death. Remarkably, it’s thought that … [Read more…]