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Welcome to the new website for Bradwell parish, Milton Keynes serving the grid squares of Bradwell Common, Bradwell Village, Heelands, Bradwell Abbey and Rooksley.

Recent news

This year's Annual Public Meeting is on Wednesday, 26th April, 7.30pm at Heelands Meeting Place and everyone is welcome. This year PC Lisa Roberts and Sarah Robinson will be giving us brief presentations on local policing and Twinkle Tots playgroup respectively.

Agenda - 

1. Chair's welcome and round up of the year 

2. Community awards and John Newbury Photographic Prize  

3. Refreshments break

4. Local policing presentation (PC Lisa Roberts, local PCSOs will also be attending)

5. Twinkle Tots presentation (Sarah Robinson and Natalie Parks)

6. Closing remarks and questions from the floor

This is an opportunity to get together, meet and talk with parish councillors and catch up with what's been happening over the last year. It's a public meeting and we hope to see you there!

On Thursday 9th March Milton Keynes Council agreed to the demolition of the Suffolk Punch and its replacement by a development of 27 houses, a small community centre and quite a lot of parking spaces. The decision was made by the narrowest of margins in front of a large turn-out of the Suffolk Punch's supporters and against a hard fought campaign by the local people, the parish council, ward councillors and Bucks Star Brewery.

Suffolk Punch
The Suffolk Punch in better days

The campaign to Save the Suffolk Punch was initiated even before the closure of the pub and has included: listing the site as an Asset of Community Value (2013); the Plan by MK Sieve to create a community centre on the site; the campaign against the (legally dubious) de-listing  as an ACV by Milton Keynes Council that was organised by the Friends of the Suffolk Punch as well as the opposition to the developer's plans (ongoing since 2015). The parish owns a special debt of gratitude to (Councillor) Robin Bradburn for his unceasing efforts.

 

 

Recent view of devastated trees
Trees on the site have already been destroyed

Finally, it was not all bad news and the campaign did manage to salvage some concessions, including a very significant last minute one made on the night: the making over of a small plot of land (effectively given by MK Council) to the parish council on which to build a community centre, together with some funding (£208 000) towards the building of a centre (which had already been promised). So that eventually a community facility should one day stand on (a small part of) the site.

 

 


 

The proposed plan for demolition and re-development of the Suffolk Punch is due to be heard at Development Control Committee meeting tonight (Thursday 9th March) at the Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes Council, at 7pm. The public are welcome to attend, although all the places for speaking on this have already been filled, it's not too late to show your interest by attending.

 

There is still time to enter our Annual Photo Competition.  Photos you have taken within our Parish in the last year are eligible – no professional photographers please.  in addition to being entries to win the prize of £50, as at the moment we are overhauling our webpage, we need local photographs to illustrate it, so we would like to include some of your photos with, of course, your permission.

Closing date for entries  is  20th March 2017, so not much time!  As usual no professional photographers, please, and the photo must be taken within Bradwell parish.  Winners will be notified at the beginning of April and presentations will be made at the Public Annual Meeting on 26th April.  The winner will receive the £50  John Newbury award, plus a large framed copy of their photograph and the runs up will receive  A4 framed copies of their photos.

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