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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

The next parish council meeting is on Monday 17th July at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Bradwell Village.

Apologies

To receive apologies and approve reasons for absence.

Declaration of interests

Members to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they may have relating to items to be considered at the meeting.

Public Open Session

For members of the public to raise any questions or points of interest.

Minutes

To approve and sign the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 8 May 2017.

Chairman’s report

Councillor vacancy

To consider Mr H Atkins for co-option to the vacancy in Heelands Ward.

Accounts and Audit

7.1   To review the 2016-17 annual accounts

7.2   To review internal audit report and note any recommendations

7.3   To review and sign the Annual Governance Statement 2016-17

7.4   To review and sign the Annual Accounting Statements 2016-17.

Annual reviews

8.1   Standing orders

8.2   Financial regulations.

Finance

9.1   To approve schedule of receipts and payments

9.2   To consider purchase of a fireproof filing cabinet

9.3   To consider quotation for removal of ivy at The Barn, Abbey Road.

10  Suffolk Punch Site

To report progress and consider any action.

11  Community Safety Partnership Fund 2013-14

To report progress and consider any action.

12  Play Area Improvement Scheme 2016-17

To discuss suggested equipment options.

13  Play Area Improvement Scheme 2017-18

To consider applying to the fund for improvements to the Heelands Centre Local Play area.

14  Newsletter

To receive update from June Bryant.

15  Planning

To agree any comments, support or objections to current planning applications.

16  Correspondence

16.1   MKALC/MKC Conference actions

16.2   To note grant request from Bradwell Sports & Social Club to infill existing barrier around Sports Field

16.3   To deal with any correspondence that cannot wait until the next meeting.

17  New environmental and community matters reported by members

To receive new items for information / requiring attention.

18  Next meeting

Monday 26th June at Parish Office, 21 Glovers Lane, Heelands.

 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

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