Community Noticeboard 

Our Parish Council’s aim is to help make this a great community to live in and feel a part of, if you would like us to display any articles or information that will help our community please contact us. 

Neighbourhood Facebook Groups 

There are a number of Facebook groups, run by volunteers and who are a great source of local information and also a great way to meet people in your locality! 

Hummingbirds Children Centre 

Hummingbird Children Centre, located at Broughton Fields School, has been the heart of the community for 10 years supporting families and children to provide services and intervention from birth upwards. Facilitating services which help build support networks for parents and carers to give their children the best start in life. We offer a wide range of activities for all to access within the community, we provide sessions which support school readiness, information on finding local services such a childcare, early education, Healthcare and working in close partnership with other agencies to support employment or further education for adults. 
Our ethos at Hummingbirds is to provide a happy, relaxed and non-judgmental place where everyone can seek advice and activities to meet their family’s needs 
 
Unfortunately, in these uncertain times we have had to find new and creative ways to reach out to families at present, sessions have had to be put on hold. But the centre is still open for support to families via telephone 01908 609609. We also have a Facebook page Hummingbird Children’s Centre with lots of information and sharing ideas and activities. We can also offer Face to Face support on a 121 basis. Families can register online here. 

Useful Services 

Gentle Spaces - for those who are grieving 
 
They offer 
• a place for those who grieve 
• in a group setting 
• hosted and facilitated by trained volunteers 
• at a range of times and venues in MK 
• and a free service 
Gentle Spaces do not offer 
• a counselling service 
• support for those under 18 
Gentle Spaces are 
• based in MK 
• volunteers from local churches 
• trained in bereavement support 
• safeguarding compliant 
CLICK HERE to go to their website. 

Public Transport 

CLICK HERE to see a map of all the bus routes in Milton Keynes. 
MK Connect: Demand-responsive transport in Milton Keynes. 
MK Connect works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want: 
 
When you are ready to go, book a journey straight from your phone, tablet, computer, or by calling our contact centre. You’ll be picked up in minutes and dropped off steps from your destination. Once you enter your pickup and dropoff addresses, we’ll provide you with a ‘virtual bus stop’ where you will meet your driver — usually a nearby corner 150-250 metres away. This helps minimise detours and keeps things moving quickly. You’ll also be able to follow your vehicle’s progress in real-time, so you know exactly when to meet your driver. 
 
If there is an option to travel by a local scheduled bus, we will offer this option to you instead. 
 
Passengers with a wheelchair or disability will always be matched with a fully accessible vehicle, and the service is accessible to passengers with vision and hearing impairments, as well as those with additional needs. 
Ways to book. 
Download the MK Connect app: 
Use the web portal: http://mkconnect.app.ridewithvia.com/ 
Give them a ring: 01908 252526. 
Service hours. 
Monday-Saturday 6am-11pm, Sunday 9am-6pm, across the entire borough. 
Price. 
£3.50 during peak hours (7am-9am, 4.30pm-6.30pm), £2.50 at all other times. 
£1 for All in 1 MK cardholders. 
Free for Older Person’s and Disabled Person’s bus pass holders after 9.30am on weekdays and free all day on weekends. 

Newsletters and Information from other organisations 

  Thames Valley Police 

Where is my nearest Post Office? 

This is a very common query and in more recent times we have lost a Post Office within the parish. The easiest way to keep up with where your nearest post office is to click on this link HERE which will take you to a website that is regularly updated with all Post Office detail's.  

Where is my nearest Post Box? 

To find your nearest post box and the times it is collected from, including priority post boxes. Click on this link HERE. 

Online Security 

Are you 'Cyber Aware' CLICK HERE to find out how you can protect yourself online. 

Milton Keynes Libraries 

There are 9 Library locations across MK. The closest to our parish is Kingston Library. For a full list of locations & opening times click here. 
 

Adult Education 

Community Learning MK Adult Education, which is a part of MK Council, has been delivering courses to the adult population of Milton Keynes for more than 30 years.  
 
We offer a wide range of learning opportunities in arts and crafts, languages, IT and digital media, business and professional training, maths, English and ESOL and health and wellbeing. For more information click here. 

Local Coffee Mornings 

Coffee Mornings are a fantastic opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people living in your locality - oh and coffee and cake as well!! 
 
MK Village, All Saints Church, MK10 9AF. First Friday of the month. 9:30 -11:30am 
 
Broughton Pavilion, Tanfield Lane, MK10 9NJ. Third Friday of the month. 10:00 -11:30am. 
NOTE _ THESE ARE CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO COVID 

Community Speed Watch 

Community Speed Watch is run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers, working in partnership with PCSO's from Thames Valley Police. 
 
Their aim is to make the community a safer place for all, particularly the younger members of the community, especially within the school zones. 
 
If you would like to get involved then head over to the Brooklands and Broughton CSW Facebook Page 

Safer MK 

Working with the partner agencies and community stakeholders, we tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the lives of our residents, businesses and visitors. 
 
The aim is to make Milton Keynes a safer place by reducing the fear of crime, minimising the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime and by addressing community safety concerns. 
 

Milton Keynes Community Car Service 

Do you live in Milton Keynes? 
Do you struggle using buses and taxis to get to healthcare and other essential appointments and activities? 

Financial Help 

 
Universal Credit 
Get help applying for Universal Credit through the Citizens Advice help line. Click on the LINK to for more information. 
Turn2us 
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. 

Parking Services Fact Sheet 

Have you ever wondered: 
What powers does MK Council have? 
How can I arrange for restriction to be implemented? 
Parking enforcement. 
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