How to report things in your community, physical things such as abandoned shopping trolleys, graffiti and full dog poop bins or sensitive issues such as hate crime, domestic abuse or safeguarding. We hope that we can provide you with all the information here to be able to let the right people know.
Contact the anti-social behaviour team at Milton Keynes Council:
Telephone: 01908 252937 (option 4)
In writing: ASB Team, Housing, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ
In person: At the above address
If you have already reported 3 incidents of anti-social behaviour in the last 6 months to the council, police or your social housing provider and feel that the issues have not been resolved, you can request a Community Trigger review of your case.
In writing: Community Safety, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ
In person: at the above address.
The Parks Trust
Many of our beautiful green spaces, for example Broughton Brook and Brooklands Meadow are maintained by The Parks Trust, an independent charity who care for over 6,000 acres of Milton Keynes green spaces.
Telephone: 01908 233600
Every year thousands of reports from the public help the police keep communities safe from terrorism.
If you’ve seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. Your actions could save lives.
In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.
You can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.
What is hate crime?
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference.
It doesn’t always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime. The same goes for someone posting abusive or offensive messages about you online.
Milton Keynes Council A-C
You can contact Milton Keynes Council to report many issues:
Abandoned and sublet properties
Benefit change of circumstances
Comments, compliments and complaints
Council Tax Change of Circumstances (moving home)
Milton Keynes Council D-F
Dead animals in public places
Dumped rubbish and abandoned shopping trolleys
Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) new arrivals notification form
Flooding and Drainage Issues
Food related complaint
Milton Keynes Council G-O
Hazardous debris on roads and broken glass
Health and safety
Highways maintenance issues
Landscaping, Parks, and Open Spaces
Littering/litter bins and dog fouling
Missed refuse and recycling collections
Object to planning application
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Parks and open spaces
Planning enforcement inquiry
Pre-application advice for planning
Private trees/shrubs overhanging the highway
Public health - sewers and drains
Roads, footways and redways
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Signs, street name plates, posts, bollards and mirrors on highway
Tobacco - sellers of counterfeit, foreign labelled or illegal tobacco
Traffic lights, pedestrians and zebra crossings
Communities have a big part to play in recognising abuse, if you suspect anyone is a victim then please contact one of the helplines below.
You will always be taken seriously and protection and support is available. You can also report it to Thames Valley Police online or by telephone on 101 at any time to report an incident.
Should you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Always call 999 if there is a crime in action or immediate threat to life.
Modern Day Slavery
Modern slavery could be happening in your community so it’s important you know the signs that could indicate someone is a victim of this crime.
The signs aren’t always obvious but there are some that you may notice:
Do they look scruffy, malnourished or injured?
Are they acting anxious, afraid or unable to make eye contact?
are they doing long hours, wearing unsuitable clothing or have the wrong equipment for the job?
Is where they are living overcrowded, poorly maintained or are the curtains always closed?
Do they behave like they’re being instructed by someone else, picked up / dropped off at the same time and place every day or don’t have access to money or identification
To report a suspicion or seek advice you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline confidentially on 08000 121 700. This is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Concerns about a child
If you are worried about a child in Milton Keynes please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01908 253169/253170 for advice or to make a referral, 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm Friday.
The out of hours Emergency Social work team can be contacted on 01908 265545.
If you are concerned a child is at immediate risk of harm please call Thames Valley Police on 999. If you require advice from Thames Valley police or to report a crime, please dial 101.
NSPCC - Helpline 0808 800 5000
Childline - Free, confidential advice and support for children 18 and under 0800 1111
The Home Office defines domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:
MK Act - A local charity that has been helping victims of domestic abuse in Mk for 40 years.
Helpline - 0344 375 4307 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
National Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hours)
0808 2000 247