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Please can we remind people again, that dogs are to be kept on leads in the Recreation Ground? This is for the safety of other people and other dogs but also so that dog owners are aware of when their dog is relieving itself. In these dark evenings we are now seeing increased incidents of owners not 'realising', making it unsafe for children, football players and other Rec. Users. Thank you for your consideration to all.

Hanslope Community Hall at the Rec. Ground now open for bookings.  Local groups particularly welcome.  Capacity 100. Photos attached below.

Temporary closure of Forest Road 15th-18th November 2021: Documents attached below

Allotment Holders: The water is back on and will be switched off for the winter on 1/11/21.  The gates will be locked from 1/11/21 to 1/4/22 to preserve the ridings.  Thank you. 

Temporary Footpath Closure: Adjacent to Hanslope Fields (Bloor) estate - opposite Recreation Ground off Castlethorpe Road, runs parallel to Western Drive, Oct 2021 - April 2022 - see PDF attached.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit - Attached

Updated 33 Bus service timetable attached below

Contacts in the event of flooding: Out-of-hour council contact: 01908 226 699 (Main contact for all residents). Anglian Water: 03457 145 145 (For surcharging manholes). National 24 hour floodline: 03459881188. Emergency Planning in-hour contact: 01908 254 555 (activated out-of-hours if properties are flooding, only use if having trouble getting through with first contact number above). On our website there is a guide on what to do during a flood: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/highways-and-transport-hub/drains-gullies-and-flooding/flooding

Confirmation of the Period of Elector's Rights: from 14/6/21 to 23/7/21 - notice attached below.

Thanks to all who took part in the village litter pick on Sunday 13th June!

As Hanslope still has a bus service, is DRT (the shuttle bus) available to our residents?  Adele Wearing (MK Council Transport) confirms: The whole of Milton Keynes borough, including Hanslope is included in the scheme. Offer of a demand responsive trip or a bus route will depend on the exact journey and the availability of a fixed bus route to provide it. If the journey requested cannot be fulfilled by public bus at that time then an MK Connect trip will be offered. This can vary even on a bus route depending on when the bus is due. If people have mobility issues meaning they can’t access nearby bus routes they are being directed to, they can give us a call on 01908 252526 and we add a note to their account so they get offered the appropriate rides. See attached PDF for 'How to Book'.

Reporting issues to the parish council: Please email the clerk on [email protected] or phone 07383 091319.  These should be issues that come under the powers of the parish council.  For all other issues - see below and attached guide.  Postings on social media can not be considered.

Report a Problem: Reports for faulty street lights, pot holes, roadworks issues, obscured signage, overgrown hedges, flooding etc should be directed to MKC via this link: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/pay-report-apply/report-it

Flooding advisory: Advice in the event of flooding is attached.

Books in Bus Shelter: It has come to our attention that books are being left in the bus shelter in the Market Square. Whilst this may be happening with the best of intentions, no permission has been requested from the PC and we understand that the books are now numerous. Sadly they also present an infection risk. Please remove the books over the next few days or we will have to remove them and dispose of them. The PC is currently discussing the establishment of a pop-up library in the village and the discussion will continue at our meeting next week, where we hope to make progress. Thank you.

Conclusion of Audit: The Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be found under the 'Finances' tab - 'AGAR 2019-2020

'Changes to Public Footpaths - Bloor Estate: Please see attached Order and Maps 

Message from our local PCSO: Phone 101 and report any problems with anti-social behaviour, abandoned vehicles etc. Then the PCSO can go and investigate. No matter how small the crime is, residents must call it in to 101 and then the PCSO will be instructed to deal with it. If we as a village don't call in crimes/issues, it will be presumed that all is a haven of peace. We might even have our new PCSO diverted elsewhere and we need him here. Thanks.

LOOKING OUT FOR THE ELDERLY IN OUR COMMUNITY: This from Age UK - to you to inform COVID-19 Emergency Service AGE UK MK are currently offering. The service offers help to elderly residents with shopping trips, prescription collecting, providing essential food packs and delivering meals. Further details can be found on our website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes/ and residents can call the charity's main telephone line 01908 550700 (Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm) should they need support.

Please be reminded of the Government Guidelines during the Covid 19 crisis. Detailed information can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/…/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list.  Use of Hanslope Recreation Ground: Whilst Hanslope PC recognises the importance for residents to be able to use this recreation space for fresh air and exercise, please ensure that you follow public health guidelines when using this field: • Stay at least 2 metres away from others • Wash your hands frequently – at least 20 seconds – with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol • Try not to touch your eyes nose & mouth. The AstroTurf and children’s play area are now open. Please follow the guidance. Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance#guidance-for-the-public

Coronavirus Help:  Don't be alone and don't go without.  The village church is coordinating volunteers to help.  Please click this link: https://stjameshanslope.org/corona-info/?fbclid=IwAR1J59Eoq9eYiH1Ctug48LfY2Uy1GsvK7euOpFkmhdPVG5UGtCTzwJmIpw4

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