Spring Update

Forthcoming Events – Major events on the horizon this year are Love Bletchley Day in May  held in Queensway, Bletchley followed by Midsummer Madness in Leon Recreation Ground and the Poppers Festival in Aylesbury Street. We will post more information on times etc. on this web-site when they are confirmed. These events all require manpower and that meens volunteers so if you would like to be involved then please make your self known. We are always pleased by the support shown to members manning the Friends of Fenny Stratford stall. We encourage membership so if you haven't joined please do so. We recognise that some of you will only rarely be able to be active participants.

Fenny Stratford Linear Park – Work continues to achieve a co-ordinated improvement to the park (from Caldecotte Lake in the North to Waterhall Park in the south). The park will include the green walking route, improved footpaths, new signage and access points. The Town Council has provided a new noticeboard on Watling Street at the canal entrance and this will shortly include maps of the Town and the Linear Park.

Green Walking Route – This route will cover the linear park and will shortly be way-marked. The leaflet to accompany this route will then be written and be made available alongside thealrady published blue route. Details can be found on the walks section of this web-site.

Red Walk – This will cover past industry and commerce in Fenny Stratford. This requires research so if you want to help write the text for the leaflet to accompany the walk then please make contact. We are looking for a short paragraph on points of interest.

The Community Plan – Much of what we do follows up the views put forward by residents in the consultation prior to publication of the community plan. This has now been published and can be read by following the link on the home page of this website. There is a hard copy at the Council Offices and a hard copy in the library.

Website – If you have any community information to help keep this site and our Facebook pages updated then please submit this so we can keep all updated on events and news.

The Mortuary Chapel – Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council have made an application to Milton Keynes Council to take over running this as part of the Community Asset Transfer programme. There is a meeting between them shortly to advance this and we will try to keep you updated.

Sycamore Avenue Noticeboard – If you have any community event you would like included please send us an email.

T Shirts – We are often asked, so remind all that if you would like one of our T shirts they are available at £10.00 each. You can send an email via this site of visit the stall at any event.

Thank you to all who are playing an active role. We actively seek out ideas from local residents and businesses. Where these ideas can be established as having substantive support we will seek to see them come to fruition either through activity by the group itself or by encouraging the existing frameworks of provision to operate.

If you would like to provide assistance to the group by becoming a volunteer or aiding funding then please do so. Volunteers can give vastly differing amounts of time. You may want to devote time to a particular project, help on our stall at community events, help with writing text for and updating this website and our Facebook pages or assist in raising funds. Whatever role you see for yourself we welcome your involvement.

Thank you if you can help in any way, large or small.

National Award for Threads and Patches

The British Craft Awards 2014 Winner

Congratulations to Threads and Patches for again winning a national craft retailer award!

www.threadsandpatches.co.uk

Canal Entrance Noticeboard

A new Information Board and Grit Bin have been positioned by the canal tow path entry point on Watling Street. This area is now greatly improved and we look forward to seeing content displayed.

Canal Noticeboard

Fenny Stratford Station on Great British Railway Journeys

Tuesday's edition of Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2, 6.30pm) saw Michael Portillo travel through our area and use Fenny Stratford railway station.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qg89k

Great British Railway Journeys

Great British Railway Journeys

Big Changes for Fenny Pub

One of our pubs will be closed for four weeks from Monday 6 January while it undergoes a major transformation to improve its overall look and feel.

The Bull & Butcher is receiving a joint investment of £100,000 by the new leaseholders, Sarah Kelly and Lee Sweet, in partnership with owners Punch Taverns, to refurbish the pub throughout with new décor and facilities.

Taken from Milton Keynes Citizen: http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/big-changes-for-bletchley-pub-1-5788405

Map of Fenny Stratford

Fenny Map

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