Parish precept 2016-2017
Within the Council Tax for Milton Keynes, each Parish needs to set an amount that it requires for its local purposes. This is known as the Parish Precept. For 2016-17 the Parish Council has agreed that it is reasonable for the precept to cover the following items of expenditure:
· Parish Clerk wages · Parish expenses (which includes items such as the dog bins and mowing around the War Memorial) · Pavilion groundworks (mainly mowing costs) · Pavilion improvements (contribution towards)
Altogether this comes to an estimated £17,170 but we have decided to retain the precept at last years's level, ie. £14,500.
The running costs of the Pavilion are covered by fees charged to users. In 2014, these charges were increased by 5% and this year it was agreed not to make any further increases. We continue to keep an eye on costs to ensure that we are receiving good value for money from any contractors and using the cheapest possible energy providers. We also hope that there might be people in the village who would be willing to do some work on the Pavilion voluntarily, again helping to keep costs down.
Milton Keynes Council Home page http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/
My Council Account https://mycouncil.milton-keynes.gov.uk/
Council Tax online account- http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/benefits-council-tax/council-tax/view-your-council-tax-account-online
How to register for my account and Council Tax online account http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/benefits-council-tax/council-tax/view-your-council-tax-account-online
My MK mapping https://mapping.milton-keynes.gov.uk/mymiltonkeynes.aspx
Collection days waste and recycling https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/collection-days
Highways and Transport Hub http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/highways-and-transport-hub
Further to the information provided on the BBPC home page, please see the attached document from the Community Broadband Group for consideration. Please contact the Parish Clerk with your feedback.
Should you unfortunately wish to make a complaint. Bow Brickhill Parish Council's Complaints Procedure is noted in the document attached.
The Pavilion has been fitted with external CCTV which has been installed for maintaining the security of the premises and for preventing and investigating crime. Please see attached Bow Brickhill Parish Council's CCTV Policy.
Matters can be reported direct to Milton Keynes Council on the following numbers -
Highways team - for roads, highways and pavements please contact 01908 252353
Environmental health - please contact 01908 252570
You can now book a bulky waste collection online via MK Councils website. They collect up to five items for the price of one so make the most of your collection. For more than 15 items, fixtures and fittings, building materials or garden waste please call our Environmental Services Contact Centre on 01908 252570 to arrange for a quote. Alternatively you can take all large items to one of our three Community Recycling Centres, open seven days a week (except on Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day) from8am - 5pm October to March and 8am - 8pm April to September. Book a collection online at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/bulkywaste
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Environmental Services Contact Centre on 01908 252570.
Do you need extra help? - Please see the attached
Bedford - Bletchley by rail, the scenic route.
The Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley offers an opportunity to view some wonderful countryside at your leisure and there is planty of history along the way.
Please see attached flyer for further information.
The Parish Council has been working hard during 2012 to improve the Pavilion and were very pleased to secure Parish Partnership Funding to refurbish the toilets. This means that 50% of the cost was met by Milton Keynes Council. We now have brand new toilets which provide much better facilities for users.
We have also replaced the old tiles on the porch with new grey slates, which are slip-proof and will be much more hard wearing.
In August 2013, the kitchen was refurbished after securing a grant from WREN with third party funding secured from Milton Keynes Community Foundation.
Parish Councillors Register of Interests are available online to view on the Milton Keynes online database which can be accessed on the following link http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/parishes_register_of_interests/?NameSearch=&ParishFilter=Bow+Brickhill