Welcome to Woburn Sands

Woburn Sands is a small town situated just 6 miles south east of Milton Keynes City Centre and 2 miles from the M1, midway between London and Birmingham

Coronavirus community support - HOW YOU CAN HELP

The MK Good Neighbour Guide

MESSAGE  FROM  THE  MAYOR

We are living in unprecedented times but the Woburn Sands community has always been resilient and supportive - characteristics which are now serving us well.  Various volunteer groups have been established in different parts of the town and are providing valuable, and much appreciated, help for the elderly and vulnerable.  Thank you to all those involved.  We are also fortunate to have two supermarkets in the town where all essentials can be obtained - but please make sure that you practice social distancing.  We are very grateful to those restaurants and pubs which are providing takeaway services - a welcome addition to the domestic menu.  Asplands continues to provide an excellent service given the difficult circumstances under which they are working but please follow their guidance if you require medical help.  Although the Council's office is closed you can get in touch via email (l.stapleton@wstc.org.uk) or phone (01908 585368). We have also set up a COVID-19 page on this website where you can get all the latest information.  The Annual Town Meeting (planned for 21 April) has been cancelled but the reports which would have been presented will be available on this website - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Normality will return at some point but, in the meantime, please follow the Government's guidance and stay safe.

Mike Geddes
Town Mayor 

 Do you know who your children are speaking to online? 

During lockdown, many of us are turning online to stay in touch and this goes for children as well as adults. Sadly, some criminals are using these extraordinary circumstances as a way to exploit and target young people when they are online.

Thames Valley Police have seen an increase in reports of online sexual abuse involving children since movement restrictions were introduced and are urging parents to take this opportunity to have honest conversations about online safety with their children and to review privacy settings on the apps and social networks that they are using.

To support parents during COVID-19, the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection division are producing fortnightly activity packs to help discuss staying safe online with your children. These age-appropriate resources, containing two 15-minute activities for each age group, can be found at:   www.thinkuknow.co.uk   

 

Headlines

Appointment of Clerk

Published: 13 May 20

After 33 years Lynne Stapleton will be retiring as Clerk at the end of the year and the Council is seeking to appoint a successor. The post is full time, with a salary of £32,000. Closing Date 30 June. More details ..... Read More...

Local Food Bank

Published: 7 May 20

A local food bank collection point has been arranged for the local area at The Old Fire Station, Woburn Sands. Read More...

VE DAY WOBURN SANDS Virtual

Published: 4 May 20

We are planning a short commemoration of VE Day through "YouTube" where the Chairman will open the event, Rev. Diana Young to say a few words, local musicians and photos of Woburn Sands. The Link will be on Facebook, Love Woburn Sands and this website to go live at 10am Friday morning 8 May. https://youtu.be/Of9ANNPY7yo This is the URL if there are any problems. Read More...

Food & Green Waste Collections

Published: 1 May 20

We are happy to let you know that the Food and Green Waste collections will resume week commencing Monday 11 May Read More...

MK2050

Published: 30 Apr 20

Unfortunately, the public meeting which Milton Keynes Council were due to hold in Woburn Sands had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The Council have submitted our comments which you can read. We do hope you will send your comments as well to: MKFutures@milton-keynes.gov.uk Read More...

MK Bulky Waste Collections

Published: 24 Apr 20

Will commence 27 April. To book a slot call 01908 252570, online bookings unavailable. For a small charge collections could include furniture, carpets, white goods, microwaves, TV's, garden waste & rubbish bags. No hazardous waste such as car batteries, tyres, sheets of glass etc. or commercial waste. Read More...

Woburn Sands Town Meeting

Published: 20 Apr 20

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold this public meeting due to Government restrictions. Councillors have prepared their reports for you to read. Read More...

Free Parking at Milton Keynes

Published: 2 Apr 20

From Monday 6 April Milton Keynes Council are offering free car parking in Milton Keynes on-street bays to all key workers during the Coronavirus outbreak, Free parking applies to everyone on the Governments key worker list and NHS volunteers. How to Register Read More...

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