Welcome to the Village of Castlethorpe

This is the Website for the village of Castlethorpe in Milton Keynes. The articles have been written by village organisations. The site is managed by the Parish Council.

If you have news of interest to the village or represent an organisation which has an event coming up, please contact the Webmaster who will put it on this website.

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Summer tennis coaching courses

The Castlethorpe Village Tennis Coaching Programme is back, with 12-week Summer Courses between the week commencing 13 April and the week of 6 July (excluding the week commencing 25 May). The courses are held as follows:

CV01: Wednesday 10.00-11.30, Adult Coaching £96
CV02: Friday 16.30-17.15, 4-8 Yrs Old Red £48
CV03: Friday 17.15-18.00, 8-10 Yrs Old Orange £48
CV04: Friday 18.00-19.00, 11+ Yrs Old Green/Yellow £64
CV05: Friday 19.00-20.30, Adult Coaching £96
CV06: Saturday 10.00-10.45, 4-8 Yrs Old Red £48
CV07: Saturday 10.45-11.30, 8-10 Yrs Old Orange £48
CV08: Saturday 11.30-12.30, 11+ Yrs Old Green/Yellow £64

For more details please contact: Matt Evans Tel: 07912945626 Email:getcoaching@hotmail.co.uk or Sarah Evans Email: sarah-getcoaching@outlook.com Cheques should be made payable to: Matt Evans. Split payment can be made by post-dated cheque – please contact Matt directly for more details.

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Changes to Castlethorpe Charity

The Castlethorpe Charity for the Poor/Church has changed the criteria for any new beneficiary. With effect from the 2015 distribution to be made in December 2015, the criteria for any new beneficiary is that they will have lived in the village for at least 2 years, be 70 years of age or over and live alone and not be in any paid employment. It should be noted however that if you were included in the 2014 distribution and still qualify that you will continue to receive a distribution.

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Notice of election: Parish Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Milton Keynes Council Election of Parish Councillors for the Parish listed below:

Castlethorpe – Seven

1. Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from Clerk to Parish Council or Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 9th April 2015.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 7th May 2015.
4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 21st April 2015.
5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015.
6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 7th May 2015

Dated Friday 20 March 2015
Carole Mills, Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

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Notice of Election: Borough Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Milton Keynes Council Election of Borough Councillors for the Wards listed below

Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope — One
Bletchley East — One
Bletchley Park — One
Newport Pagnell South — One
Bletchley West One Olney — One
Bradwell One Shenley Brook End — One
Broughton One Stantonbury — One
Campbell Park & Old Woughton — One
Stony Stratford — One
Central Milton Keynes — One
Tattenhoe — One
Danesborough & Walton — One
Wolverton — One
Loughton & Shenley — One
Woughton & Fishermead — One
Monkston — One

1. Forms of nomination for Borough Elections may be obtained at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 9th April 2015.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 7th May 2015.
4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 21st April 2015.
5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015.
6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 7th May 2015

Dated Friday 20 March 2015
Carole Mills, Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

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Parish Council Meeting Monday April 13

The next meeting of Castlethorpe Parish Council takes place in the Village Hall on Monday April, starting at 7.30pm.

The meeting will begin with an Open Forum when members of the public are invited to ask questions of the parish council.

The agenda for the meeting will be published on the Notice Boards and at Public Papers prior to the meeting.

Minutes of previous Meetings and Open Forums can also be read and downloaded from the same webpage.

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Calling all mums (and dads!)

Castlethorpe Pre School will be holding a New and Nearly New Sale of babies’ and children’s items on Saturday April 11 from 11am to 2pm in the Village Hall. Items on sale will include clothes, baby equipment, accessories books, toys, and keepsakes to name a few. There will be a raffle, cafe and entry is free. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like a stall or for further information please contact Vicki White on 07738 572515/vickitory@hotmail.co.uk or Danielle Jordan on 07979 018944 / daniellejordan213@hotmail.co.uk

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Is there a well in your garden?

Castlethorpe Historical Society is gathering information on all of the wells in the village. Most will obviously be located in the gardens of Castlethorpe’s older properties. So if you have a well on your property, or you know of someone else who has one, please let Mick Mullens know so that the Society can collate a map and plan to help with its survey on Old Castlethorpe.

You can contact Mick on the Castlethorpe Village Facebook page or email him at brassmichael@yahoo.co.uk

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Route 33 bus timetable at a glance

The times of the 33/33A bus service through Castlethorpe are:

Buses towards Central Milton Keynes now leave the stop by the Village Hall at:
06:13 (except Saturdays), 07:44, 09:14, 10:14, 11:14, 12:14, 13:14, 14:14, 15:14*, 16:14, 17:29, 18:29 and 19:25**
(* to Central Rail Station only; **Wolverton only).

Buses to Northampton leave at:
07:21 (07:34 on Saturdays), 09:31, 10:31, 11:31, 12:31, 13:31, 14:31, 15:36*, 16:31, 17:41 and 18:41*
(* to Hartwell only)

A copy of the current timetable can be downloaded here

Timetables for all the other bus routes in Milton Keynes can be found here

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How to book the Village Hall

To book the Village Hall please contact Geraldine Sweetland on 01908 511231 or 07803 583491 or email her at geraldine.sweetland@hotmail.co.uk

In certain circumstances she may not be able to get back to you for a few days. If the enquiry is urgent please contact Yvonne on 01908510474.

Further information and a booking form can be found here.

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MK Councillors contact details

The three MK Councillors for the Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope ward, which includes Castlethorpe, are:

Andrew Geary
Phone: 01908 510227 Email: andrew.geary@milton-keynes .gov.uk

Jeannette Green
Phone: 07970 062885 Email: jeannette.Green@milton-keynes .gov.uk

Lynn Patey-Smith
Phone: 07920 443264 Email: lynn.patey-smith@milton-keynes .gov.uk

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Want to stop smoking? Here's some help

Milton Keynes Council’s specialist stop smoking advisors offer one to one appointments in clinics across Milton Keynes with support and products to help anyone who wants to quit smoking. Services of the 12 week programme are free to everyone and those who are exempt from prescription charges will also get products to help them quit for free (those that pay will pay just £8.05 standard prescription fee per fortnight for their products).

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Parish Survey results

A brief report on the preliminary results of the recent Parish Survey appeared in the Decemberedition of Castlethorpe News. This is a more detailed analysis of the results. When all the data has been fully collated it will be used to help draw up the new Parish Plan and Neighbourhood Plan in due course

139 responses were received to the village survey. Although this is lower than the responses to the 2008 survey, it is still a good response and many thanks to those who replied. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee, which consists of residents as well as parish councillors, has yet to work its way through all the responses and comments – there were quite a few! However, here are the results…

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Safety Centre needs your help

Would you like an exciting and rewarding experience! The Safety Centre are looking for volunteer guides.

As a guide you will have fun taking small groups of primary aged children (6-12 years) around an interactive centre which looks like a mini film set as you can see above. They will train you and provide your travel expenses – and it’s excellent to put on your CV.

If you’re interested contact Val Williams 01908 263009 or email info@safetycentre.co.uk to arrange a visit or just a chat.

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Plans for solar farm at Lodge Farm

Plans for a solar farm at Lodge Farm business centre have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council. JAJ Sawbridge Ltd want to build it in land near the business centre by the railway track and it should not be visible from Waolverton Road or the village.

The company, whose plans for a 99.5 metre high wind turbine nearby were turned down by a Planning Inspector in July, propose to install 16 rows of solar photo voltaic (PV) panels facing southwards so they capture the most sunlight. The maximum height will be 3 metres (10ft) and the maximum amount of electricity generated would be 500Kw

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Castlethorpe facts and figures

Here are some interesting facts and figures about Castlethorpe, taken from the results of the 2011 Census, Defra and Land Registry figures:

People: On Census Day 2011, the parish’s population was 1,045, 47.9% male and 52.1% female, living in 440 households. There were 205 children under 16, 695 adults of working age and 145 people over the age of 65, with 55 of them living by themselves.

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