Milton Keynes Council

Main switchboard 01908 691691

If you experience or see a problem with ‘Public Realm’ Services, basically, streetlights, landscaping, waste collection or street cleansing (including litter bins), you can report this in one of three ways:

  • by using the online system at the Milton Keynes Council website https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/ and clicking on the ‘Report It’ button. This will take you to a list of all the things you can report so just choose the one you want. This is MKC’s preferred contact method as it is most efficient and links automatically to the process for getting something fixed.
  • by phone by calling the Environmental Services Helpline on 01908 252570
  • by email to Environmental Services at envservices@milton-keynes.gov.uk

You can always contact a parish councillor but please be aware that they will simply have to use one of the methods above to contact MKC.

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Parish Council Telephone Numbers and Email Addresses

Councillor Telephone Email
Philip Ayles (Chair) 01908 510590 Phil Ayles
John Keane (Vice-Chair) 01908 510562 John Keane
Russell Forgham 01908 510941 Russell Forgham
David Hinds 01908 510406 Dave Hinds
Ian Markham 01908 511169
Luke Stacey 01908 510208 Luke Stacey
Geraldine Sweetland 01908 511231 Geraldine Sweetland
Clerk to the Parish Council
Steve Bradbury 01908 337928 Parish Clerk

Communications to the Parish Council should be sent to:

Clerk to Castlethorpe Parish Council
63, Thrupp Close
Castlethorpe
Milton Keynes
MK19 7PL

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Ward Councillors' Contact Details

Castlethorpe is in the ‘Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope’ Ward of the Borough of Milton Keynes.

The Ward, like all other Wards in Milton Keynes, has three Ward Councillors. Each Ward Councillor represents all residents so a resident may contact any (or all) Ward Councillor to discuss any issues.

Their contact details are:

Councillor Telephone Email
Andrew Geary 01908 510227 Andrew Geary
Lynn Patey-Smith 07920 443264 Lynn Patey-Smith
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Village organisations

Organisation Contact Phone No
Nursery (out of school club, Wolery) Zoe Raven 01908 510309
Pre-School
– Chair Adele O’Hanlon
– Manager (in pre-school hrs) Hannah Hoyland 07749 999361
School (Governors, FOCS) Marian Christie 01908 510342
Beavers Sue Watkins 01908 511021
Cubs Rob Hughes 01908 511063
Scouts Peter Thorn 01604 769917
Brownies Lisa-Jane Rapp 01908 521957
Guides Susan Gibbard 01908 317663
Trefoil Joyce Markham 01908 510303
Youth Club Lawrence Chapman 01908 511390
Bowls Dave Goldsmith 01908 563150
Cricket David Spinelli 07889 215786
Football Phil Robinson 07800 576564
Tennis (Parish Clerk) Steve Bradbury 01908 337928
Allotments Association Cilla King 01908 511610
Craft Club Carol Wray 01908 510819
Historical Society Russell Forgham 01908 510941
Women’s Institute Yvonne Hands 01908 510474
Church Davina Brown 01908 510453
Ladies Group Susan Chinnery 01908 511084
Men’s Group David Brooks 01908 510106
Village Shop & Post Office Udi & Dina Modhwadia 01908 745983
Village Shop Association Philip Ayles 01908 510590
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Neighbourhood Action Group

A Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is run jointly with Hanslope and Haversham villages. It aims to resolve problems that may not simply be a matter for the police.

Milton Keynes Council officers, Parish Councillors and local residents also sit on the NAG together with our local police officers and a senior officer.

The Castlethorpe members of the NAG are

  • Philip Ayles (councillor) 01908 510590
  • John Earp (resident) 01908 510339
  • Dave Hinds (councillor) 01908 510406
  • John Keane (councillor) 01908 510562
  • John Sweetland (resident) 01908 511231

More information can be found at the Thames Valley Police website for Rural West

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Police

For emergency calls only, telephone 999

For non-emergency calls, telephone Thames Valley Police on 101 which replaces the old 0845 8 505 505 number.

Our local PC is Andy Hipkin and he can be contacted by email here

Our local PCSO is Kirsty Martinson and she can be contacted by email here

Messages can also be left for Andy and Kirsty through 101

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Healthcare

Hanslope Surgery Tel: 01908 510230

In emergencies such as heavy blood loss, chest pains, loss of consciousness or broken bones, always call 999.

For other urgent care, call 111.

Milton Keynes Hospital Tel: 01908 660033

and online at Milton Keynes Hospital

Northampton Hospital
Tel: 01604 634700

and online at Northampton Hospital

Other useful numbers

Search for a nutritionist.
Nutritionist Resource

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Local pubs and restaurants

Name Phone No
Navigation Cosgrove 01908 926270
Barley Mow Cosgrove 01908 562957
The Club Hanslope 01908 510337
Cock Hanslope 01908 510553
Watts Arms Hanslope 01908 337954
Greyhound Haversham 01908 313487
Al’Tamborista Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Bekash Stony Stratford 01908 562249
Buddies USA Diner Old Stratford 01908 568511
Bull Hotel Stony Stratford 01908 567104
Calcutta Brasserie Stony Stratford 01908 566577
Cock Hotel Stony Stratford 01908 567733
Crown Stony Stratford 01908 561656
Different Drummer Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Kardamom Lounge Stony Stratford 01908 567481
The Malaysian Restaurant Stony Stratford 01908 260026
Megna Stony Stratford 01908 568333
Passage to India Stony Stratford 01908 567610
Peking Restaurant Stony Stratford 01908 563120
Royal Thai Stony Stratford 01908 565338
The Smoke Shack Stony Stratford 01908 969933
Vine Wine Bar Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Mulino Wolverton Mill 01908 319444
The Galleon Old Wolverton 01908 321711
Broomies Wolverton 01908 312425
Braai Shack Wolverton 01908 313838
The Burger Bar Wolverton 01908 316383
Cafe Balti Wolverton 01908 311188
Eastern Express Wolverton 01908 226233
Little Taste of Africa Wolverton 01908 220777
Verandahtalk Wolverton 01908 317300
Napoli Fish Bar New Bradwell 01908 313193
Friars Fish & Chips Wolverton 01908 311977
Madeira Fish Bar Wolverton 01908 411987
Istanbul Kebab House New Bradwell 01908 227400
Domino’s Pizza Wolverton 01908 322221
Pizza Hut Delivery Wolverton 01908 411194
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Getting help with your problems

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Milton Keynes is a local charity that has been providing advice and support to local people for over 40 years. We are a member of Citizens Advice, a national network of almost 400 bureaux that was created in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Citizens Advice service helps people to resolve their problems. As the UK’s largest advice provider we are equipped to deal with any issue, from anyone, spanning debt and employment to consumer and housing plus everything in between. Our team of volunteers, supported by a small paid staff, operate telephone, face to face and email advice services that are available to anybody who wants to use them. Our advice is confidential, impartial and free of charge.

We are based at Acorn House in Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HP. You can drop in and see us between 9.30am and 2pm Tuesday to Friday or call our local advice line on 01908 604475 between 9.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Website: www.mkcab.org.uk

Housing problems and homelessness

Having somewhere safe and secure to live is a basic need, but many people face housing problems at some point in their life. Illness, redundancy, relationship breakdown, debt etc. can all too easily lead to someone facing eviction and ultimately homelessness. Connection Floating Support is a registered charity based in MK, who is here to help during times of need. We work with people to help them take control of their situation and find suitable solutions to enable them to keep a roof over their head and live an independent and fulfilling life.

The service is open to people of any age, living in any type of housing – privately owned, privately rented, council or housing association. You don’t need to be referred by a professional and the service is confidential and
free. You won’t be judged, just helped to get back on track.

You can contact them on 01908 363492 or at mkenquiries@connectionfs.org

Counselling

In 2005 the founders of Counselling Directory watched a close friend struggle to find the information they were looking for when they were in desperate need of emotional support. This was when they realised there was a need for a service bringing together the information required to help individuals find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area.

Counselling Directory (www.counselling-directory.org.uk or 0844 803 0252) is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided the organisation with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

Help with addiction

ADT Healthcare is a free helpline for people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The service is particularly helpful for family members affected by a loved one’s addiction. Website: www.adt-healthcare.com. Tel: 0800 088 66 86

Getting a job

Not in paid work? Looking to improve your skills, abilities and confidence? Works for Us can help!

Works for Us offers free advice, workshops and short courses to help you build self-esteem, gain new skills and search for paid work.

Regular Groups and Courses include:
• Job Clubs – supported advice and training to help you find and apply for jobs, both voluntary and paid
• Employability Skills – interview skills and help with your CV
• Computers for beginners
• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
• Confidence, interpersonal skills and assertiveness workshops
• Arts, crafts and sewing skills sessions
• Yoga and photography groups

We also provide:

• Volunteering support to find appropriate voluntary roles and to make the most of them. Call to book an appointment with our advisor.

• Information, Advice and Guidance service – employability and progression support. Call to book an appointment with our advisor.

• Our Working Wardrobe provides suitable interview and work clothes at a discounted price for everyone not currently in paid work

Booking is essential. Call or email us to find out more about how we can help, and book your place on one or more of our courses.
Phone: 01908 200186
Mobile: 07983 467438
E-mail: info@worksforus.org.uk

Works for Us, Norfolk House West (1st floor), 433 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH. www. worksforus.org.uk

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