PARISH COUNCIL NEWS from the February 2018 Meeting 
SMART WATER - In conjunction with Thames Valley Police, the parish council are able to offer Smart Water at a reduced cost of £8.95 per bottle. The product is enough solution to mark around 25-30 items. Each bottle of Smart Water has a unique forensic code making marked valuables identifiable. Smart Water is only visible under UV light. It is easy to apply and almost impossible to remove. The kit comes with 12 property labels and 2 window labels. Recognised by criminals, the “Smart Water thieves beware” signage sends out a warning to any would be thieves. The parish council has purchased 20 bottles of Smart Water and they will be available to residents on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the clerk to order a bottle. 
COMMUNITY FORUMS – The Rual East and North Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) has combined with the Community Forum and the meetings are open to not just the parish council but to anybody. Members of the public can ask questions relating to the NAG or bring up other questions. The NAG has always had speeding on the agenda but other issues such as fly tipping and rural crime including the recent burglaries were covered at the last meeting held in February. The meetings are held quarterly and the next meeting will be held at Emberton Sports & Social Club on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm. All residents are welcome to attend. 
A509 LITTER PICKING – Following a request from an Emberton resident, a litter pick was undertaken on the A509 as the recent road improvements had revealed a vast amount of rubbish. A litter pick was undertaken on the 30th January which resulted in 185 bags of rubbish being collected. 
DEFIBRILLATOR – The parish council would like to thank Sandy Palmer and Glenda Logsdail for undertaking a number of emergency first aid training sessions at the pavilion, kindly organised by Graham Orin. The defibrillator in Emberton is registered with the South Central Ambulance Service and is located in the outside recess of The Institute. It is checked on a regular basis and the pads and battery have recently been replaced under the warranty. 
MOTORBIKE TRAINING COURSE - Motorbike training sessions are being held in March, April, May, June and July at Great Holm Fire Station subsidised by Milton Keynes Council at a cost of £20 per day. Please see here for more information. 


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