EMBERTON NEWS AND EVENTS
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS from the March 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.
REDLINE BUS 21 – The parish council has been made aware that the Redline 21 bus has encountered a few issues with parked vehicles around the Institute and The High Street. This is predominantly on a Thursday evening when the Bridge Club meets in The Institute, although there have also been problems reported on other days. The parish council is working with Redline and Milton Keynes Council to ensure that the Redline bus continues to serve Emberton.
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL BUDGET – Milton Keynes Council are changing their recycling sacks from pink to clear. The reason is that a large number of sacks contain items which should not be in there like glass, food waste and dirty nappies. So they can spot any contamination inside the sacks before they reach the recycling factory, MKC have changed them to clear. You can still use any pink recycling sacks you have left for household recycling, but MKC will only be supplying the clear sacks to their stockists from now on. The nearest stockists for Emberton are the offices of Olney Town Council (Olney Centre) and the Co-op.