Community Action: MK – Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.

Welcome to the weekly bulletin for the voluntary and community sector of Milton Keynes.
CA:MK Autumn networking event: Living well in communities Tuesday 8th October 2019 2:00 – 3:00pm  Venue: The Meeting Place (next to The Point in CMK) Register now
Cyber Protect Awareness Workshop Tue, 8 October 2019, 11:00 – 13:00
Register now to empower your community group to speak with confidence of the current cyber threats that the general public may experience. Register now
Vital Signs MK 2019
Vital Signs MK is an annual publication designed to round up and highlight the most current research on the communities of Milton Keynes and present it in an easy-to-read format.  Read more
SEMLEP’s AGM: Green ideas to clean growth 17:45 – 20:30 pm | Wed, 13 November | MK Gallery The SEMLEP AGM is your opportunity to ask questions about The Local Industrial Strategy, the partnership that will deliver it and how local business and residents can get involved.  Find out more
System-wide Conversation: “Let’s talk about changing outcomes for people who are the highest users of services and how we support these vulnerable individuals within our community to flourish” When: Wednesday 9 October, 2019 5.45 pm – 9.00 pm Where: Rufus Centre, Lockyer Suite, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire To register for the event please click here.
Every Mind Matters Public Health England (PHE) have a new mental health campaign launching on 7th October. Sign up to the campaign resource centre for updates and access to campaign materials – make sure you tick “mental health” in the signup process. Read more
Wellbeing in the workplace workshop at CA:MK Leading up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Fierce Mind Health came to deliver a ‘Wellbeing in the workplace’ workshop at CA:MK offices. Find out more about what they do and services they offer.  Find out more
It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards! Our very own residents from Netherfield were invited along to the ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ awards, on behalf of the RHS Britain in Bloom, last week to recognise their work on the ever-improving Community Garden. Read more
Dyslexia Awareness Training Workshops for Parents Places are limited to 25 per workshop and are distributed on a first come first serve basis. The cost per workshop is £7.00 members and £17.00 for non-members of NBDA. Read more
Community Action: MK joined in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning! On Friday the 27th September, Community Action:MK took an hour from their day to sit down, have a coffee and a slice of the many, many cakes provided by the staff and donated to Macmillan Cancer Support on the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Read more
Regeneration Strategy Survey MK Council are consulting on our vision, commitments and principles and will use the feedback from this to develop the next regeneration strategy; ensuring it is developed with the input of local communities. Read more
Draft Milton Keynes East Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document The consultation for the planning document runs until 5pm on 16 October 2019. Further information regarding the consultation is available via the Council’s website. Read more
Integration and behavioural insights survey  Social Engine is researching how behavioural insights can help social integration and to support this work, they would like to hear from people with an interest in, or working on cohesion and integration. The survey should take about 5 minutes.  Take the survey now.
Volunteer Driver – Independence & Wellbeing Centre Keech Hospice Care are looking for volunteers to Transport patients to and from the palliative care centre. The centre is based at the Hospice in Luton and patients live in Luton and South Bedfordshire. Find out more
Volunteers needed

29 October, 10:45-14:00, Meet at Centrecom Planting up the green space between N9th and N10th street, next to Centrecom. No experience needed, all equipment provided. Contact Sue Nelson at

Caddington woods – Trust Manager Do you know what it takes to create a community ? Do you have experience of land and facilities management ? Are you able to work with residents and stakeholders to enable the development of local projects for community benefit ? If so, you are the kind of person we require. Read more
Heart of Bucks General Grants Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for a wide range of community activities taking place in Buckinghamshire. Max value: £5,000 Deadline: 11th Dec 2019 Find out more
British Science Week – Community Grant Scheme Grants are available for community based groups and organisations in the UK to create events or activities that engage under-represented audiences as part of British Science Week. Max Value: £1,000. Deadline: Monday, 11 November 2019. Find out more
Tampon Tax Community Fund Grants are available to local grassroots organisations for local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in local communities across the UK. Max Value: £10,000 Find out more
The Festival of Creative Urban Living 26 September – 13 October 2019 You’ll find MK’s first ever free ‘A Festival of Creative Urban Living’ from 26 September – 13 October on Midsummer Boulevard in Central Milton Keynes. Find out more
Spectrum Community Arts – Halloween Family and SEN Friendly Party Thurs 31st Oct 2019, 5.30pm – 8.00pm  Oxley Park Comm Centre, Redgrave Dr We will have a disco, character visits, games, sensory decorations, a sensory break out space, ear defenders to hire out and of course lots of refreshments! Find out more
The Urb Farm – 10th Birthday Party 12 October 13:00-16:00 You are invited to the Urb Farm’s 10th Birthday Party!! Come and join the party Read more
Thyroid MK – Information Event 12th October 2019 at the Pavilion, Open University Coffee and registration at 10.30 followed by the guest speaker at 11.00. Guest speakers will be giving you an update on the present and future objectives that are involved in the continued progression of BTF. Find out more
Age UK Halloween quiz 24 October 19:00 The price of a ticket includes a two course meal of Nachos, with Beef Chilli (vegetarian option available) , cheese, & a trio of dips followed by a spooky desert,  it also includes a welcome drink.  Find out more

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