Milton Keynes Council is set to reveal the strong progress being made against its ambitious six-year action plan to deliver a fairer, more affordable, and greener MK.
On 2 November, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet will be given an update on the 68-point plan of practical steps for Council services to deliver more highly skilled jobs for the city, take action against climate change, challenge child poverty, address homelessness, and maintain essential infrastructure among other key priorities.
Recent achievements include:
Investing more than £3m to support Milton Keynes businesses in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finding new homes for residents of high rise blocks The Gables and Mellish Court so the properties can be rebuilt to modern safety standards.
Providing 30,000 hours of activities and 28,000 healthy meals for hungry children over the summer school holidays.
Installing CCTV cameras at fly-tipping hotspots and lowering fly-tipping by a fifth.
Fixing more than 2,500 potholes, with resources set aside for 5,000 expected to form over the winter.
Installing new smart bins on high streets and the city centre which alert the Council when they are ready to be emptied, ending the carbon produced by unnecessary trips.
Starting the path towards MK becoming a Dementia Friendly City by signing an agreement with the Alzheimer’s Society.
Launching a deposit scheme for young people leaving care so they can take their first steps onto the property ladder.
The update also sets out upcoming plans to deliver almost 1,000 zero carbon homes, improve Central MK’s market, open the borough’s first zero carbon ‘all through’ school at Glebe Farm, and develop a mass rapid transit system in the city centre, plus much more besides.
Council Leader Cllr Pete Marland said: “Our vision when preparing this ambitious Council Plan was Milton Keynes as a thriving, green and healthy city with affordable homes, quality living standards and equal opportunities for all.
"We also wanted to provide modern and effective Council services that local people and businesses can rely on. We’ve made some great steps forward, and I promise we won’t take the pressure off now."
Deputy Leader of MK Council, Cllr Robin Bradburn said: “We have bold ambitions for our great city where everyone has the opportunities to do well in life. The Council Plan sets out a blueprint for this and means we can make progress with ensuring a fair and balanced recovery from the pandemic.”