This is from the Friends Of Stony Stratford Library, please help if you can.
As you will know, recent cuts in local government spending have meant that Stony Stratford Library has had to reduce its opening hours. In accordance with our mission to promote the interests of library users, FoSSL is seeking, with the support of the Milton Keynes Library Service, to restore the previous opening hours. In particular, we are hoping that the Library will again be able to open at 9 a.m. (Tuesday – Saturday) and to remain open until 7 p.m. on at least one evening per week.
To do this, we need to recruit a team of volunteers to assist users. Volunteers would indicate their availability for particular days and times. FoSSL will then set up a rota of pairs of volunteers to cover the extended opening. All necessary training will be provided.
If you are already convinced that you want to join this team, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
If you would like more information, or would like to ask questions, please come to a
MEETING IN THE LIBRARY ON TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY AT 3.30 p.m.
Tea, coffee and cakes will be provided.
With best wishes,
The Friends of Stony Stratford Library committee
Friends of Stony Stratford Library – we normally meet at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month. All welcome.
Please pass on information about the Library to your friends and neighbours.
We are also on Facebook – keep up to date with campaign developments.
As 2017 starts, we at the Galley Hill Residents Association are looking forward to this being the year that the residents come together as a community, and make the area known as Galley Hill a better place for all of us to live in and enjoy. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves though let’s take a look back at the GH of old with this link to a letter which was sent to a local paper by Galley Hill Resident Doreen Tidy. http://pages.cdn.pagesuite.com/8/d/8df73bf7-9557-440d-a937-b3f76072243a/page.pdf
This letter mentions the old newsletter “The Noose” which we have a copy of and here is how it used to look (we hope to resurrect The Noose to help keep people in Galley Hill informed alongside this website)
So that was the past, what are we looking to do for our future?
Firstly we have formed the committee, and have sent the required forms to the Milton Keynes Council to be recognised as a Residents Association which will give us as a community a little more clout when dealing with the various council departments to get things done!
There is a meeting upcoming in January which you will get details of in a letter delivered by your local court reps, once we have the complete list we will post here for all to see who those court reps are and which court they represent. The meeting will be a chance for you to get to know your Galley Hill Residents Association Committee members and hopefully your court reps.
The big news for all Milton Keynes residents this year is the 50th anniversary of MK being taken from an idea to actual buildings, and as one of the first areas to be built in the new town we feel that Galley Hill should be right there among the celebrations. With that in mind we are hoping to get a bench made from the old tree which fell in the “new” play area last year. Hopefully that will be just the start of the Galley Hill celebrations, keep an eye here for more details of plans and how you can get involved.
In the meantime, happy new year from the Committe of the Galley Hill Residents Association, we look forward to your support and help in 2017.
Nyomie Flecknell – GHRA Chairperson
Mick Allsop – GHRA Vice Chairperson
Joy Sumner – GHRA Secretary
Roy Adams -GHRA Treasurer
The meeting on Thursday the 17th of November was well attended and three people volunteered to form the committee, no doubt they will keep everyone informed of how their plans for the Galley Hill Residents Association are developing.
A second meeting has confirmed the committee and their roles within the residents association. Preparations are underway to formally announce the newly formed association to the Milton Keynes Council and to be recognised by them as a group standing for the Galley Hill community. The committee welcomes your views, suggestions and especially your support to improve all of our area for the benefit of all of the residents.
Those of you with good memories might recall an attempt in 2013 to form a Galley Hill Residents Association. Several of us still think this is a good idea as Galley Hill is looking tired and could do with some TLC.
Mick Allsopp ( Galley Hill Ward Councillor SSTC ) is organising a meeting at The Galley Hill Small Meeting Place (above the shop) on Thursday the 17th of November at 19:00 to see if we can form a committee to take this forward. Please come along and join us or email email@example.com to indicate your support if you are unable to attend due to other commitments.
Things we would like to do. (have we missed anything?)
discourage noise and antisocial behaviour, let’s be good neighbours
litter, let’s keep Galley Hill in good repair and tidy it will enhance our properties value
neighbourhood watch in each court would lower our insurance bills, we also need to discourage drug and alcohol abuse (discarded needles observed in bushes)
park your car on your drive, be considerate (don’t risk blocking an ambulance or fire engine)
the grass-crete verge has not been maintained and is failing suggest when council repairs they extend to provide additional parking spaces
encourage authorities to trim overgrown trees damaging pathways and blocking street lighting
repair and restore each court play area
repair and restore Galley Hill meeting place and workshops
Website for the Galley Hill Residents Association, Milton Keynes