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Click & Collect Service at Stony Stratford Library

Click & Collect Service at Stony Stratford Library

Good news! Although Stony Stratford Library remains closed they are now able to offer a click and collect service. Books can be collected from Stony Stratford Library on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm. For full details of the click and collect service and how to reserve your books please go to: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries/library-community/click-collect. Strict measures are in place to ensure that this service is as safe as possible


The wait is finally over…the theme for this year’s ‘Stony Stratford Lockdown Lantern Project’ is Christmas at Home!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no Switch-On Day this year, so we are teaming up with the Stony Community Advent Calendar project to bring your family a special artistic opportunity. We will be selling lantern kits (on-line sales only) for you to create a lantern or a window scene to decorate your front window – you could even do both!

The streets of Stony Stratford, Galley Hill and Fullers Slade will be allocated a number to represent each day of Advent, but this year we will be asking you to have all your lanterns and window displays lit up from 1st December for everyone to enjoy throughout the festive month. Look out for a Lantern Leaflet through your door at the beginning of October, Lantern Kits will be available to buy on-line from Monday 12 October. There will be 2 sessions for you to collect your kit/s from York House on 14 & 15 November. More details and on-line link to follow.
Please share this post, let’s bring some Christmas cheer after a difficult year.
Join the Stony Stratford Lantern Project Facebook Group for latest updates.

Constituency Boundary Changes Affecting Galley Hill.

It has been noted by the GHRA that Wolverton and Stony Stratford (including Galley Hill) are two of the areas affected by the proposed boundary changes for 2018. These changes are part of a government process to equalise the number of constituents per area, which in the case of Stony Stratford and Galley Hill means we will be moving into a different area, namely that of Buckinghamshire. So far we in the GHRA committee are unsure exactly what that means as far as services and dealing with local issues, but we are delving into this to find out how it affects us all, if it actually does.

For the purposes of clarification we are linking to the following extract from The Boundary Commission for England review of Parliamentary Constituencies, which we hope might help.

“The Borough of Milton Keynes is currently divided into two constituencies, both of which have electorates above the 5% limit. Additionally, the local government ward boundaries in the borough have also been modified. In order to reduce the electorates of the two Milton Keynes constituencies it is necessary to cross the boundary between the Borough of Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. We therefore propose to include the Wolverton and Stony Stratford wards of the Borough of Milton Keynes in our proposed Buckingham constituency.”

Full doc here http://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-07-11-Guide-to-2018-review-Final-Version.pdf

Here is the boundary information https://www.bce2018.org.uk/

Here are two map extracts which visually indicate the change to our boundaries (taken from a zoomed in view at  http://constituencyboundaries.uk/2016/south-east )

The Purple line shows our current boundary


The Blue line shows our new boundary

and here is where people can comment https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/add/informed-representation/6488

As we have already stated, we are delving into this issue more deeply, and will post any more information we can find right here as soon as we have any. If you are reading this and have any further insight, please contact us so we can share the information with everybody.

Thanks to David for his help in finding the appropriate links and extracts listed above.

UPDATE: From The FAQs at BCE consultation Portal (follow the link for more Frequently asked questions and answers)

No. The boundary changes only relate to parliamentary constituencies. Services and council tax charges in your local area are set by your local authority and these will not be affected. Insurance premium calculations are based on postcode so will not be affected.