Welcome to the Milton Parish Council Website
The Parish Council has introduced some adapted ways of working including remote working where possible. Following Government guidance on avoiding unnecessary contact, we are asking people not to visit the Parish Council office. If you have an urgent issue that cannot be handled by telephone, post, or email, then please first telephone the Clerk so that we can arrange a way to help you whilst keeping direct contact to a minimum.
Current guidance also prevents Councils from holding face to face meetings. Further meeting information is available here – https://www.miltonvillage.org.uk/agendas
Thank you for your understanding.
Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.
The links below will help you better understand how the council works and what it does for the village.
If you would like to contact us with a query, problem, comment or idea?
Please email email@example.com or phone 01223 861447 or 07853170646.
Latest News From Milton Parish Council
The play areas at The Rowans, Froment Way, Humphries Way, and the areas managed by the Milton Community Centre Management Committee at Coles Road and The Sycamores (including the exercise equipment) will re-open on Saturday 4th July. The swing seats at Coles Road have been removed awaiting delivery of replacement parts to meet safety requirements.
Guidance for users, carers, parents and guardians is given on notices posted in each area including:
- Maintain social distancing according to the government’s latest advice.
- If the play area or exercise area is too busy then please wait or come back at another time.
- Sanitise your hands before, during, and after using the play area especially after touching the equipment and access gates. Please wipe down exercise equipment after use.
- Wash your hands thoroughly when you get home.
- No food or drink should be taken into the play areas.
- Please put litter in the bins provided.
Please be aware that Play areas in the Village will only reopen when detailed Government safety guidance can be met. The Community Centre and Parish Council are working together following Government and Insurance Company instructions in carrying out the steps required in order to open the play areas in a way that meets safety guidelines. Further updates will follow.
Milton Parish Council has recognised the huge value of Milton Country Park to the village and awarded an extraordinary grant of £10,000 to help the Park stay open in these tough times.
280 people have also donated over £9,000 on the Milton Country Park Crowdfunder page to help the Park stay open, and there are some really warm and grateful comments left by donors on that website, well worth a read. The Park is helping a lot of people to relax and unwind during this lockdown. Last week South Cambs District Council also gave a grant.
The Park gets no regular funding from the councils and having closed for safety on Mothers Day, for the last couple of months it has had no income. In normal times they collect car parking fees and some income from the cafe in the park. Grounds Cafe is now open for takeaways and ice-creams, and with the car park open things are starting to return to normal. However, the extensive range of water-sports, Parkrun, cycling, outdoor children's parties, the Wild Place, and other group events cannot yet get going. And there will be no large mass gatherings for theatre events, outdoor cinema, concerts or the Autumn festival which are their main fundraising events.
Milton Parish Council received an unexpected cash payment last year when a historic anomaly was sorted out. The Parish Chairman Don Wildman said, "We don't normally support charities but we are pleased to be able to help Milton Country Park through this situation at no cost to our taxpayers by using some of this money." District Cllr Hazel Smith said, "We really appreciate the Park just now: Milton Country Park is one of the best things about living in Milton."
** This survey is closed. The results are being analysed for review by the Parish Council **
Parking is an ongoing challenge around the Village. Many people have raised concerns about the junctions of The Rowans with Cambridge Road, and Fen Road directly opposite the junction with Coles Road. Double yellow lines have been suggested to visually reinforce the existing Highway Code restrictions.
Please provide your feedback through the questionnaire at this survey link
The survey is also available in paper form in the March edition of Milton Village View. As the delivery of the View had to be delayed, the closing date for survey responses has been set to 8th May 2020.
Many thanks for your time in completing the survey, your feedback is important in helping us assess the proposals.