MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
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The latest support and guidance is available at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/coronavirus
MK Council has set up a Local Support Service which is providing a vital lifeline to vulnerable MK residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The service is there for people who have registered with Government as ‘extremely vulnerable’ and who need extra help, and for other residents who are self-isolating and do not have family, friends or neighbours to support them. You can find out more here.
Financial help for individuals - If you are an individual and need emergency financial support you can find out about getting help here.
Green Waste Collection
Find out more at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling.
Household Waste Recyclign Centres - Winter Opening Hours
From Friday 1 October, until 31 March 2022, our Household Waste Recycling Centres opening hours change to winter hours. Opening times will be from 8am - 5pm. Remember to book your slot online or call 01908 252811. www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/HWRC
Household Waste Recycling Centres – Remain open
The HWRCs will remain open because the introduction of the booking system allows us to maintain social distancing however, in line with government advice, residents should decide if a trip to the ‘tip’ is an essential journey.
All three sites continue to remain open; Newport Pagnell, Bleak Hall and New Bradwell will be open 7 days a week with winter open hours. Booking is essential. No booking, no entry. We introduced measures to make sure that workers and the public maintain social distancing at these sites, including the booking system which staggers the number of people and keeps queues to a minimum.
A 15 minute slot can be booked by contacting Customer Services on 01908 252811 or booking online https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/community-recycling-centres-tips. This is for essential visits only for waste that cannot be safely stored at home.
The safety of the public and our teams is essential so anyone who feels ill with COVID-19 symptoms must not visit the sites. HWRC staff will not be able to assist with carrying items so please ensure that you come to the tip with whoever helped you load heavy items into your vehicle.
For further information please go to: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/community-recycling-centres-tips
Play areas – Open
Play areas will remain open however when thinking about a visit to play areas, please make sure you:
- Stay at home if you or your children are displaying symptoms of coronavirus, and get a test
- Bring hand sanitiser and use it before and after entering the play area
- Bring wipes and wipe down any equipment your children wish to use, before and after use
- Supervise children at all times, with a maximum of 1 parent/carer per child
- Only allow one child on each piece of equipment at a time
- Maintain social distancing
- Do not allow your child to touch their face while in the play area
- Do not eat or drink anything within the play area
- Take away any litter or rubbish that you have
These rules also apply to the outdoor gym equipment.
Other services will continue to operate as usual but we will continue to monitor the impact of the virus and lockdown on our frontline workers and if this impacts considerably the workforce, adjustments will need to be made to accommodate staff shortages.
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Bulky Waste Collection
Bulky waste collection can be arranged by calling MK Council Customer Services on 01908 252 570.
Milton Keynes Council ask that residents do not put items out for collection before the date allotted as it makes our streets and neighbourhoods look unkempt.
Coronavirus - How you can help
In difficult times like these, communities come together. Milton Keynes Council have launched an emergency response appeal and have put these packs together with MK Community Foundation and Community Action: MK, to show what you can do to make the biggest positive impact.
To see a copy of the MK Good Neighbour Guide please click here.
To see a copy of Coronavirus Community Support How You Can Help please click here.
Support to Business
Helpline for Businesses Reopening
Support to business registration page: Certain businesses are now eligible for a grant of £10,000 or £25,000 to help with funding at this difficult time. MK Council has started paying these grants to business that they hold data for. Other qualifying businesses can register their details to speed up the process. You can check your eligibility or register your details here.
The government also has a number of other schemes available to help, and you can find out about the support on the GOV website here.
Milton Keynes Council is supporting our high streets and local businesses as they reopen carefully during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information and guidance for local businesses please click here.
In Rented Accommodation?
If you’re having difficulty paying your rent, you may be able to claim extra financial help with a Discretionary Housing Payment. Milton Keynes Council have more advice for renters on their website here.
Keep up to date
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