Recycling sack deliveries - update from MKC (July 2018) 
We're making some changes to help make recycling easier for residents. 
Many residents have told us about the difficulty they have in collecting recycling sacks from our outlets. If you can't get to one of our outlets you can order your sacks online and we'll deliver them within the next 10 working days. Sacks will still be available at the outlets whilst stocks last and we will still deliver one roll of sacks to each property annually between April and June. 
You may have also noticed that the sacks have changed from pink to clear. This is because a large number of sacks contain items which cannot be recycled and should not be in there like glass, food waste and dirty nappies which are easier to spot in clear sacks. You can still use any pink recycling sacks you have left for household recycling, but we will only be supplying the clear sacks online and through our stockists from now on. 
The annual delivery of recycling sacks for 2018 was completed on Saturday 2 June 2018. 
A schedule for the 2019 delivery will be available towards the end of March 2019. 
If you have run out of recycling sacks you can collect additional supplies from one of our Recycling Sack Outlets whilst stocks last or by filling in the online form at 
Police and Crime Plan Summary for the Thames Valley 2017 - 2021 
MILTON KEYNES WASTE RECOVERY PARK - click here for more information 
‘Victims First’ launches to support victims of crime 
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has today launched his ‘Victims First’ brand and website. 
Victims First is the new overarching title for the PCCs work in providing support, increasing accessibility and improving services for victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. 
The first initiative under ‘Victims First’ is a new online resource which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime. 
The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. Members of the public will be able to use the website to refer themselves directly to the PCCs own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the victim has reported the crime to the police. 
The website has information and advice to help people to recognise hidden crimes such as modern slavery, domestic abuse, including coercive control, and hate crime. Victims First also provides a third party reporting mechanism for hate crime so that those who don’t want to report directly to the police can either complete a reporting form on the website or call 0300 1234 148. 
The PCC has undertaken extensive work to improve support for victims of crime, including commissioning new services for young victims, victims of sexual violence, a victim-led restorative justice service and a local support service to assist other victims. 
Victims First encompasses all of this work and will expand over the coming year, with the PCC reviewing his services to ensure that victims continue to have appropriate support in place, are able to easily access it and that agencies, including the police, are victim-focussed. 
Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I recently launched my new Police and Crime Plan which reaffirmed my commitment to making sure that victims have access to the support they need to cope and recover from the impact of crime. The launch of Victims First and the website is a key milestone in my work in this area and will allow victims to easily find information and support in one place. 
“I believe it will be a valuable resource not just for victims but also for people and organisations that come into contact with victims of crime who can now use the website to find and refer people to an appropriate service. 
“Victims First will continue to develop over the next year with plans to create a single referral doorway, a specialist counselling service and community signposting points with the aim of simplifying access and improving support for victims.” 
Editors Notes 
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The Police and Crime Commissioner will be available for interview. If you would like to arrange an interview please email or call 01865 541950 
Please click here to view the recent SID data from the deployment in July for High Street 
Please click here to view the recent SID data from the deployment in July 2018 for Olney Road (northerly direction) 
Youth Advice & Guidance is a free and confidential service for young people in Milton Keynes aged 16-19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disabilities) who are not in employment, education or training. Our skilled and experienced Personal Advisers are here to help you make decisions and take action. We offer: 
• Information and advice on applying for jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships or education 
• Practical support with applications and CVs 
• Free use of our IT facilities at the library for job search 
• A matching service for jobs and apprenticeships 
• A drop in service at the Central Milton Keynes Library and Job Centre 
• Phone - 01908 254410. 
• Email – 
• Or drop in to see us Monday – Friday 1:00-4:00pm at the Flexible Learning Centre attached to CMK library. 
Youth and Community Work offers a varied curriculum, providing opportunities to develop young people’s social and emotional capabilities. It is young person-centred, enabling them to use their voice, skills and influence to reach their full potential. 
We do this by: 
• Working in communities throughout the year to develop provision for young people in their leisure time 
• Targeted programmes for vulnerable young people to address their needs 
• Empowering young people’s Voice to ensure they are involved in the design, delivery and governance of services. 
For further information please contact: 
• Phone – 01908 253210 
• Email – 
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