THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MILTON KEYNES 
(A421 LINK ROAD, MILTON KEYNES) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2022 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Borough of Milton Keynes intends, in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, to make the above Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of above Order will be to (temporarily close) prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along the A421 Link Road from Eagle Farm Roundabout to the boundary line that is shared with Central Bedfordshire. Any closure that is introduced will extend into Central Bedfordshire continuing to the A421 
roundabout north-west of M1 Junction 13. This length of road is covered under a separate Order made by Central Bedfordshire Council titled “Central Bedfordshire Council (A421, Junction 13 to Milton Keynes Boundary) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022”, which came into effect on 13th May 2022. The Order will come into operation on 13th May 2022 for a period of eighteen months. The Order is required to enable Central Bedfordshire Council to carry out essential works associated to the A421 dualling scheme and shall apply to such extent as may from time to time be indicated by the appropriate traffic signs. Where possible access will be maintained to property and premises but may be restricted from time to time according to local signing. 
The closures will take effect at specific times during the 18-month period and only when carriageway resurfacing is required and only when indicated by the appropriate traffic signs, which will be erected in advance of any road closure. All closures will be notified through the serving of a further notice and the placing of advanced warning signs along the affected length of road. The alternative route will be via North on A421 towards Bedford, left onto Bedford Western Bypass at Marsh Leys roundabout, continue onto A428 at Great Denham, first exit onto A428 and continue to A422 roundabout, take first exit and continue on A422 to Chicheley roundabout, first exit onto A509. Follow signs continuing on A509 towards M1 J14. Continue over J14 onto A509 to roundabout, take second exit onto A4146 continuing onto H6 Childs Way to Fox Milne roundabout, take 1st exit onto Tongwell Street and continue to Brinklow roundabout, take 1st exit onto Standing Way and continue to Eagle Farm roundabout (and vice versa). For further information regarding the forthcoming works and closure please contact the Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Helpdesk on 0300 300 8049. 
 
APRIL 2022 REPORT FROM PCSO DAVID HUCKLE 
 
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS FROM THE APRIL 2022 MEETING 
 
21 BUS SERVICESince the introduction of the MK Connect bus service, the number 21 bus route no longer serves the village with anyone using the route having to travel to Olney and walking back to Emberton. Milton Keynes Council have produced a Public Transport Passenger Charter which is available to view under the “information” heading of the parish council website providing details as to what passengers can expect of any given bus service. Complaints regarding the number 21 bus service can be sent to the operator, Red Rose at redrosetravel.com or by contacting theme on 01296 747926. 
 
CCTV – Following the burglaries in the village at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, the parish council made enquiries regarding the installation of CCTV in the village with a local company that had provided a similar service in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford. The cost of one CCTV in the village for a 12-month monitored contract was £9000 plus vat. Due to this high cost, the parish council agreed not to take this any further as a service such as this, would result in increasing the precept by 50%. 
 
EMBERTON PARK CONSERVATION AREA – Emberton Parish Council would like to make dog walkers aware that new signs have been put up at both entrances of the conservation area in Emberton Park stating that no dogs are permitted. 
 
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS – To date, the parish council has not received any further requests for electric vehicle charging points in the village. All requests should be made to the clerk. 
 
TREE FUNDING – Now that there are 10 new trees (4 crab apple, 4 cherry, 1 lime and 1 hornbeam) planted in Olney Road and the High Street, the parish council would like to ask residents to volunteer in watering them where possible. 
 
OLDER NEWS 
 
UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL – The Disasters Emergency Committee have set up an humanitarian appeal fund for the Ukraine on the below link. 
 
The UK is one of the most generous nations in the world and the British public are now being asked to go one step further and open their homes to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. We have a long history of helping others in their hour of need and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme offers a lifeline to those forced to flee their homes. 
 
Since the scheme was launched on 14 March, an incredible number of people and organisations have recorded their interest in being a sponsor. Only some of these will ultimately become sponsors, but it is yet again a reminder of the extraordinary generosity of the British public. 
 
We also know that those who don’t end up sponsoring guests from Ukraine in their homes can nonetheless play an important role in helping to welcome those arriving from Ukraine and ensuring they integrate effectively into our society. 
 
Phase One of the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme opened on Friday,18 March for visa applications from those who wish to travel to the UK and who have named people in the UK willing to sponsor them. For the users, this is designed to be a digital process (an additional step applies if an adult applicant from Ukraine does not have a passport). We are asking sponsors to offer accommodation for at least 6 months. 
 
DOG FOULING – Reports have been received regarding a continuous issue of dog fouling on the corner of Hulton Drive with the service road of Olney Road. The parish council has therefore taken the action of arranging for the dog waste bin that is currently located close to the bus stop in Olney Road to be moved to the corner of Hulton Drive/Olney Road to remind dog walkers to pick up after their dogs. 
 
FLOODING - Following the flooding in June last year at Petsoe End, the parish council would like to hear from volunteers who would be willing to put their name forward as flood wardens. The role would be to co-ordinate communications in the event of a flood emergency, by contacting flood authorities, alerting residents on the Emberton Protect & Connect whatsapp group and also co-ordinating information on how to find equipment which would help in the event of flooding. The flood report undertaken by Milton Keynes Council can be found here. 
 
PUBLIC FOOTPATHS - The timeline for making a claim for historic footpaths to be included on the definitive map has been removed. A campaign is underway by the Ramblers Association to identify as many lost footpaths as possible and they are appealing for public help in order to do so. Details of their campaign can be found at ramblers.org.uk. Foopaths in the Milton Keynes area have to be on MKC’s definitive map otherwise they won't have the correct status. The definitive map can be found on MKC's My Mapping portal, searching for public footpaths. 
 
 

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