RESIDENT PARKING SCHEME – Consultation on the resident parking scheme for the service road of Olney Road and Hulton Drive started concluded on the 8th October. Of the 27 surveys received (57% of residents surveyed) there was a clear preference to introduce a residents permit parking area on Hulton Drive and the service road outside numbers 43 to 55 Olney Road (24 hours of every day – all year round). It is anticipated that the scheme will be introduced in January 2022. 
ALLOTMENTS – Milton Keynes Council are currently seeking advice from their legal department to transfer the ownership of the allotments at Westpits to Emberton Parish Council. As part of that process; Milton Keynes Council have raised the question whether any additional land for allotments was required. Views on this proposal from residents would be welcome; please contact the clerk or a parish councillor. 
RESTRICTED ACCESS, RAT RUNNING AND SPEEDING – The October parish council meeting was attended by PC Andy Hipkin of Thames Valley Police who spoke regarding the enforcement of the restricted access in force between the hours of 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday in order to deter vehicles using the village as a cut through at peak traffic flow. PC Hipkin stated that in order to undertake any further non- confrontational enforcement, volunteers would be required. If you feel you would be able to participate in this scheme or were able to help with speed enforcement in the village; please contact either the clerk or a member of the parish council. 
DOG FOULING – Reports have again been received of dog fouling in Hulton Drive and the playing field. Whilst the parish council recognises that the majority of dog owners are responsible for picking up their dog mess; there are a few that are not, spoiling the village for the enjoyment of others. The parish council would urge anyone who witnesses a dog owner not picking up after their dog, to report it on the Milton Keynes Council “report it” system or by telephone to the Waste and Recycling Team on 01908 252570. The Sports & Recreation Committee have requested that residents be aware that even if they clear up after their dogs on the sports pitches; they are still contaminated and pose a risk to the children that use them. 
FOOTPATH BEHIND EMBERTON PAVILION – The footpath behind the pavilion leading to Emberton Park has now been waymarked out as a permissive route by the Rights of Way Officer at Milton Keynes Council. This has been undertaken at the request of the parish council to encourage dog walkers to use this route instead of crossing the football pitches on the playing field. MKC will re-visit the route in the winter to ascertain whether any improvements were necessary.  
FLOODING – Milton Keynes Council’s flood risk team recently visited Petsoe End following reports of localised flooding in June. An officer from the team has provided the parish council with a Guide for Riparian Owners and a flood template which is available to download on the parish council website. The parish council welcomes comments from residents regarding the flood template. 
CLERK – The clerk will be working remotely from August but will be available via email 
at The Chair can be contacted on 01234 714675. 
PUBLIC FOOTPATHS - In 2026 it will be no longer be possible to make a claim for historic footpaths to be included on the definitive map. 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 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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