Milton Keynes

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The town of Milton Keynes recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. As it grows and develops Milton Keynes remains young in spirit and we are looking forward to our community being a part of it.

Milton Keynes has a strong history of community-led housing with several housing co-ops set up in the early years.

Here are just some of what our members like about Milton Keynes:

  • Walking and cycling on the Redway paths through the very
    extensive parks, beside streams, the canal and lakes.
  • A very active civil society – including Citizens:mk, Wolverton Urban Farm, Transition Town MK, a vigorous U3A, numerous choirs, dance centres and two excellent museums (one the nationally known Bletchley Park, home of the World War Two codebreakers).
  • An ecumenical and inter-faith success story – including the city- centre Christ the Cornerstone Church, the Quaker Centre (where Still Green was born), a synagogue, Gurdwaras, a Hindu centre, mosques, a Buddhist temple, a stone circle beside Willen Lake (a Millennium project).
  • The market towns of Stony Stratford, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell and Bletchley, with their independent shops, local activities and festivals, as well as our modern city centre.
  • The showcasing of historical sites across the new city.
  • A lively arts scene – including not just the city centre Milton Keynes Theatre and The Gallery, but public art across the city, independent cinemas, The Stables (the renowned music venue) and Arts Central (an incubator of young arts-based enterprise).
  • Destination MK has a new website,
    https://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/
    Lots to explore there: you might enjoy 101 facts about MK
    https://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/our-story/101-facts-about-mk/
  • MK Living Archive at:
    https://www.livingarchive.org.uk
    including the video and song “Now Wolverton’s a Place”
    https://www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/the-wolverton-on-film-collection/week-33-now-wolvertons-a-place