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Residents score at community event

Saxon Reach community event

We held a successful community event at our Saxon Reach development, following a resident survey saying they wanted more interaction.

A Community Needs survey in Milton Keynes showed that a key priority for residents was more opportunities to be active and come together as a community.

In response, we organised an event which saw local team MK Dons teaching children football skills, with Donny the mascot in goal.

We also held lawn games and provided refreshments, and the MK Parks Trust, which manages the local green spaces, were on hand to answer any questions.

Milton Keynes Council Community Safety team also attended, along with the local PCSO which gave attendees a chance to speak to them about any concerns.

L&Q teams such as Aftercare and Neighbourhoods were on hand to speak with residents and available to discuss any issues as well as joining the community for a litter pick and estate walkabout.

“We asked residents in Milton Keynes what they wanted, and when they told us it was more community events, we delivered” said Community Development Lead Sharon Boot, who organised the event.

“The event was a great success, and we enjoyed hearing what our residents had to say. I’m looking forward to autumn, when the new Glebe Farm School opens on the estate, which will offer a more community focused space for engagement” she continued.

“I’d also like to say a big thanks to the sales team at Saxon Reach who kindly agreed the use of the sales suite for the day!”

An MK Dons spokesperson, said: “MK Dons Sport and Education Trust were pleased to support the Saxon Reach community event and meet new residents. There were some excellent penalties taken by the children and adults. Donnie the mascot managed to save a few and gave out medals to all those who scored, including the Community Support Officer!”