Following the action on 21st April, pupils from four schools met Cllr Pete Marland and his Highways chief Sean Rooney to lay out their initial plans for Redway improvements.
Each school had 10 minutes to present images and details of their top 10 priority ‘hotspots’ for improvement. These included over-hanging bushes, broken steps, old paintwork, discoloured signposts and lots and lots of rubbish and broken glass. The schools involved were Jubilee Wood, Summerfield (pictured), St. Monica’s Catholic Primary, MK Academy and St. Paul’s Catholic School.
Cllr Marland agreed to meet with the pupils again once his team had drawn up a list of RAG-rated works, and following a meeting with The Parks Trust, which has responsibility for some of the Redways on which improvements are needed.
On summarising the pupils’ thanks to Cllr Marland, Josephine Osei from MK Academy said: “We feel privileged that you are finding time to work with us on something we are so passionate about.”
“I’ve been very impressed with the students’ research,” said Cllr Marland. “I really like their idea of painting the Redway lamp posts in the school colours, so that hopefully former pupils and parents will take as much care of their school’s Redways as the current pupils and staff. If this works, I think it can be rolled out to include schools that aren’t members of Citizens:mk.”
Pupils pictured outside Civic Offices below.