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VJ Day Online Concert this Weekend

A free online concert is available this weekend to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day and the end of WW2. Organised by Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, vintage harmony group The Femmes have recorded a special performance with special guests, to remember the day World War Two officially ended, and with a look forward to happier times ahead.

Oozing with Golden Age Hollywood Glamour, this trio of starlets whisk the glory of the 1940s to today. With more fizz than a glass of champagne, these gals will get you singing along and your toes tapping!

The concert has been funded by Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership & Community Rail Network.

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Be inspired by the great outdoors with the MK Festival of Nature

The MK Festival of Nature is a programme of activities to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring nature found in Milton Keynes’ green space. It was due to take place in June but due to the situation around COVID-19 it was postponed this until August.

The festival will now run from 31st August – 6 September 2020. The activities have been adapted to follow the current government guidelines.

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There are many ways you can get involved with VJ Day

Whilst VE Day (Victory in Europe) marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still engaged in bitter fighting in the Far East.

Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.

There are many ways you can get involved with VJ Day, either outdoors while following social distancing guidance, or online.

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Introducing Movies on the Mound at The Stables

The Stables, the popular music venue, has announced a special outdoor series of classic films for all the family to enjoy. Over the weekends of 7-9 and 14-16 August, the venue will be offering a ’boutique’ drive-in-and-dine experience in its leafy grounds.

A programme of 16 titles includes Grease, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Blinded By The Light and Dolittle.

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The Stables: Planning Inspector decides in favour of Abbey Homes

The Stables has been notified by Milton Keynes Council that the appeal by Abbey Homes against the decision by Milton Keynes Council to impose a deed of easement condition on the western part of the development site next to The Stables has been granted.

The Government Planning Inspector has decided in favour of Abbey Homes on the grounds that the decision to impose the deed of easement should have been dealt with at outline planning stage, not at the later reserved matters stage. He further judged that the western part of the site was sufficiently far from The Stables that noise would not be an issue for future residents.

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Woburn Safari Park reopens the Road Safari to the public

Woburn Safari Park has been given the go ahead to reopen the Road Safari drive-through only, to visitors on Monday 15th June.

This announcement follows a guidance update from the government and an inspection from Central Bedfordshire Council.

Woburn Safari Park said it is taking every necessary precaution to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff, visitors and animals.

Protective measures include limiting ticket purchases to online only and managing the number of available tickets each day. Staff will be following the strictest health and safety standards including wearing appropriate PPE.

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