Posts By: Karen Jones

Make your own hanging basket

Hello to the Milton Park community,Summer is just around the corner! And to help get everyone’s garden’s in tip top shape, the Milton Park and Nurture Landscape teams have joined forces to bring you a “Make Your Own Hanging Basket” event.The event is FREE but we would greatly appreciate it if you could donate up… Read more »

April 100 club winners

April 100 club winners: 1st: Joel Baldwin 2nd: Jodie Evans 3rd: Shirley Ray Prize fund: £87.50 Ask for details to join the club, you got to be in it to win it!!

Dates for your Diaries

MAY: Thursday 23rd May – Cakes needed for MEPC Cake sale, the more variety the better, home-made and bought.  JUNE: Sunday 2nd – Volunteers needed to shake collection tins at Tesco Extra Abingdon between 10-4pm Thursday 13th – AGM, 12 at the Centre Saturday 29th – Volunteers needed to shake collection tins at Millets Farm, Frilford between 9-5.

News from Ellwood Cottages

Early booking is recommended to grab the remaining school holiday dates…View this email in your browser Summer 2019 availabilityPhoto – Bournemouth Air Festival (Image by dimitrisvetsikas1969 from Pixabay) We have availability at Ellwood Cottages for this summer. Bournemouth Beach is approximately an hour’s driveaway and one of the attractions, the Bournemouth Air Show is spectacular and well… Read more »

Hanging Basket Event

On Friday 10th May don’t miss out on Milton Park’s Make your own Hanging Basket event in partnership with the Nurture Landscape team.  Taking place on Friday 10th May at Park Drive Central (The Wandering Feast site), click on the link below to sign up to an hours slot.  To take part in this event,… Read more »

Motability offers manual wheelchair lease to customers

Source Independent Living:  An interesting new supplementary service has just been launched by Motability. An interesting new supplementary service has just been launched by Motability. People who lease an adapted vehicle, including WAVs (wheelchair accessible vehicles) through the scheme can now lease a lightweight manual wheelchair at the same time. The wheelchair option is available… Read more »

Scrap the PIP 20-metre rule

Source MS Society: Scrap the PIP 20-metre rule.  The PIP 20-metre rule is failing people with MS. And people are losing their independence as a result. New research shows this is predicted to cost the UK Government £92 million over three years – more than it will have saved by cutting PIP payments. Now, the UK Government are reviewing their spending for… Read more »

Mitochondria and progressive MS

Source MS Society: Small but mighty, mitochondria provide the energy that busy nerve cells need to survive. We spoke with mitochondria expert Dr Don Mahad, from the University of Edinburgh, about what makes them so special – and what goes wrong in MS. Mitochondria and progressive MS ‘I’m interested in energy production and demand in the… Read more »

Gabapentin and pregabalin – new rules for prescriptions

Source MS Trust:  From 1 April 2019, gabapentin and pregabalin have been reclassified as controlled drugs, leading to changes in how they are prescribed.   Gabapentin and pregabalin are drugs used to treat a range of symptoms caused by MS, such as nerve pain, spasticity and spasms. Following concerns about misuse of these drugs, on 1 April the law changed so… Read more »