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Due to popular demand, the Ride It, Lock It, Love It campaign has now been extended to June 18. 
 
As part of the campaign, Milton Keynes Council is offering free and secure bicycle parking stands to MK businesses to encourage more employees to cycle to work. 
 
Businesses, can apply and find out more information on the cycle parking for business scheme by getting in contact with PWLC at contact@pwlcprojects.com. 
 
A range of different cycle stand products are available, including cycle hoop stands in a variety of colours, vertical and semi vertical bicycle racks to businesses. 
 
This is just one of the council’s initiatives to support both sustainable transport as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery work. 
 
More information about this initiative and all of the other Milton Keynes Council led projects to support active and sustainable transport will be available at www.getcyclingmk.org
Cllr Mohammed Khan is the new Mayor of Milton Keynes for 2021-22 and the first of Bangladeshi heritage. 
 
Mayor Khan, who was born in the city of Sylhet in Bangladesh and moved to Bletchley with his parents in 1982, was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 2013. 
 
He was formally sworn into office at the socially distanced and live streamed Annual General Meeting of MK Council at Stadium MK on Wednesday 17 May, succeeding outgoing Mayor Andrew Geary. 
 
“I’m immensely proud to be Milton Keynes' first Bangladeshi mayor,” said Cllr Khan, who attended Water Hall Primary and Leon Secondary Schools in Bletchley, before studying IT at MK College and now owns a restaurant in MK. 
 
“I’ve been fortunate enough to witness the progression and successes of Milton Keynes over the last 50 years, and its development as a forward-thinking inclusive place to live, work and visit. 
 
“It’ll be an honour to represent that and celebrate the diverse communities that make up our great city.” 
 
A keen fan of football and cricket, Mayor Khan will be joined by his wife Lilipa Aktar as Mayoress for the forthcoming year. The pair married in 2001 and have five children working and growing up in Milton Keynes. 
 
The Mayor’s two chosen charities for 2021/22 are Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture, and the British Heart Foundation. 
 
Follow the Mayor of Milton Keynes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on his activities throughout the year. 
Residents of Blakelands have been battling since 2017 to find out the truth behind why Milton Keynes Council made the decision to approve an application for a Magna Park sized Warehouse to be built just 21.5m from residents' homes. This battle has received media coverage from the BBC, support of local ward councillors, MPs and GLPC. The latest appeal report can be read here. 
 
Apply now for primary, junior or middle school places for September 2021. Arrange with the schools to view and find out more. 
 
Milton Keynes has 56,000 street lights and 2,500 Illuminated signs and bollards. The authorities objective for Street lighting is to undertake a programme of capital replacement of the existing stock over a fixed life to move towards a more sustainable asset that enables them to function effectively, provide a safe environment for highway users and reduce energy and carbon to ensure that the asset is managed in the most cost effective way. 
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