Coordinates: The Watling Valley Ecumenical Partnership is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) in Milton Keynes, England which belongs to the Church of England, The Baptist Union, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. The Watling Valley is a large area on the western side of Milton Keynes. This area is covered by one Anglican Parish.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England, about 50 miles (80 km) north-west of London. It is the principal settlement of the Borough of Milton Keynes, a unitary authority. At the 2011 Census, its population was almost 230,000; the Office for National Statistics estimates that it will reach 300,000 by 2025. The River Great Ouse forms its northern boundary; a tributary, the River Ouzel meanders through its linear parks and balancing lakes. Approximately 25% of the urban area is parkland or woodland and includes an SSI.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
All Saints' Church is an ecumenical church located in Loughton, Milton Keynes, England.
The Church of the Holy Cross is an ecumenical church located in Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, England. The church forms part of the Watling Valley Ecumenical Partnership. The church started life as a home based organisation. As numbers increased, it moved first into the Community Annexe at Two Mile Ash Middle School, and then the main hall. The present building was completed in November 1989, and seats around 170 people. The Church hold its Sunday service at 11am, with Holy Communion and Morning Worship every other week.
The Church of the Servant King, Furzton is an ecumenical church located in Furzton, Milton Keynes. The church forms part of the Watling Valley Ecumenical Partnership. The congregation of the church started meeting in a community house in the local area, led by a Church Army sister. As numbers grew, they moved first to the Meeting Place in South Furzton, then to Coldharbour School. The present church building was used from June 1992 onwards, with the official opening in September 1992. The building is shared with the Ridgeway Community Centre.
Watling Street is a route in England that began as an ancient trackway first used by the Britons, mainly between the areas of modern Canterbury and St Albans using a natural ford near Westminster. The Romans later paved the route, which then connected the Kentish ports of Dubris (Dover), Rutupiae (Richborough), Lemanis (Lympne), and Regulbium (Reculver) to their bridge over the Thames at Londinium (London). The route continued northwest past Verulamium (St Albans) on its way to Viroconium (Wroxeter). The Romans considered the continuation on to Blatobulgium (Birrens) beyond Hadrian's Wall to be part of the same route, leading some scholars to call this Watling Street as well, although others restrict it to the southern leg.
The Borough of Milton Keynes is a unitary authority area and borough of the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire. It is the northernmost district of the South East England Region. It was originally one of five non-metropolitan districts of Buckinghamshire, but on 1 April 1997, under a recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England, it became a self-governing unitary authority, independent from Buckinghamshire County Council.
Fenny Stratford is a constituent town of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England and in the Civil Parish of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford. Originally an independent town, it was included in the Milton Keynes "designated area" in 1967. From 1895 it formed an urban district with Bletchley, until 1974 when it became part of the borough of Milton Keynes. It is located at the south east edge of the city and is its gateway to northbound travellers on the A5.
Shenley is one of the parts of Buckinghamshire that went to make up the "new city" of Milton Keynes in the 1960s. It is located to the west of the city centre, on the Roman road Watling Street between Stony Stratford and Fenny Stratford.
Shenley Brook End is a village, district and civil parish in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Together with its neighbouring parish, Shenley Church End and the districts of Shenley Wood and Shenley Lodge, the districts are collectively known as "The Shenleys".
The Ouse Valley Way is a 150-mile footpath in England, following the River Great Ouse from its source near Syresham in Northamptonshire to its mouth in The Wash near King's Lynn. The path begins outside the King's Head pub in Syresham ( and ends on the Green Quay in King's Lynn )().
The National Bowl is an entertainment venue located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. The site was a former clay-pit, filled in and raised to form an amphitheatre using sub-soil excavated by the many new developments in the area and it has a current maximum capacity of 65,000. The arena is open-air grassland, without seats.
Milton Keynes South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Iain Stewart, a Conservative.
Energy World was a demonstration project of 51 low-energy houses constructed in the Shenley Lodge area of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. The project was promoted by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation and culminated in a public exhibition in August and October 1986 that attracted international interest. It was a significant landmark in the design and construction of low-energy housing, and in the development of energy efficiency evaluation tools. It has had a long-term impact on Government policy and within the national house-building industry, insofar as the progressive 'tightening up' of the energy section of the Building Regulations has largely been founded on this pioneering work.
St. Giles's Church is a small 16th century Church of England church in the estate of Tattenhoe, located to the west of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. It is of modest size but is a Grade 2* listed building.
The Milton Keynes grid road system is a network of predominantly national speed limit, fully landscaped routes that form the top layer of the street hierarchy for both private and public transport in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The system is unique in the United Kingdom for its innovative use of street hierarchy principles: the grid roads run in between districts rather than through them. These facilitate higher speed limits due to the absence of buildings close to the roads, although more recently the initial concept has been eroded somewhat by making some of the grid roads 40mph. High-speed motor traffic is segregated from pedestrian and leisure cycling traffic, which uses the alternative Milton Keynes redway system. All grid junctions are roundabouts, and the absence of traffic lights enables remarkably free and efficient movement of traffic.
St. Mary's Church, Shenley is an ecumenical church located in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, England. The church now forms part of the Watling Valley Ecumenical Partnership. It is likely that the church building existed in some form from 1223, for this is when the first rector is recorded. Parts of the nave date back to c.1150, and parts of the chancel date back to c.1180. The stonework in the church covers both Norman and Early English periods. The north aisle was built in the 14th century, and the Font in the 15th century. The church is Grade I listed, and seats approximately 120 people.
The Milton Keynes Hoard is a hoard of Bronze Age gold found in September 2000 in a field near Monkston in Milton Keynes, England. The hoard consisted of two torcs, three bracelets, and a fragment of bronze rod contained in a pottery vessel. The inclusion of pottery in the find enabled it to be dated to around 1150–800 BC.
Oakgrove is a district of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England, in Broughton and Milton Keynes civil parish. As of January 2018, its development is ongoing with housing construction underway. The district includes a small retail centre consisting of a Waitrose Supermarket, a Metro Bank branch, and other small services units. The 30 hectares site is envisaged to accommodate 1,300 new homes and was anticipated to be complete by 2017, with a large portion of the district remaining reserved as linear park to accommodate the flood plain of the river Ouzel, a tributary of the river Great Ouse.
Old Woughton is a civil parish in south central Milton Keynes, ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. The parish was established in April 2012 by the division into two parts of Woughton parish.