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Winning the Olney Pancake race and beating Liberal this year has been achieved by Lianne Fisher, and all done in a record time. Congratulations to Lianne and also everybody that ran and was involved in the race. You all did a spectacular job and didn’t the weather surprise us.
Olney may have won the pancake race but the town council is losing its long serving clerk, Sandra Grummit, this month who, after 20 years service to the town, is retiring from her post. A wonderful spell in ‘of ce’ and congratulations are well in order. I believe the rumours about her writing a book about her time at the council are just speculation!
Milton Keynes council has issued it’s strategic development consultation document, Plan MK, showing us four options. We have the details on page 16. You have until April 6th to respond with your thoughts or objections. After that date it will be too late to be heard – so do something now.
MK council has been busy last month. The budget setting meeting on the 17th is reported on inside and, after public objections, some proposed cuts to services have been saved. Well done to those involved who campaigned against the cuts. Also, it came as a shock to many that Sainsburys plans for an ‘out of town’ store in Olney was rejected. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of it. We’ll also have to wait to see what happens to JD Wetherspoons plans for Robinsons in Newport Pagnell, I believe their council have given it the thumbs down.
Yes, there is lots of local stuff going on at council level in the local area, including Neighbourhood Plans, Applications for apartments, illegal housing concerns, Local minerals plans, skate parks, and house building.
And on a more National level we have the run up to the EU Referendum. It seems to be the Government’s job at the moment to  ll our heads with lots of negative thoughts before the EU vote!
So, keep an eye on what’s going on and make sure you vote, but do not let it get in the way of enjoying yourself. Easter is always a good marker for the arrival of spring and we have plenty on offer in the magazine. Winter is over; it’s time to look forward to a winning streak in the year ahead. Ron Hall, Editor
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10 Readers’Letters
A look at what you’ve been saying...
14 The Buzz
All the entertainment you’ll ever need.
16 Plan MK
A chance to air your views.
30 Mercury Report
All the latest from Olney Town Council.
36 Planning Your Wedding
We’ve got all the details about planning your big day.
40 Honeymoons
Here are some ideas you might not have thought of.
47 Pancake Day
A full report of race day.
58 Easter Rising
Mike Totton writes for us again about the Easter Rising in Dublin.
60 Competition
Win tickets to see Fish in Aylesbury.
70 Olney Skate and BMX Park Your chance to get on board.
74 Kids’Corner
Puzzles, games and competitions.
76 Mother’s Day Crafts
Get creative and make something unique for mum.
80 Schools
We’ve got a round up from the area.
89 Everyone Needs a Hobby
Ian Jones shares his love for Martial Arts.
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