Tinkers Bridge - Milton Keynes

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Tinkers Bridge Residents' Association

A Residents' Association in Milton Keynes, UK

We hope that here both local residents and interested other parties will find useful information on the area, and the activities done in Tinkers Bridge. We are a relatively small but active community of about 340 houses, generally built in 1973. We are a caring community. For quick responses, please use our Facebook page.


This article seeks to list information sources and initiatives, starting locally, with national ones at the end.

Tinkers Bridge

The situation is still evolving, and local support on our estate is generally from WCC. If help is needed please email info@tinkersbridge.co.uk. or phone WCC

Face to face TBRA meetings have been cancelled since March. An on-line meeting in July is proposed.

Adjacent estates

The community fridge on Netherfield can not open, but is doing some food parcels. Contact Councillor Maggie Ferguson if you know of a need

Local Facebook pages are

Peartree Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/139996422349/
Eaglestone – https://www.facebook.com/Eaglestone.residents.association/
Leadenhall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/273527109746722/
Coffee Hall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033600217023527/
Beanhill – https://www.facebook.com/groups/346980809022202/
Netherfield – https://www.facebook.com/groups/292503027963746/
Tinkers Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBRA.MK/

Parish support


City support

The Council, the MK Community Foundation and Community Action: MK have worked together on a Good Neighbour Guide and a how you can help booklet.

Milton Keynes Council latest information at https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/coronavirus-changes-to-council-services

Age UK Milton Keynes – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes are providing essential support to older people across the city who need help.

Dreamsai Milton Keynes (https://www.facebook.com/dreamsaiMK/) are also offering a free essentials pack to older people (above 65) across the city. Phone 07864 982635

A Facebook group, Milton Keynes Corona virus Support Group exists, aiming to coordinating efforts across many parts of the city and are looking for help and for those that need help. It appears to be correctly managing offers, but the structure and governance of this group is not currently known by TBRA, so can not be fully endorsed

National support


Citizens UK is also compiling lists nationally



Financial Support

Only personal financial support is listed here. For business support, see the government information.

Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) of £94.25 / week is available if too ill to work, for 28 weeks. Normally from the 4th day of illness, but the 1st if self-isolation due to corona virus

Universal Credit

General guidance

Lay-offs and short-time working

Redundancy can be claimed if this lasts for more than 4 weeks. The Coronovirus Job Retention scheme allow works to be on "furlong" with 80% wages paid by government

Self employed

A package of support is expected to be announced by Friday 27th March

Zero hours contract

If paid through a payroll then being furloughed is possible. If not, probably the same as self employed.


Rent evictions suspended for 3 months. Mortgage lenders are offering payment holidays.

Local shops and facilities

This information was originally compiled by Simpson and Ashland Parish Council. Times may not be up to date - email info@tinkersbridge.org.uk with any corrections.

Supermarkets and convenience stores are changing their opening hours and some are introducing shopping times for particular categories such as the over-70s and key workers. The Tesco Express store at Tinkers Bridge is open from 07.00 am – 10.00 pm and the Premier store at Ashland from 8.00 am – 9.00 pm (all days).

There are other food shops at Stadium MK and in Netherfield (including a pharmacy).

Moores Fish and Chips in Ashland is open from 4:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday to Thursday and 12.00-9.00 on Friday and Saturday. They do home deliveries – www.mooresfishandchipsuk.co.uk/moores-chippy-ashlands or 01908 606421.

MK Fried Chicken in Ashland is open from 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm seven days a week. They do home deliveries – www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-mk-fried-chicken-milton-keynes or 01908 477726.

Page & Moyse is an established local catering company. They are offering a homecooked meal home-delivery service – savoury and sweet individual portions (can be frozen. See www.pageandmoyse.co.uk or 01908 646853 or 07940 250027. And see attached if you receive this be email.

Taylors Dairies (Dawson Rd, Mount Farm) delivers milk and dairy products to the doorstep on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They are accepting new customers - www.taylorsdairies.co.uk Phone 01908 374484.

Newspapers There is a daily newspaper delivery service to Simpson and Ashland. Wedelivernews is accepting new customers. Contact info@wedelivernews.com or 07834 902196. Newly registering OAPs will not be charged for deliveries.

Our area and Events

The local meeting place is our normal venue

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