2 Social Atlas for Milton Keynes 2009/10
Developing a thriving neighbourhood: what do the data say about MK?
It has been a challenging year in which to be the lead councilmember for regeneration and the economy – but also a veryheartening year. I have seen at first hand the enthusiasm withwhich the council, town and parish councils, other agencies andresidents are now working in partnership to make ambitious plansfor a better future. I strongly believe that local communities knowtheir areas best, and that our job is to enable them to improve lifethere.The Social Atlas is produced because we need to start our plansfor the future from where we are now. Each of us sees a smallpart of the picture; the social atlas helps us look at it as a whole. Itgives us a snapshot of statistical facts for Milton Keynes andassists us in shedding light on the nature of our communities and some of the issues theyface. As well as informing action needed, I hope it will help each community understanditself better; decide what it likes, and what it needs to change.The success of Milton Keynes will be judged by how well all of our communities thrive. Wemust ensure that our services and programmes reach those that most need them and thatour established communities have the same attention and focus as the newer developingareas. The Social Atlas is an ideal tool in helping us to identify where we need to focus our energy. Every area has its strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully using this document wecan focus attention on where our help is needed most and work with partners to improve andenhance life on MK estates.
Jenni FerransCabinet Member for Economic Development,Regeneration & Community Cohesion
In case of queries about the data, contact either:Lesley Potter Milton Keynes IntelligenceSpatial PlanningMilton Keynes CouncilCivic OfficesMilton KeynesMK9 3HQ01908 252269
Paul EdwardsMilton Keynes IntelligenceSpatial PlanningMilton Keynes CouncilCivic OfficesMilton KeynesMK9 3HQ01908 254257
An electronic copy of this publication can be found on the MKi Observatory web site, wheredatasets can also be downloaded: