9 April 2021
We are very saddened to hear the annoucement of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time.
We welcome your flower tributes to be laid at the Milton Keynes Rose in memorial.
Please remember gatherings are not allowed at this time, please lay your tribute but you must adhere to social distancing guidelines.Continue reading “HRH The Duke of Edinburgh”
The Milton Keynes Rose is fast becoming MK’s most photographed location and nominations for new Pillar dedications unfurling more about MK’s story are being sought now. Every two years a Pillar Panel meets to look at new suggestions coming forward from the community to grow and expand what’s remembered or celebrated.Continue reading “Send in your Pillar Nominations NOW!”
21 March 2021
To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay today (21 March) we are pleased to share this collaboration from local poets, Vanessa Horton Jonklaas, Andy Powell, Rachael White, Paul Moss, The Bard of Buckingham Dean Jones and MK Poet Laureate Mark NielContinue reading “World Poetry Day 2021”
It’s the Milton Keynes Community Foundation Mad March Challenge from 10am on 15 March 2021 until 12pm on 26 March 2021 🌿
Donations up to £500 to the Milton Keynes Rose through our Local Giving can be matched, please get donating as soon as you can after 10am on 15th March 2021 so your donation can be matched.Continue reading “Mad March Local Giving Challenge”
‘This Rose Is For You’ Poem for Valentine’s Day by Dean Jones, Bard of Buckingham.
Filmed by Jonanthan Taylor, Director of Photography at Aniseed Photo
27 January 2021 “Be The Light In The Darkness”
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 is Wednesday 27 January, the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Dafur.Continue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day 2021”
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of one of MK’s great Founders, Ken Baker whose life and achievements are celebrated on the Milton Keynes Rose Founders Roll. https://bit.ly/3nQxm3gContinue reading “Remembering ‘MK Founder’ Ken Baker”
31 December marks the day when the first DB4 manufactured by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, based in Newport Pagnell was registered in 1958.
Earlier in 2020 the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Andrew Farncombe and the Mayor of MK Andrew Geary visited the site of Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell and both shared video messages to commemorate this important date in manufacturing history for the new city.Continue reading “Digital Commemoration for DB4 Day”
The Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust wishes to appoint freelance support to create a Strategic Action Plan for their engagement work at The Milton Keynes Rose. The Action Plan will guide audience development, engagement value and financial sustainability. For the three separate areas of focus; Activity, Communications and Fundraising, plans should be generated.
Deadline for applications: Friday 31 July 2020 5pm
Continue reading “Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust Looking to Appoint a Freelance Support Role”
World Refugee Day will be marked on Saturday 20th June 2020 with a new Pillar being unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose. Refugees Welcome MK have held gatherings at the Milton Keynes Rose in previous years to mark the date. Now having sought dedication for a World Refugee Day Pillar, they are set to unveil it this weekend with the help of MK Mayor Councillor Andrew Geary and the Chair of Refugees Welcome MK, Revd Tim Norwood
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Press Release from Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes
On Saturday 20th June 2020 a new commemorative pillar was unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose to Celebrate World Refugee Day. It was unveiled by the Mayor, Councilor Andrew Geary. He said that he is proud to represent a diverse city that welcomes those in need.
The pillar has been installed with help from the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Cenotaph Trust.
At a time when volunteers have been needed more than ever and have quite literally saved lives, Milton Keynes has honoured its volunteers who have worked not just in the last few weeks but for decades.
Kicking off Volunteers’ Week, The Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr Andrew Geary unveiled a new Pillar at the Milton Keynes Rose to mark the annual week. The Pillar inscribed with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi says “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.
Three new granite pillars will be engraved this week at the Milton Keynes Rose, this is made possible by a successful funding raising campaign and a grant from MK Community Foundation.
The new pillars were chosen by the pillar panel, chaired by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire. This panel meets every other year to decide a new pillar engraving from the submissions received from the community groups.Continue reading “New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose “