Here, keep up to date with the ever changing circumstances in Milton Keynes, ranging from job vacancies to amended shopping hours...
What are the temporary jobs currently on offer in Milton Keynes?
The Shore Group – The Shore Group is looking for various roles to fill in supermarkets across the country including shelf stacking. 12 hour shifts at £11.50 p/h. Send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tesco – Part time, flexible staff are being taken on at the Milton Keynes Kingston store. Click here to find out more.
Co-op - The Co-Op has created 5,000 jobs, both temporary and permanent, nationwide for people who have lost their jobs due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.
Aldi - Aldi is hiring temporary employees to start immediately. Click here to visit the website.
BP Retail - BP Retail has released some short term roles. Find out more.
Milton Keynes Hospital - Volunteers are needed at MK Hospital to support staff and patients. Please email email@example.com or call 01908 996060. All roles are appropriate, and no patient care is involved.
Asda - Asda in Bletchley are looking for temporary staff. Click here to go to Asda's website.
MacIntyre - The local charity MacIntyre have temporary paid roles and voluntary roles available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Amazon - Amazon's fulfilment centres are looking for extra staff. Click here to visit the website.
Just Eat - Just Eat are looking for delivery drivers within the local area. Drivers are paid weekly. Find out more.
Have you spotted any more temporary jobs available in MK? Get in touch.
Gestures for NHS Workers
Domino's Pizza - 100,000 pizzas delivered across the UK & Ireland
Burger King – Free drink
L’Occitane – Free 30ml Hand Cream
Leon Restaurants – 50% discount
Missguided – 40% discount
Arnold Clark – Transport assistance
Vita Coco – Free crate of coconut water
Have you spotted another gesture for NHS workers? Get in touch.
Closures / amended opening hours
Leisure Closures - to name a few...
All Gulliver’s land parks are temporarily closed until further notice
Cineworld and Odeon in Milton Keynes closed until further notice
MK Gallery and MK Theatre are both closed until further notice
Pink Punters shut until further notice
Woburn Centre Parcs – temporarily closed
Bletchley Park Visitor Centre – Closed until Thursday 30th April
Following the Government's announcement on Monday 23rd March, all shops selling non-essential goods closed until further notice. This includes clothing and electronic stores - as well as other premises like libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship.
These stores have closed at centre:mk (as of 22/3):
Disney, Morano's, TK Maxx, Build a bear, Ask Italian, Virgin Holidays, Clarks, Head Way, Yo sushi, Electric Vehicle Centre, River Island, L'Occitane, Typo, Byron Burger, Phelans, Castle Fine Art, Khiels, The Body shop, Carluccio's, Pizza Express, Hobbs, Phase Eight, White Company, Moss Bross, Apricot, Lush, Hotel Chocolat, Nomination Italy, Jigsaw, Whittards, Ann Summers, Joules, Smiggle, Oliver Bonas, Quiz, Bravissimo, Pandora, The Perfume Shop, Swarovski, Skechers, Cafe Rouge.
McDonalds – Closed until further notice.
TGI Fridays – All restaurants are temporarily closed.
Prezzo – Both Milton Keynes restaurants will be closed until further notice.
Nandos - Another one of the restaurants to fully close.
Costa, Starbucks and Pret a Manger - The coffee chains have temporarily closed.
Tesco Wolverton – Closed from 10pm until 6am until further notice.
Asda Bletchley – 24 hours ceased to operate.
The operating hours at Asda in Bletchley are as follows:
Sunday 09:30-16:00 (09:30-10:00 for browsing only)
As of Monday 23rd March, the Government has banned all gatherings of more than 2 people. All events due to take place in the near future will not go ahead. Many local events have been postponed until later on the year, including:
Chase and Status at Marshall Arena – Postponed until Saturday 17th October
MK Marathon – Rearranged for 5th and 6th September
MK Job Show – Rearranged for Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September
ALL MK schools (including nurseries, private schools and sixth forms) will close from Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future. This excludes vulnerable children and the children of key workers. Click here to read a statement from the Education Secretary.
Church, mosque and places of prayer closures
As of Monday 23rd March, the Government has closed all places of worship. The Government has also stopped all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but will allow funerals.
Food Takeaway / Deliveries
Independent businesses will feel the effects of the coronavirus the most, with many struggling through the quiet periods. Below is a list of local independent businesses who are delivering or offering collection takeaways:
Akasaka – CMK and Wolverton – Sushi and Japanese
Delivery radius 3 miles for both MK and Wolverton
Call 01908 677111 (CMK) or 09108 313890 (Wolverton) or via www.akasaka.co.uk
Legend One Sushi Bar -
Delivering to Central Milton Keynes through Starship Delivery Robots or if you are further afield you can order delivery or takeaway.
Order via Starship Deliveries App or call 01908 666617
Pin Petch Thai Restaurant -
3.5 mile delivery radius from Newport Pagnell. They have extended delivery radius to accommodate those who are self-isolating or being cautious.
Order through Starship Deliveries app or via pinpetchthairestaurant.co.uk
Fratelli Cucina Italiana – Family run Italian restaurants in Woburn and Ampthill.
Free Delivery on orders over £25.
Delivery radius within 5 miles of Woburn and 5 miles of Ampthill.
View the menu online at https://www.fratelli-italian.co.uk/ampthill/menu
Call to order. Woburn: 01525 290105 Ampthill: 01925 405551
La Collina – Italian restaurant in Little Brickhill.
Delivery to surrounding areas – check when you call.
Order through Uber Eats or call and collect: 01525 261298
Nonna’s Italian Woburn Sands -
Collection and Takeaway
Call 01908 584397. Click for the menu http://nonnaswoburnsands.co.uk/menus/milton-keynes-takeaway-nonnas/
Greedy Pizza -
Delivery in MK1-MK17, LU7 and MK43 postcodes.
Order via Just Eat or call 01908 379272. www.greedy-pizza.co.uk
Percy’s BBQ -
Delivery – Most MK postcodes, check when ordering
Call 01908 568007 or order online www.percysbbq.co.uk
The circumstances are constantly changing day by day. Have you noticed something that is out of date on this guide? Get in touch with MKFM.