Welcome to Future Wolverton
We are a membership based Community Benefit Society with a mission to establish Wolverton as a thriving and sustainable town within the city of Milton Keynes. We do this by enabling an active and involved community to protect and celebrate the unique heritage of the Town, whilst developing new business, housing and community facilities to ensure future prosperity.
After many years of false starts and missed opportunities the Agora is finally going to be demolished and redeveloped. TOWN, a London-based developer who have been interested in the site for over 6 years, have joined forces with Swedish builder Trivselhus, to propose a £25 million Town Centre regeneration scheme.
Thanks to a major grant from the Reaching Communities Fund at the BIG Lottery, Future Wolverton is recruiting three new staff to support the operation and development of the Old School Project in Old Wolverton.
The Future Wolverton AGM took place on Thursday 27th September and we were delighted to welcome representatives from Co-ops UK and MK Community Foundation…
Future Wolverton was responsible for delivering the Wolverton Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan on behalf of Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council.
We have a role in ensuring that the objectives and policies of the Neighbourhood Plan are realised, and are involved in commenting on planning applications which impact on the delivery of the Plan.
As a not for profit enterprise, Future Wolverton is concerned with the development of the local economy. We want to promote local businesses of all types, and encourage mutually beneficial local trade and local shopping.
The redevelopment of the Agora will kick-start a change in the attractiveness of Wolverton Town Centre, and we hope to work with local businesses to make the most of the opportunities this will bring.
Future Wolverton is committed to the sustainable development of Wolverton, and has done considerable work in the past on improving the energy efficiency of the Victorian housing stock.
Our sister organisation – Wolverton Community Energy – was established as a result of this work, and we work closely together to develop community owned renewable energy in Wolverton and across Milton Keynes.
OLD SCHOOL PROJECT
The Old School is a Grade 2 listed building on Old Wolverton Road which was previously owned by The Radcliffe Trust.
Future Wolverton purchased the building in April 2017, and once building works are complete the building will re-open as a Community Centre and 3- bedroomed guest house, run in conjunction with Slated Row School.
As a Community Benefit Society, Future Wolverton is owned and run by it’s members. It only costs £1 to join and by doing so you will be demonstrating your support for the Future Wolverton Vision. As a member you can also have a say on the future direction of the organisation, and the projects we work on.