Run by the people of St. Mary’s Church, Woughton on the Green, this group is for accompanied toddlers. It meets every Tuesday during school term time from 10 am till 11.30 am. All are welcome and the children enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes and simple crafts. This time is not just for the children, it is also a special time for the parents and carers to enjoy friendship and conversation with other adults.
In the new city of Milton Keynes, Passmore was one of the first areas to be developed and the first Passmore houses were occupied in 1974. Passmore is a popular place, at least 25% of the houses are still occupied by their original owners and a further 25% plus have owners who have lived here for at least 15 years.
In the early days of Passmore the residents here were all new in a new city and with many causes to lobby the builders, the Development Corporation and others to shape our home environment. We wanted to socialise and meet people who had chosen to live here. So, in 1975 one person with the vision called a meeting to propose forming a body that would organise social events and the necessary lobbying to complete the building of the estate.
Every resident on Passmore is regarded as a member of the Passmore Association. The Association is a no fee, no profit body that represents the interests of Passmore residents as a whole. It has a bank account and because of this it has rules and a constitution. Each year there is an Annual General Meeting at which the meeting attendees elect the Committee for the next year. Elected committee members select a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer. Achievements of the Association are many and varied. Without them Passmore would not be the place it is today.
From time to time The Association distributes the Passmore News. This is a local interest flyer that gives dates of up-coming events, status of issues that affect us, and anything else that is notable. There is also a Neighbourhood Watch communication sent by e-mail to those who subscribe to it that gives a summary of crime in the area, the latest scams and advice on how best to protect ourselves.
The Passmore Association organises social events through the year. These include:
Winter Supper – an evening in a Passmore home.
Annual General Meeting followed by nibbles and wine. This meeting is usually held in St. Mary’s Church, Woughton on the Green.
Passmore late Autumn dinner in a local pub.
Summer Barbecue either in the open area by the canal or, if the weather is threatening, in a resident’s garden under the Passmore Association marquee.