About Olney

Olney General Information

As a historic commerce point for the surrounding region as well as the civil parish for the Borough of Milton Keynes in England, the Town of Olney represents home for approximately 6,000 persons. Olney is geographically fixed on the shore of the River Great Ouse, within proximity to Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. As a community Olney is not very big, stretching 4 miles long and at its widest approximately 2.5 miles. In terms of transportation, the town has easy access to the M1 with the Junction 14 ramp, as well as with train connections to London via Bedford or Milton Keynes Central.

The Town Council of Olney

Representing the very first level of local government for the Olney community, the Town Council are dedicated to ensuring specific services are regularly provided to the Town as well as providing government accountability to the community. Made up of a Town Mayor and a Deputy Mayor, as well as 13 council members, the Town Council as a whole addresses town events and celebrations, cemetery management, community outreach, market planning, land use planning, recreation management and similar city services. Council meetings with the community are held month with various business activities handled in-depth by subcommittees and experts.

Link: http://www.olney.org.uk/frmain.htm