Milton Keynes takes a stand against violence

The month of action kicks off in December and aims to bring together schools and parents, voluntary sector organisations, places of worship, community groups, local venues and businesses to work alongside statutory partners for Milton Keynes to take a stand together against violence in all forms.

Stadium MK will host the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression known as the ‘Knife Angel. The sculpture stands at 27ft and is made from around 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife amnesty bins across the country.

The month of action against violence in Milton Keynes will incorporate numerous days of activity, designed by those who live and work in the city, for the community to get involved in. A calendar for this activity will be updated below.

The month of action and the hosting of the knife angel is all about bringing the community together and so there are opportunities for all to support and get involved.

Read more here about Milton Keynes taking a stand against violence.

Knife Angel public events

1 December

Knife Angel Installation at Stadium MK

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

2 December

Thames Valley Police Engagement Session with Action4Youth at Knife Angel.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

3 December

Knife Angel Opening Ceremony

SAMM National (National Bereavement from Violent Crime Support Charity) at Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Key supporting partners will be present prior to the home match fixture

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

5 December

All day event - NHS stand with messaging around violence against emergency and NHS workers.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

6 December

Thames Valley Policing Operation - Offender Prevention and Diversion Engagement

Thames Valley Police engagement with Action4Youth at Knife Angel

Milton Keynes City Council engagement activity

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

7 December

Thames Valley Police Cadets (Aylesbury) – Policing Operation in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police Cadets (West Oxfordshire) – Community engagement and awareness at Knife Angel

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

9 December

Thames Valley Police - night time economy operation

Thames Valley Police Facebook Live Event. A focus on domestic abuse in all forms, its impact, and available support.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

10 December

Get in the Picture - Knife Angel Nativity at the Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police - night time economy licensing operation

MK Act (Domestic Abuse Charity) engagement event at Knife Angel

Redeeming Our Communities –Nativity at Knife Angel. A host of interactive activities to participate in, focusing on the messages of the Knife Angel and the season of goodwill.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

11 December

Carols by Candlelight: The Message of the Angel - Loughton Baptist Church 6:30pm

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

12 December

All day NHS stand with messaging around violence against emergency and NHS workers

Thames Valley Police - local park and environment assessment - operation in conjunction with community and partners.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

13 December

All day CADO multi-faith engagement event

Milton Keynes City Council engagement activity 

Thames Valley Police Policing operation - offender prevention and diversion engagement

Thames Valley Police community and diversion operation at Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police engagement session with MK College

Thames Valley Police education input ‘Cut It Out’ with MK College

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

14 December

Thames Valley Police neighbourhood policing engagement Event at Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police education input with MK College

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

15 December

Thames Valley Police Policing Operation alongside Education and Engagement with MK College.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

16 December

Thames Valley Police - Night Time Economy Operation

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

17 December

Get in the Picture - Knife Angel Nativity at the Knife Angel

Tri-Emergency-Service Engagement Event (TVP, SCAS, Bucks Fire & Rescue Services) at Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Thames Valley Police Night Time Economy Operation

Redeeming Our Communities –Nativity at Knife Angel. A host of interactive activities to participate in, focusing on the messages of the Knife Angel and the season of goodwill.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

19 December

Thames Valley Policing Operation

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

20 December

Milton Keynes City Council engagement activity.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

21 December

Get in the Picture - Knife Angel Nativity at the Knife Angel

Redeeming Our Communities –Nativity at Knife Angel. A host of interactive activities to participate in, focusing on the messages of the Knife Angel and the season of goodwill.

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

23 December

Thames Valley Police Night Time Economy Operation

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

31 December

Thames Valley Police Night Time Economy Operation

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.

5 January 2023

Milton Keynes City Council engagement event. Hazard Alley.

7 January 2023

Closing ceremony.

3 December

Knife Angel Opening Ceremony

SAMM National (National Bereavement from Violent Crime Support Charity) at Knife Angel

Thames Valley Police and SafeHub Night Time Economy Safeguarding Operation

Key supporting partners will be present prior to the home match fixture

Volunteer marshals from the local community, charity and business groups will be present every day (excluding bank holidays) to provide important information about the Knife Angel and the days of activity.