Solid progress being made with £22.7m Bletchley investment
Friday 29 October 2021
Residents in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford are already seeing improvements after the council and partners successfully secured £22.7m government funding earlier this year.
One year on since the proposals were submitted, a new toucan crossing and redway at Drayton Road along with the demolition of the former Bletchley Fire Station have already been completed. Solid progress with adding other new redways is also under way.
MK Council has committed to delivering projects that genuinely improve the livelihoods and health and wellbeing of local people.
At a Cabinet meeting on 2 November MK Council will review the progress being made and agree the process for formal for project business case approval and sign-off.
Leader of MK Council, Cllr Pete Marland said: “I’m proud that we secured this funding and after just one year, the community is seeing improvements that will make a real difference to local people.
“We have big and bold ambitions for the area and will continue working with local people to ensure Bletchley and Fenny Stratford becomes a place where residents and businesses can thrive.”
Earlier this year, the Government approved the multi-million-pound investment.
Some of the key projects include:
- Transport Hub – creation of a new eastern entrance at Bletchley Railway Station, improving access from the town centre
- Tech Park Bletchley – based at MK College, the new skills and training hub will provide better learning and development opportunities to improve life chances
- Town Centre improvements – improvements to the appearance, attractiveness and safety of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford town centres
- New redway links – better connections between the Lakes Estate area and Central Bletchley
Other projects include a major transformation of Bletchley Park to maintain its attraction to visitors and the full roll out of fibre connectivity.
As part of the funding almost £9m has been set aside for the Revolving Development Fund project to make the best use of underused and run-down sites.