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City Council sets aside £50,000 for a more accessible Milton Keynes

The Progressive Alliance that runs Milton Keynes City Council has set aside £50,000 to make Milton Keynes an accessible city.

The funding set aside by Labour and Lib Dem councillors will allow highways teams to get to work installing dropped kerbs across the city.

The works will help mobility scooter and wheelchair users get around and access facilities within the community.

The funding was approved at Full Council in February and is part of a wider scheme investing more than £120,000 to install dropped kerbs and remove street barriers, ensuring Milton Keynes is on its way to becoming a disability and dementia friendly city.

Councillor Lauren Townsend, Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said:

“We are committed to making Milton Keynes an accessible city and by installing dropped kerbs we are working towards our council plan commitment of doing just that. Our city is so well connected by its redways, and pathways and we want to ensure everyone can get around safely.”

Labour Councillor Donna Fuller who represents Woughton and Fishermead, added:

“It is great to hear the City Council will be making these improvements as many residents in my ward are mobility scooter or wheelchair users. This will make a huge difference to both elderly and disabled communities by allowing them to keep active and access local facilities.”

Lib Dem Councillor Paul Trendall who represents Campbell Park and Old Woughton, concluded:

“I am delighted to see this funding go towards more dropped kerbs in MK, the City Council want to ensure communities can access their local streets with independence and ease. I am looking forward to seeing teams start work on the improvements in the spring.”

In addition to installing dropped kerbs, the £200m budget which was approved by Progressive Alliance councillors includes millions of pounds in cost-of-living support, extra funding for mental health organisations, and further investment in improving the city’s roads and filling potholes.


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