The Conservatives are bringing a motion to the Council intended to transform the area around Bletchley railway station into an attractive gateway experience that leaves a more positive impression on visitors and commuters, as part of the regeneration of Central Bletchley.
In March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced that £23 million would be invested into regenerating the town as part of the government’s New Towns Deal aimed at levelling up the UK.
Now Bletchley Park Conservative Councillor Allan Rankine wants the Council to commit to boosting Central Bletchley area with a host of upgrades that aim to turn the station area into a welcoming experience that “increases pride in our community.”
Among the plans include a memorial garden to Bletchley Park hero, Alan Turing, coupled with a statue of the famous mathematician.
The reconstruction of the fire damaged pavilion building so that it can be turned into a café and visitor centre and a large plaza area to the west of Bletchley station to enable safe crossing for visitors and students.
Cllr Allan Rankine, said:
“The new East – West Mainline, Bletchley Park expansion and the new Institute of Technology will lead to an exponential increase in the number of visitors to Bletchley and first impressions matter.
The current visitor experience around Bletchley Station is not attractive.
Residents have suggested an Alan Turing memorial garden on the derelict cricket pavilion site and I think that is a fabulous idea.
The motion is about Bletchley’s potential as a destination town and sustainable regeneration. It is crucial that not only do we back Bletchley, but we build Bletchley back better.”