Disappointment of World Cup could spur on city status bid

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PEOPLE could get an instant pick-me-up to help ease the World Cup woes as Milton Keynes makes another bid to become a city.

The team behind the bid that saw MK rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest and most established cities in England are looking to finally get it recognised as a city.

The latest city status ‘competition’ was mentioned before the elections in May but was forgotten about – until now.

Councillor Sam Crooks, said: “It is wonderful that we are getting another chance at this. There are so many jokes about concrete cows and roundabouts but this will be a chance to harness people’s pride in Milton Keynes.

“We deserve the public recognition for being such a nice place to live and to work and I’m sure this time around we will succeed.”

The team will submit their presentation of Milton Keynes which will be a maximum of 50 pages. It can include a number of photos and two A3 maps.

They have until May 27, just under six months, to put together their proposal and Mr Crooks is hoping that a lot of the information that was gathered during the World Cup bid will be available for them to use so they will already be in a good position when they begin to think about their city status bid.