COURT room drama in Stainer Square and a Paris-style fashion show on the High Street – these were just two of the many delights to love about Bletchley at a special event.
Local residents, market stall holders, businesses and the Town Council have been working hard to regenerate Bletchley town centre. The ‘Love Bletchley Day’ held on Saturday gave them all an opportunity to showcase the best that the town has to offer.
MP Iain Stewart was on hand to show his support and love for Bletchley. He visited Malins Nursery, a local florist and also had the opportunity to learn ‘rag-rugging’ from Dawn McHugh, owner of local business, Home Spun Craft.
The Age UK shop in the town used a fashion show to highlight the trendy clothes available in its store while Austin Ray, a local firm of solicitors, used a court room drama acted by students from Milton Keynes College to present its service offering.
Bletchley is a bastion of learning and students from the work skills and beauty department of Leon College joined their counterparts from Milton Keynes College to showcase the many skills and talents that is locally available to incoming businesses.
Commenting afterwards, Mr Stewart said: “I think ‘Love Bletchley Day’ is a great initiative to help regenerate the town centre. It certainly showed off in great light all the different shops, market stalls and community groups and facilities that are available.”
“I congratulate the Town Council and everyone involved in organising it and hope it’s the first of many,” he continued.
Town Council Clerk, Lisa Courtney added: “This brings back into focus the many shopping experiences available in Bletchley. It’s a reminder of the vast diversity and range of shops located here. We love Bletchley Park and our stadium, but there is more to the town than these two icons.”
The town centre is the heart of Bletchley and a bid has been submitted for it to become one of the Mary Portas Pilot towns. The bid proposes to run a night market to get the vibrancy back into the town.