Controversial hostel is closed by the council


A troublesome homeless hostel that fuelled anti-social behaviour in the area has been closed.

The St Mungo’s hostel, in St George’s Road, Bletchley, provided supported living accommodation for young people aged 16 to 21.

But crime has blighted the Bletchley community and finally, after years of campaigning, the hostel has been shut down.

Councillor Martin Gowans, who represents the Saints estate, said: “We listened to residents who suffered years of anti social behaviour and we have acted to close the home. This is good news for Saints estate residents who have had a lot to put up with.”

Councillors now hope the public will have their say on the future of the building, which is owned by the Milton Keynes Council housing department.

Councillor Nigel Long said; “I would like to see the site built on with up to 10 much needed OAP/disability bungalows built. But residents may have a better idea.

“So I am calling on the council to consult residents on the future of the site.”