Council’s no Foo when it comes to traffic management

Foo Fighters, Milton Keynes Bowl
Foo Fighters, Milton Keynes Bowl

The council has pledged to take ‘full control’ of future events in the city - instead of relying on organisers to manage traffic.

This weekend saw 120,000 people fans head to the National Bowl to see the Foo Fighters.

Gaming International took charge of all the traffic management and parking arrangements on Saturday.

But the second day of the concert saw MK Council step in to help out because of congestion issues.

Council chiefs now say they want to ensure city roads are “managed effectively”.

An MK Council spokesman said: “Around 60,000 fans came to the MK Bowl on each evening which inevitably caused disruption as they made their way to the area. This is twice the capacity of the Dons’ stadium:mk.

“The council is looking at how it can handle traffic management for future events rather than the event organisers to ensure that our local road network is managed effectively when these large events take place.”