Bletchley councillors held a ‘listening to the shoppers’ day to hear what local residents think is the best way to revitalise Queensway.
Town councillor Ed Hume said: “We talked to over 200 people and their main concerns were the need to see a wide range of shops restored to Bletchley’s High Street.”
He added: “People want to see empty shops re-let and parking improved. People asked if the rents and business rates need to be reduced. We will see if this is possible.”
Councillor Elaine Wales said; “We talked to people of all ages. There was a consensus that the High Street needs to be revitalised and more choice offered to shoppers. The new shops soon to open in the old Co-op building were welcome. But all empty shops need to be re-let and a mix of shops and places to eat is needed.”