Regeneration Project for Midland Road starts to take shape – Residents and business event

September 6, 2022 8:00 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Midland Road consultationBedford Borough Council is carrying out a public drop-in session regarding its Midland Road Regeneration project as part of the Town Deal, on Wednesday 7th of September.

The event, taking place between 6.30pm and 9pm at Rutland Road Hall, 11-17 Rutland Road, Bedford, is an opportunity for local residents and businesses to learn more about the project proposals and provide their thoughts on the scheme.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said "Bedford has been awarded over £22million as part of its Town Deal and is looking to invest £5million for Midland Road. The Midland Road regeneration projects include investment to transform this key gateway from the railway station into the town centre. We want to create a vibrant corridor by investing in both the walking route and the visual impression, with improvements to individual businesses' shopfronts."

Samantha Laycock, Chair of Bedford Town Deal Board added "The plans offers a once in a generation opportunity to utilise millions of pounds of funding investment for Midland Road and for it to become 'Bedford's Second High Street'. Please do come to this event if you live or have a businesses on Midland Road and hear more about this exciting project."

For more information please contact Patrick Lyons, Manager for Town Deal at Patrick.Lyons@bedford.gov.uk