Visitors to the town centre can now enjoy a new place to sit and relax with seven benches installed at Flitwick Town Square. The transformation of the outside space provides a real focal point for the town and will help bring the community together throughout the year at events such as the monthly Sunday Market and Christmas Lights Switch On.

The project represents a significant investment in the public realm by the Town Council. The new street furniture includes four additional bins and a new noticeboard to help keep residents up to date with what is happening in the town. 

 Town Mayor, Cllr Andy Snape, was joined by Cllr Ian Blazeby, Cllr Howard Hodges and Cllr Robert Wilsmore this afternoon to celebrate the completion of the work.

 Feedback from the Annual Residents’ Survey highlighted that addressing the lack of public space and seating in the town centre was a priority for residents, and the Council has been focused on delivering this.  The installation has taken longer than planned due to manufacturing issues, but the Council is delighted that there is now seating in the centre of town at Flitwick Town Square for all to enjoy. 

 Work continues behind the scenes to explore opportunities to develop commercial and community space at 3 Station Road (former Barclays building), which FTC purchased in November 2021 to secure as a valuable community benefit and protect it from being converted for residential use by a developer.    

 The building is leased to Barclays until March 2024, and our surveyor is still negotiating dilapidations with them. Officers have begun working on plans for the site, but we are not able to make any announcements just yet. We will update residents as soon as we are able to do so.

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