Residents, business people and visitors are invited to a drop-in session on the future of Leighton Buzzard town centre to talk about how they would like to see it improve and evolve.

The event, organised by Central Bedfordshire Council and Leighton-Linslade Town Council, follows the completion of the recent town centre benchmarking study which compared Leighton Buzzard to similar town centres elsewhere in the country.

Representatives from both Council’s will be available at the White House, Hockliffe Street, between 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday 12th February.

Both Central Bedfordshire Council and Leighton-Linslade Town Council wish to build on work that has recently seen investment towards improvements to shop fronts, the start of free town centre wi-fi during January, the relaunch of the town market and the Living History Trail. All of which helps to improve the local environment, promote the town and provide support and information to town centre users.

Feedback will help to develop a longer-term action plan as well as inform future regeneration proposals for areas such as Land South of High Street. This may include potential funding applications to central government and other sources.

If you want to hear the views from the head of retail representative group, LB First ahead of the meeting, listen to The Voice of The Town podcast with Gennaro Borrelli; a local business man and staunch advocate of the town.

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