The residents of Rowlands Close, Fenny Stratford, are celebrating the decision to improve the parking in Rowlands Close and to build two new Council bungalows alongside the existing 20 properties. Cllr Emily Darlington has been working with the residents for over 12 months to address problems in the close.
The residents recently met to consider the best way forward.
Cllr Darlington said:“We had a good meeting and made quite a bit of progress regarding the new builds and the parking. The concerns and ideas of the residents were discussed and built into the proposals.”
Resident Sue Bedborough said: “I think it is going to be a much bigger project than most residents thought. But real progress is being made. I will continue to support Emily Darlington and Rosemary Smith in this venture.”
Fenny Stratford Town councillor Rosemary Smith added: “What an amazing achievement. The meeting at Rowlands Close in Fenny Stratford discussed the long awaited plans to resolve the parking issues for the residents. Aswell as myself, the architects, the team from MK Council and the residents, we were joined by our Ward Councillor, Emily Darlington. Emily has worked tirelessly alongside us to deal with this problem and at long last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you Councillor Darlington.”
Another resident, Dougie Pollock, continued: “After many years of campaigning, we finally have a plan to solve the parking problems of Rowlands Close and to build new bungalows for older residents. Cllr Darlington and Cllr Smith have worked hard to find a way through. Seeing the plans brings it a step closer to it finally happening,”
Cllr Emily Darlington concluded: “The residents of Rowlands Close, their carers and the emergency services all need a solution to the parking and access. Working with the Residents Association, the Council and Fenny Town Cllr Smith we have found a solution. I am pleased to see the progress and look forward to breaking ground on the new parking areas and bungalows.”