Following pressure from local Labour Councillor Elaine Wales, Milton Keynes Council is supporting the introduction of double yellow lines in Roche Gardens, West Bletchley.  

The proposal for double yellow lines has won the backing of Council Cabinet Member for Public Realm, Cllr Emily Darlington.

The close needs protection as Bletchley train users often park there and walk to the train station, which is about 10 minutes away, in order to save on high station parking costs.

Cllr Elaine Wales said: “There is a big problem locally of train station users parking badly. Increasing numbers of cars are parking in residential streets close to the train station. It is cheaper to travel from Bletchley to London than from Milton Keynes Central. But the train station parking costs are high. So, people are parking in nearby roads like Roche Gardens, Whalley Drive, Cottingham Grove and other local roads.”

Cllr Elaine Wales on Roche Gardens, West Bletchley
Cllr Elaine Wales on Roche Gardens, West Bletchley

Cllr Wales has been working with local residents and the Residents’ Association. Double lines in Roche Gardens is only the first step in getting a co-ordinated approach to parking problems on roads around the station.

Cllr Wales concluded: “The parking at the Bletchley railway station is too limited and too expensive. This is leading to parking problems on a range of local roads. Double yellow lines on Roche Gardens is a great win. But it is only the first step. I want to see restrictions on Whalley Drive, Cottingham Grove, Elmers Park and the new road, Bunkers Crescent.”  

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