Milton Keynes Council is spending £50,000 to repair and replace broken paving stones in the city centre.
The bespoke Cornish cobbled granite paving was specified in Milton Keynes’ original masterplan and the repair is part of the council’s Getting the Basics Right programme of works, which includes the cleaning of road signs.
It’s the first time in 10 years that the paving has been replaced. According to the council, the improvements should result in less weeding by council crews in the future.
Milton Keynes Council is upgrading the paving at the same time as other work by contractors Serco and Ringway to tidy boulevards and trimming branches on trees.
Cllr Emily Darlington, cabinet member for public realm, Milton Keynes Council, said: “We’ve listened to what our residents tell us about Milton Keynes looking a little unloved.
“And even though we’ve had to make some cuts while dealing with extra demands for council services during the recession and Covid-19, we’ve invested in this essential programme to makeMilton Keynes cleaner, greener and help the centre be an attractive place for work and play.”