Council to tackle anti-social behaviour and boost safety at Blue Lagoon in Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes City Council has stated that it is currently exploring options to tackle anti-social behaviour at the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley.

    Following a spate of anti-social behaviour and arson at the Blue Lagoon, in Bletchley, Milton Keynes City Council has now announced it is exploring options in a bid to improve community safety.

    The local authority has also said that it wishes to boost safety by imposing certain restrictions at the Blue Lagoon from next summer due to people swimming in the lake without supervision.

    One potential option being explored is to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). This would include management of all naked flames and combustion (no BBQs, stoves, fires, or bikes with combustion engines allowed) and management of all water activity, including no lone swimming or swimming without consent.

    Councillor Jenny Wilson-Marklew, Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “The Blue Lagoon is a beautiful nature reserve that is a real asset to the community. However, this summer, the area endured multiple arson attacks and incidents of anti-social behaviour. 

    It also became clear that many people swim in the lake without knowing how dangerous it truly is. The Blue Lagoon should be a safe and welcoming haven for the community, and we will work to ensure it becomes such a space in the summers to come.”

    Labour’s Emily Darlington, Councillor for Bletchley East, added: “Residents have regularly shared their concerns about safety at the Blue Lagoon, so I welcome the Council’s plans to make improvements and look forward to seeing how the plans progress.”

    The council says it will work with Bucks Fire & Rescue, the Community Safety team, and Bletchley and Fenny Town Council to establish the best option.

    A consultation before any decisions are made. 

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