Diversions to be in place as world's first ever AI Safety Summit comes to Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes City Council says it has been working with Thames Valley Police to prepare for the world’s first major AI Safety Summit, which is being held at Bletchley Park on 1st and 2nd November.

Last month, it was announced that Milton Keynes will host the world's first ever AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park in November.

The summit will bring together world leaders, leading tech companies and researchers to agree safety measures to evaluate and monitor the most significant risks from AI.  Security will be at a very high level because of the profile of the dignitaries expected to attend.

Milton Keynes City Council has today confirmed there will be some disruption to access and parking around Bletchley Park, which they say they are 'aiming to minimise as far as is reasonably possible'.

From 26th October until 3rd November, temporary parking restrictions and limited access for vehicles will be introduced to some roads around Bletchley Park, expected to be: Tiltman Lane, Welchman Court, Wilton Avenue, Sherwood Drive, Jemima Way, Church Green Road, Homerton Street, Robinson Street, Selwyn Grove, Downing Close, Buckingham Road, and Rickley Lane.

During this time, diversions will be put in place.

Residents and businesses based on those roads will be contacted by Milton Keynes City Council or by the police in advance with specific advice around access, and on any alternative parking arrangements being made (options for alternative parking are currently being considered). Emergency access for blue light services remains unaffected.

Residents on Tiltman Lane, Welchman Court, Roche and Park Gardens, Alford Place, Enigma Place, and Ultra Avenue may also notice increased police presence and some temporary security infrastructure.

Bletchley Park, The National Radio Centre and The National Museum of Computing will be closed to the public during the event.

Please visit their websites for details of dates and times. Local facilities such as Bletchley Community Hospital, MK College and other nearby businesses are expected to open as usual.

Access to roads may need to change at relatively short notice.

You can check one.network ahead of and during the event for live details of affected routes.  

The Government Department for Science, Innovation & Technology has created a Frequently Asked Questions document containing further details.


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