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Join us for Dunstable Fun Day on 16 July to thank local people and businesses

Friday, 24 June 2022

We're holding a free family fun day on Saturday 16 July 2022 from 10am to 3pm.

The day is to mark the completion of the Dunstable High Street improvements and to thank residents and businesses for their patience during the work.

We're organising the Dunstable High Street Fun Day, which will take place in Dunstable Town Council’s markets area.

Dunstable fun day

The day will include live music, funfair stalls and games, street entertainers, arts and crafts workshops, displays, market stalls, and lots more family fun.

The fun-packed event will celebrate the completion of the improvements that are rejuvenating the High Street and Dunstable by creating a more traditional town centre that reflects the unique history of the area.

Residents and businesses wanted their High Street to be more attractive and a safer experience, reducing the sense of vehicles dominating the road. They wanted a café culture with more greenery and wider pavements making the town safer for pedestrians to move around. This is what we have done through the £7 million High Street improvement scheme.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, our Executive Member for Communities, said:

We have made Dunstable High Street a more attractive experience. Our work will help entice more visitors and investors, support business and jobs, and see Dunstable continue to be a great place to live and work. We are investing in the future of Dunstable.

We know the work has taken a long time and to thank residents and businesses for their patience we’re holding a family fun day on Saturday, 16 July from 10am to 3pm in the markets area.

We look forward to welcoming people to an enjoyable free day in the heart of Dunstable.

The council-led and coordinated £7 million Dunstable High Street improvement scheme was funded by Homes England, National Highways, SEMLEP, the Local Growth Fund, and Anglian Water. This means Council Tax goes towards essential services.