How area once dubbed ‘tent city’ cut rough sleeping

Becky Morton- 12 November 2023

Milton Keynes was created in the 1960s as a way of easing housing shortages in London. But five decades later it was facing a housing crisis of its own, dubbed “tent city” in the media because of the encampments of rough sleepers dotted around the centre.

In autumn 2017, there were estimated to be 48 people sleeping rough on a single night in Milton Keynes. That number has now fallen to just 16, according to the local council…