A parish council has unveiled its village’s first ever Community Led Parish Plan.
Residents of Grendon Underwood, had their first viewing of the scheme at the Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.
More than 30 villagers attended and the response was very positive according to the chairman of the parish council Jim Mcbeth.
He said: “Everyone who visited was pleased with the plans.
“They all agreed that something needs to be done, so it was good that they were able to see something more concrete.”
There were several key issues highlighted by the plan, including the outdated nature of the children’s play facilities.
Mr Mcbeth explained that this issue was already being addressed.
He said: “Some of the play equipment is 40 years old, so we have decided to replace it.
“This project will cost us about £90,000, although we have got a £74,000 grant from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited).”
A group of volunteers from the village got goether to begin digging up the old equipment on Saturday.
They were joined by the speaker of the House of Commons and local MP John Bercow.
Mr Mcbeth said: “We had over 20 volunteers over the two days.
“It was very nice that Mr Bercow was able to join us and it was great to see his enthusiasm for the project.”
It is hoped the new equipment will be in place before Christmas.
Mr Mcbeth added the council was now looking to address other key issues in the parish plan.
He said: “The other key issues for us are improving road safety, having more affordable housing and maintaining the natural environment.”