Opinions sought on £2m building
Plans to replace community centre
VILLAGERS can have their say on £2million plans to improve community facilities.
Chalfont St Peter community centre is set to be replaced with better facilities in an ambitious 10-year project.
Chairman of Chalfont St Peter Community Association David Burbridge is urging people to get involved.
His group has been receiving replies to a questionnaire of what people want from the new facility at Mill Meadow in Gravel Hill, and some have suggested an increase in size.
Mr Burbridge said: “It is difficult to say we will be able to increase the size because it is in the Green Belt.
“We were thinking maybe having two floors rather than one but that is something we would have to go into with the council.
“The views of the people who use it every week will carry more weight.”
The association put out the questionnaire about a month ago and will send a reminder to those who have not returned it.
Mr Burbridge, who hopes to get the results back before Christmas, added: “We are chasing them up and hopefully we will have something fairly solid by the end of January of what the needs are of the people who use the community centre.”
Bucks County Council built the current centre between 1961 and 1962.
It is now in need of repair and the cost of a new facility is expected to be £1.5m to £2m.
Mr Burbridge added: “We are keeping the community centre in very good condition but it is 60 years old and it is made of wood.
“In 10 years’ time we might not be able to keep it going.
“At the moment we could not really cope with any more people. It is being used Monday to Friday pretty solidly.
“The biggest problem is where we are going to get the money from. We have not got anywhere near the funds to build it.”
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