Project 57 focuses on the footpath between St Peter’s Close and Opendale Road. It’s been the subject of many concerns over the years including antisocial behaviour, drug taking, litter and fly-tipping. It’s an essential walking route for residents but many are afraid to use it after dark due to the fear of crime.
The Parish Council is leading a major project to address all of these issues and the work will include:
Installing new street lights along the path
Transforming a neglected woodland into a wild play area (see the designs here)
Resurfacing the worst areas of the path
Installing CCTV to deter fly-tipping and motorcyclists from using the path
Repairing, resurfacing and improving access to St Peter’s Playground
A street art project with pupils from Burnham Park Academy
The work is already underway and should be complete by the end of summer 2019.
The project, costing £90,000, has been made possible through a very generous £70,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust, and is also supported through grants from Buckinghamshire County Council, Burnham Health Promotion Trust, South Bucks District Council and the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme.