A £90,000 revamp is planned to transfer a footpath between St Peter's Close and Opendale Road that has become a big problem for local residents.

Over the next six months Project 57 will set out to end complaints about antisocial behaviour, drug taking, litter, flytipping, motorbikes using the path, and other issues.

It’s a well-used path but residents are afraid to use it after dark due to the fear of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Burnham Parish Council plans to install new street lights along the path, transform a neglected woodland into a wild play area, resurfacing some of the worst areas and install motorcycle-inhibitor barriers.

There will also be a street art project with pupils from Burnham Park Academy and improved access to nearby St Peter’s Playground.

There will also be repairs, resurfacing, and improved access to the playground and CCTV to catch fly tippers.

The project has been made possible through a £70,000 donation from Veolia Environmental Trust and grants from Buckinghamshire County Council, Burnham Health Promotion Trust, South Bucks District Council and Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.

Parish Clerk, Sheridan Jacklin-Edward, said: “We all value the importance of the area where we live, and we also want to encourage people to walk and cycle rather than drive. This project will

deliver a safe, cleaner, more pleasant footpath for residents, giving them better access to village centre facilities, as well as enable playground improvements, and a new wild play area. We are

extremely grateful for all the support from Veolia Environmental Trust and our other sponsors, without which the project would not be possible.”