The community has backed calls from a resident of Chalfont St Peter (CSP) for the town to get better outdoor sports facilities.
Kenny Ross feels CSP and its residents would benefit hugely from improved facilities – citing health benefits and the positive impact it would have on reducing anti-social behaviour.
Since his plea was featured in ChalfontNews last month, more than 400 people have signed a petition set up by Kenny while a committee leading the campaign was also set up on November 25.
Despite hundreds of people signing the petition Kenny had been told because it is an online version it will not be recognised.
He told ChalfontNews: “The parish council have already indicated that they don’t recognise online petitions so we will have to organise a paper one to be signed by residents.
“I am hoping to do this in conjunction with a survey so we can gauge what people would want in a park like this.”
The support from the community was also evidenced when several residents joined a meeting about how to progress the proposal.
Kenny added: “We had a productive meeting where I explained why I started this initiative and how people can help.
“Enough people came forward to form a committee and we also have representatives of the parish council advising us, Cllrs John Hatton and Karen Dickson.”