Submitted by GMPRG

Great Missenden & Prestwood Revitalisation Group (GMPRG)

Great Missenden & Prestwood Revitalisation Group (GMPRG) is a voluntary community group, an independent not-for-profit organisation run entirely by local volunteers; a forum for the initiation, development and implementation of schemes for the economic and environmental benefit of the local community in Great Missenden Parish.  To see its history, current constitution and management team please go to http://www.gmprg.org.uk/about-us/

GMPRG is one of seven revitalisation groups under the umbrella of the Chiltern District Council. These are defined as being communities where progress is celebrated and self-improvement embraced, with the community identifying its own needs, values, challenges and priorities.

GMPRG seeks the widest possible representation and participation from its grass roots community.  Key objectives include:

  • Viability and vitality of village centres within the Great Missenden Parish
  • Environmental improvements for residents and visitors
  • To demand effective statutory services

Current projects that GMPRG is leading:

Update of Community Vision for HP16 (originally publicly consulted in 2009).  See http://www.gmprg.org.uk/current-projects/community-vision/

Having publicly consulted on an update to the original Community Vision for HP16, following 229 responses and three workshops by the deadline of 15 May 2018, virtually all respondents think this is a good area to live in, with the top priorities identified to tackle being:

  • Improvements to public space 50.4%
  • Improvements to local public transport 47.8%
  • Road safety 47.3%
  • Appearance of villages 45.6%
  • Facilities for children & young people 44.7%

A long list of other improvements and many useful ideas and opinions have also been submitted.   The follow-up intention is to:

  • develop an Action Plan and Report which can be used as an evidence base to back future grant funding applications,
  • invite interested villagers to participate in major interest topics to form focus groups and project teams to take the Action Plan forward.

Secure Bike Parking provision in the Parish – see http://www.gmprg.org.uk/current-projects/bike-parking-2/

Prestwood Village Revitalisation – see http://www.gmprg.org.uk/current-projects/prestwood-village-revitalisation/

contact us for more information on www.gmprg.org.uk