South Oxfordshire District Council has pledged more than £550,000 to fund a new delivery plan designed to boost everything the village of Berinsfield has to offer.

The Berinsfield Delivery Plan addresses various projects focused on community health and wellbeing, the environment, development, community infrastructure and active travel.

The plan is also designed to further support the progression of improved facilities in the village to reflect the communities needs and aspirations, which will also feed into the wider development of Mount Farm, a former World War Two airfield within the Green Belt to the east of the existing village.

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Other projects include a grants scheme and a health and wellbeing project, in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, other partner agencies and local voluntary and community organisations.

It is aimed at meeting the future needs of the community and to encourage healthy living by improving people’s access to activities, services, as well as information around wellbeing.

Councillor Robin Bennett, South Oxfordshire District Council’s cabinet member for economic development and regeneration and chair of the Berinsfield Steering Group, said: “It’s a really exciting time for Berinsfield, with so much being planned to enhance the village.

"As well as improvements to leisure facilities in the village, it’s particularly pleasing to see several projects that focus on nature and the environment, such as enhancing our green spaces and exploring opportunities to generate renewable energy locally.”