A 60-year-old village hall that is “badly in need” of updating could be replaced by a new community centre.

Little Chalfont Parish Council – which is based in a “cramped” room at the back of the village hall – is proposing to create a new community centre to replace the old building and wants to hear from residents.

The council says the current hall, on Cokes Lane, is too small to cope with the demands placed on it and has too little storage space.

Residents of the village have previously expressed support for a new community centre, with a vote in 2014 showing more than 650 people agreed with the plans, while 21 people were against.

In a second phase of consultation with residents, the council is asking people to take part in a survey on their website to find out their opinions on the designs.

The new community building would feature three different sized rooms, with the largest upstairs being able to accommodate 180 people and a planning application is expected to be submitted for the plans in late summer.

Funding for the centre will come from parish council reserves, which by the time the contract is placed will be around £500,000, grants, fundraising and a loan from the public works loan board.

Visit www.littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk to take part in the survey.