A PENSIONER has met a local MP to express support for a proposed supermarket plan which she claims would help the vulnerable in the community.

The planned extension to the Sainsbury's supermarket in Beaconsfield has caused controversy in the town, particularly among householders in Maxwell Road and Garvin Avenue.

But Catherine Munday, 81, of The Hollies in Maxwell Road, said that the store enables her and her friends in two nearby sheltered housing schemes to retain their independence for longer as they can walk there to shop.

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She went to see Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve to put her side of the story.

She said: "He realises our concerns but on the whole thing he wants to remain impartial which I respect.

"South Bucks District Council can only act on the wishes of local people which can be made known to them by writing in."

Mr Grieve said the extension was a matter for discussion for the district council.

He added: "A number of residents have come to me saying that it will have a positive impact but some have expressed concerns regarding the double-decked car park."