A High Wycombe community centre car park where a huge fight saw one man stabbed could have a new fence put up around it to stop bad behaviour.

The front of The Hive in Arnison Avenue is completely open, meaning anti-social behaviour happens there when the community centre is not in use.

There have been a string of unwanted incidents, including a mass brawl in July which left one man with stab injuries and three people arrested.

Wycombe Islamic Society (WISE), which owns and runs the centre, has submitted plans to install a new 1.5 metre high fence along the front boundary to protect those who use the building and the community.

In the documents, WISE said: "The community centre has had multiple occurrences of trespassing onto the premises, with youth congregating in the car park, dog walkers leaving mess, drinks trespassing into the gardens, cars being abandoned in the car park, evidence of drug use and most recently a stabbing due to a fight by gang members.

"Therefore a fence has become an essential requirement to provide security and controlled access via automated gates for users."

They said the height of the railing is also suitable for those using the centre, which include children, women and vulnerable groups who have concerns about privacy.

WISE added that they have had "multiple requests" to use the centre at times outside of their current hour for things like mother and toddler groups, fitness sessions and evening board meetings and dinners - so they are also asking Buckinghamshire Council if they can also extend their opening times.

If given the go-ahead, The Hive will be able to open from 8am to 11pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm on Saturday and 10am to 10pm on Sunday.

WISE say longer opening hours, along with the new fence, will also help deter anti-social behaviour that usually happens when the centre is shut.

If the fence is also allowed, it will be bowtop and powder coated green. All 28 car parking spaces will remain and there will be a dedicated entrance and exit.

The Hive used to be a dilapidated pub called the Happy Wanderer before it was bought by WISE in 2015 in a bid to create a new hub for community groups to meet at regardless of faith.

It celebrated its official opening in November 2017 with a special event attended to by Wycombe dignitaries including MP Steve Baker.

To view the fence and opening hours plans in full, go to the planning portal at www.wycombe.gov.uk and use reference 20/07309/FUL.