Anyone for tennis? CCP announces funding for new court in Pippins Park

Colnbrook’s Pippin’s Park is set to get a tennis court next year, the CCP has announced, but funding details have yet to be revealed.


Cllr Angell reporting in his capacity as secretary of the Colnbrook Community Partnership made the announcement to the Parish Council in his regular slot earlier this month.

Angell told colleagues:

We have at last managed to secure the funding for a new tennis court.  We are in the process of analysing the quotations received.

The new court will go alongside the “multi-use games area” (MUGA) and the floodlights for the MUGA will be increased to floodlight the tennis court.

We do not however expect installation until the spring, when the weather hopefully will be better.

CCP: “unquestioned instant grants”

However, no details have been made publicly available yet.  Following criticism over the McArdle Clock, TGM Bus, Grundon Quiet Garden and Lanz Games, the CCP is being tight-lipped on the source of funding for its latest project.

Former councillor Leslie Jarrett hit out this week at the “automatic” grant of parish funds to the CCP, which is unelected and outside of public scrutiny.  He also claimed CCP interests were not declared during meetings.

The work done by the CPP is very commendable and excellent, but do they need a yearly standing order of £2000 of taxpayers money from the Parish Council in un-questioned instant grants without a review of their accounts.

His claim that the CCP is not subject to the same scrutiny as other organisation was dismissed by clerk Roland Hewson who accused him of “distorting the facts”.

Recent Planning Applications from Colnbrook’s philanthropists

Lanz’ retrospective application to handle a thousand tonnes of more potent waste at its facility in Poyle was approved by SBC’s Planning Committee on October 15.

Meanwhile, a decision on DHL’s proposed new incinerator at Colnbrook Lakeside (P/10864/006) is expected to be decided soon.



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