Articles from 2010

  • Village Hall tops Issues list in Community Survey (1) 24 December, 2010 Concern over the future of the Village Hall tops the list following publication of the results from the first survey of the Colnbrook Community Association (CCA) with over 28% of respondents citing this as an issue. The continued use of the High Street as a “rat run”, particularly for HGVs, was the considered the second ...
  • Poor attendance hits Poyle BAG group (0) 24 December, 2010 The Business Action Group meeting last month was the poorest attended since it was set up in 2008, which the BAG has attributed to miscommunication of dates. In attendance were representatives of Slough Borough Council in the form of council wardens, roads strategy and emergency strategy, Poyle and Colnbrook Parish Council and police. During the meeting ...
  • Next ‘Have Your Say’ Meeting on New Years Eve (0) 24 December, 2010 Have Your Say meetings give you a range of opportunities to have your say on local policing priorities in your neighbourhood. The next Have Your Say meeting will take place on 31st December 1630:18:30 by the Nisa store, Colnbrook High Street. At Have Your Say meetings, you can meet your local Neighbourhood Policing team and ...
  • Local MPs appear at odds over SIFE (7) 19 December, 2010 While Fiona MacTaggart, MP for Slough, has come out against the massive SIFE development, Colnbrook’s MP, Adam Afriyre, appears to be maintaining his non-committal stance to the anger of local residents. MacTaggart, Labour MP for Slough, has offered her full support to stopping SIFE, including lobbying other local MPs. The offer was made in ...
  • New Taxi Company opens in Colnbrook (3) 12 December, 2010 New taxi firm Elite Cars has begun operating in Colnbrook, plugging a long-felt local need for frustrated villagers.  Operating out of 7 Market Place, former home of the short-lived Petals of Colnbrook on the High Street, the new company has been set up by former employees of Station Cars of Langlely. Contact Elite Taxis on 01753 ...
  • Colnbrook woman sentenced for benefit fraud (0) 6 December, 2010 Slough Borough Council’s benefits investigations team have yet again successfully prosecuted a benefit fraudster for falsely claiming more than £18,000. Rita Philomena Prolze, 46 years old, of Cavendish Court, Colnbrook, was found guilty at Reading Crown Court on November 29 of seven charges of making a false representation with a view to obtaining benefits. Prolze concealed the ...
  • Neighbourhood Working – it’s all about your neighbourhood (0) 13 November, 2010 Slough Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Working initiative has targeted Colnbrook, along with Chalvey and Manor Park as areas within the borough deserving pilot schemes. The scheme targets areas where there is high dissatisfaction with local services and low engagement from the community. The initiative is intended to support the community in solving it’s own ...
  • Council to allow more time for SIFE objections (4) 31 October, 2010 Slough Borough Council WILL allow more time for local residents to object to the massive SIFE development, possibly to the end of year.  However, concerns were expressed by the Colnbrook Community Association that very few people in Colnbrook, Poyle or Westfield, have even heard about the development or received the official planning notification.  This follows ...
  • Minutes of CCA October 2010 (2) 28 October, 2010 Hello to all, Herewith extracts from the minutes of the above meeting. Charles Burke Secretary, CCA 1. Westfield Use of hall – see item 6 below Neighbourhood Watch – On behalf of Baber Khan, Charles explained that the scheme is going ahead but volunteers from Westfield are required to ensure its success. Fly-tipping/garages – Esther Deacon and Sirad Is-Haq explained that the ...
  • Johnny Ball praises Colnbrook incinerator (2) 27 October, 2010 from the BBC website: The Duke of Edinburgh and scientist Johnny Ball were at the opening of a Colnbrook incinerator which converts waste to electricity. The Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility can be seen from Windsor Castle, according to the Duke. Waste from 10 local authorities is processed at the plant, providing enough electricity to power all ...
  • Offical opening of Energy from Waste facility (1) 27 October, 2010 On Wednesday 27th October 2010 Grundon’s Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility at Colnbrook was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. His first stop was the purpose-built Education Centre where he was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and the Mayor of Slough. Following a tour of the facility he was introduced to ...
  • Colnbrook Recreation Ground to be revamped under SBC scheme (0) 26 October, 2010 Slough has finally been given the go-ahead to revamp eight more play areas across the borough. The play areas project – which has already seen 15 play areas get new equipment and facilities – was put on hold in the summer after the government announced they were potentially stopping funding to play areas nationally. Slough Borough Council ...
  • CCA Meeting: “Something for everyone!” (0) 22 October, 2010 The next meeting of the fledgling Colnbrook Community Association (CCA) will take place on Wednesday, 27th October 2010.   Charles Burke, Secretary of the CCA, said: “This is very much a ‘something for everybody’ meeting so we do hope that you will be able to attend.” The meeting will take place at Colnbrook Village Hall, kicking off at ...
  • Goodman: “Colnbrook doesn’t object to SIFE!” (2) 17 October, 2010 The long awaited Outline Planning Application for development of the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) project was submitted to Slough Borough Council last week. Residents and interested parties have until 2nd November to submit their views on the proposal which comprises 132 separate documents and literally thousands of pages to review. In a surprise development, ...
  • New BAA cab rules are tax on residents (0) 19 August, 2010 BAA’s new requirement for private cab companies to pick up only in the Short Term car park at T5 amounts to a new tax on local firms and residents. Black cabs are already prohibitively expensive to and from Colnbrook as a result of the rules around the Metropolitan Area. By insisting that private companies now ...
  • St Albans Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Appeal Proceeds (1) 18 August, 2010 Multimodal Freight Depot Developers Go Up Against the Government UK – After the report last month that Eric Pickles, the Governments Community Secretary, had dismissed the development of an intermodal development on the site of the old Radlett Aerodrome near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, the developers, HelioSlough, have decided to launch an appeal against the decision, which ...
  • Railfreight campaigners: “This was their only option” (0) 17 August, 2010 HELIOSLOUGH’S refusal to give up its railfreight battle has left campaigners disappointed, although not surprised. The company lodged papers with the High Court yesterday and the fate of the bitterly controversial project will be decided in a two-day hearing early next year. Cathy Balshaw, who has been at the helm of the battle against the project ...
  • Court challenge keeps Radlett alive (0) 17 August, 2010 THE massively controversial plan for a huge railfreight terminal on Green Belt land between London Colney and Park Street has been kept alive through a last minute legal challenge in the High Court. Helioslough, the company trying to win planning permission for a large goods yard on a former airfield lodged papers with the court on ...
  • Helioslough to appeal over rail freight depot (0) 17 August, 2010 DEVELOPERS HelioSlough have revealed that they have submitted a challenge to last month’s decision not to allow the building of a massive rail freight depot on Radlett Airfield. They have challenged the decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to dismiss the appeal on the issue of whether or not there ...
  • Helioslough: “Railfreight rejection irrational and illegal” (0) 17 August, 2010 THE minister who turned down the railfreght project acted irrationally and made crucial legal errors, Helioslough will argue at the High Court. Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, rejected the company’s appeal on the grounds that a similar but smaller development at Colnbrook near Slough would cause less damage to the ...
  • Radlett railfreight project kept alive by legal challenge (0) 17 August, 2010 THE massively controversial plan for a huge railfreight terminal on Green Belt land near Radlett has been kept alive through a last minute legal challenge in the High Court. HelioSlough, the company trying to win planning permission for a large goods yard on a former airfield lodged papers with the court on Monday – the ...
  • St Albans Multi Modal Rail Terminal Enquiry Saga Continues (0) 17 August, 2010 Possible Judicial Review into Governments Decision UK – The row over development of a three and a half million square metre intermodal rail terminal on the site of Radlett Airfield (Handley Page Aerodrome) in Hertfordshire continues unabated. A press statement promised for lunchtime yesterday by property developers Helioslough was not forthcoming presumably whilst the company decides ...
  • Suspension of runway alternation (0) 11 August, 2010 For six weeks from 13 September 2010 essential maintenance work will be taking place on taxiways connecting Heathrow’s northern runway with the rest of the airfield. This means that Heathrow will not be able to alternate daytime use of the runways as published during this period, although night time alternation will be unaffected. Some of the ...
  • Prince Andrew raid: Colnbrook arrest (0) 7 August, 2010 COPS have arrested a man on suspicion of breaking into the grounds of Prince Andrew’s house. The 43-year-old was nicked at his home in Colnbrook, Berks, over conspiracy to commit theft and is being held in police custody. The Sun told exclusively today how a gang of raiders used a 4×4 to plough through gates ...
  • Colnbrook Suspect in royal break-in arrested (0) 7 August, 2010 Police confirmed that three intruders drove a Mitsubishi Shogun into Windsor Great Park, home to Royal Lodge where the Duke, his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and their daughters Beatrice, 21, and Eugenie, 20, live. They allegedly drove around the grounds of the Berkshire estate shortly after 5am on Monday, passing the Royal Chapel of All Saints where ...
  • Kent Gateway Scheme Axed (0) 5 August, 2010 Campaigners delighted after long battle Relieved, ecstatic, europhic. Just some of the words used by villagers in Kent today after plans for a massive freight depot were rejected once and for all. Residents had been fighting against the Kent International Gateway scheme for three years – it would have seen a road and rail freight depot ...
  • KIG Defeated (0) 5 August, 2010 STOPKIG are absolutely delighted to hear that the Secretary of State has refused the Appeal by AXA to build KIG. The Planning Inspector’s report recommended refusal on various grounds, and the refusal letter is printed below, along with the refusal to close or divert the affected footpaths. The full 287 page report can be accessed ...
  • Man arrested over Royal Lodge break-in (0) 5 August, 2010 LONDON (AFP) – A man was arrested on Thursday after intruders were spotted in the grounds of the Duke of York’s home in Windsor earlier this week. Three people drove into the grounds of Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. “At approximately 5.05am on Monday 2 August, three ...
  • Ghost Hunters to trap ‘Sweeney Todd’ (1) 22 July, 2010 Ghost Hunters International took on two investigations in the ‘Sweeney Todd’ episode. First up is Margam Castle in Port Talbot, Wales and the second is the Ostrich Inn in Colnbrook, England which is claimed to be the inspiration of that infamous literary character Sweeney Todd aka ‘The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.’ “… Now we ...
  • Council victory for Colnbrook residents (1) 14 July, 2010 Slough Borough Council has successful defended an appeal against a planning enforcement notice it served last November against Tanhouse Farm in Colnbrook. The appeal took place last month as a public inquiry at the council’s offices and the enforcement notice, which has been upheld by the planning inspectorate, now seeks to clear unauthorised mechanical plant, machinery ...
  • Thanks for nothing, Radlett! (14) 10 July, 2010 Rather than being good news for Colnbrook, Radlett’s second reprieve from its own 300 acre Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) comes at a high price for Colnbrook. For the second time a key plank of the argument against the proposed development on the former Radlett aerodrome site was that the Colnbrook site would be ...
  • Government indicates support for SIFE (1) 9 July, 2010 The new coalition government led by David Cameron has given a strong indication that it will support the impending submission for the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) development on Green Belt north of Colnbrook Bypass, a major setback to Colnbrook Village. In today’s decision by the Department of Communities and Local Government, rejecting on Appeal the ...
  • Radlett freight interchange Appeal rejected in favour of Colnbrook site (0) 8 July, 2010 STRiFE – Stop the RaIl Freight Exchange – today reported that the Secretary of State has rejected, on appeal, the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) proposed for Radlett, Hertfordshire. According to the STRiFE website: “The Secretary of State has deemed that there is another site better suited to a SRFI, and albeit ...
  • Slough approves Johal’s Scrapyard (0) 18 May, 2010 Despite the decisive verdict of Colnbrook residents in the village “referendum” last November, Slough Borough Council’s Planning Committee have approved the Johal Scrapyard’s latest application, subject to only minor conditions. The text of the decision is as follows: Delegated to the HPPP for approval subject to conditions, a legal agreement and the application not being called in ...
  • BP garage gunman flees with cash in Colnbrook (0) 20 January, 2010 A gunman has burst into a petrol station in Berkshire and threatened a member of staff before escaping with a "substantial amount" of cash.
  • 10th time lucky but not for Slough Johal Skips (0) 15 January, 2010 Slough Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a land owner of a waste operation site for nearly £10,000 due to excessive noise after he failed to turn up to court 9 times. Mr Amrik Johal, owner of Johal Skip Hire, Slough ran his noisy waste transfer site at 307-311 Colnbrook by pass and was served a noise ...
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