An alleged attempt by ‘out-of-towners’ to “wield control” over parish funding may have been thwarted, but the politicisation of the Parish Council was completed yesterday as all three of the vacant seats went to Labour and the Conservatives.
“Watch out Colnbrook” urges former parish chair as Elum-Smith hits out at “lies”. It’s voting day … finally!
As campaigning has neared its conclusion in recent weeks rivalries have spilled over into the pages of the local newspapers, social media and even posts here on Colnbrook Views. Former parish chair Mr Peter Hood has hit out again at councillors who “wield control” but do not live in the parish, citing mediocre councillors and attacking Labour’s record on delivering for Colnbrook. His remarks follow posts from serving councillor Eddy Elum-Smith who has defended his own record and similarly blasted “lies” from colleagues and an alleged smear campaign aimed at “Labour party candidate bashing”.
Who needs Westminster Brexit deadlock when we have our own gripping political melodrama unfolding before our very eyes here in Colnbrook? The by-election in ten days’ time is shaping up to be the most interesting election in years.
Want to know what the candidates stand for on the key issues facing Colnbrook? We’ve tried to find out, inviting each candidate to to set out their positions on a range of issues important to villagers.
Figures released by the Colnbrook Residents’ Association reveal that this Summer’s Colnbrook Family Fun Day cost over £900 to host. The Parish Council has agreed to underwrite part of the loss.
Christmas carol singing will be return to Colnbrook again next month, the Colnbrook Residents’ Association has announced. The event will take place at the Village Clock on Friday, 15th December.
A “green envelope” is being proposed for parts of Colnbrook and Poyle to protect communities from a Third Runway, should expansion of Heathrow go ahead.
Slough says a key outcome from its Local Plan to 2036 would be the enlargement of the Poyle Trading Estate to support the freight infrastructure for an expanded airport. But a complete embargo on all development in the parish until such times as the runway and related infrastructure is decided will be necessary.
Suggestions that Colnbrook Parish Council risks being “taken over” by Slough Labour should insufficient local candidates not step up have not materialised. Following the publication this evening of the list of candidates for next month’s by-election there are eight in total, with a good spread across the parish and of political leaning. Labour and the Conservatives have fielded 3 candidates each while there are 2 independents.
Panto returns to the Colnbrook stage (oh, yes it does) this December! CAST’s show this year will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Residents will be consulted on possible locations for where CCTV should be deployed in the parish, following a decision in September to purchase three mobile cameras.