Punch Taverns, owner of Ye Olde George pub, has submitted plans to build four apartments on its existing car park. The pub operator says the George’s current beer garden and car park combined are more space than it needs. The existing beer garden, at 645 square metres, is “surplus to user requirement” and it wants to make more efficient use of its site through the re-location of a customer car park to the east, on land currently used as the beer garden. A new, smaller, beer garden would be created closer to the rear of the pub.
Whether you love it or hate it the current heatwave remains stubbornly with us with another couple of days of 30+ temperatures forecast for Colnbrook and neighbouring areas. Air pollution forecasting network airText has issued a further warning for at-risk individuals to take precautions. By Wednesday fresher maritime air should clear the air, giving way to possible showers and unsettled weather later in the week.
Slough Borough Council will make a decision on the future of Colnbrook Parish Council by the end of the year. The first phase of a Community Governance Review closed on Friday and it will spend the Summer deliberating before a further consultation in November.
Lawyers acting for Heathrow Hub, which seeks to extend the existing Northern Runway through Poyle, filed papers at the High Court in London on Friday, seeking permission to for a judicial review of the Government’s National Policy Statement – which includes its backing for third Heathrow runway.
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.