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.
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.