Colnbrook Views doesn’t like being the news but the continuing column inches and airtime being devoted locally to Michael Nye’s ill-judged comments to the Slough Observer mean it’s prescient to make a formal statement on the matter.
Ex-Cllr Mike Nye has launched a blistering attack on Colnbrook Views claiming that he, along with several other Councillors “have been the subject of personal attacks from a pernicious website”. The website is named in today’s Slough Oberver along with a string of other allegations.
Cllr Mike Nye tonight announced he will be stepping down from Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council, sparking what could be hotly contested by-election.
Sources close to Governors of Colnbrook Church of England school have indicated to Colnbrook Views that head teacher Janice Brown has been suspended with immediate effect after complaints of bullying from parents and staff.
Further to a complaint received regarding “inaccuracies relating to Parish Council Member code of conduct issues” published on Colnbrook Views, from Kevin Gordon, Assistant Director Professional Services of Slough Borough Council, and in discussion with CCA Chair Vicki Brenner, Colnbrook Views would issue a correction to matters reported relating to Cllr Peter Hood.
After Hood had reported “good progress” had been made on reinvigoration of the Village Hall a visibly angry Charles Burke moved to the audience to ask “as a resident” when the AGM will be held. Faced with a barrage of angry questions from residents on a range of subjects from dog mess to plastic policemen, Cllr Hood refused to engage positively with the Colnbrook Community Association. He was later challenged for the leadership of the Council and appeared surprised at the hostility from within and outside the Council.
The Parish Council’s AGM on Tuesday looks set to be lively as councillors elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year. “Stumpy” Hood and Ray Angell will be seeking a continued mandate for the Parish Plan launched with gusto a year ago. But is the Plan on track? And is there a Plan B?
The Vice-Chairman denies “bullying” but new guidelines are being drawn up for councillors following an outbreak of disharmony at Colnbrook Village Hall!
The CCA together with SBC, the Police and other agencies, are supporting residents on the Westfield estate with a multi agency project to reinvigorate the Westfield Hall and to provide a range of activities to assist in community building. Grant applications are being submitted shortly to cover the upgrading of the existing building and to cover the costs of a youth worker and various items of equipment required to allow a range of activities to be undertaken at the hall for all age groups. Current plans include a mothers and toddlers group; a youth club on 2 or 3 evenings per week, keep fit classes and an over 60’s club.
Two separate police Operations will be in effect to cover Halloween and Bonfire night. Police resources will not only be strengthened throughout the Slough Police Area but also in the neighbouring Police areas, South Bucks, Windsor and Maidenhead.
A fly-tipper from Colnbrook has been given a conditional discharge. John Frankham, of Rayners Close, Colnbrook, was found guilty following a prosecution by Slough Borough Council. He dumped waste on a private garage site in Torridge Road, Slough. The court ordered Mr Frankham to pay £278 in costs to the council and £400 in prosecution costs. He was given a conditional discharge for two years.
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