Its been a month for new openings in the village! The Olive Tree Cafe opened its doors on 5th October, offering sandwiches, home cooked cakes and healthy salads. ‘New Bettola’ re-opened a week later, promising “a wood fired italian restaurant and pizzeria”. Finally, the Golden Cross pub held its relaunch party on the 14th, 10 months after closing due to fire damage.
Slough Borough Council’s Planning Committee has delegated approval to demolish the former Kidde Graviner factory site in Poyle to the council’s Head of Planning. The decision paves the way for the nearly 3 hectare site to be redeveloped as warehousing space.
There’s tantalising news of a new deli opening on Colnbrook High Street in the very near future. You heard it here first.
Nisa will make a return to Colnbrook next week, 2 years since its last store in the village was taken over by Budgens … and the new shop aims to drive prices down in the village.
Construction materials testing specialist CET has opened a new facility in Colnbrook to accommodate its UK expansion. The new 2,500 sq ft facility on the Britannia Industrial Estate in the Poyle Trading Estate is staffed by 15 technicians offering concrete, aggregate, asphalt and core testing. The Colnbrook lab adds to CET’s existing capacity at sister sites in Harrietsham (Kent), Wolvey (Leicestershire), Billericay, Doncaster and East Kilbride.
Council-led consortium wins £878,000 Lottery grant to help east Berkshire’s long-term unemployed back to work
A Slough-based consortium has successfully bid for funds to encourage those “further from the labour market” in East Berkshire back into work.
Poyle once again played host to the Slough Business Awards on Thursday evening. But after winning accolades the last two years, local companies left empty handed.
Grundon’s super-incinerator in Colnbrook has avoided sending waste to landfill for the first time, thanks to an innovative new treatment for residues generated from the plant’s operations.
REVEALED: Crippling business rates revaluation for Colnbrook’s restaurants, takeaways, hotels and shops
Colnbrook’s warehouses, workshops and factories will all benefit significantly from the business rates revaluation from April. But the village’s restaurants, takeaways, hotels and shops will be hit hard.
Grundon will be the big winner from the Government’s business rates revaluation, with the rateable value of its three Colnbrook premises being reduced by £0.4 million from April.