Eighteen months on from its rejection of new powers granted under the Localism Act, Colnbrook Parish Council is considering the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan once again.
Newly appointed “supernumerary” councillor Safia Akram has been appointed as a fourth trustee for the Colnbrook Community Partnership.
The campaign to save The Bull in Iver for the community has announced it has not given up its aim of buying the popular pub, despite a prospective buyer.
Community spirit continues to thrive in Iver as villagers rally together to purchase a popular pub.
In the first major challenge to Neighbourhood Plans three national housebuilders have been accused of ‘corporate bullying’ after threatening legal action against the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan in Chester.
Residents in Iver have launched a campaign to purchase The Bull to save it from closure.
The Community Council for Berkshire has announced two new potential sources of funding are available for community projects in the area and the protection of “community assets”.
Iver Parish Council has achieved Community Asset status for The Bull while it works to save the pub for the community. Meanwhile Colnbrook’s Red Lion appears to be permanently lost with a Change of Use already approved by Slough Borough Council.
Erstwhile parish Councillors really are philanthropists it seems, donating nearly £40,000 of unpaid work to the parish every year. That’s according to the Parish submission to the Community Governance Review in March, and one of several surprising claims made in its battle to escape abolition.
The Government has announced that it will make an order giving powers to town and parish councils to submit proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 “shortly” despite a disappointing response to a consultation carried out last year.
The neighbouring villages of Horton and Wraysbury are leading the way locally in being the first to take advantage of new planning powers granted under the Localism Act. Their two parish councils are forging ahead with a joint Neighbourhood Plan, leaving Colnbrook behind.