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.
The Colnbrook Community Association, which was alerted to illegal works at the closed Red Lion pub and in turn alerted Slough Borough Council, has been advised that the pub will has been lost for good.
Pickles again. The Communities Secretary seems to be linked to most local news items these days. Hot on the footsteps of his plan to relax double yellow line restrictions, he’s now announced you’ll be able to rent your driveway to Heathrow passengers keen to avoid exorbitant parking fees. But he may be too late … Colnbrook residents are doing it already.
The former car sales and car wash facility opposite the old Station House in Poyle is being offered for sale for residential development.
While Colnbrook may think the chances of SIFE going ahead are slim to nothing now that Heathrow has declared its hand, campaigners in Radlett are still pursuing a “conjoined” inquiry with legal action backed up by a relentless war of words!
Online estate agent Mouseprice.com reports that Slough’s house prices have nearly recovered to their pre-recession levels and have made significant gains in the past 12 months, bucking the national trend.
Supermarket giant Morrisons has formally asked for the go-ahead to build a £20m store in Langley and said the move will help other traders – not hurt them.
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.
In a news release issued on Monday the Colne Valley Regional Park spelt out at the devastating impact Heathrow’s expansion plans would have locally, saying the North-West and South-West options would “wipe out” the southern part of the Park.
The Colne Valley Park Festival returns once again this Sunday, offering a great family day out at the Denham Country Park.