This month’s parish ‘drop-in’, this Saturday morning, will be a ‘parish forum’ event with representatives from village groups in Colnbrook invited to attend.
No more rip-off fees for Christmas Trees, parish councillor Mick Kinane has decided. This year’s trees are already sorted, and the cost will be borne by local businesses.
Parish chair Cllr Scott Bryant justified maintaining the parish precept at its £100,000 level on the basis that the precept has increased in line with inflation. True or false? We decided to check.
Colnbrook Parish Council has voted to keep the parish precept the same as last year, despite saving £34,000 on the cancellation of the PCSO contract. Upon being put to the vote, 1 was in favour of increasing the precept, 8 were in favour of keeping at the same level and 0 were in favour of a reduction. Three councillors – Cllr Elum-Smith, Hood and Laxman – were again absent.
Slough has been targeted as one of eighteen areas across the country where new measures to eradicate electoral fraud could be trialled in the 2018 Local Elections. The Electoral Commission says it will “invite applications to participate in our pilot schemes from those specified authority areas”, but it will be up to Slough Borough Council to decide whether to join in.
A former Colnbrook with Poyle ward councillor has been cleared of benefit fraud at Guildford Crown Court following a two day trial. Cllr Steven Burkmar was accused of dishonestly failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances that affected his entitlement to an £8,000 benefit payment.
Following the ending of its fractious relationship with Thames Valley earlier this year the £34,000 savings from the PCSO contract will NOT be passed back to residents.
Colnbrook Parish Council has objected to an attempt by Heathrow to extend the use of the Colnbrook Logistics Centre beyond its current temporary permission in 2018.
The head of Slough’s Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee has labelled the consultation into the closure of Chequers Bridge “a sham”.