“There’s nothing romantic about food poisoning”, says Slough as it urges residents to check where they eat this Valentines Day
Slough Borough Council has told residents today to “look before you book” before that all important Valentine’s date this year. Earlier today the Council reported that it had closed down Perfect Pizza on Slough High Street with immediate effect due to an active infestation of mice.
Police have issued crime prevention advice to help residents protect their vehicle and belongings today. The advice follows an increase in reported incidents across Slough in recent months. In Colnbrook and Poyle there was a marked increase in August, when a total of 19 incidents were logged – nearly double the average.
Horton and Wraysbury residents have launched a petition after another threat to local bus services was revealed this week. Windsor & Maidenhead Council is reviewing the 305 bus service between Colnbrook and Staines and the service could be scrapped in favour of cheaper forms of transport.
Put aside the two consultations announced yesterday by the Government on airport expansion and airspace policy. Far more important news was quietly released later in the day with a more immediate impact on local residents around Heathrow – and for those in Colnbrook it is very good news indeed: it has finally decided to tear up the Cranford Agreement!
Plans for a future relief road for Iver village are still being promoted by a “strategy group” comprising local councillors in Bucks in spite of opposition to the scheme from neighbouring Slough Borough Council. A new group comprising county, district and parish councillors representing The Ivers has been set up, partly to establish whether or not there is a business case for an Iver Relief Road.
Chequers Bridge in Langley is to open by the end of the month (January) after a six-month experimental closure, the Council has said this morning.
An influential member of the House of Lords has called on the Government to issue a system to alert residents during episodes of very high pollution.
Pollution forecaster airTEXT has forecast another air pollution alert for Wednesday. MODERATE air pollution is predicted, meaning health effects are unlikely to require action.
The Neighbourhoods and Community Services Scrutiny Panel committee met at St Martin’s Place earlier for its first meeting of the year, and voted to recommend that Hollow Hill/Mansion Lane be reopened as soon as possible.
Community groups are wrong to believe a relief road is a silver bullet to Langley and Colnbrook congestion
Rather than being a “silver bullet”, any new north-south relief road is likely to make congestion worse by attracting motorway traffic and HGVs onto local roads, says Slough Borough Council in a report to be discussed by councillors on Tuesday. The report concludes community groups are wrong to back the idea.
The Parish Council remains the best hope for bringing a GP surgery back to Colnbrook according to the Slough Commissioning Group, in a radio interview earlier today. But the Parish itself is calling on residents to mobilise a letter-writing campaign to the NHS, Langley Health Centre and commissioning groups.