Improvements to the Colnbrook Recreation Ground – including maintenance and resurfacing of play areas – could set the parish back around £19,000, the vice-chair of the Parish Council has said. More if suggestions to install CCTV are taken forward.
The Parish Council has warned that children are at risk of being knocked down or taken following reports that Pippins Park is being used as a cut-through to the Colnbrook By-pass.
Okay, our pictures of Team GB’s Olympic heroes returning home (at a little outpost a few miles away from Colnbrook) this morning are nowhere near as good as those on the BBC website … but they’re ours!
Last year saw the cost of maintaining the Colnbrook Recreation Ground hit a record £15,802.52, with thousands being spent on risk assessments, signage, and a maintenance regimen demanded by the Award’s criteria – while the other two parks in the parish, Albany and Crown Meadow receive little attention.
Colnbrook Recreation Ground and Pippins Park are among the very best 1,686 parks and green spaces in the UK of those judged by Keep Britain Tidy it was announced last month.
Cllr. Ray Angell said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for 4th year in a row from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Colnbrook are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality”.
Jump Giants, the recently opened indoor trampoline park in Colnbrook is hosting a ‘Free Jump’ week while raising funds for Help for Heroes and Breast Cancer Care.
Jump Giants will be opening an giant indoor Trampoline Park in Colnbrook in two months’ time on the former F1K go-karting track off the Old Bath Road.
Colnbrook Recreation Ground maintained by the Parish Council and Pippins Park managed by Slough Borough Council have been held on to Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award. The flags are given for parks that are considered to be well used community assets that are clean, safe and welcoming.
Slough defends its commitment to football – but admits it spends £12,000 a month maintaining 6 changing rooms!
Slough Borough Council has today hit out at “inaccurate and unfair” reporting by the Slough Observer about its support for football in the borough.