Smoke engulfing residents in Poyle yesterday was caused by the “spontaneous combustion” of a McLaren supercar passing through the village.
A local haulier has hit out at Slough Borough Council’s proposals to introduce HGV restrictions on Poyle Road ahead of the end of its consultation on three options this Friday.
A consultation on revised proposals to block Poyle Road to HGVs begins today and runs for 4 weeks. The move follows criticism of the earlier scheme to ban trucks and install a bus gate and now includes 2 additional options that involve keeping either the northbound or southbound carriageway open to HGVs. Doing nothing is not an option, the Council says, as there is a pollution and road safety consideration as traffic levels increase.
Colnbrook Parish Council will consider putting funds towards keeping the threatened 305 bus service running to ensure that local children can get to secondary schools in Staines. Slough Borough Council will also be approached for funding in view of the “vital link to schools”.
An online petition to save the threatened Colnbrook to Staines bus service has seen nearly 600 sign up in the last two weeks.
Bucks County Council has today revealed the winners of a Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) competition to name the county’s three new gritters … Blizzard Wizard, Snowphie and Brrrrrrian! Over 200 entries were whittled down to the winning three. It was a tough decision, with entries such as ‘Melt’n John’ and ‘Meltallica’ as well as the inevitable Salty McSaltface!
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.