“You have to show them the world is not an awful place but a place of opportunity” – Colnbrook volunteer awarded MBE
A second unsung hero from Colnbrook has been honoured in the New Year Honours List. Susan Clifford, of High Street, Colnbrook, is made an MBE. Mrs Clifford, a volunteer for national charity Adoption UK, has received the honour for services to Children and Families.
Colnbrook resident Sharan Ghuman has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list released today. Sharan works for the Home Office as a Border Force Higher Officer, based at Heathrow. She has been awarded the MBE for services to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable People.
The George is set to follow The Ostrich with a makeover. A planned internal refurbishment is ongoing, along with changes to the exterior of the building if listed building consent for the changes, registered last month, is given by Slough Borough Council. The beer garden, and toilets are also being targeted for improvement.
Slough children at Key Stage 2 level are performing above the national average, according to figures released by the government last week. But the figures mask disappointing results for nearly half of all primaries reporting results.
A Colnbrook resident has again highlighted the plight of the homeless after finding a man who inspired him to take action last year on the same spot on the same London street one year on.
The Golden Cross says it hopes to be open again soon despite reports that up to 60% of the pub may have been damaged in yesterday evening’s fire.
A major fire has broken out at the Golden Cross pub in Poyle this evening. Three fire crews are currently in attendance and thick plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the first floor, as at 5:30pm this evening (Sunday, 18th December).
The Colnbrook Residents’ Association is reminding residents that its Community Carol Singing will take place again this year. The annual event will take place at the Christmas tree outside Ye Olde George this coming Friday, 16th December.
Can you think of an alternative use for a phone box? A consultation has begun on removing last three remaining telephone boxes from Colnbrook and Poyle unless the community can come up with a reason for adopting them.