Apple Fair could be back next year says Parish Council, as final preparations underway for Family Fun Day
As plans are finalised for this weekend’s Family Fun Day, the chair of Colnbrook Parish Council, has told the Slough Observer that the Apple Fair “could be back”.
Pippins School will hold its annual Summer Fête this Saturday in the school grounds. The fête will take place from Midday until 3pm.
Residents’ Association says lack of volunteers to blame as 2017 Colnbrook Apple Fair confirmed cancelled
It has been confirmed that the Colnbrook Apple Fair, the highlight of the village’s social calendar, has definitely been cancelled this year. The Colnbrook Residents’ Association, which has assumed responsibility for organising the event in recent years, says that residents have shown insufficient interest in stepping up to organise the event.
The winner of the 2017 Colnbrook Community Cup has been decided – but you’ll have to wait until next month to find out who has won as parish councillors have used secrecy rules normally used for discussing tenders or personnel matters to keep the decision under wraps.
A ghost hunting company has enlisted the Ostrich Inn as the latest venue for budding and more experienced paranormal investigators. Overnight tours offering both the ‘spiritual’ and ‘scientific’ sides of paranormal investigation are planned in August and September … for those who can stomach it.
Our “dedicated and inspiring young people” deserve recognition, urges Colnbrook’s Madhu Bedhi as nominations for Slough Youth Awards open
Colnbrook-based Cllr Madhuri Bedi, cabinet member for children, education and families, has spoken of being “continually inspired” by young people in Slough ahead of nominations opening for the 2017 Slough Youth Awards.
A family based in Colnbrook and Ascot ran as a team last weekend, succeeding in raising £2,538 for St John Ambulance. Winston Matthews, 51, from Bridge Street, Colnbrook, ran with his daughters Ruth, 19 and Molly, 21, in the 26 mile London 2017 Virgin Marathon. With Gift Aid on top the family have raised a whopping £3,000.
Blue plaque scheme “will put Colnbrook’s history on the map at a time its future hangs in the balance”
Colnbrook Parish Council wants to acknowledge the role that the key buildings in the village have played in the country’s history in the run-up to the celebrations of the Civil War this Summer. Cllr Dexter Smith believes the threat of Heathrow makes this an opportune time to carry out the project, “putting Colnbrook’s history on the map at a time when its future is in the balance”.
CAST cordially invite all to take on the challenge later this month to help the troupe raise money for charity with the Parkyn Cole Trophy Challenge, the annual quiz hosted by CAST.
The Met Office has issued a number of warnings today as Storm Doris approaches – including a yellow warning for wind for our area.
Say goodbye to the “biggest smiles in the village” as the Battoos end 35 year association with Park Street
The Battoos are ending their 35-year association with Colnbrook after offering a lease on their shop in Park Street. Narinder Singh Battoo and Mohinder Kaur Battoo are set for retirement having run the shop and former post office from 1981. Following the loss of the Post Office in 2015, son Satinder Battoo said the family would still “serve the Biggest Smiles In The Village!!!”.
Help make Colnbrook’s first Race Night a success next week by buying a horse, even if you don’t fancy a punt yourself, says the CRA’s Sean Kelly. The event will take place at the Village Hall on Friday, 17th February, and the Village Hall bar will be open.