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.
Cllr Madhuri Bedi from Colnbrook, who represents Foxborough on Slough Borough Council, is looking for dance groups of all nationalities “to showcase their amazing talent through all genres of national dance” in a celebration of the multi cultural diversity of Slough in Slough town centre this Spring.
“Come and have a flutter”, says the Colnbrook Residents’ Association, as it gets set to host its first event of 2017 next month – a Race Night at the Village Hall on Friday, 17th February. Tickets for the event are only £6 for adults or £4 for children under 13.
Thames Valley Police is hosting an an online Q&A on Tuesday to tell you how you can become more active in the community.
Colnbrook’s The Ostrich Inn and Ye Olde George are not the only local pubs to have seen investment, and a makeover, in recent months. The Horton Arms reopened in November following a major refurbishment and change of management.
The pub has also launched a new menu today – and Colnbrook residents are being encouraged to give the ‘new’ pub a try.