Council promises help to Poyle residents over truck faeces

Slough Borough Council has promised a “multi-agency meeting” to discuss the problem of rubbish and excrement left by HGV drivers in Poyle, following lobbying by Poyle residents.

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The Slough Express publicised the campaign by the Colnbrook Community Association over the weekend.

It confirmed that SBC is aw

“We are aware of the problems at this lay-by with lorry drivers – reportedly mainly those driving lorries with overseas plates – leaving a mess and using the ditch as a toilet.  We are arranging a multi-agency meeting to discuss the matter and possible solutions later this month, which will involve several departments from across the council.”

The teams involved from the council are likely to include neighbourhood enforcement, environmental services, community safety, transport, highways and parking.  Neighbourhood Policing will also be invited.

The CCA is consulting on a four-point plan to impose greater restrictions on truck drivers throughout the parish.  It advocates new permanent facilities for truckers at Poyle Place.

The article brought a swift response from user Malczx12r, suggesting that the response isn’t more restrictions but better facilities:

While I appreciate how disgusting this must be for the local residents what about the lorry drivers, I am a service engineer and have been caught out in the past between calls for somewhere to use the toilet, look around the conveniences are not in abundance, we don’t expect them around every corner but surely as in this case were all types of drivers are stopping for a break what are we meant to do, it’s up to the local authority to provide an answer to this problem.

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