More CCTV and a “promising lead” in the battle against fly-tippers … but Cherwell Close is latest to be targeted

Good and bad news on the fly-tipping front was reported at the last meeting of the Neighbourhood Action Group while measures to deter a traveller encampment at the Poyle Travelodge were discussed.

Overhanging branches in Horton Road have been cleared.

Overhanging branches in Horton Road have been cleared.

 

The war being waged against the scourge of fly-tipping locally has continued to be a case of two steps forward for every one back.  While the NAG and its partners have carried out further clean-ups and were exploring “promising leads” on recent incidents, further occurrences have been reported.

  • SBC’s Esther Masters said the Council has agreed to fund the clearing of rubbish from the Willow Close ditch but delays had arisen relating to quotations and a further meeting with residents may be necessary to explain legal issues.
  • Slough Borough Council has agreed to site additional cameras as a deterrent to fly-tipping and these were expected to be installed shortly. SBC were also following up on “a promising lead” relating to fly-tipping and hoped to share more news with the NAG shortly.
  • A large amount of waste dumped in the car park/lock-up area at the rear of the shops in Cherwell Close on the Westfield estate is being dealt with by SBC. The Council is also addressing with foreign lorry drivers using the area around Millbrook Way in Poyle reported by the Parish Council.
  • Highways England had been contacted in relation to the rubbish at Junction 14 and are in the process of arranging a clean-up.
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The Cherwell Close shops are the latest to be targeted by unscrupulous fly-tippers.

Chair Cllr Raymond Jackson gave an update on the meeting called by Police last month to discuss crime statistics and traffic concerns at the last meeting of the Colnbrook’s Neighbourhood Action Group last month.

He told members that the Police have agreed to reverse their previous decision to stop providing crime statistics in the light of conflicting figures, and future statistics would be provided through the NAG.

But Slough Borough Council had failed to attend the meeting so traffic concerns had not been discussed. It was hoped to enlist the support of the CCA to arrange a further meeting.

NAG members were also told that:

  • Trees overhanging Willow Close and Horton Road had been cut back making the footpaths safe to use once again.  Road signs on London Road and Horton Road have been repositioned and the branches that had obscured them cut away.
  • Travellers who have encamped near the Poyle Travelodge were due to be issued with a notice to vacate the area by the end of last month.  And in view of the traveller situation an urgent repair to a section of fence stolen from the Village Hall car park would be carried out and lighting problems would be addressed with CVH Trustees.
  • New LED lighting columns have now been installed in Willow Close, Drift Way, Brookside, Rayners Close and Morelands Avenue. Further installations will take place in April 2016 across Slough and the NAG will be kept informed as to when installations in Colnbrook will take place.

The NAG’s new Facebook group has now been set up by FAG coordinator Cllr Puja Bedi, but permissions to the site won’t be in place until early in 2016.

 

You can read the full minutes here.

The next meeting of the NAG will take place at 7:30 on Wednesday 13th January 2016 in Colnbrook Village Hall.

 

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