NAG chair issues plea for more residents to help with Colnbrook’s war on rubbish

Ahead of its first meeting of 2016 to be held on Wednesday, the Chair of Colnbrook’s Neighbourhood Action Group has called for more residents to step up to help tackle the continuing problem of fly-tipping in the parish.

Despite notable successes the rubbish keeps on coming. Slough Borough Council said in October it cannot afford to keep clearing up fly-tipping. NAG chair Raymond Jackson wants more ideas from residents.

Despite notable successes the rubbish keeps on coming. Slough Borough Council said in October it cannot afford to keep clearing up fly-tipping. NAG chair Raymond Jackson wants more ideas from residents.

The battle against fly-tipping, litter and rubbish in the parish is far from won and more of us need to help if we’re going to solve the problem once and for all.  That’s the conclusion of NAG chair Raymond Jackson who has appealed for ideas ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.

With clean-up after clean-up carried out in 2014 and a number of preventative measures implemented, including new CCTV at hotspots, the impact of the relaunched Neighbourhood Action Group has been clear.  But since the last NAG meeting the village has been hit again by unscrupulous

“Although the last meeting was eight weeks ago the issue of fly-tipping, litter and the accumulation of rubbish in general continues to be one of the major challenges we face.  Since November rubbish has been reported and photographed at Junction 14 of the M25, at the entrance to the village from Longford and in areas used by foreign lorry drivers which creates a dreadful impression of the village to both visitors and residents.

“Whilst a number of improvements were made during 2015, with the help of Slough Borough Council and many committed individuals/groups within Colnbrook/Poyle, more people are needed to tackle the issue and ideas and suggestions from NAG members and residents at next week’s meeting will be most welcomed.”

At its last meeting in November the group saw just four residents attending, three of whom were parish councillors.

Wednesday’s meeting will also discuss traffic enforcement issues in the parish and hear update from the Neighbourhood Policing Team on local crime, and Slough Borough Council on the rollout of LED street lighting.

The meeting will take place at 7:30pm in Room 1 of Colnbrook Village Hall.  Those wishing to attend should contact Raymond Jackson at raymondsjackson@btinternet.com.

The full agenda can be viewed here, and the minutes from the last meeting here.

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