NAG continues to make progress in tackling Colnbrook’s grotspots
It may currently be leaderless but Colnbrook’s Neighbourhood Action Group continues to drive forward its campaign begun under Raymond Jackson to clean-up and eradicate fly-tipping in the village.
Members of the Colnbrook Neighbourhood Action Group discussed the latest on the clean-up situation at the last meeting at the end of April – as well hearing about new situations in various parts of the parish.
Here’s what we know:
Willow Close Ditch
This has been cleared, and apart from litter from the fast food outlet at the Golden Cross service station, remains clear.
The clearance of the water course on the west side of Horton Road, completed during the ‘Clean for the Queen’ activity, is still clear with the exception of the two wheelie bins filled with broken slate roofing tiles and will require mechanical lifting to achieve clearance.
The last fly-tip of building rubble reported at the last meeting is being cleared. With the redevelopment of the site, and notices in foreign languages, both parking up and fly-tipping has reduced.
A caravan filled with rubbish has been dumped in the area. SBC Enforcement are aware of the situation.
Fly-tipping has occurred on highways land and will be removed by SBC.
Cars parked upon the grassed verge of Drift Way, have returned following checks, untaxed and SORN (Statutory Off Road Notice).
SBC will be arranging removal.
Abandoned cars have been reported along the close, and are consuming much time from the Community Warden, in running checks. With the advent of no tax disc being required, people are reporting ‘unknown’ parked vehicles as potential abandoned vehicles.
The gated area behind the shops in Coleridge Crescent is being left open and rubbish and vehicles have been observed there. SBC will be talking to premises occupiers to reestablish the reason for the gated area, and to maintain the cleanliness of the area.
There is speculation that a large number of untaxed / SORN vehicles parked in the close that are stopping some residents parking their own vehicles safely could indicate that an unofficial and unregulated car trader has started in the area, with many visiting to view test drive vehicles.
The fence around the car park is damaged and could allow ingress of vehicles / caravans to occupy the car park. SBC requested to repair and maintain the fence back to a secure state.
Any grotspots missing from the list, let us know!
The next meeting of the NAG will take place at 7:30 on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at Colnbrook Village Hall.