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.

Significant strides have been made in cleaning up the village since last year when the problem appeared to be getting out of control (above: Willow Close last year).  <em>But still the fly-tippers come.</em>

Significant strides have been made in cleaning up the village since last year when the problem appeared to be getting out of control (above: Willow Close last year).  But still the fly-tippers come.

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.

Horton Brook

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.

Millbrook Way

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.

Poyle Road

A caravan filled with rubbish has been dumped in the area. SBC Enforcement are aware of the situation.

Drift Way

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.

Sherbourne Close

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.

Coleridge Crescent

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.

Willow Close

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.

Village Hall

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.

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