Optimism that new chair for NAG will be found soon following Jackson’s departure from post

No new chair was appointed to head the Colnbrook NAG at its last meeting two weeks ago but there is optimism that a resident has expressed an interest in taking on the demanding role.

Outgoing chair Raymond Jackson received a vote of thanks.

Outgoing chair Raymond Jackson received a vote of thanks.

A vote of thanks was recorded to outgoing chair Raymond Jackson for his dedicated efforts while in the role, but no new chair was appointed to replace him when he stepped down from the role at its last meeting on 27th April.

Minutes just published for the Colnbrook Neighbourhood Action Group show that no nominations had been requested by the due date of 13th April.  A member from the community has indicated her interest in taking up the role, but could not attend the meeting due to a previous commitment.

Raymond Jackson had indicated at the last meeting that he would not be standing for re-election due to an increase in his workload.  He will continue to play a part on the NAG.

Core Group members agreed to a proposal by Colne Valley director Mike Nye to amend the group’s constitution to allow a temporary Chair be elected on a meeting by meeting basis, and was elected acting chair for the meeting.

Frustration was expressed at the meeting that, for the second consecutive meeting, the neighbourhood police team failed to attend or provide crime updates.

The group also expressed disappointment  at being “sidelined” in its plans to carry out monitoring to support enforcement of High Street/Park Street weight restriction, with the newly appointed police sergeant referring to the parish council instead.

Slough Borough Council did attend. Diane Viechweg gave extensive updates on the Council’s efforts to deal with ongoing problem areas throughout the parish.

The next meeting of the NAG will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at Colnbrook Village Hall.


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