Outrage as Colnbrook’s Jubilee Clock vandalised

The Parish Council says it will replace a plaque on the Diamond Jubilee Clock dedicated to Colnbrook’s war dead, following its vandalism.

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There has been an outpouring of disgust on social media following the announcement that the Diamond Jubilee Clock in the centre of Colnbrook has been the victim of vandalism.

While there has been no damage to the clock itself, a plaque affixed to the Clock in July 2014 commemorating the Colnbrook lives lost in the Great War, has been damaged beyond repair.

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The plaque was mounted on the Diamond Jubilee Clock in July 2014.

Residents have labelled the vandalism “stupid and thoughtless”, “disgusting”, “disgraceful, and “disrespectful” while one resident has posted that they are “ashamed” to live in Colnbrook.

There have also been questions around why the CCTV camera adjacent to the Clock – installed at a cost of £20,000 nearly two years ago – failed to capture the offenders.

It is not the first time that the CCTV, monitored 24×7 by a unit at Slough Borough Council, has failed to capture an incident in its immediate vicinity.  In February, a bin set alight by vandals just 40 feet from the Clock in a direct line of sight failed to be captured.  Back then, the monitoring centre admitted “the incident wasn’t captured clearly by us as the camera is too far away”, confirming that only “a bright glow was seen in the far distance”.

In a message posted on its Facebook page earlier today the Parish Council said it “will endeavour to get this replaced”.

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