Parish Council tackles Heathrow on litter and plans campaign against fly-tipping

The Parish Council says it has tackled Heathrow for failing to do enough to address the problem of litter throughout the village, and plans a publicity campaign to address the recent scourge of fly-tipping.

Residents are complaining about the increasing litter in the village with the Nisa store coming under fire.

Residents are complaining about the increasing litter in the village with the Nisa store coming under fire.

In one of its last acts before the current administration winds up the Parish Council has addressed the twin challenges of litter and fly-tipping in the village.

Both were discussed in the final full meeting of the Parish when councillors met on April 7.

Following emails and photographs received from acting Neighbourhood Action Group chair Raymond Jackson regarding incidents of fly tipping in Horton Road by the BP Golden Cross it was suggested the parish get involved in trying to get temporary CCTV cameras placed in this area to identify the culprits.

Councillors felt that a parish-wide publicity campaign needs to be introduced to highlight the problem and to enlist residents to be “on the lookout for people committing this potential health hazard to stop it from spreading”.

Chair Cllr Hood reported back from the Heathrow Airport Local Focus Forum, where he said he had raised the issue of airport-related businesses causing litter throughout the Heathrow villages.

Litter has been a growing problem in the village generally, with some residents complaining about the fast food related litter being dropped in the vicinity of the George pub and Nisa store.

Heathrow, he said, has now appointed an individual to look into and address the matter. The airport will investigate private hire cabs parking in streets and causing litter and freight drivers discarding litter from trucks.

Heathrow will also be liaising with SEGRO on this initiative, looking to establish a ‘Poyle Industrial Estate forum’, working towards a code of practice.

Cllr Hood also revealed that he had attended the Slough Business Awards at the Hilton Hotel last month along with Cllrs Angell and Jones. They met with the director of Aspire the company that will be providing training to assist Slough residents obtain employment at the new DHL headquarters in Poyle which is making fast progress.

The Parish also discussed its perennial topics of new noticeboards, and the makeover for its website makeover which it is hoping to launch by the end of the month.  Pre-planning advice from Slough Borough Council relating to the proposed Colnbrook Museum has revealed a need for architectural drawings and the possibility that the proposed building may need to be pulled back from the adjacent properties.

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