Rakesh and Aarti reveal their policies for Colnbrook
Finally some of Colnbrook’s candidates with the forthcoming election have announced actual policies for Colnbrook! Independent candidates Rakesh Pabbi and Aarti Joshi have revealed initial details of their manifesto.
After a shaky start with claims that the pair were handing out doctored UKIP leaflets Rakesh, retired, and Aarti, a young mother, have announced real policies. Both residents of Colnbrook, they want to bring improvements to the village.
Top of the list is Colnbrook’s appalling transport links. They find it astonishing that, despite many in Colnbrook working at the airport, there are no bus services to Heathrow. Rakesh and Aarti are planning to lobby First Buses to get at least one blue airport bus service to run through Colnbrook.
Also on their agenda is for CCTV in Colnbrook. The Parish Council is looking into with a proposal for a single camera outside the George pub but Arti and Rakesh want to use CCTV to keep the wider neighbourhood safe for residents and to deter and identify fly-tippers.
They also want Slough Council to adopt and then maintain the few potholed Colnbrook roads classified as “private”.
We’ve also learned that Rakesh and Aarti are associated with The Slough Party, which has maintained a vociferous opposition to the ruling Labour Party over the last few years.
No one seems to care about Colnbrook. That prompted Rakesh and Aarti into action to work for their local community
Paul Janik, who is helping the pair with their campaign, told Colnbrook Views:
“The Slough Party is our generic title. Although based at the other end of the borough, We help residents throughout Slough with their council related problems, such as parking, council tax, housing and similar issues. Residents find us, usually by word-of-mouth recommendation.
“This year, in Britwell & Northborough, we are contesting Labour’s 3 seats under the banner of the Slough Anti-Corruption Campaign.”
Aarti and Rakesh had already submitted their nomination papers and it was too late to change their ballot paper description from Independent.
The Slough Party has highlighted shortcomings with Colnbrook’s currently councillors. Cllr James Walsh “fled” Colnbrook 2 1/2 years ago to move to Guildford.
“Apart from the occasional tourist visit, Cllr Walsh seems to have given-up on Colnbrook. He is also the council’s representative on Wexham Park’s Board of Governors but hospital records show he missed a whole year of hospital meetings.”
Rakesh and Aarti are equally disappointed with Cllr Dexter Smith’s performance as Colnbrook’s other councillor. They say their disappointment echos concerns about Dexter’s inactivity expressed by colleagues and friends throughout Slough.
“No one seems to care about Colnbrook. That prompted Rakesh and Aarti into action to work for their local community.”
More details are promised soon.
As with previous elections, our pages are open to all candidates to share their messages. We will also provide links to all the available manifestos shortly.