Incumbent ward councillor James Walsh was re-elected for Colnbrook with Poyle with a significantly dented majority last night in what was, overall, a disastrous night for the Conservatives.
Rejoining both Slough Borough Council after a three year break in May, Cllr Dexter Smith has criticised a perceived sharp deterioration in Council services in his “in touch” Winter newsletter.
The £600,000 new Children’s Centre in Colnbrook will complete Slough’s target of 10 children’s centres in the borough and comes amid research suggesting 47 children’s centres in England have closed or are earmarked for closure because of funding cuts.
Slough Borough Council is calling on residents to come forward and take an active part in the forthcoming Crime Reduction Environment Week (CREW) in Colnbrook. A CREW is a multi agency week of action bringing together a broad range of partner agencies and local residents to tackle crime, disorder and environmental issues, and will take place in Colnbrook on 19 – 25 September.
Slough Borough Council is to embark on a public consultation process from 1st August 2011 until the 31st August 2011 with regards to Dog Control Orders made under section 55 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005. The proposed orders will only affect people who give dogs and dog owners a bad name as they reinforce what the majority or caring, sensible and responsible dog owners already do.
A fly-tipper from Colnbrook has been given a conditional discharge. John Frankham, of Rayners Close, Colnbrook, was found guilty following a prosecution by Slough Borough Council. He dumped waste on a private garage site in Torridge Road, Slough. The court ordered Mr Frankham to pay £278 in costs to the council and £400 in prosecution costs. He was given a conditional discharge for two years.
Recently (re-)elected Borough and Parish Councillor Dexter Smith has promised to use his unique position serving on both councils to deal with the issues that matter to Colnbrook: “I believe we can achieve most for Colnbrook when our Borough Council and Parish Council work in harmony – I am in a unique position to build bridges and make that happen”.
Tory candidate Dexter Smith won a resounding 53% of the votes cast in yesterday’s local election, bucking the national trend, which also saw him returned as a Parish Councillor.
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