Two arrested for string of shoplifting offences in Colnbrook

Colnbrook’s NAG has been told of arrests for shoplifting and steps taken to prevent further vandalism of the empty Star & Garter, while there has been further progress in the group’s campaign to eradicate fly-tipping.

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It’s been a busy six weeks since the last meeting of the Colnbrook Neighbourhood Action Group.  The minutes from the last meeting held on 24th February have now been published, with updates on the NAG’s current campaigns.

On crime, NAG members heard that:

  • Two shoplifters had been arrested following a long series of thefts from shops within Colnbrook & Poyle.
  • An enforcement operation had been carried out within the Colnbrook area recently targeting: vehicle tax, insurance, speeding and mobile phone use.
  • Police have taken steps to prevent further vandalism to the Star & Garter whilst the building’s future is deliberated over.

The NAG has been asked to assist with a vehicle survey within Colnbrook to determine the numbers and frequency of large vehicles passing through the village on a daily basis to inform Thames Valley Police.  The next meeting will set guidelines, seek volunteers and decide the most appropriate time of the year for carrying out the surveys.

Members of the Colnbrook Neighbourhood Action Group were provided with the first set of crime statistics in a new format agreed last November.

On the NAG’s campaign against fly-tipping there was, again, good and bad news reported:

  • Clear-up of the Willow Close ditch would begin soon, although funds were only available to clear half of it at present.
  • Wheelie bins and an old hoover were reported dumped in the Horton Road ditch nearest to the Golden Cross garage which would need to be removed.
  • Fly-tipping at Cherwell Close, Westfield had been cleared by the landlord.
  • Most of the waste at the Theale cottage site (the former car wash site opposite the old station house) had been removed with the remainder to be cleared soon.

Slough’s East Neighbourhood Team who are dealing with foreign truck drivers at Millbrook Way have said they are expecting to have the area cleared soon, and notices place in a number of languages to deter further anti social behaviour there.

The next meeting of the NAG will take place at 1930 on Wednesday 30th March 2016 in Colnbrook Village Hall.

Read the full minutes here.

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