Colnbrook community clean up

Published: 13 September 2017

Slough Borough Council worked in partnership with Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council and the community to organise a clean up weekend in Colnbrook.

The clean up over the weekend of 9 and 10 September involved Colnbrook Residents Association, Colnbrook Community Association, Colnbrook Community Partnership, Colnbrook Village Hall Trust, Colnbrook Scout Group, residents and local businesses.

Volunteers worked tirelessly and collected an impressive amount of litter from a number of streets. In total 50 bags of non recyclable litter and 39 bags of recyclable litter were collected.

Councillor Joginder Bal, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “It is wonderful to see such great community spirit turn into action. Thank you to everyone for their efforts. The council and parish council will continue to work together with community groups and the wider community on key areas of concern.”

Slough Borough Council collected the bags of litter at the end of each day, local waste company Lanz funded the removal of the vegetation that was cut back and the bulky items identified during the weekend, including mattresses, tyres and fridges, and Tesco provided refreshments to all the volunteers.

Parish councillors and volunteers also cut back vegetation and painted the old Poyle Hand Pump and adjacent posts on Bath Road.

Community clean ups are currently being organised with Langley Neighbourhood Action Group and Langley Neighbourhood Forum on Saturday 23 September and with Foxborough Neighbourhood Action Group on Saturday 30 September.

There are plans to work in partnership again in Colnbrook for another clean up in March, to tie in with the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign.