Have your say on future Colnbrook with Poyle plans

Residents in Colnbrook with Poyle have the chance to make a difference by having their say on plans for their neighbourhood.

A new survey is being sent to residents as part of the council’s plans to develop strong, healthy and attractive neighbourhoods.

Some of the topics include what residents value in the area, what community services they would like to see and how they currently use the High Street.

Working with partners, the council is asking residents how Covid has had an impact on them and what they can do to improve their health and wellbeing.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “These are exciting times planning for the future and we want to work with residents, as we have done with our plans for a new community hub in the village, in building a better future for Colnbrook. 

“We have a real chance to look at the community services we run in Colnbrook depending on what residents and businesses say they want and need. This is a great opportunity to share their ‘wish list’ for the area.

“I would urge everyone who receives the survey to fill it in and tell us what changes they would like to see in Colnbrook as the results will help us identify areas of concern and areas for improvement.” 

The council is working in partnership with Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council, Public Health Slough, Thames Valley Police, East Berkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) health partners and One Slough to create strong neighbourhoods.

Colnbrook is the latest area in the Strong Neighbourhoods programme, following on from the success in Chalvey in 2019.

Councillor Andrea Escott, from Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council, said: “I’ve been pleased to be invited to work alongside Slough Borough Council, the CCG and police to develop this survey. This constitutes the culmination of 18 months of meetings, giving us an opportunity to reintroduce health services to Colnbrook, along with other projects Parish Councillors are working on, and have funding for, such as our recreation ground and preserving the conservation area of Colnbrook. 

“Residents’ views are incredibly important and are the final piece of the project. We hope everyone will find the time to complete this survey; online, by phone or by post. We can then bring projects to life with what residents really want to see in our community.”
Surveys should have already been dropping through residents’ doors. 

Colnbrook with Poyle residents can also complete the survey online at Surveymonkey or by calling Rebecca Curley (Community Development Officer) on 07523 936077, to complete answers over the phone.

The closing date is 6 June. 

Published: 12 May 2021