Welcome from new Leader
Just before Christmas I was elected as the new Leader of the town I have called home for the last 17 years, and I am extremely proud to have been given this responsibility to serve our town and our residents.
2018 sees Slough celebrate the 80th anniversary of the town receiving its charter to become a Borough.
Much as now, 80 years ago Slough was a destination for people to create a better life for themselves - with workers moving to Slough from places like Ireland and Wales to work on the trading estate.
Throughout our history the strength of our communities has remained a constant across various periods of tremendous change.
As Leader of the Council I am determined to ensure that the people of Slough are able to access and take up the opportunities that arise from change.
Your elected representatives have ambitious plans for the town. We are investing in our infrastructure from schools to health and leisure to housing. The arrival of Crossrail and the potential third runway at Heathrow will make us even more attractive as a place for business and investment.
This will regenerate the town and I want to be clear that the benefits of this will be shared across the borough. Among this growth and change, the Council’s leadership is determined to make sure that Slough nurtures an environment that keeps it a desirable place to live, work, rest and stay.
As well as greater local job opportunities, we are working to enable further investment in our transport infrastructure to relieve pressure on our already overloaded roads, and tackling air quality.
If you have any suggestions on what we can do better or comments on any articles in this issue of Citizen, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Councillor James Swindlehurst
Leader of the Council