A word from the council's leader

In September 1938, Slough received its Royal Charter and became a borough council. I trialled this at the start of the year, but September will be the focus of our official birthday celebrations – marking 80 years of our role in supporting Slough’s community.

Slough celebrated the opening of the town hall in the run up to receiving the Royal Charter – so, it seems a fitting confirmation of that tradition, that this year has seen the opening of a raft of new public buildings and community facilities. Salt Hill Family Activity Centre and the extended and refurbished Langley Leisure Centre opened to the public in July, and several new school and nursery buildings have opened this year or will be ready by September.

Another raft of outdoor gyms should help residents stay healthy and enjoy our parks this summer – the new one at Manor Park Recreation Ground was enjoyed by many residents at the ‘Great Get Together’ event in July. And the festival spirit from the Charter Summer of 1938 is picked up this year by our Horticultural Show and the Canal Festival in September.

I hope you enjoy reading The Citizen, enjoy our new leisure facilities and community events – and enjoy this, our 80th summer as a borough! 

Councillor James Swindlehurst



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