Welcome to the first edition of The Citizen of 2019.

I hope this helps update you on what the borough council and our partners are doing around the town.

The Mayor has been planting the trees he promised in his tree appeal, so they get their roots down before the weather warms up in spring.

We’ve got bicycle training and winter safety tips from the council’s transport team, so you can be ready to venture out on our hire bikes or new cycle routes as spring arrives. And we’re gearing up for the opening of our new main leisure centre on the Farnham Road in spring, laying a time capsule on site before final construction works reach completion over the coming weeks. The council’s elections team is preparing for the local elections on 2 May – and there are more details of polling places in use this year (it’s not too late to register to vote – find out more at

This edition also showcases the work of our regeneration team (and my own cabinet portfolio) with features on our place-shaping work to re-shape Chalvey, and on our plans to support the redevelopment of the town centre. You can also learn more about our future plans for community hub buildings, events in our libraries, local arts, and community and cultural activities around the town.

My best wishes for the year ahead,

Cllr James Swindlehurst

Leader, Slough Borough Council

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