Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Tuesday 13 March 2012

Slough has many shortages but lots of pollution

Stop packing more people into over-crowded Slough

On 5th April Thames Water will impose a hosepipe ban. We have a severe water shortage.

We also have a shortage of affordable housing with Slough homes for sale being brought by affluent people from west London, according to Deputy Labour Leader Cllr James Swindlehurst.

Everyone knows we have a chronic shortage of well-paying jobs.

After Labour forced the closure of Thames Valley University because Labour want it as a site for 1,600 flats, we have a shortage of high quality adult education. A growing town like Slough needs a university.

Our primary and secondary schools are reaching capacity and need to be expanded. We have a shortage of school places.

One thing we do not have a shortage of is air pollution. This week is the tenth alert this year for airborne pollution from other areas spreading over Slough. Already the pollution on the A4 Bath Road and Wellington Street is too high from traffic. Faced with a rainless spring and summer the air we breath will be heavily polluted and a health risk for everyone.

Surely it makes sense not to attempt to swamp Slough with even more new citizens and their cars, especially when Slough is in a heath crisis with increasing TB and other illnesses.

Slough Council says 40,000 people a day travel to Slough to work. We really do need to educate Slough's jobless for those well-paid jobs in Slough being done by people who live 30 or 40 miles away. You know it makes sense.

Paul Janik
The Slough Party.