Winvale housing improvements

Five housing blocks in Winvale were given new pitched roofs, new energy efficient windows, new doors, external wall insulation, and better drainage systems last year as part of a major improvement project by Slough's Labour Council.  A total of 40 homes benefitted from the works; being fitted with new front doors, central heating boilers and TV-connection improvements, with communal areas also getting a major facelift - including repairs to stairways and balconies, upgraded smoke alarms and ventilation, and new low-energy lighting. 

 

External cladding also helped modernise the buildings, using colour schemes chosen by residents. The response from residents, who are mix of council tenants and leaseholders, has been overwhelmingly positive, and energy bills for the blocks are now substantially lower, reducing costs for tenants. 

Investment in our Parks

New signs are just one of the enhancements coming to Slough's parks over the next year, as part of the Labour Council's ongoing investment to improve local open spaces.

Three parks in the Borough have now reached the 'Green Flag' standard after significant improvement works. 

This is part of an ongoing investment process in Slough's green spaces with work currently underway to update playgrounds all over Slough. Seven new Multi Use Games Areas for teenagers are being provided in parks and open spaces across Slough. 

Bike Hire Scheme comes to Slough

Slough's new bicycle hire scheme was launched this Autumn, with new cycle hire ranks arriving around the town. 

There are hire ranks installed on Burnham Lane by Burnham train station, on the A4 at the Trading Estate and by Bus and railway stations. 

The cycle hire scheme has been sponsored by energy supply company Anesco, along with funding from Slough Council and support from Slough Estates Group. 

The Curve

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The Council's investment to improve Slough town centre is continuing with work about to start on building Slough's new main library and performance space, 'The Curve'. Our partner in the Heart of Slough, Development Securities, is about to begin marketing its proposed retail space and offices on the northern side of the A4. 

The Council has also introduced free parking after 3pm in some areas around the High Street, to encourage more shoppers to the town centre.