The Slough Express is reporting that fears have
been voiced over the Rebels potential new ground at Kennedy Park.
ground, which is reported to be likely to cost in the region of
£100 million, forms the cornerstone of an ambitious project to
renovate one of Slough's most deprived areas. Speaking to the
Express, Councillor Sean Wright (Britwellian Independent : Britwell)
said "The BILLD group would like to see Council officers actively
seeking funding grants so that it and the community can be in
control of any plans." It seems that Wright is unhappy with the
fact that all the plans hinge on the involvement of Slough Town
Chairman, Martyn Deaner.
The plans were
announced at Slough Town Hall on Monday by Deaner and Slough Borough
Council leader, Councillor Rob Anderson (Labour : Farnham). Mr
Anderson said "We have been looking at a potential site for the
football club back in the borough, and obviously this is not easy.
As we know, Slough is not exactly awash with land." He went on
to say "This is using the football club as a catalyst for the
has publicly stated that the project is larger than he wanted to be
involved with, but is excited by the developments.
Estates' investment manager, David Arthur has cautiously given his
backing to the scheme although he has made a point of describing the
discussions as 'Very preliminary'.
leader, Councillor Richard Stokes (Liberal : Haymill) stated that he
was in favour of the regeneration scheme.
is an open cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss the
scheme. We will keep you posted on any developments.