Tributes continue to be paid to the late maverick campaigner Paul Janik, as his friends rally round to meet his funeral expenses.

Mr Janik, 72, was famous (or notorious) in Slough for his internet blog entitled Slough Times highlighting things he perceived as injustices.

He was once subject to a restraining order after two employees of the borough council accused him of harassment.

His period as a councillor from 2003 to 2006 ended following complaints that he had breached the rules by harassing officers outside work hours.

But his supporters always saw him as a maverick, holding authority figures in and outside the council to account.

Gordon Moffatt - a Slough resident and friend of Mr Janik, who died last month, said: "Paul was passionate about Slough and only ever sought to ‘do the right thing’ for local people, often seeking out and shining a light on wrong doing. A selfless person, he championed those in need, and was tenacious at every turn when seeking transparency, truth and justice.

"He was a devoted carer to his elderly mother, and was devastated by her recent passing, after which he was sadly further challenged by the loss of his family home.

"At time of his passing, Paul was re-establishing himself, albeit as a humble man of limited means.

"A small group of friends have banded together to ensure that Paul’s funeral needs are properly met, and that he is remembered.

"Any donations will be most gratefully received, and any remaining monies will be donated to local charity after costs are covered." Friends have arranged for a funeral cortege to leave outside Mr Janik's former home in Long Readings Lane, Slough at 2.30pm on Friday, January 17 - with a funeral to follow at Slough crematorium at 3pm and a reception afterwards at the