Here are five of the biggest stories published this week on the Slough Observer. 

Major redevelopment of Queensmere shopping centre could start in two years

MAJOR redevelopment of Queensmere shopping centre could start in 2023 if the scheme is given the go-ahead.

Developers British Land are still yet to submit a planning application to the council to transform Queensmere into 1,600 homes and up to 50,000sqm of office space if there is future demand.

However, it is understood an outline planning application will be submitted by autumn., which means it is subject to change and a fully detailed proposal will require another approval.

Inside the eight bedroom mansion with beautiful river views for sale

An incredible eight-bedroom property on the banks of the Thames in Windsor is currently for sale. 

With a guide price of £5,250,000, Little Fishery House is one of a cluster of impressive Edwardian riverside properties along the Bray reach of the River Thames which falls within the Maidenhead Riverside conservation area. 

Woman launched 'unprovoked attack' on police officer and threw 'multiple punches'

A SLOUGH woman who launched an ‘unprovoked attack’ on a police officer has been spared jail.

Katarzyna Oko, of Carmathen Road, lashed out at the policeman in Slough on June 29, 2020.

A court filing indicated the attack was ‘unprovoked’ and involved ‘multiple punches’.

Chief executive under-fire for taking time off while finance pressures loom

QUESTIONS over Slough Council’s chief executive’s whereabouts were raised after she did not attend important meetings on fixing the town’s finances.

Opposition councillors have questioned why CEO Josie Wragg was a no-show at an extraordinary audit meeting on September 14 and a full council meeting on September 23.

Speaking at the full council meeting, Cllr Wayne Strutton (Haymill & Lynch Hill), leader of the opposing Conservatives, said he received two reasons why the chief executive is not in attendance and asked for confirmation if this was a planned leave or an absence.

'I worry another state of the art facility won't be found for my disabled son'

A WORRIED mother fears another ‘state of the art’ facility won’t be found for her son as senior Slough councillors gave the go-ahead to close care centres.

Last week, cabinet members decided to push ahead with closing five day centres operated by the council and opt for services run by other providers, such as the private sector, tailored towards the users’ needs following assessments.

The centres provide care and activities to 107 residents who have learning disabilities and autism. 61 members of staff are likely to be made redundant or redeployed into similar roles elsewhere.