When you think of our town, what kind of words do you associate it with? What kind of things do you think of? Are they good…or bad?

Slough has been dubbed by many as a lifeless commuter town that’s rife with crime and has little personality or edge.

But who’s fault is this? One such resident has expressed that the blame of Slough’s bad rep actually lies with the people of Slough themselves.

Hamzah Ahmed recently took to social media and said “It's disheartening to sift through the comments on positive news about Slough, only to find a sea of negativity that overshadows every small success.

“Our town, comprised of mere roads and buildings, has become a tragic punchline, plagued by a lack of amenities and senseless violence.

“It's crucial to acknowledge: the real issue isn't the town's infrastructure, but us, its residents. Do the council members run the shops? No. Are they the ones escalating petty disputes into stabbings? Certainly not.”

Mr Ahmed said that the reality of Slough is that it completely lacks any kind of genuine community spirit.

He expressed that the town has allowed 'taxi driver councillors’ to leech on residents’ communal neglect, chosen more for their religious or ethnic similarities than for any real competence or integrity.

He continued that these leaders promise much but deliver little, thriving parasitically on the people of Slough’s low expectations and inaction.

“As residents, we've avoided the necessary introspection needed to break this cycle of mediocrity,” Mr Ahmed said.

“Let us be clear: Slough isn’t a cesspool because of where it is; it's a cesspool because we have not demanded better, nor have we risen to the challenge of bettering our surroundings ourselves.”

Mr Ahmed continued to say that it is time for Slough’s residents to wake up and take responsibility.

“If we desire a different narrative for Slough, it’s within our power to write it. Let’s start by demanding more from our leaders and ourselves.

“Let's engage, participate, and invest in building a community that reflects the best of us, not the worst.”

Dozens of people flocked to the comment section of Mr Ahmed’s post to express how they felt about the town’s reputation.

One person said “Slough is very diverse. I feel there are pockets of community spirit such as religious groups, charity organisations and local sports clubs.

“However, I feel these are quite isolated. Differences in language and culture maybe one factor that reduces opportunities for community events/groups that appeal to all from flourishing.

“I am not sure what is missing that would bring people together more.”