Monday, May 23, 2016

Oakfield – The Game is On

As you may have already heard the new, revised, special edition of the Redbridge Local Development Plan (click to download PDF 35Mb) was published last Thursday, although I was not able to download a copy until Saturday and I have still not read it through properly yet.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ros Barnum’s Redbridge Green Fair
– Something for Everyone

Roll up, roll up for the Greatest Green Show on Earth right here on your doorstep, in the Melbourne Field, Valentines Park, Ilford; that’s the bit of Redbridge south of the A12. It’s on Sunday 29th May 2016 and runs from 11am to 7pm. Bring the kids, bring granny and granddad, tell your friends and neighbours - there’s something for everyone. Apparently the Henderson’s will all be there … don’t miss it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Educational Video Discusses ‘Is the EU Democratic?’

The EU Referendum is closer than ever, and next month the public will vote on the future of Britain. Whilst politicians scramble to secure votes and the media speculates on the outcome, many are still coming to terms with what a referendum entails. ShoutOut UK and the University of Sheffield have created an animation that decodes some of this uncertainty, putting knowledge and informed choice firmly in the public's hands. Overall addressing the question, how democratic is the EU?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jas meets Sadiq to Air Pollution

On Friday 13 May the Redbridge Council Leader tweeted that he had met with Sadiq Khan “to discuss how Redbridge can benefit on infrastructure air quality & transport. Very positive”. He used a picture from 13 April taken in the Gardeners Cottage Café in Valentines Park, but I’m assuming the meeting was more recent; and any momentum on air quality and transport would be most welcome.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Energy Gardens
– Do Redbridge Council even know?

Once upon a time Redbridge Council had a Strategic Partnership with an Environment cluster. It was binned and then we had an Environment Panel. That was binned and then we had … nothing. But we still knew some of the officers in the planning department and they kept us up to date on what the council were doing, or not. They’ve all gone now and been replaced, or not. Whoever the new officers are, they do not speak to us or tell us anything, nor we them for we do not know who they are. There is now no mechanism for us to engage. The Redbridge planning department didn’t even know that the Better Barkingside project had been nominated for a prestigious European award until we told them, via this blog, and we got that information from a planning officer in Haringey. In fact, these days Barkingside 21 knows more about what’s going on in Haringey than we do in Redbridge.