Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Birth of the veiled Chameleons

A fews week ago, a pair of veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) which have been part of the NAUSICAA (the French National Sea Centre) exhibition since early in 2016, gave birth to some thirty very healthy little chameleons. The babies were put in tanks in the reserve so that the handlers could feed them and monitor their development.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Girls Allowed at Barkingside Restart

We had a really good Restart Party at Fullwell Cross Library last Saturday afternoon. Plenty of tech and more mundane electrical items were brought along by locals and others from far and wide. Not everything was fixed but the team of Restarters had a jolly good go, and hopefully the owners learnt a thing or two.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

In the Bleak Midwinter

The cold winter weather has really put in an appearance now and bringing with it all its associated problems. If you have lonely or elderly neighbours, they might be struggling to cope with extremes. It would be a good gesture to call on them and see if they are OK. Frozen pipes can cause water leaks, gas boilers struggle to come with the added pressure and break down causing central heating to fail.

All these can be a real problem to the able bodied and even more so to the elderly and infirm. So get into the Christmas spirit and get neighbourly over the winter season.

Your Money or no Garden Waste Collection
– Cllr John (Dick Turpin) Howard

Councillor John Howard, Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability explains why Redbridge Council will be charging for Green Garden Waste collection from next April, 2017.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Passivhaus comes to Redbridge

Today, Friday 2 December, Redbridge Council unveiled their latest housing development at Acer Close, Woodford. These three new council homes are built to Passivhaus standards and as far as we know are the first of their type in Redbridge, although we understand there are some small private developments at the planning stage.