Sunday, February 07, 2016

Ilford North MP Pitchforks in on Quarry Dispute

Great turn out for the photoshoot outside St Peter’s Church this afternoon. Residents, councillors and ex-councillors braved a chilly yet quite bright Sunday afternoon to register their disapproval of yet more sand and gravel extraction on the border of a vulnerable grade II listed church. And it could well be “listing” from changes in the water table if Brett Tarmac have their way.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Getting around in Redbridge – Mobility for the Disabled and Elderly to be cut

It seems that there is a Redbridge budget proposal to scrap the Redbridge Mobility scheme and the affected groups are mobilising, while they still have the chance, to voice their opposition at the Cabinet meeting next Tuesday.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

A new wildlife and heritage centre for East London / West Essex

Our roving reporter Ron Jeffries writes:

I had a great afternoon out on Tuesday. The sun shone, the wind blew mightily across the open water and I did wonder at times if I would ever see my warm home again for the cold got into my old bones - but I made it, thanks to support from Chris and Nicholas (who, I would guess, thought they might have to carry me or call for the air ambulance!). So what was it all about? Well, read here and you will find out!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Housing – A Planning Officer’s View

One of the things about being a local activist group is that you get to know some of the local planning officers, except they’ve now all gone and we have to start again from scratch. But we are still in contact with some of our ex-pats - from a local authority not too far away … and quite relevant in the context of the upcoming London Mayor and Assembly elections.

A restless local government officer writes:

Monday, February 01, 2016

It’s February and it’s LGBT History Month

Terrence Higgins Trust in Redbridge is running a range of local outreach activity for LGBT History Month, to raise awareness of HIV. The charity will also be hosting a workshop where residents can learn about the services they offer, including drop-in testing and free condoms.