Thursday, November 23, 2017

TfL Announce Go-Ahead for Crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout

We are delighted to report that Transport for London (TfL) have announced today that the scheme for installing pedestrian and Cycle crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout is to go ahead.

This follows a consultation exercise earlier this year in which an overwhelming 84% of respondents backed the scheme and is the culmination of years of campaigning for these vital safety measures by local residents and councillors.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Household Waste (Black bags)
- Collect or Bring?

Here’s something I’ve not seen before. It’s what’s called a bring site (in council language) or a recycling site (to you and me) but with an extra bin for Household Rubbish, i.e. the proverbial black bag. It is set into the flank wall of (what looks like) a relatively new Waitrose supermarket on Porchester Road Westminster, opposite the 36 bus stop (to Queens Park) and just along the road from Royal Oak tube station. I would guess this was a condition of the council planning agreement.

Friday, November 17, 2017

One Bin is Rubbish – Or is it?

A little while back Recycle for London launched a campaign “One bin is rubbish – sort it out.” It is based on a survey that shows that more than a third of Londoners would recycle more if they had more than one bin at home. While this is a laudable aim it misses the primary objective, which is to reduce the amount of waste we produce in the first place. Recycled materials are still waste and a lot of it is unnecessary waste.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Democratic Charter for Redbridge

The serial headache for this current Redbridge Labour Administration, Andy Walker, has written a blogpost proposing that the council adopt a “Democratic Charter” and has put forward a first draft. Well, in the absence of any meaningful proposals from the "opposition" someone has to take up the baton, because there is a deficiency that needs addressing.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Gen Y - The Millennials are Coming

One of the things I have noticed since I started paying attention (that was about the year 2000 when Area Committees were introduced - hint) is that the average age of Redbridge councillors has been steadily falling. This despite the return of long term Freedom Pass holder Roy Emmett and the continued presence of quite a few others. They're all 4 years older at the end of a full term.