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Changes to route W14

by gwynethdeakins on 24 August, 2015

Because of the roadworks described above, TfL have warned that buses on the W14 route will be affected.  They say: ‘Buses in the area may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination; this includes route W14. ‘Roads in and surrounding Woodford and Ilford will be busier than usual and some delays are […]

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Road Works on the A406

by gwynethdeakins on 23 August, 2015

We have been notified that there will be disruption to the A406 and nearby major roads at the end of this month.  The details are as follows: Friday 28 August (22:00) to Monday 31 August 2015 (05:00) The slip road from the A406 northbound to the M11 will be closed for the entire weekend, with traffic diverted […]

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Planning News

by gwynethdeakins on 30 July, 2015

A new planning application has been lodged for a block of nine flats to be built on the site of 28-30 Lilian Gardens, IG 8.  This can be viewed on the Redbridge website here.  A number of objections have already been made. Last week an application to convert a family house on Hermon Hill into […]

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Another Green Flag for Elmhurst Gardens!

by gwynethdeakins on 24 July, 2015

Elmhurst Gardens has been awarded a Green Flag for the seventh successive year . This is tribute to the hard work of the Council especially Bill the park keeper and the Friends of Elmhurst Gardens. The Friends held a very successful Fun Day last weekend, which was blessed with warm and sunny weather.  Many people […]

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Council to review tower block proposal

by gwynethdeakins on 17 July, 2015

At a Council meeting last night Redbridge councillors unanimously agreed a recommendation moved by Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins that the ‘planning brief’ for the Station Estate in South Woodford should be reviewed. The debate followed the presentation by the South Woodford Society of a petition with nearly 2000 signatures from local residents protesting against the […]

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Travellers leave Chigwell road

by gwynethdeakins on 13 July, 2015

We have learned this afternoon that the group of travellers who had broken in to the recycling centre on Chigwell Road, have now left the area. Seven or eight caravans had entered the grounds of the centre on Friday, apparently coming to London to attend a wedding.  The police and Council officers kept an eye on […]

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Fun Day at Elmhurst Gardens

by gwynethdeakins on 19 June, 2015

On Saturday 18 July the Friends of Elmhurst Gardens are holding their annual Fun Day.  Attractions will include a bouncy castle, stalls, refreshments, Chingford Morris Men, Woodbridge School Choir, children’s fancy dress, face and nail painting, dog with waggiest tail competition and visits from Woodford Green fire engine and crew, the community police and St […]

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Planning Appeals for 10 – 14 Mulberry Way refused

by gwynethdeakins on 5 June, 2015

Recently we have heard that two appeals against refusal of planning applications for redevelopment of the Qurani Murquz Trust building at 10 – 14 Mulberry Way, have been turned down by the Planning Inspectorate. In both cases, the reason given for the failure of the appeals was that the proposed three-storey building would be too […]

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(Over) development of South Woodford

by gwynethdeakins on 27 May, 2015

Council planners appear to have ignored local residents’ responses to a consultation exercise. Last year the Council held a public consultation on a ‘planning brief’ for the Station Estate area next to the viaduct in South Woodford.  The proposed brief included suggestions for a tower block of flats up to 15 storeys high. Respondents to […]

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In spite of – or perhaps because of – the very disappointing General Election results for the Liberal Democrats, many thousands of new members have joined the Party since 7 May. In his resignation statement, Nick Clegg set out the Lib Dems’ achievements in Government, and why it is so important that we keep up the […]

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