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Planning consultation: Labour and Tories bottle out!

by gwynethdeakins on October 6, 2014

Last week a Council Committee considered a Council planning consultation document which will seek views on the idea that there should be a major intensification of  development in Woodford, South Woodford and Wanstead.  This would be in order to meet Redbridge’s housing targets, as one of several alternatives to developing the Oakfield site in Fairlop. Roding ward’s Cllr Gwyneth Deakins pointed out […]

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U turn ban; Tories still wriggling!

by gwynethdeakins on December 17, 2014

As reported below, the Council’s Cabinet recently agreed NOT to impose a ban on U-turns in front of the width restriction in Clayhall Avenue. That should have been the end of the matter since the Council’s Highways officers stated that there was no justification for a ban – there have been no recorded accidents and a […]

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Roding Councillors probe TfL on night Tube

by gwynethdeakins on December 13, 2014

Roding Councillors Gwyneth Deakins and Ian Bond recently met representatives of Transport for London (TfL) to discuss the plan to run the Central Line through the night on Fridays and Saturdays, from September 2015. A number of residents had raised concerns about the plans and the implications of all-night running for people who live alongside the Epping-bound […]

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Redbridge Council is doing a U-turn of its own, with news that the Cabinet will not now ban U-turns at the Clayhall Avenue width restriction – as had been proposed and agreed previously by Conservative councillors. This will be a huge relief to residents of Roding ward’s Hill Farm Estate, who would have been inconvenienced by the […]

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Another planning consultation!

by gwynethdeakins on November 19, 2014

  The Council have recently issued a planning consultation document about a ‘planning brief’ for a site in South Woodford. A planning brief is a document which sets out what kind of development would be allowed by the Council in a particular  place.   Any planning application that is made for that location has to comply […]

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Schools parking crackdown

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In response to complaints received over several years, the Council has announced the launch of a pilot project to crack down on dangerous and illegal parking outside six Redbridge schools.  One of the schools involved – Oakdale Junior – is in Roding – and another, Churchfields Junior, is attended by many pupils from Roding. Roding’s […]

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Grounds contract terminated

by gwynethdeakins on November 18, 2014

The Council has ended its contract with its grounds maintenance contractor – just weeks after this was suggested by Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins at a Council meeting. Gwyneth asked the Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services whether the Council would consider ending the contract in view of the appalling standard of service in the last […]

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Wanstead/Woodford Planning consultation opens

by gwynethdeakins on November 7, 2014

The Council’s consultation on whether there should be an intensification of development along the Wanstead/Woodford corridor (see story below) has now opened. The Council has told us: ‘A “Preferred Options Extension- Alternative Development Strategies” Report has been produced that presents four specific options to consider how to meet part of the Council’s housing and infrastructure […]

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Packed meeting hears about City Airport flight plans

by gwynethdeakins on November 5, 2014

Members of the public and local councillors attended a packed meeting in Wanstead Library this week to hear about the proposals from London City Airport to concentrate more tightly the flight paths of aircraft leaving the Airport.  This will affect the Wanstead area and the south of Roding ward – in South Woodford. The meeting […]

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Lib Dems’ Cllr Hugh Cleaver has spoken out about the Council’s plan to close Redbridge’s Outdoor Activity Centre at Glasbury in mid Wales. Redbridge schools ave been sending groups to the centre for many years, to give city-bred children the chance to experience and learn about outdoor activities and the countryside.  The centre runs at a […]

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Chewing gum at South Woodford Tube

by gwynethdeakins on November 3, 2014

Some time ago the Focus Team complained to the Council about the large amount of chewing gum on the pavements around the entrance to South Woodford Tube station in George Lane and Mulberry Way. We have just chased the Council up again and have been told that their graffiti team have cleared a couple of areas […]

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