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Broxbourne Avenue gas works

by gwynethdeakins on 13 October, 2016

We have been informed that National Grid Gas are planning to carry out gas main renewal works in Broxbourne Avenue, from the junction of Cranbourne Avenue to the junction of Charnwood Drive, South Woodford.   The works will start on Friday 14th October 2016 and are expected to be completed on Monday 7th November 2016.  Delays can be expected […]

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Reduce pollution by London buses – petition

by gwynethdeakins on 12 October, 2016

We are supporting a petition to reduce the pollution by London buses and improve London air quality. This will be of benefit to our children, the elderly and vulnerable. The proposal is to fit London buses with anti-idling devices which would stop bus drivers from keeping their engines running when the bus is stationary or […]

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South Woodford station underpass – pigeon nuisance!

by gwynethdeakins on 6 October, 2016

We have asked the Council to clean up the underpass at South Woodford station (again . . . ) as it is full of pigeon mess and, apparently, four nests. It would help if people didn’t leave food for them out on the grass nearby.  We hope that a sign can be put up reminding […]

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Planning Application for new dwellings at Old Mill Court

by gwynethdeakins on 26 September, 2016

The Council’s Housing Department has submitted a planning application (4328/16) for the construction of buildings containing 32 flats at Old Mill Court. This is a substantial increase on the number of flats on the estate, of which there are currently sixty. The flats would be Council housing, for rental to Council tenants, and would include three […]

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Travellers in Roding Valley park: what security measures?

by gwynethdeakins on 21 September, 2016

A group of travellers have encamped in Roding Valley park near the Chigwell Road recycling centre. We understand that they gained access to the area through the gate at the end of Lechmere Avenue, in spite of a mound erected there by the Council to deter such incursions. In this instance the Council is following […]

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Temporary housing plan causes concern

by gwynethdeakins on 7 September, 2016

The Council’s plan to put temporary housing for homeless families on the site at 120 Chigwell Road in Roding ward is causing much local concern. Lib Dem Councillors advised the Council’s Labour Cabinet members to be open about the plans but they have held no public consultations and the news leaked out. Lib Dems do […]

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You have just the next week to have your say! The Boundary Commission draft proposes: – to transfer Hill Farm Estate to Fulwell Ward; – to create a new “Churchfields Ward” north of the A406, combining the Maybank Community area with the Churchfields and Chelmsford Road areas West of the Central Line; – to divide the rest of Roding […]

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Council consults on draft Local Plan

by gwynethdeakins on 28 July, 2016

Redbridge Council has just published its draft Local Plan, which will set the Borough’s planning policies for the next 15 years.  It covers such issues as the building of new homes and the ‘tall buildings’ policy as it might affect South Woodford.  You can view the draft Plan here – http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2016/july/share_your_views_on_the_redbri.aspx  .  The deadline for […]

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Mosque planning application – decision postponed

by gwynethdeakins on 27 July, 2016

The planning application submitted by the Qurani Trust (1144/16)  for the erection of a double storey/part three storey building and change of use to a place of worship, community centre and part residential in Mulberry Way, South Woodford, has been withdrawn from the agenda of the Regulatory Committee’s meeting tonight.   We are told that ‘This is […]

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Labour’s housing failure

by gwynethdeakins on 25 July, 2016

The Labour administration have admitted that since they have been in power (over two years) NOT ONE new Council dwelling has been built, apart from one block that was ‘in the pipeline’ under the previous Tory/Lib Dem Council (at Manford Way in Hainault).  This is despite the fact that there were several other schemes being […]

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