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U win! U turn saga over at last

by gwynethdeakins on January 18, 2015

At last week’s meeting of Redbridge Council, councillors voted to quash a final attempt by Conservatives to introduce a ban on U turns in Clayhall Avenue.  As before, Roding’s Tory councillor voted with her colleagues for the ban, against the repeatedly expressed view of hundreds of her own constituents – breaking a promise that Hill […]

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London Bus strike 13 January

by gwynethdeakins on January 12, 2015

It looks as though there will be a major bus strike tomorrow (Tuesday). It would cause huge disruption to many Londoners trying to go to their work or school or wherever they need to go. Buses across London would be affected from about 4am on Tuesday morning and also the Night buses on Tuesday night […]

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Lib Dems respond to Planning ‘Options’ consultation

by gwynethdeakins on January 6, 2015

South Woodford’s Lib Dem Councillors have responded to the Council Planning Department’s consultation on ‘Options’ for more housing development in the Borough.  This is what we said: General 1.  In general we strongly support the draft Plan’s aims of increasing the supply of housing in Redbridge, as the strain placed on our community by insufficient housing […]

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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

by gwynethdeakins on

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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