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Now Post Office blow for South Woodford

by gwynethdeakins on 12 January, 2017

South Woodford Post Office is among the 37 Crown Post Offices  announced for closure this week. This is a heavy blow for the area following on from the proposed closure of the Royal Mail delivery office. Just as the Council is planning to increase the number of households in the area, the basic services which […]

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More news from TfL on Charlie Brown’s

by gwynethdeakins on 9 January, 2017

Lib Dems continue to keep up the pressure on TfL to carry out the long-promised installation of pedestrian crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout. GLA Member Caroline Pidgeon has tabled a Question to the Mayor of London and recently received the answer below.  It reveals that there is to be a public consultation on a proposed […]

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£50 garden waste collection to go ahead

by gwynethdeakins on 9 January, 2017

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration has confirmed its decision to go ahead with charges for collection of garden waste, despite calls by the Opposition parties to review it. Lib Dem and Tory councillors ‘requisitioned’ the decision to Overview Committee for further scrutiny and tried to refer it to Council.  But their effort was blocked by Labour. […]

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Fighting Labour plans to gag public and councillors!

by gwynethdeakins on 4 January, 2017

LibDem Leader Cllr Ian Bond has been leading the fight against proposals from the Council’s Labour administration to ‘gag’ councillors and the public at Council meetings. This follows on from Labour already having abolished local Area Committees, abolished local Planning Committees, moved most local decision-making behind closed doors at the Town Hall, and severely curtailed […]

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Lib Dems oppose garden waste charges

by gwynethdeakins on 20 December, 2016

Redbridge’s Labour administration recently decided to introduce charges for collecting garden waste – in the summer only – a move likely to reduce Redbridge’s already low recycling rate by a further 2%. But Opposition Councillors have ‘called in’ the decision for further scrutiny at the Council’s Overview Committee. We hope to get some changes by […]

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The Boundary Commission is now looking at parliamentary constituencies nationwide, with the Government intending to introduce a new set for the next General Election in 2020. We were shocked to see the draft proposal split Redbridge between five different constituencies, with our local area once again being divided: the former  Wanstead & Woodford wards are […]

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The Local Government Boundary Commission today publishes its final proposals for new wards in Redbridge, on which the 2018 council elections will be fought. For South Woodford and Wanstead the good news is that the draft proposal – which followed the idea put forward by the Conservatives of dividing the area along (or close to) […]

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Planning Application for former Switch Bar

by gwynethdeakins on 7 November, 2016

The Council has received a planning application for the former Switch Bar in George Lane.   The Planning Reference is 5118/16.   It is for 77-81, and 83-85, George Lane, and asks for permission for ‘Change of use of ground floor from Use Class A3/A4 to Use Class A1/A2 (that is from sale of drink and food […]

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Sign our petition against Delivery Office closure

by gwynethdeakins on 1 November, 2016

The Lib Dems are calling on the Royal Mail to rethink their plans to close the Royal Mail Delivery Office in South Woodford. This Delivery Office serves an ever-expanding population, currently standing at approximately 20 000 people, and local people have been able to collect their parcels and letters locally. With the Office being within a few […]

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Victory in St Barnabas crossings campaign!

by gwynethdeakins on 26 October, 2016

At last, after more than two years of delay, pedestrian crossings are being installed in St Barnabas Road. It is a victory for local people, supported by the Lib Dem Focus Team, who have demanded a crossing near the junction with Gordon Road, as this is where many children going to nearby schools cross the […]

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