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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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W14 Problems yet again

by gwynethdeakins on 19 May, 2015

Cllr Gwyneth Deakins has complained yet again to London Buses about recent poor service on the W14, with long delays between buses and several services being terminated at South Woodford Station or Charlie Brown’s Roundabout. London Buses said: ”The main issue has been due to the ‘Mini Holland’ works at the other end of the […]

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Works to Gordon Road/Churchfields footbridge

by gwynethdeakins on 19 May, 2015

We have been notified that maintenance work is to be carried out on the footbridge between Gordon Road and Churchfields next week.  It will at times involve temporary closure of the bridge.  The Lib Dem Focus Team tried to get repairs done about 18 months ago, but were told they were not necessary.  Better late […]

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Rich Clare – Lib Dem candidate for Ilford North

by gwynethdeakins on 20 April, 2015

Redbridge Liberal Democrats have selected Wanstead resident Richard  Clare to stand in Ilford North this May. Speaking after his selection,     Richard (right, centre) said ‘I’m thrilled to be able to stand here in Redbridge, where I’ve lived my whole life. Local people deserve better than the      Tories’ permanent austerity or Labour’s plans to continue racking up […]

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Redbridge Action Day for E18 this week

by ianbond on 20 April, 2015

    The Council will be holding an “action day” (activity that now confusingly spreads over more than one day) this week in the parts of Roding ward with E18 postcodes, as well as in next door Church End ward. This will bring together a range of council enforcement officers to tackle local problems such as […]

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The Council has confirmed to us that the proposed yellow lines for Hermon Hill, on the western side north of the junction with Osprey Close, together with the associated proposals for no parking on the verges on the eastern side, will now not be progressed.  This follows large numbers of objections from residents of Hermon […]

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U win! U turn saga over at last

by gwynethdeakins on 18 January, 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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