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Focus and residents secure crossings commitment!

by gwynethdeakins on 21 April, 2016

The LibDem Focus Team and local residents have now secured a commitment from the Council to install a pedestrian crossing on St. Barnabas Road, near the mini-roundabout at the junction with Gordon Road. This followed protests by many parents and children, led by Cllr Gwyneth Deakins and the vice-chairman of the Maybank Community Association last […]

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Emergency gas works in Cowslip Road

by gwynethdeakins on 4 May, 2016

Emergency gas works are taking place in Cowslip Road at the junction with Daisy Road and Victoria Road.  These works are expected to last until 10 May.  Daisy Road is closed and traffic going from Mulberry Way towards Chigwell Road is being diverted via Maybank Avenue.  Obviously this diversion will cause inconvenience to local residents […]

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Clayhall cameras – not a U-turn!

by gwynethdeakins on 22 April, 2016

Several people have contacted the Focus Team to ask why the Council has installed new cameras at the junction of Clayhall Avenue and Woodford Avenue.  They were concerned that the Council might be trying to re-introduce the ban on U-turns in front of the width restriction in Clayhall Avenue – as the Conservative Councillors tried […]

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Lilian Gardens development

by gwynethdeakins on 22 April, 2016

Many people in and around Lilian Gardens have objected to two planning applications submitted by a developer to build flats and houses on the site of nos. 28-30.  The Council refused the first application and were considering the second one when the developer appealed both to the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol.  The applications are now out […]

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Focus Team helps Orchard clean-up

by gwynethdeakins on 6 April, 2016

Focus Team members Rich Clare and Gwyneth Deakins recently helped a litter-picking initiative on the Orchard Estate.  They picked up a large amount of litter, especially from under hedges and shrubs, and in corners under staircases around the blocks. Cllr Deakins has asked the Council to arrange for more regular official ‘clean-ups’ around the estate. […]

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Rich Clare selected to fight Roding by-election

by gwynethdeakins on 31 March, 2016

The Lib Dem Focus Team has chosen Rich Clare as our candidate to fight the Roding by-election on 5 May. Rich lives on the Nightingale Estate and has lived in this area all his life.  He joined the Lib Dems in 2010 and got involved in campaigning when he was at Sheffield Hallam University.  After […]

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Tory councillor resigns: By-election in Roding

by gwynethdeakins on 23 March, 2016

Roding’s Conservative councillor Sarah Blaber resigned from the Council last week, less than two years after being elected. This means that there will have to be a by-election in Roding ward, to be held on 5 May alongside the London Mayoral and GLA elections. It will be an opportunity to complete the Lib Dem Focus Team […]

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Lib Dem demand for more school places delayed by Tories

by gwynethdeakins on 20 March, 2016

At last week’s meeting of Redbridge Council, the Lib Dem Councillors tabled a Motion demanding that more primary school places should be provided in the South Woodford area.  But Tory Councillors delayed business by arguing that the previous Motion – that Redbridge would benefit from the UK staying in Europe – was inappropriate.  So there […]

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Tube station underpass – Council promises clean-up

by gwynethdeakins on 21 February, 2016

Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins has followed up several recent complaints about the state of the pedestrian underpass at South Woodford Station.  At the moment it is quite unpleasant, with pigeon droppings and general unidentifiable detritus on all surfaces.   Also, not all the lights appear to be working despite recent reassurances from the Council that […]

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Grounds Maintenance: Council payout revealed

by gwynethdeakins on 12 February, 2016

The Ilford Recorder reveals this week that Redbridge Council paid out £304,000 to the Grounds Maintenance contractor who was sacked/walked away last year. Lib Dem Councillors were among the Members who raised concerns about the quality of the bid from this contractor, and Roding’s Councillors Ian Bond and Gwyneth Deakins were the first to ask questions […]

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