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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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A four-hour Committee meeting at the Town Hall last night considered the latest version of Redbridge’s Local Plan. The progress of the Local Plan has been held up both by the Tories and most recently Labour who apparently wanted more time to consider options for housing development particularly on the Oakfield site, coincidentally prior to various elections.  Because […]

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20 mph zone extension approved

by gwynethdeakins on 27 May, 2016

We have heard today that the Council has given the go-ahead to increase the 20 mph zone around Mulberry way – extending it to Mulberry Way, Primrose, Violet, Station Passage, Daisy, and Victoria Roads. This was part of an extension to the 20 mph zone in South Woodford called for by local Councillors on the old […]

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Labour veto call for primary school places

by gwynethdeakins on 20 May, 2016

At last night’s full Council meeting the Labour Group – including new Roding councillor Duddridge and local MP Wes Streeting – vetoed a Lib Dem proposal for more primary school places in the South Woodford area. Lib Dem Councillors Gwyneth Deakins and Hugh Cleaver proposed an extra 100 primary school places for the area in […]

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St Barnabas Road: Consultation on pedestrian crossings

by gwynethdeakins on 18 May, 2016

After the protest by local people at the failure of the Council to install the promised pedestrian crossing on St Barnabas Road, the Council has notified us that it will be consulting local residents by letter later this month about the proposed two new crossings.  It says that the work will be done within this […]

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Contacting the Safe Neighbourhood Team

by gwynethdeakins on 18 May, 2016

We have been advised that the best way to contact Roding’s Safe Neighbourhood Police team is either by email (SNTJI-.Roding@met.pnn.police.uk) or by phone, by ringing 101.  This is because their phone number at Woodford Police Station does not have a Voicemail facility and messages left with other staff who may answer the phone do not always get […]

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Coincidence?

by gwynethdeakins on 10 May, 2016

On election day last week the Focus team received a complaint from a local business about the litter bins in Mulberry Way/George Lane not having been emptied. On Friday we noticed that the litter bin at the entrance to the A406 subway in Mulberry Way was overflowing.  By yesterday(Monday) it had still not been emptied.  […]

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Roding by-election

by gwynethdeakins on 10 May, 2016

Thank you to all who voted for the Lib Dem candidate Rich Clare on Thursday in the Roding ward by-election.  It wasn’t our day – despite a hard-fought campaign by  Rich Clare, on the same day as the Mayoral election Labour won.  Now we will have to see whether the new Labour Councillor can do better than the 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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