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You have just the next week to have your say! The Boundary Commission draft proposes: – to transfer Hill Farm Estate to Fulwell Ward; – to create a new “Churchfields Ward” north of the A406, combining the Maybank Community area with the Churchfields and Chelmsford Road areas West of the Central Line; – to divide the rest of Roding […]

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Council consults on draft Local Plan

by gwynethdeakins on 28 July, 2016

Redbridge Council has just published its draft Local Plan, which will set the Borough’s planning policies for the next 15 years.  It covers such issues as the building of new homes and the ‘tall buildings’ policy as it might affect South Woodford.  You can view the draft Plan here – http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/news_and_events/latest_news/2016/july/share_your_views_on_the_redbri.aspx  .  The deadline for […]

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Mosque planning application – decision postponed

by gwynethdeakins on 27 July, 2016

The planning application submitted by the Qurani Trust (1144/16)  for the erection of a double storey/part three storey building and change of use to a place of worship, community centre and part residential in Mulberry Way, South Woodford, has been withdrawn from the agenda of the Regulatory Committee’s meeting tonight.   We are told that ‘This is […]

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Labour’s housing failure

by gwynethdeakins on 25 July, 2016

The Labour administration have admitted that since they have been in power (over two years) NOT ONE new Council dwelling has been built, apart from one block that was ‘in the pipeline’ under the previous Tory/Lib Dem Council (at Manford Way in Hainault).  This is despite the fact that there were several other schemes being […]

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Green Flag again for Elmhurst Gardens

by gwynethdeakins on 21 July, 2016

We heard the good news today that Elmhurst Gardens has again been awarded a Green Flag for its quality of maintenance and security.  This is thanks to the hard work of Bill the park keeper and the Friends of Elmhurst Gardens. Unfortunately at the moment the litter bins in the park are full to overflowing, […]

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Bus and Tube News

by gwynethdeakins on 20 July, 2016

TfL have told us that they are reviewing whether they should alter the schedules of the W12 and W14 buses because of the continual disruption to these services caused by roadworks in Waltham Forest. This could help to reduce the number of times the buses are cancelled or terminated short of their intended destination. The […]

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Eco meters problems in Orchard Estate

by gwynethdeakins on 15 July, 2016

Lib Dem councillors have taken up the case of residents on the Orchard Estate whose Eco meters are not working. When the individual heating and hot water billing system went live earlier this year it became apparent that many of the meters in individual flats were not working.  However after attempts to repair them began […]

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Elmhurst Gardens – new access ramp to A406

by gwynethdeakins on 13 July, 2016

A new access ramp has been constructed at the entrance to Elmhurst Gardens from the A406 slip road. The ramp replaced the previous steep ramp with railings which was difficult to negotiate with buggies, wheelchairs etc. and was not adequate to prevent small children running down into the road. The new facility is a victory […]

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Plea for removal of ‘Recycling centre’

by gwynethdeakins on 11 July, 2016

The Focus Team has taken up complaints from local residents about the state of the ‘recycling centre’ – recycling bins – next to South Woodford station.  It is obviously being used as a place for dumping general rubbish as well as recycling items which do not fit into the bins.  The problem has been going […]

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The Council’s Cabinet has agreed to expand Nightingale School by one form of entry, providing an extra 210 primary school places from September 2018. This is very welcome and responds to the demands of local Lib Dem councillors who earlier this year called for an increase in the number of primary school places in the area. Cllr […]

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