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Another Green Flag for Elmhurst Gardens!

by gwynethdeakins on 24 July, 2015

Elmhurst Gardens has been awarded a Green Flag for the seventh successive year . This is tribute to the hard work of the Council especially Bill the park keeper and the Friends of Elmhurst Gardens. The Friends held a very successful Fun Day last weekend, which was blessed with warm and sunny weather.  Many people […]

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Council to review tower block proposal

by gwynethdeakins on 17 July, 2015

At a Council meeting last night Redbridge councillors unanimously agreed a recommendation moved by Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins that the ‘planning brief’ for the Station Estate in South Woodford should be reviewed. The debate followed the presentation by the South Woodford Society of a petition with nearly 2000 signatures from local residents protesting against the […]

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Travellers leave Chigwell road

by gwynethdeakins on 13 July, 2015

We have learned this afternoon that the group of travellers who had broken in to the recycling centre on Chigwell Road, have now left the area. Seven or eight caravans had entered the grounds of the centre on Friday, apparently coming to London to attend a wedding.  The police and Council officers kept an eye on […]

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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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