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Brexit: Tim Farron speaks

by gwynethdeakins on 24 June, 2016

I am devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country. Nigel Farage’s vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share. Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They had a clear ambition for their future, yet it […]

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by gwynethdeakins on 22 June, 2016

Liberal DemocratsLike Page 1 hr · I am proud of our country. I am proud of this people. I am proud of this land. I will not have the flag of our country stolen from me by people whose aim and ambition it is to make us small, insignificant, hateful and opposed to one another. […]

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Lifeline service

by gwynethdeakins on 14 June, 2016

We have found that if a vulnerable person who is on the ‘Lifeline’ emergency alarm system suffers a loss of service on their telephone line for an extended period, the Council’s Community Safety Department can help by supplying wireless technology for alarms or by pressing the service providers to expedite repairs. Let us know if […]

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Resurfacing on corner of Chigwell Rd/Southview Drive

by gwynethdeakins on 13 June, 2016

The Council has informed us that there is to be resurfacing work on the pavement on the corner of Chigwell Road and Southview Drive.  The work will start in the week beginning 27 June and will last for about three – four weeks.  As well as the pavement itself, the resurfacing will cover the forecourts in […]

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INtogether Street Stall in South Woodford

by gwynethdeakins on 10 June, 2016

Tomorrow morning (Saturday 11 June) we will be holding a street stall in George Lane, South Woodford for the Euro Referendum IN campaign.   From 10.00 am! Remember, Redbridge is stronger IN Europe than out of it: so many of our jobs depend on the prosperity of London, especially the City – Brexit would have a […]

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Long term future of rugby club’s field secured

by gwynethdeakins on 7 June, 2016

The future of the fields on Roding Lane North, home of Wanstead Rugby Club (‘the Herons’) has been secured. With all-party support, the Council has agreed to designate the club’s grounds – which they lease from the Council – as a Centenary Field in Trust.   The Fields in Trust (FIT), formerly the National Playing Fields Association, are […]

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New timetable for 549 bus

by gwynethdeakins on 2 June, 2016

We have been notified that the timetable of the 549 bus is to be changed.  Transport for London (TfL) say: To assist with improving reliability of the 549 bus service which runs between South Woodford station and Loughton station on Mondays to Saturdays between around 06:30 and 20:00, TfL is implementing a timetable change w.e.f. […]

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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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