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London Buses grilled on W12

by gwynethdeakins on 29 January, 2018

Representatives from London Buses were given a clear message at last week’s External Scrutiny Committee meeting – we want the W12 bus restored to its every-20-minute schedule. Councillors and members of the public pointed out its importance as the only public transport link between the South Woodford and Wanstead area and Whipp’s Cross Hospital. As […]

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Labour’s shocking record on new Council homes

by gwynethdeakins on 19 January, 2018

It has been revealed that in nearly four years of running the Council, Labour has built only 39 new Council homes. And sixteen of those were in a development started under the previous administration. No Council homes at all were built between June 2014 and June 2016. At a time when there are thousands of […]

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Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins has secured compensation for residents of Elizabeth Court, on the Orchard Estate, for a breakdown in their water supply over Christmas. Residents of the block had an unhappy Christmas when a power surge knocked out the water pump in the block early on Christmas Day.  It was not until early on […]

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‘Springer’ at Onslow Gardens play area

by gwynethdeakins on 14 January, 2018

A small item of play equipment, a ‘springer’ has finally been installed in Onslow Gardens play area – over two years after Roding Cllr Gwyneth Deakins bid for funding for the play area from the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) fund. The CIL money was also used to pay for a new sign and litter bin […]

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Redbridge Mayor unveils Centenary Fields plaque

by gwynethdeakins on 16 December, 2017

Redbridge’s Mayor, Cllr Linda Huggett, today unveiled a plaque at Wanstead Rugby Club in Roding ward, commemorating the fact that its grounds have been designated as Centenary Fields. This designation is awarded by a charity and has a legal status meaning that the grounds must be used for recreational purposes in perpetuity. The name Centenary […]

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Bogus Caller warning

by gwynethdeakins on 13 December, 2017

We think it very worthwhile to publicise the warning issued by Redbridge’s Trading Standards officer, especially at this time of the year: Dear Resident, WARNING: Be aware of fraudulent cold callers active in this area! Multiple and regular instances of fraud are occurring in local streets, with rogue workmen cold calling and offering to do […]

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TfL reduce frequency of W12

by gwynethdeakins on 4 December, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) have announced: ‘From Saturday 2 December 2017 we are reducing the frequency of bus route W12, which runs between Walthamstow, Coppermill Lane and Wanstead. This is to improve reliability and to more closely match the demand for buses. Buses will now run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes (previously every 20 minutes). […]

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Triumph in the Charlie Brown’s campaign!

by gwynethdeakins on 23 November, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) have announced today that the scheme for installing pedestrian and cycle crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout is to go ahead. This follows a consultation exercise earlier this year in which an overwhelming 84% of respondents backed the scheme. Councillor for Roding Ward where the Roundabout is sited, Gwyneth Deakins said ‘I […]

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Water Works in George Lane

by gwynethdeakins on 14 November, 2017

We understand that Thames Water will be closing George Lane, South Woodford outside 146 (Slug and Lettuce) ‘due to a valve exchange in the carriageway’. The works will start on Tuesday 28th November 2017 and are expected to be completed on Thursday 30th November 2017. There are likely to be delays due to these works. […]

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Closure of Woodford Avenue – news of bus diversions

by gwynethdeakins on 8 November, 2017

We have received the following news from TfL: As a result of work on the road network it is sometimes necessary to make changes to our services. From today, Wednesday 8 until Tuesday 28 November 2017, Woodford Avenue, between Gants Hill and Charlie Browns Roundabout, will be closed at various times while we carry out resurfacing works. Bus […]

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