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More news from TfL on Charlie Brown’s

by gwynethdeakins on 9 January, 2017

Lib Dems continue to keep up the pressure on TfL to carry out the long-promised installation of pedestrian crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout. GLA Member Caroline Pidgeon has tabled a Question to the Mayor of London and recently received the answer below.  It reveals that there is to be a public consultation on a proposed […]

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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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Stop plans to scrap all London PCSOs says Pidgeon

by gwynethdeakins on 21 September, 2015

Caroline Pidgeon is leading the fight to save our neighbourhood police teams. As reported here last week, the Met Police are considering plans to axe all 1000 PCSOs in the capital. The Lib Dem Mayoral candidate has launched a campaign to stop this from happening.  ‘PCSOs are the eyes and ears of the police on […]

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W14 – delays and diversions this weekend

by gwynethdeakins on 16 September, 2015

We have heard from Transport for London (TfL) that there are likely to be delays and diversions to the W14 route this coming weekend. The southbound slip road between the M11 and the A406 North Circular will be closed in order to complete the work to strengthen the Nightingale Bridge under the A406.  The slip road will […]

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Threat to PCSOs in London

by gwynethdeakins on 15 September, 2015

It has been reported in the news recently that the Metropolitan Police is considering abolishing or reducing the number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in order to save money. The future of PCSOs is to be discussed at a Metropolitan Police Management Board meeting on 29 September, and an option to get rid of all […]

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Road Works on the A406

by gwynethdeakins on 23 August, 2015

We have been notified that there will be disruption to the A406 and nearby major roads at the end of this month.  The details are as follows: Friday 28 August (22:00) to Monday 31 August 2015 (05:00) The slip road from the A406 northbound to the M11 will be closed for the entire weekend, with traffic diverted […]

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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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The Council has confirmed to us that the proposed yellow lines for Hermon Hill, on the western side north of the junction with Osprey Close, together with the associated proposals for no parking on the verges on the eastern side, will now not be progressed.  This follows large numbers of objections from residents of Hermon […]

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Planning Application for 10 – 14 Mulberry Way

by gwynethdeakins on 1 July, 2014

At tonight’s meeting of the Regional Planning Committee (West), application 0925/14 for the redevelopment of the South Woodford Muslim Community Centre, was refused planning permission.  The reasons for refusal were similar to the grounds for refusal of the previous application last December (out of scale and impacting on the amenity of neighbouring residents).  The applicants have six […]

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