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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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Labour’s humiliating climb-down on garden waste

by gwynethdeakins on 18 October, 2017

We have just learned that following the disastrous introduction of a fee-paying scheme for disposal of garden waste, with flimsy bags, this year, the Council’s Labour administration has now decided to reintroduce a free fortnightly collection from March to November next year. And the old green bags will come back! This comes after the fee-paying […]

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Last week local Lib Dems Nat Pabla and Gwyneth Deakins joined GLA Member Caroline Pidgeon in responding to the Mayor of London’s consultation on the future of police bases in the capital.  The Lib Dems are leading the fight to preserve local police services – in Redbridge, in particular, against the proposed closure of Woodford […]

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Post Office consultation event

by gwynethdeakins on 18 September, 2017

We have just received the following message from the Post Office concerning the franchising of the South Woodford Office: Following on from recent communications about the proposal for South Woodford Post Office, I’m contacting you to advise that we  plan to hold a customer forum on 25th September. The forum is a drop in session for […]

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Labour’s garden waste fiasco

by gwynethdeakins on 15 September, 2017

Redbridge’s Labour Leader was forced to admit last night that only 7100 households have signed up to the Council’s £50-for-6-months green waste collection scheme. They needed 10,000 for the scheme to break even. So it is going to lose money that we can ill afford.  Labour ignored all councillors and residents who told them it […]

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 ·         Public consultation on the Mayor’s plans to close police counters and police stations started on 14th July 2017 with a specific pledge to hold public consultation sessions in all of London’s 32 Boroughs ·         Almost 8 weeks after the consultation started the details of the public meetings have only been announced today ·         People in Kensington and Chelsea […]

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Proposal for Post Office franchise in South Woodford

by gwynethdeakins on 1 September, 2017

The Post Office is proposing to move South Woodford Post Office to the nearby retail store at 115 George Lane, London, E18 1AN, where it would be run by Retail Consultancy Group Ltd. ‘This move is part of the continuing modernisation of our branch network’, they say. A six week public consultation on this proposal […]

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