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Road works in Roding ward

by gwynethdeakins on 12 June, 2017

We have been informed that TfL are undertaking ‘coring works’ and have closed a lane on Maybank Road.  The works will be during the hours between 10pm to 5am, from today, Monday 12th June 2017 and are expected to be completed on Wednesday 14th June 2017. TfL will also be closing a lane on Mulberry Way from 10pm […]

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Smart Metering work in Roding ward

by gwynethdeakins on 25 May, 2017

We have been informed  that Thames Water are undertaking smart metering works in Roding ward.   The works will commence on 14th July 2017 and are expected to be completed on 25th August 2017.   The Following roads will be affected: Grenville Gardens               Southview Drive                  Kenwood Gardens              Wansford Road                    Hurstwood Avenue             Victoria Road Forests Close                       […]

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80 seconds with Ilford North candidate Rich Clare

by gwynethdeakins on 17 May, 2017

Park Keeper Bill to leave Elmhurst Gardens

by gwynethdeakins on 2 May, 2017

We recently learned that Vision, the Council’s leisure agency, are moving popular park keeper Bill Frost from Elmhurst Gardens where he has been working for about twenty years. This is a very sad day for the local community where Bill is a well known figure and very much a part of that community.  (As the […]

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No Hard Brexit for Ilford North!

by gwynethdeakins on 1 May, 2017

Rich Clare is campaigning for the Liberal Democrats and against a Hard Brexit which would catastrophically damage Ilford North as it would the rest of the country. His main rivals are Leaver Tory Lee Scott and Labour’s Wes Streeting who voted for Article 50, with the rest of Corbyn’s party, without any guarantees from the […]

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Rich Clare to fight Ilford North in the General Election

by gwynethdeakins on 28 April, 2017

Redbridge born and bred Rich Clare will be fighting the Ilford North seat for the Liberal Democrats in the General Election on 8 June. Rich contested the seat in the previous Election in 2015. In a nutshell, he is standing for No hard Brexit, protecting local NHS services, treating mental health seriously and delivering more […]

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Garden Waste – widespread concern

by gwynethdeakins on 30 March, 2017

We are getting many complaints about the Council’s new garden waste collection service. In some parts of the Borough (presumably those who don’t get a newsletter from their local councillors . . . ) awareness of the new scheme appears to be low.   And not everyone knows how it will work (including at least […]

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QMT planning appeal

by gwynethdeakins on 21 February, 2017

We have been informed that the appeal by the Qurani Trust for the mixed use scheme of a mosque and residential development at 10-14 Mulberry Way (1144/16) has been dismissed. The Inspector supported the Council’s view regarding inadequate off street car parking arrangements.

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Step-free access at South Woodford Tube?

by gwynethdeakins on 13 February, 2017

We have heard that Transport for London are considering a scheme to provide step-free access to South Woodford Tube station on the southbound side. At present although there are ‘only’ seven steps up to platform level, they are a big problem for the many people with mobility problems, children’s buggies and luggage who wish to […]

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Extra costs for Council tenants

by gwynethdeakins on 2 February, 2017

Although Council tenants will be getting a rent reduction of 1% by order of the Government, Redbridge is putting up other charges that they have to pay. The Council is proposing to charge its tenants who have equipment like stairlifts in their homes, £1.64 per week for their maintenance – whilst the Housing Revenue Account […]

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