Thursday, September 21, 2017

Humungous Fly Tip on Hurstleigh Gardens

Here in Redbridge, as elsewhere, we have quite a few Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). One such is Hurstleigh Gardens Open Space, which includes a wooded area that is part of the ancient Cocked Hat Plantation. It is nurtured and looked after by our Nature Conservation Team with the help and assistance of dedicated volunteers. And it has been vandalised.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Shape of Redbridge Future?

Are we Going for Gold or Brexit Blues? Will Crossrail end up as a white elephant with Heathrow’s third runway in Paris and Canary Wharf moving to Frankfurt, with Ilford stranded on a sea of luxury tower block flats nobody can afford to live in? These are questions currently taxing our local councillors and officers. And it seems they need some help.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

So long and Thanks for all that Jazz

We had noticed that we had stopped receiving flyers for the Friday Night music events at the RAFA club on Cranbrook Road. Now we know why. The RAFA club has finally closed its doors – another sad loss. But when one door closes ….

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Oakfield is Safe - Planning Inspector Rules against Council Proposal

BREAKING TONIGHT; In a statement to full council this evening the Redbridge council Leader, Jas Athwal, has revealed that the Inspector's pre-advice on the local plan is that "we will be able to achieve our housing targets without the need to use the proposed site at Oakfield".

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Barkingside Police Station to Close

We have confirmation that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will be closing Barkingside Police Station and the Safer Neighbourhood base in Fencepiece Road. So, what do you reckon? A new prestige retail outlet on the High Street, or another block of Athwal Towers flats? And what does this mean for the future of the Magistrates Courts opposite?