Monday, July 25, 2016

Dividing Lines in Redbridge

While we’ve all been busy focussing on the Local Development Plan there is also due to be a Ward shake up in Redbridge. Earlier this year the LGBCE (Local Government Boundary Commission for England) invited submissions, (which can be found published in full here), and they have now published their Draft Recommendations (which can be found here) for a public consultation which runs until 22 August with the Final Report being published on 8 November.

Overall it seems to be quite sensible and they have made some positive alterations. However, there are still quite a lot of anomalies.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Barkingside - #ProudToCallItHome

On Tuesday afternoon I attended the launch of Redbridge Council’s “proud to call it home” initiative at the magnificent Valentines Mansion with the Redbridge Mayor and the leader of the council Jas Athwal. This is part of the council’s Civic Pride campaign.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GoodGym Redbridge launch run

New area, new trainer, new tasks! New you?

GoodGym Redbridge launch run

Monday Jul 25th 6:45pm

GoodGym Redbridge is a new community of runners who get fit by doing good. Whether you’re new to running or are trying to beat your marathon PB, we’d love to have you involved in doing some good in Redbridge.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Proud of Oakfield - Meeting Report

For those who were not able to attend, the Save Oakfield Campaign meeting on Monday evening was packed out, intensely informative and a truly energetic meeting attended by at least 127 people (I lost count after that). This little report is not intended to repeat what was said – even a summary of the two hour meeting would take too long. Most people know the issues. But you will find a presentation repeated at the end, because I think it sums up the issues brilliantly.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Bees’ Needs

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, the UK Government rejected a second application to use 2 banned bee-harming pesticides. See report from Friends of the Earth here plus their take on Brexit for Bees.

Just in time for Bees’ Needs week (9-17 July), promoted by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), and which calls for green-fingered growers - from window box gardeners to farmers - to act now to protect the 1,500 species of insects that pollinate plants in the UK, including bumble bees, honey bees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths.