Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wild Days Out – a Model for Redbridge?

While Eco-Tourism is a big thing abroad it is not as well developed here in the UK. However, according to the report below it is now beginning to take off and, apparently, there is already a huge appetite for wildlife watching holidays in Britain with eco holidays going a step further by engaging with wildlife and natural areas that are under threat and directly contributing to their conservation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Biking for Ladies
– Smarter Travel in Redbridge

As the daylight hours get longer and we look forward to spring growth in our parks and gardens, once again there will be lady cyclists in Valentines Park. This now annual, and very popular, training course is run by Redbridge Council in partnership with Sustrans and it’s FREE for ladies 18+ (that’s age not dress size) with no experience of riding a bicycle and who perhaps thought it was too late to learn.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Oakfield: Update from SOS

Here is what is happening with:
  • The Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy
  • The Government’s new White Paper on Housing
  • Our campaign funds, and
  • The next SOS Public Meeting & AGM

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Eco Action Day – Report via RFF

On Saturday February 4th, Vine Church hosted an Eco Action Day at their Holstock Road Community Halls. Over 40 volunteers from all sections of the Ilford community most with no church connections came along to help. In the morning, volunteers with no specific previous experience learned how to carry out simple DIY jobs aimed at making the buildings more energy efficiency. Jobs included –

Monday, February 06, 2017

Alternative Facts
– Oakfield, Green Belt and Solar Power

We all know about spin, and that you can prove anything with statistics, but we at Barkingside 21 like to get into the detail of both sides of an issue and make our own judgement. Sometimes just a few simple calculations are all that is needed …