Saturday, December 10, 2016

And the Band played on …
- Last Green Pop Up a Success

Today Saturday 10 December was your last chance this calendar year to pop in to the Pop-Up Green Market and café at the Salvation Army HQ in Clements Road, Ilford. Even the Redbridge Mayor was there to pay a Christmas visit and meet Santa Claus. There was wholesome, fresh, organic food prepared by Begonia of Planet Falafel, ably assisted and served by Jenny and cleared away and the dishes washed by Garry (with two ‘r’s). Read on to see what goodies you missed.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Howard’s Way takes up Trigger’s Broom
– Sweeping Redbridge Streets Clean

Things are so bad down at the Town Hall, what with all the cuts to their budget, that Cabinet Members are now doubling up as Street Cleaners. Mind you the uniform suits him and he looks so much more dapper in those trousers. They are definitely the right trousers.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Pizzas and Ambulances – The Connection

Have you ever had a stone cold Pizza that looks like a Ford Fiesta hubcap that’s been kicking around on the M25 for 3 days? Well, it’s a common problem according to the Amalgamated Union of Take-away and Pizza Delivery Drivers and they are fed up with getting the blame. It’s all your own fault, they say.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Newbury Park to get a Lift in Major Accessibility Plan for London

Our friends at Transport for All are delighted that the London Mayor has announced plans to upgrade 30 additional tube stations to step-free access over the next 5 years in a £200 million investment. However, this still only brings the total of step-free access stations to 100, which is 40% of the network. Nevertheless it is a welcome step in the right direction – Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Birth of the veiled Chameleons

A fews week ago, a pair of veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) which have been part of the NAUSICAA (the French National Sea Centre) exhibition since early in 2016, gave birth to some thirty very healthy little chameleons. The babies were put in tanks in the reserve so that the handlers could feed them and monitor their development.