Friday, April 28, 2017

If it’s Broke, Fix it.

Down in my shed I have a cast iron hobbing foot. It belonged to my grand father who was a leather worker and it is now used as a doorstop. It was used to make and repair shoes. In those days if something was broke it got fixed. Then we had planned obsolescence. Where manufacturers designed out repair from their products so that when it developed a fault you had to buy a new one and throw the old one away. Our entire economy is built not on “growth” as the politicians would tell you, but on the costs of failure. Unfortunately there is no corner shop where we can get the UK economy fixed, but there are repair shops out there, you just have to know where they are, enter the Restart initiative to list those in East London.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Barkingside Business Hub

Yesterday we attended the Barkingside Business Hub networking event at The Chequers in Barkingside High Street and packed it was. Not with Barkingside Traders, but with self employed local business people. This new initiative was set up by local residents Steve and Emma, both of whom run their own business.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Educating Redbridge

During the Streets Commission process the bit about “what’s good about Redbridge” heavily featured our excellent schools.

And here the BBC ask “What does an early election mean for England's schools?” and indeed Redbridge schools.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Cross of St George

As is customary on this blog the flag is out today
- as it is Saint George’s Day.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Richard Clare, Liberal Democrat
- #IlfordNorth #GE2017

Intro: All known candidates for the Ilford North constituency in the 2017 General Election have been offered 400 words on this blog. They will be published if and when they are received. Click the GE2017 label below to see all in one view. We also have Hustings on May 25th.