Then in January 2014, before the last local elections, TfL announced that funding was again available and that a feasibility study would be taking place that spring and that the project would be completed by spring 2017.
Then it all went quiet, the new Labour administration took over at Redbridge Town Hall that May, but this is a TfL project so there was no reason to expect anything else but they would just get on with it. But it now appears that Redbridge Labour have intervened.
A press release from Redbridge Labour (that derides press releases) tells us that they have been busily working away behind the scenes with TfL providing real action for this problematic roundabout.
“Only now after months of hard work can the fruits of these efforts be revealed.”
So what do the efforts of this crack Labour team of Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council, Wes Strreeting, MP for Ilford North and councillor for Aldborough and the recently elected Lloyd Duddridge, councillor for Roding, amount to?
Well, instead of the original plan when the Labour administration came to power in Redbridge in May 2014, which was scheduled for completion in Spring 2017, we now have the new improved and updated Labour plan, as the fruit of their efforts, of starting the project in, maybe, the first half of 2018.
I will leave readers to draw their own conclusions. Here’s Local Lloyd at the roundabout.
|Look Right, Charlie|
Roding Councillors - 17 January 2014
Wanstead & Woodford Guardian - 16 January 2014
Ilford Recorder - 16 January 2014
Redbridge Labour - 17 August 2016