Thursday, July 05, 2018

Charlie Brown’s Roundabout – Work Starts Monday 9th July

The long-awaited improvements to Charlie Brown’s roundabout are imminent. Work on resurfacing the road and footways starts next Monday 9th July with the whole scheme planned to take about 4 months, being implemented in phases. There will be some disruption so please take note of the schedule. Some of it will be during the quieter school summer holidays which is a bonus.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Tales of the Not So Unexpected

Regular readers may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned Climate Change for quite a while. It hasn’t gone away, there is no sign of it slowing and we don’t know precisely when the tipping point will occur. The predictions have been for 100 – 150 years in the future, longer than anyone alive today will see, which is probably why it is so difficult to sell the idea that we really need to decarbonise now.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Streeting Backs Third Runway at Heathrow

On 25th June MP for Ilford North, Wes Streeting, backed a third runway at Heathrow. The Government got a majority of 296 after the debate in Parliament. The third runway now officially becomes Government policy. But it will be some years before it is built. The local authorities, backed by Greenpeace and the Mayor of London, are preparing a legal challenge. They have six weeks to submit it. Heathrow Hub, the rival expansion scheme, will also mount a legal challenge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fairlop's Zeppelin Threat

Back on Friday 11 May in good sunshine, a group of interested folk walked the length of Zeppelin L33 within Fairlop Waters Country Park in the company of David Martin. Today we had David Martin at our coffee morning explaining that the length of that Zeppelin would stretch from the traffic lights outside the library all the way down the High Street to Costa Coffee.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Barkingside’s Green Elephant

Today, Saturday 23 June, Ilford South’s loss was Barkingside’s gain. Our £2million (of taxpayer’s money) revamped town square (the Ken Aston Square) hosted the mini-Green Fair that was otherwise due to be held in Melbourne Field Valentines Park but was re-located due to “difficulties” with Vision and Redbridge council.