Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Candid Camera

Redbridge Council are auditioning for members of the public to take part in their brand new “15 minutes of fame” on-line game show entitled “Wall of Shame”. All you have to do is dump something, preferably a mattress, while being filmed and smile into the camera nicely. Then the Quiz part starts, and the millions of viewers (because you want to be famous, don’t you?) have to identify you. Viewers need to tune in here to take part in the identity sweepstake. Do bookmark the link and check back regularly.

Tales of the Unexpected – A Fly-Tip

Last Friday I received a telephone call from one of our members. He lives in a block of flats with associated garages and someone had dumped a large heavy metal box (he said it would take 2-3 people to lift it) in front of an elderly woman’s garage. The box contained various items including a brand-new pair of boots, a camera and most significantly a lanyard with a name pointing to a company based in Romford.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Redbridge Today – Click and Collect

It’s that time of year when our council are putting together the next municipal year’s budget and as usual in recent years there are plenty of “savings”, or to put it another way cuts to services and new, more efficient, ways of working. That’s more efficient for them, not us. Hidden in the detail, and brought into the light by Cllr Duffell, is the proposal to stop delivering new or replacement recycling boxes and green garden waste bags.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Redbridge Eye - Ring of Steel

Back in February there was a meeting on a Sunday afternoon at The Glade school at which so many local residents turned up that the meeting had to be held in the cold and windy playground as there were too many people to fit into the hall. The subject of the meeting was the alarming burglary rate that had hit the north of the borough over the preceding Christmas period.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

King George Hospital Earmarked for Closure?

When the entire King George and Goodmayes Hospital sites were earmarked to be taken out of Green Belt status, alarm bells were ringing in my ears. This act, which took effect with the Local Development Plan (LDF), voted through by Redbridge Council (unanimously I recall) and approved by the Planning Inspector makes the land on which these hospitals stand, Prime Real Estate for housing development. Our local Health Trust is in severe financial difficulties and they are now sitting, literally, on a gold mine. What do you expect them to do?