Sunday, June 17, 2018

B21 Talks Rubbish with Redbridge Council & Government

Campaign Group Barkingside 21 are calling on central Government to take the lead on the country’s burgeoning waste problems by focussing more on the top of the waste hierarchy, instead of recycling. While recycling has its place, there is just too much of it and we need to concentrate more on not using stuff in the first place or returning materials for repeated reuse.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Campaign for more GPs in Redbridge

As I’m sure you are aware GP (General Practioner) services in Redbridge are somewhat sporadic, with many patients having to wait weeks for an appointment, especially with multi-practice clinics, resulting in extra strain on the Accident and Emergency department at King George and other Hospitals. The old-fashioned single practices, of which there are a few left, do not seem to suffer this problem.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Use your Tesco Tokens to Support SEN Children at Newbridge School

I am sure the Tesco customers among our readers will have noticed that from time to time Tesco stores hand out tokens for you to cast your vote on a choice of three local projects to receive a grant from their Bags of Help community funding scheme. Next up in July and August you will have the opportunity to support Newbridge School’s bid to provide specialist play equipment for children with special educational needs.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

GDPR and Waste

It’s now been a couple of weeks since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) came into force and the deluge of emails asking to reconfirm subscriptions to mailing lists have subsided. If you are anything like me, you will have taken the opportunity to cut down on the amount of stuff that arrives in your inbox. Even Barkingside 21’s list has been reduced but at least we now know we are communicating with people who actually want our emails and for those who do not there are other ways to keep tabs on us via Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds. But that is not the end of it, there’s a lot more …

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nature News – Wild Redbridge

Here are a few snippets of what we learned at our last coffee morning when Redbridge Nature Conservation Ranger, Karen Davie, came to give us a talk on what’s happening on the wild side of Redbridge.