Thursday, February 11, 2016

Green Mayoral Hopeful to Visit Oakfield

Well, I did say it wouldn’t take long. Just before Christmas we had Zac Goldsmith (Conservative Candidate for London Mayor) and Keith Prince (Conservative London Assembly candidate for Havering & Redbridge) visiting the threatened Oakfield playing fields.

We can now announce that Sian Berry (Green candidate for London Mayor) and Lee Burkwood (Green London Assembly candidate for Havering & Redbridge) will be paying a visit on the 1st of next month …

Cut to Mobility Scheme Withdrawn – Maybe?

There is a lot of joy on social media today due to the announcement by the Leader of Redbridge council that the proposed budget cut to the Redbridge Mobility Service has been withdrawn. However, let’s not get too carried away and read the actual words …

Monday, February 08, 2016

To 2020 and Beyond:
Strategic Planning and the Green Belt

Last Thursday, 4 February, Chris Nutt, Chair of Save Oakfield Society, attended the RTPI (The Royal Town Planning Institute) Seminar of the title above at The Building Centre in central London.

Although the Mayoral candidates were not there, this was a very well attended event by over 250 people, with standing room only. The main speakers and their key points are summarised below followed by Chris’ personal conclusions. The next event of interest is the Mayoral Hustings on housing, infrastruture and growth on 16 February. This is a paid event but I’m sure there will be a transcript or video of proceedings.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Ilford North MP Pitchforks in on Quarry Dispute

Great turn out for the photoshoot outside St Peter’s Church this afternoon. Residents, councillors and ex-councillors braved a chilly yet quite bright Sunday afternoon to register their disapproval of yet more sand and gravel extraction on the border of a vulnerable grade II listed church. And it could well be “listing” from changes in the water table if Brett Tarmac have their way.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Getting around in Redbridge – Mobility for the Disabled and Elderly to be cut

It seems that there is a Redbridge budget proposal to scrap the Redbridge Mobility scheme and the affected groups are mobilising, while they still have the chance, to voice their opposition at the Cabinet meeting next Tuesday.