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Q&A: My Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 November 2017

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For this week’s Q&A we spoke to ardent campaigner Paul Scott. He is very focused on the closure of pubs across Redbridge and has frequently spoke out against overdevelopment.

What’s your connection with the borough?

I have had family and friends here for many years. It is one of the main places I have known all my life.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

The transport links, public parks and social facilities.

What one thing would you change?

The level of pollution in the borough. The amount of overdevelopment of high rise buildings in the town centres, which need to be limited for health and safety as well as social reasons.

Use three words to describe the area.

Green. Vibrant. Welcoming to incomers.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

Catherine Lacy. A member of a national charity who devoted a great amount of time to help people with facial disfigurements.

What new law would you introduce if you were the prime minister?

Strict penalties for fly-tippers as it blights many places now.

If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?

Preserving the environment and saving cultural as well as social venues.

Promoting the heritage and greenery around Redbridge to make the residents more aware of it.

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