Q&A: My Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 November 2017


For this week’s Q&A we spoke to Barkingside community campaigner Harvey Sharpe

What’s your connection with the borough?

I’m an active member of the community by volunteering my time helping to organise events in Ken Aston Square.

I’m on the Parents and Friends (PFA) Committee of a special needs school, a member of Barkingside 21, Mayor’s Appeal committee raising money for local charities and team leader of a discussion group as a U3A member.

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

Fairlop Waters, Claybury Woods, Valentines Park, Hainault Forest and all green areas. A splendid Kenneth More Theatre and libraries.

What one thing would you change?

No cycling on pavements.

Use three words to describe the area.

Diverse, cultural and interaction between different cultures.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

My late mother.

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

More support for ex servicemen.

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

More education in regard to dropping of litter and fly-tipping and make examples in the Recorder when people are caught.

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