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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will roll up his sleeves and join hundreds of volunteers to plant 15,000 trees in Hainault.

A planning application has been submitted to erect a 20metre phone mast in Wanstead.

MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, joined more than 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy - a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Around 90 people met in Wanstead Library in support of establishing an environmental charter to preserve biodiversity and tackling climate change and pollution.

Do you recognise any of these 10 litterbugs?

New CCTV set up outside an Ilford school is not “just to spy on parents” illegally dropping off their children on zigzag lines, Redbridge Council confirmed.

Redbridge Council is planning to spend £300,000 replacing street lamps in South Woodford and Wanstead over fears 2,150 could become “structurally unstable”.

Redbridge Council is proposing to stop delivering replacement recycling containers and green waste bags, instead asking residents to go and pick them up.

Redbridge Council is being urged to “take their final chance” to bid for a £6million share of mayoral funding to boost air quality in the borough.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The people behind Love Box are hoping to hold a six-day music festival on Wanstead Flats in summer 2019 with acts such as Jess Glynne, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra and the Stereophonics.

Badgers, amphibians, rare birds and reptiles may be re-housed from their existing habitats in a contested section of land near Fairlop Waters Country Park set to become the site of a lorry through road.

The jury is out on the spotlessness of Ilford town centre as a six-week deep clean has reached its completion.

Redbridge Council is dividing allotment spaces in half to meet demand after residents have to wait a decade in some parts of the borough to acquire one.

Stop! Do not stub out your cigarettes out in it - the new metal box in Valentines Park is actually a water fountain.

If you were given £4million pounds to rejuvenate Ilford town centre, what would you spend it on?

Redbridge Council is reverting to Wild West tactics in the fight against fly-tipping.

Ponds at a former beauty spot in Wanstead have started to dry up as a result of the heatwave.

Outraged wildlife campaigners are protesting plans to create a haul road within the boundary of Fairlop Waters Local Nature Reserve (LNR) fearing that a barrage of lorries will frighten away rare birds and harm trees.

Stylish residents looking for a new summer wardrobe can now bag the latest trends and help a good cause at the same time.

Redbridge is one of the worst boroughs in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

A councillor has slammed a waste management deal after campaigners warned recycling targets will be missed if the council doesn’t get more government money.

Clayhall Park will be revamped thanks to a £1.6million pot of money.

From the daily commute to the nightly putting the children to sleep, life can feel like a survival of the fittest competition at times.

A dockless bike scheme which was launched just over three months ago will stop operating in Redbridge.

Wanstead will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Residents have had their say and have decided on what to rename the Goodmayes Park Extension.

A group of campaigners from Woodford Green are fighting plans to build a play area in Monkhams Ward.

A campaign group has urged Redbridge Council to stop investing in fossil fuels because of the damage they do to the environment.

Hainault golfers are outraged at a hike in admission fees – made in breach of a lease agreement – which they claim is excluding junior and elderly players.

Festival organisers have hit out at Redbridge council after reduced funding has forced them to relocate to a smaller site.

Just as the warm weather kicks in, Redbridge Council has announced that the iconic water fountains in Valentines Park, Ilford and George Green, Wanstead could be reopened.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

The borough’s bin men are being “run into the ground” by cuts to the service and poor management by an external contractor, according to a whistleblower.

Bottles, beer cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags, nappies and tins were just a few of the items of litter found by some 30 volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean of Aldborough Hatch on Saturday.

Residents in Wanstead were delighted to hear the area has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in London.

Ilford Business bosses have welcomed the news that a £5million cultural quarter looks set to regenerate Ilford town centre.

Will Meghan Markle help put the sparkle back into the streets of Redbridge?

Artist studios and a purpose-built market in Ilford are a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to £1.8million investment from the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Residents who have campaigned for a notorious junction on the A12 to be made safer say that nothing has changed a year after they presented Transport for London (TfL) with their petition.

Two people have been hit with fines after men they paid to take their rubbish away dumped their goods in Redbridge.

Travellers have moved back into the borough and have dumped a “health hazard” pile of rubbish which is “moments” away from falling into the River Roding.

The Redbridge Labour administration has published plans to bring the council’s waste collection service back in-house.

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