Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hundreds of homes are in danger of being flooded with sewage if a project to control the River Roding is not funded.

Motorcycle journalist and Barkingside South resident Bob Pickett explains why he thinks the council’s Quiet Streets trial needs some major amendments

Redbridge Council will begin trialling its version of Waltham Forest’s “mini Holland” scheme next week after learning from the neighbouring council that it “does work”.

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

Drivers are being asked to help tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

A footpath has become the centre of a dedicated campaign, backed by MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, after it was blocked off by a private landowner.

Thirty-five thousand trees are to be planted in Havering after plans were announced to extend Hainault Forest.

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

Dozens of people have lobbied Redbridge Council to expand its Grow Zones and increase the borough’s biodiversity.

Redbridge Council has announced its first Quiet Streets series, after securing more than £500,000 of funding.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has called on the government to treat the climate emergency with the urgency it has treated the coronavirus pandemic.

A ban on disposable barbecues is being urged by firefighters fearing a spike in grass fires.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

A fly-tipping operation has led to Redbridge Council taking enforcement action against several people found to have dumped rubbish in the borough.

Redbridge Roundabout is about to become a biodiverse wonderland with more than 3,000 square metres turned into another of the borough’s Grow Zones.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

Just one in 16 Redbridge workers currently walk to work, new figures suggest, as the Government pushes commuters away from public transport.

Recycling and green garden waste collections are due to start again in Redbridge.

Redbridge Council is urging people to stay vigilant and report signs of child abuse or neglect during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Environment Agency is investigating a water course that runs near a special needs school in Redbridge amid fears that it could be contaminated.

Redbridge households will no longer have recycling separately collected as the coronavirus crisis continues to limit services.

Wildflowers were planted in Wanstead as part of an initiative to improve biodiversity.

Redbridge Council will need to roll out food waste collections to more than 100,000 homes under government plans to stop leftovers going to landfill, figures show.

A park in Woodford Green has been closed until further notice “in the interest of public safety”.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

A charity is holding a singing session for isolated older people at a church in Aldersbrook.

Police cadets posing as children at risk of being exploited will visit Redbridge hotels next month.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon after another man suffered stab and slash wounds in an alleged street fight Hainault on Sunday.

A nursery in South Woodford has been rated Outstanding following an Ofsted inspection.

Air pollution is responsible for one in 15 deaths among people aged 30 or over in Redbridge, new data reveals.

A Clayhall road has been closed by police this afternoon as emergency services respond to a car crash.

A man who was suffering stab and slash wounds to his face from a Hainault street fight is now in a stable condition.

Armed robbers who pretended to be police officers forced their way into a Clayhall home on Friday afternoon and assaulted the residents before making off with cash and jewellery.

A man is fighting for his life in hospital this evening after reportedly suffering stab and slash wounds during a Hainault street fight.

Four men have been charged by detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

Four men wearing balaclavas who forced entry into a house in Chigwell have left a man with serious injuries after hitting him with a baseball bat.

Firefighters were called to a restaurant on fire in the early hours this morning in Ilford.

An environmental initiative led by Redbridge Council won a top national award following its community-led success in the borough.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Redbridge has more than tripled in a year.

Redbridge Council is stepping up its efforts to fine people who do not clean up after their dogs and drop rubbish in the streets.

A developer has started work on an ex-landfill site before getting planning permission following an explosive court case.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

More than £1.3million of taxpayer cash was spent on consultants to advise Redbridge Council on major building works in 2017/18.

Five neighbourhoods in Redbridge are among the 20pc most “deprived” in the country, according to government figures.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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