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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

City Hall's environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

An Ilford businessman feels lucky to be alive after a near-death experience on Saturday.

A conservation group says a music festival at a wildlife haven has been given the go-ahead without a full understanding of the risk to rare species.

A Wanstead pensioner who was fined £150 for leaving a piece of cardboard on top of a paper bin while he was doing his recycling has said he will not pay it, even if it means he goes to prison.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

Redbridge Council is hoping to sweep away the competition after it was shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award focusing on street scene services.

Campaigners fighting to stop their park in Hainault from being used for temporary housing for homeless families have been left "devastated" after losing their legal battle.

Lots of different species of wildlife frequent parks and green spaces in Redbridge, but this variety is probably less common.

More residents in Redbridge are buying greener vehicles despite the government cutting electric car subsidies.

Redbridge has been ranked as one of the worst boroughs for cycling and healthy streets by a new scorecard which measures how well boroughs are meeting the Mayor of London's targets.

Nine council parks and open spaces in Redbridge have again been named as some of the best in the world after successfully retaining their coveted Green Flag Award.

It's a hot day in July, but instead of finding a shady spot on the streets in Ilford, a group of rough sleepers are out in the sunshine harvesting spring onions and beetroot in the Welcome Centre's garden.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help residents build a community orchard with free fruit and bee-friendly plants outside South Woodford station.

A disused carpet warehouse in Ilford is being turned into a creative workspace for start-up businesses.

Redbridge Council plans to issue fines if residents leave their car engine on when "it does not need to be".

To combat an increasingly "concrete world", members of the community came together to create a woodland oasis for primary school pupils to enjoy.

Balancing the needs of the economy and the environment a priority for Transport East

Council chiefs say they will take action against an unlicensed home where neighbours complain up to 15 people are living.

Environmental activists protested against "pointless plastics" by handing back packaging to stores including Tesco, Co-op and Marks & Spencer.

Redbridge is officially in a state of "climate emergency".

A legal challenge has been mounted against Redbridge Council's decision to build accommodation for homeless families on a well-loved Hainault park.

Entrepreneurs, crafters and creatives will be able to move into a new 5,000m2 workspace facility which is set to be built in the heart of Hainault Forest.

Seven roads in Redbridge will be closed during school drop-off and collection times and motorist will be fined if they do not comply.

Students, teachers and community leaders gathered on Thursday (June 6) to celebrate three years of hard work tackling air pollution in the areas near their schools.

Campaigners fighting to stop houses from being built on a park in Hainault walked from Manford Way to Hainault Forest Country Park on Sunday (June 2) to highlight how far residents would need to walk to their nearest green space if housing plans go ahead.

A road will be built through part of Fairlop Waters Country Park to allow trucks to travel to a quarry site, much to the anger of campaigners.

Redbridge drivers could have taken more than 28,000 trips around the earth - instead they clocked up the 703 million miles on road in the borough in 12 months.

Primary school children will hammer home the importance of clean air in an assembly in front of MPs, the Mayor and councillors.

London's walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman joined pupils in Redbridge to celebrate the strides they've made to get healthier by walking to school.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

Campaigners fighting to stop houses from being built on a well-loved Hainault park have received hundreds of donations to help pay for their legal fees.

Solar panels would be installed on around 1,900 homes in Redbridge under new plans announced by the Labour Party.

The newly formed Protect Fairlop Plain group had an on-site meeting with Ilford North MP Wes Streeting on Friday, May 17 where he signed a pledge to "defend the Redbridge green belt".

A 90-year-old has revealed she took a piece of the world's largest grapevine from Valentines Park in the 1960s and has been growing it at home ever since.

A Hainault woman who dumped a bed base at a car park has been ordered to pay £1,226 by the courts.

A community group is calling for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) to be extended to Barkingside, claiming air pollution exceeded the legal limit four times over the bank holiday weekend.

Bat-lovers may be brimming with excitement amid news the borough has won more than £4.2million to revive Hainault Forest in a bid to save the elusive barbastelle among others.

A fly-tipper who was caught red-handed on a CCTV camera has been handed a hefty fine as Redbridge Council continues its clampdown on people making a mess of the borough.

Redbridge is jumping (or should that be driving) on board the green revolution after the number of plug-in vehicles increased by three quarters in the space of a year.

A Goodmayes diabetic with low blood sugar was trapped under a car for 15 minutes when a gust of strong wind blew a 15ft tree on top of him.

A community group is pleased that three iconic markets are not coming to Redbridge and said the result was influenced by residents lobbying against the plans.

City Airport has been working with 300 female pupils from east London to hone their skills and show them what opportunities there are in aviation.

Redbridge Council has slashed spending on street lights by hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last five years, figures reveal.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

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