Thursday, January 9, 2020

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.

A block of flats in Chadwell Heath has been in near-drought conditions for three months with residents forced to travel across London to wash.

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

The vast majority of robberies in Redbridge are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

To celebrate this year's Car Free Day, Redbridge Council is closing nine streets to traffic giving neighbourhoods the chance to play outside, get together and have fun.

The number of black bags residents put out on bin day could be restricted.

Enforcement notices issued by Redbridge Council to private landlords have skyrocketed in the past two years, new figures reveal.

Allotment holders in Redbridge say they have been forced to give up their plots following an "excessive and detrimental" fee increase of 25per cent.

Redbridge and Waltham Forest have been ranked among the top 10 greenest boroughs in London for carbon emissions.

Plans to help protect more than 600 homes and businesses from the "widespread damage" of River Roding floods in Ilford and Woodford Green have been unveiled by the Environment Agency.

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.

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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.


The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

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