Q&A: My Redbridge - local campaigner Kim Judge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 July 2018


Kim Judge, who has launched the Save the Valentine pub campaign, shares her love of the borough

What is your connection to Redbridge?

I moved to Redbridge from Dublin nearly 20 years ago with my parents and settled into a fairly relaxed sub-urban life.

I attended primary school in Wanstead and was a regular altar server at Our Lady of Lourdes until the age of 13.

What do you like most about working or living in the borough?

Redbridge exudes a provocative sense of community spirit and I have found that people and groups are somehow intrinsically connected. Having worked in the borough since the age of 15, I have always had an enormous amount of respect for entrepreneurs and business owners, who in turn have inspired me to take on my own passions and develop a new area of enterprise and research in my late 20s.

What one thing would you change about the borough?

I would want to improve the connectivity between the groups within the arts and cultural sector.

Describe the borough using three words

Evocative, Mutable and Revolutionary.

Who is the most inspiring person you know?

I really enjoy networking and invoking change through social avenues, therefore it is difficult to choose one person.

I do believe that those who are a driving force for sustainability, positive change and work within the voluntary sector are very inspiring.

If you were prime minister, what law would you introduce?

It would be great to review how creatives will boost the economy in the next decade and potentially work with the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) on some research around this.

I would like to see those working in the creative industries (especially graduates and freelancers) to be better protected for the provision of services and in intellectual property too.

If you were editor of the paper, which issues would you focus on?

I like Archant and what they have done over the years. I am happy with how the paper is presented but I am always available to review the amount of creative content if asked.

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