The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced how much each local authority is to receive under the Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

The aborted Quiet Streets trials did not cost Redbridge residents a penny, the council leader has confirmed.

The Redbridge Labour party is investigating a rogue “offensive” and “Islamophobic” tweet that was sent out from its official account criticising Jeremy Corbyn’s support for Palestine.

A new biodiverse woodland area is being created in Redbridge, offering picturesque natural green space for residents to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive.

Both Ilford MPs have called for a cautious approach as Redbridge prepares to move into Tier 2 when lockdown ends on December 2.

Plans to build on the car park of a college were rejected after accusations it would discriminate against disabled students.

Redbridge Council is launching the second phase of its scheme to provide funding to the borough’s civic-minded groups, helping those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Parents are furious at Redbridge Council after “hundreds” of students were barred from an exam to get into the borough’s grammar schools.

The sleek and modern new entrance to Ilford station is taking shape now that the steel framework has been completed.

Students from Mont Rose College have objected to a planned development at the Gants Hill site which would remove their disabled parking.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

More than 130 organisations planted 40,000 spring-flowering bulbs across Redbridge as part of the Big Planting Weekend.

The Redbridge Council leader and the Labour candidate for the London Assembly have said the government’s planning white paper gives developers a “blank cheque” but the Conservatives have accused them of “hypocrisy”.

Councillors have criticised the long delays for blood tests in Redbridge.

Wanstead Village ward councillors and the council leader welcomed the installation of new play equipment in Christchurch Green just in time for half term.

Have your say on a new living Covid-19 memorial in Redbridge.

East London boroughs are set to benefit from funding designed to help rough sleepers off the city’s streets for good.

Mercato Ilford, which was originally set to open this summer, has started construction on its new sustainable community market.

The Redbridge Tennis Club is at risk of closing as the national governing body for tennis warns a third of indoor centres could shut without a comprehensive sports recovery bailout.

With infection rates on the rise, Redbridge Council is advising parents of the potential risks of allowing children to go out trick or treating.

As the coronavirus infection rate continues to climb in Redbridge the council held a series of public meetings to highlight what needs to be done to get the virus under control.

A Goodmayes shisha lounge was ordered to shut down for 20 days after fire extinguishers were used on police officers trying to stop an illegal event.

Residents are invited to give feedback on plans for the new Gants Hill Community Hub at a public webinar this Thursday, October 29.

A South Woodford off-licence has been refused permission to sell alcohol until at least midnight.

Redbridge Council will be holding four online Local Forum meetings for residents in November, providing information on issues specific to each area of the borough, particularly Covid-19 infection rates.

Redbridge Council has invited residents to contribute to the new-look Fairlop Waters, as plans to add 250 acres to the park gather pace.

Redbridge Conservatives have launched a new virtual forum for residents, after the council voted to limit questions that could be asked at council meetings.

Redbridge Council paid out more than £15,000 to residents after complaints to the ombudsman during the last financial year.

After the government voted against a motion to help feed disadvantaged children during school holidays, Redbridge Council pledged to take the burden on itself and feed the 7,000 children who need it.

Redbridge Council is hosting a public meeting on Covid-19 for people and businesses in the borough on Tuesday, October 27.

An off-licence has applied to sell alcohol one hour longer - until midnight – but police fear it would add to problems in the area.

Thousands of megawatts per hour of renewable energy were produced in Redbridge last year, figures show, as the Prime Minister pledges a green industrial revolution across the UK.

Vision RCL, Redbridge Council’s culture and leisure partner, has been awarded almost £550,000 in a grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has been promoted to a top job in Labour’s shadow education team following a minor reshuffle.

Nearly 30,000 children in the borough live in poverty, a study shows.

Redbridge has seen its Covid contact tracing rate fall once again, new figures reveal, as the borough and all of London moves to Tier 2 high restrictions starting at midnight (Friday, October 16).

The Quiet Streets scheme in two neighbourhoods in Redbridge will shut down after fierce opposition from residents.

The Labour councillors from the two wards that have ongoing Quiet Streets pilots have publicly come out in opposition to it and are calling on the scheme to be withdrawn.

Redbridge received just 84p per person in lottery funding through a scheme to support the arts sector last year, much less than the average across London.

BoxUp Crime, the group helping keep children off the streets, has opened a new gym in Ilford thanks to funding supported by Redbridge Council.

Ilford South Labour MP Sam Tarry has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to call for a “circuit-breaker lockdown” across London.

Plans to build hundreds of flats in Seven Kings will leave Sikh mourners with nowhere to park during funerals, temple leaders have warned.

Bollards installed as part of the controversial Barkingside Quiet Streets trial will be removed after causing delays for emergency services.

Fewer close contacts of people with coronavirus in Redbridge are being reached through the test and trace regime amid a surge in cases.

A Redbridge Labour councillor who is currently awaiting trial on allegations of electoral fraud has resigned citing health issues.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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