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Redbridge clubs news: People and nature brought together at Forest Farm Peace Garden and Ilford Chess Club

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:39 15 February 2016

National Charity Froglife visited Forest Farm Peace garden for a workshop.

National Charity Froglife visited Forest Farm Peace garden for a workshop.

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A chess player in deep concentration as he plans his next move at a chess tournament in London. Photo Laren Hurley/PA Wire/PA ImagesA chess player in deep concentration as he plans his next move at a chess tournament in London. Photo Laren Hurley/PA Wire/PA Images

Forest Farm Peace Garden

A morning event where people can look around the peace garden and enjoy free workshops on “Permaculture and People Care” will be held on February 24.

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles focused on utilising or stimulating the features and patterns found in natural ecosystems.

Led by Ros Bedlow, the workshops will explore how woodlands keep themselves going without interference that comes from weeding or fertilisers.

The principles will then be applied to people and how individuals can relate and work together.

Based in Hainault, the farm is an organic food growing site and works with many community groups to promote mental and physical health.

Its aim is to provide social inclusion, intercultural awareness and environmental sustainability.

Staff are currently promoting a recruitment drive for volunteer buddies.

Free training is offered over three days - March, 4, 11 and 18 between 10am and 4pm.

Key modules will include mental health and learning disabilities, ecotherapy and practical gardening skills .

Before deciding to commit, a taster day is also offered at the event on February 24.

“Permaculture and People Care” is free and runs between 11am and 1pm at Forest Farm Peace Gardens in Hazelbrouck Gardens, Ilford on February 24. Contact sarah-jane@forestfarmpeacegarden.org for more information.

Ilford Chess Club

The clubs most recent Essex Chess League division match saw members lose yet again by the narrowest of margins as they did before Christmas to Upminster.

Being a man short really hurt the club and it was soon a second game down when Tom Barton‘s impressive looking pawn wedge crumbled. Unable to develop his pieces properly Les Cane gobbled up a knight.

Jason Klimach boldly sacrificed a piece to free his game and won the ending while Neville Twitchell put in a strong Queen attack having won Robertson’s Queen earlier.

Somehow Tony Kent, forced to defend his weak kingside pawns and cramped development, managed to salvage a draw.

John Hodgson ended his bad run against Martin McCall and this time John won the ending.

Syd Kalinsky went on to lose a piece that cost him the game and Jef Page, despite winning a knight ran out of time - just six seconds short!”

Ilford Chess Club is one of the oldest clubs in London and welcomes new members. The group meets on Monday evenings from 7.30pm at Redbridge Social Centre at the rear of Beehive Lane, Ilford. Contact Tom Barton on 02085501181 for more information.


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