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Aldborough Hatch Defence Association

A politician has withdrawn his support from plans to bring three iconic markets to Redbridge.

Plans for three iconic markets to move to Redbridge could be a “once in a lifetime opportunity” that will create thousands of jobs and boost the local economy.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal insists his promise to protect Fairlop Waters Country Park’s wildlife from a road which threatens to tear through its habitat will not be broken.

Volunteers from the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association (AHDA) used their recently purchased brushcutter to cut back the undergrowth around the 100-year-old fruit trees in the Dick Turpin Orchard ready for next year’s fruiting season.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Badgers, owls and other protected species will be spared a road which has threatened to tear through a woodland strip of Fairlop Waters Country Park.

Residents gathered at the weekend to celebrate the imminent opening of the new lifts at Newbury Park Station – after nine years of campaigning.

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Badgers, amphibians, rare birds and reptiles may be re-housed from their existing habitats in a contested section of land near Fairlop Waters Country Park set to become the site of a lorry through road.

Chris Gannaway, 70, is the vice-chairman of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association and London Wildlife Trust Redbridge representative.

Members have been working in the orchard at the Miller and Carter restaurant - locally known as the Dick Tupin - for the last two years and now the fruit picked will be put to one side and turned into jams and preserves.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

A pensioner has vowed to lie in the path of lorries which threaten to tear through Fairlop Waters country park – driving away rare species – if a planned road is built.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Bottles, beer cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags, nappies and tins were just a few of the items of litter found by some 30 volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean of Aldborough Hatch on Saturday.

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