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A £12.50 charge imposed on drivers of polluting cars passing through parts of the borough will not be challenged by Redbridge Council.

Housing and homelessness undersecretary Heather Wheeler was asked to take action to help rough sleepers who cannot access government support due to their immigration status during her visit to the borough yesterday, November 7.

Hiding places for criminals and fly-tippers could be reduced as Redbridge Council prepares to install 41 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras along with licence plate displaying signs and revamped CCTV cameras.

Redbridge Council is proposing to stop delivering replacement recycling containers and green waste bags, instead asking residents to go and pick them up.

The tragic death of a rough sleeper has prompted the council to write to the government and urge it reform its immigration policy.

A total of 703 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

An MP and councillors have clashed over who is to blame for the conversion of a seven-storey office block in Newbury Park into tiny studio flats - some as small as 12ft x 12ft.

Last year’s Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett this year became the first female leader of Redbridge’s Conservative group, having served Monkhams ward for 20 years.

Redbridge residents face being “cut off and disenfranchised” if the council decides to quietly do away with monthly Local Forums during a behind-closed-doors review.

Redbridge’s Labour-run council has removed the sole opposition councillor from sitting on a committee tasked with scrutinising health services affecting east London boroughs.

Redbridge’s Conservative group are set to appoint a new leader after losing half of their seats to Labour in May 3’s local elections.

Both Redbridge’s Labour and Conservative groups will be contesting every single one of the council’s 63 seats at May 3’s local elections.

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