Redbridge Council

The latest five-year strategy for ending rough sleeping in the borough has been unveiled.

A Hainault shisha bar boss has been ordered to cough up £2,255 after customers were caught smoking indoors.

Carolers lit candles to remember those who died homeless in the borough in the past year at a Christmas concert in Ilford town centre.

A Goodmayes playing field has been officially renamed.

Neighbours are protesting what they fear is the underhand conversion of a former South Woodford vicarage and adjoining flats into a 24-person HMO complex.

The borough’s London Assembly Member Keith Prince took London’s Night Czar on a tour of Gants Hill’s top haunts including the library and former Valentines pub, whose futures remain unclear.

Four of the borough’s children’s centres are facing the axe while a fifth could be “downgraded” to plug a £650,000 gap in Redbridge Council’s finances.

Redbridge Council has joined with 75 other local authorities to demand an end to cuts from central government.

All rough sleepers in the borough will be offered a bed to sleep in over the Christmas period until a pioneering pop-up hostel is up and running.

The design for the new Ilford station southern entrance has been unveiled, but some residents fear the layout could increase crime and doesn’t have enough trees.

Redbridge Council has unveiled proposals to increase parking permit charges.

Plans for a six-storey block of flats in South Woodford High Road have been thrown out.

Redbridge Council has quietly splashed out £25 million on commercial properties, including the sites of two nightclubs, an investigation has found.

A road in Barkingside with a “higher than normal accident rate” is endangering motorists’ lives, residents claim.

Redbridge is in the top five of a capital-wide count of parking fine appeals, figures have shown.

The borough’s homeless population has grown to more than 7,100 people – an increase of 13.6pc in the last year – according to the latest figures.

A Clayhall shop fined for selling a “weird tasting” liquid disguised as Glen’s Vodka has avoided having its licence revoked by “the skin of its teeth”.

Redbridge Council has blasted plans to “force academisation” on all Roman Catholic schools in the borough, and declared it will take action to fight any such move.

Redbridge Council has permanently won the legal powers to ban unlawful encampments in the borough following a High Court ruling on Friday (November 23).

Redbridge Council has received an award for its series of events commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims during the Srebrenica Genocide.

Redbridge Council has been named as one of the best local authorities in the country for getting the “best outcomes for citizens” and “spending their money most effectively”.

What impact will Brexit have on the borough’s businesses? On staffing? And EU employees?

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.

Redbridge Council has unveiled plans for the new food market in Ilford and is asking residents to take a look.

Redbridge Council has not given permission for a music event in Chadwell Heath after an artist’s previous concerts have been linked to firearm incidents.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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