Cllr Jas Athwal

Ex-council homes bought under right to buy in Redbridge have been sold off by private owners for tens of millions of pounds, new figures have revealed.

Redbridge Council has confirmed an Ilford Lane night shelter is not closing its doors this month amid rough sleepers’ fears it might.

Redbridge Council has approved a budget which will see it save £12.8m over the next three years in the face of central government cuts.

Redbridge Council has been named the best local authority in the country for providing adult social care.

The process to select the next Labour MP candidate for Ilford South will begin next week, despite incumbent MP Mike Gapes insisting he is not going to trigger a by-election.

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.

The council received more than 600 complaints about potholes last year, figures have revealed.

The first east London Serious Violence Summit was held last week, and saw the three councils that make up the Met’s East Area Command come together to draw up new ways to tackle rising levels of violent crime.

A pioneering homeless hostel being created in Ilford town centre is getting a £2.5million boost from Redbridge Council – enabling it to help more of the borough’s most vulnerable rough sleepers.

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.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and leader of Redbridge Council, Councillor Jas Athwal, visited Newbury Park Station to see improvements which have made it step-free - boosting accessibility for thousands of residents.

There was a “spine-tingling” reading of the names of 70 South Woodford men who died fighting in the First World War at the town’s Armistice centenary memorial service this morning (Saturday, November 10).

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.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has denied Redbridge a share of a £1bn grant for building new council homes – seemingly the only London borough to miss out of the 27 known to have applied.

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One of Redbridge Council’s management team is to leave her £140,000-a-year job after just over two years to “realise her career ambitions” elsewhere.

Two Ilford residents have already been fined for not putting their rubbish in red bin liners following the introduction of an anti fly-tipping pilot scheme on Monday (September 24).

My Ilford North constituents will be pleased to know that burglars who made their lives a misery earlier this year have received prison sentences totalling almost 21 years.

Five teenagers who formed a carjacking cartel and burgled 49 homes across Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham have been jailed for a combined total of 20 years and four months.

Redbridge Council has revamped the format of monthly Local Forums – but the opposition warn the changes will be merely “cosmetic”.

A flag will be raised above Redbridge Town Hall to remember those who perished in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995.

The High Court has granted Redbridge Council an interim injunction to apply against travellers across the borough.

Landlords across the borough will have to stick to tougher regulations as new rental licensing conditions have been approved.


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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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