IMG20211111131422The newly restored pond on the allotments is at risk of damage if Cadent uses the site. ©Stephen Lines
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A lot to lose

In the seventh of a series of articles by plot holders at the Redbridge Lane West allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas works – Shirley Grey-Allen explains her Caribbean cultivation influences

Redbridge-Rhymesters-CROPPEDA pre-COVID meeting of the Redbridge Rhymesters

Return to Rhyme

Over-50s poetry group the Redbridge Rhymesters was formed more than 13 years ago. As they prepare for their first post-COVID meet-up, founder Alexandra Wilde is keen for new writers to join the poetic flow


Stump up for biodiversity

Grow Zones, wetlands and more tree planting are amongst the recommendations of Redbridge Council’s Nature and the Environment Task & Finish Group. Councillor Paul Donovan (Wanstead Village, Labour) reports. Photo of new stag beetle stumpery on George Green by Geoff Wilkinson

hall-1Meeting venue: Woodford Memorial Hall

Trust in Woodford

Clive Boon is one of seven committee members for the Woodford and District Centre of the National Trust. That committee needs more help if the 54-year-old centre is to continue its programme of talks and trips


Future for Whipps

In the 10th of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, Charlotte Monro explains her concerns about tower blocks overshadowing the new building


The law is… daft

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee takes the law seriously, but even he knows sometimes the law can be an ass… especially if you need to carry a plank along a pavement