July 2019


Work underway to upgrade water network in Wanstead

L1220044©Geoff Wilkinson

Work to replace 5.3km of water pipes across 20 roads in Wanstead began last week and is expected to continue until March.

“This is an important piece of work and we’re investing £2.2 million in the scheme to provide a safe and reliable supply for future generations… A range of techniques which do not require open trenches will be used to lay the new pipes, with trenches being used only as a last resort… We don’t plan to remove any trees, but any that do have to be removed will be replaced,” said a Thames Water spokesperson.


Consultation on idling fines


Redbridge Council is seeking feedback on plans to fine drivers who leave their engines running while parked as part of the authority’s efforts to reduce air pollution.

“Engine idling is one of the key contributors to air pollution and this new policy will be an important tool to reduce toxic air,” said a spokesperson.

Fines will only be issued if drivers refuse to switch off their engine when asked. The consultation closes on 2 August.

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John Cryer MP to seek reselection

731px-Official_portrait_of_John_CryerJohn Cryer MP

John Cryer MP has confirmed he intends to seek reselection as Labour’s candidate for the Leyton and Wanstead constituency at the next general election.

“I look forward to asking local members to once again put their trust in me to represent Leyton and Wanstead in Westminster,” said the politician, who has represented the area since the general election in 2010 and currently enjoys a majority of 22,607 following the 2017 election.

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Tenants forum at Wanstead Library


A series of free information sessions are being run in the borough, offering tenants the chance to find out about their rights and renting in Redbridge.

The mobile Redbridge Tenants Forum is taking place throughout July in various locations and is also being used as a platform to let renters know about a free new course being offered by the council. The Redbridge Tenant Accreditation Course gives tenants the opportunity to learn in more detail about their rights, how to be a good tenant and the responsibilities and rights of a landlord.

As well as finding out more about the course, the information sessions also offer tenants general advice on tenant rights and how to resolve difficult situations with landlords. Free Tenant Information Packs will also be distributed at the sessions.

The session will take place at Wanstead Library on 24 July from 1pm to 4pm.

To book a place, email prslicensing@redbridge.gov.uk