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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

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


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

_Christchurch-Green,-Wanstead---DSC_2296Christchurch Green is managed by Vision RCL. © Geoff Wilkinson

Clear vision

Vision RCL is a charity that works in partnership with Redbridge Council to deliver leisure and cultural services. Here, chief executive Iain Varah offers some insight into the workings of the

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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


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


To Commemorate

Ruth Martin, chair of the Aldersbrook Horticultural Society, reports on a recent tree-planting ceremony at Aldersbrook Medical Centre to commemorate all those who have lost their lives to Covid

IMG_8454Pop-up Christmas tree market on Christchurch Green

Green in the Black

Colin Cronin is organising a public meeting with local councillors and Vision RCL to address the issues surrounding the commercial use of Christchurch Green, as highlighted by the recent Christmas tree

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Gift of Giving

Donations of food, clothes and chocolates came in thick and fast during Wanstead’s Christmas gift appeal. Juliette Harvey and Suzi Harnett thank the community on behalf of a wide range

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British Sign Language Act

Lorna Paterson, the organiser of the Wanstead British Sign Language (BSL) Project, is encouraging residents to urge their MP to vote for the British Sign Language Act on 28 January