@TransportForAll Torch Relay and Rally: 29 Aug 2013

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Crossrail, opening fully in 2019, is a new rail line linking Maidenhead in the West to Shenfield in the East, spanning London. Costing £14.5bn of public money this new rail line will not however be fully accessible to disabled and older people.

Seven of the stations, including four London stations, will not be step free to platform. Hanwell in Ealing,
Seven Kings in Redbridge, Maryland and Manor Park in Newham have no lifts planned. A further three outside London (Taplow, Iver and Langley) will also not be step free.

We’re campaigning for a Crossrail which everyone can use with freedom and independence. Especially as making Crossrail fully step free would cost less than 0.2% of the £14.5 billion Crossrail budget.

Join us for our Day of Action on Thursday 29th August!

Torch Relay
One year on from the Paralympics, we’ll be holding our very own Legacy Torch Relay along the route of the Crossrail line. Our Torchbearers will be traveling by public transport from West and East, and converging around 11.30am at Crossrail’s offices at Canary Wharf.

11.30am - 1pm - Join us outside Crossrail’s offices in Canada Square, Canary Wharf (2mins from Canary Wharf Station) to call for a railway we can all use!

Come to this unique event and:
  • Cheer our Crossrail torchbearers as they arrive from Hanwell and Seven Kings, flying the flame for an inclusive railway
  • Hear from disabled and older activists who’ve been working to make their local station step free
  • Learn more about what Crossrail means for you and the campaign to make Crossrail fully step free
  • Meet campaigners and speakers from national and local groups
Speak Out
Following the action, there will be a Pan London Mobility forum on Crossrail at City Hall hosted by the Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee Val Shawcross AM.

Seven Kings Torch Relay #Crossrail 29 Aug 2013

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Sunday Music Fest at Valentines: 18 Aug 2013

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Hi friends
After a very busy couple of months, this event is our only oasis of live music during August.....but well worth coming along to the Walled Garden at Valentines Mansion for!!

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne & Roy Orbison ...5 musical giants that formed the Traveling Wilburys....none of them will be there on the day but plenty of their music will be, as performed by Ilford's very own tribute band, the Traveling Tilburys!!!
For the August 18 Best of the Music Fest gig outside the Gardeners Cottage Cafe in Valentines Park Ilford, the Green Fair Music Club and Redbridge Music Lounge have brought together another diverse programme stretching from pop and rock to jazz and folk via original singer-songwriters like young Ilford-born Sam Castell-Ward and pop duo from Barkingside TS-27 (Sophia & Terry).
The programme is completed by folk duo The Raven, mellow Jazz band Indigo Shades and Nigel Mear, singer/songwriter/guitarist from the rock band New Giants.
See attached flyer (pdf & word formats for convenience) and please forward to anyone you know who enjoys and appreciates good live music.
The music runs from 11am to 3.30pm and is another free concert, in a series of monthly live music events, to which everyone is welcome. Approximate performance times are as follows:

11am The Raven
11.45 Sam Castell-Ward
12.20 Indigo Shades
1.10 Nigel Mear
1.45 TS-27
2.25 Traveling Tilburys

Best wishes
Steve Collins
(Redbridge Green Fair Music Club)
07917 050490

September dates for your calendar:
Friday 6th Acoustic Zone at RAF Association Club, Cranbrook Road Ilford
Sunday 15th Best of the Music Fest at Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion
Friday 20th Green Fair Music Club at Ilford Sports Club with Cheesecloth, Dr HowsLounge & No More Heroes
Full details of all events to follow!

RAMFEL: 'Go Home' Campaign - Redbridge Response 12 Aug 2013

For a big PDF version click here.

Improving your Crop Yield - Free Workshop: 11 Aug 2013

Secrets to success- improving your crop yield
FREE workshop
Sunday 11 August, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Improve your crop yield by using companion planting and crop rotation and other easy and natural methods to boost your vegetables, fruit and herb growth! Taught by expert growers.

There are still spaces left! Please RSVP beforehand if possible, but you can just show up on the day. Bring a packed lunch and a willingness to learn!

Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault, IG6 2XL.
info@forestfarmpeacegarden.org for more info or to rsvp.

There is just one more free training planned for this summer: book early to reserve a spot.

8 September 10.30am – 4.30pm
Maximising fertility and dealing with “problem soil”: green manure and composting

Annual Fairlop Oak Charity Bike Ride: 11 Aug 2013

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Hainault Community Safety Day: 10 Aug 2013

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