Harvest Festival at Fullwell Allotments: 29 Sep 2013

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As part of the Outreach Strategy we are holding a


At Barkingside Allotments, Fullwell Avenue, opposite Clore Tikva school on Sunday 29th September 2103 at 11:15am

Everyone is welcome

The service will last about 45 minutes to an hour, returning to church for the Eucharistic prayer. If you would like to you can bring a donation of food (tins or packets only please) which will be given to Redbridge Foodbank. There will be our usual services on that Sunday at 8am and 9:30am

The earth brought forth vegetation …. And fruit. And God saw it was good – Genesis1:12

In Transition - Free Film Screening: 28 Sep 2013

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In Transition 2.0 – Free Film Screening – September 28th
Date: September 28th
Time: 7pm (doors open 6.30)
Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, E11 1HG
In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.
Some of Transition Leytonstone‘s local food growing initiatives: last year we cleared a patch of unloved wasteland near Leytonstone Station car park – it’s now a productive and popular permaculture site, The Church Lane Community Garden. We’re also partnering with OrganicLea_, running the Community Local Produce stall every Saturday outside Matalan. Currently we’re exploring the potential of working with local schools and setting up a GardenShare scheme.
If you want to be inspired, why not come along to see In Transition 2.0 (less than an hour long), meet some of the other people in Transition Leytonstone and join in a friendly brainstorming discussion afterwards? You’ll find it much easier than you think to change the world, one plant at a time…with others!
This event is part of the Urban Food Fortnight_ – September 14th-September 30th.

Lack of Swimming Pools Protest - Photoshoot: 28 Sep 2013

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Rebecca Gapes Memorial Fund Gala: 28 Sep 2013

Please see above details of the Gala evening in aid of the REBECCA GAPES MEMORIAL FUND to be hosted in the Town Hall on Saturday 28th September 2013. This is a cross party function that needs your support. There will be live entertainment, 3 course meal and it's all in a good cause - to set up a bursary in Rebecca's name to the Redbridge Music School. Tickets are £25 each please email Jas Athwal to buy your tickets - jas.athwal@redbridge.gov.uk

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Valentines: 27 Sep 2013

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Macmillan coffee morning at the Gardener's Cottage Cafe and walled garden, Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road IG1 4XA

With music supplied the Redbridge Music Lounge players

Friday 27th September 2013, 10am - 3pm

In aid of the Macmillan charity

Area Committee 3: 25 Sep 2013

Area Committee 3

Fairlop, Fullwell and Hainault wards
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Hainault Forest Community Association, 100B Manford Way, Hainault
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Mayor's Appeal - Bad Hair Day: 24 Sep 2013

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Coffee Morning - Dispelling the myths on Immigration: 24 Sep 2013

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Area Committee 2: 24 Sep 2013

Area Committee 2

Bridge, Church End, Monkhams and Roding wards
Tuesday 24th September 2013
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Redbridge goes Bats: from 24 Sep 2013

Bat Walks in Redbridge this fall

Join the rangers for a night-time walk in the park and learn all about these mystical creatures. Bat detectors will be provided. Walk will last approximately 1 hour.

Suitable for 7 years+
Bookings essential as places are limited. £3 per person.

Tuesday 17 September 2013
South Park
Walks starts at 7:40pm

Tuesday 24 September 2013
Valentines Park
Walk starts at 7:20pm

Thursday 26 September 2013
Family Bat Walk - A shorter walk (approximately 45 minutes) suitable for 5 yrs+
Elmhurst Gardens
Walk starts at 7:20pm


Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure (VRCL)
In partnership with London Borough of Redbridge
Nature Conservation Ranger Team
James Leal Centre, Ray Park
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

Celebrating Oakfield: 22 Sep 2013

As promised the Save Oakfield Site campaign team are hosting an event at Old Parks to celebrate all the great things that happen at Oakfield. Click here

Sunday 22nd September 2 pm to 6 pm

Come and show your support for SOS and join us for the following:
  • Watch a Charity Football Game that hopefully have a famous ex-professional footballer or two.
  • Numerous other football games around the field
  • Free cricket and football coaching for children and young adults
  • Penalty competition
  • BBQ
  • Other games
As well as all the sporting activities outside there will be information inside the Old Parkonians pavilion relating to the Save Oakfield Campaign.

There is no entry fee so feel free to come down and enjoy what promises to be a great afternoon.

St Peter's Open House: 21-22 Sep 2013

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Open House London
Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors –
all for free – including St. Peter’s Church (above left) and the
Chapel at Aldborough Hatch Farm (right).

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September
St. Peter’s Church and
The Chapel, Aldborough Hatch Farm
Saturday - 10am to 5pm; Sunday - 12noon to 5pm

St. Peter’s Church
Consecrated on 6th March 1862, St. Peter's stand on the edge of Fairlop Plain, part of London’s green belt, and is at the heart of the local community in Aldborough Hatch. The first Westminster Bridge, designed by Charles Labelage, was opened to traffic on 18th November, 1750. The new Westminster Bridge was designed by Thomas Page in consultation with Sir Charles Barry, architect of the new Houses of Parliament. Building of the new bridge started in 1854, but the old Bridge was in use until the new one neared completion in 1862. The Portland Stone of the old bridge was used to build St. Peter’s.
Wordsworth stood on the stone from which the church is built to write the lines:
“Earth has not anything to show more fair. . .” (Ode to Westminster Bridge)

The Chapel on Aldborough Hatch Farm
Aldborough Hatch Chapel possibly pre-dates Aldborough House to which it was attached and may have been built in the late 17th or early 18th Century. It was around 1728 when Colonel Martin Bladen built Aldborough House, fronting Oaks Lane and to the west of where St. Peter's stands today. This was a large mansion of red brick, costing £14,000, with two storeys and basements and ten windows across the front. The house was demolished shortly before 1808. Services were held in the Chapel until 1862 when St. Peter’s was built. The Chapel served as a farm outbuilding and workshop the west wall of the Chapel was blown down during the hurricane force winds on the night of 15th/16th October 1987. After standing derelict and in danger of collapse for some four years, Redbridge Council leased the building for conversion into a private residence. Conversion was completed in 2011 by Chartered Architect Balkrishna Savant, RIBA, FIIA, for his personal use.

Redbridge Police Open Day: 22 Sep 2013

Sunday, 22nd September 2013, 
between 10am and 4pm 
at Barkingside Police Station
1 High Street, Barkingside

The History of Barkingside: 21 Sep 2013

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Live Music - Cheesecloth at Cricklefields: 20 Sep 2013

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 20 September 8 – 11.30pm

Artfully chosen, energetically executed versions of the best pop, rock, soul, punk, funk country & rock’n’roll from last 50 years

Sophia Wrightman
Sophia is one half of the duo TS-27 but tonight sings solo for us

Dr HowsLounge
Acoustic folk, rock singer/songwriter & guitarist
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Free PDSA Healthcare Checks for Dogs: 17-20 Sep 2013

PDSA PetCheck – free healthchecks for dogs

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure is once again teaming up with PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity to host its PetCheck service. Visiting four of the area’s parks, a PDSA Community & Education veterinary nurse will be working on board a specially designed PetCheck vehicle to provide free healthchecks to dogs (dogs only for health and safety reasons) and offer advice on the care of other popular pets. The free healthcheck covers weight, body shape, dental, exercise and the opportunity to discuss any problems/concerns. In addition a range of preventive services such as microchipping, nail clipping and ear cleaning are available (at a cost). A wealth of pet care literature will be available as well as the opportunity to find out more about the services the charity provides, treating sick and injured pets of people in need.

9am – 4pm

Tuesday 17 September 2013
Ray Park, adjacent to James Leal Centre

Wednesday 18 September 2103
South Park, adjacent to Green Gym

Thursday 19 September 2013
Hainault Forest Country Park, second car park

Friday 20 September 2013
Valentines Park, adjacent to the main park café near to Melbourne Road car park

Redbridge Music Lounge: from 18 Sep 2013

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Public Meeting re: possible Franchise of Barkingside Post Office: 17 Sep 2013

We understand that Post Office Limited intend to have the Barkingside office franchised by the end of the current financial year, so it is quite likely that someone (a company?) has shown an interest in purchasing the office. See our commentary here.

The local branch of the trade union has organised a public meeting
in the Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library

on Tuesday 17th September 2013, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Sunday Music Fest at Valentines: 15 Sep 2013 POSTPONED

Postponed this Sunday 15th Sept Best of the Music Fest poor weather predicted rearranged date in October to be confirmed

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Best of the Music Fest
Valentines in Harmony

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club
Supported by Vision RCL & Community First
present a FREE programme of live music once a month on Sundays in
The Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA

Sunday 15 September 2013 from 11am to 3pm Final event in this programme for 2013 with

v darklights Popular standards, covers & original songs from vocal & keyboard duo
v Dread Fury Singer-songwriter musician with loop pedal!
v The Spangles Gang Old-time, country, folk & bluegrass
v Headspace Soulful duo original songs folk/blues/rock
v The Blue Hearts classic R&B, soul & rock – acoustic style

All welcome – bring your picnic blanket!
Information: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Phone 07917 050490

Keep in touch with our autumn and winter live music evenings & other events

www.rgf.org.uk www.rmluk.org

RFF Women's Interfaith Workshop: 11 Sep 2013

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Area Committee 4: 11 Sep 2013

Area Committee 4

Aldborough, Barkingside and Clayhall wards
Wednesday 11th September 2013
Venue to be decided
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

The BBC - a wildlife habitat: 10 Sep 2013

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
at Snaresbrook Primary School, Meadow Walk, E18 2EN
Admission £3.50. RSPB member £3 schoolchildren free

Mike Dilger - "The BBC: A Wildlife Habitat" our next upcoming talk

Ecologist, writer and natural history presenter (notably The One Show) Mike Dilger has become one of the familiar faces of wildlife programmes.

He has filmed everything from British beavers to booming bitterns. For recreation, he turned his garden into a wildlife sanctuary.

Live at the RAFA: 6 Sep 2013

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Welcome to the new season of the twice monthly Green Fair Music Club! Our summer outdoor events programme in partnership with Redbridge Music Lounge featured over 80 great performances from more than 40 different and varied acts at more than 10 free events. Not a bad achievement for two volunteer-run not-for-profit local organisations! If you came to any of these events you will know the great standard of our live music events and the fantastic quality of our very supportive performers from many genres of music!
We return with another two excellent acts at our Acoustic Zone at the RAFA Club in Cranbrook Road Ilford next Friday 6 September
Sally Vinson & Rachel Eyres and Ayo Bamidele
We are maintaining our high quality, high value approach to our live music events and hope we can look forward to your support at this and other forthcoming events, including:
Sunday 15 September Best of the Music Fest in the Walled Garden at Valentines Mansion with The Spangles Gang, Dread Fury, Headspace, Blue Hearts and more from 11am to 3pm
Friday 20 September we return to Ilford Sports Club for a lively and varied rock night with Cheesecloth, Dr HowsLounge & No More Heroes
Please put the dates on your calendar now! We look forward to seeing you again
Best wishes
Steve Collins
(07917 050490)

Redbridge Police Community Engagement Group Public Meeting: 5 Sep 2013

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Allotment Garden Festival: 1 Sep 2013

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La Tempesta at Valentines: 1 Sep 2013

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Urban Permaculture Weekend: 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2013


A 2 day introduction to permaculture course at Forest Farm Peace Garden with Rakesh “Rootsman Rak” & Egor Ivoilov

Sat 31st August & Sun 1st September 2013 (9:30 to 5pm)

The aim of the workshop is to look at what is good and bad in modern living, so we can see what we need to adjust to make our existence experientially richer and more harmonious with our surroundings. We will learn about the permaculture ethics, tools and methodologies, which permaculturalists have gleaned by observing nature, and see how we can apply them to design abundant systems, which work with nature, which take care of her and all her creatures and enrich her, at the same time as providing for our needs.

Throughout the workshop we will work on real designs, including a design to create a food growing space in the garden of the venue.

Cost: £120 full cost, £60 for low waged, unemployed or OAP if paid before 1st August. Further discounts negotiable, including energy exchanges

Register Interest: http://tinyurl.com/q45z4ad

Contact: Rakesh: rakeshaji@gmail.com or Egor: 07411941640