Better Barkingside Public Meeting: 31 Oct 2013

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Public meeting

On the

The Project Manager Matt Maple & the architects
Plus the Town Centre manager Cathy Macbride

in the Aldborough Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Thursday 31st October 2013

For further details contact,
John Sharrock, (Chair) 020 8550 6629, or
Alan Howe, (Secretary) 0757 039 0339
Or e-mail

Emergency Life Support Skills - Free Training: 30-31 Oct 2013

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Do you want to be an asset to the community?
Are you willing to give up just 2 hours of your time to learn some skills that could save a life?

If so, and you are 14 or over, then book your place on our Emergency Life Support Skills training during the October half term holidays.

In just two hours you will learn what to do if you are faced with:
Someone who is unconscious
Someone having a heart attack or in cardiac arrest
Someone who is choking
Someone suffering from serious bleeding
Arming yourself with this knowledge could save someone's life!
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the session.

30-31 October 2013 session at 10-12noon and 1:30-3:30pm

Bookings at

Area Committee 3: 30 Oct 2013

Area Committee 3

Fairlop, Fullwell and Hainault wards
Wednesday 30th October 2013
Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Area Committee 2: 29 Oct 2013

Area Committee 2

Bridge, Church End, Monkhams and Roding wards
Tuesday 29th October 2013
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

KGH A&E Protest Photoshoot: 26 Oct 2013

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Say NO to the closure of King George A&E in 2015

Saturday 26th October 2013
at 1pm outside
King George Hospital

NE London People’s Inquiry into NHS: 25 Oct 2013

The People’s Inquiry into London’s NHS has been established with support from Unite the Union, on the basis of seeking to piece together a picture of health care across all 32 boroughs. It is genuinely open to all who wish to participate. The Panel includes well-known, independent figures including Roy Lilley and the Guardian’s Polly Toynbee.
We are throwing the net as wide as we can, in the hopes of drawing in the widest possible variety of viewpoints, and all relevant information.
This is why we are inviting not only campaigners, patient groups, charities, community groups, pensioners organisations and health workers – regardless of whether they are members of Unite or any other trade union or professional organisation – but also NHS organisations, councillors and officers from the GLA and London boroughs, especially those which have joined local campaigns, Health & Wellbeing Boards, Health Watch, and London politicians and political parties.
This is a genuine opportunity to share your views on a London-wide basis, and to help shape the report from the Inquiry, which will be published in the New Year, and form the basis for further discussions on policies and proposals going forward. 
What you can do to get involved and support the Inquiry:
Ø     Attend your local public hearings. Come along to one of five local Public Hearings. These are taking place at: 
·       SW London Weds Oct 23: 2pm-7pm, York Gardens Library, 34 Lavender Rd Battersea SW11 2UG. 
·       NE London Friday Oct 25: 2pm-7pm, Vestry House Museum, Vestry Rd, Walthamstow E17 9NH.
·        and  Central London Friday Nov 1: 2pm-7pm, Archway Methodist Central Hall, Archway Close, London, N19.
·       NW London Friday Nov 8: 2pm-7pm, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY. 
·       SE London Friday Dec 6: 2pm-7pm, Lessoff Auditorium, Lewisham Hospital. 
·      Give oral evidence. You can do this at one of five local Public Hearings.  If you would like to speak to the panel or you know someone who should, contact us at: 
·      Provide testimony. If you are not too sure about speaking at a public meeting but still want to tell us your ‘story’ then contact us at:
·      Summit written evidence.  Organisations can submit specific written evidence and comments on issues of concern, up to a maximum of 3,000 words, up until December 1. If you work for an organisation you think should provide evidence they can contact the inquiry at: 

Kelvin Hughes Development Proposals – Public Exhibition: 24 Oct 2013

Thursday, October 24th from 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Hainault Forest Community Association, 
100b Manford Way, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4DF.

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Healing Plants: 23 Oct 2013

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Coffee Morning - The roots and ethos of the Co-operative movement: 22 Oct 2013

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Coffee Morning
And a talk on
The roots and ethos of the
Co-operative movement
With our Guest Speaker
John Boyle
The Co-operative Party

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

These events are free and are open to anyone and everyone. We do tea and biscuits too and it’s all Fairtrade

For further details contact,
John Sharrock, (Chair) 13 Fremantle Road, 020 8550 6629, or
Alan Howe, (Secretary) 85 Chalgrove Crescent, 0757 039 0339
Or e-mail

Ilford events for One World Week: 20-27 Oct 2013

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Ilford Events for One World Week
20 -27 October 2013
Sunday 20th Oct. Multi-Faith Walk 1.30 - 5.15 pm
Starts @ Redbridge Buddhist Temple & Cultural Centre 9 Balfour Rd. IG1 4HP

Tuesday 22nd Oct. Debate & Discussion 6.30 - 9.00pm
An opportunity to meet and debate this year’s theme
@ Ilford Islamic Centre Mosque 54-58 Albert Rd. IG1 1HW

Saturday 26th Oct. Social & Concert Event 6.30 - 9.30pm
@ The Vine Church Halls Riches Rd. IG1 1JH ( also Holstock Rd. )

For further details : Revd. Francis Ackroyd 020 8558 5270
Please visit the national One World Week website

Multi-Faith Walk of Peace: 20 Oct 2013

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National Compacts Award Winners for Advancing Equalities (2012)
MULTI-FAITH WALK OF PEACE Sunday 20th October 2013. 1.00pm to 5.00 pm
Please join us on our annual Interfaith Walk of Peace, meet people of different faiths and none. Visit a number of Places of Worship and hear how peace is a central message of each faith. You are welcome to join in the whole walk or join/leave at any point.
As the Synagogue at Coventry Road has closed we will be starting the walk from Buddhist Vihara and a presentation from the Jewish community will be included at St Albans.
Gathering 12.45pm for a 1.00pm START
1.00- 1.30 pm Venue A: Redbridge Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Centre (9 Balfour Road IG1 4HP)
Buddhist Faith Shoes to be removed if entering the prayer chapel (light refreshments)
2.00 - 2.30 pm Venue B: Ilford Islamic Mosque (54-58 Albert Road IG1 1HW)
Islamic Faith Shoes to be removed and heads covered.
2.45 -3.15 pm Venue C: St Albans Church (99 Albert Road, Ilford IG1 1 HS)
Christian Faith & Jewish Faith
3.30- 4.00pm Venue D: VHP Temple & Ilford Hindu Centre (43 Cleveland Road IG1 1EE)
Hindu Faith Shoes to be removed
4.20 - 4.45 Venue E: Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha (Karamsar) Gurdwara (400 High Road IG1 1TW)
Sikh Faith Shoes to be removed – please note the Sikh community would prefer men
and women to wear a scarf/handkerchief as head covering, available at the Gurdwara.
At the end, you have the option to join in a Langar vegetarian meal or you may wish to leave.

• Drinks refreshments will be provided at the start of the walk and at the end there is an Invitation to have food which is prepared at the Langar (vegetarian buffet).
• Please note that some places of worship require you to remove your shoes to enter and to cover your head (see notes above for each venue).
• We have some laminated sheets with faith symbols on them, if you are carrying one,please be careful.
• Go at a pace comfortable for you.
• If you require disability access please let us know in advance.
• If you wish to leave at any point of the walk, you are free to do so, but please let us know.
• Please be respectful to each other and each place of worship.
• Ask before taking photos or videos at each venue.
For further information, please contact:
Shamshia Ali or Saira Yakub
Redbridge Faith Forum
Tel: 020 8708 2478

21 Years in the House by Mike Gapes MP: 18 Oct 2013

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"The End of the Line" at Cricklefields: 18 Oct 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 18 October 8 – 11.30pm
The Traveling Tilburys
The Traveling Tilburys are a unique tribute to the Traveling Wilburys and the songs spanning the Atlantic by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. Enjoy this memorable mix of song-writing talent!
Glade Community Singers
An enthusiastic community choir led by Davida Robinson from popular duo ‘darklights’
Bob Gilbert
Bob is an original songwriter making his debut appearance at the Music Club singing to his own recorded backing tracks
Youtube (RobertGilbert/BOBMUSIC)
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Have your say on Hospital care: 15 Oct 2013

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be carrying out a detailed inspection of health services provided at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs King George and Queen’s Hospitals and they want to hear from you, if you or your family / friends have used services at either of these hospitals.

You can share your views with the CQC in the following ways:

Either attend the public listening event 
being held on Tuesday 15th October 2013 at 6.30pm 
in the Lambourne Room, Ground Floor, Redbridge Town Hall, 
128-142 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD;

Or if you are unable to attend the above event, telephone the CQC on 03000 61 61 61 or email them at the following address:

A full report of the inspectors’ findings will be published by the Care Quality Commission later in the year and will be available on their website. See links below for more information:

CQC website:

BHRUT website: http://www.bhrhospitals....ews/Listening-Event.htm

Healthwatch Website: http://www.healthwatchre...needs-hear-local-people

Scrutiny in Redbridge web page: http://www2.redbridge.go...idge/scrutiny_news.aspx

Report in the Yellow Advertiser:

Newbridge Autumn Fete: 12 Oct 2013

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Newbridge School, Barley Lane Campus
(opposite King George Hospital)

Saturday 12 October 2013
2-5pm inside main hall

Games, Toys, Books, Tombola, Jewellery, Bric-a-Brac,
Face Painting, Henna, Human Fruit Machine, Refreshments, Cake Stall, Food from different cultures, Chocolate Fountain,
Big Band Music, Pearly Queen, Tin Whistlers, Raffle,
And Lots more!
Free balloons made by our top balloonist !
Our Caricaturist will draw you for just £1
Meet the Mayor of Redbridge!

Manna House re-dedication: 12 Oct 2013

You may recall a fire in the High Street which destroyed Allan Irvin jewellers and also severely damaged the Manna House upstairs.

It’s now back up and running and they are having a re-dedication service on Saturday 12th October 2013 commencing at 11 am. Weather permitting it is hoped to hold this outside the premises, at 33a High Street, Barkingside, with a short re-dedication led by Revd. Jan Larkins, minister of Hainault Baptist Church plus talks from Charlie Musker, Chairman of TMH and from the Mayor of Redbridge. The Mayor will then cut a ribbon across the front door before a reception with food and drink is held upstairs. All welcome.

Contact Allan Yeoman (mobile) 07581 646887 or

Sunday Music Fest at Valentines: 6 Oct 2013

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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 6 October 2013 from 11am to 3pm
Final event in this programme for 2013 with

- darklights Popular standards, covers & original songs from vocal & keyboard duo
- Dread Fury Singer-songwriter musician with loop pedal!
- The Blue Hearts classic R&B, soul & rock – acoustic style
- Mike ‘Dr Blue’ McKeon Songwriter and blues man
- Cockney Treble Energetic band with 50’s&’60’s classics

All welcome – bring your picnic basket or enjoy the cafe!
Information: Phone 07917 050490

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

Abundance Open Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden: 6 Oct 2013

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Celebrate the bountiful harvest with Forest Farm Peace Garden!

Sunday 6th October 2013, 12pm – 4pm
All Welcome / Free entry

Join us for a festival of food and fun at our beautiful community garden, featuring:
  • Delicious hot food and fresh pressed apple juice from local apples
  • Forest Farm Honey, preserves, jams, and chutneys for sale
  • Children’s activities
  • Music and entertainment for all ages
  • Find out about local activities and meet great people
  • Herbal medicine, foraging, woodcarving demonstration and activities
  • Seedlings, cuttings & produce for sale
  • A “swap shop” to trade pre-owned items
Forest Farm Peace Garden is located 5 minutes from Hainault Station (Central Line) at the end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL

For more information: / / 07913089979

Darklights at the RAFA: 4 Oct 2013

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R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 4 October 7.30pm

Russ Chandler
Singer, banjo & guitar player with very entertaining mix of songs

Original duo making their first appearance at the club

Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2)
No membership required – all welcome
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Mayor's Appeal - 10 Pin Bowling: 2 Oct 2013

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Mayor’s Appeal 2013/14
Ten Pin Bowling
at The City Pavilion
Wednesday, 2nd October
at 7.00 for 7.30pm start
Collier Row Road, Collier Row,
Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH
Tickets: £12.50
(Includes two games and buffet)
To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal Secretary:
or Mary O’Shea: 07748 155 680
Registered Charity No 1020016