Hedgehogs in Redbridge: 29 Jan 2014

Hedgehogs were voted as the nation’s favourite wild animal this year, but did you know that their numbers are in serious decline? If you would like to help these prickly guys, why not sign up to become a Hedgehog Champion through Hedgehog Street. For more information about becoming a champion or if you would like to know how to make your garden or local area better for hedgehogs please click on this link: http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/

We are lucky enough to have hedgehog expert Henry Johnson join us for a talk on the 29th of January at Valentines Mansion (7.30-8.30pm). So if you would like to learn more about these fascinating creatures or if you have any questions regarding hedgehogs please do come along! The cost of the talk is £3 per person and booking is required.

Best wishes,

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

Area 4 Committee: 29 Jan 2014

Area 4 Committee

Aldborough, Barkingside and Clayhall wards
Wednesday 29th January 2014
Venue to be decided
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Mayor's Appeal - Celebrate Chinese New Year: 28 Jan 2014

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Mayor’s Appeal 2013/14
Celebrate Chinese New Year
The White Swan Restaurant
Tuesday, 28th January
at 7.00 for 7.30pm
30, The Broadway
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0HQ
Tickets: £24.00
(includes welcome drink, 2 courses and Dragon Dancing)
To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal Secretary:
Email: annywm@onetel.com or Mary O’Shea: 07748 155 680
Registered Charity No 1020016

Coffee Morning - Building Soils and Communities: 28 Jan 2014

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Barkingside 21

Coffee Morning

And a talk on
Building Soils & Communities
With our Guest Speaker
Toni Dipple
From Organic Ilford

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am
Tuesday 28th January 2014

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 Barkingside21@btinternet.com
Website: www.barkingside21.blogspot.com

Holocaust Memorial Day at Valentines Park: 27 Jan 2014

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Holocaust Memorial day
Monday 27th January 2014
at the Holocaust Memorial Garden
Valentines Park, Ilford at 11am

Big Garden Birdwatch: 25-26 Jan 2014

Details here:

Journey through Time: 25 Jan 2014 to 1514 or thereabouts

Guided Walk - City of London Passages and Courts
Date: Saturday 25 January 2014
Time: 11am - 1pm
Meet at: Bank station, outside exit 3 next to Royal Exchange

On the guided tour you’ll travel through time, seeing hidden cityscapes now lost; from marvellous medieval buildings to masterful Wren churches via busy markets, ancient pubs and historic banks there will be a terrific story to tell! We have a limited number of spaces for this event, so please register if you'd like to come along. Contact Laura: laura.slater@sustrans.org.uk.

Area Committee 3: 22 Jan 2014

Area Committee 3

Fairlop, Fullwell and Hainault wards
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Hainault Community Centre, Manford Way
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Area Committee 2: 21 Jan 2014

Area Committee 2

Bridge, Church End, Monkhams and Roding wards
Tuesday 21st January 2014
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road
Agenda will magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

Mayor's Appeal - Big Band Night: 19 Jan 2014

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Mayor’s Appeal 2013/14

Big Band Night
The Baker Benson
Big Band
Ilford Golf Club
291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, IG1 3TR
Sunday, 19th January 2014
at 7.30 for 8.00pm
Tickets: £20.00 (includes finger buffet)
Licenced Bar

To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal Secretary:
Email: annywm@onetel.com
or Mary O’Shea: 07748 155 680
Hopes and Dreams
Registered Charity No 1020016

Knits, Yarns and Wool: 19 Jan 2014

Not too far up the road in Waltham Abbey there is a great event this month for those looking for new interests for 2014 - the Waltham Abbey Wool Show.

The event is being held at Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX (just off junction 26 on the M25) on Sunday 19th January 2014 from 10am to 4pm.

Advance tickets are available to purchase online for just £3 each (or £4 on the door on the day) via the Waltham Abbey Wool Show website.

It is an event for everyone, not just for the yarnaholics! There will be a room packed full of beautiful handmade items to view and purchase and the chance to have a go at spinning, weaving, crochet or rag rugging as well as a fantastic range of yarn and accessories from some fabulous exhibitors including Jane Crowfoot who will be opening and exhibiting at the show.

You could also enter the Funky Hat competition, just bring along your handmade hat to be in with the chance of winning The Crochet Chain shop vouchers. If you are an avid fan of knitting or crochet why not bring along your latest project and enjoy the company of other crafters in the Knit and Natter area or treat yourself to a delicious Sunday Roast Dinner or Afternoon Tea at a special reduced rate for show visitors.

Well Equipped at Cricklefields: 17 Jan 2014

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 17 Jan 2014
7.30 – 11pm
*Triple bill of Young Musicians*

Ryan Green

Well Equipped

Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Meet the Commissioner: 14 Jan 2014

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be visiting Ilford in January. This is your opportunity to talk to him, listen to his vision for London and share your thoughts and ideas.

DATE: Tuesday 14th January 2014
TIME: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm for refreshments)
LOCATION: Lambourne Room, Ilford Town Hall; IG1 1DD

Please be aware that places are limited, and allocated on a first come first served basis, so please arrive in plenty of time.


Train: Ilford Train Station (five minute walk)

Buses: 25, 86, 123, 128, 145, 147,150, 167, 169, 179, 296, 364, 366, 396, 462, EL1, EL2, W19

Jones Boys at the RAFA: 10 Jan 2014

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R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 10 January 2014 7.30pm

The Jones Boys
Folk, World & Acoustic Roots music from exceptional duo featuring vocals, mandola, accordion, keyboard, percussion
Myspace : www.myspace.com/thejonesboys1 Reverbnation : www.reverbnation.com/thejonesboys

Linda Em
Original songs influenced by rock’n’roll rhythms, 60’s blues and folk
that pays homage to her Celtic roots

Admission only £4 (under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
www.rgf.org.uk e-mail: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

The Hidden World of Britain's Immigrants: 8 Jan 2014

9:30pm - 10:30pm BBC Two
Wednesday 8th January 2014

This documentary was made with the help of RAMFEL, who are based in Ilford, Redbridge and whose Rita Chadha came to talk to us at our coffee morning last September.
Documentary following Fergal Keane as he uncovers the realities of life for some of Britain's estimated 600,000 illegal immigrants. In Ilford, east London, the journalist meets Shanki, a native Indian who, having outstayed the duration of his tourist visa, continued to work illegally and now finds himself embroiled in gang life and sleeping rough on the streets. He also encounters a Lithuanian couple struggling to find proper shelter as they recover from heroin addiction, and a man who faces an uphill struggle to return to his homeland.
More here.