30 Jun 2014: Area 4 Committee - CANCELLED

Area 4 Committee
Meeting Cancelled by vote at Full Council on 19th June 2014


We publish the date for the next Area 4 Committee meeting with some trepidation – they seem to be getting further and further away into the future. Despite ‘support’ from the present coalition we note that their number and frequency continue to decline – now quarterly for Area 4 while others are down from 6 to 5. And we don’t even know if this scheduled meeting will go ahead as planned. A change of administration after the local elections on May 22nd could well see Area Committee meetings axed in order to pay for services elsewhere.

Whilst we have been staunch supporters of these meetings in the past it now appears that they are past their sell by date in that the community issues of the day (like the Oakfield Marquee) seem to be dealt with outside these meetings much more often. And if there is a big issue the ward councillors will certainly know about it. Maybe there is a greater role to be played by community groups like Barkingside 21 and SOS with specific topic meetings? Your feedback on this will be valued and welcome.

Aldborough, Barkingside and Clayhall wards
Monday 30th June 2014
7:15pm
Proposed venue: William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park
Agenda may magically appear here 5 working days before the meeting

29 Jun 2014: Armed Forces Day Parade - #Redbridge


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Armed Forces Day Parade
Sunday 29 June • 11am • Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford IG1 1DD

Show your support for the men and women who serve and have
served in Her Majesty’s Forces: including currently serving troops,
service families, veterans and cadets.
  • Armed Forces Day Marching Parade with the veterans and cadets
  • flag raising ceremony
  • medal presentation to service personnel
Find out more: www.redbridge.gov.uk/armedforcesday
or call 020 8708 3747

28-29 Jun 2014: St Peter's Flower Festival - Let's go to the Movies


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St.Peter’s Church
Aldborough Hatch, Newbury Park, Essex IG2 7QN
Buses: 66, 296 and 396 • Underground: Newbury Park (Central Line)
Flower Festival
LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES
with Craft Market
Saturday 28th June
– Church open from 10am to 6pm
– Craft Market open from 10am to 5pm
– Refreshments available from 10am to 5pm (including hot and cold drinks,ploughman’s lunches, strawberries and cream teas)
– The Eastbury Concert Band on the Green at 11am
– St. Barnabas Band on the Green at 1pm
– ‘Bells Aloud’ from St Margaret’s, Barking on the Green at 2pm
– Choral Music The choirs of St. John’s and St. Peter's, and friends will give a recital in Church at 3pm
– The Palmerstone Dancers on the Green at 4pm
– Service of Compline in the Church at 6pm
Sunday 29th June
– Service of Holy Communion in the Church at 9am
– Church open from 10am to 6pm
– Craft Market open from 10am to 5pm
– Refreshments available from 10am to 4.30pm
– Indian Dancers from Redbridge Asian Mandal on the Green at 1pm
– The Palmerstone Dancers on the Green at 2pm
– Choral Music The choirs of St. John’s and St. Peter's, and friends will give a recital in Church at 3pm
– Charmas Stage School on the Green at 4pm
Monday 30th June
– Church open from 10am to 7pm
Additional parking at Aldborough Hall Farm (next to The Dick Turpin)

27, 28 & 29 Jun 2014: Ilford This Way - A High Street Odyssey

A High Street Odyssey by award winning Inspector Sands in Ilford High Road as part of the Labyrinth Theatre Festival.

On Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 June
10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm (2pm & 3.30pm only on Sunday)
Free but places are limited.
Booking through the Labyrinth Box Office 020 8708 8803.
Meeting Point: Redbridge Town Hall

A High Street Odyssey is a promenade audio-tour of Ilford High Road for up to 40 people. Kitted out with instructions, headphones, binoculars and an umbrella, the audience is guided on a dream-like voyage into the histories and mysteries, the archaeology and mythology of the everyday high street.

A High Street Odyssey is an Ilford This Way commission, an exciting public art programme to develop a creative direction for the town centre, building on what is here and unique to Ilford.

25 Jun 2014: Area 3 Committee - CANCELLED

Area 3 Committee
Meeting Cancelled by vote at Full Council on 19th June 2014

We publish the date for the next Area 3 Committee meeting with some trepidation – they seem to be getting further and further away into the future. Despite ‘support’ from the present coalition we note that their number and frequency continue to decline – down from six to five for 2014-15, while Area 4 hits quarterly. And we don’t even know if this scheduled meeting will go ahead as planned. A change of administration after the local elections on May 22nd could well see Area Committee meetings axed in order to pay for services elsewhere.

Whilst we have been staunch supporters of these meetings in the past it now appears that they are past their sell by date in that the community issues of the day (like the Oakfield Marquee) seem to be dealt with outside these meetings much more often. And if there is a big issue the ward councillors will certainly know about it. Maybe there is a greater role to be played by community groups like Barkingside 21 and SOS with specific topic meetings? Your feedback on this will be valued and welcome.

Fairlop, Fullwell and Hainault wards
Wednesday 25th June 2014
7:15pm
Venue to be decided
Agenda may magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

24 Jun 2014: Area 2 Committee - CANCELLED

Area 2 Committee
Meeting Cancelled by vote at Full Council on 19th June 2014

We publish the date for the next Area 2 Committee meeting with some trepidation – they seem to be getting further and further away into the future. Despite ‘support’ from the present coalition we note that their number and frequency continue to decline – down from six to five for 2014-15, while Area 4 hits quarterly. And we don’t even know if this scheduled meeting will go ahead as planned. A change of administration after the local elections on May 22nd could well see Area Committee meetings axed in order to pay for services elsewhere.

Whilst we have been staunch supporters of these meetings in the past it now appears that they are past their sell by date in that the community issues of the day (like the Oakfield Marquee) seem to be dealt with outside these meetings much more often. And if there is a big issue the ward councillors will certainly know about it. Maybe there is a greater role to be played by community groups like Barkingside 21 and SOS with specific topic meetings? Your feedback on this will be valued and welcome.

Bridge, Church End, Monkhams and Roding wards
Tuesday 24th June 2014
7:15pm
Venue to be decided
Agenda may magically  appear here 5 working days before the meeting

24 Jun 2014: Coffee Morning - The New Redbridge Council with Jas Athwal


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Barkingside 21
Your community - your environment

Coffee Morning

And a talk on
The New Redbridge Council
With our Guest Speaker
Jas Athwal,
Leader, Redbridge Council

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 24th June 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

22 Jun 2014: World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden



World Music Day 2014

 

Sunday 22nd June
12pm - 4pm

FREE ENTRY

Come and join us on Sunday 22nd June from 12pm - 4pm for our annual World Music Day event at Forest Farm Peace Garden < click link for directions

We have 5 great acts from around the World ready to perform and teach us a thing or two about their diverse cultures and musical styles.

Alongside the musical acts and workshops we've got some great activities lined up, including:

Herbal First Aid with Debbie Syrett

Summer Foraging Walk with Aaron 'Hedgerow' Edgeley

Bee Keeping talk and tour with Fred and Aileen

Pizza Making in the Cob Oven with Sophie and Jenny from
 Redbridge Vision - Sport & Health Team

Community 'Give and Take' Stall with the Redbridge Recycling Team

Cakes for Sale

Meet the Staff and Volunteers

and much, much more.

Bring along a picnic and a blanket and settle down for an afternoon of music and culture in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Farm Peace Garden.

21-22 Jun 2014: Midsummer Music Festival

Here it is! The 12th annual summer weekend Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest - never mind Glastonbury, Ilford is the place to be on Saturday & Sunday next week! For the first time since it began in 2003 the popular celebration of live music actually commences on Midsummer's Day itself, Saturday 21 June!

Two days of uplifting live music from many different genres will include pop and rock to folk and blues via jazz, soul, UK hip-hop and R&B, classical and latin.

30 different acts will play 'for free, for fun, for everyone' in the spirit of this perennially successful festival of live music over the weekend, reflecting the diversity of styles that are a feature of all the events organised by Redbridge Green Fair Music Club and Redbridge Music Lounge, the two voluntary organisations whose continuing partnership is responsible for the Music Fest again this year.

See below for details of the running order for each day

Something for every taste and all absolutely free for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday 21 June 10.30am to 6pm in Ilford High Road (outside Waterstones bookshop). Take a break from the shopping!
Sunday 22 June 10.30am to 8pm Valentines Park (outside the cafe by the Children's Playground). Bring your picnic!

Look forward to seeing many of you there
Best wishes
Steve Collins & Chris Wyatt

Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest 2014 Weekend Programme

Saturday 21 June 2014 – Ilford High Road


Time
Artist
Set length
10.30
Redbridge Music Lounge Players
20
11.00
The Shades
20
11.30
Annie Maguire
20
12.00
Jasmine
20
12.30
Rachael Silver
20
1.00
Ryan Green
30
1.40
Dread Fury
20
2.10
Struck Twelve
20
2.40
Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective
30
3.20
NtT
20
3.50
Sam Castell-Ward
30
4.20
The Path Ahead
30
5.10
Cockney Treble
30

 Sunday 22 June 2014 – Valentines Park Cafe
Time
Artist
Set length
11.00
Unhalfbricking
20
11.30
Bernice
20
12.00
Dr Hows Lounge
20
12.30
New Giants
30
1.10
Linda Em
20
1.40
Blue Hearts
30
2.20
HeadSpace
20
2.50
Lizzie B
20
3.20
Little Rock
30
4.00
Gabby Niman
20
4.30
Ten String Fever
30
5.10
Playing Rapunzel
30
5.50
The Traveling Tilburys
30
6.30
River Bird
30
7.10
The Tea Project
30

Programme may be subject to change
Contact Steve Collins 07917 050490 or Chris Wyatt 07929 071155

19 Jun 2014: Full Council - Business

Redbridge Full Council
Thursday 19th June 2014
7:15pm
Council Chamber, 
Town Hall, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD

Agenda will magically appear here 5 working days before the meeting

This is where the new council gets down to business. We can expect to see the appointments to the new Cabinet, but we may have to wait for the speculated new committee structure minus Area Committees and Regional Planning Committees and the expected modifications to the 2014/15 budget. We will also get to see what sort of Opposition we will have under the guiding hand of Cllr Paul Canal.

What we will be looking for, although we don't expect to get it at such an early stage, is some indication of what arrangements will be put in place to engage with residents and community groups once Area Committees become Dead Parrots.

19 Jun 2014: Culture, Tradition & Religion - Blurred Boundaries?


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The Redbridge Faith Forum
warmly invites you to their
Annual General Meeting and Election of the RFF
Management Committee
followed by an
Open Public Forum on
Culture, Tradition & Religion - are the boundaries between them blurred?

Is there a fine line between culture, tradition and religion?
Are some cultural practices or traditions given a false sense of
respectability by linking them with faith communities or beliefs?
And are some cultural practices mistakenly upheld as a faith
requirement?
There will be a short presentation on this fascinating topic followed by an
open and frank audience discussion and participation in a question and
answer session with a panel of multi-faith representatives.
Please join us for this important and informative discussion and sharing of
views and experience.

Date: THURSDAY 19th JUNE 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Gurudwara Singh Sabha London East,
722/730 High Road, Seven Kings IG3 8ST
Light refreshments will be provided
For more information, and to book your FREE place contact:
Saira Yakub on 020 8708 2478/2445 or email
faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk

19 Jun 2014: District Nursing before the NHS - Jean Fullerton


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District Nursing before the NHS: an afternoon with Jean Fullerton

Local author Jean Fullerton was born in the East End of London. She is a qualified district nurse and started writing thirteen years ago. Jean is currently working on the third book in her East London nurses’ series featuring Nurse Millie. This series will be the basis of this afternoon with Jean, looking at District Nursing before the NHS.

Fullwell Cross Library
Thursday, 19 June 2014
2pm
Cost: £3/ticket. Please book in advance on 020 8708 9281

For more information call 020 8708 9281
www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries
@RedbridgeLibs

18 Jun 2014: Inaugural meeting of Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board


Inaugural meeting of 
Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board
7pm Wednesday 18 June, 
5th floor, Forest House, 
16-20 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BA.
— at RedbridgeCVS.

Functions of the Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board
  • Establish policing priorities in the borough by bringing together the priorities identified by the Ward and Neighbourhood Panels and feeding in to the Redbridge Safer Communities Partnership Board.
  • Monitor crime performance and community confidence.
  • Monitor complaints against police officers.
  • Monitor complaints from victims of crime.
  • Provide assurance that a system of independent custody visiting (ICV) is delivered.
  • Ensure all wards have a ward panel.
  • Oversee the borough Independent Advisory Group (IAG).
  • Support Neighbourhood Watch.
  • Ensure the stop & search community monitoring function is delivered.

14 Jun 2014: Fun in the Park at #Barkingside Rec


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Fun in the Park
Special WW1 Commemoration display
Free children's rides
Archery and climbing tower
Stalls
Human fruit machine
Dr Bike
Cycle try out area
Saturday 14th June 2014
Barkingside Recreation ground
Cranbrook Road/ barkingside High Street
IG6 2BJ (opposite Barkingside Tesco)
Open times: 11am - 5pm
Free entry
Brought to you by your local churches

13 Jun 2014: HeadSpace at Cricklefields


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REDBRIDGE GREEN FAIR LIVE MUSIC CLUB
Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 13 June 8 – 11.30pm

Sweet ‘n’ Lowdown
5 to 7 piece jazz guitar combo who perform Jazz, Bossa Nova, and the best of the Great American Songbook. Many numbers with a distinct Latin vibe
www.facebook.com/thesweetandlowdownsound

HeadSpace
HeadSpace is a songwriting collaboration between Paula David: singer, poet, storyteller, author, and Nigel Mear: guitarist, singer-songwriter. HeadSpace have developed their own distinctive style with a soulful collection of original guitar based songs, as featured on their new EP ‘HeadSpace’
www.headspacemusic.co.uk

+ Green Fair Music Club debut for young singer Jasmine

Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
Email: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Website: www.rgf.org.uk

12 Jun 2014: Full Council – Ceremonial

Redbridge Full Council
Thursday 12th June 2014
7:15pm
Council Chamber, 
Town Hall, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD

Agenda will magically appear here 5 working days before the meeting

This is the annual ceremonial Full Council meeting. It is where our councillors elect the Mayor and the Council Leader for the next municipal year. The councillor in the frame for mayor is Cllr Ashley Kissin and it would seem likely that we will have a new Leader in the form of Cllr Jas Athwal, since his Labour party got an overall  majority of the seats at the May election. Of course we could get an early Redbridge version of the Monty Python "splitter" sketch, but I somehow doubt it.

The really, really interesting feature of this meeting is that it is 5 working days before the Business meeting and the agenda and papers for that will be published on this day, which will tell us, amongst other things whether Area Committees have had their day.

10 Jun 2014: All that crawls, flutters and flies (NEL RSPB)


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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Illustrated Talk: Big Skies and all that Crawls, Flutters and Flies

Paul Forecast studied forestry and wildlife, becoming a countryside ranger for a local authority. He has worked for the RSPB for twelve years and is now Regional Director for Eastern England. Who better to take us round the natural treasures of East Anglia?

8pm Tuesday 10 June
in the Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church
207 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA
Admission £3.50, £3.00 for RSPB & Wren members,schoolchildren free

St Mary's Church is a short distance north of our old meeting place. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

North East London RSPB Local group

8 Jun 2014: Sunday Music Fest at valentines


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Best of the Music Fest

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club
A second season of FREE and diverse live music once a month on Sundays in
The Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA

Sunday 8 June 2014 from 11am to 3.30pm with

v Unhalfbricking – duo playing classic folk-rock songs
v Annie Maguire – young singer/guitarist with pop covers
v Storm in a Teacup – international traditional folk music
v Linda Em – original folk/blues songs from celtic roots
v Traveling Tilburys – Tribute band with pop favourites

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 13 July, 10 August,
14 September, 12 October

Supported by Vision RCL, Community First & LB Redbridge

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

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

6 Jun 2014: River Bird at the RAFA


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REDBRIDGE GREEN FAIR MUSIC CLUB
ACOUSTIC ZONE R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 6 June 7.30pm

River Bird
Gentle jazzy soulful trio with a touch of Latin!
Fernanda, Luis & Mick on vocals, keyboard & guitar www.riverbird.net

Dr Hows Lounge
Original Acoustic Folk/Rock ....tonight in the duo format! https://soundcloud.com/drhowslounge

Gabs Edwards
Singer/songwriter/guitarist from The Village pub Orford Road E.17

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

1 Jun 2014: Open Garden in Wanstead

Marian Temple will be opening her wonderful garden on Sunday June 1st from 2pm to about 5pm. In aid of Amnesty International, there will be a donation for entry. Children get in free, and this year there will be a Children's Trail.

As usual there will be the excellent teas, coffees, home made cakes, home made jams and chutneys, and plants from the garden for sale, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.

The garden surrounds 43 Grove Park, Wanstead E11 2DN. Grove Park is the street with the Coop Supermarket on the corner in the High Street. No 43 is the last house on the left at the bottom of the hill.

Last year saw a record amount raised for charity. The amount of passion and time Marian puts in to this day deserves even more, and a visit to the garden is always a rewarding experience.