28 Oct 2014: Local Forum - Ilford

Redbridge Local Forum
Tuesday 28 October 2014
6pm to 9.15pm
Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA.
This is the first of the flagship community engagement meetings of the new Labour administration which replace Area Committees. There is no formal agenda.

· Problems in your local area?
· Want to get involved to change things?

Come to a Local Forum and talk to us about ideas and issues in your local area. Raise questions and concerns about Council services that affect you.

Local Forum meetings will be held every month at venues across the Borough.
There will be two parts to each Local Forum: a Market Place and a Question Time. Most Local Forums will be held in the evening and occasionally some will be held in the day.

Market Place (6-7pm)
The first part of the Local Forum is the Market Place. You can browse stalls staffed by Council officers and Councillors to discuss issues that affect you, including planning, litter, parking, benefits and housing.
Partners including the Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Liberty Credit Union, HealthWatch and local voluntary sector groups will also be at the Market Place.

Question Time - 7:15pm
The Market Place will be followed by a more formal Question Time, where you can put questions to Councillors and senior Council officers. Questions can be submitted in advance using the form at www.redbridge.gov.uk/localforums or asked on the night.

28 Oct 2014: Coffee Morning - Why Relationships Matter

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Barkingside 21
Coffee Morning
And a talk on
Why Relationships Matter
With our Guest Speaker
Patsy Whiteside,
Trustee, Relate London North East

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

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

26 Oct 2014: The Band of The Parachute Regiment perform

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SSAFA Reg charity 230760

The Band of The Parachute Regiment
Sunday 26th October 2014
at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch
Tickets John Kliber
01708 556534
Adult £20
Senior Citizens, Children & Groups (10 or more) £18

25 Oct 2014: Breaking Chains - Making Change
- One World Week Celebration and Social

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Ilford One World Week
Breaking Chains - Making Change 19 - 26 October 2014

One World Week exists to provide the space for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to challenge inequality, discrimination and degradation, locally and globally.
7.15: Climate change awareness with Mike Gapes MP
8.00: Food
8.15: Music concert with Redbridge Music Lounge
Actions we can take to do something about climate change in the run up to the next general election
Fair trade stall open on the night
For more information contact Francis on 020 85585270 or Peter on 07816 068947 or petermusgrave1950@gmail.com

  • Working together in caring for the earth and its resources
  • Taking action for justice, equality, peace and fullness of life for all
  • Building relationships of mutual respect that cross boundaries
  • Running local events that celebrate the diversity of cultures in our communities

25 Oct 2014: “Health, Happiness and Apple Pie”
- An introduction to Transition Town Redbridge

Transition is one manifestation of the idea that local action can change the world.  The aim of Transition is to help you be the catalyst in your community to make where you live more resilient, healthier and bursting with strong local livelihoods, while also reducing its ecological footprint.  It’s something that can only happen from the ground up, driven by ordinary people.
Transition Town Redbridge was established in 2014 and is hosting its first ‘mini-conference’.
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Date: 25th October 2014
at the ‘Enterprise Exchange’
(3rd floor of Exchange, Ilford) 
2.00pm Food in Transition
2.30pm The Brixton Pound / Alternative Economies
3.00pm Saving Energy / Cutting Bills
3.10pm The Sharing Economy
3.15pm Seven Kings Time Bank
Please drop in and find out more about Transition Town Redbridge.  For more information, please contact Matt Maple at mmaple@mattmaple.magic-shoes.co.uk.

Transition Town Redbridge aims to create a healthier, happier and better informed population with a much greater community and environmental focus, with an active involvement in local affairs. Redbridge should be sustainable for generations to come, based on the long term needs of our communities and the environment.

22 Oct 2014: Coffee Morning with Aldborough & Barkingside Police teams

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0930 - 1100

· Meet your local
Neighbourhood Policing Team and find out how you can get involved locally

· Find out how to get involved with Neighbourhood Watch in your area

For further details - please call us on 020 8721 2566 / 020 8721 2567 or contact us by email; aldborough.snt@met.police.uk / Barkingside.snt@met.police.uk

19 Oct 2014: Multi-Faith Walk of Peace

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Redbridge Faith Forum
Charity No: 111867
National Compacts Award Winners for Advancing Equalities 2012
c/o Redbridge Town Hall, 128 - 142 High Road, Room 76 Third floor, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD
Tel: 020 8708 2478 Email: faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk

Multi-faith Walk of Peace
Sunday 19th October 2014,12 noon to 4.00 pm

Come and join Redbridge Faith Forum's 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.

We will gather at 12 noon on the forecourt of the Seventh Day Adventist Church ~ 14-16 Coventry Road Ilford IG1 4QR where Rabbi Becker will set us off with the message of peace
from the Jewish Community.
We will then enter the Church where the Elders of the Seventh Day Adventist Community will continue the message of peace from the Christian Community.
We will leave at 12:45 to walk to the Buddhist Vihara, 9 Balfour Road IG1 4HP to
hear the teachings on peace from the Buddhist Community Shoes to be removed if entering the prayer chapel.
Leaving at 13:00 we will progress to the Hindu Temple at 43 Cleveland Road IG1 IEE and continue with a message of peace with the Hindu Community. Shoes to be removed
At 14:15 we will move on to the Mosque 52-58 Albert Road IG1 1HW to join the Muslim Community for the Islamic message of peace. Shoes to be removed and heads covered
At 15:00 we start the final walk to the Sikh Gurdwara High Road IG1 1TW for the Sikh
message of Peace Shoes to be removed. Please note the Sikh Community would require both men and women to cover their head by wearing a scarf / hankerchief as a head covering ~ available at the Gurdwara.
 Refreshments will be provided at the start of the walk and at the end you are invited to have Langar which is both vegetarian food and the Gurdwara dining hall.
 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 that is 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 act with respect to each other and each place of worship.
 Ask before taking photos or videos at each venue.
For Information and advance registration contact RFF: on 0208 708 2478 or faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk

17 Oct 2014: Little Rock at Cricklefields

Hi friends
We have three more great acts for you this week at Ilford Sports Club.
Bob Gilbert played a fine set of his varied songs on Sunday in the Walled Garden so if you missed him then here's another chance to catch his performance.
Caitlyn R is a brand new act for us - another talented local teenager with songs of her own and some great covers. Topping off a great evening's music we welcome back Little Rock, an excellent rock/country/Americana/blues band led by songwriter & guitarist Del Browne. The band were a big hit at several local festivals this summer including our own Green Fair and Midsummer Music Fest, as well as the Wanstead Festival last month.
We hope to see you there
Best wishes
Steve Collins
(07917 050490)

Next month's Green Fair Music Club dates:
Friday 7 November at the RAFA Club: Robin Grey & Friends plus darklights
Friday 14 November at Ilford Sports Club: Graham Larkbey & the Escape Committee plus Moorby-Jones

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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 October 8 – 11.30pm

Little Rock
Hard hitting rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of blues and a hint of country

Caitlyn R
Young singer-songwriter ranging from bubblegum pop to folky songs
www.soundcloud.com/caitlynrmusic www.youtube.com/user/L0veIndieMusic

Bob Gilbert
Singer/composer plays pop, rockabilly, ballad, rock & jazz songs

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

16 Oct 2014: Listening with King George & Queen's Hospitals

You Talk, We’ll Listen!
Your Listening events with King George and Queen’s Hospital

Date: 16 October 2014
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Place: Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street,
Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 2EA.

Places Still Available

Please join us at our first series of listening events to share your views about our local hospitals. We want to focus on the issues that you feel are important and directly affect the care you and your relatives receive when visiting our hospitals. Healthwatch and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital trust (BHRUT) have created an event called “You Talk, We’ll Listen” to give residents the chance to share their view, concerns and to provide feedback on any other the health and social services that are being provided.

As it is local residents like yourself that use these facilities, it is YOU that matter and YOUR feedback can help change them for the better. You will be sharing your views directly with Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins and senior staff from the Trust.

This week in the Ilford Recorder a number of concerns have been raised.

“Casualty crisis sparks call to halt A&E closure”
Campaigners have renewed calls for A&E closure plans to be scrapped after another London trust faced a beds crisis following the closure of one of its units. The Save King George Hospital campaign has urged Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust to ditch its long running proposal to close King George A&E, centralising services at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

“Queen’s sees rise in patient complaints”
The level of patient criticism of Queen’s Hospital increased by more than half in the three months leading up to June. The BHRUT Romford hospital, which treats patients from Redbridge, received 26 negative comments through feedback site NHS choices in the first quarter of 2014/2015, an increase of 53 per cent compared with the total between February and April.

“Trust plan to instil pride after 42% of staff suffer stress”
Nearly half the staff members at the health trust running hospitals serving Redbridge patients suffered from work-related stress last year. A survey of workers discussed at last week’s Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)’s board meeting showed 42 percent had suffered stress caused by work in 2013.

“Report: Cancer care ‘among UK’s worst’"
The trust that runs King George Hospital is among the 10 worst in England for cancer patient experience, according to a league table published by MacMillan. Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) is sixth from bottom, the cancer support charity said, “dedicated staff are making enormous efforts” to improve the quality of care”

If you have been affected by any of these issues, please come along or get in touch and tell us what you think needs to change to improve services. If you have any issues regarding health or social care in Redbridge than we want to hear from you.

For more information or if you would like to attend please email communications@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk or call 01708 503624.

You can also contact Healthwatch Redbridge direct to book your place.

Thomas Thorn
Information and Media Officer
Healthwatch Redbridge
Twitter:@HWRedbridge Facebook:Healthwatch Redbridge
Main Office: 020 8553 1236
Direct Line: 020 8514 9923

Healthwatch Redbridge is a Charity; number 1156320, and a Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; number 8389279. Registered office as above

14 Oct 2014: Talk: Restoring Rivers for Wildlife

Tuesday 14 October

Talk: Restoring Rivers for Wildlife

Andy Thomas from the Wild Trout Trust will be giving an informative talk about his work restoring rivers for fish and other wildlife, including the work he’s done with volunteers along Seven Kings Water. Come and learn what simple measures can dramatically improve river habitats.


FREE but booking essential as places are limited.

Valentines Mansion, Valentines Park, Emmerson Road, IG1 4XA

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

14 Oct 2014: The story at Rainham Marshes nature reserve - RSPB

North East London Local Group - RSPB

Rainham Marshes - our next upcoming talk

Our local reserve, opened not so many years ago, is now recognised as one of the stars in the RSPB's line-up, proving attractive to birds and other wildlife, and with excellent facilities to appreciate them.

Ben Newton, an assistant warden at the reserve, can tell us about its interesting past and its promising future.

8pm Tuesday 14th october 2014
The Gwinnell Room, St. Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA.
£3.50 for non RSPB members, £3 RSPB and Wren Group members, children free.

14 Oct 2014: Hate Crime Community Conference

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14th october 2014
Gloucester rooms, Central library Ilford
2-5 PM

Everyday people are bullied, called names, assaulted and targeted because they are seen as being different to thers.
They are targeted because:
  • of the colour of their skin
  • they are refugees
  • they are asylum seekers
  • they are migrants
  • they are Roma or travellers
  • of their religion
  • they are disabled
  • they have learning difficulties
  • they are lesbian, gay or transgendered
  • they are older people
  • they are alternative groups
This conference is part of the hate crime awareness week which aims to raise public awareness of hate crime and look at local provision for people affected by it.

Find out how we can better raise awreness of hate crime, how to report it, how to record it, how to stop it!

Newham Monitoring project
e: info@nmp.org.uk
e: office1@redbridgeequalities.org.uk
T 020 8551 8178

13 Oct 2014: Care Closer to Home

Although it doesn't say so directly this is a consultation about the proposed closure of Heronwood and Galleon units in Wanstead Hospital.

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Healthwatch Redbridge
Care Closer to Home:Tell us what you think

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge have recently extended their consultation ‘Making Intermediate Care Better’ to 15 October 2014.
Healthwatch Redbridge have heard recently from local people who are concerned at the level of changes being proposed.
We would like to invite you to discuss the consultation document and have your say on the proposals by attending a meeting.

13th October 2014
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road,
Wanstead, London E11 2RQ
(Lunch and light refreshments included)

We will be joined by members of the CCG to discuss the proposals and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
This is your opportunity to tell us what you think and to have your voice heard.

For further information, please contact
Healthwatch Redbridge on 020 8553 1236 or
email: thomas@healthwatchredbridge.co.uk

Healthwatch Redbridge is a Charity (number 1156320), and a company limited by guarantee (8389279), registered in England and Wales. Registered office as above.

12 Oct 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 12 October 2014 from 11am to 3.30pm

v Bob Gilbert – rockabilly, pop, ballad, rock & jazz
v Playing Rapunzel – folk duo songs of story and myth
v Aldersbrook Brass Quintet – diverse classical music
v Forbes-Moncrieff – English traditional folk duo
v The Dilemma – young band pop and indie rock songs

All welcome – bring your picnic blanket!

More Best of the Music Fest events in 2015??
…………..with your support…hopefully yes!

Keep in touch: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Phone 07917 050490

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

Supported in 2014by Gardeners Cottage Café,
Community First, Vision RCL & London Borough of Redbridge

11 Oct 2014: Woodford Fire Station - Community Safety Day

You are cordially invited to

The Woodford Community Safety Day
on Saturday 11h October 2014.

As part of the Woodford Festival, Woodford Fire Station will again be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 11th October 2014, 11am to 5pm.

This year the London Fire Brigade will be joining forces with the Metropolitan Police and other partners to offer a "Community Safety Day". This consists of the opportunity to view the station and emergency vehicles, meet local Fire-fighters and Police Officers, watch a presentation advising residents (particularly the elderly and vulnerable) about how to avoid falling prey to bogus callers, obtain free crime and fire prevention advice, and find out about the success of local Neighbourhood Watch groups.

A number of stalls will be set up distributing information and advice to the public.

As always admission is free and parking is available at nearby Hawkey Hall car park.

11 Oct 2014: Newbridge Autumn Fete

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

Saturday 11th October 2014
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, Raffle,
And Lots more!
Free balloons made by our top balloonist !
Meet the Mayor of Redbridge!

10 Oct 2014: Acoustics at the RAFA

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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 October 7.45pm

Sally Vinson & Rachel Eyres

Versatile duo perform folk, Irish, tangos, bluegrass and original songs on guitar, mandolin and fiddle


Classic FOLK ROCK (Fairport Convention and Lindisfarne) performed by Traveling Tilburys men Angus Colgan & Mick Day on Vocals, Mandolin, Bouzouki, 6 & 12 String Guitars, Harmonica, Electric Uke, Tenor Banjo and Percussion

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

7 Oct 2014: Mayor's Appeal - 10 pin Bowling

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To book, contact Mary O’Shea:
Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com or Tel: 07748 155 680
Registered Charity No 219279
Ten Pin Bowling
at Rollerball
at The City Pavilion
on Tuesday, 7th October
at 7.30 for 8.00pm start
Collier Row Road, Collier Row,
Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH
Tickets: £12.50
(Includes two games and buffet)
Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
All events held in the name of my Charity
this year, the Royal British Legion, will be
used solely for the benefit and welfare of
current and former members of the Armed
Forces and their dependents who live in the
London Borough of Redbridge.
Cllr Ashley Kissin
Mayor of Redbridge 2014-2015

7 Oct 2014: Coping with Dementia - Faith Forum

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Not sure how to cope ?

Second of five repeat sessions is on
Tuesday 7th October; 18:30pm
Ilford Islamic Centre,
54/58 Albert Road, Ilford IG1 1HW
People of all faith and none are welcome

(Everything you wanted to know about Dementia but were afraid to ask!)

With Alli Anthony of the Alzheimer society. Dispel some of the myths surrounding Dementia and Alzheimer’s and become better informed on all aspects of this condition.
Learn how to become a Dementia Friend or Champion.
Information and registration at RFF : 0208 708 2478 or
If you cannot attend this session there will be repeats at other faith venues in November
2014, January and February 2015 .

7 Oct 2014: East London Education Question Time

East London

Question Time
Giving teachers, parents and the community a say
  • Why are teachers striking?
  • Is it ok to use unqualified "teachers"?
  • Is OFSTED a political tool?
  • Do we need SATs?
  • Why is there a shortage of school places?
  • Are standards falling in our schools?

Admission is free but please register in advance for tickets with:london@nut.org.uk

Everyone is welcome especially parents, sixth form students, governors and anyone else with an interest in education

You can also send questions in advance to london@nut.org.uk
Tuesday 7th October
(soft drinks, tea/coffee from 6.00pm)

The Broadway Theatre, Barking, IG11 7LS (click here for directions)
Chaired by:
· Eddie Playfair - Principal NewVlc

Panellists will include:
· Christine Blower - General Secretary NUT
· Mike Gapes - MP Ilford South
· Stephen Law - Philosopher and author
· Maureen Okoye - Executive Headteacher Waltham Forest
· Professor Ken Jones - Professor of Education, Goldsmiths