29 Nov 2014: Christmas Bazaar at the Hospital Chapel Ilford

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Christmas Bazaar
At Hospital Chapel on Ilford Hill
Saturday 29th November
11 a.m. To 3.30 p.m.
Admission 30p
Usual stuff

29 Nov 2014: Mayor's Appeal - Trip to France

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
Trip to France
Travelling to Boulogne and making a short stop at a hypermarket
Saturday, 29th November
leaving from
Sir James Hawkey Hall
Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BG
at 6.00am and returning at 8.30pm (approx.)
Tickets: £40.00
(includes Champagne Breakfast)
All passengers must have a valid British/EU passport
Small children will require suitable booster seats
To book, contact Mary O’Shea:
Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com or Tel: 07748 155 680

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

25 Nov 2014: Coffee morning - Redbridge Community Timebank

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Barkingside 21: Your community - your environment
Coffee morning
And a talk on
Redbridge Community Timebank
With our Guest Speaker
Ros Southern,
Director, Sophia Hubs Seven Kings

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library
9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am
Tuesday 25th November 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

24 Nov 2014: Local Forum - Gants Hill

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 24 November 2014
6pm to 9.15pm
Redbridge Institute, Gaysham Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6TD
This is the second 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.

22 Nov 2014: Roding Valley Way Cycle Ride - @sustrans

Sustrans Bike ride
Saturday 22 November 2014 - Roding Valley Way Cycle Ride
Meet at 10:30am at Manor Park station.
Ride leader is David (Redbridge Borough Lead) - me@DavidGiddings.me.uk

Approx. 15 miles and 3 to 3.5 hours with a café stop. It is suitable for all bikes except perhaps those with tyres thinner than 25mm as there is a good surface but some muddy patches and leaf litter. Pace will be appropriate for the slowest rider but between 8 to 12 mph.

The Roding Valley Way (RVW) follows the river Roding, known as Barking Creek when it enters the Thames, from the Romford Road (A118) near Ilford up to Ray Park in Woodford. The M11 also follows the river from about half way into the ride fortunately it is elevated and so not a big issue. After an initial half mile on-road the outward ride is nearly all off-road (there is one remaining section of the RVW which should be completed this year) on a good cycle/walking path while the return, to avoid just retracing our steps, is on a parallel route on mostly quiet side-roads. The route begins and ends at Manor Park station on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line (bikes allowed off-peak) and takes the Roding Valley Way up to Ray Park with a café stop either there or a little earlier at Redbridge Lakes. The route out is gently uphill, as we are going up river, with one steep, short section to go over the A406 North Circular road while the return is in general gently downhill except for two short, quite steep, inclines caused by the need to cross the A12.

22 Nov 2014: Christmas Market at St Peter's

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St Peter’s Aldborough Hatch
Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, Ilford IG2 7QN
Bus Routes: 66, 296 and 396 – Nearest Station: Newbury Park
Christmas Market
Saturday 22nd November
10am to 4pm
St. Peter's Church Halls
Grand Draw at 3.30pm
First Prize: £100 of John Lewis Vouchers; Second Prize: Luxury Hamper;
Third Prize: Half Case of Selected Wines
plus many other prizes
Amongst the stalls will be
Christmas Goods, Home-made Cakes and Preserves, Craft, Christmas Cards and Notelets - Refreshments
Father Christmas in his Grotto
11.30am to 1.30pm
Come and visit the Exhibition of Nativity Sets in Church
10am to 4pm

21 Nov 2014: Seven Kings Winter Fayre

Seven Kings Winter Fayre
Friday 21 November 2014, 3pm - 7pm
Seven Kings Station
Brought to you by the Seven Kings Business Partnership

  • Shopping
  • Community stalls
  • food stalls
  • Children's entertainment
  • Light switch on by 'Special guests'

15 Nov 2014: Mayor's Appeal - Race Night

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15

Race Night at
Sir James Hawkey Hall
Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BG
Saturday, 15th November
at 7.00 for 7.30pm (prompt start)
Tickets: £15.00
(includes Ploughman’s supper)
Bring your own drink and nibbles

To book, contact Mary O’Shea:
Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com or Tel: 07748 155 680

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

14 Nov 2014: Public meeting - Save King George Hospital

Public meeting - Save King George Hospital
Friday 14 November 2014
7:30pm  Fullwell Cross Library

MPs Mike Gapes (Ilford South) and Lee Scott (Ilford North) along with Cllr Wes Streeting (Redbridge Council Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing) will say why the plan to close King George A&E needs to be abandoned and must be the recommendation of the major piece of work commissioned by BHRUT into the feasibility of closing KGH A&E.

The September BHRUT AGM papers annouce the major piece of work below:

Key risks to the strategy

HfNEL focused principally on quality, with financial sustainability considered for northeast London as a whole, and due to the loss of income and significant capital development needed at Queen’s, the overall impact of the changes on BHRUT’s financial position is expected to be negative.

Implementation of the changes is predicated on significant productivity improvements that have not yet been realised, including reduction in length of stay to create sufficient bed capacity at Queen’s to deal with the additional activity it will see.

Although the Trust is committed to following through on the above elements and delivering them, before embarking on any other aspects, we have asked for a major piece of work to take place to look again at the data – including projected population and demand – that was used to develop the original Health for North East London proposals. ENDs

14 Nov 2014: Escape to Cricklefields

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 14 November 8 – 11.15pm

Graham Larkbey & the Escape Committee
Feel-good rock band making very welcome return visit www.facebook.com/escapecommittee
Melodic duo featuring guitar, bass and original songs, making their debut appearance at the Green Fair Music Club
Oliver Payne
Young singer also making his debut appearance with original songs & popular covers of Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard & George Ezra
Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2)
No membership required – all welcome
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk

13 Nov 2014: No More Abuse Campaign meeting

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A.P.V. Always Protecting Victims
The No More Abuse campaign and launch to tackle and support victims of domestic violence in Redbridge
The launch of the campaign starts with a talk and open discussion on:
Thursday 13 November 2014
start 7:00pm
Town hall, 128-142 High Road Ilford IG1 1DD
in the Lambourne room
Contact Pauline Fynn tel 07474 333044
e: pauline.fynn@yahoo.co.uk
Twitter: @NoMoreAbuse14

12 Nov 2014: Feasts, Festivals & Holy Days
- Women's Interfaith Workshop

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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

RFF warmly invite you to join us at our Women’s Interfaith Workshop:

Feasts, festivals and holy days: what do we celebrate?

Date: Wednesday 12th November 2014 Time: 1.30pm—3:.30pm
Venue: Singh Sabha London East Gurdwara, 722 High Rd Seven Kings, IG3 8ST (near
Homebase) Bus from Ilford 86
Cost: £3 Voluntary contribution as agreed at the first workshop

Interfaith women workshops are held to enable women of all ages and from different faith backgrounds to meet together and discuss topics that really matter to them. The programme for this workshop will include a short presentation on the Sikh faith followed by a group discussion on “Feasts, Festivals and Holy Days: what are they about?” This workshop is being supported by the LBR former Area 5 committee.

At the end of our first workshop, one of our members suggested the topic for this workshop. It comes from the fact that we all felt that we needed to learn and share an understanding about the basics of one another’s faiths. For this workshop we will explore the festivals of the faiths represented by our group: ‘What we celebrate, how we celebrate it and why’. We will find out what is similar and what is different in the way we celebrate our festivals. We will probably learn about some wonderful symbols, foods and rituals in the process too.

Light refreshments will be provided
For more information, and to book your free space please contact Saira Yakub on 020 8708
2478/2445 or email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk

11 Nov 2014: Remembrance Ceremony at Fairlop Waters

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Fairlop Heritage Group
Lee Scott MP
Remembrance Ceremony
Uroczystosci upamietniajacych
On Tuesday 11th November at 10.30am.
Forest Road, Ilford, Essex IG6 3HN
to remember all those who served in two
World Wars, especially those from Australia
and Poland.

Pamiec uroczystosc odbedzie sie w wodach
Parku Krajobrazowego Fairlop na 11 listopada
na 1030am do zapamietania wszystkich tych,
którzy w obu wojnach swiatowych, zwłaszcza
te z Australii i z Polski

For further details contact the Fairlop Heritage Group
tel: 07910 768560 email: fairlopplaintimes@gmail.com

11 Nov 2014: A Miscellany of Birds

Tuesday 11 November

North East London RSPB Group Talk: A Miscellany of Birds

Two years ago David Hassell spoke to us about Texas. This evening he returns to entertain us with a Miscellany of Birds, an overview of birds from all areas of the UK. Come and hear about owls, woodpeckers, plovers and rarities such as the stone curlew.

8p.m Gwinnell Room, St Mary’s Church, 207 High Road South Woodford E18 2PA

General admission £3.50, WREN and RSPB members £3, school children free

11 Nov 2014: Remembrance Service at Holy Trinity

Remembrance Services
at Holy Trinity Church , Barkingside

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of world war 1, we will be holding a special Remembrance Service on the Tuesday 11 November at 10.45 a.m. This is in addition to the Acts of Remembrance during the 3 services on Sunday 9 November at 8 am, 9.30 am and 11.15 am.

Residents and visitors to the area are very welcome to attend any of these services. Our address is Mossford, Green, Barkingside, IG6 2BX.
All faiths welcome.
Visit our website at http://www.holytrinitybarkingside.org.uk/

8 Nov 2014: Dogtober Christmas Market

This year, the Guide Dogs Training School in Woodford Green, Essex is launching a new event. The Dogtober Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, 8th November from 1 - 5pm. We aim to make this a great day for all the family with blindfold walks, tours of the kennels, holiday foods and various craft stands.

Guide Dogs Training School
Findlay House
7 Manor Road
Woodford Green

7 Nov 2014: Darklights 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 7 November 7.30 – 11pm

Robin Grey & Friends
Creative singer-songwriter returns with musician friends after a spellbinding performance at the club last year www.robingrey.com

Davida & Jason present ballads, jazz, blues & gospel songs

Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2)
No membership required – all welcome
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk

3 Nov 2014: Meeting: London City Airport changes to Flight Paths

London City Airport’s plans to change its flight paths
Monday 3rd November 2014
Wanstead Library
Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London, E11 2RQ

Buses: 66, 101, 145, 308, W13, W14 all within a short walking distance
About 5 minutes walk from Wanstead Underground Station

The plan to concentrate the flight paths will have a real impact on places like Bow, Leytonstone, Wanstead and beyond into Redbridge (Gants Hill, Barkingside) and parts of Havering (Collier Row). Below is a map from the airport’s consultation document.

London City Airport are consulting on changes they propose to make to flight paths. They intend to concentrate all the flights over particular areas. This would have a profound impact on these communities. Yet few people have been told about the planned changes.

We asked London City if they would organize public meetings in the affected areas but they refused to do so. We, therefore, have organized a meeting on the issue to which we invite you.

And here's a petition; click!