29 Jun 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Dine out at Papillon

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Mayor’s Appeal 2015/16

Dine out at Papillon Restaurant
Monday, 29th June
at 7.00 for 7.30pm
13 Brook Parade, High Road,
Chigwell, Essex IG7 6PF
Tickets: £25.00
(includes 2 courses and wine on the table)

To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
Tel: 020 8708 2297 Mob: 07748 155 680
or Email: broadwaymandv@aol.com

In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities:
Citizens Advice Bureau Redbridge (Registered Charity No 1091547)
Carerstrust (CT EHHR) (Registered Charity No 1060865)
Guide Dogs UK (Redbridge Training Centre) (Registered Charity No 209617)
Hopes and Dreams (Registered Charity No 1020016)
PDSA Pet Aid Hospital (Registered Charity No 208217)
Redbridge Equalities & Community Council (Registered Charity No 1002357)
Redbridge Faith Forum (Registered Charity No 1118675)

27-28 Jun 2015: Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest 2015
at Ken Aston Square and Valentines Park

The programme timetable can be found here.

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Music in the Town, Music in the Park
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2015
Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest
Redbridge Green fair and Redbridge Music Lounge

Saturday 10:30am - 6pm Ken Aston Square Fullwell Cross Barkingside
Sunday 11am - 8pm Valentines Park by Boating Lake cafe and playground
More information:
Steve Collins 07917 050490
Chris Wyatt 07929 071155
website: www.rgf.org.uk

27-29 Jun 2015: St Peter's Annual Flower Festival
- Two of a Kind

Flower Festival 2015
Theme: Two of a Kind

St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch

Saturday 27th 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, salad
  • lunches, strawberries and cream teas)
  • St Barnabas Band on the Green at 11am
  • Robert Pyatt at the keyboard on the Green at 1pm
  • ‘Bells Aloud’ bellringers from St Margaret’s, Barking on the Green at 2pm
  • Choral Music The combined choirs of local churches - a recital in Church at 3pm
  • The Palmerstone Stage School Dancers on the Green at 4pm
  • Service of Compline in the Church at 6pm

Sunday 28th 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
  • The Palmerstone Stage School Dancers on the Green at 2pm
  • Choral Music The combined choirs of local churches - a recital in Church at 3pm

Monday 29th June
  • Church open from 10am to 6pm

27 Jun 2015: 1215 and all that
- Musings on the Magna Carta by Valentine Singers

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Valentine Singers
Conductor: Christine Gwynn
Piano: Tim Smith
Musings on the Magna Carta
Gilbert and Sullivan
Trial by Jury
Vaughan Williams
In Windsor Forest
Saturday 27th June 2015, 7:30pm
St Mary's Church, South Woodford
207 High Road, E18 2PA
Tickets: £12: £7 for students/benefit holders
(£14/£9 on the door)
Box Office: 020 8550 4654
Book online from www.valentinesingers.org
Tickets also available from
The Mayfair Stationers, 80 High Street Barkingside
www.valentinesingers.org info@valentinesingers.org Registered charity 1037459

25 Jun 2015: Local Forum - Aldborough

Redbridge Local Forum
Thursday 25 June 2015
6pm to 8:45pm
William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, IG2 7SS
These forums are the new community engagement meetings 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.

24 Jun 2015: Redbridge Music Lounge

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The Redbridge Music Lounge
next sessions 11 am - 2 pm
Wednesday 6 and 20 May
Wednesday 10 and 24 June
For all musicians, composers and songwriters
The Redbridge Music Lounge aims to establish an opportunity to network with local musicians, of all genres and ages, to promote, develop and perform the diverse musical culture found within our local community.
@ Ilford Sports Club Pavilion
3 Cricklefield Place Ilford IG1 1FY
( near the Sir Isaac Newton Academy opposite the Cauliflower Pub
Large car park . Pavilion is at the end of the road next to sports track)
For directions see www.ilfordsportsclub.com
The venue is for musicians and anyone interested in playing music, who are retired, in part-time work, unemployed or semi-professional, even if committed to bands/groups already, but have time and expertise to offer and share mainly, for daytime projects, events and local festivals .
Please feel free to bring along your instruments and perform
Rehearsal equipment and performing facilities are available too.
For further information please contact :- Chris Wyatt
mob: 07929 071155 e-mail: criswyatt@aol.com www.rmluk.org
Registered Company No. 8158390 Registered Charity No. 1151132

23 Jun 2015: Coffee Morning - Hidden Histories

This is a change of plan. We originally had Mark Santos speaking on the Fairness Commission but we now have another meeting on the same subject on the Saturday before (details to follow) organised by Redbridge CVS. So we have changed the subject and speaker.

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Barkingside 21
Your community - your environmnet

Coffee morning

And a talk on
Hidden Histories

With our Guest Speaker
Judith Garfield,
Eastside Community Heritage

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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

20 Jun 2015: Big changes coming to Council services
- Have your Say!

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Big changes are coming to Council services…
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
The Aldborough Room,
Fullwell Cross Library
140 High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2EA

Redbridge Council is currently planning to make £70 million savings due to cuts in funding. What are the key services that you think should be protected or changed? How can we work together to protect the most vulnerable people?
The Redbridge Fairness Commission has been set up to investigate poverty and inequality in Redbridge and look at how the Council and its partners are taking action in the light of the changes that are coming. As part of this work we want to know what YOU think!

Alternatively you can attend:

Monday 6th July 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Churchfields, South Woodford, LONDON, E18 2RB

Thursday 11th June 2015 7pm – 9 pm
Albert Road Ilford IG1 1HW

Organised on behalf of London Borough of Redbridge by Redbridge CVS
RedbridgeCVS is a Company Limited by guarantee: No. 2569614 (registered in England) and a Registered Charity No. 1005075

20 Jun 2015: Hungarian Cultural Evening with Eastside Community Heritage

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Hungarian Cultural evening
celebrating refugee week 15-21 June 2015
Saturday 20 June 2015, 7pm
The Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP
For more details contact katherine@ech.org.uk
or call 020 8553 3116

This refugee week join us in celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK, by enjoying an evening of Hungarian Culture and learning about the refugees from the 1956 revolution. Event includes an exhibition and performance by the Balaton Hungarian Dance Group. Refreshments provided.

20 Jun 2015: Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

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Saturday 20 June 2015
Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie
12noon, 2pm and 4pm
Ken Aston Square Barkingside High Street
All ages - Free

19 Jun 2015: Festival in the Park - Eton Manor Rugby Club

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Festival in the park!
Friday 19 June
11am - 5pm
Nutter Lane, Wanstead,
London E11 2JA
at Eaton Manor Rugby Club

Live bands Photo booth Vintage cream tea Sport taster sessions Art & music workshops Information & health tents Staged music & dance acts Food & drink available to buy Raffle Prize for the best summer outfit
For more details call 020 8708 5121

19 Jun 2015: Give and Take at Central Library

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Give and Take Day
A Give and Take day is a waste exchange or swap event; a chance to get rid of things you don’t need any more and pick up something you do need.
Upcoming Give and Take days
Our very first Give and Take event in the Central library was a great success and inspired us to work in a partnership to offer our residents a regular venue. Give and Take days are now planned on a monthly basis in the Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA from 1pm- 5pm.
Please note that donations will be accepted until 3pm only and you can bring along things like books, CDs, DVDs, sportswear, bric-a-brac, clean clothes, kitchenware, homeware, toys and games. Unfortunately we are unable to accept bulky items (such as furniture), electrical items or infant car seats.

Friday 19 December 2014
Saturday 17 January 2015
Friday 20 February 2015
Friday 6 March 2015 - part of Climate Week
Friday 17 April 2015
Saturday 9 May 2015 - part of Compost Awareness Week
Friday 19 June 2015 - part of Recycle Week

For further information please call Habiba on 07980 732337

16 Jun 2015: Public Meeting on baseline assessments at 4

There is an explanatory leaflet here.

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Redbridge Against Baseline Assessments
4 Too Young to Test
Do you want your child to be tested at 4 years old?
Do you want your child to be compared to another child who may be 11 months older?
Do you want your child to be taken out of class to complete a computer-based test in their fist days in Reception?
Come to the meeting.
Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 6:30pm
Gloucester room, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, IG1 1EA
This will be a child friendly event
Speaker: Sara Tomlinson, primary school teacher and secretary, Lambeth National Union of Teachers
You can contact Redbridge against baseline testing at tooyoungtotest@outlook.com

14 Jun 2015: Live Music in the Walled Garden at Valentines Mansion

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Best of the Music Fest

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club
A third 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 14 June 2015 from 11am to 4pm with

v Playing Rapunzel – story & myth in folk song
v Redbridge Music Lounge Players – popular songs
v Catherine Lima Jazz Band – vocal-led smooth jazz
v Ten String Fever – violin/guitar folk/ jazz/film/tango
v Gabby Niman – show tunes/pop ballads with keyboard
v Spangles Gang – old-time, country, folk, bluegrass

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October

Supported by the Mercers Company, Vision RCL
& the Gardeners Cottage Cafe

All welcome – bring your picnic blanket!
Information: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com
Phone 07917 050490
www.rmluk.org www.rgf.org.uk

13 Jun 2015: UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition - Pakistan Floods 2010

The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition is conducting research on how communities in the UK have been affected by disasters. In particular we are looking at how the Pakistani community in the UK was impacted by the flooding that hit Pakistan in 2010.

To begin the project we are interviewing people in a relatively informal way and listening to their experiences and reflections. We are hoping to speak to as many people as possible. The discussion will take place in a small group and your comments can be anonymous if you so wish.

The research is part of a wider project looking at the link between climate change, disasters and migration www.climatemigration.org.uk 

We are holding a meeting in Ilford, east London with RAMFEL on Saturday 13th June between 6.30-8pm at the RAMFEL Training Room, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QP.

Please ring Rita Chadha on 0208 478 4513 or email rita.chadha@ramfel.org.uk or further information

13 Jun 2015: Pop over for a Pop-Up at Seven Kings

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Pop up 4 Seven Kings
Saturday 13 Jun 2015
Seven Kings Station, Cameron Road
12noon - 4pm
Independent pop up stalls, crafts, face painting, Tree dressing, hot food and drinks, plus much more
Sophia Hubs, Hansons Estates, Vision, Redbridge council

More information at

12 Jun 2015: Corragh at Cricklefields

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place 486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1FY (opp.Cauliflower pub, 10 mins walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 12 June 8 – 11.15pm

Jamie Williams and the boots collective
Jamie and the band blend the raw power of delta blues; ballads full of passion & longing; songs protesting against injustices of life; and up tempo rockers guaranteed to get even the most jaded toes tapping! www.jwroots.co.uk

Welcome first appearance for Corragh playing lively Irish dance tunes and songs on flute, fiddle, mandolin & guitars. Influences include the Dubliners, Christy Moore and the Pogues, guaranteed to get feet tapping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79jLWLVjt5Y

Smith Sound Brand new duo formed from Paperbacks and Rainwater Lodgers www.facebook.com/smithsoundband
Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2) All welcome
More information 07917 050490 www.rgf.org.uk e-mail: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

10 Jun 2015: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

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Redbridge Safer neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting
Meeting Wednesday 10 June 2015
6.30pm, 5th floor training rooms, Forest House, 16‐20 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BA
No Item Time Page
1 Welcome, introductions and apologies for absence 6.30pm ‐
2 Cllr Keith Prince – Update for Board on role as Advisor to Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)6.35pm ‐
3 Minutes of last meeting 11 March 2015 and matters arising
 Progress on recruitment of Appropriate Adults
 Progress on taser presentation
4 Consideration of MOPAC data pack for Redbridge (incorporating Borough Commander’s report to Board:
‐ Recorded crime
‐ Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
‐ Public confidence and victim satisfaction
‐ Complaints against borough officers/staff
‐ Stop & search
‐ Independent custody visitor (ICV) scheme
‐ Further sources of information
5 Local authority role in enforcement and powers they hold (Mark Benbow) 7.25pm ‐
6 Local Authority update (John Anthony) 7.40pm ‐
7 MOPAC update (Gemma Woznicki) 7.50pm ‐
8 Safer Neighbourhood Board funding bids:
Progress report on previously funded projects
Consideration of submitted bids (to be circulated at meeting) 8.00pm
9 Feedback from other bodies:
Chair’s report 8.20pm
10 Proposed dates for meetings 2015/2016 8.25pm
11 Any other business:
Date & time of next meeting - 6.30pm Wednesday 9 September 2015 8.25pm

9 Jun 2015: A Year at Minsmere - RSPB North East London

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A Year at Minsmere
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 8pm
Admission £3-50, £3 for RSPB and WREN members, children free

Minsmere is a place where you can rely on seeing a remarkable variety of birds, from waders on the scrape to nightjars on the heath - as Alex Bass knows well.

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

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.

6 Jun 2015: Guide Dogs Fun Day at Woodford Bridge

Fun Day and Craft Fair
Saturday 06 June 2015 - 11:00 am to 5:00pm
Guide Dogs Training School (Redbridge)
Findlay House, 7 Manor Road, Woodford Green, Essex , IG8 8ER

This year the Redbridge Guide Dog Training School will be welcoming visitors from 11am- 5pm for its annual Fun Day and Craft Fair!

We are opening our doors to the community to help them to learn more about what their local Guide Dogs Training School does. Since the 1930s, Guide Dogs have trained and partnered over 30,000 guide dogs – transforming lives for people who are blind or partially sighted. Many of these dogs trained in the local area.

This event will be attended by more than 2,000 people and will showcase our amazing work. There will be dog demonstrations, craft stalls, refreshments, a BBQ, and of course the opportunity to meet some of our wonderful 4 legged friends.

Admission is £2 for adults, children are free. Sorry, no pets allowed on site.

Lisa Clayton
0845 372 7421

5 Jun 2015: Black*Scarr 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 5 June 7.45 – 11pm

Emma Scarr and Johnny Black produce songs that are modern but classic-sounding, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry www.18tilidie.com

Graham Larkbey
Singer, guitarist, harmonica player taking a break from the Escape Committee to give us one of his hugely enjoyable solo sets

Admission only £4 (under 18’s £2)

www.rgf.org.uk 07917 050490 rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

3 Jun 2015: Redbridge - London or Essex?
a Debate hosted by ECH

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REDBRIDGE - London or Essex?

To celebrate 50 years of the London borough of Redbridge, Eastside Community Heritage is running a programme of events focusing on whether Redbridge is considered London or Essex.
Join in the debate with us at our reminiscence sessions:
3rd June at Fulwell Cross Library 11am -12pm
2nd July at Goodmayes Library 11am - 12pm
And for a talk on 9th September at Redbridge Central Library - 6:30 pm
For more information contact
Katherine@ech.org.uk or call 02085533116