29 Aug 2015: Community Safety Day - Ilford Town Centre

Community Safety Day
Community Pitch, Ilford Town Centre
Saturday 29th August 2015
11am – 4pm

with the London Fire Brigade, Local Police with their property marking scheme, Neighbourhood Watch and street crime prevention officers.

25 Aug 2015: Local Forum - Barkingside

Redbridge Local Forum
Tuesday 25 August 2015
2pm to 5pm
Fullwell Cross Library, High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2EA

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 (2-3pm)
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 - 3:15pm
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.

25 Aug 2015: Ask the Commander - Redbridge Police

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This is your opportunity to meet Borough Commander Sue Williams and members of the Redbridge Senior Leadersip Team and ask questions about policing issues that concern you

Tuesday 25 August 2015
19:00 - 20:30 hours
Ashurst Drive Baptist Church
Ashurst Drive, Gants Hill, IG2 6QH

Hosted by IG2 Watch

22 Aug 2015: Hainault Fire Station Open Day

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Fire Station Hainault Open day
Free Admission
Saturday 22nd August 2015
386-388 New North Road Hainault, Ilford, IG6 3DY
From 11am until 5pm
"Bring the kids along to the fire station for a fun day with lots to see and do"

20 Aug 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Cream Tea at Valentines Mansion

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Mayor’s Appeal 2015/16
Cream Tea
Valentines Mansion
Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA
Thursday, 20th August
3.00 to 5.00pm
Tickets: £12.00
Includes welcome drink and cream tea
To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
Tel: 020 8708 2297 Mob: 07748 155 680
or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.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)

16 August 2015: Wanstead Park Guided History Walk

Sunday 16th August
Wanstead Park Guided History Walk
11am- 1pm

shoulder of mutton pond - image credit Wanstead Parklands
Free event, run by Friends of Wanstead Parklands
Led by local historian Richard Arnopp
Meet at Car park in Warren Road

9 Aug 2015: ‘Creating The Cob Oven Kitchen’ Permablitz – Assembly Day

Sunday, 9th August 2015
Time: 10am-5.30pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden

At our Preparation Day earlier on this month we worked with wonderful Permablitz team completing the first stage of this project. Now, we will be assembling an outdoor kitchen to protect the cob oven from the rain, make space to keep dry wood, shelves to store stuff, tables for preparing pizzas – and a place for the cooks to cook and friends to hang out…No previous woodworking experience needed.
To register please contact: info@permablitzlondon.com

Find us here.

9 Aug 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 9 August 2015 from 11am to 3.30pm with
v Caitlyn R – teenage singer/songwriter & guitarist
v The Happy Couple – gentle music on jaws harps/guitars
v Sam Castell-Ward – original songs with a punk edge
v Lizzie B– originals & cover songs with acoustic guitar
v Micky Brown & Richie Barrett – songs with guitar/violin
v Blue Roses – jazz standards on vocals, sax & keyboard

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 13 September, 11 October

Supported by 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

2-8 Aug 2015: Mammoth Trading in Ilford

Market to raise funds for Ilford Mammoth

For the first time ever Redbridge will hold a traders market and fayre to raise funds for the Ilford Mammoth. Our event starts on the 2nd August 2015 and will comprise of seven days of market trading in our town centre with a difference.

Our intent is to help small businesses, new start-ups, community groups and charities compete with more established businesses. This is not an opportunity for stalls from across the country to ply their trade in our high street selling items we do not need or are irrelevant - not at all!

This will be an opportunity for local people to try out new ideas in the high street for a short period to see if their local knowledge of our needs as a community were correct. So hopefully you should see items for sale, or information distributed that is both relevant locally and beneficial.

Give us a try and help raise money to install a £50,000 replica mammoth skull of the one found here in 1864 by Sir Antonio Brady. The mammoth is being donated to us by Natural History Museum London and is currently displayed in their mammalian section at the museum. The real skull is in the main foyer of their building and will remain there as one of their most prized assets.

The Mammoth Fayre will be held in Ilford town centre on the following days:
  • Sunday 2nd August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Monday 3rd August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 4th August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 5th August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 6th August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 7th August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 8th August 2015 from 09:00 - 18:00
Come out and support local business. Look out for the family activities that include: face-painting, henna art and children's art activities.

For more details or to hire a pitch call Wilson Chowdhry on 020 8514 0861 or email info@eastilfordbettermentpartnership.org. For an application form (click here)

1 Aug 2015: ‘Organic Pest Control And Disease’ Workshop

Saturday 1st August 2015
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Price: £5/£3 concessions.
Forest Farm Peace Garden

Natural pest control is less expensive than buying and applying pesticides, and it's safer for your garden, your family, the natural wildlife and the environment.
Learn safe and tried methods of preventing insect damage, attracting beneficial insects and making non-toxic home-made remedies at the workshop run by our Community Food Grower. To book your place contact Anna at: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

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