27 Jan 2016: Holocaust Memorial Day - Redbridge

You are invited to attend
Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday 27th January 2016
at the Holocaust Memorial Garden
Valentines Park, Ilford at 11am

The UK’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day marks the liberation of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz Birkenau in 1945. Redbridge Council considers Holocaust Memorial Day important for humanity, and we hope that you can join us.

2016 is the 71st Anniversary
of the end of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day’s aims are . . .

  • To remember . . . all victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution – Jews, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), East European civilians, Russian prisoners of war, trade unionists, Communists, political opponents, disabled people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christians, gay men and lesbians and Black Germans.
  • To reflect . . . upon those affected by more recent atrocities, such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo and Darfur.
  • To educate . . . about the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of discrimination.

This will be the 16th year that Holocaust Memorial Day has been marked in Redbridge and the 15th in the especially dedicated Holocaust Memorial Garden in Valentines Park, Ilford.

For further information please contact
John Ward,
Corporate Equalities Manager
on 020 8708 2117
or email john.ward@redbridge.gov.uk

26 Jan 2016: Coffee Morning - The Dream Factory

Coffee Morning
and a talk on
Making Dreams Come True
with our guest speaker
Avril Mills, BEM

In the Hainault Room
Fullwell Cross Library
09:45 for 10:00am - 11:45am

Tuesday 26th January 2016

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 e-mail Barkingside21@btinternet.com

23 Jan 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Burns Night

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16
Burns Night
at Ilford Golf Club
291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, IG1 3TR
Saturday, 23rd January
at 7.00 for 7.30pm
Tickets: £30.00
(includes traditional Burns Night meal, a band and a piper)
Licenced Bar

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)

20 Jan 2016: Local Forum - Cranbrook

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 20 January 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cranbrook Primary School, 
The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS

· 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.

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.

Local Forum meetings are held every month at venues across the Borough.

This forum is the more formal Question Time element only and does not include a Market Place.

15 Jan 2016: The Spangles Gang at Cricklefields

Join us for a brilliant mix of live music!
Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1FY
(10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station, opposite Cauliflower pub)
Friday 15 January 8 – 11.15pm

The Spangles Gang
Passionate, entertaining, enthusiastic and spontaneous 5-piece band playing country, folk, bluegrass and old time songs www.myspace.com/thespanglesgang

Ayo Bamidele
Selection of original guitar-based songs from brand new album ‘Friendly Sky’

Young singer with an amazing voice

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

13 Jan 2016: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board

Meeting Wednesday 13 January 2016
5th floor training room, Forest House, 
16‐20 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BA


1.  Welcome, introductions and apologies for absence
2.  Minutes of last meeting 7 October and matters arising
3.  Introduction to the Online Data Dashboard for SNBs
4.  Consideration of MOPAC data and Borough Commander’s report to Board
  • Crime & ASB
  • Borough comparision
  • Public confidence and victim satisfaction
  • Complaints against borough officers/staff
  • Stop & search
  • Taser use
  • Firearms use
  • Independent custody visitor (ICV) scheme
  • Glossary
5.  Council update (Mark Benbow)
6.  Safer Neighbourhood Board funding updates ‐ Progress reports from:
  • Anti Knife UK
  • League of British Muslims
  • RedbridgeCVS
  • Redbridge Forum
  • Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch
  • Redbridge Pensioners Forum
7.  Feedback from any other bodies
8.  GLA Safer Neighbourhood Board review report
9.  Any other business
  • Draft letter to Mayoral candidates
  • Progress on recruiting Appropriate Adults – verbal report
10.  Date & time of next meeting: 6.30pm Thursday 21 April at 6.30pm- 8.30pm

12 Jan 2016: Grange Farm - History and Wildlife - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk: Grange Farm: History & Wildlife

Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 8pm

The 90 acres of the Grange Farm Centre include the wildlife-friendly Chigwell Meadows (pictured) and a home for Essex Wildlife Trust, who manage the Roding Valley Nature Reserve just over the bridge. Rob Draper will bring us up to date.

Admission £3-50, £3 for RSPB and WREN members, children free

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.

Telephone: 020 8989 4746
E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

8 Jan 2016: Al Neville at the RAFA


R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA 
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 8 January 7.45pm

Al Neville
Talented & entertaining singer-songwriter with many strings to his bow!
"Songs to make you laugh and cry (not necessarily at the same time)" www.alanneville.wix.com/music

Chris Hatwell and Nick Engel are an accomplished guitar duo performing a wide range of material including blues, jazz, Latin, Flamenco & mellow https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=EgsR1KIYGM0

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