27 Feb 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Old Tyme Music Hall

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16
Ilford Town Hall
For your delectation and delight,
the Most Worshipful the Mayor of Redbridge
proudly presents an undeniably droll
with a

A fundraising celebration in memory of
Peggy Oliver
the Redbridge Pearly Queen who died last
September after four decades of indefatigable
fundraising for so many local charities

Saturday, 27th February
at 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00
Bring your own drink, and your own jellied eels (if you must!)
(Ed: There's Danny's Pie & Mash in Barkingside and Robins in Wanstead)

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)

25 Feb 2016: Community Consultation - Fairlop Quarry

Public Consultation and Exhibition
Thursday 25 February 2016
12:30pm - 8:30pm
Redbridge Football Club, Station Road, IG6 1NB
(There is disabled access and facilities plus adequate parking)

As you may be aware, Brett Tarmac Ltd has been extracting and processing sand and gravel at Fairlop quarry for many years. They are now moving towards submitting a planning application for the final stages of the site – which will be Phases E and F. Further details are included in the brochure here.

The event is aimed at residents local to Aldborough Hatch and Fairlop in general to advise them of the proposals, to assist in understanding the proposals, answering any queries and receiving feedback.

If you have a particular interest in the quarry and the proposed extensions, there will be a preview of the display boards in the Football Club House. These will be in hourly slots on Wednesday 24th February at 4, 5, 6 and 7pm and on Thursday 25th at 9 and 10am. At the preview event the Brett team will be available to take you through the displays and discuss any areas of interest that you may have.

If you would like to take up this opportunity, please let them know your first and second choice of slot, so they can allocate accordingly. Please reply to the email address fairlop.information@tarmac.com or alternatively telephone 01206 332277 (24 hour answerphone).

This public exhibition is just the first stage in a lengthy consultation process and there will be many other opportunities to discuss the proposals.

25 Feb 2016: Save King George Hospital - Public Meeting

Save King George Hospital - Public Meeting

Thursday 25 February 2016
Lambourne Room, Town Hall, High Road, IG1 1DD
(entrance in Oakfield Road)

24 Feb 2016: Ask the Redbridge Senior Police Team

An opportunity to meet members of the Redbridge Senior Leadership Team and ask questions about policing issues that concern you.

Wednesday 24 February 2016
7 - 8:30pm
Hainault Forest Community Centre, 
100b Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4DF

Twitter: @MPSRedbridge

24 Feb 2016 : Redbridge Music Lounge

The Redbridge Music Lounge
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.

extra sessions @ new time  12:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 6 and 20 January
Thursday 14 and 28 January
Thursday 4 and 18 February
Wednesday 10 and 24 February

The Cranbrook Centre
Melbourne Gate, Melbourne Road, Valentines Park, Ilford IG1 4SB
for directions see www.cranbrookcentre.london

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

24 Feb 2016: Introduction to Permaculture and People Care

Wednesday, 24th February
Forest Farm Peace Garden
Find us here.

Come along for our open morning event, look around and enjoy our free workshop on "Permaculture and People-Care" with educator Ros Bedlow!
A natural system, like a woodland, keeps itself going. It doesn’t need weeding, or fertiliser. How does it do that, and can we learn from it? Can we work with nature to create truly sustainable systems?
The principles of permaculture can help you design your garden, or your balcony. But the lessons we learn from nature can also be applied to people: how we relate to each other and work together.
The workshop will introduce you to the basics of permaculture, and to some ideas about how you could apply it in your daily life and work.

If you would like to book a place at the workshop please e-mail

23 Feb 2016: Coffee morning - Epping Forest - Then and Now

Coffee Morning
and a talk on
Epping Forest - Then and Now

with our guest speaker
Jacqueline Eggleston
Head of Visitor Services - Epping Forest

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

Tuesday 23rd February 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

21 Feb 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Big Band Night

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16
Big Band Night
Denmark Street Big Band
featuring vocalist Paul Wood

at Ilford Golf Club
291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, IG1 3TR
Sunday, 21st February
at 7.15 for 7.45pm
Tickets: £25.00 (includes finger buffet) 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)

19 Feb 2016: Traveling Tilburys visit 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 19 February 8 – 11.15pm

The Traveling Tilburys are a unique tribute to the Traveling Wilburys and the songs spanning the Atlantic by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. Enjoy this memorable mix of song-writing talent!

Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams
Frankie and Sue make a welcome debut appearance at the Green Fair Music Club with a set of traditional folk songs presented largely acapella, with occasional accompaniment from Frankie’s fabulous fiddle playing. A tantalising filling to the Tilbury’s two set sandwich!

Steve O’Donoghue
Popular local songwriter also singing at the club for the first time

Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2) Licensed Bar and welcoming atmosphere in this family-friendly venue
Contact: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com 07917 050490 www.rgf.org.uk

17 Feb 2016: Local Forum - Loxford

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 17 February 2016
6pm to 8:45pm
Uphall Primary School, 
Uphall Road, Ilford, IG1 2JD

· 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 this Local Forum: a Market Place and a Question Time.

Market Place
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
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.

15 Feb 2016: Redbridge Mobility Scheme - TfALL

Redbridge Mobility Scheme
Monday 15th February 2016 – 2-5pm
Fifth floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, 16-20 Clements Rd, Ilford IG1 1BA

The first Transport Action Group meeting of 2016 will be in two halves.
2.00pm: Plans to end Redbridge Mobility Scheme
3.30pm: Break
4.00pm: Plans for 2016. What speakers would you like to hear from? What actions would you like to take? What transport issues are most important to you?
5.00pm: Meeting ends

There’s no obligation to attend both halves of the meeting.

Redbridge Mobility Scheme: Redbridge Mobility Scheme is a door-to-door transport scheme. It makes 20,000 journeys a year and currently has 4,556 members. But Redbridge Council are planning to cut the scheme. They’ll make a decision at a Full Council meeting on 3rd March.

The council say that since Taxicard is available, there’s no need to fund both schemes. But the current Taxicard allowance is just one return journey a week. We are concerned about the impact that cutting the Mobility Scheme will have on disabled and older people’s ability to get out and about. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss our response to the proposed cuts, and tell councillors how the cut could affect us.

If you’re not able to attend, but you nevertheless have views on the proposed closure of Redbridge Mobility Scheme, you can contact Mark Santos, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care. You can email mark.santos@redbridge.gov.uk; phone 020 8708 2099; or write to:
Mark Santos
c/o Members' Services
Town Hall, Ilford
Essex, IG1 1DD

On the 9th February, there will be a Cabinet Meeting where Redbridge Mobility Scheme will be discussed, with the opportunity to speak, if requested in advance. It would be powerful if Mobility Scheme members were able to attend and speak about how ending the scheme would affect them. If you would like to attend with other Transport Action Group members, please phone Jon Abrams on 020 8925 2435 or email jon@redbridgeconcern.org.

Redbridge CVS is an accessible venue, but should you have specific requirements, for example, a speech–to–text or a signer, please contact Transport for All by the end of January.

Please let us know you are coming by calling Transport for All on 020 7737 2339 or email lianna@transportforall.org.uk. Refreshments will be provided. Redbridge CVS is a short walk from Ilford Station (no stepfree access…yet!) and is served by buses 25, 86, 123, 128, 145, 147, 150, 167, 169, 179, 296, 364, 366, 369, 396, 462, W19. Don’t hesitate to phone Transport for All if you’d like assistance planning a journey.

15-19 Feb 2016: Half Term courses for kids at Redbridge Cycling Centre


Novice Go-Ride Skills
15th February 13:00-16:00 or 18th February 10:00-13:00
fun skills for ages 5-10 concentrating on basic cycling techniques (must be able to ride without stabilisers).

Novice Go-Ride Skills Follow Up
19th February 13:00-16:00
Basic skills development on the circuit for riders who have completed the Novice Go-ride skills course. Ages 5-10

Introduction to Mountain Biking (MTB)
17th February 10:00-13:00.
Suitable for riders who have limited off road experience. Ages 8-14.

Introduction to Road Racing
18th February 13:00-16:00
Suitable for riders who are competent and would like to try road racing bikes. Road bikes can be
hired from the Centre. Ages 8-14.

Introduction to BMX
15th February 10:00-13:00 or 17th February 13:00-16:00
Suitable for competent cyclists who wish to try BMX, this course is an introduction to basic techniques needed to ride the BMX track safely

BMX Follow Up
19th February 10:00-13:00
Suitable for riders who have completed the introduction to BMX course or who have basic BMX skills, this course will concentrate on improving riders skills and preparing them to race.

All sessions cost £10.00 per child. Bikes are available to hire for an extra £5.00.
Courses start promptly so please ensure that children are signed in 15 minutes before the start.
Courses are all held outdoors so please be prepared for inclement weather. Refunds will only be given for course cancellations by the centre.
To book please call 0208 500 9359, with payment by debit or credit card. A parental consent form is also required prior to the session.
Phone: 020 8500 9359 or email rcc@vision-rcl.org.uk
Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HP

9 Feb 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Chinese New Year at The White Swan

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16
Celebrate Chinese New Year
The White Swan Restaurant
Tuesday 9th February 2016
at 7 for 7:30pm

30, The Broadway, Woodford Green, IG8 0HQ
Tickets: £25.00
(includes welcome drink, 2 courses and Dragon Dancing)

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)

9 Feb 2016: The Work of a Wildlife Ranger - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk: The Work of a Wildlife Ranger

Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 8pm

Francis Castro is the Senior Nature Conservation Ranger for Redbridge, so his work affects the wildlife that many of us see in the parks and elsewhere

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

7 Feb 2016: An Afternoon of Entertainment at Fullwell Cross

Sunday 7 February 3.00 to 4.30 pm

Entry ticket includes complimentary drinks- 
£6 Adult £2 Child under 12

Redbridge Faith Forum and Redbridge Equalities & Community Council invite you to an afternoon of entertainment at IRDSA Hall ,Craven Gardens, Barkingside IG6 1PS

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of song, music, dance, poetry and storytelling, performed by members of our multi-cultural community.

For further information & to purchase tickets contact the RFF office on faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk - telephone 0208 708 2478.

Spaces are limited – tickets released on a first come basis so don’t delay!

Please note that this is a fund-raising event for the two local charities – ticket price includes complimentary hot drinks but there will be the opportunity to purchase refreshments. The venue is fully accessible & on bus routes 150, 167 and 462 and just a short walk from route 128 & Fairlop central line station. There is a large free public car park on Fullwell Cross roundabout adjacent to the hall.

5 Feb 2016: Folk, Irish & Tangos at the RAFA


R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA 
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 5 February 7.45pm

Sally Vinson & Rachel Eyres
CD Launch night! Versatile duo – folk, Irish, tangos, bluegrass & original songs on guitar, mandolin & fiddle from lovely new album ‘Take a Chance’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GKBH8ixiJs

The Jones Boys
Folk, World & Acoustic Roots music from exceptional duo featuring vocals, mandola, accordion, keyboard, percussion
Myspace : www.myspace.com/thejonesboys1
Reverbnation : www.reverbnation.com/thejonesboys

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

4 Feb 2016: Margaret’s Story
- #LGBT+ History Month

Redbridge Rainbow Community in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage present their new film documentary, and exhibition of art work by local Redbridge artist Margaret Pepper.

Part of LGBT+ History Month, Margaret’s story tells the powerful story of Margaret, a local Trans' woman living in Redbridge.

Thursday 4 February 2016
6pm – 7:30pm
Fullwell Cross Library