30 Apr 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Table Top Sale

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16

Table Top Sale 
At Sir James Hawkey Hall
Broomhill Road, Woodford Green IG8 0BG
Saturday 30th April 2016
at 10:00 to 3:30pm 
(Stall Holders 9:00am to 4:00pm)
FREE Admission
Refreshments available
£12.00 per table

To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal on
020 8708 2297, 07951 789 836 or 07748 155 680

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)

28 Apr 2016: The 1939 Register

The 1939 Register is the most comprehensive survey ever taken of the civil population of England and Wales, it contains the personal details of 41 million people, captured on a single day on the eve of war, in September 1939. Find out more about the register at this session.

Fullwell Cross Library
Thursday 28 April
Please book in advance

www.thelittleboxoffice or at the library

www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries 0208 708 9281

24 Apr 2016: Annual "Tomorrows" Charity Day at Oakfield

Oakfield - 6th Annual "Tomorrows" Charity Day 
- Sunday, 24th April

There will be an all-comers 5 a side football tournament and two limited overs cricket games (a competitive National Cricket League match and one between local rivals Oakfield Parkonians CC and Hainault & Clayhall CC). Football and cricket will be under way by 2pm. We estimate that the football will finish around 6pm and the cricket will finish an hour or so later.

There will be bouncy castles and a bouncy assault course for the children, a face painter, BBQ, an ice cream van and a DJ throughout the afternoon. There will also be a Gladiator Duel bouncy area if the adults fancy trying their skills!

St. Johns Ambulance medics will be present throughout the day.

People will be most welcome to use the pavilion and bar for refreshments throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Please feel free to stay for as long as you wish.

“Tomorrows” charity

As much as this is a day for fun, it is also a fundraiser for “Tomorrows” charity. This was founded in 2010 by Tim Cross to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to try and find a cure for this debilitating disease.

There will be a raffle and silent auction to raise much needed funds for the charity.

As founder of the charity, Tim (an Old Parkonian) will be handing over a cheque on the day for £50,000 to the CF Trust. This will be used to further their research into gene therapy to seek a cure this terrible life shortening illness.

Donations can be made by going to www.moretomorrows.com and clicking the 'Make a Donation' box at the bottom of the page.

Please do come and indeed bring as many people as you can to support the ocassion. It will be a good inclusive family day out as it has been every year. We are sure that your families will be delighted, entertained and impressed by the activities and in support of a good cause too!

Warm Regards,
Chris Nutt
for the Save Oakfield Society
and Old Parkonians Association

23 Apr 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Trip to De Panne

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16

Trip to De Panne 
Enjoy a day in the Belgian seaside town
Saturday 23rd April

leaving from Sir James Hawkey Hall
Broomhill Road, Woodford Green IG8 0BG
at 6:30am and returning at 9:30pm (approx.)
Tickets: £39.50 per seat (cheques payable to Mayor's Appeal 2015/16)
(non returnable after 31st March if seat cannot be filled)
Includes ferry crossings between Dover and Calais
All passengers must have a valid British/EU passport
Small children will require suitable booster seats

For tickets please send form below to:
Mayor’s Appeal committee secretary
c/o Mayor's Office, Town hall, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD

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)

Trip to De Panne
Saturday, 23rd April 2016
Please return form and cheque (made payable to “Mayor’s Appeal 2015/16”) to:
Mayor’s Appeal Committee Secretary
c/o Mayor’s Office, Town Hall High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD
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23 Apr 2016: Bluebell Walk in Claybury Woods

Bluebell Walk
Saturday 23 April 2016

Meet at Claybury Park entrance on Tomswood Hill, opposite Wannock Gardens IG6 2QS

Come and join the Nature Conservation Rangers on a guided walk of Claybury Woods at its most beautiful time of year, when the bluebells and other spring flowers will be on display.

23 Apr 2016: St George's Day in Barkingside

Ken Aston Square, Barkingside
Join in the fun this spring

St George’s Day
Saturday 23 April 2016

Celebrate St George’s Day with a traditional Victorian Punch and Judy show, discover the KinoVan, Film London’s cinema-on-wheels for a vintage slice of London life on film. There will also be face painting, amazing balloon creations and arts and crafts.

Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.
Face painting & balloon modelling £1.75

Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA
www.redbridge.gov.uk (search for Better Barkingside)

21 Apr 2016: London Mayoral Hustings

London Mayoral Hustings
Hosted by
Evening Standard / Centre for London

Thursday 21st April 2016
6:30pm - 8pm
Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH

  • Sadiq Khan, the Labour candidate; 
  • Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate; 
  • Sian Berry, the Green Party candidate; 
  • Peter Whittle, the UKIP candidate; and 
  • Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat candidate, 
have all agreed to attend. This event is free, but you must register your interest and book. More information here: http://centreforlondon.org/event/london-mayoral-hustings-with-the-evening-standard/

The Guildhall has stepfree access and is a short walk from Bank station, which has stepfree access on the DLR line.

21 Apr 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Queen's Birthday Coffee Morning

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16

Queen's Birthday 
Coffee Morning
At Wanstead Library,  
Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, E11 2RQ 
Thursday 21st April 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm
Tickets: £10.00

Includes coffee/tea, croissants and cake
with music by the Bayswater Woodwind Quartet

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)

21 Apr 2016: What has the EU ever done for us?

What has the EU done for the UK's environment? London event

Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM 

B5 Auditorium, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King's College - 150 Stamford St, London SE1 9NH

Join Friends of the Earth and Environmentalists for Europe at their free event: "What has the EU done for the UK's environment?"

On 23 June the UK will vote on whether to remain a member of the European Union.

What impact will the EU referendum have on our environment?

We'll be debating that very question at our event – expect an engaging discussion with our keynote speakers:

• Caroline Lucas - Green Party MP
• Stanley Johnson - Co-chair of Environmentalists for Europe and former Conservative MEP
• Craig Bennett - Friends of the Earth CEO

And more to be confirmed

We’ll be chewing over this sort of stuff:

• What has the EU done for the UK environment?
• What are the environmental arguments for staying in the EU?
• How does the EU need to change to become fairer and more accountable to better protect people and the environment?

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. Register here

Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) is in favour of the UK remaining a member of the EU. See below for our reasons for taking this position.


We look forward to seeing you there.

21 Apr 2016: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board

Meeting Thursday 21 April 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm,
5th floor training room, Forest House, 
16‐20 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BA


to be advised

17 Apr 2016:
Back to the Fifties at Caterham High School

on 17th April 2016, Caterham High School will be 60 years old.
To celebrate there will be a
Back to the Fifties event on that Sunday

60th anniversary school fete
School reunion & memorabilia exhibition

Sunday 17th April 2016
11am - 3pm

Stalls - Games - competitions - food & drink - bar - school tours - classic cars +++

Caterham Avenue Ilford, IG5 0QW - 020 8551 4321

17 Apr 2016: The Angel & the Cad at Wanstead House

Meet acclaimed local author Geraldine Roberts at the Temple, Wanstead Park. 
Free event with tea and home-made cake!

"The Angel and the Cad" 
has received the accolade
 of being named “book of
 the week” in The Times.         
The City of London Corporation is welcoming author, Geraldine Roberts, to The Temple in Wanstead Park on Sunday 17 April to give a talk on her recent book ‘The Angel and The Cad’.

The event is running from 1:00-3:00pm and is free. It has been organised in conjunction with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.

There will be a 20 minute talk on the book, which tells the fascinating story of the life of Catherine Tylney-Long and her ill-fated marriage, which ultimately led to the demise of the once great Wanstead House.

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to discuss the book with the author.

Geraldine Roberts said:

“I’m delighted that The Angel and The Cad received such glowing reviews in the national press. It’s great to know that this astonishing story is finally reaching a wider audience.”

Wanstead Park, which used to surround Wanstead House, is now part of Epping Forest and is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation.

15 Apr 2016: The New Giants 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 April 8 – 11.30pm

The New Giants
A four piece from east London, who have honed their own brand of guitar based rock drawing together influences such as Crazy Horse, REM, The Who, Teenage Fanclub, and Tom Petty. Band members include Nigel Mear (guitars, vocals), John Bennett (lead guitar, vocals), Les Mear (bass guitar, vocals), Gary Powell (drums, percussion). www.myspace.com/thenewgiants

Singer featuring kicks & snares with sultry jazzy overtones

Three piece band from London playing hard rock, alternative and rock

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

15 Apr 2016: Defend our NHS - Public Meeting

Defend our NHS - Public Meeting

The government is overseeing a creeping privatisation of the NHS. Spending cuts are jeopardising lives. Adult mental health service cuts in England are now damaging the quality of care given to patients, according to a King's Trust report.

15th April 2016, 6:30pm
Churchill Room, Wanstead Library
Come along and Make your voice heard!

Speakers include John Cryer MP, Ivana Bartoletti, health experts and one of the junior hospital doctors in dispute with the government.

This meeting has been organised by Wanstead Labour

12 Apr 2016: A Year on my Local Patch - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk: 
A Year on my Local Patch

Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 8pm

Mote Park, Maidstone has a big lake in a big park with big trees. It's the local patch for Simon Ginnaw - a wildlife tour guide, who has been observing the wildlife there since his childhood.

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.

For further details call David Littlejohns on Telephone: 020 8989 4746

11 April 2016: Notice of AGM & Hustings for Havering & Redbridge #GLA2016

Barkingside 21 hereby gives notice of our 16th Annual General Meeting
to be held in the Aldborough room
Fullwell Cross library, High Street, IG6 2EA
on Monday 11th April 2016
commencing 7:30pm

This will be followed by Hustings for the Havering & Redbridge constituency in the run up to the Greater London Assembly Election and will be chaired, appropriately, by Patsy Whiteside, Chair of Trustees at Relate London North East.
Commencing at 8:00pm with a back stop of 9:15pm 
and to be continued afterwards in the New Fairlop Oak

The incumbant Member, Mr Roger Evans, is standing down after 4 terms. Candidates who have so far accepted our invitation are Keith Prince (Conservative), Ivana Bartoletti (Labour) and Lee Burkwood (Green). Other candidates may be invited as and when they are declared.

Update 22 Jan 2016: Lawrence Webb (UKIP) will be joining us.
Update 14 Feb 2016: Ian Sanderson (Liberal Democrat) will also be with us.

Keith Prince
Ivana Bartotelli
Lee Burkwood
Lawrence Webb
Ian Sanderson
Liberal Democrat

7 Apr 2016: Redbridge NHW's first "Informathon"

The Trustees and Ward Coordinators
Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Trust

cordially invite you to our first Informathon event. (Information/Marathon)

To be held at Beal School, Woodford Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG4 5FD in the new hall which, along with the car park, is accessible from Woodford Avenue - North-bound carriageway (approach from Gants Hill roundabout or Longwood Gardens roundabout).

Buses 123 or 179 from Gants Hill underground Station.

If a map would be useful, please click on this link: http://www.bealhighschool.co.uk/contact/
The map is near the bottom of the page.

We have lined up several inspiring speakers, all expert in their own field.

If you are interested in Crime Prevention, this is THE place to be on Thursday evening, April 7th, 2016.

Here is a quick run-down on what we have planned:

6.30 pm - The Ward Coordinators gather
7.00 pm - The Event begins - with Refreshments of course
7.30 pm - Welcoming address by Chairman and introductions
8.00 pm - A chat with the Redbridge Borough Commander - Sue Williams
8.20pm - A presentation by Calvin Beckford (probably the country's #1 authority on Crime
Prevention and owner of the Crime Prevention website)
8.40 pm - A tea break
8.50 pm - Dave Amos of SelectaMark will share a few words of wisdom
9.10 pm - Gary Fenton, developer of OWL, clearly the best NHW communications software in the
UK, will explain how we are going to change the face of communication in Redbridge.
9.30 pm - Close and clear-up

Mark Glazer
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Trust

5 Apr 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Quiz Night

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16

Quiz Night 
At Ilford Golf Club
291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford IG1 3TR
Tuesday 5th April 2016
at 7:00 for 7:30pm (prompt start)
Tickets: £12.00
(includes chicken or vegetable curry with rice & nan bread
or meat or Vegetable Lasagne with salad & garlic bread
please specify choice when booking)
Tables of up to 8 people maximum!
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)

1 Apr 2016: East Lonesome Drifters come home to Barkingside

East Lonesome Drifters
Friday 1 April 2016
starts 8pm
The Chequers
2 Barkingside High Street

London's most authentic honky-tonk bar-room band will be debuting at their local 'The Chequers'.

Last year the 'East Lonesome Drifters' played 90 shows across the UK, but never have they played on the doorstep of where half it's members live. So we are excited to be bringing our country and western show home to Barkingside. Expect vintage country from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Gram Parsons etc.

1 Apr 2016: Funky Pluckers at the RAFA


R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA 
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 1 April 7.45pm - 11pm

Funky Pluckers

A most welcome return appearance for this wonderful ukulele band following great performances at last year’s Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest and in the Walled Garden at Valentines Mansion www.funkypluckers.com

Anthony Rubery

Local young singer-songwriter & innovative guitarist with contemporary covers & his own outstanding original songs – watch out for forthcoming EP! https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyRuberyMusic

More fantastic music at Ilford’s friendliest venue!

Admission only £4 (under 18’s £2)
Licensed Bar with real ale - Family-friendly - All ages welcome
www.rgf.org.uk 07917 050490 rgfmusicclub@gmail.com