27 Jul 2016: Butterfly Bonanza

Butterfly Bonanza

Wednesday 27 July 2016
Hainault Forest Country Park

Come hunt for butterflies at Hainault Forest Country Park. We’ll then help you to make your very own caterpillar house and give you some caterpillars to take home so you can care for them until they turn into beautiful butterflies!

£3 per child Booking essential as places are limited - 020 8559 2316

Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision RCL
James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

26 Jul 2016: Coffee Morning - Always Protecting Victims

Coffee Morning
and a talk on
Always Protecting Victims

with our guest speaker
Pauline Fynn

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

Tuesday 26th July 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 Jul 2016: Local Forum - Woodford

Redbridge Local Forum
Thursday 21 July 2016
2pm to 4pm
All Saints' Church
Inmans Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0NH

· 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, but please check here as this sometimes changes without notice.

18 Jul 2016: Redbridge Equalities & Community Council AGM + Rise of Fascism Across Europe

Redbridge Equalities & Community Council 
Annual General Meeting
Monday 18th July, 2016
(7:30pm – 9:00pm)
New Hall, Gants Hill United Reformed Church
Ethelbert Gardens
Ilford, IG2 6UN.
Disabled access and Car park.
Doors open 7 pm.
There will be light refreshments.

Rise of Fascism Across Europe

Guest Speaker will be Gerry Gable, Editor of Searchlight Magazine, the anti-fascist journal, for many years. Gerry will be talking about the rise of the far-right and fascism across Europe. There are very frightening developments happening in many European countries today.
From France to Hungary the far-right and fascist organisations have been winning support and also encouraging violent extremism against minority communities. Gerry will consider the influence these forces have in Britain and the impact that the Referendum outcome may have.

Phone: 020 8551 8778
Hate Crime Hotline: 07847829991

16-17 Jul 2016: The Streets - Ilford

The Streets Ilford: Sat 16th July

  • 10am: Serious Sing – Family Singalong (under 5s) – Redbridge Central Library
  • 11am: The Beatbox Collective – Town Hall Steps
  • 12 noon: Serious Sing – Family Singalong (5-11 year olds) – Redbridge Central Library
  • 12 noon: Glade Community Singers – Costa Coffee
  • 1pm: The Spinettes – Salvation Army
  • 2pm: Bellatrix feat. Glade Community Singers – Hardback Café (library)
  • 3pm: Spare Tyre Band – Kenneth More Theatre
  • 4pm: The Spinettes – General Havelock
  • 5pm: The Beatbox Collective – Community Pitch
  • 630pm: The Spinettes – Kenneth More Theatre – lobby

The Streets Ilford: Sun 17th July

  • 12 noon: London Gay Men’s Chorus – Ilford High Road, Main Stage
  • 1pm: Fullwood Primary Choir – Ilford High Road, Main Stage
  • 1.40pm: House Gospel Choir – Ilford High Road, Main Stage
  • 2.20pm: City Gates Choir – Ilford High Road, Main Stage
  • 3pm: House Gospel Choir – Ilford High Road, Main Stage

16 Jul 2016: Hainault Forest Gall Walk

Hainault Forest Gall Walk 
with Brian Ecott

Saturday 16 July 2016
10:30am – 12:30pm

Join local naturalist Brian Ecott and the Nature Conservation Rangers for a pleasant stroll around Hainault Forest while learning more about the mysterious plant gall – what they are and how to spot them. No booking required.

Meet at: Hainault Forest Country Park, outside the café beside the 1st car park, Foxburrow Road IG7 4QN

15 Jul 2016: Plant Id Skill Share


Friday, 15th July 2pm – 4pm


Join us for the Plant ID skill share followed by labelling plants session. This skill share will be focused on learning basics of plant identification and identifying the plants we have in the garden. A fantastic opportunity to learn more about plants from our residential ethnobotanist Aaron and Head Gardener Nick.

Find us here.

14 Jul 2016: Dementia Party in the Park

Make Music, Enjoy Life
Redbridge Dementia Partnership
invites you to
Live Music entertainment with refreshments

Dementia Party in the Park

Thursday 14 July 2016 - 12:30 - 4:00pm

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

The building is wheelchair accessible

For further information please contact :- Chris Wyatt mob: 07929 071155 e-mail: criswyatt@aol.com 
or Jon Pushkin 07961 819728

13 Jul 2016: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board

Meeting Wednesday 13 July 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm,
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 21 April 2016 and matters arising
3 Consideration of MOPAC data and Borough Commander’s report to Board.
4 Presentation on Hate Crime – From Victim Support’s ASB and hate crime caseworker, Rajvinder Kaur Digpal and Enhanced Service Delivery Manager, Maddie Pope‐Stephenson
5 Council update including performance data from Redbridge Enforcement Team
6 MOPAC SNB funding 2016/2017
7 Safer Neighbourhood Board funding updates: ‐ Progress reports from:
  • Redbridge Forum
  • Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch
  • HEET
  • RedbridgeCVS
  • Anti Knife UK
  • League of British Muslims
8 Feedback from any other bodies
9 Any other business
10 Date & time of next meeting: Thursday 13 October 2016 at 6.30pm

11 Jul 2016: Save Oakfield
- Public Campaign Meeting

Save Oakfield Society in partnership with Barkingside 21
are holding a

Public Campaign Meeting
on The Next Stage

Monday 11th July 2016 at 7:30pm
In the Jack Carter Pavilion on the Oakfield site

 for background and latest news

Speakers to be confirmed but we will be inviting:
  • Wes Streeting, MP Ilford North
  • Keith Prince, AM Havering & Redbridge
  • Joyce Ryan, Councillor Fairlop Ward

10 Jul 2016:World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

World Music Day 
Forest Farm Peace Garden

Sunday 10th July 2016
12 noon - 5pm
Free family friendly event!

Forest Farm Peace Garden

It is an annual FFPG event featuring brilliant world music performers, along with food stalls and activities for children such as; natural messy play and crafts! There will be health and wellbeing treatments demonstrations, and free workshops will include; herbal, foraging, DR Bike - free bike repairs, pond dipping for children and many more. Bring along a picnic and a blanket and settle down for an afternoon of music and culture in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Farm Peace Garden!

Starting from Hainault Station (on the Central Line and on bus routes 150 and 247): turn left out of the station onto New North Road, walk 2 minutes and take your first left into Hazelbrouck Gardens (IG6 2XL). Go through the two gates at the end to arrive at the Peace Garden.

From Ilford, take the 150 bus towards Chigwell Row. Get off at Trelawney Road (approx. 30mins) and Hazelbrouck Gardens will be the first street ahead of you on the right past Trelawney Road.

9 Jul 2016: Sing Song at the Chequers

9 Jul 2016: The Restart Party Launch in Ilford

The Restart Party Launch in Ilford

Saturday 9 July 2016,
11am – 2pm
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road Ilford IG1 1BH
Entry FREE

Redbridge Council is taking part in a new initiative to fix our relationship with electronics.

At a Restart Party you can learn how to find faults and get help to fix your small electricals and electronics with experienced repair coaches. We can help you with things like slow or damaged laptops, kettles, headphones, printers, toasters, radios and many other small and portable devices. Just bring your misbehaving item and your enthusiasm to fix – no previous experience is necessary! Don’t forget your charger or power supply and please back up your data before the event. It’s first come, first served so come early to avoid disappointment.

The Green Market is a funky, new green venture bringing together upcyclers, recyclers, environmental and craft stalls in the heart of Ilford Town Centre. A friendly, vegetarian community cafe run by volunteers bringing delicious savouries and cakes. Partnership between Ilford Recycles, Sophia Hubs and Ilford Transition Town on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Ilford Recycles is a Salvation Army social enterprise which recycles unwanted bikes and trains volunteers as bike mechanics.

Why not host your own party? The Restart Project is looking for community groups who are interested in green matters such as reducing waste, if you feel this is something your group would be interested in please either come along to the event or e-mail Kathryn Packer at The Restart Project: kathryn@therestartproject.org

2 Jul 2016: Fairlop Flypast

Fairlop Fair

  • Centenary of RNAS Forest Farm (Fairlop).
  • Centenary of RFC Hainault Farm.
  • 75 years since RAF Station Fairlop operational.
  • PC George Hall, died at Fairlop Fair, 4 July 1846, aged 20.
  • 90th birthday of member Max Bean, rear gunner with 115 Squadron, Bomber Command.

In conjunction with Vision, Fairlop Heritage Group are pleased to announce that we have been
successful in getting a Hurricane flypast (*) from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). This will take place at 3pm, confirmed by the pilot F/Lt Antony Parkinson MBE of BBMF.

(*) Subject to operational & weather conditions

Produced by David Martin email: david@fairlopplaintimes.com

2 Jul 2016: Are you going to Fairlop Fair?

Come and join us for a day bursting with activity at Fairlop Waters Country Park. There will be something for all ages from tiny tots to grandparents and everyone in-between! So bring the family and get involved or just chill out in the park and watch the world go by. If you want to bring a picnic, please feel free to do so or treat the family to an array of foods from our onsite caterers. You will not be disappointed this is a great day out for all the family, *some activities are chargeable but entry to Fairlop Fair is Free!

Click for more details on activities taking place at each zone:

Fairground - Children's rides and inflatables*, fun for all the family. Fees will apply.

Arts and Crafts Zone - Don't miss the craft tents with a selection of stalls selling hand crafted gifts.

Land Train - All aboard jump on and find a sit, sit back and relax whilst enjoying the views of ride around Fairlop Waters Country Park*

Transport and Parking details here.

1 Jul 2016: Remember the Somme - Ilford War Memorial

1 9 1 6 – 2 0 1 6

Friday, 1st July at 10.30am
Ilford War Memorial, Newbury Park


Registered charity number: 219279

1 Jul 2016: Storm in a Teacup at the RAFA


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

Storm in a Teacup

Accomplished Folk Band playing traditional music from many countries


Traditional & modern songs, pure in voice, echoes of 60’s folk scene, Jolene is accompanied by Hippy Joe Hymas on an array of stringed instruments

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