22 Nov 2016: Coffee Morning - Transport & Policing

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Transport & Policing

with our guest speaker
Keith Prince AM
Deputy Chair GLA Transport committee
Member GLA Police & Crime committee

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

Tuesday 22nd November 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 Nov 2016: Local Forum - Chadwell Heath

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 21 November 2016
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Barley Lane Primary School
Huxley Drive, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4RJ

· 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.

17 Nov 2016: Public Meeting - Save King George A&E

Save King George A&E
Public Meeting
17 November 2016
Ilford Central Library

organised by Andy Walker
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12 Nov 2016: Guided Walk at Fairlop Waters - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Guided Walk
Fairlop Waters

Forest Road Barkingside IG6 3HN
Saturday 12 November 2016 at 8:30am

Now serviced by the 462 Bus.

Come and join RSPB North East London for another local walk at Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford as our leader.

This is Neil's local patch and he will show us the areas where he regularly walks to see what is about.

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).

For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Please note the earlier start time of 8.30am - it should give us a better chance of finding the birds!

Time: 8.30 am
Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315
E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

11 Nov 2016: Remembrance at Fairlop

image credit: David Solomon
Remembrance at Fairlop 2016

Friday 11 November 2016
Fairlop Waters Country Park Club House

10:30am Silence at 11:00am prompt

Since 2009 there has been a remembrance ceremony at Fairlop to remember those who served there in two World Wars.

This year we will remember those from Argentina and Norway.

The cultural connection with Norway is well known.
During World War II, Norway was invaded then occupied by Germany, the government exiled in London and we helped train Norwegian Commandos to attack Nazi installations.

The annual gift of a Norwegian Christmas Tree, erected in Trafalgar Square by the city of Oslo, is a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during the War.

Less well known, is that around 600 volunteers of Anglo-Argentine descent, joined the Royal Air Force, many served with 164 Argentine-British squadron, at Fairlop from September 1943 to February 1944.

image credit: David Kolody

This squadron trained as a ground attack unit. At Fairlop they used Hurricane Mk VI’s to attack V1 enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling in northern France.

Towards the end of their time at Fairlop, they retrained to use Typhoons firing rockets at ground targets in support of landing forces after ‘D’’ Day, 6 June 1944.

All are welcome to attend Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN from 1030 am, with the silence at 1100 am prompt. Local school children are attending, one of whom will read a poem of remembrance.

11 Nov 2016: Free Tai Chi Classes at FFPG


Thanks to recently secured ‘Fit for Fun’ funding we will be running free weekly Tai Chi classes at Forest Farm Peace Garden.

Start: Friday 1st July time: 3pm – 4pm for consecutive 20 weeks till 11th November 2016

Please note this is not a drop in class. The commitment to at least 10 classes is required.

All are welcome to join this free class! To sign up please contact: Anna: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org or call/txt: 07525 131 996.

Find us here.

8 Nov 2016: From the Weird to the Wonderful
- RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
From the Weird to the Wonderful

Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 8pm

Ben Andrew relates some of the more remarkable enquiries reaching the RSPB's Wildlife Enquiry service. It helps that he has another life as a skilled photographer.

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