28 Feb 2017: B21 Coffee Morning - Islam, it's origins, traditions and culture

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Islam, it's origins, traditions and culture

with our guest speaker
Iman Asim Khan
Redbridge Islamic Centre
Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill


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

Tuesday 28th February 2017

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

28 Feb 2017: Women's Interfaith Workshop - Praying


20 Feb 2017: Local Forum - Goodmayes

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 20 February 2017
6pm to 8:45pm
Mayfield School
Pedley Road, Ilford, RM8 1XE

· 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.

14 Feb 2017: Importance of Patch - Talk with RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
Importance of Patch

Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 8pm

Nick Croft has kindly agreed to step in with a talk on ‘Importance of Patch’.
Nick’s patch is Wanstead Flats which has an amazing list of birds that have been seen there over the years and this is mainly due to the dedicated individuals who bird this patch most days of the year!

This replaces the talk by Mike Dilger on Twelve British Birds

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

11 Feb 2017: Ilford Restart Party - Fixing Tech for Free

Slow laptop? Kettle broken? Smartphone misbehaving?


Get help to fix your tech for free at the
Ilford Restart Party

Saturday 11 February 2017,
11am – 2pm
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road Ilford IG1 1BH
Entry FREE

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.

When attending a Restart Party
  • Please arrive during the first two hours
  • Please bring devices charged AND their power leads/adapters
  • Please do not expect us to have spare parts or replacement mobile screens
  • This is not a free repair shop, it’s a pop-up community event!
  • Often people attend twice, once to get advice on what part to buy and a second time to repair
This is the very last event funded by East London Waste Authority.

therestartproject.org  facebook.com/RestartProject / @restartproject / #RestartParty

4 Feb 2017: Eco-tips - Saving money in your home

Eco-tips Workshop to save money in your home:

Saturday 4th February 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm
1 Holstock Road, IG1 1LG

This is a workshop to explain how eco-tips can help us reduce our living costs

The workshop will explain:
  • How to reduce electricity bills
  • How to reduce heating bills
  • How to reduce water bills
  • How to reduce transport costs
  • How to reduce food costs
  • How to reduce other general and shopping costs
The workshop will be run by Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA and is funded by the City bridge Trust.

Donnchadh has worked for over 10 years as a professional eco-auditor advising chariries and businesses on how to reduce their running costs by going green.
He is the author of two books on the subject "Saving the Planet without costing the Earth" and "Easy Eco-Auditing" and is a widely published eco-journalist. He wrote the Home Ecologist column for The Independent and is a frequent eco-contributor on many national TV and Radio programmes including BBC's "Not easy being Green" and ITV's "How Green is your home?"

His terraced Victorian house in Peckham was London's first carbon negative home. It has solar electric, solar hot water, rain-harvesting, composting toilet, triple glazing, wood-burner and solid wall insulation. His annual gas bill is £12!

For more information contact Peter Musgrave on 07943 986988 or petermusgrave1950@gmail.com

2 Feb 2017: Time to Talk Drop In - Mental Health

Redbridge Concern, Forest Farm Peace Garden and Redbridge Institute will be joining forces to celebrate Time To Talk Day.

Our aim is to bring the community of Redbridge together and get people talking about Mental Health to raise better awareness and reduce Stigma.