28 Mar 2017: Coffee Morning - Better Barkingside - A Review and Next Steps

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Better Barkingside - 
A Review and Next Steps

with our guest speaker
David Knight
Architect at DK-CM
Designer of Better Barkingside

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

Tuesday 28th March 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 Mar 2017: Give & Take at Redbridge Institute

Give and Take Days
With Amey & Redbridge Council

A Give and Take day is a waste exchange or swap event; a chance to get rid of things you don’t need any more and pick up something you do need.

Our very first Give and Take event in the Central library was a great success and inspired us to work in a partnership to offer our residents a regular venue.

Our next tranche of Give and Take days will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th March 2017: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Redbridge Institute, Gaysham Avenue, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6TD
Donations will be accepted until 2 pm.

Please bring along books, CDs, DVDs, sportswear, bric-a-brac, clean clothes, kitchenware, homeware, toys and games. Unfortunately we are unable to accept bulky items (such as furniture), infant car seats or electrical items. For these items see TCL Reuse.

Since October 2014 ‘Give and Take – Community Swap Shop’ events organised by Amey in partnership with the Redbridge Recycling Team has rehomed 2200kgs of items.

Redbridge residents have had the chance to donate, swap or just take something no longer wanted by another member of our community – all for free.

The events are great fun, save residents money and make local sense out of reducing waste.

If you would like to organize a ‘give and take’ event amongst friends, or in a community group, all you really need to start with is a table or two and a date! You can grow the event as you go along if you find you’d like to. You will find lots of tips on how to hold your own event here, click.

28 Mar 2017: Inhabit - The Pemaculture Movie - Free screening

Inhabit: the Permaculture Movie

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

Leytonstone Library
6 Church Lane
E11 1HG London
United Kingdom

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Bookings Free, click


Transition Leytonstone introduces permaculture to Leytonstone: this design framework looks to ecosystems for inspiration, and helps guide all types of human systems toward greater ecological integration and sustainability. The word is a combination of ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’. The permaculture movement teaches how we might make the inevitable impact of our footprint a healing force. By partnering with ecology and biology we can build a much more secure society that future generations will be proud to take on.

The film will be followed by a Q & A with our special guest, director, Costas Boutsikaris. Costas is currently in the UK making a new crowdfunded film series called Woodlanders, documenting forest culture. The Woodlanders fundraising page is here.

23 Mar 2017: 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.

12:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 1 March
Songwriter's Special: Wednesday 15 March
Thursday 9 and 23 March 2017

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

22 Mar 2017: Local Forum - Woodford

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 22 March 2017
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Trinity Catholic High School (Lower Site)
Sydney Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0TB

· 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.

21 Mar 2017: Redbridge Transport Action Group Meeting

2 – 4pm, Tuesday 21 March 2017
Fifth floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, 16-20 Clements Rd, Ilford IG1 1BA

The objective of this meeting is to plan our local transport access strategy and respond to Redbridge council’s budget.
During this meeting you will be able to share any transport access issues you may encounter in Redbridge.

In 2015 the Redbridge Transport action group successfully fought for, and saved the Redbridge mobility scheme. Now we plan to build on this success, and fight to protect accessible transport services from a fresh round of cuts.

The first Transport Action Group meeting of 2017 has two halves:
  • 2.00pm: Building on our previous success: Plans for 2017. What speakers would you like to hear from? What actions would you like to take? What transport issues are most important to you?
  • 2:45pm: Break
  • 3.00pm: Redbridge Council budget: What it does it mean for Transport Accessibility and How should we approach it?
  • 4.00pm: Meeting ends
Please let me know if you are coming by calling Transport for All. Redbridge CVS is an accessible venue, but should you have specific requirements, for example, a speech–to–text or a signer, please contact me by March 11th.

Catherine Smith
Telephone: 020 7737 2339
Email: catherine@transportforall.org.uk
Post: Transport for All, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

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.

14 Mar 2017: The North Norfolk Coastal Path - Talk with RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
The North Norfolk Coastal Path

Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 8pm

Jonathan Forgham takes us for a walk through some of the best birding country in England. Hunstanton to Cromer gives you over 40 miles of varied nature.

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