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London bus strike 13 January

by gwynethdeakins on 12 January, 2015

It looks as though there will be a major bus strike tomorrow (Tuesday). It would cause huge disruption to many Londoners trying to go to their work or school or wherever they need to go. Buses across London would be affected from about 4am on Tuesday morning and also the Night buses on Tuesday night […]

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South Woodford’s Lib Dem Councillors have responded to the Council Planning Department’s consultation on ‘Options’ for more housing development in the Borough.  This is what we said: General 1.  In general we strongly support the draft Plan’s aims of increasing the supply of housing in Redbridge, as the strain placed on our community by insufficient housing […]

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Cllr Cleaver speaks out on Glasbury closure proposal

by gwynethdeakins on 5 November, 2014

Lib Dems’ Cllr Hugh Cleaver has spoken out about the Council’s plan to close Redbridge’s Outdoor Activity Centre at Glasbury in mid Wales. Redbridge schools ave been sending groups to the centre for many years, to give city-bred children the chance to experience and learn about outdoor activities and the countryside.  The centre runs at a […]

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Planning consultation: Labour and Tories bottle out

by gwynethdeakins on 6 October, 2014

Last week a Council Committee considered a Council planning consultation document which will seek views on the idea that there should be a major intensification of  development in Woodford, South Woodford and Wanstead.  This would be in order to meet Redbridge’s housing targets, as one of several alternatives to developing the Oakfield site in Fairlop. Roding ward’s Cllr Gwyneth Deakins pointed out […]

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High Road Bridge Over A406

by hughcleaver on 17 June, 2014

The modern art that was installed on the bridge included some planters. These have not been maintained by the Council and we have had to ask for routine work to be done to keep them from getting completely taken over by weeds on many occasions. I understand that a local community group is interested in […]

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South Woodford Library

by hughcleaver on 17 June, 2014

The plans to introduce a “fitness suite” into the library were not agreed prior to the local elections but may now be put forward again. The original proposal was for the suite to be put into offices and storage areas behind the library, which would be left as it is. Unfortunately there are technical problems […]

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Pavement Parking

by hughcleaver on 17 June, 2014

The Council review with regard to parking on the pavement is due to report shortly. Please contact me, if you require further information, on hugh.cleaver@redbridge.gov.uk

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7 – 9 Bedford Road

by hughcleaver on 17 June, 2014

I am pleased to report that Redbridge Council have refused planning permission for the planning application with regard to these two houses.   The applicant still has the right to appeal against the Council’s decision to the Planning Inspectorate.   The owners of the two houses, who did not agree with the planning application, will […]

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Funkymojoes – the final hurdle?

by hughcleaver on 17 June, 2014

The owners of Funkymojoe went to the Court of Appeal to ask for leave to appeal against the decision of the Magistrates Court to confirm the decision of Redbridge Council’s Licensing Committee. The Court said they could appeal, provided that they pay £127,000 into Court. This would be available to be paid to Redbridge Council […]

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Funky Mojoe’s – the final judgement!

by hughcleaver on 9 June, 2014

The Court Case involving the  Council and Funky Mojoe’s has now reached a conclusion.  The position is  as follows: The Council successfully defended a Judicial Review at the High Court of the decision taken by District Judge Lucie on the 4th February 2014. Following that decision D & D bar services (Funky Mojoe) asked for leave […]

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