Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2022

After two years of not being able to hold our awards ceremony in-person, we were delighted that on Thursday 30 June, over 300 students, teachers and librarians from 7 secondary and 5 primary schools filled the Kenneth More Theatre to celebrate our nineteenth annual Redbridge Children’s Book Awards.  The Mayor, Councillor Thavathuray Jeyaranjan also attended. …

Continue reading Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2022

Women of Redbridge, join the Procession!

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. Thousands of women* and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions on Sunday 10 June, forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century and a visual expression of …

Continue reading Women of Redbridge, join the Procession!

I like to think that death is our next adventure

Many people find death hard to talk about especially if you have suffered from a bereavement which still lays heavy on the heart. When a loved one passes over we can only use our own imaginations to envisage what comes after death. Since my Dad passed away I take comfort in thinking he has gone …

Continue reading I like to think that death is our next adventure

#TheStreets Take Over!

Last week The Streets music festival returned to Ilford to brighten the high street with music, jazz and entertainment. The public were treated to fantastic performances in locations in and around the high street. The event started off with a musical street parade with progressive brass band Perhaps Contraption and ended with a soulful performance by …

Continue reading #TheStreets Take Over!

Let’s take it to ‘The Streets’

“One of the best things about London is how much is going on around every corner, and in each and every community. Festivals like The Streets are doing excellent work to highlight some of the capital’s local gems.”  Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) After its successful launch last year, The Streets returns this summer with …

Continue reading Let’s take it to ‘The Streets’

The Enterprise Desk – A helping hand for new businesses

If there was ever a time to start your own business, then now is that time! Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure in collaboration with the London Borough of Redbridge launched the Enterprise Desk on Wednesday evening (7 October) and I went along to see what it was all about. Impassioned Project Manager, Jane Leighton explained …

Continue reading The Enterprise Desk – A helping hand for new businesses

Go Tri Duathlon comes to Redbridge

Friday 24 April saw the first Go Tri Duathlon at Cricklefields Athletic Ground. Aimed at beginners new to the sport, participants had to run 1 mile, cycle 2 miles and finish with another mile run.Local resident Andy took part and had the following to say:Just wanted to say thanks for putting on the Duathlon on …

Continue reading Go Tri Duathlon comes to Redbridge

Reasons to Vote for ‘Riding the Roding’

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands strongly support the "Riding the Roding" project. This is not only for its direct aesthetic and ecological benefits but because it would complement plans for the regeneration of Wanstead Park, which are currently under development. Redbridge and the Wanstead Park stakeholders have been working closely on both projects. In particular, …

Continue reading Reasons to Vote for ‘Riding the Roding’

A vote for ‘Riding the Roding’ is a vote for wildlife and nature!

Riding the Roding is one of the shortlisted projects for the Mayor’s Big Green Fund. Tim Harris, chair of the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group, tells us why it needs your support. As chair of the Wren Group, I’m really excited about Redbridge’s Riding the Roding project. It has wildlife and conservation at its heart, …

Continue reading A vote for ‘Riding the Roding’ is a vote for wildlife and nature!