Celebrating Healthy Families in Redbridge in Loxford Park!

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and NELFT Healthy Eating Team hosted a celebration with families in Loxford Park on Monday 24 August. It was a celebration to mark a fantastic year for the MEND, Little Dudes and Active Stars weight management programme; becoming healthier through healthy eating and physical activity. Despite an unfortunate forecast and a very …

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Help needed at ‘Mulching Bonanzas’!

In February 2014 The Nature Conservation Rangers, in partnership with Trees for Cities, undertook a project to plant 7,500 new trees atBroadmead Recreation Ground. With the help of hundreds of volunteers all of the trees were successfully planted! However, this was the easy part… The next step is to spread wood chip (also known as …

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Helping Hogs in Redbridge

Last week we were joined by Henry and Emily from Peoples Trust for Endangered Species who lead a fascinating talk on our favourite prickly animal, the hedgehog. As you may be aware, hedgehog numbers have decreased dramatically over the last ten years - in fact, it looks like we may have lost around a quarter …

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South Park locals take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey

This weekend, South Park, Ilford encouraged locals to join bird charity RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch survey which helps to keep track of birds and other wildlife. With a chill in the air but a spring in her step Raeesa Mukhtar was happy to join other keen wildlife enthusiasts to help record the findings! Having never …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us to Valentines Park.  It was opened in 1898 after Ilford Council bought land from the owners of Valentines Mansion. At this time Ilford was a fast developing suburb and the Council wanted recreation space for its residents.  The Council gradually bought up more of the estate …

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Have Your Say: Development of Hainault Forest Country Park

We are looking at the long term improvement of Hainault Forest Country Park. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure have arranged the following meetings to consult with residents and park users for their thoughts and ideas:  Guided walk Come along to our guided walk around the Country Park, followed by a short presentation and facilitated discussion …

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Community Tree Planting Event!

Claybury Orchard is a traditional orchard set within the grounds of Claybury Park. The orchard was most likely planted to provide fruit for use at Claybury Hospital (which is now Repton Park development) and is thought to be around 70-80 years old. Apple trees are the most dominant type of fruit present and local residents …

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