Our Streets Commission
The Redbridge Streets Commission was established by Councillor John Howard, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability to give the Council an independent and informed view of how our streets look and feel. The streets affect everybody who lives, works and visits Redbridge and the intention is that we all work together to take active care of our environment, promoting a tangible sense of cohesion and civic pride in safe, clean and attractive streets.
The panel consisted of 5 commissioners selected according to different geographical location, historic interest in improving the street scene and their role in the community.
From left to right: Nneena Anyanwu – Redbridge Citizens Advice;
Ishrat Hossain - Young Cabinet Member and Youth Council Member;
Alan Howe – Barkingside 21; Councillor John Howard;
Ross Diamond – Redbridge CVS; Geoff Hill – Redbridge Chamber of Commerce
Research carried out for Our Streets
Focus group sessions were held across Redbridge and an online survey carried out to gather views and suggestions about what makes good streets and how we can approve them. This work helped identify challenges faced by different areas in Redbridge, what the root cause of these issues might be as well as identify how resident or business behaviour might be changed so that everyone takes pride in the Borough.
Young Leaders' focus group session in Fullwell Cross Library, Barkingside
Residents' focus group session in Central Library Ilford
Our Streets Commission documents
- Read the Streets Commission report (PDF 5MB)
- Streets Commission - feedback from focus group sessions (PDF 69KB)
- Streets Commission - online survey responses (PDF 780KB)
These documents were used to inform the Our Streets Strategy which was agreed at Cabinet on 17 July.