Our Streets enewsletter June 2019

Published: 26 Jun 2019

Swap your car for a spacehopper this Car Free Day!

London Play are giving away free spacehoppers to the first 100 streets that sign up to close off their road on Car Free Day which falls on 22 September! All streets taking part will also go into a prize draw to win an on-street go kart building workshop on the day.

Ditch your car, get on your bike and sign up to close off your street alongside 100s of neighbourhoods across London.

We have pledged to support up to 22 play streets across the borough by making the application process as easy as possible.

To learn more about play streets and apply visit our website. You must apply by 1 August. 

To find out more about the spacehoppers giveaway visit the London Play website

 

“Greening Redbridge- facing the climate crisis in the borough”

We’re taking part in the Redbridge Faith Forum’s next meeting about “Greening Redbridge” taking place on Tuesday 30 July 2019, from 11.45am to 1.30pm at Vine Church Hall, Holstock Road, IG1 1LG, open to all faith and none-faith residents and community leaders.

There will be a variety of groups participating including Nature Conservancy, Wanstead Climate Action and Trees for Cities. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss how community and faith organisations can work together with active groups to tackle climate change and environmental issues in Redbridge.

To book your place email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk or call 0208 708 2478/ 2445.

 

Great Get Together events

We were delighted to attend the community led Great Get Together events this weekend, as part of the campaign to commemorate the late Jo Cox’s life, celebrating kindness, respect and all we have in common.


The Baxter Road Great Get Together in Ilford was the perfect opportunity for locals to start planting on their newly adopted site as part of our scheme, as pictured. The new Mayor Cllr Zulfiqar Hussain and Leader of the Council, Cllr Jas Athwal came to celebrate the launch of this new community garden with locals. Well done to the organisers of this fantastic event. The adoption is the culmination of partnership working between the Neighbourhoods Team and local residents and is also part of a wider programme to improve and tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental issues on Baxter Road.

The Redbridge Village community group held a get together at the Redbridge Recreational Ground which brought many locals together and was a great success!

For inspiration about what you can do to bring your local community together explore our web pages. Why not Organise something in your neighbourhood or Spruce It Up? Alternatively, check out other Useful Stuff which includes guides, tool kits and a lot of handy information.

 

Talking rubbish with 8387 Redbridge children

We’ve engaged with 8387 children since April 2018 on the topic of littering and environmental issues in schools, libraries, Junior Citizens’ Week and for our poster competition!

During our educational sessions children have gone away with a pledge describing what they can do to make a difference to their local neighbourhood and environment including speaking to their friends and family about the consequences of littering and going out on litter picks.

 

Say hello to the team this summer

We will be attending many different events this summer promoting our exciting projects and sharing service information. Come along and ask us any questions, or share your ideas about community and environmental projects. Visit us at:

The Green Fair, Valentines Park, near the Cranbrook Centre, IG1 4SB, on 7 July, 11:30am to 6pm

Festival in the Park for Disability Awareness Day, Christchurch Green, Woodbine Place, London, E11 2RH, on Wednesday 17 July, 12 midday to 9pm.

If you would like us to attend your event please contact your Local Neighbourhood Engagement and Education Officer- we would love to attend school fayres, festivals and community meetings to deliver workshops and engage with residents about local environmental issues.

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