It's Repair Week!
Would you consider fixing something rather than throwing it away?
Skills for repairing everyday items are being lost in our communities. Now is the time to learn new skills and find out where local services exist to repair clothes, electricals, bikes and more!
London Recycles have put together video tutorials, top tips and are signposting a range of events for Repair Week 2020 - get involved, learn a skill or top tip, save money and waste!
Virtual Visits from the Neighbourhood Team
Following the success of our Online Roadshow for Recycle Week 2020 we are ready to bring sessions to your community, faith or friends and family group on:
- What goes in the box? How to recycle in Redbridge
- Love Food, Hate Waste
- Waste Minimisation: Compost, Real Nappies and Reusables
We are offering online workshops of half an hour including time for questions to groups of eight or more participants. Contact the team to discuss and book in a visit.
There is always so much we can support you with in your Neighbourhood...
More Play Streets, more eco actions, more waste busting, more litter picking, more tree planting!
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Recycle Week 2020 online workshops
We stepped into the digital age to deliver workshops online. Residents learnt how to recycle well, how to save money and food waste, and how to compost!
Great British September Clean 2020
With new COVID-19 secure guidelines in place, our residents still got out and about to clean up street and park litter that others had left behind.
National Tree Week 2019
Once again Redbridge celebrated National Tree Week between 23 November 2019 to 5 December 2019.
Last year we made successful bids from the GLA through the Greener City Fund Community Tree Planting fund and planted 36 trees at four schools and five public sites.
This year we planted 50 trees at nine schools and three public sites between the 25 November 2019 and the 6 December 2019.
Junior Citizens Week
The Neighbourhood Education and Engagement Team attend the Junior Citizen Scheme twice a year for borough pupils in Year 6 run by the MET Police. This is a fabulous chance to give our young people the full facts about littering and caring for their local community.
Blooms at Hainault Tube
We secured funding to brighten up Hainault Tube Station.
We had a fun public planting day on the 19 October 2019. Have a look as you travel around Hainault!
The Neighbourhood Officers secured funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy to purchase on street planters.
These were adopted by local businesses in October 2019 on our high streets who installed, planted and will maintain them.
The planters will add colour to our streets and really see local people taking responsibility for their environment.
See the planters at:
- Fulwell Parade Shops
- Claybury Broadway
- Broadway Market Fencepiece Road
The Great British Spring Clean 2019
We have worked with many fantastic residents, community groups and schools to clean up our borough as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean- we had over 750 volunteers participate in Redbridge over the campaign month! A big thank you to all the volunteers and partners who ran activities and got their hands dirty and to those #LitterHeroes that took part in other clean-up events- joining 563,163 volunteers across the country!
Salsa Sweep - Dancing the Streets Clean
A local dancing group Salsa Sweep took to the streets to fight against fly-tipping on Ilford High Road. Salsa Sweep love dancing salsa and love clean streets. They combined their two passions to spread the message that dumping bulky rubbish and furniture on our streets is not acceptable!
Salsa Sweep are local salsa dancers who are passionate about looking after their local environment and streets. They have had enough of people dumping black bags, furniture and bulky rubbish on the streets- it is not acceptable.
This was complemented with a tongue-in-cheek fly-tip art installation.
We supported Salsa Sweep after they approached us with their idea. If you have any ideas you would like support with contact your local Neighbourhood Engagement Officer.