Campaigns and Events
The Neighbourhood Officers secured funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy to purchase on street planters.
These will be adopted by local businesses on our high streets who will install, plant and maintain them.
The planters will add colour to our streets and really see local people taking responsibility for their environment.
Residents are warmly welcomed to participate in the planting at the following locations:
- Fulwell Parade Shops 10am on Thursday 17 October 2019
- Claybury Broadway 3pm on Thursday 17 October 2019
- Broadway Market Fencepiece Road (time to be confirmed) Thursday 17 October 2019
Blooms at Hainault Tube
We have secured similar funding to brighten up Hainault Tube Station.
We'd love to see you, your friends and family or groups to join the planting and say hello at:
- Hainault Tube Station on 10am Saturday 19 October 2019, bring your flask of tea and we'll bring the biscuits!
The scary truth about pumpkins
Each autumn around 15 million pumpkins are carved out and chucked out.
This amount of pumpkins would provide the flesh for enough pumpkin flesh to feed the entire nation!
Don't bin yours! Now is the perfect time to start Home Composting, find out more.
To join in the #pumpkinrescue visit our environmental charity Hubub's.
Junior Citizens Week
The Neighbourhood Education and Engagement Team will once again be attending the Junior Citizen Scheme run 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.
National Tree Week
Once again Redbridge will be celebrating 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 4 schools and 5 public sites.
This year we will be planting 50 trees at 9 schools and 3 public sites between the 25 November 2019 and the 6 December 2019.
We would love residents to join us in planting trees at the following public events:
- Horns Road IG6 1HE near Walnut Close at 10:00am to 12:30pm on Saturday 23 November
- Merlin Close IG6 3XL and Kestrel Close IG6 3XT at 10:00am to 12:30pm on Saturday 30 November
Please dress appropriately for an outdoor gardening activity and bring your flask of tea - we'll bring the biscuits!
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.