Author Archives: elliecrobinson

Bye for now

Ellie says…  Dear friends, Today I handed in my resignation as a Councillor for Forest Gate North. It has been a very hard decision, and I feel very emotional about it – it has been an absolute honour representing Forest … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Ellie writes… 2015 ended on a high with Cabinet giving the green light for 800 much needed family homes to be built for homeless families. A dangerous concoction of the introduction of the Benefit Cap, the extension of Right to Buy and … Continue reading

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The world of local government

Ellie writes… This is very possibly the most boring and niche blog post so far, but if you are reading this it may well be something you will also be interested in! I produced this document some years ago and … Continue reading

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Have your say!

Ellie writes… A couple of years ago Eric Pickles patronisingly suggested 50 money saving tips to local authorities. This year alone Newham must find savings of £50 million. By 2019, these cuts will average £91 million a per year. To put … Continue reading

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Say hello!

Come and say hello to us this Saturday. Forest Gate North Labour Party are holding another street stall in Woodgrange Market (corner of Sebert Rd and Woodgrange Rd) from 11am to 1pm. Come and chat to us about anything from … Continue reading

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The ins and outs of licensing

Ellie wrote… It may not be very sexy but one of the important things the Council has responsibility for is licensing. Newham has a licensing panel made up of Councillors which meets to agree or refuse licensing applications, or call in … Continue reading

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“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die”. Ted Kennedy

Ellie writes… I speak on behalf of Rachel, Seyi and myself when I say we are still reeling after the election result 10 days ago. I personally feel like there is a huge weight in my chest, terrified for the … Continue reading

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