Author Archives: racheltripp

So you want a healthy school street

One of my most popular tweets ever is the one which includes four pictures of Sebert Road in my ward. Two of these photos are from before our school street timed closure, and two from after it was installed. You … Continue reading

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Maryland works update

Just a quick post to publicise the very detailed and informative update from Conways about the works taking place around Maryland station. To be added onto the list to receive this directly, email Helen on View newsletter here Some … Continue reading

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Newham High Streets

A call out to Forest Gate residents to get involved in a great new project to improve our high streets. Starting with Forest Gate, Green Street, Manor Park and Little Ilford, this is a collaborative project to identify what residents … Continue reading

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Ward report September 2020

Hello Forest Gate Northers! After a bit of a hiatus, I’m publishing another councillor report. These are reports which are officially made to the Forest Gate North ward of the local Labour party. Local Labour members are the people who … Continue reading

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How to request on-street bicycle parking

I have already written a (surprisingly evergreen) post some time ago about how to request a bike hangar to store your bicycle in. You can find that here with all the information you need. (I should add here that demand … Continue reading

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NHS Tracing app in Newham

Tomorrow, August the 21st, letters will arrive to Newham residents letting them know about the new NHS tracing app, which we are trialling here in East London. The letter will contain information about the app, how to download it, the … Continue reading

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LTNs – settling in and teething trouble

This blog post is specifically about the implementation and the initial period of our low traffic neighbourhood or ‘LTN’ (What’s an LTN? Read here. Where is the LTN? Read here…). In summary: it’s very normal and in fact entirely expected … Continue reading

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Our first low traffic neighbourhood

I am actually writing this post after the bollards and planters have started to be installed, but nevertheless wanted to mark the occasion by saying that we now have Newham’s first (and I believe the first ever cross-borough) low traffic … Continue reading

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Become a community health champion

As part of our commitment with the new administration in Newham to involve and work with residents, I was delighted to see that we are recruiting Covid-19 Community health champions: local people who can help share accurate, up to date … Continue reading

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All about low traffic neighbourhoods

‘Low traffic neighbourhoods’ or LTNs for short, are sometimes also called Liveable Neighbourhoods. They have been popular in transport planning terms for some time, particularly as part of the Mayor of London’s transport strategy to improve our air quality, get … Continue reading

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