Author Archives: racheltripp

Rachel’s ward report Sept – Nov 2017

Small Business Saturday As I write this, Seyi and I have just finished our social media campaign for Small Business Saturday. You can read about it in our blog post here: https://forestgatenorth.com/2017/11/30/fgshoplocally-and-marylandshoplocally/ In essence, we’ve been supporting local small businesses … Continue reading

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#fgshoplocally and #marylandshoplocally

Rachel and Seyi write… We have always loved our local businesses, both the people who work so hard to run them, the wonderful and in many cases unique products and services they provide, the boost to the local economy they … Continue reading

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Please re-select me as councillor

Rachel writes… It’s that time again, and I am seeking re-selection by the local Labour party as one of the Labour candidates for Forest Gate North. I wanted to write a blog post about why I’m hoping to be re-selected, … Continue reading

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Thorogood Gardens update

Rachel and Seyi write… It’s been almost exactly a year since we first stood in the dark in Thorogood Gardens carpark, meeting with residents (and drinking their tea) to talk to them about their ideas for a rather unloved little … Continue reading

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Folk of Forest Gate

Rachel writes… In the summer I was contacted by Eastside Community Heritage, to ask if I’d be interested in taking part in a project they were running about the oral history and leisure activities of people in Forest Gate. Those … Continue reading

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The stadium loan

Rachel writes… Introduction I want to write a blog post here about the Olympic stadium, because I want residents in Forest Gate North to be able to have one place where they could read the facts, and to know how … Continue reading

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Aviva community fund

Rachel writes… A super quick blog post from me to share details of a funding pot that I received by email today. The Aviva Community fund gives the chances for community groups to apply for funding, from small grants up … Continue reading

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