Author Archives: racheltripp

Healthy School Streets

With today being the first day back at school for many Newham children, it seemed like a good time to write a blog post about our proposals for ‘Healthy School Streets’. I have mentioned this proposal before in my update … Continue reading

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A few updates about the marketplace

I have been asked a few questions about different things relating to our marketplace, so I thought I’d do a general round-up blog post and put as many as I could remember here. The 308 bus stop I knew that … Continue reading

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Rachel’s ward report July 2019

This is a report on my Forest Gate North councillor work. I’ve recently taken the difficult decision to step away from my Newham cabinet position, but am still here and once again focussing on the ward and local issues. This … Continue reading

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All about ward boundaries

The Local Government Boundary Commission is currently consulting on a new set of ward boundaries for Newham, and I wanted to blog about it to let Forest Gate North residents know and to encourage you to contribute. So, firstly, a … Continue reading

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The MSG sphere planning application

Edited 4/6/19 at 10am to add times and link for the events. I have had some individual emails from residents about the MSG sphere planning application, and receiving the email below about public consultation made me think that a blog … Continue reading

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Begone, footbridge!

I just heard from Network Rail that the ‘temporary scaffolding bridge’ (note my heavy inverted commas here. Temporary in what sense, you might wonder, after around 2 years?) will finally be removed from our station. This does mean some disruption, … Continue reading

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Public realm work in Maryland 2019

Just a quick post to share a very useful leaflet that I was sent, re: the Crossrail public realm works that are shortly beginning in Maryland. Click on the picture, or on the link below, to read the full leaflet … Continue reading

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