Author Archives: racheltripp

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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Shop local

Hello Forest Gate Northers, It seems a long time since I saw many of you, and I hope that you are all keeping well, and safe, and adapting to this lockdown life. I know some of you have been unwell, … Continue reading

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Support for small businesses

Locked down, socially-distanced greetings to all Forest Gaters, and other readers. I won’t attempt to give any thoughts on this strange, concerning, and unprecedented time, other than to hope that you are all keeping well, and safe, and the same … Continue reading

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Why I’m glad to pay money for my parking permit

If you read this blog then you’re probably reasonably active online, and so you’ve probably already seen some discussion about the proposal that Newham should charge for residential parking permits. Apologies for the click-baity title, but I wanted to use … Continue reading

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Kuhn Way update

I’m not going to beat about the bush. The news is frustrating. Kuhn Way has to stay closed for (even) longer because the work on the school has over-run. That’s the summary. Read on for more… For some background, you … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Forest Gate

The next few weeks sees ‘Bloomin’ Forest Gate’ sweep across the ward to celebrate all that is green and lovely about where we live. Keep an eye out and you will see daffodils, planted by residents last year, growing and … Continue reading

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Have your say about Health and Wellbeing in Newham

This info is from our public health team, who are consulting about our strategy for health and wellbeing. I know many Forest Gaters are very knowledgeable and interested in health, and wanted to flag these events so that you can … Continue reading

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Rachel’s February 2020 ward report

Hello and welcome to my ward report. I write these specifically in order to report back to the Labour members of Forest Gate North, who selected me to be one of their councillor candidates. But in the interests of transparency … Continue reading

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Working with Waltham Forest on Odessa Road

Some readers will already know that at Newham we have submitted a ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ bid to the Greater London Authority to create a cross-borough Liveable Neighbourhood which covers part of Forest Gate North ward, part of Cann Hall ward in … Continue reading

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