Author Archives: racheltripp

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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Quietway work on Capel Road

Just a quick heads-up post to let you know that some work on the junctions of Capel Road, Woodford Road and Chestnut Avenue that was put on the back burner for a while is now due to be completed. You might … Continue reading

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Ward report September 2018

Welcome to my ward report for September 2018! I write this primarily for Forest Gate North Labour members, as a means of accountability for the work I do. But I also publish these reports here on my blog so that any resident can … Continue reading

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