Author Archives: racheltripp

A result on Centre Road!

Rachel writes… I have been meaning to write this for a while, but was prompted to do so by the words of a resident in an email about Centre Road’s new double yellows, who said, ‘Small things like this can … Continue reading

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Support Barry’s meat market

Rachel writes… Many Forest Gate residents use and value our local, independent shops and among those that we treasure is Barry’s Meat Market on Woodgrange Road. Barry Parsons has been Forest Gate’s local butcher for many years and even I, a pescatarian, … Continue reading

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Forest Gate Jumble Trail 2017

Rachel writes… Like many others, I had a ball at last year’s Jumble Trail: an ingenious event where you can register to have a stall in your front garden to sell your unwanted items, then use an online map to … Continue reading

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Parking on Centre Road

Rachel writes… Lots of residents have been commenting recently about the long line of cars parked up Centre Road. These cars and other vehicles have been creeping up the road, and appear to have been displaced when the Residents’ Parking … Continue reading

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An election thank you

Rachel and Seyi write… With all the awful events going on in the world, it’s difficult to remember that the General Election was in fact only a week and a half ago. It was a rollercoaster of an election in … Continue reading

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Support the Forest Gate Festival

Rachel writes… Every year, Osborne Road in Forest is given over for one Saturday in June to a day of festivities. There is food, drink, entertainment, dancing, singing, items for sale, and a general atmosphere of celebration and love for … Continue reading

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Support Forest Gate’s schools

Rachel writes… I just (this moment) responded to the Department for Education’s consultation on the schools funding formula. Today is the last day for submissions, so I thought I should take a moment to write a blog post about why you … Continue reading

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