Author Archives: racheltripp

Supporting the Forest Gate Festival

If you, like me, are still on a high from the joyful, rainbow loveliness that was Forest Gayte Pride on Saturday, then now might be a perfect time to think about supporting another local event, the Forest Gate Festival. Every … Continue reading

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Kuhn Way

This blog post is all about the proposed expansion of Forest Gate Community School, and the idea of closing Kuhn Way. The reason I’ve been reasonably quiet on this so far is because I’m a member of the planning committee … Continue reading

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Thank you!

After the result. Me, Sasha das Gupta, and Anam Islam (left to right) A very quick blog post to say a heartfelt thank you. Last Thursday was the local election, and the residents of Forest Gate North voted overwhelmingly for … Continue reading

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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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