Author Archives: racheltripp

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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20mph consultation on Capel Road

I write this post on December the 16th, which is obviously a pretty grim time, politically, for many of us. I’m not going to attempt to pontificate on national politics, but instead am going to focus on the local, not … Continue reading

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Healthy School streets – first thoughts

As I write this, it’s nearly 1pm on the 11th November, the day of the launch of our first Healthy school streets timed road closure. I have just been happily bombarding facebook and twitter with masses of comments and photos, … Continue reading

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Maryland works update

Just a super quick post on this wet Monday morning to share the update newsletter that Conway have sent about the works happening at Maryland at the moment. Helen who sends out the newsletter is in charge of liaison at … Continue reading

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Become a Climate Now Air Quality Champion

I just this moment received an email about this initiative, and wanted to share it on the blog because I know a lot of Forest Gate North residents will be really interested and keen to take part. ‘As part of … Continue reading

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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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