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‘First of all’ Black People Existed Before Slavery

Seyi writes… It was extremely disappointing and upsetting to read that a primary school in Newham had asked it’s pupils to come to school dressed as slaves to mark the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month. As local black councillors and having … Continue reading

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Folk of Forest Gate

Rachel writes… In the summer I was contacted by Eastside Community Heritage, to ask if I’d be interested in taking part in a project they were running about the oral history and leisure activities of people in Forest Gate. Those … Continue reading

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The stadium loan

Rachel writes… Introduction I want to write a blog post here about the Olympic stadium, because I want residents in Forest Gate North to be able to have one place where they could read the facts, and to know how … Continue reading

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Aviva community fund

Rachel writes… A super quick blog post from me to share details of a funding pot that I received by email today. The Aviva Community fund gives the chances for community groups to apply for funding, from small grants up … Continue reading

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Rachel’s mini ward report

Rachel writes… For various reasons our usual ‘every-three-months’ ward report cycle to our Labour members has been delayed, so I thought I’d write a quick mini report and post it online before so much time elapses that everything I say … Continue reading

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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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