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How to request on-street bicycle parking

I have already written a (surprisingly evergreen) post some time ago about how to request a bike hangar to store your bicycle in. You can find that here with all the information you need. (I should add here that demand … Continue reading

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NHS Tracing app in Newham

Tomorrow, August the 21st, letters will arrive to Newham residents letting them know about the new NHS tracing app, which we are trialling here in East London. The letter will contain information about the app, how to download it, the … Continue reading

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LTNs – settling in and teething trouble

This blog post is specifically about the implementation and the initial period of our low traffic neighbourhood or ‘LTN’ (What’s an LTN? Read here. Where is the LTN? Read here…). In summary: it’s very normal and in fact entirely expected … Continue reading

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Our first low traffic neighbourhood

I am actually writing this post after the bollards and planters have started to be installed, but nevertheless wanted to mark the occasion by saying that we now have Newham’s first (and I believe the first ever cross-borough) low traffic … Continue reading

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Become a community health champion

As part of our commitment with the new administration in Newham to involve and work with residents, I was delighted to see that we are recruiting Covid-19 Community health champions: local people who can help share accurate, up to date … Continue reading

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All about low traffic neighbourhoods

‘Low traffic neighbourhoods’ or LTNs for short, are sometimes also called Liveable Neighbourhoods. They have been popular in transport planning terms for some time, particularly as part of the Mayor of London’s transport strategy to improve our air quality, get … Continue reading

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Shop local

Hello Forest Gate Northers, It seems a long time since I saw many of you, and I hope that you are all keeping well, and safe, and adapting to this lockdown life. I know some of you have been unwell, … Continue reading

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Support for small businesses

Locked down, socially-distanced greetings to all Forest Gaters, and other readers. I won’t attempt to give any thoughts on this strange, concerning, and unprecedented time, other than to hope that you are all keeping well, and safe, and the same … Continue reading

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Why I’m glad to pay money for my parking permit

If you read this blog then you’re probably reasonably active online, and so you’ve probably already seen some discussion about the proposal that Newham should charge for residential parking permits. Apologies for the click-baity title, but I wanted to use … Continue reading

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Kuhn Way update

I’m not going to beat about the bush. The news is frustrating. Kuhn Way has to stay closed for (even) longer because the work on the school has over-run. That’s the summary. Read on for more… For some background, you … Continue reading

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