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Ward report November 2022

Hello and welcome to my latest ward report. There are lots of ways to keep up with the work that I’m doing as your elected councillor, but probably the easiest ones are online, by following me on twitter (um, whether … Continue reading

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A collision near the station

Many of you will be aware that last week there was a tragic collision near Forest Gate station, where very sadly a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and lost her life. Some of you contacted me to express … Continue reading

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Woodgrange and Capel LTNs

Next week, residents who live in the Eastern side of Forest Gate North ward (the area bounded by Sebert Road, Woodgrange Road, Capel Road, and Ridley Road. As ever, no calling this ‘the village’!) will receive a leaflet giving an … Continue reading

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Temporary waste drop-off points

You may well already be aware that Newham refuse collectors are on strike for a week, from the 27th August to the 3rd September. This means that rubbish collection, recycling collections, as well as street cleaning, and other waste related … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sasha!

Massive congratulations to Sasha, my Forest Gate North councillor colleague, on the arrival of her beautiful baby boy. Am so delighted for her and for all her family. There is a reason why I am sharing this here, though, which … Continue reading

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Do you have an idea for a local project?

The new round of community assemblies has started, with our first Forest Gate and Maryland community assembly held last week. If you aren’t familiar with this work in Newham, where local residents can vote to allocate money to projects created … Continue reading

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Thank you!

It’s now May the 17th and I feel like I am only now emerging properly from the post-election haze and back into something like normal life again. The last few weeks before an election are always busy with campaigning but … Continue reading

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The Forest Gate Festival needs you

I got this message from the organisers of the Forest Gate Festival. Read on to find out how to get involved, to secure the future of our much loved community festival. Are you…an organisational talent, a social media whiz, a … Continue reading

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Litter and street cleaning

As with so many other issues, street cleaning can feel a bit incendiary, so part of me hesitates to post this. But here goes… I had a couple of weeks where I had a small flurry of emails from residents … Continue reading

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Launch of the Forest

Am SO delighted that this cold and grey January has been brightened up by the launch of the Forest: an online magazine for Forest Gate. Dreamed up, hosted and promoted by the ever-creative Aiden at Tracks E7, his newest creation … Continue reading

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