Wednesday, 14 May 2014


A timely reminder - as from July 6th. 2014 London Buses will not be accepting cash for fares.
So, if you don't have a Freedom Pass you will need to top up an Oyster Card or buy a travelcard (both available from Newsagents and Supermarkets) or ask your bank for a contactless debit card.
News here
TfL Press Release

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Spot Anything?

Hat/tip Knowsie

Friday, 24 January 2014

It is now almost 3 years since Redbridge Council so disgracefully discontinued the use of a dedicated police service in the borough's parks and countryside.   And within 6 months the Boris "BOGOF" arrangement that was used to replace them (allegedly!) will come to an end.   It remains to be seen what will happen then.
My spies tell me that Redbridge Council will be the respondent on 5 and 6 February to an action in the High Court being taken on behalf of the staff of the former Parks Police with regard to the disgraceful and unfeeling way in which their services were terminated by an ungrateful council.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team take to the Streets

Yet another successful initiative by the London Mayor.

Monday, 15 April 2013

ATM Scams

Anyone seen this before. It's new on me but maybe old hat? Nevertheless worth a post to remind people to be vigilant and observant.

Friday, 5 April 2013


There was an item on the ITV London News about Council properties being illegally sublet:

Click here

Further down the page there are stats from Boroughs that were able to respond (presumably others do not collate this data).

Redbridge has 4671 properties, 13,338 people on waiting list. 88 evictions.

These figures do not appear to include Registered Social Landlords and Housing Trusts so the overall problem could possibly be worse.

Question: How was this allowed to happen in the first place?

Monday, 1 April 2013

New Redbridge NHW org

On 21st March 2013 the inaugural meeting of the Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Group was held in the Old Parkonians clubhouse on the Oakfield site at Fullwell Cross. Two co-chairs were elected as pictured below:

and the constitution agreed:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyrannies of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


With the resignation from the Cabinet during the last week of Councillor Robin Turbefield (ostensibly for "personal reasons") this is now the second resignation for such reasons in 4 months.

To lose one cabinet member may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose a second looks like carelessness!

Saturday, 23 March 2013


If you receive an e-mail like this:


This is a scam to get you to supply your bank details, PIN, etc.

HMRC will only invite taxpayers to set up a Gateway account by letter giving full instructions