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25 May 2016

  • Redbridge Green Fair - Sunday 29th May 2016!
    The Redbridge Green Fair in Melbourne Field at Valentines Park has a host of activities for residents to come and try something new for free.

    A number of local clubs and activity providers will be there to show you how it's done and welcome you to join in at the Have-a-go zone!

    There will be a range of sports-type fun and games led by the Vision Active Parks Team, as well as a chance to try zumba, jazzercise dance fitness and salsa with Nikki Baldwin and Elli Galvani from Edens Trust.

    Morris Dancing and Barn Dancing will have you on your feet to the playing of Storm in a Teacup folk band

    The Spare Tyre Band will be inviting you to make musical instruments from recycled materials in preparation for an all-join-in performance.

    Sam Castell-Ward from The Avenue Open Mic Night will be hosting a special open mic session for budding singers, comics, poets and musicians.

    The Green Fair is run entirely by local volunteers for everyone in the Redbridge community with over 100 stalls, two music stages, lots of family fun activities and other attractions and is a free event from 11am to 7pm

    Come and join in the fun!

    For more info see here

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30 Mar 2012

  • Her Majesty The Queen visited Ilford yesterday!
    Ilford was graced by a visit from Her Majesty The Queen yesterday afternoon (29th March 2012).
    She met residents at Valentine's Park while the sun beamed down on a very special day. She was accompanied by Prince Philip and was greeted by Council leaders and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
    The Queen is undertaking a nationwide tour as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
    For full details, read more here

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31 Jan 2012
08 Dec 2011
22 Nov 2011

  • Redbridge Community Police team
    The NEW Redbridge Community Policing Team was launched on the 31st of October 2011 with the responsibility of policing the Boroughs Parks and Open Spaces.

    The team comprises of Two (2) Police Sergeants and Twelve (12) Police Constables who will provide coverage between the hours of 0900 and 0300.

    The teams additional responsibilities are to work hand in hand with the local authorities Anti Social Behaviour Team, “Streetscene” and Licencing Department.

    If you have any issues within the boroughs parks or problems around the above mentioned council department’s responsibilities then please contact us using the details below and we will be only to pleased to help.

    · Contact the team - 07904 640 042
    · In an emergency situation please call 999
    · Email them at -

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