HEALTH & WELL-BEING OPEN FORUM – TUESDAY 8TH MARCH 6.30-8.30 PM – Don’t delay in reserving your free place at this Forum to which all men and women are invited from 6.30-8.30pm at the Buddhist Cultural Centre, 9 Balfour Road, Ilford IG1 4HP. The event aims to further increase our understanding of wellbeing and awareness of the issues surrounding mental distress with contributions from those who have lived experience. Come along and discuss how we can care for ourselves and support others to maintain wellbeing and how we can stop the stigma of mental illness. Redbridge Faith Forum, Tel – 020 8708 2478, Email – Faith.

Residents help tackle historic financial challenge
More than 600 residents have helped to shape the Council’s future savings by taking part in our budget consultation so far. We face a huge financial challenge as the Government will have slashed £100 million of our funding by 2018, over half of our direct grant. Due to the severe Government cuts we’re having to save £58 million over the next three years. Budget consultation results.

Current results from the budget consultation indicate: high levels of support and protection for community safety, waste collection and economic development on average, preference for a two per cent Council Tax increase strong support to save money by delivering services differently, co-locating services and delivering more services online significant support to generate income from advertising, releasing some Council land for development and reducing capital spend on schools.

More than 350 suggestions have also been received. Comments include: increase enforcement penalty charges and enforcement activity reduce management, waste and improve efficiency generate revenue Redesigning services

Residents can still complete the budget consultation here.
Final budget proposals will be agreed at Full Council on Thursday 3 March 2016.
View the Outcomes of budget consultation report here

Mayor’s Appeal Events
Redbridge Faith Forum is delighted to be one of the chosen charities in this year’s Mayor of Redbridge’s Rainbow Appeal. Forthcoming events include;
Sunday 21st February – Big Band Night at Ilford Golf Club
Saturday 27th February –Peggy Oliver Tribute Night at the Town Hall
Contact: for further details and to make bookings.

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