AGM reminder

We invite you to our 2017/18 Annual General Meeting.

When; Tuesday 19th February 2019
Time; 10.30am
Where; Gloucester Room, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road.

We hope you will join us. There will be 20 minutes of AGM business.

Followed by the launch of our new Heritage Lottery Project ‘Our Story’, animal therapies and light refreshments.

We hope you will be able to join us on 19th February. Perhaps you would send us an email Chris@redbridgeforum.co.uk or phone 020 8478 7571 to let us know if you are able to attend.

Whipps Cross Hospital Community Engagement Action Group

Whipps Cross Hospital has launched a new group to find out what residents want from a redeveloped site. Applications are now open for a small number of local people to join the Community Engagement Action Group, which will help make sure the public can shape the future of the ageing hospital and its surrounding land.
Barts Health NHS Trust and its partners published a vision for the future of the 100-year old site last year and are now embarking on drawing up more detailed plans.
The vision for the site is to secure a multi-million pound redevelopment that would make Whipps Cross a flagship campus offering the best care for generations to come.
Full details including an information pack is available at: https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/future-whipps

A press release is available here: https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/news/whipps-cross-hospital-calls-for-residents-to-help-design-its-future-5061

What’s Coming Up?

You should have all received your invites to our AGM, this Wednesday at our office in Ilford Lane, Please enter by the rear entrance in Fern Way. We will start promptly at 7pm and look to have the business finished by 7.15. Then as normal there will be time for refreshments and chat. If you are a new member this is a good opportunity to meet the team and find out what we have to offer.

Thursday 15th March, 10am. Come and join our Allotment group for our first planting session of the year, we have our potatoes and just need to get them in the ground. The allotment site is at Thornton Road or if you would prefer to meet us at the office just give us a call and we will organise that.

Tuesday 20th March, Is the Learning Disability Partnership Board meeting where the agenda will include a report from the Day Opportunities consultation and the next steps and also a report from the Charging consultation and the next steps. If you have any burning issues you think need to be raised on these issues please do not hesitate to contact Chris before the 20th.

Thursday 22nd March, 7pm. Our parents support group are meeting at the Pie Factory, contact the office and let Tahira know if you would like to go along.

Wednesday 28th March 10am. Meet at the Forum Office to learn/practice your crochet skills with other parent carers. We have spare hooks and yarn if you are a newbie to crochet. It is a small friendly group.

Then its the school holidays but that’s a whole new post. Booking has started but there are still some places left so contact us if you have not already.

Transport for All – Advice Line

Advice Line

This year again, we have been helping hundreds of Disabled and older people to get around London and supporting them with transport issues. We recently launched a free face-to-face advice drop-in, with a plan to roll it out to the rest of London.
Don’t forget that our Advice Line is here to help you, if you have any transport related issues.

• Tel: 020 7737 2339 (option 1)
• Text: 07984 755 894
• Email: contactus@transportforall.org.uk
• Address: Transport for All, 336 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 7AA.

Big Garden Birdwatch

This weekend (28-30 January) is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s the world’s biggest wildlife survey so why not get involved? It only takes an hour and is a great way to explore what birds you have in your local patch. You don’t have to be an expert; the RSPB website has lots of useful information including ID sheets. If you don’t have a garden, why not carry out the survey in your local park? You might be surprised at what you spot – this colourful pair was recently spotted in South Park. Ring necked parakeets are spotted more and more frequently in Redbridge and were amongst the top 20 of birds recorded in Greater London in the 2016 survey.

parakeet