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.

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

Easter Fun 4 All Activities

Hi all,

You should by now have your Fun 4 All advertising for the Easter Activities. Booking starts tomorrow, 3rd March at 9.30am.
The Easter activities include a Boat Trip up Thames, Kung Fu Panda 3 at Cineworld, Animal Encounter at St Luke’s Church and a Tudor Day at Cressing Temple Barns.

Don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment.

Please remember lots of our children have difficulty waiting and concentrating. Ensure you are on time for the activities you book.

Paediatric First Aid Course by Redbridge Forum

The course will run from our office in Ilford Lane on Tuesday 12th And Wednesday
13th April from 10.30-1.30 each day.

If you are a parent carer of a child with a disability and wish to attend and have already booked please forward your £10 payment to the office by Monday 29th March. This is a very expensive course for us to run and we need to ensure that all people booked do come on both days. Payment can be made in the usual way, by BACS or in person bearing in mind that we do not open on Fridays.

Once you are booked I will remind you a little nearer the time.

We may be looking to run more training course in the future. If you have a particular request then let us know.