Redbridge in Conversation

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What is Redbridge in Conversation?

Redbridge in Conversation brings together all of the conversations the council is having with our residents, businesses, and visitors to the borough. We want to show how and when you can get involved and have your say, because it is important we work together to make sure Redbridge is a great place to live for everyone.


Why is it important to work together?

Over the past few years working with residents we have delivered some of our most ambitious programmes of work including the Community Hubs Programme which is ongoing, the Crime Commission, and our COVID-19 response.

We want to build on these successes and to do this we must be speaking with our communities and maintaining an ongoing and positive relationship to ensure the borough thrives by creating new connections, bringing together different perspectives and strengthening Redbridge.


What happens in these conversations?

These conversations, or events, allow the public to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions with the Council. We use this information to inform decisions. Therefore, it is important we have these conversations so we are making the right decisions for everyone within our borough.


You can find out about and join Redbridge in Conversation on this page.


What is Redbridge in Conversation?

Redbridge in Conversation brings together all of the conversations the council is having with our residents, businesses, and visitors to the borough. We want to show how and when you can get involved and have your say, because it is important we work together to make sure Redbridge is a great place to live for everyone.


Why is it important to work together?

Over the past few years working with residents we have delivered some of our most ambitious programmes of work including the Community Hubs Programme which is ongoing, the Crime Commission, and our COVID-19 response.

We want to build on these successes and to do this we must be speaking with our communities and maintaining an ongoing and positive relationship to ensure the borough thrives by creating new connections, bringing together different perspectives and strengthening Redbridge.


What happens in these conversations?

These conversations, or events, allow the public to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions with the Council. We use this information to inform decisions. Therefore, it is important we have these conversations so we are making the right decisions for everyone within our borough.


You can find out about and join Redbridge in Conversation on this page.

  • Redbridge in Conversation: 16 March

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    The next Redbridge in Conversation event will take place on Thursday 16 March at The Forest Academy, Hainault, IG6 3TN.

    Redbridge in Conversation events are organised to facilitate community conversations, empower our neighbours to share views on our local area and provide guidance and support.

    This event is looking at information and support for Redbridge residents on managing the current increase in cost of living and information on the different ways of accessing the Household Support Fund: . We are inviting everyone to come along to this event, not only to get the information you need about existing means of help and hear about the plans we already have for extending support, but also to tell us what the needs are in your communities and what else you think we need to do.

    Running order of event:

    6.30pm – 8.30pm

    • Free refreshments
    • Introduction and Council Update
    • Presentation on the Cost of Living Crisis
    • Q&A with Council Leader Cllr Jas Athwal

    Please use the Eventbrite page to sign up so we can contact you ahead of the event.

  • Over 100 local people join the conversation

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    Thank you to over 100 local people who joined our Redbridge in Conversation event on Thursday 26th January.

    We heard from community leaders about the work they are doing including:

    Yusuf – A young Seven Kings resident, involved with the youth co-design process and has aspirations to be an architect.

    Janet – Reverend of St Pauls Church in Goodmayes for the past 8 years. She is a firm believer in empowering vulnerable women by improving their language skills.

    Ajay – Ajay is a very involved Goodmayes resident. Ajay is an artist and helps to connect communities through arts and culture regeneration projects. His work also aims to make BAME and LGBTQ+ communities more visible and connected within the creative sector.

    The Leader of the Council - Cllr Jas Athwal, to discuss the work across the borough related to the cost-of-living crisis, crime, waste and cleansing and especially investment in the Seven Kings area through the community hub and new lido.

    It was great to see so many familiar and new faces. If you want to continue the conversation please leave a comment below or email engagement@redbridge.gov.uk.

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  • Redbridge in Conversation with Seven Kings Neighbourhoods

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    The Seven Kings hub area covers the wards of Newbury, Goodmayes, Seven Kings, Chadwell, and Mayfield wards. How we can work together, whether it is the council, residents, or our partners, to support a community vision will be the theme of this session.

    So, please join us on Thursday 26 January to hear about the Seven Kings community vision, developed by local people, and help shape the future of our borough.

    At the meeting you can also find out more about our council’s plans to create a Seven Kings Community Hub, bringing council services, community space and a new Library into Seven Kings.


    6.30pm – 7pm

    • Introduction and Council Update
    • Presentation on the Seven Kings Community Hub from community members

    7pm – 8.30pm

    • Free refreshments
    • Break-out group discussions
    • Q&A with Council Leader Cllr Jas Athwal


    Please use the Eventbrite page to sign up so we can contact you ahead of the event: https://Seven-Kings-in-Conversation.eventbrite.co.uk.

    To find out more about the Seven Kings hub and the journey to create the Seven Kings Community Vision, check out the page on Let's Talk Redbridge: https://engage.redbridge.gov.uk/seven-kings-community-hub.

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  • Thank you for joining us!

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    Residents hear a presentation on the cost of living, crime, and cleansing. Our first Redbridge in Conversation event took place last week at Loxford Polyclinic.


    This event was a chance for residents to discuss the rising cost of living and hear about the support available, including the Household Support Fund. Councillor Chowdhury (Cabinet Member for Crime, Safety and Community Cohesion) led a Q&A session. Residents were also able to talk to council officers and councillors about how the council and residents can work together to support our community.


    We plan to hold more Redbridge in Conversation sessions, so keep an eye out for our next event.


    Ways to get help as the cost of living rises

    Putting money in your pocket:

    Our Welfare Benefits Team has helped put more than £750,000 of unclaimed benefits and support into the pockets of local families. If you need help or support please contact the team on 020 8708 5690 or via email on housing.benefits@redbridge.gov.uk. For further information visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/benefits/welfare-benefits-and-support

    Free School Meals:

    Your family may be eligible, visit: www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/free-school-meals/

    Household Support Fund:

    Visit: www.redbridge.gov.uk/benefits/household-support-fund/

    Go Green Grant:

    One way to save money on energy bills is with the free installation of energy-efficient home improvements. Visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/go-green

    Rent and Council Tax:

    You may be able to get help with housing costs through Universal Credit or housing benefits and help with Council Tax payments through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/benefits

  • Redbridge in Conversation on the cost of living crisis

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    Our first Redbridge in Conversation event will be held at Loxford Polyclinic on 6 October 2022.

    We open at 16:30 for a drop in session with the household support fund, with children's entertainment and food available.

    The Leader of the Council will be joining us from 17:30 to talk about the cost of living crisis and lead on a conversation on how we can work together to find ways of supporting you.

    Please come and join the conversation! Full details on the supporting image.


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