September 2022

IMG_1920©Julia Brett

Orphans of the storm

Woodford Arts Group has been without a place to call home since Packfords Hotel closed last autumn. Here, group founder Julia Brett appeals to the community for help in their ongoing search for

SWVG---Postcard-showing-Barnardo's-Boys'-Garden-City-Home-(C)-Redbridge-Heritage-Centre© Redbridge Museum

History comes home

Redbridge Museum will open a new permanent exhibition later this year exploring 200,000 years of local history. In the fourth of a series of articles, Museum Officer Nishat Alam looks at some of

IMG_2006-2Councillor Gomez (right) with others involved in the campaign

A step forwards

The park-and-stride scheme at Churchfields Junior School was implemented a year ago. Here Councillor Rosa Gomez (Churchfields ward, Labour) reflects on the improvements it has made to road safety


Crypto saviour

South Woodford resident Matt Bradley explains how, earlier this year, he helped students in Ukraine escape the war-torn country by creating a cryptocurrency guide


Tired of fatigue?

Based in Wanstead, the East London ME/CFS Support Group has been a lifeline for those living with chronic fatigue syndrome. Long COVID sufferers, like Tim Armitage’s wife, are also invited to join them


New shoots

Lydia Fraser-Ward co-founded the Woodford Greeners earlier this year to help improve the local area. From workshops to seed swaps, the group have big plans for their greening projects