November 2022


Jewel in the Town

When she’s not drawing the adventures of DD in the Woodford Diary series, local artist Evelyn Rowland creates watercolour illustrations of gemstones. Here she tells the story behind her sparkle

mosqueHelen Ball speaking at the South Woodford Islamic Centre

Talk of improvements

Qaiser Malik updates on recent improvements, activities and talks at the South Woodford Islamic Centre, which is planning an official opening for the wider community before the end of the year

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History comes home

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


Music & More

The UK’s oldest competitive music and drama festival will be taking place locally in February 2023. Applications are now open for performers of all ages. Sheena Bronson reports

shadowBecause of the site’s elevation, campaigners say a six-storey block will tower above neighbouring houses

Real Snaresbrook

Liz Calvert is one of many residents who will be living in the shadow of the blocks of flats proposed for Snaresbrook Station car park. The Real Snaresbrook campaign believes the community deserves


Christmas on show

Residents will be treated to a trio of festive events this year: an outdoor show, the lights switch-on and a Christmas market. Elaine Atkins of the South Woodford Society reports