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Turn more buildings into mini power stations

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Londoners are missing out on the benefits of solar generated electricity. 

Iraqis also lost jobs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

May I add to Bill Long’s excellent letter with regard to Iraq (Your Views, August 21).

MP should vote for laws promising aid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eleanor Laing MP

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

On Friday, September 12, Eleanor Laing MP will have the chance to help millions of people around the world simply by turning up to work.

Speaking Out: James Cracknell on the mission to restore the Arctic Sunrise

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:17am Tuesday 26th August 2014

James Cracknell from Walthamstow is Speaking Out about his Greenpeace mission.

Speaking Out: Ray Yates on housing in Waltham Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Ray Yates lives in Wood Street and previously worked in housing repairs and maintenance for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Sainsbury's and TfL to act on 'click and collect' complaints

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Martin Hawkes spoke out about the use of a drop-off car park by 'click and collect' vans

100 years on and are we any wiser?

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War has been moving but totally lacking in political context. 

Communities need to stamp out FGM

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: child

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Readers may be aware of the recently announced government campaign against the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

We must not forget the area’s sacrifice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Private Sidney Godley, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery at Mons in 1914.

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

At this time of our commemoration of 100 years since the momentous event of the start of the First World War, let us remember our local home front defence of the realm by many local enlisted and volunteer servicemen.

Stronger government voices are needed on violence

7:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Open letter to David Cameron and Nick Clegg:

A longer line?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tube strike planned

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Regarding Andrew Smith’s letter  on Cenral line trains getting full (Guardian,  August 7), can the Central line be reopened to Ongar ?

Epilepsy death and 'selfie' taking not acceptable

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

There is an illness abroad wonderfully composed of earthquakes, eruptions and tremors.

Speaking out: Martin Hawkes wants to see something done about Sainsbury's 'click and collect' vans

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Martin Hawkes believes the parking situation will become "very stressful" during the winter

Speaking out: John Carr and Tom Arnold speak out about speeding

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:59pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Campaigners want to see electronic signs installed to warn speeding motorists

Speaking Out: Reg Busby on construction industry working hours

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Pensioner Reg Busby wants to raise awareness of the official regulations on construction industry working hours.

Still no Scripture evidence for women bishops

1:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Is one supposed to be amused by Rev Malcolm Harries’ letter (Guardian, July 31)? 

Joy at women bishops vote

1:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

I would like to respond to Rev Robert Weissman’s reaction to Rev Paul Harcourt’s Speaking Out on July 17.

Spotlight on roundabout woes helped campaign

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The works on the Redbridge Roundabout in Southampton

11:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

We would like to thank your publication for publicising the RedRag (Redbridge Roundabout Action Group) petition to improve safety and reduce congestion for residents and users of the Redbridge Roundabout, particularly those that attempt to join the roundabout from Redbridge Lane East, the only junction on the roundabout not to have traffic lights.

No peace till graveyards are kept as they should be

7:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

After reading Diane Hallsworth’s letter about Chingford Mount Cemetery (Guardian, July 31), I had to laugh. 

Gratitude for work towards friendship

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Vi Gostling was involved for many years in the town twinning between the London borough of Waltham Forest and the Bezirk Hamburg Wandsbek. She worked a lot for the friendship between England and Germany.

Campaigner leaves legacy of kindness

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Local resident Vi Gostling speaks during Muslim group Cann Hall Deen and Education Trust presentation to turn pub into a mosque. Leytonstone.

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Veteran community campaigner Vi Gostling, 97, from Leyton-stone, will be remembered for her relentless lifetime defence of arts and local authority provision and access to public libraries, school governorships over 45 years and the co-founding of the Friends of Wansbek with the Borough Leyton in 1946 that invited Second World War orphaned German children to visit and stay in their school holidays, with their compassionate hosts.

Some kind of pothole result

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pot hole, poor road surface. A pothole in Church Street, Epsom

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

After petitioning the local council for two  years regarding the dangerous and deteriorating condition of Beech Avenue in Buckhurst Hill, where the road is pock marked with at least 15 potholes up to three inches deep and five feet wide, I am delighted to report a success of sorts. 

Help keep our bus passes free

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

I’m writing to invite all readers, young and old, to request copies of the ‘love the bus pass’ petition and help campaign towards 100,000 signatures by September. 

Millions of war dead fed ‘flu

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Don’t tell me any more  Of the First World War About Harry and Jack  Off to the trenches With rifle and pack, Kicking a ball And passing it back. Lured to their deaths  By an officer ass, Drowning in mud, Lungs full of gas. The end of the war! All throw up your hats. Millions of dead, Millions of rats Feeding off corpses.  All fat as cats.  Europe fell ill From rat-born malaise. Millions more dead,  Millions more graves.  Our political masters Knew just what to do. They blamed it on Spain – The ol’ ‘Spanish flu’.

Speaking Out: Jeff Youldon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:11am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Jeff Youldon concerned about state of pond 'told to clean it up himself'.

Square becoming a chaotic car park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Abbey Church

11:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

It cannot have escaped most people’s notice that Market Square in Waltham Abbey has become a place of traffic chaos on non-market days, with vehicles parked at every angle in what has become a giant, unregulated car park.

Speaking Out - Sezele Moustafa on the threat of supermarkets to small businesses

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Sezele Moustafa, owner of Cafe Mosaic in Loughton, is a member of a group of local businesses opposed to the proposed move of a supermarket to the area.

New planning rule is not democratic

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

So this is democracy, Redbridge-style, under the guidance of our exciting new council leader, Jas Athwal.

Pollution has physical effect

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Air pollution is certainly a problem in this area.

Neglect blocks path to graves

11:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

After years of neglect, Chingford Mount Cemetery laid some chippings for a path leading to graves near the north road. 

Speaking Out: Borough commander Mark Collins on gangs in Waltham Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Waltham Forest police borough commander Mark Collins of is speaking out on gangs in the borough

Housing group hard to reach

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The reason why there are so many leaseholders owing service charges (to Ascham Homes) could well be the same reason why I owe them money.

Say no to new roads

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: M25 traffic chaos as seen in Waltham Abbey

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Transport for London are seeking views on new river crossings, including the option to build a road bridge linking Beckton and Thamesmead at Gallions Reach. 

Carrying the torch for girls’ education

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police warned a girl aged 10 she was committing criminal damage by marking out a hopscotch grid in chalk

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

This school year has seen the retirement from Connaught School for Girls of Ann Betts, who has served the school community as both a teacher of maths and geography since 1972 and as a head of department, in senior leadership and then finally as headteacher over the past 10 years.

Speaking Out: Ranita Kilmach on having head shaved for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Ranita Klimach, of Mossford Green in Barkingside, and 21-year-old friend Naomi Haigh, from Birmingham, had their hair cut outside the Cancer Research store in High Street, Barkingside on July 13.

Dirty air case not helpful

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

We are all concerned about air quality in London. The question we need to ask is how best to reduce pollution.

On the fall of the Churchill

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

I’m feeling pain inside my soul; Another pub has bit the dust.

Bible values women – but not as bishops

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

It came as a shock to read of Rev Paul Harcourt’s enthusiasm for women to become bishops (Speaking Out, July 17).

How can 12 minute wait be ‘good’?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

First train gone with people standing. Next one 12 minutes.

Appeal to a higher authority over hut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

An open letter to the Queen on the High Beach tea hut: Your Majesty, I am writing to you about the suggestion that the City of London Corporation is planning to put the tea hut at High Beach out to tender to interested parties.

Speaking Out: Glenn Wallis on overground train services

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Glenn Wallis is a long-serving rail campaigner and is speaking out about public transport in Waltham Forest. 

Speaking out - Alan Mair on the benefits of volunteering and travelling

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Woodford Green's Trinity Catholic High School teacher Alan Mair speaking out on the benefits of volunteering and travelling.

Collection rates fallen

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:11am Friday 25th July 2014

From the Ascham Homes (housing association) annual report, you can see that rent collection for 2013/2014 has improved over that for 2012/2013.

Lib Dems help the poorest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Local worst off families in our borough have all benefited most from the Liberal Democrats in government.

Doctor’s door was always open

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:07am Friday 25th July 2014

Many senior members of the community in the Leyton Green area will be saddened to learn of the death of Dr David Lawrence, whose surgery was at 707 Lea Bridge Road from 1953 until 1983.

Borrowers: payday not only way

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:06am Friday 25th July 2014

The recent reports that payday lending company Wonga was sending out fake solicitor letters to cash-strapped customers who couldn’t afford their fees to frighten them is just further evidence of why people should take great care before borrowing money from a payday lender.

People have not had a voice on libraries

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:05am Friday 25th July 2014

No-one disputes that we need to keep funding the libraries in Redbridge. But it looks as though the controversial proposals to subsidise South Woodford Library by opening a gym and to move Woodford Library to Sir James Hawkey Hall are going to be pushed through without any proper public consultation or a serious business case to show whether these moves will be effective.

Payday not the only way

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:03am Friday 25th July 2014

The recent reports that payday lending company Wonga was sending out fake solicitor letters to cash-strapped customers who couldn’t afford their fees to frighten them is just further evidence of why people should take great care before borrowing money from a payday lender.

Tour was missed chance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:02am Friday 25th July 2014

The opportunity to waste money obviously hit Epping Forest District Council, yet again with the arrival of the Tour de France celebrations on July 7.

Tea hut part of the forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:01am Friday 25th July 2014

I am a volunteer with a group of adults with learning difficulties who clear scrub in Epping Forest, a task which they thoroughly enjoy come rain or shine.






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