The Council’s Neighbourhood Team are going virtual so residents can find out and feedback on a range of topics related to our streets and environment. Log on with your lunch to find out how to reduce waste and make our community an even more beautiful place. Sessions are free and will start with a 15 min easy to follow presentation and then a chance to ask questions and share your own tips in the chat box. Click the links to sign-up for to attend:
- Tuesday 9 March: How to Recycle in Redbridge
- Tuesday 23 March: Step into the world of Reusables
- Tuesday 13 April: How to join the Great British Spring Clean 2021
- Tuesday 27 April: How to sew on a button (Waste Free Fashion)
- Tuesday 4 May: How to make Compost at home
- Tuesday 18 May: Love Food Hate Waste
The Council has been working with the People’s Plan to ensure that resident’s voices are at the heart of the response to the climate emergency and have developed a series of interactive games to empower people to help build a sustainable Redbridge. We want to engage with a diverse range of people to encourage the conversation about climate change. This is a really exciting opportunity to contribute to local decision-making to tackle the climate emergency, all from the leisure of your phone. To play the game, share your views and find out more about climate change visit the People’s Plan platform and share the link with your networks. We will also be looking for volunteers to feedback on the game, if you are interested please let me know by emailing Victoria.email@example.com
The Government recently announced that nature projects which tackle climate change, create and restore habitats, or improve water quality could soon benefit from a new £10 million fund. The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to environmental groups, local authorities, businesses and other organisations. To find out more and apply for a grant visit the Government’s webpage.
Redbridge Local LotteryThe council has launched ‘The Redbridge Local Lottery’, a new way for voluntary groups, community sector organisations and local charities to secure funding. The lottery gives participants a chance to receive a portion of ticket sales, as 60p from every £1 ticket of the Lottery goes directly to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes. Players of the lottery can win a £25,000 jackpot. To find out more visit the Redbridge Local Lottery webpage.
We have now updated the Council’s webpage to include useful advice for residents and will be adding further resources in the future which are being worked up. On this page we have included a section on “Get Involved in your local community” and would like to include an overview of the organisations doing some great work in the borough. If you would like your organisation’s details to be included or have any other ideas on content please let us know by emailing Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org