Congratulations to Wanstead Village councillor Jo Blackman, who has been selected as the Redbridge cabinet member with responsibility for the environment and civic pride. This elevates her from being a green campaigner – she was one of those behind Redbridge’s declaration of a climate emergency – to a position where she should be able to influence some change.
One immediate issue she’s going to have to deal with is controversy over Redbridge plans to ban traffic from outside two Wanstead primary schools – Nightingale and Snaresbrook – for three hours each school day. It’s part of a scheme to reduce air pollution, reduce traffic from near schools, and encourage children to walk to school. But the devil will be in the details – perhaps especially when people have become so dependent on the delivery of nearly everything.
Good luck to her in her new role.
Thanks @Jas_Athwal. I’m delighted to have been appointed cabinet member for the environment and civic pride.— Jo Blackman (@Jcblackman) January 7, 2021
I look forward to working with the cabinet, councillors and residents to tackle the climate emergency and ensure our neighbourhoods are clean and green. @RedbridgeLive https://t.co/IE9IfP0Gjg