44. Notes of contacts in Chingford
MS action 2002/03 Jean Atkins [telephone number]
Didn't make any appearances in 2002. Patron since
Jan 03all correspondence or calles made to Ricky Radford.
Brian Elton 2002/03 [telephone number]
(contacted IDS re Porton Down) and now saving a local
cinema. Has know him for some time and he's helped on a number
of issues over the last few years. Never dealt with BDS. Contact
over several years and currently in touch.
Haven House Hospice 2002/03 (Woodford Green)
Lots of contact with IDS over the past two years.
Never with BDS.
He came to last years summer fete and is coming again
this year. All arrangements made with Christine in his London
office. He attended fund raiser 20 June 2003. Last year's summer
fete visit in July 2002 was not arranged with BDS.
*** Chingford Festival June 02
Irene Bull [telephone numbers]
Visited 29 of June 02telephone conversations
were with Betsy
Original letters written to IDS's office at the House
of Commons. Irene received a phone call from Betsy but the letters
references are IDS/CLW and IDS/ACE so not clear that these actually
came from her. IDS visited the festival in 2001 and 2002, but
he's not going this year.
Honey Lane House 2002 Nursing Home Waltham
Owner Seamus Holton [telephone number]
Had lots of contact last year over proposed changes
to the home. IDS visit end of last year (2002) and lots of correspondence
leading up to the visit. None of it with BDS.
Waltham Forest College, 2002/03
IDS has made a number of visits to the college. The
press officer there, Karen has been involved in organising a number
of them. She doesn't recall she had any contact with BDS.
Oak Hill Jnr School Jan 2002 Barbara Cook (Sec)
[telephone number and working hours]
She is the only person left in the school office
from last year (there is a new head and deputy). He initiated
visit via his HofC office. Visit was in 25 Jan 2002wife
didn't come alongdoesn't remember the name but thinks it
was his agent.
Highams park signal box Feb 2002
JennyNetwork Rail [telephone number]
(Met Roger Torode and Robin Gisby) *Roger Torode[telephone
Set up via the Residents associationnames
Roger Torode says all correspondence came from IDS
PAChristine WatsonRoger says that she was very involved
with all of his constituency business (as per email)
Chingford Police Station custody suite March
Sgt Wren made the initial contact [telephone number]
by letter to the local constituency address. All contact with
IDS is via Christine Watson and Ricky RadfordSgt Wren doesn't
ever remember speaking to BDS.
Imperial War Museum visit April 2002
IDS visits Imperial Museum to launch book by Gordon
Mitchell called 'Schooldays to Spirtfire'.
None of the arrangements for this visit to the Imperial
War Museum were made with BDS according to the press officer at
the Imperial War Museum. She checked the file from the time.
St Mary School April 2002, Chingford School.
Same contact via the council.
Christine Cornell [telephone number]
IDS always recognises school meals week and visited
both schools 18 April 2002 spending an hour at both. The council
contacted his office in writing until a few weeks before the visit
when they spoke to his office. She can't remember who she dealt
with but said she thinks it was his agent. He came along with
the agent and PA [doesn't think either were his wife from memory)
Churchill Terrace Association April 2002
IDS visits Churchill Terrace Estate on 25 April.
Spokeswoman for the Churchill Terrace Residents' Association:
Leslie Tlusty [telephone number].
23/5/03 Leslie Tlusty says IDS has come twice, she
thinks. Meetings were set up by their local Cons councillor, John
Gover, and also Rikki Radford, and other councillors Alan Ziggers
and Davide Divine also involved. She's not seen BDS or had any
dealings with her. These notes written up immediately afterwards
with aid of notebook notes.
Whipps Cross Hospital May 2002
IDS visits Whipps Cross HospitalPlane Tree
centre and special baby care unit
Chief Exec: Peter Coles; Sec: Shelley Clark, [telephone
PRO Dan [telephone number]
23/5/03 Shelley Clarke said she was now in her third
year working there, and did not recall ever setting anything up
with BDS. She looked in her files and said Christine Watson was
the name on the card. IDS comes 2-3 times a year. Last time was
at end of 2002 or start of 2003. Comes with his press secretary,
or once on his own. His secretary normally rings me about two
weeks in advance. No had any dealings with his wife, and he doesn't
bring her. These notes written up immediately afterwards with
aid of notebook notes.
Enterprise House Community Housing Association
June 2002 (Walthamstow Guardian 25 June)
IDS visits Enterprise House Community Housing Association
in Kings Head Hill
HA sec: Marian Rogers, [address and telephone details]
23/5/03 Had no dealings with BDS. He came a couple
of times last year, including once to have a fish and chip supper.
I fixed it up with him. Rang his office to go to the surgery and
asked him directly to come to see us. Dealt with Rikki Radford.
Came last summer and also a few months before that. These notes
written up immediately afterwards with aid of notebook notes.
Joseph Clarke School July 2002 (Waltham Forest
IDS visits Joseph Clarke school. Head: Frank Smith
25/5/03 I have been head 19 years, so known IDS during
all time as an MP.
Had "no dealings with her at allnot knowingly".
I normally deal with his agent Rikki Radford or with his secretary.
(Couldn't remember her name.) Normally comes with Rikki Radford.
These notes written up immediately afterwards with aid of notebook
Tiny Tots nursery, Higham Station Avenue
IDS visits on 4 July 2002 (4 July Walthamstow Guardian)
Manager: Debbie Philips [telephone number]
23/5/2003 Visit resulted from Debbie Philips going
to see IDS at his surgery about a planning application to extend
the nursery. She arranged the visit to the nursery through a secretary
in IDS office, though she can't remember the name of the secretary.
Doesn't think it was BDS, and doesn't recall having any dealings
with BDS. These notes written up immediately afterwards and aid
of notebook notes.
***Whitefield School July 2002 (Walthamstow
IDS visits Whitefield School, MacDonald Road Walthamstow.
Head teacher: Neils Chapman [telephone number] Sec:
23/5/03 NC: Sometimes he comes once a year and sometimes
a bit more often. I deal with a couple of Annabelles. Years ago
it used to be his wife, when I first knew him. But I have not
dealt with her recently and certainly not since he's been leader.
I first met him before he took over from Norman Tebbit. These
notes written up an hour later with the aid of notebook notes.
Sir George Monoux College 26 September 2002
(26 Sept Walthamstow Guardian)
IDS visits Sir George Monoux College, Chingford Road
Principal: Richard Chambers [telephone number]
23/5/03 RC: It was the chairman of governors, Peter
Leighton, a barrister, who wrote to him. There was a young woman
organising his visit who came with him, I guess a party worker.
It was not his wife. No dealings with his wife. These notes written
up immediately afterwards with aid of notebook notes.
Larkswood Infant School, New Road, Chingford
September 2002 [telephone number]
Chair of Govs: Kevin Harmsworth. 23/5/03 Samantha
Fennell said she spoke to Ricky Radford about the visit. But that
it was really organised by the parentsMrs Ceri Stones.
No dealings with BDS "not that I am aware of. The person
I had most contact with was Ricky Radford". These notes written
up immediately afterwards with aid of notebook notes.
23/5/03 Parent organiser Ceri Stones who wrote to
IDS, says she arranged the visit though Rikki Radford and only
through him. No dealings with BDS and didn't see her.
St Antony's primary school Nov 2002 (27 Nov)
St Anthony's primary school Woodford Fells.
IDS visited but no contact with BDS at all.
Joseph Clarke School April 2003 [telephone
number] Head: Mr Frank Smith
School for the blind April 10 2003demo for
special needs (protest at Town Hall).
Some visits initiated by the school and some by IDS.
Ricky and Christine are the 2 people Frank has dealt withhe
has never met or spoken to BDS.
Hawkeswood School May 2003 [telephone number]
End of May 2003
Head: Katy Khan Margaret BoyceBusiness Manager
School for the deafletter written to IDS about
closure threatened last November 02 will get a final answer in
September 2003 (we have copies). IDS's Secretary has also phoned
themcan't remember her namenever met BDS.
Initially contacted Ricky Radcliff via a local councillor
Margaret met in the streetIDS wrote a letter backstill
have copies. Spoke again to Margaret Boyce 26/06. She again said
she had never spoken to or met BDS.
Churches together in North Chingford May 2003
They wrote to him to support their work on the Trade
Justice Movement campaign. Contact was with Cara Walker his secretary
saying he couldn't attend an event they'd asked him to. Also letter
from Cara Walker saying sorry he couldn't come.
Spoke to Sonia Merritt [telephone number]. Written
up straight after conversation 24/06/03
Waltham Forest Primary Care Associatin June
Concern about planned sacking of a sole practitioner.
A number of people wrote to IDS about the planned sacking of a
local GP. All contact was with his office staff, non with BDS.
We have a letter from IDS's office to the Chair of the group Nigel
Total to there 26 groups/organisations.