In the media

You can find Varinder’s latest appearances in the media below:

  • Families will live in ‘concealed boxes without sunlight’ if Recorder House and Bodgers towers go ahead, says architect
    An architect has called plans for a socially rented development in Ilford a “dead-end offering”. Access Self Storage applied for permission to erect a 13-storey block that is “100per cent affordable” on the former Recorder House site, High Road, Ilford. The proposal was made with a linked application for the former Bodgers shop site which […]
    Varinder - 19th July 2019
  • Ilford Recorder: South Woodford homeless housing scheme gets green light amid opposition
    Around 100 homeless residents are set to find respite in South Woodford after a three-storey temporary housing scheme has been approved. The green light comes in spite of growing opposition, with more than 100 objections submitted in a few days, many claiming the scheme does not meet required housing standards. For around an hour, the […]
    Varinder - 20th July 2018
  • Asian Lite: Varinder Singh Appointed to be a Patron of National Hate Crime and Counter-Extremism Organisation – Faith Matters
    Faith Matters has appointed Varinder Singh to be a patron of the organisation and given his background in community mobilisation and engagement. Varinder Singh was also a key activist in Sikhs Against the English Defence League. Varinder is also a Councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge and he is a member of the Redbridge […]
    Varinder - 14th April 2017
  • Samaj Weekly: Ilford residents ‘meet and greet’ Mayor
    LONDON, UK: Yesterday (Wednesday 12 April 2017) evening residents from Ilford were welcomed to the Town Hall by the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra. The Ilford residents were personally welcomed by the Mayor in his parlour before being given an official tour of the town hall and being shown the borough’s priceless historic artefacts. The […]
    Varinder - 13th April 2017
  • Councillor Varinder Singh Bola reflects on visit to 31st Session of the Congress of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
    London, UK – Last week Councillor Varinder Singh Bola from Ilford, Redbridge, joined the UK’s delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. The Council of Europe is a pan-European organisation of 47 member states, including all 28-member states of the European Union (EU). Set up shortly after the end of the Second World […]
    Varinder - 24th October 2016
  • Confirmed: UK Councillor Varinder Singh appointed to Europe’s oldest political body
    London, Sept 22, 2016 (Yes Punjab News) The UK Government has confirmed that Councillor Varinder Singh, 27, from the London Borough of Redbridge will be joining the UK delegation to the Congress of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe, is Europe’s oldest political body aiming to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule […]
    Varinder - 22nd September 2016
  • AsianImage: 71 British Indian councillors pledge their support for IN campaign
    British Indian councillors from across the UK have publicly pledged their support for the cross-party ‘British Indians for IN’ campaign. Councillors spanning the whole of UK said that being a member of the European Union significantly benefits the country not just economically, but in terms of security, trade and our presence globally, and are actively campaigning […]
    Varinder - 21st June 2016
  • Smoke engulfs street during a house fire in Ilford
    A councillor, who captured the terrifying moment “plumes of smoke” from a house fire spread across a normally quiet road, has sent good wishes to the residents involved. House on fire on Henley Road — Varinder Singh🌐 (@vazsingh) June 14, 2016 Four fire engines and 21 fire fighters tackled the blaze in Henley Road, […]
    Varinder - 16th June 2016
  • Local Plan for new homes in Redbridge debated
    It was a war of words at the neighbourhoods service committee last night, where councillors discussed a draft version of the Local Plan for housing. It was debated against the backdrop of a growing demand for housing in the borough. The draft Redbridge Local Plan runs to 146 pages and outlines plans for 18,474 new […]
    Varinder - 27th May 2016
  • Outrage as Zac Goldsmith sends ‘patronising’ leaflets to Redbridge’s Indian communities
    Community leaders have spoken out against a mayoral hopeful’s campaign tactics after “divisive” leaflets were sent to Indian families. The backlash comes after targeted campaign material from Tory Zac Goldsmith said he supported Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and celebrated Diwali in a bid to win votes. The leaflets – tailored and sent to those […]
    Varinder - 1st April 2016
  • IB Times: Fears rise over possible hate crimes targeting British Sikhs following Paris attacks
    Several British Sikh organisations have warned against potential hate crimes targeting Sikh men in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Concerns were raised following incidents of Sikh men being mistaken for terrorists in the US as fears spread over the Islamic State (IS) attack in France on 13 November. Sikh leaders noted a possibility of […]
    Varinder - 26th November 2015
  • Tribute in memory of Mr Tilak Sharma
    Ilford Recorder letter (23rd October 2015): Sad at dear of great tutor Cllr Varinder Singh Bola, Henley Road, Ilford, writes: It is with great sadness that I came to know about the recent death of Mr Tilak Sharma of Milverton Gardens, Ilford. For many years Mr Sharma was a teacher and later a private mathematics […]
    Varinder - 23rd October 2015
  • Animal ambassador to champion welfare of Redbridge pets
    A councillor is hoping to make a “real difference” to the lives of the borough’s animals after he was made an animal welfare champion. Cllr Varinder Singh Bola, will be looking out for Redbridge’s furry and feathered residents following an RSPCA campaign to encourage councils to nominate a councillor for the role. The councillor will […]
    Varinder - 10th August 2015
  • ‘Things are changing’ – councillor on ethnic minority police officers in Redbridge
    A councillor has praised the work of the borough’s police to increase ethnic minority officer numbers. Redbridge borough commander Det Ch Supt Sue Williams is pushing a scheme to make the borough’s police more representative of the people it serves. The scheme offers help and advice to potential candidates who may need “extra support”. The […]
    Varinder - 30th July 2015
  • Karamsar Punjabi School inaugural awards ceremony
    Ilford Recorder letter (30th July 2015): Bright future for students Cllr Varinder Singh Bola, Labour Member for Cranbrook Ward, writes: It has been little over a fortnight since I held a function in Valentines Mansion emphasising the need for us all to recognise the talent in our communities and celebrate success stories. What a pleasant […]
    Varinder - 30th July 2015
  • Redbridge’s Indian diaspora celebrated at function
    Guests including politicians, councillors and business people mingled at Valentines Mansion, Ilford where Cllr Varinder Singh Bola hosted the evening. Addressing attendees Cllr Singh Bola (Lab, Cranbrook) said: “We only need to consider great institutions like the National Health Service to recognise the hard work and contribution that Indian doctors, nurses and medics have made […]
    Varinder - 16th July 2015
  • Tribute in memory of Mr Harmegh Singh Rattan MBE
    Ilford Recorder letter (3rd May 2015): Sad passing of kind Harmegh Cllr Varinder S Bola, Henley Road, Ilford, writes: I am devastated after learning about the passing away of Harmegh Singh Rattan MBE. Mr Rattan was a kind-hearted man, and devoted his life to supporting charitable causes in India and the United Kingdom. His an […]
    Varinder - 3rd May 2015
  • Call for council to join tax avoidance campaign
    Severe council cuts could be reduced if multinational companies paid their fair share of tax, according to councillors. Labour Cllr Paul Merry, of Wanstead ward, and Cllr Varinder Singh-Bola, of Cranbrook ward, will put forward a motion at a council meeting this week calling on the authority to back the Action Aid campaign. The charity […]
    Varinder - 13th January 2015
  • Three car collision in Ilford street
    It is a scene more common at a local fairground’s bumper car ride. So it was fortunate none of passengers were seriously injured in the three-vehicle accident in Henley Road, Ilford, this afternoon. Driver Saif Ahmed did break his hand in the incident, though. Cllr Varinder Singh heard the collision from his home in the […]
    Varinder - 7th January 2015
  • Youth Council: Praise for our informed youth
    Ilford Recorder letter (27/11/2014): Praise for our informed youth We are grateful to Cllr Elaine Norman, cabinet member for children and young people, for recently facilitating a meeting between the council’s young councillors and the Redbridge Youth Council. We are pleased to learn how the youth council has been working hard on social issues such as […]
    Varinder - 27th November 2014

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