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Find your inner Batman at this year’s charity ‘Pumpkin Plod’ 

16 Oct

HALLOWEEN fans have been urged to cultivate “their inner Batman” for a sponsored charity walk.

Cyclist ‘seriously injured’ during crash with car 

16 Oct

A cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after he was involved in a crash with a car.

Pensioners and pregnant women among ‘at-risk’ groups urged to get flu jab 

16 Oct

Pensioners, pregnant women and people with long-term health conditions are among those being urged to get the flu jab as winter approaches.

JAILED: Teenage robber stole luxury watches worth thousands using fake gun in raid 

16 Oct

A teenager robber who made off with thousands of pounds worth of luxury by using a fake gun during a raid has been jailed.

VIDEO: The moment thieves steal tuk tuk by pushing it away with car 

16 Oct

CCTV footage has emerged of brazen theives using an unusual method to steal a tuk tuk parked in a residential street.

Why has Storm Ophelia turned the sun red? 

16 Oct

A red sun spotted by residents across east London this afternoon is remarkably being caused by Storm Ophelia.

Sister’s tribute to hero brother who died in Afghanistan aged 18 

16 Oct

A SISTER is challenging herself to honour her marine brother who was killed in Afghanistan to make sure he “lives on” through her.

How you can help spread Christmas cheer to hospital patients this year 

16 Oct

A charity has launched an appeal to help spread a little festive cheer to those who will be spending Christmas in hospital.

Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car at busy junction 

16 Oct

A man was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car on Saturday evening.

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Hyperlocal »

Let’s get ready to Jumble! 

16 Oct

By Village Jumble Champion Carol ‘Molly’ Moloney Village Jumble Trail stall On a very sunny Sunday afternoon in June, residents of Walthamstow Village cleared out their lofts and cupboards, set up stalls in their front gardens and offered up...

Curtain-up! New community theatre space for Walthamstow 

14 Oct

CentrE17 founder Max Peters in the new theatre space during renovations The leader of a local theatre group frustrated with finding suitable places to rehearse and perform has taken matters into his own hands and opened CentrE17, a community theatre ...

Village in Bloom 

12 Oct

By Helen Lerner Wild Meadow, Orford Road All in all, it’s been quite a year, but we think the Village is looking better than ever.

Dave’s article on urban hedgehogs in Waltham Forest Echo 

11 Oct

Something to think about in Autumn while we’re clearing up the leaves and checking the fences.

Pumping new life into the Village‘s heart 

10 Oct

How a lottery grant for St Mary’s is about more than bricks and mortar St Mary’s commands your attention.

The Village Fest is the best 

8 Oct

It was all there, and more.

HighTide Festival 

1 Oct

If you have been wondering what the big UFO like dome is that has appeared on town square, then wonder no more.

Held At Hucks 

25 Sep

The first live gig I saw was a Tori Amos concert at the Royal Centre in Nottingham.

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Comment »

Could The Leytonstone, Buckingham Palace And Exhibition Road Atrocities Been Avoided… With A More Competent TfLTPH? By Jim Thomas 

9 Oct

Leytonstone Slasher, Palace Attacker And Exhibition Road Driver.

Jailed: Minicab rapist who plied student with drink and drugs 

17 Sep

A minicab tout who twice raped a student after plying her with cocaine and alcohol has been jailed for 14 years.

TfL In Another Alleged Cover Up : No Mention Of Palace Attacker Being A PH Driver In National Press. 

31 Aug

Last week, after the Palce knife attack, the main media failed to make any mention or connection, of the terrorist/attacker being an Uber driver.

ASH Architects for Social Housing 

20 Aug

Rooms of our Own attended an ASH event at the ICA on 15th August where Co-Ops for London launched their report.

RUSS Workshop 

20 Aug

Lewisham’s Rural Urban Synthesis Society, more easily referred to as RUSS, is doing really well.

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Politicians »

Welcome to Marginal Chingford 

14 Jul

In Chingford Woodford Green we are keeping up the pressure on Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories as we campaign for the new kind of politics that only Labour can deliver.


26 Jun

Lib Dem campaigner Bob Sullivan Following the disaster in West London, former long-serving Liberal Democrat Councillor Bob Sullivan contacted the Council to confirm that they are preparing to look the tower and high rise blocks in Waltham Forest and ...

Campaigning in Chingford and Woodford Green 

24 May

As a mark of respect and solidarity for those affected by the atrocity in Manchester, all campaigning has been suspended until further notice.

Labours Manifesto – brief points 

16 May

Earlier today, Labour’s election manifesto was launched in Bradford.


12 May

All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.


11 May

HI! This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .

No cuts to school budgets say Chingford Parents 

9 May

The public meeting held on Monday 8th May at St Annes Hall, Chingford was determinedly against Tory cuts to local childrerns education.

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LocalGov »

Admissions data for current and previous academic year 

16 Oct

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Abdul Muhaimin on 16 October 2017 .

Faulty Speed Camera., 15th October 

15 Oct

Camera on Lea Bridge Road (A104) is faulty.

Waltham Forest Housing Allocation 

13 Oct

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to A T Mahmood on 13 October 2017 .

Adult Social care in Waltham Forest 

13 Oct

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Jamie Wake on 13 October 2017 .

Waltham Forest Housing Allocation 

13 Oct

Request sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by A T Mahmood on 13 October 2017 .

Dirty road, 12th October 

12 Oct

The road is never swept and is dirty and thick with dirt and grit and general litter.

Forest Road & Winsbeach Information Request 

12 Oct

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Andrew John Collins on 12 October 2017 .

Speed camera, 11th October 

11 Oct

Flashing every minute even when cars are stationary in traffic Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 799 Lea Bridge Road, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

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Local sport »

Lions Suffer South Coast Defeat to Devils 

10 Oct

After losing a 15-goal thriller away to Haringey, followed by back to back home defeats, the Lions travelled outside London for the first time this season as they looked to take their first victory of the campaign.

South African Touring Team. 

4 Oct

Our Colts face a touring South African Team this Saturday...

Lions Shut Out by Phoenix in Bad Tempered Affair 

2 Oct

 A fter defeat in their first two league games of the season, the Lee Valley Lions were back in action as they hosted league newcomers Guildford Phoenix.

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2 Oct

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Regional Park snaps up six London in Bloom Awards for its 50th year 

2 Oct

Organisers behind the annual London in Bloom Awards have announced that Lee Valley Regional Park has attained six, highly esteemed accolades in recognition of green sites throughout its 10,000 acre linear park.

Spirited Lions Stung by Hornets 

18 Sep

Just 24 hours after losing a 15-goal thriller away to London rivals Haringey, the Lee Valley Lions were back in action on Sunday night, playing their first home game of the season at the newly-refurbished Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Lions Edged Out in 15 Goal Thriller 

17 Sep

The Lee Valley Lions kicked off their NIHL South 2 campaign with a trip across London to face local rivals Haringey at Alexandra Palace.

Calling All Chingford Vets…. 

7 Sep

The Club have been invited to enter various Vets tournaments this season..

Up and coming dates for your diary 

6 Sep

The Youth section have some events planned...

Christmas is coming to the VeloPark 

5 Sep

This festive season, iconic sporting venue Lee Valley VeloPark will play host to a spectacular corporate Christmas party.

press release 

5 Sep


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Leyton Orient »

FA Cup First Round – Full Draw (16/10/17) 

16 Oct

FA Cup First Round - Full Draw (16/10/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 19:21:00 The draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Draw Tonight 

16 Oct

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Draw Tonight Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 05:16:00 The proper first round draw for the 2017/18 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Ball Numbers 

16 Oct

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Ball Numbers Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 05:12:00 The proper first round draw for the 2017/18 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

MATCH PREVIEW: Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round 

14 Oct

Leyton Orient travel to Victoria Road to face Dagenham & Redbridge in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.

MATCH PREVIEW: Barrow v Leyton Orient – National League 

7 Oct

Leyton Orient will be desperate to halt their losing streak as they head to Holker Street to face fellow strugglers Barrow.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v AFC Fylde – National League 

30 Sep

Leyton Orient halted their losing run last week and they will now be looking to record their first victory in four as they host struggling AFC Fylde.

MATCH PREVIEW: Aldershot Town v Leyton Orient – National League 

23 Sep

Leyton Orient will be hoping to end their losing run when they travel to face table-topping Aldershot Town this weekend.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United – National League 

16 Sep

The BT Sport cameras will be at Brisbane Road as Leyton Orient host Hartlepool United.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v FC Halifax Town – National League 

12 Sep

Leyton Orient will be keen to respond after a disappointing showing last time out.

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Outdoors »

Wetlands Licence 

16 Oct

Whilst we look forward to the upcoming opening of the Wetlands, we are disappointed to hear that the application for an extensive entertainment licence has been granted there and we expect the London Wildlife Trust to put wildlife before human ...

Ophelia please darken my door 

16 Oct

Well the old neighbourhood just ain't the same.

A momentary lapse 

15 Oct

It had been a wonderful morning on Wanstead Flats - two Short-eared Owls , a couple of Brambling and stacks of other great viz-mig.

Abiding memory of confiding 

14 Oct

I nearly considered going on a twitch this weekend.

I must be dreaming 

12 Oct

It has started.

My desired life – you can help!! 

8 Oct

I work in a bank.

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Arts blogs »

What’s on Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017 

15 Oct

Here are details of of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

Plastiscenery! Half-term Art Workshop 

14 Oct

26 October, 2 – 4:30pm FREE workshop for children 6 years+ Get creative with Lesley from Scribble and Smudge make Van Gogh masterpieces with Plasticine and learn about a great artist and his unique vision at the same time.

Sharon Page our new Chair of Trustees 

11 Oct

We’re delighted to announce that Sharon Page is our new Chair of Trustees.

What’s on Monday 9 to Sunday 15 October 2017 

8 Oct

Here are details of of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

Give £10 to The Mill and we get double! 

7 Oct

We rely on fundraising and donations to keep The Mill open; from covering the day to day running and maintenance of the building to providing ongoing support to our team of volunteers, who make The Mill possible.

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Features »

Please support our Social Adventure! 

12 Oct

We have launched a Spacehive crowdfunding campaign for the Hornbeam Centre and Hornbeam Nights and would love your help! We want to continue creating our Hornbeam Nights evening workshops, supper clubs and music events to support our amazing ...

London railway upgrades – a progress report 

9 Oct

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls.

Enjoy the autumn with these top cycling trails 

9 Oct

Summer is gone! Don’t be sad; be glad that autumn is here.

Top 5 Favourites: Liverpool 

5 Oct

We stayed in Liverpool for a few days recently and enjoyed exploring the foodie scene.

Syrian Night – E17 Cook Book Club 

1 Oct

Thanks to everyone who came along to the fantastic ‘E17 Cook Book Club’ in September at The Bell pub.

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