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Thinking behind controversial Mini Holland scheme explained on walking tour 

19 Jun

Whatever side you sit on, the Mini Holland cycling scheme is a controversial subject.


Driver named and shamed following Christmas drink and drug crack down 

19 Jun

A driver has been named and shamed by police after being caught in their Christmas anti-drink and drug crack down.


‘I want an apology’: WWII veteran claims council took 12 hours to attend after kitchen flooded 

19 Jun

A WWII veteran is demanding an apology and £200 from the council after it took 12 hours to send help while his kitchen flooded with “dirty, stinking water”.


Tube delays after station fire alert 

19 Jun

With England's glorious victory over Tunisia and Captain Kane's opportune double fresh in the mind, here are some things to consider to keep the good mood going.


FGM victims urged to visit new clinic at Whipps Cross 

19 Jun

Victims of the “horrific” practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) can now get help at a walk-in clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital, which is the first of its kind in the country.


Young recyclers donate nine tonnes of old clothes 

19 Jun

Thousands of pounds has been raised by school children who donated one and a half African elephants worth of old clothes.


RSPCA uses cooking oil to free fox cub who was ‘wheely’ stuck 

19 Jun

A fox cub who got his head stuck in the hole of an abandoned car wheel has been rescued by RSPCA officers - with the help of vegetable oil.


Can you help police find this missing 14-year-old girl? 

19 Jun

A search has been launched by officers in Waltham Forest to trace a missing 14-year-old girl.


Poll results: Tiny minority still not wearing seatbelts 

19 Jun

A tiny minority of people have admitted to driving without a seatbelt.


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Hyperlocal »

Town Centre saga part 2 

15 Jun

TOWN CENTRE As is normal with very large developments independent consultants are asked to check the developer’s figures.


Breakthrough at the Larder 

13 Jun

The work to expand the Larder into the former Judith of Wanstead shop has broken through – the wall between the two shops is now down, as are Judith’s iconic signs.


New Pilot Community Befriending Project 

7 Jun

Waltham Forest Community Hub has been funded by Awards for All to pilot a Befriending Project, with a view to setting up a Befriending Network.


2018 street Party – Meeting Notes from June 3rd 2018 

6 Jun

Street party meeting notes – Sunday June 3rd 2018 1.


Bob’s 90th Birthday June 2nd 2018 

4 Jun

Click to view slideshow.


Walthamstow Garden Party 

4 Jun

Walthamstow Garden Party Garden Party Programme...


Town Centre – the endless saga 

30 May

A full critique of the scheme Second Entrance for Walthamstow Central Having looked back over some of my old papers about the redevelopment of Walthamstow the dreams are always years ahead of reality.


Neckstamper Brewery 

29 May

There’s no finer place to enjoy a pint than the place where it was brewed.


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Comment »

PRIVACY POLICY 

17 May

Rooms of our Own Privacy Policy This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.


Join us at the stall tomorrow 11.30-2pm outside Matalan 

11 May

We will be in Leytonstone, outside Matalan tomorrow with our stall.


Important dates for your diary 

10 May

On this coming Saturday, 12 May, between 12.00-14.00, we will be outside Matalan in Leytonstone with our stall.


Its AGM time again 

5 May

Our 2018 AGM will take place on Wednesday 9 May starting at 19.30 in Hornbeam Centre Café, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH.


HSBC Stop Arming Israel! 

27 Apr

The pictures are from our protest yesterday, 26 April ’18, outside Walthamstow branch of the HSBC Bank.


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Politicians »

FAROOQ QURESHI 

13 Jun

Farooq Qureshi The Liberal Democrats are utterly devastated at the passing of former Waltham Forest Councillor Farooq Qureshi .


Celebrating Carers Week (11 – 17 June) 

7 Jun

Carers Week (11-17 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.


MS Awareness Week 23-29 April 

18 Apr

23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone.


Grenfell – Fight For Justice Talk 

24 Mar

Join us on Monday 26th March for special guest speaker Mark Wrack.


London – Ultra Low Emission Zone 

24 Mar

Sorting the FACT… from the fiction.


#UnseatIDS Festival 23rd June 2018 

24 Mar

A two-day festival of campaigning, music, comedy and speeches – to  #Unseat  Iain Duncan Smith whenever an election is called.


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.


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LocalGov »

Dumped remains of a car, 19th June 

19 Jun

This carcass of a car has been here for over a month.


Number of council tenants 

18 Jun

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Isabelle Ward on 18 June 2018 .


Collar on play equipment, and missing water meter cover, 18th June 

18 Jun

There is a water meter cover missing on one next to the hut (and a second smaller round one) - my 4 yr old got his foot wedged in the hole.


Fly tipping, 18th June 

18 Jun

This is just one of 5 piles of furniture and rubbish dumped on amber avenue.


Noisy manhole cover, 17th June 

17 Jun

I don't remember from when but the manhole cover is extremely Noisy.


Number of council tenants 

16 Jun

Request sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by Isabelle Ward on 16 June 2018 .


Vehicles parked on pavements and cycle lanes, 16th June 

16 Jun

Both pavements and cycle lanes are used by cyclists at all times on already traffic busy road.


Bin extra full, 14th June 

14 Jun

I would like to highlight this new rubbish bin which should be better and more efficient but if you don't send anyone to empty it it becomes worse than not having a bin.


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Local sport »

Grab your Summer Pass and join the all-animal adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms this July and August 

16 Jun

Event: Summer of Adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Dates: Saturday 21 July Sunday 2 September 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Summer Pass: 18 Adult or Child.


Pre-Season Dates 

11 Jun

This Seasons Preseason Dates Are Confirmed...


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


Islington pupils’ delight during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


England v South Africa 

7 Jun

All 3 fixtures of Englands Summer tour to South Africa to be shown in the club..


1st XV fixtures Released 

6 Jun

Our 1st XV first game of the season sees us visit Guildford RFC...


7’s and 10’s 

29 May

7's and 10's season is here...


Ten of the best activities and events to enjoy across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term 

25 May

With dozens of fun and exciting activities on offer across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term (Saturday 26 May Sunday 3 June), visitors will be spoilt for choice when planning how to keep their young ones busy during the week long...


Chingford Are Recruiting 

25 May

New players needed for the 2018/2019 season...


Essential Pitch Maintenance 

18 May

Please refrain from using both pitches until further notice...


Summer Social touch Rugby Returns 

17 May

Feel free to come down and join in...


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Leyton Orient »

School Report: Leyton Orient 2017/18 

14 Jun

Just because the season ended ages ago and it's the World Cup, doesn't mean there isn't time to run the rule over Leyton Orient's class of 2017/18...


MATCH PREVIEW: Gateshead v Leyton Orient – National League 

28 Apr

Leyton Orient make the long trip north to Gateshead to close out their campaign.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC – National League 

21 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to put their recent defeat behind them and continue the good form they have shown in recent weeks and finishing the season strongly.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barrow – National League 

7 Apr

Leyton Orient return to action at Brisbane Road as they host struggling Barrow.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Maidenhead United – National League 

2 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to make it three wins in a row when they host Maidenhead United.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Woking – National League 

24 Mar

Leyton Orient will be looking to finally record a home win and move away from the relegation zone.


MATCH PREVIEW: Eastleigh v Leyton Orient – National League 

17 Mar

The O’s will need a dramatic improvement following Tuesday night’s defeat, as they travel to face Eastleigh.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet United – National League 

10 Mar

Leyton Orient will now have to turn their attention to the National League after being knocked out of the FA Trophy in the week.


MATCH PREVIEW: Gateshead v Leyton Orient – FA Trophy Quarter Final Replay 

6 Mar

The O’s will be looking to put their capitulation from the first tie behind them and return to winning ways on the road when they make the long trip to...


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Outdoors »

Grab your Summer Pass and join the all-animal adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms this July and August 

16 Jun

Event: Summer of Adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Dates: Saturday 21 July Sunday 2 September 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Summer Pass: 18 Adult or Child.


Holiday shocker 

13 Jun

In almost exactly 24 hours time I was going to be leaving for Iceland on another photographic marathon.


PETER WILKINSON 

11 Jun

We regret to announce that Peter Wilkinson, former Project Manager for Wanstead Park, died at the weekend.


Pottering 

10 Jun

Not a lot going on really, a weekend of pottering.


A nugget of purest green 

9 Jun

Getting a lot of these at the moment.


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


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Arts blogs »

2018: a bumper year 

11 Jun

This year Leytonstone Arts Trail (LAT) has a record number of participants – nearly 50 – showing works across the spectrum as well as events and markets to enhance the trail.


Ellie Cox, Olmo Ramella, Paolo Ramella / IDENTITY 

11 Jun

Ellie is interested in investigating how gender affects our identity and how our mental states inform the way we perceive ourselves and others.


Announcing the Grow Your Idea 2 winners! 

10 Jun

We are really pleased to introduce the Grow Your Idea 2 competition winners, who will all be organising activities at The Mill over the next few months.


Who dares wins! 

5 Jun

Article featured in June 2018 Waltham Forest Echo Life without risk is life stuck in a rut.


Life Drawing / Free taster sessions 

5 Jun

Three consecutive two-hour classes in a spacious church hall in Leytonstone led by artist Michael Martin.


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Features »

Emery Walker House: A stunning time capsule of the arts and crafts movement 

13 Jun

I must admit not knowing too much about the arts and crafts movement.


London’s weekly railway news #256 

8 Jun

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Blackfriars Station’s hidden Puddle Dock entrance London Underground Tube strike threat still on for next week which could mean no Jubilee Line service CityAM The disused platform at Gloucester...


We found Kitty! Amazing Thai food 

3 Jun

This post title won’t make sense to most people.


Rail & Tube map 

3 Jun

The tube map isn't the only map posted up on station platforms, there's also a Rail & Tube map.


Still Relevant: Morris’s “Socialist Diary” 

29 May

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