North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 18 December 2017

Walthamstow news

Pupils have say as ‘Mayor for a Day’ at City Hall 

5 Dec

Walthamstow school children joined hundreds more pupils for a day at City Hall to think about how they would improve London.

Teenagers guilty of Walthamstow street ambush murder 

29 Nov

Elijah Dornelly was stabbed in the stomach as he walked with a friend in east London.

Theatre company awarded 68K to research community’s rich musical history 

29 Nov

A theatre company has been awarded a grant to research the rich musical history of Walthamstow and bring it back to life through concerts and plays.

Fire damages car repair workshop 

22 Nov

Fire crews battled for over three hours to contain a fire which broke out in a car repair workshop in Rosebank Road, Walthamstow.

Dr Jim Lewis to sign copies of his book about history of Walthamstow Wetlands 

13 Nov

A man who has spent years studying the ecosystem around a reservoir is preparing to release his latest book.

Walthamstow acid attack: Over £10,000 raised for victim 

9 Nov

It was feared the victim may lose the sight in both eyes as a result of the assault.

Crowds turn out to see fireworks and support Back The Bid campaign for borough of culture 

8 Nov

Crowds gathered outside Walthamstow Town Hall on Sunday, November 5, to watch a spectacular fireworks display.

Boy, 17, ran into cafe with his intestines spilling out after ‘ambush’ 

6 Nov

Elijah Dornelly was stabbed to death as made his way home in Walthamstow (Picture: PA) A 17-year-old boy was ambushed and disemboweled by two teenagers in a street attack caught on CCTV in east London, a court has heard.

Boy, 17, ‘ambushed’ in Walthamstow street stabbing 

6 Nov

Elijah Dornelly was stabbed in the stomach as he walked with a friend in east London, a court hears.

14-year-old boy arrested over acid attack which ‘blinded’ pizza delivery driver 

4 Nov

Police at the scene in Walthamstow (Picture: SWNS) A 14-year-old has been arrested after an acid attack left a driver with ‘terrible eye injuries’.

Teen arrested after two acid attacks within 30 minutes in London 

3 Nov

Police at the scene where a delivery driver had acid thrown in his face after an attempted robbery of his scooter in Walthamstow (Picture: National) A teenage boy has been arrested over two separate acid attacks within 30 minutes in London.

Delivery driver faces losing eyesight after two acid attacks within half an hour 

3 Nov

Police at the scene where a delivery driver had acid thrown in his face after an attempted robbery of his scooter in Walthamstow (Picture: National) There were two acid attacks within 30 minutes in London last night.

Food for thought: Teachers learn about positive body image and healthy eating to inspire pupils 

30 Oct

Pupils at a Walthamstow primary school will benefit from a healthy eating boost after one of their teachers took part in a national food education event.

Do you know where missing Walthamstow teen Atumre is? 

25 Oct

Police are searching for a teenage boy who has disappeared.

Walthamstow Wetlands: London’s ‘best kept secret’ opens to public 

24 Oct

Taking a look at the surroundings at Walthamstow Wetlands, it’s hard to believe you’re still in London.

Walthamstow Wetlands: New urban reserve opens in London 

20 Oct

The new nature reserve in north London is one of the largest urban wetlands in Europe.

Can you help find missing teenager Raquel? 

19 Oct

Police say they are concerned for a missing teenage girl, who may have travelled to Walthamstow.

JAILED: Trafficker lured Romanian girl to work at Walthamstow brothel 

18 Oct

A human trafficker who used Facebook to prey on a “naïve” Romanian teenager before forcing her into prostitution in the UK has been jailed.

Woman missing for two months may be riding buses in Walthamstow 

12 Oct

A woman who has been missing for the past two months is thought to have been spotted in the Walthamstow area.

After years in the making, Walthamstow Wetlands opens to the public next week 

10 Oct

Walthamstow Wetlands is set to open to the public next week after a project years in the making to turn the area into a nature reserve.

Bank of England Governor helps visually impaired pupils get to grips with new £10 note 

18 Sep

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney visited a Walthamstow school to show off the new £10 note to pupils.

‘Decapitated’ body found on playing field in east London 

13 Sep

Officers discovered the body of a man believed to be around 51-years-old (Picture: Google Maps) Police have launched an investigation after the body of an allegedly decapitated man was discovered on a playing field.

Work starts on new 440-home development with 16-storey tower block 

6 Sep

A new development which will provide around 440 homes in Walthamstow, including a 16-storey tower block, has broken ground.

Police search for vulnerable Lincolnshire pensioner believed to have travelled to Walthamstow 

4 Sep

Police have asked the public to be on the lookout for a vulnerable pensioner thought to have travelled to Walthamstow.

‘I didn’t expect a restaurant in Walthamstow to make me feel like I was on holiday’ 

30 Aug

I didn’t expect a restaurant in Walthamstow to make me feel like I was on holiday, but the hot weather outside and vibrancy inside Turtle Bay transported me.

Plans announced for capital’s first-ever ‘100 per cent affordable’ homes development 

29 Aug

City Hall has unveiled plans to construct its first development consisting entirely of affordable housing at a site in Walthamstow.

Brand new art collective to hold exhibition 

25 Aug

A brand new arts and crafts collective will host their first exhibition this weekend in Hoe Street, on August 27.

Should acid attackers face longer sentences? Members of the public have their say 

23 Aug

Students took to the streets of Walthamstow this week to find out how people feel about the recent spate of acid attacks to hit the capital.

Transformation of ‘no-go zone’ area sees new art installation above supermarket 

22 Aug

A NEW art installation is hoping to brighten up this corner of Walthamstow, described as a “no-go zone” by residents.

Street festival makes long-awaited return to Walthamstow Village 

22 Aug

A “day of community celebration” is returning to Walthamstow Village.

A-Level results day: Moment of truth for students in Chingford and Walthamstow 

17 Aug

EMOTIONS were running high this morning as students across Chingford and Waltham Forest picked up their A-Level results.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Ten Days of Vintage (TDOV) 

16 Dec

On our way to the Xmas market in the Working Men’s Club we walked past the window of the soft-opened from today Ten Days Of Vintage on Hoe Street.

Walthamstow Dogs (Gourmet Hog Dogs) at Tottenham Social 

11 Dec

Tottenham Social Pop Ups at Craving Coffee Walthamstow Dogs  w Gourmet Hot Dogs THURS 11th - SAT 13th JANUARY 2018 Bar 5-11pm, Food 6-10pm, Bookings available via tottenhamsocial@gmail.

Frozen Marsh 

11 Dec

From the rich promise of spring to the waist-high rushes and reeds of the summer, the marsh is constantly changing.

What’s on Monday 11 December to Sunday 17 December 2017 

10 Dec

As usual, there’s lots going on – but, remember, you don’t have to join an activity to call in because everyone is welcome at The Mill whenever we are open: Tuesday-Friday – 9.30am-6pm Saturday and Sunday – 10am-2pm You can borrow a book ...

If you’re from Walthamstow then you’re in for a BIG shock 

10 Dec

On Wednesday 13th December Walthamstow Council's Planning Committee will be considering the BIGGEST thing ever to happen to Walthamstow - an application to build luxury towers of up to 39 storeys.

Christmas and New Year Closing 

10 Dec

The Mill will closed for Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at 6pm, the Knitting Group will meet as normal that evening.

Stop the Land Grab! – Save Walthamstow Town Centre 

7 Dec

In a land far away a Labour council is flogging off a large chunk of a town square.

Town Centre Objections 

5 Dec

Gavin Chinniah London Borough of Waltham Forest Development Management Sycamore House Town Hall Complex Forest Road, London E17 4JS dmconsultations@walthamforest.

What’s on Monday 4 December to Sunday 10 December 2017 

3 Dec

The BIG event this week is Christmas @ The Mill – 2pm-5pm on Saturday 9 December … when we’ll be welcoming all in the local community to celebrate the start of the festive season – more details below … … And, also below, are details of ...

Winter Wonderland Exhibition 

3 Dec

21 November 2017 – 12 January 2018 FREE An exhibition of art work by students from Whitefield Schools, part of Whitefield Academy Trust.

New Year, New Chef – could it be you? 

2 Dec

The Hornbeam Cafe is recruiting! Do you have experience in a professional kitchen? Are you competent working in a busy space, happy to cook alone but keen to be part of vibrant and growing team? Are you enthusiastic, organised, flexible AND calm and ...

Thank you to Co-operative Members for your support! 

2 Dec

A big thank you to all the The Co-operative Members whose support helped raise £6001 for The Mill through the Local Community Fund! The Mill Trustee Alison Griffin collected the cheque last week from the staff at Higham Hill Coop.

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra 

1 Dec

Forest Philharmonic Concerts Hello my dears.

Join Hornbeam’s JoyRiders cycling for fun and relaxation 

28 Nov

We are delighted that our  JoyRiders  project has secured a London Cycling Grant for three years.

What’s on week beginning Monday 27 November 2017 

27 Nov

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.

Lighthaus Cafe 

27 Nov

I love dog walks that end up with us popping in somewhere on the way home.

Christmas is coming @ The Mill on 9 December 

23 Nov

Join us for a family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas.

Adventures In Digital Art 

20 Nov

OK, I’m a bit late to this one, but on Sunday I went to Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park to see the new digital exhibition.

New Turkish restaurant: Wood Oven BBQ – Hoe Street, Walthamstow 

19 Nov

The stretch of Hoe Street between Walthamstow Central station and Queen’s Road seems to be having a revival.

Walthamstow Wetlands Opening 

17 Nov

Walthamstow Wetlands is europes largest urban wetlands spanning a giant 211 hectares of rare natural habitat, which reopened its doors to the public for the first time on October 20th after 150 years.

Hooray – Hornbeam Nights Crowdfunder reached! 

17 Nov

We did it – you did it – we all did it! We met the Crowdfunder target! Thank you so much everyone who donated or supported with time and energy.

William Morris: Designing an Earthly Paradise 

16 Nov

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16 Nov

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Eco Art Project – new children’s workshop 

13 Nov

Every Tuesday, 14 November – 19 December 2017 4:30 – 5:30pm For children aged 6-12, with accompanying adult £2 per child, all materials provided 10 children maximum, no need to book.

Urbo Bikes 

12 Nov

To say that I was sceptical when I heard about Urbo bikes coming to Waltham Forest is an understatement.

Hornbeam Nights Crowdfunder – Two days to go 

8 Nov

Do you want more confident, high quality local businesses? Please support us! Vegan cheese pop-up supper club “The Hornbeam has been instrumental to the growth of my business: without their support and encouragement, it would have been far more ...

Hanoi Ca Phe 

7 Nov

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like taking your other half to an industrial estate for a birthday meal.

Artworks is launching The Mill’s Art Cart 

6 Nov

Sunday 12 November 11am – 1pm FREE All welcome Get Drawing! The Art Cart is an addition to The Mill’s Art Works programme.


5 Nov

17 – 18 November 2017, 6pm – 9pm FREE! Everybody welcome, suitable for 5 years to adult Esther Neslen and Litza Jansz are creating a large-scale animation of people who traverse our end of the High Street.

Our annual Halloween Party was a roaring success! 

5 Nov

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween event.

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