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Walthamstow news

Campaigners fighting tower block plans will lobby for full council vote 

23 May

A group fighting plans to build four high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square will lobby councillors for a full council vote on the scheme.

‘It’s a joke’: Neighbours whose street has been blocked by van for four days slam council for issuing parking ticket 

22 May

A group of neighbours living in a Walthamstow street which has been blocked by a van for four days say it is “ridiculous” that authorities have not removed it.

Award-winning children’s author to fly in from New York to sign copies of book 

22 May

Big crowds are expected at Waterstones in The Mall, Walthamstow this weekend when a successful children’s author comes to town.

Walthamstow Central tube station to receive £15m improvement 

21 May

Walthamstow Central tube station has been allocated £15 million for improvements, but only if the controversial Walthamstow Mall redevelopment goes ahead.

#MeToo movement inspires brand new play 

20 May

The all-female theatre company has devised the show under leadership of the head of drama at Leytonstone’s Connaught School for Girls, Ana Brothers, from Walthamstow.

THEN AND NOW: Iconic stadium is now a block of flats 

20 May

Walthamstow Stadium sign is an iconic part of the area.

Line up for this year’s garden party announced by the Barbican 

20 May

The initial line-up for the fifth Walthamstow Garden Party in July 2018 has been announced by The Barbican, Create London and Waltham Forest Council.

Cafe hosts exhibition of artwork by homeless men and women 

15 May

An exhibition showcasing artwork by people who have overcome homelessness has opened at a café in Walthamstow.

Cyclist ‘critically injured’ after Walthamstow police pursuit 

12 May

The victim was hit by a BMW which was being 'pursued' by an unmarked police car.

THEN AND NOW: Where is this shopping parade? 

12 May

This is what Hoe Street looked like in the 1950s – but today it is a shopping parade.

Woman and child injured in rush-hour crash 

9 May

A woman and a child have been taken to hospital after a rush-hour crash in Walthamstow.

Hunt for man who ‘molested teenage girl in front of children’s playground’ 

5 May

Police want to speak to this man (Picture: SWNS) A sex attacker who molested a teenage girl he met online is being hunted by police.

Award winning duo to perform at folk night 

5 May

Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson, now in their twenty-third year together, will perform at the upcoming Walthamstow Folk Club event.

Get stuck into gardening at this village veg planting day 

2 May

A community group will hold a vegetable planting day in Walthamstow Village on Sunday May 12.

Protesters fight against gentrification in London 

1 May

Campaigners from Walthamstow protested against gentrification in London at City Hall.

Boy, 14, stabbed in leg during park attack 

23 Apr

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the leg during an attack at a park in Walthamstow.

Campaigners hold mass rally in protest of four high-rise tower blocks 

22 Apr

Campaigners battling plans to build four high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square are holding a mass rally.

Waltham Forest Transport Hustings: Where do the parties stand on key election issues? 

19 Apr

We will be bringing you live updates from the hustings in Walthamstow tonight where six candidates will answer questions relating to travel.

Protesters demand stop to Syrian airstrikes 

18 Apr

Protesters from Walthamstow joined hundreds of others outside Parliament to demand a stop to UK air strikes in Syria.

Walthamstow shooting: Second man arrested after boy shot in head 

17 Apr

Amaan Shakoor died on 3 April, having been shot in the head in Walthamstow the previous day.

Walthamstow shooting: Second arrest over teenager’s murder 

17 Apr

Police have arrested a second a man on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of a teenager in Walthamstow.

Have fun with friends at this pub quiz while helping migrants in your community 

16 Apr

A pub quiz and raffle will be held on Friday to raise cash for Walthamstow Migrants Action Group.

Mayor of London praises work of youth group 

16 Apr

Sadiq Khan praised the work of a Walthamstow youth group in inspiring young people to turn away from crime.

Walthamstow MP invites residents to have their say on Syrian airstrikes 

16 Apr

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has asked Waltham Forest people to propose questions for the Prime Minister in response to the Government’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria.

Residents blame Mini Holland for collisions, council yet to respond 

15 Apr

Concerned residents are blaming the Mini Holland scheme for a collision that left a Walthamstow pedestrian in hospital.

Walthamstow shooting suspect arrested on Thameslink train 

13 Apr

The man was arrested after an off-duty police officer spotted him on a Thameslink train.

Senior officers avoid Walthamstow stop and search meeting 

12 Apr

Senior police officers did not attend last night’s stop and search group meeting at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

TUSC has launched its local election manifesto for Waltham Forest 

11 Apr

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition have promised to save Waltham Forest’s trees and block plans to build “monster blocks” in Walthamstow.

Walthamstow shooting: One arrested over teenager’s murder 

10 Apr

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of a teenager in Walthamstow.

Stop and search meeting will be held in wake of stabbings 

10 Apr

A stop and search meeting is to be held on Wednesday April 11 following the recent wave of stabbings in Walthamstow.

There’s been yet another stabbing in London amid surge in violence 

5 Apr

There’s been yet another stabbing in east London this afternoon (Picture: Twitter/@mohayiali) There’s been yet another stabbing in east London this afternoon amid a surge in violence in the capital.

Hyperlocal & blogs

St Mary’s Walthamstow Village 

25 May

Planning Application 180314 The Welcome Centre will have an extension added and converted to 11 flats.

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 break.

We’re recruiting a part-time Administration Officer 

24 May

Do you want to be part of a local community organisation achieving great things with and for people in Walthamstow? The Mill is recruiting a part time Administration Officer Administration Officer 16 hours per week £20,800 pa pro-rata The role: We ...

Mayor Funds improvements to Walthamstow Station 

22 May

Walthamstow Central Months after getting planning permission for the horrendous Town Centre development there is no communication from Capital Regional so the Mayor's grand plan for tarting up the station may come to nothing as he is relying on a £...

12,000 more people moving in to Walthamstow 

21 May

Blackhorse Point Consultation New Developments in Walthamstow This is just a selection of the thousands of new flats under construction.

Gather E17 

21 May

About a month ago I met with Charlotte and Martin Major, the team behind the Gather E17 supper club, to interview them for the E List magazine.

Hornbeam Centre and Cafe Privacy Notice 

20 May

Hornbeam Centre and Cafe Privacy Notice 19 May 2018 The Hornbeam has updated its Privacy Notice in accordance with changes in the GDPR law which aims to protect personal data.


18 May

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.


17 May

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

National Vegetarian Week 

14 May

It’s National Vegetarian week this week 14-20 May.

The Mill is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Mensah 

13 May

Everyone at The Mill was deeply saddened to hear that our friend and neighbour Mr Mensah passed away recently.

The lowest bus 

9 May

The lowest numbered London bus that...

Hare & Hounds 

6 May

The Hare Hounds on Lea Bridge Road was the first pub I went to when I moved to East London.

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.

Bluebells of Chalet Wood 

30 Apr

Lets go and look at the bluebells in Wanstead, I said on Sunday.

HSBC Stop Arming Israel! 

27 Apr

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

london clown festival 2018 

26 Apr

The London Clown Festival is back for its third year running, and before you start getting scared it does not feature any terrifying clowns like Pennywise from IT.

Peruvian adventures in Seven Sisters 

22 Apr

If this weather has you dreaming of hot sunshine and tropical beaches, instead of booking the first flight to Rio, jump on the tube to Seven Sisters at the weekend for a taste of Latino life.

Sun 22 April – cafe closing at 3.30 

22 Apr

The cafe is closing early today at 2.30pm to get ready for our Earth Day Open Day where we celebrate our new chef team and all the good things going on at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge.

Help us create The Mill of the future! 

15 Apr

Want to shape the future of The Mill? We’re looking for new Trustees.

Brioche Burger 

14 Apr

After seeing the delightful ‘Love, Simon’ at the Empire last Saturday my partner and I decided to double up our spending in the local evening economy and give Brioche Burger on Hoe Street a try.

Village People: Linda Green 

14 Apr

Linda Green might struggle to call herself an artist, but she certainly is one.

Ravilious & Co 

13 Apr

We detoured from the M6 via the M42 to the M40 and a few miles south of Warwick we arrived at Compton Verney to see the exhibition Ravilious Co: The Pattern Of Friendship .

Battle of the Buses 

12 Apr

Voices raised as cuts made to W12 service Despite protests from thousands of service users, the Council and local MPs, Tfl is sticking to its decision to have cut the W12 service by a third.

Fifteen Years of Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

10 Apr

The Bloom team is celebrating a milestone.

Thirsty? Refill at The Mill! 

8 Apr

We’ve always offered free tap water, and hot drinks for a small donation of 50p, and you can now find us on the Refill app ! Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bot tle as easy, convenient and cheap ...

Food for Thought 

8 Apr

Local’s blog is a literary feast Photographs by Brian Ziegler Eric and Daniella in action Have you ever been reading a book and the author’s description of a dish or a memorable dinner has got your mouth watering and left you thinking, ‘Oh I ...

The Joys of Commuting! 

6 Apr

One of the Wragg stagecoaches, drawn by Thomas Moxon A history of Walthamstow’s transport into the city.

Cider House Rules 

5 Apr

Distribution duo open tap room on Ravenswood Estate Claire (left) and Alice are leading a cider revolution Alice Churchward and Claire Isherwood are on a mission to convert all those people who associate cider with swigging out of a plastic bottle as...

Fuck 18 this Saturday! 

4 Apr

Catch a tawdry, time-travelling jaunt in Walthamstow this weekend! Fuck 18 is the latest show from Bread and Butter Productions coming to The CentrE17 this Saturday.

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