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Wetlands awarded Green Flag status 

21 Jul

Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s largest urban wetland reserve, is among seven sites across Lee Valley Regional Park to be awarded a prestigious Green Flag for 2018.


Police launch search after boy, 14, disappears 

20 Jul

A 14-year-old boy has disappeared from his home in Walthamstow.


What’s on in East London this weekend, 14th and 15th July 2018 

13 Jul

Walthamstow Garden Party...


Who’s up for a game of hockey? Actress Emma Watson takes on pupils in surprise visit to school 

13 Jul

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson surprised pupils in Walthamstow this week when she joined them for a game of hockey.


Letter: Empty my bins, don’t give me a ‘newspaper’ 

9 Jul

Open letter to Waltham Forest Council: As a resident of Walthamstow Forest I do not want a newspaper every two weeks from you.


Can you help police find Tomasz? 

3 Jul

Police searching for a man missing from Homerton believe he may be in the Walthamstow area.


Boy, 14, rushed to hospital after being stabbed 

2 Jul

A 14-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Walthamstow.


Fire breaks out in high street shop 

26 Jun

A fire broke out in a shop in Walthamstow High Street on Monday (June 25), causing damage to an upstairs flat.


Appeal for missing girl, 14, with links to Redbridge and Hackney 

19 Jun

Appeal for missing girl, 14, with links to Redbridge and Hackney 4 minutes ago Aaron Walawalkar --> Police are appealing to find a missing 14-year-old girl from Walthamstow with links to Redbridge and Hackney.


Church to welcome female composers from across the globe for fundraising concert 

19 Jun

Female composers from around the globe will gather in Walthamstow for an evening of classical art song.


Cyclist injured in crash at busy junction 

16 Jun

A cyclist suffered facial injuries when he was hit by a car in Walthamstow.


Proposed industrial estate developments opened to public consultation 

15 Jun

Waltham Forest Council is consulting the public on proposed changes to the Webbs Industrial Estate in Walthamstow.


International Film Festival to promote emerging talent 

9 Jun

The Walthamstow International Film Festival has now announced its programme of events and screenings for 2018.


City kids get a taste of country life during fishing trip to wetlands 

6 Jun

Pupils from an inner-city school got a taste of the countryside when they visited Walthamstow Wetlands with the Fishing for Schools initiative.


Family of Amaan Shakoor appeal for help to find killer 

2 Jun

Amaan Shakoor was shot at close range in the head in Walthamstow on 2 April.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Garden Party – a great success 

17 Jul

The Walthamstow Garden Party, organised by the Barbican and numerous community groups, last weekend was the best yet with perfect weather for the whole period.


The mess the council has created in Walthamstow Town Centre 

11 Jul

Surely this is what people really need and is good for the environment The Mill E17 4 Jul

What do I love about The Mill? Coming in and feeling that I’m visiting the Cheers film set where everybody knows my name! What do I wish for The Mill? I hope we never lose the big glass frontage that shows the world what’s happening inside our ...


Open Letter to the LVRPA re Lack of Community Consultation 

29 Jun

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter...


Delve into the history of the arts and crafts movement at the William Morris Society 

28 Jun

The name William Morris is often associated with home interiors, with some of his iconic patterns still available to buy today.


Summer Treats are here! 

24 Jun

Pop into the Hornbeam cafe, relax, have a chat and eat our scrumptious specials, Tues-Fri: Summer Weekday Morning Treat: Buy a cake and get your drink half-price from 9-10.30am.


Unexpected Encounters with William Morris 

23 Jun

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Walthamstow Garden Party July 14 & 15 July 

22 Jun

Walthamstow Garden Party in Lloyd Park even better for 2018 and now environmentally friendly - plastic minimised and taps for refilling your bottles! Opportunity for scavengers to collect any glasses left lying around and claim the £1 deposit back.


Town Centre Saga Part 3 – Housing 

22 Jun

Over 4,700 flats are being built in Walthamstow and another 500 planned for the Town Centre.


chris & James | eat17 

22 Jun

I have attached an image for you of the two co-founders – Chris O’Connor is on the left and James Brundle is on the right.


From The Forest Festival 

21 Jun

Brace yourself, today is the first day of the From The Forest Festival, and it’s going to be a cracker.


Noisy manhole cover, 17th June 

17 Jun

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


Walthamstow Dogs (Gourmet Hog Dogs) at Tottenham Social 

17 Jun

Tottenham Social Pop Ups at Craving Coffee Walthamstow Dogs  w Gourmet Hot Dogs THU 23rd - SAT 25th AUGUST Bar 5-11pm, Food 6-10pm,  Book via tottenhamsocial@gmail.


Large bolts protruding on broken speed humps in Walthamstow Avenue E4, 14th June 

14 Jun

There are large bolts protruding from the broken speed humps in Walthamstow Ave.


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.


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.


Conflicting signals, 8th June 

8 Jun

Still two conflicting temporary signals for traffic from Wstow Central (reported Monday, now Friday) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Hoe Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...


City Displays 

7 Jun

Yesterday I went along to three exhibitions by City of London institutions which opened recently.


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.


Who dares wins! 

5 Jun

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


Walthamstow Garden Party 

4 Jun

Walthamstow Garden Party Garden Party Programme...


We found Kitty! Amazing Thai food 

3 Jun

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


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.


Top Takeaways in and around E17 

27 May

Always a contentious post – we’ve updated our Top Takeaways list again.


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.



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