North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 20 March 2018

Walthamstow news

Man dies after Walthamstow stabbing 

20 Mar

A man has died after a stabbing on a residential street in Walthamstow.

Police get stop-and-search powers after Walthamstow shooting 

19 Mar

Police have been given stop-and-search powers following the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Walthamstow.

Walthamstow shooting: Man ‘sitting in car’ murdered 

15 Mar

The 20-year-old victim was believed to have been sitting in a car when he was shot.

Man, 20, shot dead in Walthamstow murder 

15 Mar

A young man has been shot dead in Walthamstow during a suspected ambush attack.

Do you think four high-rise tower blocks should be built in this town square? 

14 Mar

The Save our Square campaign who are fighting plans to build four high-rise tower block in Walthamstow Town Square are looking for people to take part in an online survey.

Opticians encourage glaucoma sufferers to seek professional help with managing condition 

12 Mar

As World Glaucoma Week kicks off, opticians in Walthamstow have undertaken specialist training and are encouraging sufferers to seek professional help with managing the condition...

Has much changed on this street? 

12 Mar

This old photo of St Mary's Road in Walthamstow shows that not much has changed.

Exhibition follows two years’ research into the history, people and politics of nearby woodlands 

2 Mar

The William Morris Gallery will present Gayle Chong Kwan’s The People’s Forest, an exhibition of new photographic and sculptural work, which explores the history, politics, and people of London’s ancient woodland, Epping Forest.

Vote for Walthamstow to be named Britain’s best walking neighbourhood 

1 Mar

Walthamstow is in the running to be named Britain’s first ever “walking neighbourhood” a part of a new public poll.

Police release five suspects arrested over teen’s murder 

28 Feb

Five men arrested after with the murder of a teenager in Walthamstow have been released by police.

Hackney among ten contenders for first ever walking neighbourhood award 

28 Feb

Rambling paradise: Springfield is one of 58 parks in the borough.

Protesters square up to right wing Walthamstow Labour council 

27 Feb

Hundreds of people protested against the redevelopment of the town square in Walthamstow, north east London, last Saturday.

Walthamstow teachers walk out for higher pay 

27 Feb

Workers at Connaught School for Girls in east London held a lively walkout over pay on Tuesday.

Looking for a fun midweek event? Head along to this charity concert 

26 Feb

A concert will take place at Mirth, Marvel & Maud theatre in Hoe Street, Walthamstow this week to raise cash for a Waltham Forest-based charity.

Save our Town Centre protest because “consultation was totally ignored” 

22 Feb

Campaigners fighting plans for “ugly” high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square will occupy the site this weekend to send a message to the council and developers that they are not giving up.

Man cut from car and rushed to hospital after early-morning crash 

19 Feb

A man had to be cut from his car after crashing in Blackhorse Road in Walthamstow.

Boy, 16, suffers head injuries after being attacked by pair outside college 

15 Feb

A 16-year-old boy suffered head injuries after being assaulted by a pair of youths in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

The Mall tower block petition rejected – so what’s next? 

14 Feb

A petition calling for a local referendum on controversial plans to build several high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow town centre has been rejected by council staff.

If you’re looking for dinner inspiration, there’s a new Turkish restaurant in town 

13 Feb

A Turkish restaurant rated by many critics as London’s best has opened the doors to its latest branch in Walthamstow.

PLEA: Do you remember the Walthamstow Carnival in 1962? 

11 Feb

Mad Hatters photos plea...

OPINION: Council economic chief on why Walthamstow Town Square tower block plan is needed 

7 Feb

Waltham Forest Council has come under fire in recent weeks over its decision to grant planning permission to four new tower blocks- the highest standing at 29 storeys - in Walthamstow Town Square.

Walthamstow youngster ‘thrilled’ despite defeat to Barcelona in Futsal World Cup final 

26 Jan

Children up and down the country dream of one day lifting the World Cup, but Walthamstow schoolboy Kyle Finlayter-Lynch almost realised that dream last month at the age of just 12.

New Co-op store to bring 21 jobs to community 

25 Jan

The Co-op is set to open a new store in Walthamstow next month, providing 21 full and part-time jobs.

Couple awarded after dad’s battle inspires them to raise £20k for cancer charity 

24 Jan

A Walthamstow couple have been recognised after raising more than £20,000 for a blood cancer charity.

School hails ‘fantastic’ boost after being awarded £95k to improve pupils’ reading skills 

23 Jan

Staff and pupils at a Walthamstow school are celebrating after receiving a “fantastic” financial boost to help improve children’s reading skills.

Woman who suffered from post-natal anxiety quits job to launch exercise business to help other mums 

18 Jan

A woman who quit her job in the corporate sector to reach out to other mothers experiencing post-natal anxiety is preparing to launch exercise classes in Walthamstow.

Four boys arrested on suspicion of burglary at dog track development 

16 Jan

Four teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of burglary at the former Walthamstow dog track.

CCTV images released in bid to track down fly-tippers 

15 Jan

Council officers have released CCTV images of two men they want to identify after fly-tips in Walthamstow.

Stella Creasy named as one of the ‘new suffragettes’ by Vogue in interview to mark 100 years of women voting 

5 Jan

MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, is one of seven women to feature in the February issue of Vogue in an article titled Meet the New Suffragettes.

Tribute band to follow in footsteps of The Beatles and play at east London theatre 

22 Dec

A Beatles tribute band has announced it will play in Walthamstow as part of its UK tour in 2018.

Students hand out hundreds of presents to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital 

22 Dec

Pupils at a Walthamstow school got into the festive spirit by delivering sacks full of toy to poorly children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Hyperlocal & blogs

WFPSC protests outside Walthamstow HSBC Bank, 17 March’18 

19 Mar

Please see the video of our singing protest outside Walthamstow HSBC against Bank's involvement in financing Israel's military.

Singing for Palestine: HSBC protest, 17March’18 

16 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) Singing for Palestine Join us and demand that HSBC stops financing Israel’s arms industry Tomorrow, Saturday 17 March ‘18 11.00-13.00 Meet outside HSBC Bank’s Walthamstow branch, 192 Hoe Street...

Job opportunity: Hornbeam Coordinator 

16 Mar

We are looking to recruit a new, dynamic, community-minded Hornbeam Coordinator .

Chase your dream – Waltham Forest Echo February 2018 

14 Mar

The Mill Singing Group Walt Disney once said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

All Day Vegan Brunch plus Sunday Vegan Roasts 

12 Mar

We have a new Kitchen Dream Team – Lucy and Frankie – and to celebrate they are offering  all-day vegan brunch + coffee/tea + organic juice for just £10.

Forest Bar + Kitchen 

11 Mar

Having been a long time fan of Forest Wines I was really excited that they were opening a bar on my commute.

Lake of Stars Event Tomorrow 10/3 

9 Mar

The Lake of Stars are holding their events in Hoe Street Wood Street tomorrow.

Armstrong Audio 

5 Mar

With feet like blocks of ice and a semi frozen face, I stumbled in to Armstrong Audio last week in search of a warm cuppa.

Jassie Mo didn’t go (far)… 

1 Mar

E xclusive! If you remember Penny Fielding’s Beautiful Interiors shop at 34 Orford Road (now part of the Orford Saloon tapas bar and deli), you will surely remember Penny’s equally beautiful resident shop cat, Jassie Mo (aka J-Mo or Mish).

FAQs – surviving life in a Conservation Area 

27 Feb

The Village is fortunate to have two Conservation Areas within its boundaries.

Trustee Vacancies: Treasurer 

27 Feb

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to play an important role in a dynamic and local environmental charity! So come and join our FRP board and our dedicated staff team.

Skate Park Events 

26 Feb

Skate Park Events 2018  The Conservation Volunteers and Skate Park Users’ Group (SPUG), will be holding a joint event on: Tuesday, 3rd April – Skate Park Skills and Etiquette.

Huge crowd protests against development of Walthamstow Town Square 

26 Feb

It was a bright, freezing cold Saturday lunchtime.

What’s on Monday 26 February to Sunday 4 March 2018 

25 Feb

Below – in date and time order – are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.


25 Feb

Just what we need when the days are closing in and the mercury is dropping: a warm golden glow for the Village from the recent award ceremonies for London in Bloom and Britain in Bloom.

Council Tax Rise 

23 Feb

The council tax rise is 5% - that's nothing compared to the 62% rise the Rates went up by in the 1970s under Neil Gerrard, Leader of the Council, who went on to be MP for Walthamstow from 1992 to 2010.

Reuse of Coop Bank premises 

23 Feb

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter The Bank Job: Walthamstow Debt Project HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) launches in March 2018 in the former CoOp Bank in Walthamstow.

Busy down at the Bakers Arms… 

22 Feb

It’s been busy recently with new shops opening down at the Bakers Arms end of Hoe Street.

forest bar + kitchen opens in walthamstow 

21 Feb

It’s a great time for wine bars in London at the moment.

William Morris Society at the Morgan Library 

19 Feb

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The Real Al Company 

19 Feb

Tap rooms are like busses, you wait ages for one to come along and suddenly there’s loads of them.

What’s on Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018 

18 Feb

NEW this week – The Mill Quiz on Friday 23 February and then, on Sunday 25 February, the first workshop in a series by Hedge Herbs on using herbs for practical medicine.

Walthamstow Garden Party 2018 

17 Feb

The Barbican and the LBWF will be organising the Garden Party in Lloyd Park once again Make a note of these dates and come along to the park for a great day out for all the family Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th July 2018 4th Year of the ...

Have a sizzling Saturday & Sunday this weekend!! 

16 Feb

Wood Street First will be selling “the Bunnings Sizzlers” at the Bunnings Barbecue gazebo this weekend, Saturday Sunday 17th 18th Feb 2018.

London’s weekly railway news #240 

16 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos – Watch a railway bridge being replaced London Underground A man died in an underpass at Westminster Tube station during the freezing cold weather Metro Tube train pusher pleads guilty ...

Lake of Stars 

12 Feb

Last week I met with Will from the Lake of Stars Festival, a fantastic event which comes to Walthamstow next month.

What’s on – Monday 12 to Sunday 18 February 2018 

11 Feb

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

The Mall Charity Cares Thank You! 

11 Feb

A big thank you to The Mall, Walthamstow for their support in 2017!  We were delighted to be the Mall Cares Charity Partner in 2017.

We’re celebrating Book Giving Day! 

7 Feb

14 February 2018 10am – 6pm FREE Celebrate reading with us! We will be giving away free children’s books for younger children on Book Giving Day , 14 February 2018.

Souper Wednesday’s return on 14 February! 

7 Feb

Every Wednesday, starting 14 February 2018 12 noon – 2pm Open to everyone, food available until it runs out Soup £3 a bowl; cake of the week £2.50 Volunteer Nat Di Maggio, and his alter ego Big Buddah’s Thai Kitchen , will be relaunching our ...

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