North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 17 October 2017

Walthamstow news

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.

VIDEO: Firefighters on scene as blaze breaks out at restaurant 

12 Aug

Fire crews were called to Walthamstow town centre after a blaze broke out at a restaurant.

House prices in area have doubled over past five years 

4 Aug

The cost of an average home in Walthamstow has more than doubled in the past five years, new research has found.

Gigs look set to return to this famous old music venue 

27 Jul

Live concerts look set to return to a historic Walthamstow music venue as part of a redevelopment of the site.

Bringing the glory days of 1960s Walthamstow back to life 

27 Jul

A new exhibition is bring the glory days of 1960 Walthamstow back to life...

Plans approved for £130m project to build 300 new homes 

24 Jul

Plans have been approved for a £130 million project in Walthamstow, which developers say will provide more than 300 new homes.

Singer returns home after finding fame in Rio by busking on streets 

21 Jul

Every artist has a story to share about their rise to stardom, but Walthamstow singer Jesuton has forged a path like no other.

Wolf of Walthamstow may donate profits from his £25,000 tuck shop to charity 

20 Jul

A TEENAGE sensation who made £25,000 from a tuck shop he set up in his school toilets is considering donating the profits to the charity that mentors him.

GALLERY: Record numbers attend annual festival 

18 Jul

CROWDS flocked to the annual Walthamstow Garden Party last weekend.

Crowds flock to festival for music, comedy and theatre 

18 Jul

CROWDS flocked to the fourth annual Walthamstow Garden Party last weekend.

Have you seen this man? No one has seen him since Thursday 

15 Jul

A MAN has gone missing from Walthamstow.

Smiles all round at women’s group summer festival 

12 Jul

The Women of Walthamstow Uniting summer festival took place on Sunday (July 9) in Walthamstow Town Square.

Garden party offers something for all the family 

11 Jul

THE annual Walthamstow Garden Party will take place this weekend.

Boy dubbed ‘Wolf of Walthamstow’ makes £50,000 selling sweets at school 

10 Jul

Nathan John-Baptiste poses in a suit (Picture: Walking Talking Shop) A schoolboy who started with £5 has enjoyed a plush lifestyle, with trips up the Shard and fine dining, by selling sweets at school.

Schoolboy dubbed Wolf of Walthamstow builds £50,000-a-year tuck shop empire from boys’ toilets employing 11 sellers and taking orders from Snapchat 

10 Jul

Nathan John-Baptiste, 15, says he likes dining at The Shard skyscraper and plans to become a millionaire by working in stockbroking...

This Turkish restaurant is coming to Walthamstow- and critics say only Gordon Ramsay can beat it 

6 Jul

A popular kebab chain, rated the second best place to eat in London behind a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, is replacing bust retail giant BHS in Walthamstow.

Joyce shares insight into life during WWII as she celebrates 100th birthday 

3 Jul

WHEN Joyce Roden moved to Walthamstow in 1949 it was an entirely different place.

Tower blocks in Walthamstow ARE being investigated in wake of Grenfell disaster, MP claims 

30 Jun

Stella Creasy has claimed tower blocks in Walthamstow are having their cladding investigated amid rising safety concerns.

FOUND: ‘Vulnerable’ woman who went missing 

30 Jun

A 'vulnerable' Somali woman who went missing from Walthamstow has been found.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Let’s get ready to Jumble! 

16 Oct

By Village Jumble Champion Carol ‘Molly’ Moloney Village Jumble Trail stall On a very sunny Sunday afternoon in June, residents of Walthamstow Village cleared out their lofts and cupboards, set up stalls in their front gardens and offered up...

What’s on Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017 

15 Oct

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.

Plastiscenery! Half-term Art Workshop 

14 Oct

26 October, 2 – 4:30pm FREE workshop for children 6 years+ Get creative with Lesley from Scribble and Smudge make Van Gogh masterpieces with Plasticine and learn about a great artist and his unique vision at the same time.

Curtain-up! New community theatre space for Walthamstow 

14 Oct

CentrE17 founder Max Peters in the new theatre space during renovations The leader of a local theatre group frustrated with finding suitable places to rehearse and perform has taken matters into his own hands and opened CentrE17, a community theatre ...

Please support our Social Adventure! 

12 Oct

We have launched a Spacehive crowdfunding campaign for the Hornbeam Centre and Hornbeam Nights and would love your help! We want to continue creating our Hornbeam Nights evening workshops, supper clubs and music events to support our amazing ...

Village in Bloom 

12 Oct

By Helen Lerner Wild Meadow, Orford Road All in all, it’s been quite a year, but we think the Village is looking better than ever.

Sharon Page our new Chair of Trustees 

11 Oct

We’re delighted to announce that Sharon Page is our new Chair of Trustees.

Pumping new life into the Village‘s heart 

10 Oct

How a lottery grant for St Mary’s is about more than bricks and mortar St Mary’s commands your attention.

The Village Fest is the best 

8 Oct

It was all there, and more.

What’s on Monday 9 to Sunday 15 October 2017 

8 Oct

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.

Give £10 to The Mill and we get double! 

7 Oct

We rely on fundraising and donations to keep The Mill open; from covering the day to day running and maintenance of the building to providing ongoing support to our team of volunteers, who make The Mill possible.

Top 5 Favourites: Liverpool 

5 Oct

We stayed in Liverpool for a few days recently and enjoyed exploring the foodie scene.

Jewellery Making Classes 

3 Oct

4, 11, 18 October and 1 November 2017 6pm to 8pm £20 per workshop or £75 for all four if paid in advance.

Regional Park snaps up six London in Bloom Awards for its 50th year 

2 Oct

Organisers behind the annual London in Bloom Awards have announced that Lee Valley Regional Park has attained six, highly esteemed accolades in recognition of green sites throughout its 10,000 acre linear park.

Syrian Night – E17 Cook Book Club 

1 Oct

Thanks to everyone who came along to the fantastic ‘E17 Cook Book Club’ in September at The Bell pub.

What’s on Monday 2 to Sunday 8 October 2017 

1 Oct

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.

Walthamstow Wetlands – opening 20th October 

1 Oct

Walthamstow Wetlands, a 211 hectare nature reserve, will be opening to the public on 20th October More here: http://walthamstowwetlands.

HighTide Festival 

1 Oct

If you have been wondering what the big UFO like dome is that has appeared on town square, then wonder no more.

Kanye the First at The Mix, Walthamstow | Theatre review 

30 Sep

What if Kanye West’s reincarnation is a middle-class white woman? Playwright Sam Steiner imagines this scenario in his first commission, Kanye the First , at its world premiere for the HighTide Festival.

Held At Hucks 

25 Sep

The first live gig I saw was a Tori Amos concert at the Royal Centre in Nottingham.

What’s on Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 

24 Sep

Two BIG events this week are: The first “Souper Wednesday” on 27 September and “Apple Day” on Saturday 30 September – which will include the second serving of soup! Full details of both are below – as are details of of all other ...

Cafe closed 1 & 2 Oct 2017 

24 Sep

We are giving the cafe a bit of a spruce up on Sun 1 and Mon 2 Oct but will be open for business with a skip in our step on Tues 3 Oct with a new chef and a gorgeous new menu.

Walthamstow Gateway 

22 Sep

Walthamstow Gateway in the station car park beginning to rise...

Souper Wednesday 

21 Sep

Last Wednesday of month, starting 27 September 2017 Living Room 12.00-3.00pm £2.50 Bowl of soup and bread Open to everyone, soup available until it runs out.

Pop Up Pottery – Autumn 2017 

21 Sep

28 September 2017 7.30pm to 9.30pm £15 per participant, booking essential Join us for an evening of creativity and relaxation at our pop up pottery! Experiment with a number of pottery decorating techniques to create a beautiful serving plate for your...

Join us for Apple Day 2017 

21 Sep

30 September 2017 2pm – 5pm FREE All welcome Join us for an afternoon of celebrating all things apple! Take a turn on the apple press, make an apple bird feeder, decorate your own straw head garland, enjoy delicious apple cakes and pastries made ...

Planning Update 

19 Sep

Strettons - have they moved? Town Centre A curious sign appeared in the Town Centre indicating that the Mall was a listed building! It appears to be a mistake as the planning department says the correct one will appear tomorrow (Wednesday) so look ...

What’s on Monday 18 Sept to Sunday 24 Sept 2017 

17 Sep

The big event this week is the launch of our next exhibition “Urban Nature – Photography” – see Thursday 21 September below.

Cafe closed Thurs 14 Sept 2107 

13 Sep

This very rarely happens but… on Thurs 14 Sept the cafe will be closed but open as usual at 10am on Friday.

Japanese Knotweed, 12th September 

12 Sep

Japanese Knotweed spotted protruding out at this junction.

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