North East London hyperlocal portal Sunday 20 August 2017

Wood Street news

Think your photography can get the nod from David Bailey? Now’s your chance to prove it 

11 Aug

Legendary photographer and local hero David Bailey is judging a competition showing the community’s love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

Council leader: ‘Show your love for Whipps Cross’ 

7 Aug

THE COUNCIL leader wants you to show your love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

HOSPITAL HEROES: Nominate amazing staff who go above and beyond for an award 

24 Jun

The Guardian Series is working with Whipps Cross Hospital to celebrate the heroic staff who go above and beyond to care for us.

Then and now: Does it look different in black and white? 

10 Jun

Then and Now: Forest Road in Walthamstow looking towards Wood Street with Kingsley Road on left.

Gang due in court accused of illegal cock-fighting 

8 Jun

TWO MEN from Ilford and another from Highams Park are due in court today charged with illegal cock-fighting.

Armed police storm offices in search of gunman – but it was a ‘hoax call’ 

7 Jun

Armed police were scrambled to a possible hostage situation in Highams Park - only to find out it was a "hoax call".

Blood test patients still turned away fortnight after cyber-attack 

30 May

Blood test patients were still being turned away from Whipps Cross almost a fortnight after the hospital was hit by a cyber-attack.

Cyber attack latest: Whipps Cross still facing IT problems 

15 May

Whipps Cross Hospital is still facing IT disruption after Friday’s global cyber-attack as non-emergency patients are told to go elsewhere.

Whipps Cross Hospital hit by major cyber-attack 

13 May

A CYBER-ATTACK at Whipps Cross has forced the hospital to cancel appointments and divert ambulances.

LETTER: ‘Obesity service at new Whipps Cross should be on bottom floor to avoid wear and tear on lifts’ 

13 May

I just had to write after reading the news about the plans for the Whipps Cross hospital site.

Government hand £600k to hospital to beat winter pressure at busy A&E 

25 Apr

Whipps Cross Hospital has been awarded more than £600,000 in funding to combat pressure on its A&E department this winter.

Then and now: Whipps Cross Corner 

22 Apr

IT might look a bit more mystical in sepia tones, but Whipps Cross corner has stayed largely the same.

‘We have improved significantly’ says hospital in special measures 

20 Apr

Bosses insist improvement of care at Whipps Cross has been “significant”, despite the fact the hospital remains in special measures.

Think you can take a better photo of Highams Park lake? 

20 Apr

BUDDING photographers are being challenged to capture a popular beauty spot.

Hundreds of homes on cards as trust looks to rebuild ‘ageing’ hospital 

19 Apr

Healthcare bosses are drawing up radical plans to transform the Whipps Cross Hospital site, including space for “hundreds” of homes and new leisure facilities.

Trust calls for £500m redevelopment of failing hospital 

27 Feb

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital could undergo a £500 million redevelopment under new plans.

Cancer op on misdiagnosed pensioner caused his death, coroner rules 

27 Jan

A pensioner who was misdiagnosed at Whipps Cross Hospital was killed by unnecessary surgery, an inquest has ruled.

Mum left with permanent nerve damage after botched tooth op 

9 Jan

A mum has been awarded £15,000 compensation after a botched tooth removal at Whipps Cross Hospital left her with permanent nerve damage.

Health watchdog slams ‘inadequate’ hospital in new report 

15 Dec

A healthcare watchdog has issued another damning report into Whipps Cross Hospital after inspectors saw dying patients left in “visible pain”.

Author finds haunted chair in Chingford 

2 Nov

Halloween may be over for another year but author Nathan Toulane, who grew up in Highams Park, is keeping the ghostly theme alive in his new horror and thriller novel, Tabitha Bates set in Chingford and Stratford.

Patients could be ‘put at risk’ if doctors are reduced 

28 Sep

Campaigners say plans to reduce the number of GPs in East London could put both patients and the future of Whipps Cross Hospital at risk.

Have your say on service changes at hospital 

26 Sep

Patients are being asked to help shape the services provided at Whipps Cross Hospital in future.

Highams Park Festival displaying sculptures made of junk 

8 Sep

The Highams Park Festival is showcasing an array of exhibitions and events curated by a range of artists across the area this week.

Family fun and free health checks at hospital open day 

22 Aug

Staff at Whipps Cross Hospital will stage an afternoon of family fun when they host an open day next month.

Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham 

9 Aug

Also: Unions slam payouts for post office bosses | Walkouts can win at London Met | Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Sussex hospital drivers vote to strike for liabilities | Nationwide gets shifty?in Swindon | Cleaners' fight is over at 100 Wood...

Hospital opens new £5 million operating theatres 

29 Jul

Two new, state-of-the-art operating theatres have opened at Whipps Cross Hospital, after a £5 million renovation project.

Striking cleaners protest for sacked colleagues in City of London 

28 Jul

Striking cleaners and their supporters protested outside the 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district last night, Wednesday.

Victory for cleaners, but the battle goes on 

21 Jul

Workers at 100 Wood Street in the City of London won a significant victory yesterday, Wednesday, as Thames Cleaning backed down and offered them the London Living Wage of ?9.20 an hour.

Children’s ward celebrates launch of new £25k garden 

20 Jul

Children staying on Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross Hospital have been given a new garden to enjoy, after a £25,000, charity-funded project.

Fun in the sun during community celebration 

19 Jul

PEOPLE enjoyed some fun in the sun with live music, food and games keeping the crowds entertained at Highams Park Day.

IDS opens ‘landmark’ new breast cancer unit at hospital 

4 Jul

An innovative new breast cancer unit, which aims to provide patients with faster diagnosis, has launched at Whipps Cross Hospital.

Hyperlocal & blogs

A Big Thank You 

4 Aug

Thanks to all those who battled through the rainy day to try and keep our event running last Saturday, 29th July.

Mini Holland 28-7-17 

28 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Get involved with these consultations.

Planning Matters 

28 Jul


Wood Street First Summer Event 

26 Jul

Just a quick reminder we are holding our Summer Event this Saturday (29/7) on the Wood Street Plaza.

Plaza Party Entertainment Line-up 

24 Jul

Please see below some of our entertainment line-up for this Saturday’s event (29/7).

Children’s Creative Art Club Session 

24 Jul

Hi all, just a quick reminder that we are holding our first Creative Art Club session today (Mon 24th July) at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 3JF from 1pm – 4pm.

Vicky’s Bike Ride 

22 Jul

To Members and friends of Wood Street First A huge Thank You to everyone who sponsored me on my charity cycle ride for Target Ovarian Cancer.

Summer holidays 

14 Jul

Find out whether your class is taking a break for summer below.

MINI HOLLAND update 11-7-17 

11 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Maybe someone more techy than me can explain why the council is using an Icelandic web address to consult on more Mini Holland plans! According to wikipedia .

Bricks missing from flower beds on Hale End Road, 10th July 

10 Jul

Bricks missing from flower beds on Hale End Road by post box (near Wadham Bridge).

Flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 10th July 

10 Jul

State of flower beds on Wadham Bridge after thousands spent on cycleway.

Flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 10th July 

10 Jul

Reported again on 5 June - Nothing has happened! Flower beds by Wadham Bridge/Hale End Road have been left unkempt and growing weeds.

Village Pre-School Event 

19 Jun

Just to let everyone know that the Village Pre-School will be holding their Summer Fair this Sunday, 25th June at Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis Squash Club, E17 3QN.

Wood St First – E17 Art Trail 

15 Jun

Just a quick reminder that Wood St First are hosting a family art activity this Sunday 18th June , as part of the E17 Art Trail Please come along, the activity will run from 12pm – 4pm in the St Gabriel’s Family Centre Main Hall.

When is a church not a church? 

11 Jun

St Mary’s Music Hall What next? Lea Bridge Road Mosque’s Casino Whipps Cross Temple’s Friday Night Shenanigans.

The Ching 

8 Jun

6 ♦ Chingford/Walthamstow The former boroughs of Chingford and Walthamstow were once destined to merge, that is until Leyton was added to create what we now know as Waltham Forest.

Blocked drain, 6th June 

6 Jun

Blocked drain outside the computer shop on junction of Marlowe road and wood st Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 114 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Blocked drain under wood street railway bridge, 6th June 

6 Jun

Always flooding after rain Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 98 Vallentin Road, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 5th June 

5 Jun

Having spent thousands of pounds on a little used cycle way by Wadham Bridge (Wadham Road/Beech Hall Road/Hale End Road), is it possible to have something done about the flower beds which surround it? At present we just have earth and weeds...

Vicky – Charity Bike Ride 

2 Jun

Vicky, one of our management committee members, is taking part in the “Tour de Waltham Forest Cycle Event” on 24th June 2017.

Wood St First Summer Event 

28 May

SAVE THE DATE Wood St First will be holding their Summer Event this year back on the Plaza which is to help promote the local businesses along Wood St.

E17 Art Trail Activity Afternoon 

26 May

Save the Date Sunday 18th June 2017 at St Gabriel’s Family Centre (main hall) from 12pm – 4pm  in Havant Road, E17 3JF .

What are significant seams? 

4 May

Significant Seams….

Disco Soup & Food Forum Launch 

14 Apr

Disco Soup & Local People’s Food Forum launch Date and time: Sunday 30 April 2-6pm Venue: The Scout Hut, 205a Wood Street, Walthamstow E17 3NU The Local People’s Food Forum is a network of different individuals and groups involved in food ...

Single Parent Forum Starting 

8 Apr

There is a single parent forum starting that is focusing on parents raising boys.

Reminder – Party Tomorrow 

7 Apr

Hi all, just a quick reminder that Wood Street First are holding a party on the new playground area at the top of Marlowe Road near Shernhall Street, Please come along between 12pm 3pm.

Chuldren’s Art Competition – 2017 

5 Apr

Countryside in conjuction with Waltham Forest Housing are running an art competition for children.

Boundary Changes 

30 Mar

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter Are William Morris, Higham Hill and Chapel End in Chingford? Boundary Review Update Response In the latest round of the Government's Boundary Review to reduce the number of MPs, the Liberal Democrats have put ...

Wood Street First AGM 

30 Mar

Just a quick reminder that our AGM is on Today, Thursday 30th March 2017, at 2pm in the Marlowe Road Project Shop, 168 Marlowe Road, E17 3HE.

Party on the Playground 

29 Mar

Hello all, please see below our event for Saturday 8th April 2017.

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