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Wood Street library to be demolished, new one planned for Marlowe Road 

10 Jul

A “21st Century community space” could replace a library set for demolition.


Hospital is getting better but still ‘requires improvement’ 

21 Jun

Government inspectors have found that surgical care at Whipps Cross Hospital is getting better - however it has still been classed as “requiring improvement.


FGM victims urged to visit new clinic at Whipps Cross 

19 Jun

Victims of the “horrific” practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) can now get help at a walk-in clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital, which is the first of its kind in the country.


Hospital invites kiddies to explore ambulances and learn about NHS at open day 

13 Jun

Families are invited to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone for an open day to celebrate the past, present and future of the NHS.


6 year-old donates birthday gifts to ill children 

30 May

Children at Whipps Cross Hospital were treated with goodies after a boy donated his birthday presents.


Whipps campaign urges patients to ditch pyjamas to aid recovery 

18 Apr

Patients at Whipps Cross Hospital are being urged to ditch their pyjamas, get dressed and boost their recovery as part of a new campaign.


NHS at 70: Whipps Cross call for residents’ memories 

28 Mar

Whipps Cross Hospital has urged residents to get involved with its celebrations of the NHS turning 70 on July 5 this year.


Creasy: ‘Whipps cut back nurses’ wages to pay off PFI debt’ 

23 Mar

Stella Creasy has claimed nurse’s wages were downgraded at Whipps Cross Hospital cost-cutting measure to help pay off PFI bills.


Regal Cinema will be restored and reopened 

22 Mar

A planning application to restore and reopen the Regal Cinema on Hale End Road in Highams Park has been approved.


Whipps Cross Hospital team named midwives of the year 

18 Mar

Midwives at Whipps Cross Hospital have been named as the best maternity team in the country at a prestigious award ceremony.


Patients at this hospital can now Skype their doctor instead of attending an appointment 

14 Mar

Patients at Whipps Cross Hospital will be given the choice to speak with their doctor over Skype, after a pilot scheme cut the number of missed appointments by more than half.


LETTER: No beds for new hospital? 

3 Mar

It is welcomed that Whipps Cross Hospital is being redeveloped, however, no extra beds for emergency admissions have been promised for the new building.


More emergency patients seen within target time at Whipps despite NHS winter crisis 

8 Feb

More patients were treated at Whipps Cross Hospital’s A&E department within the national four-hour target in January than this time last year, despite huge winter strains on the NHS.


Whipps cancels non-urgent appointments due to ‘sustained’ winter pressure 

3 Jan

Whipps Cross Hospital has cancelled a number of non-urgent outpatient appointments due to “sustained pressure” over the Christmas period.


Police warn public not to approach ‘extremely ill’ man who disappeared from hospital 

12 Dec

Police are searching for an "extremely ill" man who disappeared from Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone at noon on Monday (December 11).


Duchess of York meets cancer patients and staff at hospital’s centenary celebrations 

21 Nov

One hundred years after King George V and Queen Mary visited Whipps Cross Hospital to officially name it, staff celebrated the milestone with another Royal visit.


Whipps secures £6.8m grant for new maternity and women’s units 

13 Nov

Work is set to begin next year on a £6.8 million project to improve care for women and babies at Whipps Cross Hospital.


New dementia wards open at Whipps Cross after £500k overhaul 

24 Oct

Dementia wards at Whipps Cross have been overhauled to make them safer for patients in a £500,000 project.


Winners of photography competition set to go on show at hospital 

10 Oct

Winners of a competition for budding photographers will see their work go on display on the walls of Whipps Cross Hospital next month.


Troubled hospital sees rating improve after fresh inspection 

12 Sep

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital has seen its rating upgraded after signs of improvement were noted in a recent inspection.


Comedians win top award for TV pilot set in Highams Park 

31 Aug

Two comedians have picked up a prestigious award for their TV show pilot set in Highams Park.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Wood Street Library Update 2 

17 Jul

Despite allowing Wood Street First to address the Cabinet meeting the Chair and Vice Chair had already decided the scheme should go ahead and the rest of the Cabinet just followed their lead and voted in favour.


Wood Street Libray – update 

11 Jul

After a year of fake news it appears the original story that Wood Street Library is to move to the new Marlowe Road estate is true.


Looking for Leytonstone’s Lost Lido at Whipps Cross 

7 Jul

One boiling hot morning last week I returned to an overgrown patch of land on the far side of the Hollow Ponds in search of remnants of Leytonstone’s lost Lido .


Wood St First Summer Event 

21 Jun

Please see below our Summer event for 2018.


Lots of dumped rubbish on the side of the road, looks like it’s insulation, 21st May 

21 May

Fly tippers have dumped a lot of rubbish on the side of the road, heading towards Whipps Cross, looks to be industrial / builders rubbish.


Wood Street First AGM – Invite 

3 Apr

03.04.2018...


Multiple potholes in road, 2nd April 

2 Apr

Many potholes to fix on James Lane heading towards Whipps Cross, some are several inches deep and could easily cause bicycles to crash or damage to cars.


New Council Homes for Waltham Forest 

30 Mar

Great to see new Council Homes being built in Waltham Forest.


Dog barking, 16th March 

16 Mar

Dog barking constantly every afternoon for hours Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 236 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...


Marlowe Road – the Coop and the Navy Lark 

9 Mar

Here is an interesting tale.


Lake of Stars Event Tomorrow 10/3 

9 Mar

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


Lake of Stars Event 10th March 18 

4 Mar

Wood Street First are working along with the Lake of Stars Charity event in Wood Street on Saturday 10th March 2018.


Success for Waltham Forest 

28 Feb

YES!  They’ve done it!! Waltham Forest has won a £1.35 million competition to be named the first Borough of Culture  M ayor of London,  Sadiq Khan, said the council’s bid — one of 22 received — was “ambitious in scale and placed local ...


Wood Street Library 

17 Feb

Apparently Countryside will no longer be providing space in the Marlowe Road development for a new library as the council has decided to keep the existing one because of pressure from the public!! Do I detect an election in the offing!! Wood Street ...


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.


The manhole is making a loud noise every time a driver goes over it. As there is high traffic on this road, this noise happens day and night. Pls fix this, 15th February 

15 Feb

This is by the pedestrian crossing on whipps cross rd, near green man roundabout.


Lake of Stars Event in Wood St 

12 Feb

The Lake of Stars Charity is hosting an event along Wood St Hoe St on Saturday 10th March 2018.


Pothole, 30th January 

30 Jan

Dip in road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 175 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...


Fund Raising for Replacement Equipment 

16 Jan

Wood Street First had some of our equipment stolen from a break-in to one of our storage areas.


PL8 4U-ALSUFFA Fund Raising 

11 Jan

PL8 4U – ALSUFFA are holding a fund raising event at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on 7th February 2018.


Urgent Request – Stolen Paperwork 

9 Jan

A resident in Turner Road had their black Mercedes broken into on Sunday Night (7/1) / Monday Morning (8/1).


Mini Holland – Wood Street Junction 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Work started last year on the junction of Wood Street and Lea Bridge Road only a few years after the junction had been altered, when for a time, one lane was removed, but it was re-instated once residents complained about the tail backs ...


Mini Holland – Whipps Cross Roundabout 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Whipps Cross - Forest buffer land being destroyed and now it is not possible to cross from the Forest to Upper Walthamstow via Foresters Drive.


New Year’s Day Walk 2018 

1 Jan

Whipps Cross Leytonstone Up through the backstreets of Upper Leytonstone emerging on Whipps Cross Road.


Wood St First Volunteer Awards 2017 

26 Dec

Wood St First held a volunteer recognition awards ceremony Wood Street First would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2018.


Walthamstow Hub Table Top Sale 

26 Dec

There’s a table top sale at the Walthamstow Hub on Sat 6th January 2018.


Well Done to PL84U AL-SUFFA 

18 Dec

PL84U AL-SUFFA  runs charity projects within the Wood Street Ward and has won £500 towards providing hot meals to their guests in an indoor environment.


Update Pictures 

15 Dec

Aldi in Lea Bridge Road Formerly BQ Whipps Cross Roundabout being Mini Hollandised (wrecked!) Before ...


Christmas Market & Circus Pictures 

14 Dec

At last we have images from our Event we held in association with Woodside Primary Academy on Sat 9th December 2017.


Christmas Circus Tickets – Dec 2017 

22 Nov

Tickets for the Circus performances are now available to purchase online.



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