North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 23 June 2017

Wood Street news

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.

Reports round-up 

14 Jun

Workers At 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district are on all-out strike.

Car crashes into building at Whipps Cross Hospital 

6 Jun

A car smashed into a building at Whipps Cross Hospital, knocking down a wall at one of the health centre’s units.

Lack of neurologists could lead to repeat of mother’s death, coroner warns 

2 Jun

A coroner has warned a lack of neurologists at Whipps Cross Hosptial could lead to future deaths...

Hyperlocal & blogs

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.

Wood Street First AGM 

24 Mar

Wood St First will be holding their Annual General Meeting at  The Marlowe Road Project Regeneration Office (Project Shop)  168 Marlowe Road, London, E17 3HE Starting at 2pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Clearance Sale, 25th March, 11.00 – 17.00 

23 Mar

   One Day Only – Super CLEARANCE Sale This Saturday, 25th March 2017 11 – 5 pm 131 Wood Street Offers are being taken and viewing appts offered on furniture and high value items, contact us if you are interested.


23 Mar

Wood Street First would like to pass on our congratulations to Saira Mir the PL84U AL-SUFFA group for winning a bronze award for their World Interfaith Harmony event.

Party at the Playground 

23 Mar

Save the Date Saturday 8th April 2017 at the Temporary Playground situated between Marlowe Road Shernhall Street, E17 (near the old Lord Brooke Pub).

Mini Holland 17-3-17 

17 Mar

MINI HOLLAND Transport Borough of the Year Mini Holland a success Leytonstone progress Wood Street junction with Lea Bridge Road Whipps Cross Roundabout months behind schedule Oak Hill Speed Bumps Dear Resident / Business owner, RE: Construction of ...

Closure of 131 Wood Street 

16 Mar

ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Significant Seams CIC announce the closure of our ‘Community Living Room’ and shop at 131 Wood Street.

Issue 9 Up Your Street. 

14 Mar

Tues Mar 14th free to view Great art (and bread) at Wynwood-Art-District next to The Bell E17.

Wood Street Coffee 

13 Mar

A few weeks ago I wrote about the creeping invasion of Costa Coffee, the chain that seems to be popping up all over Walthamstow.

The big Lloyd Park spring clean 

26 Feb

Join us for a day of activities on Saturday 18th March in the park as part of Waltham Forest’s Spring Clean weekend.

Mini Holland 24-2-17 

24 Feb

MINI HOLLAND Healthy Streets Campaign to reopen our streets Sadiq backs MH Lea Bridge Road update Markhouse Village work is underway despite the web site denying it!! Markhouse Village Forest Road Highams Park...

Wood Street First -Appeal 

1 Feb

Wood Street First is putting in place some amazing plans to continue our events, projects and community work in 2017.

Rusting Bench at Beech Hall Road, 25th January 

25 Jan

First reported on Mon 3 October 2016, We still have a rusting bench and part of a litter bin at the end of Beech Hall Road near Hale End Road bus stop.

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