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Welcome to Marginal Chingford 

14 Jul

In Chingford Woodford Green we are keeping up the pressure on Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories as we campaign for the new kind of politics that only Labour can deliver.


26 Jun

Lib Dem campaigner Bob Sullivan Following the disaster in West London, former long-serving Liberal Democrat Councillor Bob Sullivan contacted the Council to confirm that they are preparing to look the tower and high rise blocks in Waltham Forest and ...

Campaigning in Chingford and Woodford Green 

24 May

As a mark of respect and solidarity for those affected by the atrocity in Manchester, all campaigning has been suspended until further notice.

Labours Manifesto – brief points 

16 May

Earlier today, Labour’s election manifesto was launched in Bradford.


12 May

All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.


11 May

HI! This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .

No cuts to school budgets say Chingford Parents 

9 May

The public meeting held on Monday 8th May at St Annes Hall, Chingford was determinedly against Tory cuts to local childrerns education.

Tory education policy: budget cuts + ideology = chaos for our schools 

29 Apr

Theresa May would like this general election to focus on Brexit, but she can’t avoid responsibility for the chaos in our public services, the NHS and our schools.

This Government is doing nothing to improve our air quality in Chingford &Woodford Green 

26 Apr

Theresa May’s snap election has hit her government’s plans for a diesel car scrappage scheme, where drivers who own older, polluting vehicles would have been offered £2,000 to trade in their cars.

General Election – Thursday 8 June 2017 

18 Apr

Having spent months denying that she would call an early election, this morning Theresa May did just that.

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Comment »

Could The Leytonstone, Buckingham Palace And Exhibition Road Atrocities Been Avoided… With A More Competent TfLTPH? By Jim Thomas 

9 Oct

Leytonstone Slasher, Palace Attacker And Exhibition Road Driver.

Jailed: Minicab rapist who plied student with drink and drugs 

17 Sep

A minicab tout who twice raped a student after plying her with cocaine and alcohol has been jailed for 14 years.

TfL In Another Alleged Cover Up : No Mention Of Palace Attacker Being A PH Driver In National Press. 

31 Aug

Last week, after the Palce knife attack, the main media failed to make any mention or connection, of the terrorist/attacker being an Uber driver.

ASH Architects for Social Housing 

20 Aug

Rooms of our Own attended an ASH event at the ICA on 15th August where Co-Ops for London launched their report.

RUSS Workshop 

20 Aug

Lewisham’s Rural Urban Synthesis Society, more easily referred to as RUSS, is doing really well.

Community Led Housing Hub 

20 Aug

The GLA has launched a Community Led Housing Hub which we hope will lead on to great things!  At the very least some valuable sharing of ideas, information and experience.

Holloway Prison Site 

3 Aug

Many of you will know that the Holloway Women’s Prison has been closed and the women sent out of London to prisons elsewhere.

It’s been a long time! 

31 Jul

We know we havent posted much information lately, but we HAVE been busy.

Pictures from our vigil last night in Walthamstow 

19 May

Balfour Declaration centenary - 69 years of Israel's illegal and brutal occupation of Palestine - 1500 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for over a month.

Join WFPSC vigil tonight 6.30 in Walthamstow Town Square 

18 May

Tonight we will remember: - 100 years of the fateful Balfour Declaration which promised Palestinian land to the Zionist movement.

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Arts blogs »

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.

Sharon Page our new Chair of Trustees 

11 Oct

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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Features »

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 ...

London railway upgrades – a progress report 

9 Oct

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls.

Enjoy the autumn with these top cycling trails 

9 Oct

Summer is gone! Don’t be sad; be glad that autumn is here.

Top 5 Favourites: Liverpool 

5 Oct

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

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.

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.

The future of rail travel will be ticketless 

21 Sep

Imagine a future where you don’t need to buy a ticket to catch the train, where there aren’t any ticket barriers to pass through, and a simple wave of the hand is all it takes to pay.

Call for Applications – Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship 

17 Sep

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We are hiring! 

15 Sep

Project Manager for Waltham Forest Foundations:  Promote sustainability and social inclusiveness     Forest Recycling Project is looking for an experienced project manager to lead and promote ongoing implementation of ‘Waltham Forest Foundations...

London’s weekly railway news #218 

15 Sep

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station London Underground Trivago’s tube ad campaign is hitting home – but has it altered brand perception? YouGov New floor marks on the Tube are...

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Outdoors »

Wetlands Licence 

16 Oct

Whilst we look forward to the upcoming opening of the Wetlands, we are disappointed to hear that the application for an extensive entertainment licence has been granted there and we expect the London Wildlife Trust to put wildlife before human ...

Ophelia please darken my door 

16 Oct

Well the old neighbourhood just ain't the same.

A momentary lapse 

15 Oct

It had been a wonderful morning on Wanstead Flats - two Short-eared Owls , a couple of Brambling and stacks of other great viz-mig.

Abiding memory of confiding 

14 Oct

I nearly considered going on a twitch this weekend.

I must be dreaming 

12 Oct

It has started.

My desired life – you can help!! 

8 Oct

I work in a bank.

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2 Oct

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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.

Scarcely September (2017) 

1 Oct

Our best month of the year, usually, and the epitome of how dire 2017 has been! Usually we have daily reports–this year I've had to pad things out with Twitter news.

Spotted Crake 

27 Sep

A nice easy post today, a simple photo of a Spotted Crake .

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Schools »

What makes a difference in Careers – The Research 

3 Oct

One of the major hurdles to schools developing effective Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance CEIAG has always been the lack of hard proof of its effectiveness.

A day out with the grandkids at Kidzania 

9 Jan

About 10 0r 12 years ago, I read with envy a broadsheet article about a new ‘theme park’ activity opening in the far east.

Just where is the new statutory guidance? 

14 Nov

I’m tempted to start this blog with a quick chorus of ‘Why are we waiting” but I thought that could be construed as why are we waiting for another of my blogs.

The Great Highams Park Bake Off 

12 Oct

Our Asdan students raise money for Macmillan Cancer with a highly successful tea party.

Year 12 student Aphra Bennett is inspired by her visit to New Scientist Live 

6 Oct

Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to go to New Scientist Live (and free at that!) and it was extremely inspiring.

Triple P Parenting Workshop at Highams Park School 

27 Sep

As part of the local authorities early help scheme we are pleased to be able to offer this evidence based programme to the parents of our pupils.

Highams Park Students Celebrate Success at Walthamstow Town Hall 

27 Sep

On Tuesday 21st September the school held its annual presentation evening at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

Residential News 2017! 

21 Sep

We are delighted to offer the following Residential visits for July 2017: Pupils will be bringing home letters from Thursday 22 nd September, for more information please contact Mrs L.

Principal’s Newsletter Autumn 1 (2016) 

14 Sep

Below is the text of a letter being sent to parents/carers of all pupils in the school.

GCSE results 2016 

25 Aug

Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils.

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