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Politicians »

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All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.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 This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .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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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 11 December to Sunday 17 December 2017 

10 Dec

As usual, there’s lots going on – but, remember, you don’t have to join an activity to call in because everyone is welcome at The Mill whenever we are open: Tuesday-Friday – 9.30am-6pm Saturday and Sunday – 10am-2pm You can borrow a book ...

Christmas and New Year Closing 

10 Dec

The Mill will closed for Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at 6pm, the Knitting Group will meet as normal that evening.

What’s on Monday 4 December to Sunday 10 December 2017 

3 Dec

The BIG event this week is Christmas @ The Mill – 2pm-5pm on Saturday 9 December … when we’ll be welcoming all in the local community to celebrate the start of the festive season – more details below … … And, also below, are details of ...

Winter Wonderland Exhibition 

3 Dec

21 November 2017 – 12 January 2018 FREE An exhibition of art work by students from Whitefield Schools, part of Whitefield Academy Trust.

Thank you to Co-operative Members for your support! 

2 Dec

A big thank you to all the The Co-operative Members whose support helped raise £6001 for The Mill through the Local Community Fund! The Mill Trustee Alison Griffin collected the cheque last week from the staff at Higham Hill Coop.

What’s on week beginning Monday 27 November 2017 

27 Nov

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.

Christmas is coming @ The Mill on 9 December 

23 Nov

Join us for a family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas.

A video from our volunteers and supporters 

22 Nov

In Winter 2016/17 in conjunction with the Outreach Community Living Room project funded by Near Neighbours, a group of volunteers and supporters of Significant Seams created a video to share their feelings and the impacts of our work, and ...

Eco Art Project – new children’s workshop 

13 Nov

Every Tuesday, 14 November – 19 December 2017 4:30 – 5:30pm For children aged 6-12, with accompanying adult £2 per child, all materials provided 10 children maximum, no need to book.

Artworks is launching The Mill’s Art Cart 

6 Nov

Sunday 12 November 11am – 1pm FREE All welcome Get Drawing! The Art Cart is an addition to The Mill’s Art Works programme.

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14 Dec

From chairs to tables, to mirrors to shelves; all furniture in store is half price in our one week Christmas sale.


14 Dec

From chairs to tables, to mirrors to shelves; all furniture in store is half price in our one week Christmas sale.

Walking in the Snow on Wanstead Flats 

11 Dec

The overnight arrival of snow was announced early on Sunday morning by the excited screeching of my youngest son.

Old toys wanted to help spread festive cheer and reduce waste 

6 Dec

Many families will be getting lots of new toys this Christmas, but what about all those old toys clogging up cupboards or laying un-played with on the top shelf? Why not spread goodwill this festive season and recycle unwanted toys by donating them ...

New Year, New Chef – could it be you? 

2 Dec

The Hornbeam Cafe is recruiting! Do you have experience in a professional kitchen? Are you competent working in a busy space, happy to cook alone but keen to be part of vibrant and growing team? Are you enthusiastic, organised, flexible AND calm and ...

Anorak Corner 

2 Dec

Anorak Corner [National Rail edition] It's time once again for the annual splurge of passenger data from across Britain's railway network, covering the period April 2016 to March 2017.

Free offers at 400 heritage attractions in December 

1 Dec

A large number of venues that have been supported by grants from the National Lottery over the past 23 years since it was set up are to open their doors for free for a week in December.

Join Hornbeam’s JoyRiders cycling for fun and relaxation 

28 Nov

We are delighted that our  JoyRiders  project has secured a London Cycling Grant for three years.

yard sale x dj bbq christmas special 

23 Nov

We’ve had Red Christmas Burgers , Christmas Pudding Doughnuts and Mince Pie Croissants  , but we think Yard Sale have topped it with their Christmas special.

New Turkish restaurant: Wood Oven BBQ – Hoe Street, Walthamstow 

19 Nov

The stretch of Hoe Street between Walthamstow Central station and Queen’s Road seems to be having a revival.

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Outdoors »


17 Dec

One of the big photographic targets for the trip was the Cape Sugarbird – Mick and I had seen many images of these fantastic birds on equally fabulous flower heads and were very keen to try and get something similar.

70 year’s on 

16 Dec

Bewick's Swan : There is one record of a bird on the Basin in the winter of 1947.

A personal response to the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s New Local Plan – Direction of Travel consultation 

13 Dec

A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority.

Wheatear update 

12 Dec

Back in 2014 I wrote this post about World Wheatearing – you can read it here.

Pick up a…. 

10 Dec

Just gonna leave this out there for a bit.

Cow Bridge, Hackney Marshes: An Accident Waiting to Happen? 

10 Dec

Back in 2011/2012, before they were given permission to build the new pavilion at Hackney North Marsh, Hackney Council carried out two ‘risk assessments’ at Cow Bridge.

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre to receive new state of the art hockey pitches ahead of Women’s World Cup 2018 

4 Dec

The International Hockey Federations (FIH) global supplier Polytan will shortly begin installation of two new state-of-the-art pitches at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre ahead of the Vitality Hockey Womens World Cup London 2018 tournament.

Save the Date: Myddelton House Gardens’ Snowdrop Sale returns for 2018 

4 Dec

Event: The Ultimate Snowdrop Sale Date: Saturday 27 January 2018 Time: 10:30 12:00 (Gates open at 8:30) Price: FREE Address: Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG Following on from the success of last years event, ...

London Borough of Waltham Forest is preparing a new local plan 

3 Dec

A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority.

Yesterday is so passé 

26 Nov

Yesterday is old hat.

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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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