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MS Awareness Week 23-29 April 

18 Apr

23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone.

Grenfell – Fight For Justice Talk 

24 Mar

Join us on Monday 26th March for special guest speaker Mark Wrack.

London – Ultra Low Emission Zone 

24 Mar

Sorting the FACT… from the fiction.

#UnseatIDS Festival 23rd June 2018 

24 Mar

A two-day festival of campaigning, music, comedy and speeches – to  #Unseat  Iain Duncan Smith whenever an election is called.

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All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.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 This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .

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17 May

Rooms of our Own Privacy Policy This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.

Join us at the stall tomorrow 11.30-2pm outside Matalan 

11 May

We will be in Leytonstone, outside Matalan tomorrow with our stall.

Important dates for your diary 

10 May

On this coming Saturday, 12 May, between 12.00-14.00, we will be outside Matalan in Leytonstone with our stall.

Its AGM time again 

5 May

Our 2018 AGM will take place on Wednesday 9 May starting at 19.30 in Hornbeam Centre Café, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH.

HSBC Stop Arming Israel! 

27 Apr

The pictures are from our protest yesterday, 26 April ’18, outside Walthamstow branch of the HSBC Bank.

Our Palestine stall outside Matalan in E11, 14 April ’18 

14 Apr

See the photos from our successful stall today outside Matalan in the Leytonstone High Street.

St James St Car Park 

25 Mar

You will all know that we were in the process of buying the Car Park site when Cllr Coghill reneged on the deal.

WFPSC protests outside Walthamstow HSBC Bank, 17 March’18 

19 Mar

Please see the video of our singing protest outside Walthamstow HSBC against Bank's involvement in financing Israel's military.

Singing for Palestine: HSBC protest, 17March’18 

16 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) Singing for Palestine Join us and demand that HSBC stops financing Israel’s arms industry Tomorrow, Saturday 17 March ‘18 11.00-13.00 Meet outside HSBC Bank’s Walthamstow branch, 192 Hoe Street...

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.

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Arts blogs »

Sue McQueen / A series of Prints and Paintings 

26 May

Sue McQueen is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in London.

Creative Bloc / Group Show 

26 May

Creative Bloc is a boundless and mobile group of artists whose shifting membership and wide catchment guarantees a lively and always changing membership.

Leytonstone & Wanstead Synagogue / Pop-up 

26 May

All participating artists are either members or supporters of, and local to, Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue.

Matthew Pritchard / All the fun of the fair 

25 May

“Scream if you want to go faster,” says the man, with a crooked grin.

Stuart Cameron / Portraits 

25 May

I have participated in the Art Trail about 6 times.

Carne Griffiths / Open Studio 

25 May

Although based near Hastings, I have kept strong links with Leytonstone, working from my studio on Norlington Road and using it as a base for my studio practice.

Helen Rowe / The Local 

25 May

Combined traditional and digital media graphic illustration based on and around and celebrating the beauty of the local area.

Carole Edrich / Messages in Movement 

25 May

Dance expresses the drive to create the perfect moments.

Samira Shah / Power of Mind, Creation of Hand, Eye for Art 

25 May

Samira has enjoyed art since a very young age, studying a diploma in graphic design in India before moving to London where she has been running her own family business alongside pursuing her art.

Sally Taylor / Affectionate Portraits of Local People 

25 May

Sally Taylor brings her incredible eye for detail to a new series of oil portraits of local people from the Francis Rd area.

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Updated Privacy Policy 

26 May

FRP has updated our privacy policy in line with new regulations.

Central Line Countryside Walk from Theydon Bois to Chigwell Row via Lambourne End 

22 May

Theydon Bois is under-rated as a gateway to the London Countryside – it’s the equivalent of a Himalayan Base Camp for the London / West Essex edgeland walker.

Tube, Tram and Rail upgrades approved by TfL 

21 May

Two tube stations, a train station, and a bit of tram track have all been given funding for upgrade works to commence.

All The Buses 

21 May

(This is the 7500th post on diamond geezer ) Since the start of the year, I have ridden on every London bus route.

Hornbeam Centre and Cafe Privacy Notice 

20 May

Hornbeam Centre and Cafe Privacy Notice 19 May 2018 The Hornbeam has updated its Privacy Notice in accordance with changes in the GDPR law which aims to protect personal data.

National Vegetarian Week 

14 May

It’s National Vegetarian week this week 14-20 May.

The lowest bus 

9 May

The lowest numbered London bus that...

kelly mchugh | good yoga life 

4 May

Yoga has been a big part of Kelly McHugh’s life for over a decade and she loves getting other people as passionate about it through Good Yoga Life, which runs classes and events in cool spaces as well retreats in places like Morocco and Ibiza.

London’s weekly railway news #251 

4 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground London Underground A man was reportedly run over by at least 300 London Underground trains after staff mistook his body for a fox.

InSAR Ground Deformation Map 

30 Apr

Here’s a fascinating data map of ground deformation (subsidence, upswelling) in central London, based on data from 2011-2017 and recalibrated to show the average annual change – be it rising (blue = 2mm/year upwards) or sinking (red = 2mm/year ...

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Outdoors »

Ten of the best activities and events to enjoy across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term 

25 May

With dozens of fun and exciting activities on offer across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term (Saturday 26 May Sunday 3 June), visitors will be spoilt for choice when planning how to keep their young ones busy during the week long break.

Eastern Poland Trip Report: Bialowieza Forest 

22 May

Wanstead goes on tour! None of us are quite sure how this happened but at some point on a slow birding day on Wanstead Flats we must have started discussing where might be better than here.


18 May

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.

In praise of Hummingbirds 

16 May

Lesser Violetear.

Born to be Middle Aged 

14 May

Ah yes, middle age.

Costa Rica – Trip List 

13 May

The trip list was an impressive 412.

Lazy days 

8 May

Well what a weekend that was! Five Buzzards , three Peregrines , eight Sparrowhawks , a Kestrel and Hobby were the sum of my skywatching, by far the majority of which were on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Costa Rica – Day 8 

3 May

We met Leo early for a walk up the trail that follows the river behind the hotel.

Costa Rica – Day 7 

2 May

I popped out early to explore the hotel grounds but I did not have much time as we were headed to Carara NP and wanted to arrive before everyone else.

Life-enhancing gadgets 

26 Apr

Three new gadgets have recently been introduced to Chateau L, and all three are what I would term life-enhancing.

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Schools »

Top 10 Musts from the new Statutory Guidance 2018 

8 Jan

Well we waited a long time for this but at  last it’s here.

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.

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