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All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.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 This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .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

NEWS RELEASE: Widow’s Pension Cuts: Cruel and Unnecessary 

12 Apr

The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one.


18 Mar

Local schools to lose millions as budgets slashed Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Waltham Forest.

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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.

Visit our Palestine Solidarity stall in Walthamstow 

12 May

Tomorrow, Saturday 13 May ’17, we will devote our stall to Balfour Declaration and 69 anniversary of dispossession of the Palestinians.

Palestine stall on Saturday 22nd April in E10 

21 Apr

You will find us with our Palestine stall near the Leyton tube in the shopping area between the TK Max and the Poundland, tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd April.

Cork conference report 

6 Apr

A report about the Cork conference will appear soon.

Visit our Palestine stall tomorrow, Matalan, High Str E11 

24 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) activists will run a stall with Palestine infomation and publicity and produce by Palestinian farmers, tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, 12.00 -14.00, outside Matalan in High Street Leytonstone.

See us at our Walthamstow stall tomorrow, Sat 11 March, 11.30-14.00 

10 Mar

Dear friends and Palestine supporters, Our regular Wathamstow Palestine info and produce stall is, as always, taking place on the second Saturday of each month 11.30-14.00, in the Town Square at the market, near the Library.

An Evening of Palestine Solidarity in the Wanstead Tap 

3 Mar

Newham Momentum is organising an Evening of Palestine Solidarity on Tuesday 21 March , in the Wanstead Tap - see the attached poster for the event details.

Israeli military prisons are no place for a child 

2 Mar

Please sign the letter to your MP demanding that they take action to protect lives and human rights of over 700 hundred Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military jails.

Taste of Palestine in Leytonstone 

28 Feb

Xeinab and her mum Ghada talk and cook Palestinian food in Leytonstone for the Waltham Forest Echo’s Katie Robinson.

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What’s on – Monday 19 June to Sunday 25 June 2017 

18 Jun

The BIG event this week is the Great Millish Bake Off on Saturday 24 June .

What’s on Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 June 2017 

11 Jun

The Mill is open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm – and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm.

The train now leaving Platform 9 3/4 is for a galaxy far, far away… 

11 Jun

We would like to thank volunteers and everyone who came to Star Wars V Harry Potter on 20 May 2017.

When the imagination wakens 

10 Jun

Mixed media at the Quaker Meeting House A varied and exciting exhibition that celebrates imagination in all its diversity.

Wanstead Quaker Meeting House – exhibitions and events 

10 Jun

When the Imagination Wakens Wanstead Quakers welcome you to their exhibition and accompanying events at the Meeting House...

Let’s fill Leytonstone returns 

9 Jun

Every year Leytonstone Arts Trail invites everyone – children and adults alike – to participate in the trail by putting their own artistic creations into windows and gardens.

Celebrating ten years of the Trail 

9 Jun

Ten years old! Double figures.

A creative century 

9 Jun

Leytonstone’s history of creativity is one of inclusion, engagement and experimentation stretching as far back as its Victorian terraces.

Proofs for the 2017 Guide 

8 Jun

These proofs are intended for the artists participating in the Trail to check their own entry.

Great Millish Bake Off! – Cake baking competition 

8 Jun

24 June 2017, 2-5pm FREE Enter your best Bake Off creations into the Great Millish Bake Off! The categories are: sponge fruit cake chocolate cake cake cooked by child open choice Please bring your cake(s) along on the day by 1.30 pm.

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anthony falco x yard sale 

21 Jun

Pizza lovers listen up! Anthony Falco, the former chef of Roberta’s NYC (one of the most renowned pizza joints in the world) is flying over to London this summer to hook up with Yard Sale.

The Blackbird Leys Estate, Oxford: ‘Never accepted as part of the city proper’ 

13 Jun

This is the 200th post on the blog.

Topsy-Turvy: Of Houses, Hair, and Hammersmith 

13 Jun

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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.

Wetlands Trail – Woodberry Wetlands to Walthamstow Wetlands 

6 Jun

The approach to Woodberry Wetlands from Harringay Green Lanes was dominated by the, to put it mildly, ‘controversial’ redevelopment of Woodberry Down Estate .

E17 Cook Book Club – new dates & themes 

4 Jun

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Old West Ham to Stanley Kubrick’s Beckton 

4 Jun

Here’s some footage from the walk I did for Chapter 2 of my book This Other London in the summer of 2012, just before the London Olympics – starting in Leytonstone then going past West Ham Church and the site of Stratford Langthorne Abbey onwards...

Early closing this Sun 4 June 

3 Jun

The Hornbeam Cafe will be closing early to the public this Sunday 4 June because of a private function taking place in the afternoon.

We are hiring! 

1 Jun

In the frame of the Big Lottery funded project “Waltham Forest Foundations”, we are offering two exciting sessional worker positions! If you have experience on retail or on carpentry and you would like to be part of a project that is helping ...

Walking the River Stort Navigation 

30 May

I’d previously noticed the River Stort Navigation on the OS map snaking around the northern fringe of Harlow.

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Outdoors »

Modern listing is rubbish 

22 Jun

Although adding new birds to lists isn’t much of a pressing concern these days, I had at least given the Elegant Tern buzzing around the south coast a little bit of thought.

Amended Lea Valley Eastside Vision waved through by Cabinet 

20 Jun

The Cabinet at the London Borough of Waltham Forest have waved through the amended Lea Valley Eastside Vision.

Egretta gardenetta 

19 Jun

Yesterday was very pleasant indeed in London.

Iceland, where to start? 

18 Jun

Where to start indeed.


15 Jun

Don’t miss the new East.

A tweet of diminishing returns 

13 Jun

I just returned from Iceland, a glorious trip in which I suffered severe sleep deprivation in the pursuit of birds.

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.

Clickety Click 

10 Jun

They came from all corners of east London.

Eels, bees, dinners and nibbles. 

6 Jun

Issue 18.

Issue 17. Up Your Street. 

6 Jun

Thurs 8th June free 11.30 Up Your Street Community Group off to the Victoria and Albert Museum for Balenciaga.

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Schools »

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.

GCSE results 2016 

25 Aug

Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils.

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