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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.


TOWER BLOCK SAFETY FEARS 

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.


THIS WEBSITE IS NO LONGER IN USE 

12 May

All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.


WEBSITE NO LONGER IN USE 

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 This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .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


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.


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Arts blogs »

What’s on Monday 14 to Sunday 20 August 2017 

12 Aug

The BIG event this week is making the BIG animal! Local artist Vanessa is looking forward to local children’s help with constructing a new animal for the playroom.


Make Your Mark – monthly drawing class for all abilities 

10 Aug

5 – 25 September 2017 Monday evenings, 7pm – 9pm The Chequers and The Mill £50 covers all materials, room hire and model hire.


Mill Book Club Autumn 2017 

9 Aug

First Tuesday of the month, 7pm – 9pm £1 donation Everyone welcome In Autumn 2017, The Mill Book Club will be reading: 1 August – It Can’t Happen here, Sinclair Lewis 5 Sept (NO SESSION – reading The Mill On The Floss, George Elliot) 3 Oct...


FREE Training for Waltham Forest voluntary and community organisations 

9 Aug

The Community Waltham Forest (CWF) September 2017 to March 2018 free training programme is now available.


Call for Artists – Urban Nature Photography Exhibition 

9 Aug

Urban Nature: A photography exhibition exploring the urban and where nature and the city collide.


Women of Walthamstow Uniting! 

7 Aug

Amarjit and Mo at The Mill’s 5th Birthday Party.


Fabrications Exhibition Review 

7 Aug

By Beverley Harknett Do you have an interest in the creative use of textiles and materials? If so the latest exhibition at The Mill is a must for true fans of the fabric.


T-Shirt Design Workshop 

7 Aug

8 – 9 August 2017 2 – 4:00pm.


What’s on Monday 7 to Sunday 13 August 2017 

6 Aug

Here is a list – in date and time order  – of this week’s events and/or activities which are open to all.


Help make a new giant Mill animal 

6 Aug

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2017 10.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4pm Free For children of all ages,  under 8s must be accompanied.


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Features »

20 London Museums You’ve Never Heard Of 

19 Aug

20 London Museums You've Never Heard Of HILLINGDON MUSEUM All of the borough's historic heritage under one roof "I never knew Uxbridge was so interesting" EDGWARE TITHE BARN Celebrating 13th century life as it was lived Half price for senior citizens...


The Heathcote Arms to re-open in October 

18 Aug

Great news at last regarding our beloved Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone.


The Enduring Legacy of Willliam Morris 

11 Aug

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New entrance planned for Highbury and Islington station 

6 Aug

Highbury and Islington station could soon be better a new additional entrance, if plans to redevelop a long empty site owned by TfL go ahead.


London’s weekly railway news #212 

4 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Sitting in the driving seat on a DLR train London Underground Proposals for Old Kent Road’s Underground station name SE1 The Mayor of Watford has said she will “not let go” of plans for a ...


Capital Towers 

3 Aug

Five years ago an old carpet warehouse stood empty on the corner of Cooks Road and Stratford High Street.


New opening: Tuyo, Broadway Market, Hackney 

2 Aug

Tuyo  is a sunny, bright and airy  Mediterranean  restaurant with an E astern slant.


Buenaventura Cafe September Takeover! 

29 Jul

We are excited to welcome Buenaventura Vegan Tapas to the Hornbeam, for the month of September.


Brand new Dulux trade paint now available 

29 Jul

We have just received a significant donation of  new Dulux Trade paint over the last couple of weeks.


August: No Community Mondays, Plenty Going On! 

26 Jul

Community Mondays will not be running during August so that our fantastic crew of volunteers and facilitators can have a well-earned break.


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Outdoors »

June/July 2017: Dead and buried 

8 Aug

I refer to the birding Hades that is summer, but equally I could be talking about the blog, which just about remains on life support waiting for someone to pull the plug.


Community Picnic 20th August 

2 Aug

Join us for a picnic! Save Lea Marshes is organising a picnic on Sunday 20 August, from midday, on the open green space in front of the entrance to the Waterworks Centre.


List advancement 

30 Jul

I have chosen my title with care, as although my list has indeed increased, I don't believe it truly counts as twitching - I will elaborate shortly.


Family twitching 

24 Jul

This Saturday was the mass exodus at the start of the summer holidays.


A dip into my twitching past 

22 Jul

It is time to dip into the past, mainly as there is nothing happening in the present.


Two nights and a day in Estonia 

20 Jul

I'd been to Estonia once before in the depths of winter for a very particular type of birding - woodpeckers at a feeding station, and the Baltic population of Steller's Eider.


A definition of disappointment 

19 Jul

Elements of Famille L went to visit some old friends a couple of weekends ago.


Ant Day 

18 Jul

I expect that many readers may have experienced something similar recently, especially if they live in Wimbledon, but for me in Wanstead on Sunday it was Flying Ant Day.


Regional Park honoured with extra Green Flag and renewed Heritage status during anniversary year 

18 Jul

River Lee Country Park today joins eight other green, open spaces across Lee Valley Regional Park as they are each awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award for 2017.


Oh, hello 

17 Jul

Oh hello, I’m back, at least for now.


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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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