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CLYDE KITSON – veteran local campaigner 

4 Jul

Clyde Kitson – campaigner for local people for many years It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Clyde Kitson, who lost his battle with cancer a few days ago..


13 Jun

Farooq Qureshi The Liberal Democrats are utterly devastated at the passing of former Waltham Forest Councillor Farooq Qureshi .

Celebrating Carers Week (11 – 17 June) 

7 Jun

Carers Week (11-17 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

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.

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Shame He Wasn’t Working For Uber…He Could Have Got A Not Guilty From An ‘On Side’ Magistrate??? 

18 Jul

Milton Keynes Council and Thames Valley Police have shown London, Reading and York, how to put together a case against a Privat Hire driver, illegally plying for hire outside his licensed area, after TfL and Reading council failed miserably to bring ...

What’s TFL’s Connection With Baron Arbuthnot, Nothing To See Here…Mind The Gap! 

15 Jul

Thales awarded London Underground Sub-Surface Lines resignalling contract UK: Transport for London announced on August 3 that it had awarded sole bidder Thales a £760m contract to renew the signalling and train control systems on London Underground'...


5 Jul

It will not be long before the London Taxi Drivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children host our annual day trip to Southend-on-Sea.

It’s All Been A Game Of Connection. After Our Dunkirk Moment, We Fight Them On The Streets. 

2 Jul

Remember the Leytonstone Uber driver slasher attack? Turned out he'd been sectioned under the mental Health act, had been on medication for mental health problems...


17 May

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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.

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Arts blogs »

Our story so far: the past, present and future 

4 Jul

What do I love about The Mill? Coming in and feeling that I’m visiting the Cheers film set where everybody knows my name! What do I wish for The Mill? I hope we never lose the big glass frontage that shows the world what’s happening inside our ...

2018: a bumper year 

11 Jun

This year Leytonstone Arts Trail (LAT) has a record number of participants – nearly 50 – showing works across the spectrum as well as events and markets to enhance the trail.

Ellie Cox, Olmo Ramella, Paolo Ramella / IDENTITY 

11 Jun

Ellie is interested in investigating how gender affects our identity and how our mental states inform the way we perceive ourselves and others.

Announcing the Grow Your Idea 2 winners! 

10 Jun

We are really pleased to introduce the Grow Your Idea 2 competition winners, who will all be organising activities at The Mill over the next few months.

Who dares wins! 

5 Jun

Article featured in June 2018 Waltham Forest Echo Life without risk is life stuck in a rut.

Life Drawing / Free taster sessions 

5 Jun

Three consecutive two-hour classes in a spacious church hall in Leytonstone led by artist Michael Martin.

Margaret Spiers, Emma Mistry, Natalie Keymist / Three artists plus 

5 Jun

Glass, illustrations and photographs from a talented group of artists.

Jeff Moore / Ordinary Extraordinary 

5 Jun

A series of black and white portraits with a small intimate interview for each subject documenting seemingly ordinary women and celebrating their extraordinary contribution to society.

Rob Reed and Miguel Souto / Delimitations 

5 Jun

Paintings by Rob Reed and photography by Miguel Souto which invite reflection on the limits of time and space in the urban environment.

Waltham Forest Arts Club / Sources of Inspiration Walk and Exhibition 

29 May

Waltham Forest Arts Club and St John’s Church are inviting artists from Leytonstone and guest artists from beyond to create a piece of art to function as a placard or banner, portraying their personal source of inspiration.

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Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday 

20 Jul

Look to the skies, for the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows will be gracing the skies of East London on Saturday (21st July 2018).

mariell lind hansen | benk + Bo 

20 Jul

Moving to London from Norway in 2009 to start a career as a freelance architecture and interiors photographer, this LNDER is now one half of café-bakery, yoga studio and shared workspace Benk + Bo.

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report 

18 Jul

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

Morris in the Thames Landscape 

16 Jul

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Sam Hunt, Borough of Culture Creative Director | #TCTalks Episode 25 

13 Jul

Sam Hunt is the first ever Creative Director for the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2019.

brooklyn’s best pizza x yard sale 

13 Jul

After their epic collab with The Rib Man, Yard Sale is bringing over Frank Pinello, Best Pizza founder and host of The Pizza Show on Munchies, over from Brooklyn for the next instalment in their guest chef series.

Pie and Mash on the Leytonstone Arts Trail 

9 Jul

Jake Green’s brilliant photographic Pie and Mash project is on display at the Noted Eel and Pie House during the Leytonstone Arts Trail .

Classes over Summer 

2 Jul

Hi dancers!  We have a few updates to the class timetable for the Summer period.

Delve into the history of the arts and crafts movement at the William Morris Society 

28 Jun

The name William Morris is often associated with home interiors, with some of his iconic patterns still available to buy today.

Summer Treats are here! 

24 Jun

Pop into the Hornbeam cafe, relax, have a chat and eat our scrumptious specials, Tues-Fri: Summer Weekday Morning Treat: Buy a cake and get your drink half-price from 9-10.30am.

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Outdoors »

The aftermath of the Wanstead Flats fire 

22 Jul

I ventured out to Wanstead Flats this morning, a week after the fire took told.


18 Jul

I was alerted recently by Rick's mate Dave to a Golden Plover ID article on Birdguides which apparently featured a photo I had sent in.

There goes the patch 

15 Jul

If you ask me it was bound to happen.

Celebrating 13 years and 7 months 

10 Jul

It's not the most obvious anniversary I know, but we have been in Chateau L now for 13 years and seven months.

Tinkle tinkle 

8 Jul

Back when I lived in Manorhouse L and before we upgraded to a castle, Mrs L and I had a fountain.

Juvenile gulls back on the Patch 

8 Jul

I have prattled on in a little more detail in my own personal blog , but wanted to share some pics of some of the gulls out on the Flats that are back from breeding grounds.

Book Club 

4 Jul

Bit of a change today.

Bearing Witness 

4 Jul

Yesterday, Save Lea Marshes bore witness to the Lee Valley Regional Park’s continued attempts to commodify our open green spaces.


1 Jul

I love that we now live in a country of shortages.

Open Letter to the LVRPA re Lack of Community Consultation 

29 Jun

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter...

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Schools »

Hello world! 

20 Jul

Welcome to WordPress.

Internet business with Online Storage Areas 

20 Jul

In this day and age, the virtual business is one of the widespread forms for winning money.

Things You Should Know About How to Start Essay 

9 Jul

Things You Should Know About How to Start Essay Essentially, you’d start your essay introducing the publication.

The Basic Facts of Essay Editor 

9 Jul

The Basic Facts of Essay Editor The Advantages of Essay Editor The most crucial point of creating and submitting articles and editorials would be to receive your position around in a fashion that other men and women would recognize what you suggest.

The Key to Successful How to Write Essay 

9 Jul

The Key to Successful How to Write Essay If you’re handwriting your essay, create a last draft that comprises the alterations and corrections made from the prior thing.

The Fundamentals of Med Card California Revealed 

6 Jul

The Fundamentals of Med Card California Revealed If your application is confirmed, the county has five days to generate your MMIC readily available to you.

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.

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