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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.


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All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.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 This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .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

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.

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Arts blogs »

Chase your dream – Waltham Forest Echo February 2018 

14 Mar

The Mill Singing Group Walt Disney once said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

EMD Cinema: Set for revival… 

12 Mar

  The McGuffin Film Society is pleased to confirm that Waltham Forest’s councillors will next week be asked to consider an ambitious plan to secure the long term future of the EMD Cinema as a flagship venue for arts and culture.

What’s on Monday 26 February to Sunday 4 March 2018 

25 Feb

Below – in date and time order – are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

What’s on Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018 

18 Feb

NEW this week – The Mill Quiz on Friday 23 February and then, on Sunday 25 February, the first workshop in a series by Hedge Herbs on using herbs for practical medicine.

What’s on – Monday 12 to Sunday 18 February 2018 

11 Feb

Below are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

The Mall Charity Cares Thank You! 

11 Feb

A big thank you to The Mall, Walthamstow for their support in 2017!  We were delighted to be the Mall Cares Charity Partner in 2017.

We’re celebrating Book Giving Day! 

7 Feb

14 February 2018 10am – 6pm FREE Celebrate reading with us! We will be giving away free children’s books for younger children on Book Giving Day , 14 February 2018.

Souper Wednesday’s return on 14 February! 

7 Feb

Every Wednesday, starting 14 February 2018 12 noon – 2pm Open to everyone, food available until it runs out Soup £3 a bowl; cake of the week £2.50 Volunteer Nat Di Maggio, and his alter ego Big Buddah’s Thai Kitchen , will be relaunching our ...

What’s on Monday 5 to Sunday 11 February 2018 

4 Feb

Below are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

Practical Medicine Making 

1 Feb

Two three-week courses: 25 February – 11 March 2018 and 8 April – 22 April 2018 2pm – 5pm £75 (£60 concessions) for whole series or £30 (£25) per session Learn how to make potent medicinal preparations with wild harvested and cultivated ...

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Features »

Job opportunity: Hornbeam Coordinator 

16 Mar

We are looking to recruit a new, dynamic, community-minded Hornbeam Coordinator .

eat17 is opening in leytonstone 

12 Mar

Things are hotting up in Leytonstone.

All Day Vegan Brunch plus Sunday Vegan Roasts 

12 Mar

We have a new Kitchen Dream Team – Lucy and Frankie – and to celebrate they are offering  all-day vegan brunch + coffee/tea + organic juice for just £10.

ldner #245 | alicia lawson 

9 Mar

Alicia Lawson is Director of condiment company Rubies in the Rubble, which s all about fighting food waste by turning produce otherwise destined for the bin into award-winning sauces and relishes.

Wallpaper and Death 

7 Mar

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Arsene Out 

6 Mar

I cannot believe how badly Arsenal are playing.

Trustee Vacancies: Treasurer 

27 Feb

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to play an important role in a dynamic and local environmental charity! So come and join our FRP board and our dedicated staff team.

Huge crowd protests against development of Walthamstow Town Square 

26 Feb

It was a bright, freezing cold Saturday lunchtime.

Busy down at the Bakers Arms… 

22 Feb

It’s been busy recently with new shops opening down at the Bakers Arms end of Hoe Street.

forest bar + kitchen opens in walthamstow 

21 Feb

It’s a great time for wine bars in London at the moment.

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Outdoors »

Costa Rica – Yet another taster 

19 Mar

Sorry, it is taking me longer to get my arse in gear than I had anticipated.

High Street Seniors 

18 Mar

Around Ramsay Road Here is a walk I’msharing, all to do with my exhibition for International Women’s Day 2018 with RAGWORKS and hung textile depictions of women many local to Up Your Street’s domain who are out there or have been out in the ...

Inspired by jungle fever 

18 Mar

The rainforests in Costa Rica were like heaven to me, I spent as much time looking at plants as looking at birds.

Costa Rica – Another taster 

17 Mar

Sorry, too many photos to get through means no time to write anything.

Our Day Out 

16 Mar

Seniors from Leyton and Forest Gate did the journey across London to a place near Penge and New Cross and Rotherhithe, all places far away.

Costa Rica – Taster 

16 Mar

There are no words really...

Unsightly, messy and exciting 

15 Mar

I have just been away for a week.

River Lea Oil Spill: Authorities must adopt a new approach to prevent future disasters 

14 Mar

– AN OPEN LETTER TO – Government and Opposition: Environment Agency: • Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive • Dr Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations • Sarah Chare, Director Operations South East • Simon Hawkins, Deputy Director ...

North-eastern Oman Trip Report 

14 Mar

In late February 2018 Mick S I spent a four day long weekend in the north of Oman.

The Echo Chamber 

13 Mar

Having spent a week in a stress and agro-free birding heaven I came back to earth with a bump last Sunday.

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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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