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Thinking behind controversial Mini Holland scheme explained on walking tour 

19 Jun

Whatever side you sit on, the Mini Holland cycling scheme is a controversial subject.

Driver named and shamed following Christmas drink and drug crack down 

19 Jun

A driver has been named and shamed by police after being caught in their Christmas anti-drink and drug crack down.

‘I want an apology’: WWII veteran claims council took 12 hours to attend after kitchen flooded 

19 Jun

A WWII veteran is demanding an apology and £200 from the council after it took 12 hours to send help while his kitchen flooded with “dirty, stinking water”.

Tube delays after station fire alert 

19 Jun

With England's glorious victory over Tunisia and Captain Kane's opportune double fresh in the mind, here are some things to consider to keep the good mood going.

FGM victims urged to visit new clinic at Whipps Cross 

19 Jun

Victims of the “horrific” practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) can now get help at a walk-in clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital, which is the first of its kind in the country.

Young recyclers donate nine tonnes of old clothes 

19 Jun

Thousands of pounds has been raised by school children who donated one and a half African elephants worth of old clothes.

RSPCA uses cooking oil to free fox cub who was ‘wheely’ stuck 

19 Jun

A fox cub who got his head stuck in the hole of an abandoned car wheel has been rescued by RSPCA officers - with the help of vegetable oil.

Can you help police find this missing 14-year-old girl? 

19 Jun

A search has been launched by officers in Waltham Forest to trace a missing 14-year-old girl.

Poll results: Tiny minority still not wearing seatbelts 

19 Jun

A tiny minority of people have admitted to driving without a seatbelt.

‘An accident waiting to happen’: Pensioner calls for site of fatal fire to be secured 

19 Jun

A pensioner living next to a care home which burned down in April, killing one person, says the insecure building is “an accident waiting to happen”.

Arrests made in cannabis farm bust 

19 Jun

A drugs bust led to the arrest of four people.

Considering a career in communications? Sign up for this free bootcamp 

19 Jun

Young men and women interested in pursuing a career in communications are invited to take part in a bootcamp led by industry professionals.

How your boiler could kill you this summer 

19 Jun

Your central heating boiler could be silently KILLING you this summer - with the warmer months identified as a key carbon monoxide poisoning risk.

Listed planter and desk takes council’s business case bill to quarter of a million pounds 

19 Jun

A listed planter means a business case looking into how council staff can be fit into one building will cost a quarter of a million pounds.

Nearly 100 new Tubes to be built on Piccadilly line 

19 Jun

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a £1.5 billion contract to build nearly 100 new Tubes along the Piccadilly line in order to increase peak-time capacity by 21,000.

Mayor calls for ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles 

19 Jun

The Mayor of London is calling on the government to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030.

This morning update will help you make the best start to your day 

19 Jun

It will be a nice day later on but be sure to keep updated so you can stay out of the traffic jams.

Church to welcome female composers from across the globe for fundraising concert 

19 Jun

Female composers from around the globe will gather in Walthamstow for an evening of classical art song.

MP calls for parliamentary debate on ULEZ expansion 

19 Jun

An MP has called for a parliamentary debate on the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).

Sunshine set to last all week and continue into weekend 

18 Jun

Looking for some Monday motivation as you face your commute home today? The sunshine is set to continue throughout the week and into the weekend.

Lib Dems accused of abusing public office in leisure centre campaign 

18 Jun

The Conservative group has rounded on political opponents charged with running a 'misleading' campaign to save Epping's sports centre.

Local MP meets French president 

18 Jun

An MP met with the French President to discuss a Franco-British young leaders’ programme.

Plans to close renowned dogging hot spot and restrict access to tea hut 

18 Jun

Action could be taken to close a renowned dogging and fly-tipping hot spot.

Council approves 48 houses on council land, not one is affordable 

18 Jun

Waltham Forest Council has approved 48 new houses on council land but – not one will be affordable.

Man, 27, arrested after car flips onto roof 

18 Jun

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent after he flipped a car onto its roof early this morning.

Can you help this group trekking 150 miles for homeless hostel reach its fundraising target? 

18 Jun

Trustees and colleagues at a homeless hostel who are walking the London Loop have reached the half-way point of the 150 mile challenge – and raised more than £2,800.

Residents fear asbestos exposure at primary school 

18 Jun

Neighbours want to ensure children and staff are not exposed to asbestos at a primary school during building and demolition works.

Calling all artists: get a thrill out of seeing your work on show at this year’s Wanstead Arts Trail 

18 Jun

Creative people can get a "real thrill" out of seeing their work on display when the Wanstead Art Trail kicks off.

Head of air ambulance named director of the year 

18 Jun

The head of a life saving helicopter service has been named director of the year.

Three cars stolen in burglary 

18 Jun

Burglars stole three cars from one property.

Morning update: There for you every morning 

18 Jun

“I don’t like Mondays.

Town’s MP backs better cervical cancer screening 

17 Jun

The town's MP has thrown her weight behind a campaign to raise awareness of the potentially life-saving benefits of cervical screening tests.

Father’s Day story: Seven-year-old girl’s ‘overwhelming’ gesture in memory of grandfather 

17 Jun

A “remarkable” seven-year-old girl surprised her parents by holding a charity bake sale for the hospice who took care of the grandfather she never met.

Well known town cat immortalised in fiction 

17 Jun

A well known black and white cat has been immortalised in a children's book.

Sunshine could protect you against bowel cancer 

17 Jun

Getting out and about in the sun could protect you against bowel cancer, a new study found.

Award for volunteer museum team 

17 Jun

Volunteers instrumental in the curation of a museum's exhibitions have won an award.

Cyclist injured in crash at busy junction 

16 Jun

A cyclist suffered facial injuries when he was hit by a car in Walthamstow.

Police launch search to trace missing boy, 14 

16 Jun

A search has been launched by police in Waltham Forest to trace a missing 14-year-old boy.

Lazy Brits say walking for more than 30 minutes is ‘too far’ 

16 Jun

The average Brit considers anything more than a 30 minute walk to be 'too far' to do on foot, according to research.

Environmentalist twins meet Sir David Attenborough 

16 Jun

A pair of twins who are passionate about the environment got to meet their hero, Sir David Attenborough.

Enraged pedestrian writes ‘n*b’ in lipstick on pavement blocking car 

16 Jun

An irate pedestrian incensed by poor parking scrawled on a car's windscreen with a tube of lipstick.

CCTV images released after distraction theft in bank 

16 Jun

Police investigating a distraction theft at a bank have released CCTV images of two women they wish to speak with.

We might be able to regenerate body parts soon 

16 Jun

The dream of regenerating human body parts could become a reality after a major scientific advance.

Sensory hub for special needs pupils unveiled thanks to Freemasons 

16 Jun

A sensory shed that can calm children with special needs was unveiled yesterday (June 13).

‘Worrying’ decrease in cervical cancer screenings 

16 Jun

Fewer women in Waltham Forest and Redbridge are being screened for cervical cancer, according to the latest NHS data.

What’s on this weekend in East London, 16th and 17th June 2018 

15 Jun

Jazz through the Ages...

Evening update: Busy rush hour with long queues on North Circular 

15 Jun

It's the final day of the week so let's try and not the let the traffic ruin your mood.

120mph car thief jailed after crashing five times 

15 Jun

A car jacker who crashed into five cars in a dramatic escape attempt down the M11 has been jailed.

Doubts over mayor’s plans to make London healthier 

15 Jun

A politician has raised doubts about whether plans set out by Sadiq Khan to make London healthier will work.

Redbridge Citizens Advice Bureau to reopen after ‘funding obstacles’ 

15 Jun

Redbridge Citizens Advice Bureau has outlined a return to business as usual after battling a number of funding “obstacles.

Primary school bids for development funding 

15 Jun

The council is backing a primary school’s bid to win development funding and is urging the public to vote for them.

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Town Centre saga part 2 

15 Jun

TOWN CENTRE As is normal with very large developments independent consultants are asked to check the developer’s figures.

Breakthrough at the Larder 

13 Jun

The work to expand the Larder into the former Judith of Wanstead shop has broken through – the wall between the two shops is now down, as are Judith’s iconic signs.

New Pilot Community Befriending Project 

7 Jun

Waltham Forest Community Hub has been funded by Awards for All to pilot a Befriending Project, with a view to setting up a Befriending Network.

2018 street Party – Meeting Notes from June 3rd 2018 

6 Jun

Street party meeting notes – Sunday June 3rd 2018 1.

Bob’s 90th Birthday June 2nd 2018 

4 Jun

Click to view slideshow.

Walthamstow Garden Party 

4 Jun

Walthamstow Garden Party Garden Party Programme...

Town Centre – the endless saga 

30 May

A full critique of the scheme Second Entrance for Walthamstow Central Having looked back over some of my old papers about the redevelopment of Walthamstow the dreams are always years ahead of reality.

Neckstamper Brewery 

29 May

There’s no finer place to enjoy a pint than the place where it was brewed.

St Mary’s Walthamstow Village 

25 May

Planning Application 180314 The Welcome Centre will have an extension added and converted to 11 flats.

Peoples Plan for Lea Bridge Station Sites 

25 May

Dear resident neighbours, Thank you very much for coming to the meeting at Lea Bridge Station this evening.

Forest Philharmonic Concert 24th June 

23 May

Forest Philharmonic...

Mayor Funds improvements to Walthamstow Station 

22 May

Walthamstow Central Months after getting planning permission for the horrendous Town Centre development there is no communication from Capital Regional so the Mayor's grand plan for tarting up the station may come to nothing as he is relying on a £...

Lea Bridge Station Sites 

22 May

Subject: Lea Bridge Station Sites Dear Claire Thank you for your email outlining your thoughts on proposals for the Lea Bridge Station Sites, on behalf of the Peoples Plan for Lea Bridge Station Sites.

CRATE St James Street 

22 May


Elmfield Road Bake Off 2018 

21 May

On Saturday July 14th 2018 Elmfield Road will be celebrating our 10th annual community summer street party.

12,000 more people moving in to Walthamstow 

21 May

Blackhorse Point Consultation New Developments in Walthamstow This is just a selection of the thousands of new flats under construction.

Gather E17 

21 May

About a month ago I met with Charlotte and Martin Major, the team behind the Gather E17 supper club, to interview them for the E List magazine.

So called ‘humane’ rat and mouse traps are killing hedgehogs 

19 May



16 May

AHEAD is a “UK-based charity initiating and supporting projects aimed at combating poverty and inequalities in health, education and development in Oromia and Southern regions in Ethiopia.

What IS Time Out’s problem with Wanstead? 

9 May

Results of one Forest Gate category Sadly no Wanstead establishments made it to the Time Out Love London Awards 2018.

Elmfield Road – fund raising cycle ride 

8 May

Every year, even when council funding has been available, the costs of putting on a decent event for people often mean we are, effectively, in defecit and reliant on core organisers writing off some of the costs of even basic infrastructure stuff ...

Hare & Hounds 

6 May

The Hare Hounds on Lea Bridge Road was the first pub I went to when I moved to East London.

Election – business as usual 

4 May

Labour 46 seats (gained two seats) Conservatives 14.

Blackhorse Point Consultation 

4 May

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to you regarding our emerging designs for Blackhorse Point, which will transform the car park opposite Blackhorse Road underground station into a residential-led, mixed-use development, delivering around 350 homes – 50 ...

Film Bites 

4 May

Film Bites...

Weaving New Worlds 

4 May

Weaving New Worlds...

Bluebells of Chalet Wood 

30 Apr

Lets go and look at the bluebells in Wanstead, I said on Sunday.

9 years ago! 

24 Apr

2009 time lapse...

Planting on the green space 

19 Apr

We are so lucky to look out onto a green space instead of a row of houses.

Brioche Burger 

14 Apr

After seeing the delightful ‘Love, Simon’ at the Empire last Saturday my partner and I decided to double up our spending in the local evening economy and give Brioche Burger on Hoe Street a try.

Village People: Linda Green 

14 Apr

Linda Green might struggle to call herself an artist, but she certainly is one.

Battle of the Buses 

12 Apr

Voices raised as cuts made to W12 service Despite protests from thousands of service users, the Council and local MPs, Tfl is sticking to its decision to have cut the W12 service by a third.

Fifteen Years of Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

10 Apr

The Bloom team is celebrating a milestone.

Elmfield Road has always known how to party. 

9 Apr

This was taken outside numbers 27/29/31 in May 1935.

Food for Thought 

8 Apr

Local’s blog is a literary feast Photographs by Brian Ziegler Eric and Daniella in action Have you ever been reading a book and the author’s description of a dish or a memorable dinner has got your mouth watering and left you thinking, ‘Oh I ...

Council street party road closure form for 2018 requires this box to be ticked 

7 Apr

I understand that there is no specific funding allocated for Street Parties for this financial year.

The Joys of Commuting! 

6 Apr

One of the Wragg stagecoaches, drawn by Thomas Moxon A history of Walthamstow’s transport into the city.

Cider House Rules 

5 Apr

Distribution duo open tap room on Ravenswood Estate Claire (left) and Alice are leading a cider revolution Alice Churchward and Claire Isherwood are on a mission to convert all those people who associate cider with swigging out of a plastic bottle as...

End of an Era 

3 Apr

The owners of La Ruga and the East London Sausage Company are moving on  It’s all change in Orford Road as two of the street’s long-standing businesses are up for sale.

Wood Street First AGM – Invite 

3 Apr


A Dead Good Idea 

2 Apr

Adopt-a-grave scheme to help spruce up St Mary’s churchyard With its dozens of mature trees, vast areas of grass, shrubs and flowering plants, the churchyards of St Mary’s Church constitute the biggest greenspace in the Village at almost four ...

Notes from Elmfield Road Summer Street Party 2018 Planning Meeting 22nd March 2018. 

24 Mar


Perky Blenders @ The Magistrates 

21 Mar

I like to think of myself as an all weather cyclist, but there is one thing that gets to me, cold fingers.

Town Centre Decision 

21 Mar

The Mayor wants the scheme to proceed Capital and Regional's awful scheme for the Town Centre shopping Mall has been given the go ahead by Mayor Sadiq Khan.

10th Annual Summer Street Party 2018 – first planning meeting 

17 Mar

Thursday March 22nd, 8pm-ish, Coppermill Pub.

Town Centre – urgent action needed 

17 Mar

Urgent action needed We’ve had the letter from City Hall saying Stage 2 Approval is scheduled for Tuesday March 20 th and we’ve written requesting an urgent meeting.

Fred Wigg and John Walsh Towers 

17 Mar

Estate redevelopment put on hold John Walsh and Fred Wigg Towers...

Zoe Lady Hart Dyke 

17 Mar

Dear friend, Please find attached the publicity poster for a talk I will be giving at the Leyton Leytonstone Historical Society meeting on Wednesday 21 March, at St John's Church Hall, Leytonstone High Road, London E11 1HH at 7-45pm.

Council to buy Cinema 

12 Mar

Council to buy cinema...

Forest Bar + Kitchen 

11 Mar

Having been a long time fan of Forest Wines I was really excited that they were opening a bar on my commute.

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