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COLUMN: “I’m shocked and angered by the increase in crime” 

24 Feb

As a fellow resident of Redbridge, like many of you, I’ve been shocked and angered by the recent increase in crime, specifically aggravated burglary, which has been particularly upsetting.


London Borough of Culture: Everything you need to know ahead of results 

24 Feb

The Mayor of London is set to announce the first-ever London Borough of Culture at City Hall on Tuesday.


Appeal after man killed in fight 

24 Feb

Police are looking to speak to this man after another man was killed in a fight.


COLUMN: Pollution clampdown doesn’t go far enough 

24 Feb

By Gwyneth Deakins...


Friday evening travel update: Plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home 

23 Feb

There's plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home this Friday evening but at least you can expect a dry weekend.


Jury out in trial of teacher accused of trying to recruit children for IS-inspired attacks 

23 Feb

A jury has retired in the trial of a teacher accused of attempting to recruit children to carry out a series of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks across London.


Meet the club getting people with disabilities involved in snooker 

23 Feb

A new initiative aiming to give people with a disability the chance to play snooker...


Want to learn more about Orthodox Judaism? Head along to this free event with an internationally renowned speaker 

23 Feb

An internationally renowned Jewish speaker will give a lecture on 'inclusive Orthodoxy in the 21st century ' at a synagogue.


Search on to find missing 17-year-old boy 

23 Feb

A search has been launched to trace a missing 17-year-old boy.


Missing man, 52, found safe and well 

23 Feb

Police searching for a missing 52-year-old man say he has been found safe and well.


Award-winning micro brewery celebrates five years of success 

23 Feb

A micro brewery will celebrate its fifth birthday with a party this weekend.


Landmark shops could be bulldozed to make way for new homes: “They are spreading destruction everywhere” 

23 Feb

A FAMILY business the owner has worked for since he was 14 and a cafe given an eight year lease in September could be demolished under council proposals.


Heartwarming way you can help women with cancer feel their best 

23 Feb

A charity needs volunteers to help women and teenage girls struggling with the visible effects of cancer treatment.


Morning update: It’s going to be sunny, but make sure you wrap up 

23 Feb

We have finally reached Friday.


Evening update: Watch out for delays on the tube and North Circular 

22 Feb

There are delays on the roads and tube in Thursday's evening update...


NAMED AND SHAMED: Drink drivers banned 

22 Feb

Two more drink drivers have been banned after they were caught out by police during a Christmas clampdown.


Save our Town Centre protest because “consultation was totally ignored” 

22 Feb

Campaigners fighting plans for “ugly” high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square will occupy the site this weekend to send a message to the council and developers that they are not giving up.


Bakers urged to whip up a batch for the Air Ambulance 

22 Feb

STAR bakers have been called upon to get their spatulas and icing bags working in aid of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT).


Islamic leaders help promote diversity at #VisitMyMosqueDay 

22 Feb

Islamic leaders across Waltham Forest opened the doors of their mosques and invited non-Muslims to learn about their religion’s teachings and origins in an effort to break down barriers in the community.


WARNING: How to keep your animals safe as pets die of deadly disease 

22 Feb

A vet has issued a warning to rabbit owners to have their pets vaccinated against a deadly disease which killed 14 bunnies in the space of two weeks.


Police appealing for public’s help to trace missing man, 52 

22 Feb

Police in Waltham Forest are appealing for the public's help to trace a man who has not been seen in almost a week.


Date set for inquest into teenage hospital death 

22 Feb

A date has been set for the inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being transferred twice between hospitals within six days.


Expert warns cold spell could bring snow as bad as 2010 

22 Feb

Sub zero Siberian conditions are predicted across England from Sunday which could last for weeks, according to an Essex Weather Centre expert.


Traffic, tube and weather morning update: A day of completely unremarkable weather and surprisingly easy travel 

22 Feb

Good morning East London and parts of Essex.


“We nearly died” – Friends left with life-changing injuries after hit-and-run crash 

21 Feb

TWO friends left with life-changing injuries by a hit-and-run crash on the North Circular are appealing to the public to help bring the driver to justice.


Here’s how you can help clean up the River Lea oil spill 

21 Feb

Huge amounts of oil that has found its way into the River Lea is taking its toll on wildlife along the waterway.


Horse owner’s plea over potentially deadly dog waste bags 

21 Feb

HORSES are facing a 'slow and painful death' because dog owners are not properly throwing away their pet's poo.


“I could see her head was crowning” – Baby delivered at home by paramedic 

21 Feb

A MOTHER has paid tribute to quick-thinking paramedics after they helped her deliver her daughter at home.


Winnie-the-Pooh fans rejoice! There’s now an afternoon tea themed around everyone’s favourite bear 

21 Feb

To coincide with the V&A’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition, The Pelham London is hosting a whimsical Silly Old Bear afternoon tea.


Travellers move into abandoned garage – and it sparks huge concern 

21 Feb

Travellers who forced their way into an abandoned garage and set up camp have been met by mixed reaction from business owners in the area.


Two children, one adult injured in crash 

21 Feb

Two children and one adult were rushed to hospital after being injured in a crash on Tuesday afternoon.


VIDEO: Moment “scumbag” thieves force their way into a van to steal tools 

21 Feb

THIS is the moment “scumbag” thieves forced their way into an electrician’s van and stole nearly £2,000 worth of tools.


Hero grandfather’s tribute to friend with lung cancer 

21 Feb

A “hero” grandfather is challenging himself to run 10 half marathons in 10 months in memory of his friend who recently lost his battle with lung cancer.


Lots of traffic on the A12 and North Circular Road to watch out for this Wednesday morning 

21 Feb

Good morning.


Help put Wanstead on the arts map by pitching in to raise £7,500 

21 Feb

A PUB is hoping to raise £7,500 to put the area on the arts map and turn it into a creative hub.


Council plans third tax hike in three years amid Government funding cuts 

20 Feb

Waltham Forest Council is set to hike council tax in the borough for the third year in a row, blaming central Government cuts for increases.


Tributes to dad who was “charismatic and eccentric” 

20 Feb

The friend of a man who died from multiple injuries in Chingford last week said his greatest memories of his companion are of him dancing to songs sung by his favourite band, Madness.


Traffic, tube and weather evening update: What you need to know to avoid travel disruption 

20 Feb

The good news is you have made it to the end of another gloomy February workday.


The care home from hell where elderly were left in squalid conditions 

20 Feb

VULNERABLE residents were trapped in lifts, stuck in their beds and left for hours without food, a shocking new report into a closed care home has revealed.


Hangry customers call police as KFC crisis worsens 

20 Feb

Hunger can bring out some pretty wild emotions in some people.


Bowls Club future secured thanks to donation 

20 Feb

A GENEROUS cash injection from a supermarket will ensure the grass at Epping Bowls Club remains flat.


Uber drops opposition to English language tests for drivers in London 

20 Feb

Uber has dropped its appeal against English language tests for its drivers in London amid its ongoing battle with TfL.


Huge amounts of oil dumped in River Lea 

20 Feb

A clean-up operation is underway after a large oil spill polluted waterways and coated wildlife in east London.


Chester v Leyton Orient 

20 Feb

Live coverage of Tuesday's National League game between Chester and Leyton Orient.


Hospice supporters help raise £20k for at mayor’s Valentines Ball 

20 Feb

Supporters of Haven House Children’s Hospice showed their love by raising more than £20,000 at a Valentines Ball.


Atmospheric Victorian mystery perfect for fans of Sarah Waters 

20 Feb

Out of the shadows of murky London comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums.


Beloved Pie n Mash shop will FINALLY reopen – and be dedicated to owner’s late husband 

20 Feb

A BELOVED Pie n Mash shop is finally reopening – and will be dedicated to the owners late husband.


Marathon mum back on track after complicated pregnancy 

20 Feb

A YOUNG mum who battled through serious pregnancy complications and caring for her sick baby is running a marathon while still on maternity leave.


Woman escapes fire which spread to flat from fast food restaurant 

20 Feb

A fire which broke out in a fast food restaurant and spread to a flat overhead is believed to have been caused by the extraction system on the ground floor.


Delays on the Central line and North Circular Road this Tuesday morning 

20 Feb

Good morning.


COLUMN: Police depend on us to report drug dealing 

20 Feb

The good news is that Essex Police plan to increase the number of police officers, Special Constables and control room staff (to improve the 101 service).


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Residents Peacefully Protesting about the Town Centre Plans 

24 Feb

Organised by the Save Our Square Campaign 1,000 or so residents and groups came out to protest at the plans by the council to destroy the Town Centre with 4 monstrous tower blocks over 30 storeys high and the loss of 32% of the openspace.


Council Tax Rise 

23 Feb

The council tax rise is 5% - that's nothing compared to the 62% rise the Rates went up by in the 1970s under Neil Gerrard, Leader of the Council, who went on to be MP for Walthamstow from 1992 to 2010.


Reuse of Coop Bank premises 

23 Feb

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter The Bank Job: Walthamstow Debt Project HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) launches in March 2018 in the former CoOp Bank in Walthamstow.


MP and the Town Square 

23 Feb

Stella Creasy MP has explained her criteria for scrutinising the Town Centre Plans.


Daffodil Day celebration 

23 Feb

Winter Social...


Council’s Consultation process 

22 Feb

Council's Consultation...


Hackney Singers Concert 

22 Feb

Elijah...


Save Our Square 

22 Feb

To: astannard01@gmail.


The Real Al Company 

19 Feb

Tap rooms are like busses, you wait ages for one to come along and suddenly there’s loads of them.


Town Hall development update 

18 Feb

Town Hall development...


Concrete Soldiers viewing 

18 Feb

Come and see the film Concrete Soldiers on Saturday 24th at 6pm in Harmony Hall after the demo.


Wood Street Library 

17 Feb

Apparently Countryside will no longer be providing space in the Marlowe Road development for a new library as the council has decided to keep the existing one because of pressure from the public!! Do I detect an election in the offing!! Wood Street ...


LFGN 

17 Feb

Sign up to London Friends of Greenspaces Network to help preserve our parks and open spaces LFGN...


London Plan 

17 Feb

Just Space Protests Groups in London...


Lea Bridge Station Plans 

17 Feb

Lea Bridge Lea Bridge Station Sites is at a design consultation stage.


Walthamstow Garden Party 2018 

17 Feb

The Barbican and the LBWF will be organising the Garden Party in Lloyd Park once again Make a note of these dates and come along to the park for a great day out for all the family Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th July 2018 4th Year of the ...


Have a sizzling Saturday & Sunday this weekend!! 

16 Feb

Wood Street First will be selling “the Bunnings Sizzlers” at the Bunnings Barbecue gazebo this weekend, Saturday Sunday 17th 18th Feb 2018.


Lake of Stars Event in Wood St 

12 Feb

The Lake of Stars Charity is hosting an event along Wood St Hoe St on Saturday 10th March 2018.


Lake of Stars 

12 Feb

Last week I met with Will from the Lake of Stars Festival, a fantastic event which comes to Walthamstow next month.


Local Election 3rd May 2018 

10 Feb

London Friends of Greenspaces Network Did you know there are 500 Friends of Parks groups in London? The Friends of Lloyd Park meets these and other groups several times a year, at the London Friends of Greenspaces Network  who are preparing for the...


PPI – Shadow Chancellor comes to town 

9 Feb

John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor came to Harmony Hall to support the Trades Council campaign to stop PPI.


Council becomes a property developer 

9 Feb

Commercial Developer...


Epping Forest’s Future 

9 Feb

Epping Forest...


Lea Bridge Road Developments 

9 Feb

No Social Housing...


Councillors Views of the Town Centre 

8 Feb

Town Centre from the Council's perspective Go to end of article to see resident's views...


New Tenants at Central Parade 

4 Feb

It’s all change up at central parade as one set of incubator unit tenants have moved out and a new set have moved in.


Lea Bridge Road Developments 

22 Jan

Subject: Re: Residents oppose destruction of Lea Bridge Pocket Park at Orient Way The background is that within the Council's Lea Bridge Leyton Vision document, publicly consulted on 2016 - 17 and approved at Cabinet on 20 June 2017, three pieces of...


Local Honey Man 

22 Jan

Did you know the 18th of January is Winnie The Pooh day? Nope, neither did I until I was looking at Facebook on Thursday and saw a load of Winnie The Pooh related posts.


London Plan Conference 

22 Jan

LONDON PLAN Just Space Conference 20 th January 2018 JUST SPACE organised a meeting for community groups to hear about the London Plan from the GLA Planners.


‘No Ordinary Bicycle’ exhibition 

20 Jan

With a change of plans my partner and I found ourselves remaining in the stow this weekend.


Of all the roads 

18 Jan

People using Blake Hall Road have suffered enough over the years.


Fund Raising for Replacement Equipment 

16 Jan

Wood Street First had some of our equipment stolen from a break-in to one of our storage areas.


Gnarly Vines 

15 Jan

Bakers arms has a new shop, a shop that sells one of the best combinations known to human kind, wine and cheese.


PL8 4U-ALSUFFA Fund Raising 

11 Jan

PL8 4U – ALSUFFA are holding a fund raising event at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on 7th February 2018.


Urgent Request – Stolen Paperwork 

9 Jan

A resident in Turner Road had their black Mercedes broken into on Sunday Night (7/1) / Monday Morning (8/1).


Town Centre Battle Continues….. 

5 Jan

Mount Anvil Waltham Forest Trades Council NEXT MEETING 11 TH JANUARY 2018 at 7.30pm WILLIAM MORRIS COMMUNITY CENTRE GREENLEAF ROAD, E17 6QQ The next meeting of Waltham Forest Trades Council’s housing campaign will take place in the light of ...


Organic Supplies 

5 Jan

Organic Catalogue...


Better Health for Londoners 

5 Jan

Parks for London...


Whipps New Maternity Unit 

5 Jan

New maternity unit coming - probably not in 9 months! Whipps Maternity Unit Redevelopment of Whipps Hospital...


Mini Holland – Wood Street Junction 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Work started last year on the junction of Wood Street and Lea Bridge Road only a few years after the junction had been altered, when for a time, one lane was removed, but it was re-instated once residents complained about the tail backs ...


Mini Holland – Whipps Cross Roundabout 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Whipps Cross - Forest buffer land being destroyed and now it is not possible to cross from the Forest to Upper Walthamstow via Foresters Drive.


Wood St First Volunteer Awards 2017 

26 Dec

Wood St First held a volunteer recognition awards ceremony Wood Street First would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2018.


Walthamstow Hub Table Top Sale 

26 Dec

There’s a table top sale at the Walthamstow Hub on Sat 6th January 2018.


Rough Sleepers need our help 

20 Dec

Rough Sleepers Crisis St.


Well Done to PL84U AL-SUFFA 

18 Dec

PL84U AL-SUFFA  runs charity projects within the Wood Street Ward and has won £500 towards providing hot meals to their guests in an indoor environment.


Coppermill Tower 

18 Dec

On Sunday I jumped on my bike and headed towards Lea Bridge Road to deliver some Christmas Cards.


Ten Days of Vintage (TDOV) 

16 Dec

On our way to the Xmas market in the Working Men’s Club we walked past the window of the soft-opened from today Ten Days Of Vintage on Hoe Street.


Update Pictures 

15 Dec

Aldi in Lea Bridge Road Formerly BQ Whipps Cross Roundabout being Mini Hollandised (wrecked!) Before ...


Christmas Shopping at WMG 

15 Dec

WMG...


Stay Warm this Winter 

15 Dec

Stay warm...


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