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CCG wants to cut walk-in centres and make more emergency appointments 

19 Aug

Redbridge CCG want to reduce the number of walk-in centres and increase the number of emergency appointments.

Photos, drawings and first person accounts illustrate ‘A People’s History’ 

19 Aug

This month A People’s History of Walthamstow has been published by James Diamond, an author from the area.

Letter: Joanna Lumley backs Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 

19 Aug

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World Biggest Coffee Morning event is fast approaching and we would love for readers in Essex to get involved.

Maternity helpline gets 1,000 calls per month 

19 Aug

A hospital trust’s maternity helpline is proving popular with new and expectant mums.

Village library and council offices to temporarily close while heating is installed 

19 Aug

A village library and parish council offices will be closed for a week and a half.

PREVIEW: New tour celebrates Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous – 40 years on 

19 Aug

AS ONE of the finest rock drummers of his generation – and his generation spawned a lot – Thin Lizzy’s Brian Downey has been there, done that and got the T-shirt during his long career.

Poundland’s new £1 anti-ageing skincare reviewed 

19 Aug

Budget retailer Poundland has developed six skincare products aimed at tackling wrinkles, Katie Wright reports...

Correction: Article on male ritual circumcision did not reflect my views. 

19 Aug

On May 16, an article about me was published in the East London Guardian about a talk I gave.

Teenage pilot takes stunning aerial photos of fire 

19 Aug

A young pilot celebrating his A Level results took photos of a huge fire as he soared through the skies above.

New novel draws on the highs and lows of wedding planning 

19 Aug

The highs and lows of planning a wedding have been amusingly examined in a new book, Without a Hitch.

Headteacher puts exam success down to good behaviour and self-improvement 

18 Aug

The headteacher of a college has put his students’ exam success down to good behaviour, self-improvement and links with employers.

Boy, 16, charged with murder over Chingford stabbing 

18 Aug

Joseph Cullimore was found with stab wounds in Chingford in the early hours of Friday.

Night Tube generated £200 million last year 

18 Aug

The Night Tube generated nearly £200 million for London’s economy last year.

Boy, 16, charged with murder after man, 42, stabbed to death 

18 Aug

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a 42-year-old man who was found stabbed to death at a property in a quiet street.

Famous anti-nuclear campaigner Sarah Hipperson dies at 90 

18 Aug

A prominent anti-nuclear campaigner has died, aged 90.

Man responsible for lighting up London brings Diwali to the area 

18 Aug

The man responsible for illuminating a London landmark is bringing Diwali to Chigwell.

Riding trust chosen as council’s first chairman’s charity 

18 Aug

The inaugural chairman's charity at Chigwell Parish Council is the Chigwell Riding Trust.

Search launched to trace man who failed to appear in court 

18 Aug

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who failed to appear in court.

Civil partnership numbers fall dramatically since legalisation of same-sex marriage 

18 Aug

The number of couples forming civil partnerships in Redbridge has fallen significantly since same-sex marriage was legalised, ONS figures show.

Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood 

18 Aug

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Leyton Orient and Boreham Wood.

EU citizens already here should stay – and Mayor should get back to the day job 

18 Aug

I sympathise with Mrs Farenga who you report to be uncertain about her future.

Man charged after police officers assaulted during drugs search 

18 Aug

A 25-year-old man has been charged after two police officers were assaulted during a drugs search in a car.

Poetry competition opens for children and adults 

18 Aug

A poetry competition is accepting entries until September 7 on the theme ‘A Bright Future’.

Airline passenger satisfaction is going down 

18 Aug

Airline passenger satisfaction has declined over the past two years amid disappointment with in-flight experiences, new figures show.

Mayor promises 15,000 trees for Redbridge 

18 Aug

The Mayor of London has announced 40,000 new trees will be planted across the capital, including 15,000 in Redbridge.

‘I’m still in shock’: Elated students speak about A-level results 

17 Aug

Excited students at Barncroft’s School in Woodford Green tore open their envelopes on Thursday morning to reveal their much-awaited A-level results.

What’s on in East London this weekend, 18th and 19th August 2018 

17 Aug

The Aces...

This evening update will get you home in no time 

17 Aug

Here is the update to give you a nice end to your week.

Headteacher ‘immensely proud’ as school’s A-level results jump to seven-year high 

17 Aug

The head of a sixth form which saw its A-level results jump to a seven year high said she is “immensely proud” of her students and staff.

Police hunt man who failed to appear in court 

17 Aug

Police in Waltham Forest are hunting for a 38-year-old man who failed to appear in court.

School celebrates its best ever A-level results 

17 Aug

A high school is celebrating its best ever A-level results.

Anti-racism campaigner takes aim at new nationalist party filled with ex-BNP members 

17 Aug

A veteran anti-racism campaigner has said a new nationalist group is a rebranded version of the British Nationalist Party (BNP) and has no place in the area.

Hospital celebrates opening of M&S store 

17 Aug

Patients, visitors and staff at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone will be able to pick up essentials without leaving the site, thanks to a newly-opened M&S store.

Person trapped in vehicle for close to an hour following crash 

17 Aug

A person was trapped in a car for close to an hour following a two vehicle crash last night.

Woman suffers burns and smoke inhalation after trying to tackle fire in flat 

17 Aug

Firefighters have issued a warning after a woman who escaped a burning flat returned to tackle it, suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

Plans to cap minicab numbers dubbed “absolutely ridiculous” 

17 Aug

A union has labelled proposals by the Mayor of London to cap the number of minicab drivers in the capital “absolutely ridiculous”.

Huge fire engulfs flats 

17 Aug

A huge fire has engulfed a building site.

Newsagents robbed at knifepoint again 

17 Aug

A newsagents has been robbed at knifepoint for the second time in a year.

Car theft rate in Essex is one of the highest in the country, data reveals 

17 Aug

Police in Essex are dealing with one of the highest rates of car theft in England and Wales.

Boy, 16, and woman, 35, arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed to death 

17 Aug

A 16-year-old boy is among two people to have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in the early hours of this morning.

‘Enormous’ NHS pressure blamed for huge surge in cancelled operations 

17 Aug

There has been a huge surge in the number of operations being cancelled at the last minute at the Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Severe delays on overground and crash on M25 cause delays this morning 

17 Aug

Good morning and happy Friday! Here is your morning update to see you straight to the weekend.

How often do you think about dying? 

17 Aug

People often only start to consider their mortality after the death of a family member, a medical diagnosis or when they reach a milestone age, according to a new study.

Evening update: Man hit by train at Jubilee Line station 

16 Aug

Another day passes.

Mayor calls on Government to protect illegal immigrants from serious violence 

16 Aug

Illegal immigrants who are domestic violence victims are too scared to speak up in case they are deported, says the Mayor of London.

A-level results: A* grades for top performers at sixth form 

16 Aug

Two students who each received three A* grades in maths, further maths and physics were the top performers at their high school for this year’s A-level results.

Shopkeeper fined £1,520 for fake phone chargers and batteries 

16 Aug

A shopkeeper has been fined for selling counterfeit goods.

West Hatch lands big grade hauls in art, history and chemistry 

16 Aug

West Hatch High School students bagged a series of top grades, with 79 per cent of exams coming back with an A* to C grade.

New headteacher thanks predecessor for leadership as students celebrate A-levels 

16 Aug

A newly appointed headteacher at a high school has thanked his predecessor for his service and leadership as A-level students celebrated their results.

Friends celebrated with fist bumps after nightclub fight that killed one 

16 Aug

Friends celebrated with fist bumps after a nightclub fight that left a man dead.

Highways England will ‘learn lessons’ from Genoa bridge collapse 

16 Aug

Highways England says it will "learn lessons" from the bridge collapse in Genoa to prevent a similar tragedy from happening here.

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Hightide Festival 

18 Aug

Enjoy while you can.

Coppermill Survey 

18 Aug

And another survey! Coppermill...

Road Safety Survey 

18 Aug

Another survey by the Council Road Safety...

Walkabout in the Lea Valley 

18 Aug

Hi everyone, hope that you have five minutes or so to sit down and read some detail!! Introduction and context Please see below the notes made of a walkabout meeting last Saturday between several of our members, friends from Save Lea Marshes and Cllr...

Council ignored guidlines 

18 Aug

Council takes Government to Court Council ignored guidelines...

Town Hall improvements 

18 Aug

The council wants your ideas for improving the gardens in front of the Town Hall.

Lamoud and David are doing food every weekend at The Coppermill. 

10 Aug

Friday night is mostly veggie/vegan burgers and chicken, lamb and beef burgers – all with chips and salad.

Wood Street Library Update 3 

10 Aug

Well for August this has been a very busy month! The Cabinet held a meeting to decide the future of Wood Street Library and the labour Group agreed to relocate it to 3 retail units which are being built on the old Coop site in Wood Street.

Design Competition for Town Centre 

10 Aug

Despite the Leader of the Council saying at the recent Cabinet and Scrutiny meetings the Government has cut the council's finances by £150m they now announce a major to change to the look of the High Street.

Jumble Trail Sunday September 16th 

8 Aug

Several houses on the road intend to take part in the jumble trail this year, so do come along and meet us.

Wanted: Hungry and thirsty villagers 

8 Aug

Food and Drink Fest to replace Village Festival this year The organisers of the Walthamstow Village Festival have turned what might have been defeat into a new event for the neighbourhood, thanks to some lateral thinking and backing from local ...

Time to be bowled over 

6 Aug

You’ve probably walked passed it a thousand times and no doubt wondered what’s behind the imposing façade.

Walthamstow Pride 

5 Aug

Well, that’s a title I never thought I’d get to write! After two homophobic attacks a group of local residents decided to take constructive action and last weekend was the inaugural Walthamstow Pride .

‘Weaving New Worlds’ at the William Morris Gallery 

5 Aug

While having a stroll past the WMG I noticed a new exhibition was on, ‘Weaving New Worlds’ .

Something is killing birds in the lea flood relief channel 

5 Aug

The other day there was a dead bird floating under the water, which was sad but unusual.

Together Forever 

4 Aug

You may have wondered what has replaced the late Paul Shekleton’s architectural practice at 67 Orford Road.

Village Jumble Trail – 12 – 4 Sunday 16th September 

2 Aug

Sign up to Walthamstow Village’s 4th annual Jumble Trail and get your stall on the map! A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street, communities co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage ...


2 Aug

Now that the E17 Art Trail is only held every two years, a group of neighbourhood artists have taken it upon themselves to hold their own event in the off-year, to help culture vultures deal with their Trail withdrawal symptom.

Sponsored bike ride – done. 

29 Jul

Roy writes: “Ok.

Roy’s street party fund-raising bike ride 

23 Jul

From Roy: My much-talked-about bike ride is this coming Saturday evening.

Photos from this year 

22 Jul

Use the 2018 tab at the top of the page for photos from this year.

Alternative ideas for the Town Centre 

17 Jul

THURSDAY 18 July between 2 and 4pm along the avenue of lime trees Come along to the Town Centre, the avenue of lime trees, to see the ideas international student architects have.

Garden Party – a great success 

17 Jul

The Walthamstow Garden Party, organised by the Barbican and numerous community groups, last weekend was the best yet with perfect weather for the whole period.


17 Jul

Subject: NEWS FROM THE BARKING - GOSPEL OAK RAIL USER GROUP 15 JULY 2018 A NEW CRISIS Since our train shortage started on 2 nd July, barely a day has passed without cancellations and delays.

Wood Street Library Update 2 

17 Jul

Despite allowing Wood Street First to address the Cabinet meeting the Chair and Vice Chair had already decided the scheme should go ahead and the rest of the Cabinet just followed their lead and voted in favour.

Aeriel photo shows Wanstead Flats danger 

16 Jul

This aeriel photo taken by the National Police Air Service (who tweet at @NPASLondon) compared with Google Maps shows the extent of the damage of the fire on Wanstead Flats and the jeopardy that people living in Lake House Road were in.

Hopeful at 7pm. 

12 Jul

The outcome wasn’t what we’d dared to dream, but being part of a community that can come together to knock up a world cup watching gazebo at such short notice is something we can be proud of.

The mess the council has created in Walthamstow Town Centre 

11 Jul

Surely this is what people really need and is good for the environment Waltham Forest - Our Community 11 Jul

After a year of fake news it appears the original story that Wood Street Library is to move to the new Marlowe Road estate is true.

100 Years of the RAF 

11 Jul

The pictures say it all...

Meeting notes – Wednesday 4th July 2018 

5 Jul

** NEXT – AND FINAL – MEETING — 8.30PM THURSDAY 12TH ON THE GREEN *** Present: Bob, Clifford, David G, Ian, Jen, Jo, Rob (at the start), Thibaut, Roy.

Weather forecast…. met office 

4 Jul

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Jul 2018 to Tuesday 17 Jul 2018: On Sunday much of the UK will be dry, very warm and potentially hot, with a good deal of sunshine.

Finding the World Cup too nerve-wracking? Got a box of lights, bunting etc in the loft/shed that needs untangling for the street party? 

3 Jul

Managed to untangle 10 sets of solar lights from each other while watching the football tonight.

Penultimate planning meeting for 2018 party on Wednesday july 4th. 

3 Jul

Hi all The penultimate street party planning meeting is on wednesday, 8.30pm in the Coppermill beer garden.

Weekly planning meetings from this week. 

25 Jun

WEDNESDAYS, 8.30PM, Coppermill (beer garden) from now until the party – Wed June 27 Wed July 4th Wed July 11th All Elmfield people are more than welcome to come along.

Walthamstow Garden Party July 14 & 15 July 

22 Jun

Walthamstow Garden Party in Lloyd Park even better for 2018 and now environmentally friendly - plastic minimised and taps for refilling your bottles! Opportunity for scavengers to collect any glasses left lying around and claim the £1 deposit back.

Town Centre Saga Part 3 – Housing 

22 Jun

Over 4,700 flats are being built in Walthamstow and another 500 planned for the Town Centre.

Wood St First Summer Event 

21 Jun

Please see below our Summer event for 2018.

From The Forest Festival 

21 Jun

Brace yourself, today is the first day of the From The Forest Festival, and it’s going to be a cracker.


20 Jun

We can confirm the Salsa dancers will return this year, and they’ll also offer Salsa workshops for kids (of all ages).

Street party planning meetings 

19 Jun

As usual, we’ll soon start to have weekly meetings for the last few weeks.

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.

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