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Speak Out Challenge: Judges wowed by students’ public speaking skills 

23 Nov

A teenager who wowed judges in a public speaking competition with his speech about going to extreme lengths to reach his goal has been crowned regional champion.

Hospice pledges that respite care users will suffer ‘no disruption’ despite works 

23 Nov

SERVICES at a children’s hospice will be moved for up to four months while refurbishments take place.

Entrepreneurs, writers and filmmakers to speak at youth event to ’empower the leaders of tomorrow’ 

23 Nov

A man who founded a project to “inspire, encourage and empower the leaders of tomorrow” has invited entrepreneurs, writers and filmmakers to speak with youngsters in his hometown.

Bondz N’Gala: Leyton Orient sign Dagenham & Redbridge defender on loan 

23 Nov

Leyton Orient sign defender Bondz N'Gala from fellow National League side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month loan deal.

Footballers team up with health workers to call for end to domestic violence against women 

23 Nov

Footballers have teamed up with health workers to back a call to end domestic violence against women.

Students celebrate after being school is gifted with table tennis equipment 

23 Nov

Even though the days are growing colder as winter approaches there’s no stopping this bunch of students from playing outdoors.

Brownies and girl guides test Iain Duncan Smith MP on workings of parliament 

23 Nov

BROWNIES and girl guides grilled their local MP about the workings of parliament.

Smoke billows for miles across London skyline after fire breaks out in industrial estate 

23 Nov

Smoke from a fire in an industrial estate is billowing for miles across the skyline of north London this morning.

Woman who suffered traumatic brain injury after being hit by bus issues warning to drivers 

23 Nov

A woman who has spent four years battling to overcome a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a bus is warning motorists to take extra care when driving in the rain.

Vigil held in town square to remember homeless men and women who died on streets 

22 Nov

A remembrance service was held in honour of homeless men and women who have died while sleeping rough.

You could get a job on the spot at health trust’s recruitment fair 

22 Nov

HEALTH professionals could seal a job on the spot at a trust’s recruitment fair.

Meet Santa and enjoy a day of unlimited festive play 

22 Nov

LITTLE TYKES have the chance to indulge in some festive fun and see Santa’s grotto this Christmas.

WWII pilot who diverted Spitfire away from homes for crash landing remembered as a ‘hero’ 75 years on 

22 Nov

A pensioner who was just five years old when he heard a plane crash near his home and went out to survey the damage can remember the details like it was yesterday.

Campaigners plan protest against Universal Credit outside office of IDS 

22 Nov

Campaigners from trade unions such as Waltham Forest Trades Council, Unite Community and PCS will gather outside the office of MP Iain Duncan Smith to protest against his role in Universal Credit.

More than 150,000 people in Redbridge either overweight or obese, report finds 

22 Nov

MORE THAN 150,000 people in Redbridge are either overweight or obese.

Mayor takes HIV test and encourages others to follow her lead 

22 Nov

A Mayor says she plans on getting tested for HIV at a public sexual health awareness event to encourage others to follow her lead.

Fire damages car repair workshop 

22 Nov

Fire crews battled for over three hours to contain a fire which broke out in a car repair workshop in Rosebank Road, Walthamstow.

Patients and carers ‘anxious, worried and fearful’ about future of dementia nursing home 

22 Nov

PATIENTS and carers reliant upon care at a dementia nursing home are “anxious” about its future.

Armed officers to patrol neighbourhoods after week of gang-related stabbings and shooting 

22 Nov

Armed officers have been called in to patrol neighbourhoods after a series of gang-related incidents left a teenager dead and four others injured.

‘No Cold Calling Zone’ slams door in face of bogus traders 

22 Nov

NUISANCE traders have had the door slammed in their faces following the introduction of a new No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ).

Jewish communities combine for good deed bonanza on Mitzvah Day 

22 Nov

JEWISH communities banded together to complete good deeds for Mitzvah Day.

Mum who quit her job to help lonely care home residents ‘thrilled’ after raising £35,000 from donations 

22 Nov

A mother who quit her job to help lonely care home residents is “thrilled” after raising over £30,000 from public donations in just one month.

Duchess of York meets cancer patients and staff at hospital’s centenary celebrations 

21 Nov

One hundred years after King George V and Queen Mary visited Whipps Cross Hospital to officially name it, staff celebrated the milestone with another Royal visit.

‘Delighted’ pupils and teachers celebrate after school rated ‘good’ for first time in 15 years 

21 Nov

Staff and pupils at a primary school which has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the first time since it opened are “delighted” with their new-found success.

Irritated pensioner calls for action over rubbish left behind by travellers 

21 Nov

AN IRRITATED pensioner has called for action to clear up lingering rubbish left by travellers.

Teenager dies after being stabbed in stomach 

21 Nov

A teenager who was stabbed in the stomach last week has died, police have confirmed.

Pair bailed after being arrested for alleged drug, weapons and driving offences 

21 Nov

TWO SUSPECTS have been bailed after being arrested for alleged drug, driving and weapons offences.

Aspiring photographers awarded at hospital’s centenary celebrations 

21 Nov

The lucky winner of a competition judged by a celebrity photographer has won flights to the exotic island of Madeira.

‘I feel scared when I leave the shop’ – newsagent owner fears for safety following brazen robberies 

21 Nov

A FEARFUL shop owner has hit out at brazen robbers who stole alcohol from behind the counter of his shop.

Scrapping garden waste collection scheme was not a mistake because ‘there was no money to keep it’, council leader argues 

21 Nov

SCRAPPING garden waste collection was not a mistake because “there was no money to keep it”.

Campaigners call for urgent multi-million pound bid to revive historical features of ‘significant’ park 

21 Nov

CAMPAIGNERS are desperate to raise money to recover the historic features of a “significant” park.

Leyton Orient v Chester 

21 Nov

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

Campaigners welcome arrival of first Syrian refugee family after ‘frustrating’ two year wait 

21 Nov

Campaigners who have been lobbying a council to take in Syrian refugee families for the past two years are “extremely grateful” their hard work has finally paid off.

New thriller examines close-knit community shaken by gossip 

21 Nov

In a quiet town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a school playing field.

Muslim school launches football club to empower girls on and off the pitch 

21 Nov

Girls’ Football Week was kicked off to a flying start at a school which launched a sports club to empower young women both on the pitch and off.

Photography fan beats more than 80 other entries to win monthly competition 

21 Nov

A PHOTOGRAPHY fan beat more than 80 other entries to come first in a monthly competition.

Campaigners’ fears mount after motion to secure future of playing fields is rejected in council 

21 Nov

CAMPAIGNERS who thought they had saved a playing field are devastated its future has been thrown into doubt again.

Boy, 17, shot in fast food restaurant 

21 Nov

A teenager has been rushed to hospital after he was shot in a fast food restaurant.

Digital gurus and techies take part in overnight ‘hackathon’ to back bid for Borough of Culture 

20 Nov

Digital gurus and aspiring technical experts gathered for an overnight ‘hackathon’ as part of Waltham Forest Digital Month.

HRH Prince Edward visits college to celebrate self-improvement programme for students 

20 Nov

Students at a college welcomed a member of the Royal Family to celebrate 13 years of running a self-improvement programme.

Can you help police trace this missing 15-year-old boy? 

20 Nov

A search has been launched to trace a teenager who has been missing for a week.

Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for missing Algerian woman spotted with unknown man 

20 Nov

Police say they are “increasingly concerned” for the wellbeing of a missing Algerian woman who was captured on CCTV with an unknown man.

Grandmother left ‘dazed and bleeding’ after shopping centre fire alarm causes stampede 

20 Nov

A GRANDMOTHER suffered a black eye and hurt her lower back after she was knocked down in a shopping centre scrum.

Do you have what it takes to become a magistrate? 

20 Nov

Adults looking to make a contribution to their community are encouraged to sign up to become magistrates.

Descendants of First World War Hero will lead ceremony in his memory 

20 Nov

Descendants of a First World War hero killed in battle will speak at a commemorative ceremony in his memory.

Christmas tree lights to illuminate towns with festive cheer 

20 Nov

CHRISTMAS lights will soon illuminate towns with festive cheer.

Synagogue members aid good causes with help from chocolate-y treats 

20 Nov

SYNAGOGUE members gave up their own time to help two different charities with a little help from some delicious treats.

Is it you? Winning lottery ticket claimed in Epping 

20 Nov

A LUCKY person has bagged a £1million win in the lottery.

Third stabbing in six days: Stop and search powers issued after boy, 17 attacked 

20 Nov

A teenager was stabbed in the leg just two streets away from where a man was stabbed three days earlier.

Leyton Orient v Dover Athletic 

18 Nov

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Leyton Orient and Dover Athletic.

What do councillors actually do? 

18 Nov

I sometimes wonder if people actually know what a local councillor does.

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Christmas Circus Tickets – Dec 2017 

22 Nov

Tickets for the Circus performances are now available to purchase online.

Adventures In Digital Art 

20 Nov

OK, I’m a bit late to this one, but on Sunday I went to Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park to see the new digital exhibition.

Town Centre date change 

17 Nov

The Planning Department have not got the report ready for the Planning Committee regarding the Town Centre so the meeting on the 29th November has been cancelled .

Barking to Gospel Oak to close again 

17 Nov

Barking to Gospel Oak to close again New trains coming...

Back the Bid 

17 Nov


Save the Green Belt 

17 Nov

Save the Green Belt...

Christmas Event 2017 – more details 

13 Nov

Please click on the link for more details.

Urbo Bikes 

12 Nov

To say that I was sceptical when I heard about Urbo bikes coming to Waltham Forest is an understatement.

Hanoi Ca Phe 

7 Nov

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like taking your other half to an industrial estate for a birthday meal.

Waltham Forest Bid for Culture Borough 

6 Nov

Please click on the link below to register your vote  http://www.

Win funding for the 2018 Walthamstow Village Festival 

30 Oct

The Walthamstow Village Festival 2018 has been kindly nominated for funding by Almus Wealth.

Chestnuts House 

29 Oct

Chestnuts House on Hoe Street is a bit of a hidden treasure, with hidden being the key word.

Town Centre – month to go 

27 Oct

The plans for the Town Centre will go before the Planning Committee on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm in the Assembly Hall - not the Town Hall as they expecting a lot of opposition to the plans.

Planning Apps 

27 Oct

Only one of consequence this week.

Walthamstow Wetlands Open 

27 Oct

Walthamstow Wetlands Open At last the wetlands is now open and today was heaving with visitors.

Waltham Forest’s Environment 

27 Oct

London Toxicity Charge Cllr Loakes posted this on Facebook: Following yesterdays road traffic incident on Leytonstone High Rd, along with a recent incident in Hoe St, involving a pedestrian and the death of a pedestrian on Lea Bridge Rd just a couple...

Hornbeam Appeal 

27 Oct

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter Help the Hornbeam Centre Help Walthamstow - Crowdfunder Appeal 1 The Hornbeam Centre on Hoe Street in Walthamstow is a hub in our community.

Charity Campaiging 

27 Oct

Charity Campaigning...

Chestnut House consultation 

27 Oct

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter Chestnuts House Renovation: How to Have your Say Tour Waltham Forest Council has secured funding to undertake a feasibility study to restore Chestnuts House, at 398 Hoe Street .

Walthamstow Wetlands 

23 Oct

After years of planning and preparation, the Walthamstow Wetlands opened to the public on the 20th of October.

Housing for All meeting 

23 Oct

Hi Friends I am just reminding everyone that the next WFTC Housing Action Network is scheduled for next Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm at William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Road.

97 Lea Bridge Road 

20 Oct

To Leader of the Council Cllr Clare Coghill Dear Clare, For almost two years it has been publicly known that on the site of the 97 Lea Bridge Road residential development 153834 there was once a LEA BRIDGE FARM.

Planning Update 20-10-17 

20 Oct

Here are some of the numerous building plans that are either underway or being planned.

National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces 

20 Oct


Christmas at William Morris Gallery 

20 Oct

Christmas at William Morris Gallery...

Woodhouse Players 

20 Oct

Subject: REMINDER - For Services Rendered by Somerset Maughan opens next week To: WoodhousePlayers Membership woodhouse.

Recycle your old batteries 

19 Oct

Recycle your batteries...

Mayor’s Draft Environment Plan 

19 Oct

Have your say on the future plans for the environment of London.

Mill update 

19 Oct

October 2017 news for our supporters View this email in your browser...

Dormant Assets 

19 Oct

Use dormant assets to support local communities for a generation to come Our second proposal is that the Chancellor use dormant assets to strengthen local philanthropy so that charities are sustainable for the long term.

The Ideas Kitchen 

19 Oct

Ideas Kitchen...

Christian Kitchen 

19 Oct

CHRISTIAN KITCHEN Tommy Anderson is planning to ‘sleep out’ on Friday 17th November and is looking for volunteers to join this activity which will raise funds for the Christian Kitchen.

Village People: Becky Griffiths 

18 Oct

Becky has been foraging fruit and making liqueurs for almost as long as she’s been on earth.

Planning Speaker 

17 Oct

Waltham Forest Civic Society invite you to join them at their AGM when Cllr Simon Miller, Cabinet Portfolio Lead Member for Economic Growth and High Streets will talk about Planning and High Streets.

Mr Caribbean Kitchen 

17 Oct

Monday, usually the first day of the working week, but not this week, this week I had Monday off.

Let’s get ready to Jumble! 

16 Oct

By Village Jumble Champion Carol ‘Molly’ Moloney Village Jumble Trail stall On a very sunny Sunday afternoon in June, residents of Walthamstow Village cleared out their lofts and cupboards, set up stalls in their front gardens and offered up...

Curtain-up! New community theatre space for Walthamstow 

14 Oct

CentrE17 founder Max Peters in the new theatre space during renovations The leader of a local theatre group frustrated with finding suitable places to rehearse and perform has taken matters into his own hands and opened CentrE17, a community theatre ...

Village in Bloom 

12 Oct

By Helen Lerner Wild Meadow, Orford Road All in all, it’s been quite a year, but we think the Village is looking better than ever.

Dave’s article on urban hedgehogs in Waltham Forest Echo 

11 Oct

Something to think about in Autumn while we’re clearing up the leaves and checking the fences.

Pumping new life into the Village‘s heart 

10 Oct

How a lottery grant for St Mary’s is about more than bricks and mortar St Mary’s commands your attention.

The Village Fest is the best 

8 Oct

It was all there, and more.

HighTide Festival 

1 Oct

If you have been wondering what the big UFO like dome is that has appeared on town square, then wonder no more.

Held At Hucks 

25 Sep

The first live gig I saw was a Tori Amos concert at the Royal Centre in Nottingham.

Walthamstow Gateway 

22 Sep

Walthamstow Gateway in the station car park beginning to rise...

Leyton Marshes 

22 Sep

Hi everyone While we managed to convince the London Borough of Waltham Forest that the Waterworks Centre and surrounding land should not be rezoned for housing, it is still designated as a 'possible regeneration opportunity' in the revised version of...

Town Centre Redevelopment 

22 Sep

After an an initial cock up by the planning department the correct notice has gone up in the Town Square dated the 20th September.

Hackney Singers 

22 Sep

Carmina Burana...

Forest Philharmonic 

22 Sep


Hightide Festival 

19 Sep

Hightide Festival Town Centre being taken over by Hightide Festival - won't be able to do this once Capital Regional build all over the open space! (if they ever get planning permission!).

Travellers in Wood Street 

19 Sep

About a week or so ago Travellers moved into the old Dairy site in Wood Street.

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