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Year of the Bus

15 August 2014

Leader year of the bus

Today I visited Walthamstow Town Centre to take part in a celebration of the Year of the Bus, particularly fitting given that the first motor omnibuses were built in Walthamstow by the Associated Equipment Company. This is one part of Waltham Forest’s proud history of innovation and manufacturing . It was a very enjoyable event,… Read more

Chingford Big Weekender

8 August 2014

Chingford Newsletter

Saturday 9 August, 2pm – 7pm and Sunday 10 August, 1pm – 6pm Ridgeway Park, Old Church Road, Chingford E4 6RS Its always a pleasure to attend our Get Together events, especially when I see so many residents enjoying our wonderful parks and entertainment, so I am certainly looking forward to the Chingford Big Weekender this… Read more

World War 1 Commemorative Event

7 August 2014

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On Monday evening I had the privilege of giving the opening address at the Waltham Forest World War 1 Commemorative Event in Walthamstow Assembly Hall. The event, with over 800 guests in attendance, was an opportunity to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and remember those who lived, worked and died… Read more

Council supports Soho theatre bid for EMD

25 July 2014

Leader blog emd

Comedy, theatre and dance could once again become regular fixtures in the borough’s social calendar, after proposals to create a 2,000 seat entertainment venue in Walthamstow were approved – much to the delight of local residents. The Grade II listed EMD building in Hoe Street has been closed since 2003. Following huge community support to… Read more

Walthamstow Garden Party

25 July 2014

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Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 12noon – 9pm (8pm Sun) Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 5JW The Walthamstow Garden Party takes place this weekend in the beautiful setting of Lloyd Park.  This event is organised in conjunction with Barbican and Create  and offers two days of music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family… Read more

Waltham Forest IS London

25 July 2014

Waltham Forest London Launch Event (58)

Earlier this year the Growth Commission recommended that we create a stronger sense of identity for the borough, being one of many factors that could help boost economic growth.  On Monday we launched the new place brand,  created to celebrate why residents love living in WalthamForest and raise our profile in London. Residents, businesses and community… Read more

Highlight of the year -Le Tour de France

11 July 2014

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In anticipation of the arrival of Le Tour de France in the borough on Monday, we held a Tour de France Family Fun Day in Leyton Jubilee Park. It was a great success, with around 4,500 residents attending the day with sports-themed activities and entertainment and a great selection of French and British food and… Read more

Family fun day and Le Tour de France

4 July 2014

TDF leader blog

Residents will have the opportunity to see the world’s most famous sporting event, Le Tour de France as it passes through our borough on Monday 7 July. I am sure it will be an amazing spectacle to see around two hundred cyclists race their way through the borough from Epping via Waterworks roundabout onto Woodford… Read more

Kicking off our summer events programme

27 June 2014

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Kicking off our summer events programme Last year tens of thousands of residents attended our summer events and last weekend saw the start of our fantastic summer 2014 events programme. I attended both events and was delighted that both were such a success. Almost 8,800 people attended the Mela on Chestnuts Field and 3,500 turned… Read more

Your new Councillors and Cabinet

13 June 2014

Leader blog June 13

I would like to thank all our residents who turned out to vote in the local and European elections on 22 May. The election of the borough’s 60 councillors saw 22 brand new councillors elected and the political balance changed to 44 Labour Councillors and 16 Conservative. You can find the full results at http://democracy.walthamforest.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=26&RPID=4462067… Read more

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  • Leader of the Council

    Waltham Forest Town Hall
    Forest Road
    Walthamstow E17 4JF
    Phone: 020 8496 4154
    Fax: 020 8496 4286
    Email: leader@walthamforest.gov.uk