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Latest news and events

Further funding for Waltham Forest athletes

27 February 2015

High Performance programme

We are delighted that we have been able to secure funds of £30,000 to continue to support our future Olympic hopefuls as they train for a place to represent Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2012 as part of the London Olympic Games, the Australian Olympic Committee made a contribution of £30,000 towards the… Read more

European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion visits Waltham Forest

16 February 2015


On Thursday 5 February we hosted a visit of the European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion (EMISCO) to discuss work the Council has been doing to tackle radicalisation amongst young people in the borough. The group is made up of non-government organisations situated across Europe who work to promote inter-ethnic, inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and… Read more

LGBT History Month

6 February 2015

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LGBT History Month We raised the rainbow flag at the Town Hall on Thursday to mark LGBT History Month.  The Mayor, councillors, community groups and council staffs attended the raising of the flag outside the Assembly Hall and heard speeches by the mayor, Cllr Tim Bennett and Cllr Liquat Ali, portfolio holder for Community Safety and… Read more

Kris Hopkins MP visits Waltham Forest

6 February 2015

Kris Hopkins visits

Last year the Department for Communities and Local Government set up a Transformation Challenge Fund to support local authorities to redesign their business practices and service delivery. Working alongside the Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group, the Council successfully bid for £187,130 to support the Council to continue to transform service delivery. On Tuesday the Local Government Minister… Read more

Holocaust Remembrance Day

30 January 2015

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A service in remembrance of victims of the Holocaust was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening. The moving service in which speeches were made by a range of faith leaders and councillors marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and provided an opportunity for members of the gathering to… Read more

Last few days to nominate for a Love Your Borough Award

23 January 2015

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I wanted to take this final opportunity to remind you to make your nominations for the Love Your Borough Awards.  The closing date for nominations is Monday 2 February so there is not a great deal of time left.  Nominees as well as winners are always delighted to have their efforts recognised so it really… Read more

Turtle Bay opens in Walthamstow

16 January 2015

Turtle Bay opening

On Wednesday evening (14 January), I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Turtle Bay, one of the fantastic new restaurants at The Scene at Cleveland Place, Walthamstow. Turtle Bay joins Pizza Express and Nando’s, which both opened at The Scene in November 2014 and have already proved very popular. With two more great restaurants… Read more

Merry Christmas

24 December 2014

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2014 has been a truly enjoyable year – packed with hard work and challenges, but also full of events, activities and plenty to celebrate.  We now have a cinema in the borough, fabulous new play equipment in our parks, upgraded leisure facilities and a new workshop.  We had visits from the BBC to film our wonderful residents… Read more

Christmas meals and launch of the Older People’s Charter

12 December 2014

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Last week we hosted our annual Senior Residents’ Christmas Meals across the borough, which saw over 1,000 residents over the age of 60 being treated to a Christmas meal and entertainment free of charge. These events really do kick-start the festive season and I was delighted that each of the meals was fully booked and… Read more

Hanukkah Celebration 2014

28 November 2014


To celebrate Hanukkah 2014, we have organised a free event for Waltham Forest residents at The Council Chamber on Wednesday 17 December.Please join us to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Light where we will light the 2nd candle on the Hanukiah and celebrate with live entertainment including klezmer music. Plus there will also be a… Read more

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Contact details

  • Leader of the Council

    Waltham Forest Town Hall
    Forest Road
    Walthamstow E17 4JF
    Phone: 020 8496 4154
    Fax: 020 8496 4286