Laurie Cunningham commemoration campaign

15 March 2016


We are calling on residents, businesses and football fans locally and across the world to help us raise awareness and funds to erect a statue in honour of Laurie Cunningham whose amazing career started at Leyton Orient.  Laurie was the first black footballer to play for England, he broke through the barriers of racism and prejudice… Read more

New life for Pimp Hall dovecote

4 March 2016

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The Council is taking action to breathe new life into a timber-framed grade II listed building that has been put on Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’, and restore it to its former glory. Pimp Hall dovecote – the last surviving structure from the historic Pimp Hall site, in King’s Road, Chingford, once housed doves and… Read more

Minister for Housing, John Healey MP sees Council Action Day

4 March 2016

Cllr Limbajee and I were pleased to be joined this Thursday, 3 March, by Shadow Minister for Housing, John Healey MP on the latest in a series of 30 Licensing Action days across Waltham Forest. Action Day inspections are carried out by multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams of more than 30 officers  to ensure landlords have… Read more

Outer London’s leading borough for arts

1 February 2016

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 In recent years we’ve taken huge strides in putting our thriving arts sector firmly on the map and today we have launched our strategy ‘Arts for All’ detailing how we plan to take forward our commitment to provide great arts and culture in Waltham Forest and enhance the borough’s rapidly-growing creative sector. Waltham Forest aspires… Read more

Action on unlicensed properties

25 January 2016


Yesterday I went out on the first in a series of Action Days with the Council’s multi-service task force to target privately rented properties that have not been licensed. More than 30 Council officers working in partnership with the Police and Border and Immigration services took part in the 12 hour operation.  The team targeted… Read more

Happy New Year 2016

7 January 2016

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I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. With the festivities over, it is time to turn our attention to the months ahead. January is traditionally the time when we make the resolution to begin or continue a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle.  Whether you have decided to learn to… Read more

Senior Residents’ Christmas Meals

18 December 2015

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As in previous years we hosted Christmas meals for our senior residents in three locations across the borough. Friends, family and neighbours got together to enjoy a delicious three course traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings plus some great entertainment and the greatest of goodwill all round. These Christmas meals are always a pleasure,… Read more

Thank you and farewell the the Borough Commander of the Fire Service

11 December 2015


It was such a pleasure to receive the Borough Commander of the Fire Service, Richard Squire and 15 Fires Officers to the Town Hall earlier this week.  I invited them to a short presentation to thank them for their hard work over recent years.  I particularly wanted to thank the Commander for his  seven years… Read more

Message to the Royal Mail

30 November 2015


I made a visit to the Walthamstow Royal Mail delivery office on Tuesday (24 November), to pass on Christmas wishes and thank the team for their effort and dedication at this exceptionally busy time of year. After being shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Matthew Scott, I was introduced to the postmen and women who are… Read more

Twilight Markets come to Walthamstow

20 November 2015


The twilight market in Walthamstow returns on 26 November for a second opportunity to take your pick from an array of multicultural street food stalls, specialist outdoor bars selling craft beer and creative cocktails, designers and arts and crafts stalls. Buy something special, browse the goods or try out the food and drinks while you… Read more

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    Waltham Forest Town Hall
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    Walthamstow E17 4JF
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