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Leytonstone Library opens after major refurbishment

28 August 2015

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I’m delighted with the transformation of Leytonstone Library after its extensive refurbishment.  It looks wonderful and offers everything residents would expect from a state of the art library and more. Spaces have been modernised to enhance the splendour of the listed building and it is now equipped with a comprehensive range of books, improved digital and… Read more

Chingford Big Weekender

26 August 2015

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Last weekend, 15 and 16 August, Waltham Forest Council hosted the legendary Chingford Big Weekender at Ridgeway Park, attracting more than 65,000 people over the sunny weekend. Saturday’s  live music concert delighted residents with an afternoon of performances by internationally renowned artists ABC, Boney M, Mica Paris, N-Trance and Gwen Dickey, plus some of Waltham… Read more

The One-Stop Shop Launch

14 August 2015

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On Wednesday 12 August, Waltham Forest was proud to unveil the new One-Stop Shop in partnership with Waltham Forest police, in the Peabody Group’s CBHA building – Saxon Close. This new facility will enable residents – male and female to come and speak with a range of partners such as police, legal aid advisers, housing officers and… Read more

New Chair of Heritage Lottery Fund, Sir Peter Luff visit

10 August 2015

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We were honoured to welcome the new Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Sir Peter Luff to Waltham Forest on Wednesday 5 August, to see some of the projects HLF has supported in the borough. As one of the HLF’s Priority Development Areas I was proud to learn that our projects had been chosen as… Read more

The unveiling of the Walthamstow commemoration plaque

31 July 2015

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Last  Tuesday 28 July,  The Mayor Cllr Mahmud and I had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of a WF blue plaque commemorating the site where a V1 flying bomb fell on 16 August 1944 causing 22 deaths and 144 recorded casualties. Local resident Mr Brian Ward remembers the incident as a 7 year old… Read more

Launch of the North East London Strategic Alliance

24 July 2015

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Last night I formally launched the North East London Strategic Alliance (NELSA), along with the Leaders and Mayors of Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Havering, Newham and Redbridge. The event was kindly hosted by Barking and Dagenham, and took place at Eastbury Manor House, Barking. The event was attended by representatives from the member boroughs, local… Read more

A wonderful weekend at the Walthamstow Garden Party

21 July 2015

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What a wonderful time we had at the Walthamstow Garden Party this weekend. We enjoyed two fantastic days of garden party fun in Walthamstow’s beautiful Lloyd Park with international music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family activities as well as some glorious sunshine. Take a look at the photos of what was just a fabulous event. Visit our… Read more

Lea-Bridge Station regeneration

21 July 2015

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  Last Friday was another significant day in Waltham Forest history when I went down to witness the closing of Lea-Bridge station for the first time in three decades.   The closure marks the start of a £15 million project set to unlock economic growth, housing development and better transport. Just some of the benefits will include a connection… Read more

Leyton Big Weekender

10 July 2015

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Our Get Together programme hosted yet  another successful event last weekend (Sat 4 and Sun 5 July) with the return of the Leyton Big Weekender. On Saturday there was sporting activities and family fun, whilst Sunday saw the return of the vibrant Waltham Forest Caribbean Carnival and music performances from ‘Aswad’ and ‘The Real Thing’.… Read more

Great day at the Mid-summer Festival

26 June 2015

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A lovely day was had by more than 2000 residents at the first of our Get Together summer programme. We had an eastern European theme to the day with lots of music, fairground rides, a variety of food and drinks, arts and activities to take part in. We also hosted Le Tour de Waltham Forest… 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