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Great day at the Mid-summer Festival

26 June 2015

mid summer leader blog

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

Mid-summer Festival and Le Tour de Waltham Forest

17 June 2015

mid summer blog

Leyton Mid-summer Festival. Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, Leyton E10 7BL.  Free event Last year we had a great time at the Mid-summer Festival in Leyton and we intend to have a great time again this year. We have planned a range of eastern European music, delicious food and drink and a variety of family… Read more

East London Genes and Health Event

11 June 2015

Leader East London Genes

On Sunday I joined Madam Mayor and other Councillors for the Waltham Forest launch of East London Genes & Health medical research study. East London Genes & Health is one of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies, aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and… Read more

Waltham Forest at Fifty

13 May 2015

Leader's blog WF 50 years

Back in 1965, the Municipal Boroughs of Chingford, Leyton (incorporating Leytonstone) and Walthamstow came together under the London Government Act 1963, which officially recognised Greater London and created a new local government structure for the capital. In the coming weeks I will be visiting organisations and Council services to celebrate the past, present and future… Read more

Waltham Forest Council’s Housing Association Summit

20 March 2015


I attended Waltham Forest Council’s Housing Association Summit last week, March 11, hosted by our Portfolio Lead Member for Housing, Cllr Limbajee. We were delighted to be joined by Nick Raynsford MP along with representatives of seventeen housing associations. Our housing association partners are at the forefront of some excellent initiatives to deliver health, employment… Read more

Budget 2015/16

11 March 2015

Less to spend blog

  We approved the Budget and Council Tax rates for 2015/16 at the full Council meeting on 5 of March 2015.  And, for the sixth year running, we have frozen Council tax whilst continuing to spend money on the services that matter most to our residents.  We have also set the Council priorities for 2015-18 which will guide… Read more

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

Rainbow flag2

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

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