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We need to talk – tell us which services matter most to you

31 October 2014

we need to talk

  A lot has changed for Waltham Forest since you told us about your priorities two years ago.  We are proud of the changes we have delivered in our parks, town centres and leisure facilities around the borough.  I am determined that over the next four years the borough will continue to improve for all residents… Read more

Leytonstone Leisure Centre reopens after redevelopment

17 October 2014


The latest in our major programme of redevelopments to leisure facilities in the borough comes to completion next weekend.  Following its refurbishment, Leytonstone Leisure Centre is ready to reopen its doors on Saturday 25 October.  Everyone is welcome to come along to our open weekend on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October to check out the great new facilities… Read more

Diwali Celebration 2014

10 October 2014

Leader blog diwali

We will be celebrating the vibrant and colourful festival of Diwali at the Assembly Hall at the end of October which is always a great experience for all  the family.  As well as the wonderful music and entertainment, there will be a short firework display and hot food on sale.  This popular event is free for residents – all that is… Read more

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch

3 October 2014

Christmas dinners

 Further to the success of last year’s Senior Residents’ Christmas Meals, we are pleased to announce that we will again be offering this, free of charge, to Waltham Forest Residents over 60 years of age on the following dates and times. Monday 1 December, 12pm – 2.30pm: Leyton Orient Football Club Tuesday 2 December, 12pm… Read more

Older People’s Weekend

3 October 2014

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As part of the national Silver Sunday programme, this weekend we will be delivering a weekend of fun and free activities for older people. From Friday 3 until Monday 6 October, Waltham Forest’s Older People’s Weekend will be an opportunity to celebrate the value and knowledge that older people contribute to our communities while combating… Read more

Opening of Sidmouth Park play area

29 September 2014

Leader sidmouth park 1

Last week I attended the opening of the new and refurbished play equipment at Sidmouth Park, which forms part of the Council’s £2million investment in 28 parks and play areas across the borough over the last 18 months. The centre piece of the new play equipment at Sidmouth Park is a climbable pterodactyl play sculpture,… Read more

Autumn events programme

29 September 2014

leader blog get tog

Now that September is upon us, I have been reflecting on all the fantastic events that have taken place this summer – Le Tour De France, the Antiques Roadshow, Walthamstow Garden Party, the Mela, the Midsummer Festival and the Big Weekenders at Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone to name just a few. These events have seen… Read more

Visit to Walthamstow Stadium Development

16 September 2014

Leader blog visit to walthamstow stadium developmemt

Last week I visited the Walthamstow Stadium development site with Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing, and our Chief Executive Martin Esom. I always enjoy visiting development sites to see the progress being made and it is also an excellent opportunity to keep in touch with our development partners to ensure that our working… Read more

Antiques Roadshow comes to Waltham Forest

5 September 2014

Leader blog Antiques

Last weekend we were delighted to host the Antiques Roadshow here at Waltham Forest Town Hall. Huge numbers of residents turned out and waited patiently to have their household treasures and car boot bargains valued by the television show’s experts. It was fantastic to see so many people attending the event, with many waiting hours… Read more

Welcome to new police officers

3 September 2014

Leader - new police

Last week I was delighted to meet Superintendent Joanne Chinn and Detective Superintendent Jacqueline Sebire as they took up their new positions in Waltham Forest. Superintendent Sebire will lead the Crime Portfolio and Superintendent Chinn will head up Operations. I look forward to working closely with these new police officers to further cement the excellent… 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