Happy Christmas and peaceful and prosperous 2017 to all

20 December 2016


2016 has been a truly remarkable year – packed with hard work and challenges, but also full of events, activities and plenty to celebrate for Waltham Forest. It was wonderful to host four parties for over 1,000 senior residents recently and see many of our residents of all faiths and none, enjoying the carol services… Read more

Leader of Waltham Forest Council special message

19 December 2016


With the start of another New Year rapidly approaching, I have been reflecting on my time as Leader of Waltham Forest Council, and the honour I have felt in representing the borough. I am proud to have served Waltham Forest Council since 2002, and for the last eight years have served as Council Leader, striving… Read more

Older People’s Christmas meals

11 December 2016


This year we were delighted to host more than 900 guests at our Older People’s Christmas meals in three locations across the borough. Friends and family got together to enjoy a delicious traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings plus some great entertainment. These Christmas meals are always a pleasure and it is lovely to… Read more

Opportunities to join Waltham Forest Digital Champions Network

25 November 2016


During our first ever Digital Month of November I am delighted that that we now have close to 100 residents and Council staff signed up to become Digital Champions.  Already,  more than 71 per cent have completed the Digital Essentials Course. The future of digital is extremely exciting and digital technology has a massive impact… Read more

Armistice Day and Remembrance Day

10 November 2016

Ceremonies to commemorate those who have served in the armed forces will take place on Sunday 13 November. Residents are invited to join the Council at events across the borough, organised by the Royal British Legion, to remember all those who lost their lives in conflict. The Council will also observe Armistice Day with a… Read more

Mayor of London visits Waltham Forest

7 November 2016


I was delighted to welcome the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to the borough on 1 November.  I took the opportunity to show the Mayor the work that has taken place at Central Parade in Walthamstow, a Council owned building which was re-opened earlier this year as a creative hub for local businesses thanks to… Read more

HRH The Duke of Kent officially opens the Feel Good Centre

7 November 2016


Our Feel Good Centre was graced with a Royal visitor this week to officially open the state-of-the-art facility. His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent unveiled a specially-commissioned plaque to mark the occasion. Olympic track athlete Bianca Williams and one of the Council’s bursary athletes Reece Prescod – both local sporting heroes – accompanied The… Read more

Dates for your diary

17 October 2016

Young People and families are invited to an Apprenticeship Opportunities event on Thursday 20 October 2016 from 2pm-6.30pm. You’ll get the chance to meet with employers, colleges, and other training providers and find out how an apprenticeship could benefit you. The event will be held at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton E10 5NF.… Read more

Walthamstow Gyratory

13 October 2016

As Waltham Forest continues to grow, we are keen to ensure that everyone can get around easily. We are working closely with Transport for London to transform the ‘Walthamstow gyratory’ intersection at the junction of Hoe Street and Selborne Road to make the town centre a more pleasant, accessible and safer area. Both Hoe Street… Read more

Feel Good Centre Launch

30 September 2016


We officially launched the completion of the stunning Feel Good Centre in Walthamstow yesterday showcasing the amazing facilities we have on offer. I was joined for the ribbon cutting by Mark Sesnan -Managing Director of GLL, Rio 2016 silver medallist- Lutalo Muhammad and Mayor – Cllr Peter Herrington. The centre opens to the public on… 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