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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

Year of the Bus

15 August 2014

Leader year of the bus

Today I visited Walthamstow Town Centre to take part in a celebration of the Year of the Bus, particularly fitting given that the first motor omnibuses were built in Walthamstow by the Associated Equipment Company. This is one part of Waltham Forest’s proud history of innovation and manufacturing . It was a very enjoyable event,… Read more

Chingford Big Weekender

8 August 2014

Chingford Newsletter

Saturday 9 August, 2pm – 7pm and Sunday 10 August, 1pm – 6pm Ridgeway Park, Old Church Road, Chingford E4 6RS Its always a pleasure to attend our Get Together events, especially when I see so many residents enjoying our wonderful parks and entertainment, so I am certainly looking forward to the Chingford Big Weekender this… Read more

World War 1 Commemorative Event

7 August 2014

Leader blog commemoration 1

On Monday evening I had the privilege of giving the opening address at the Waltham Forest World War 1 Commemorative Event in Walthamstow Assembly Hall. The event, with over 800 guests in attendance, was an opportunity to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and remember those who lived, worked and died… Read more

Council supports Soho theatre bid for EMD

25 July 2014

Leader blog emd

Comedy, theatre and dance could once again become regular fixtures in the borough’s social calendar, after proposals to create a 2,000 seat entertainment venue in Walthamstow were approved – much to the delight of local residents. The Grade II listed EMD building in Hoe Street has been closed since 2003. Following huge community support to… Read more

Walthamstow Garden Party

25 July 2014

GT 2014 - Walthamstow garden party_web

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 12noon – 9pm (8pm Sun) Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 5JW The Walthamstow Garden Party takes place this weekend in the beautiful setting of Lloyd Park.  This event is organised in conjunction with Barbican and Create  and offers two days of music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family… 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