Feel Good Centre Launch

30 September 2016

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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

Chingford Get Together – this weekend!

12 August 2016

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We’ve got a fantastic line up of acts again this year for the Chingford Get Together. It’s always a well attended event with a great atmosphere, so arrive early to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. First on stage, between 2-3pm will be Toploader. Also headlining is indie band Scouting For… Read more

Key handover for Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

9 August 2016

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I have been officially handed the keys to our fantastic new state-of-the-art leisure facility, the Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, from our contractors ISG construction Ltd. This latest milestone is an exciting development that brings us one step closer to opening this amazing facility for all our residents to use and enjoy. It really is… Read more

Love Your Borough Awards 2016

1 August 2016

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Each year at the Love Your Borough Awards we celebrate the work of the many people in Waltham Forest who go the extra mile to make the borough a better place. Whether that is a uniformed service hero who goes above and beyond the call of duty, an individual who works to improve the environment… Read more

No hatred – one community

15 July 2016

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Waltham Forest has long been known for its sense of community – a community which stands out for its diversity, but one that stands together. Residents from all walks of life, cultures and countries call our borough home, and we want to ensure this is a place where everyone can enjoy a quality life. Our… Read more

Walthamstow Garden Party

8 July 2016

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Our summer festivals really are in full swing and I am happy to see so many residents making the most of the events that we have planned this year. I am really looking forward to the fantastic Walthamstow Garden Party, which takes place next weekend on Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 July, with music,… Read more

Join us for the Rio-themed Leyton Get Together

30 June 2016

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It was great to see so many residents and guests at the first event of our 2016 Summer Get Together programme – the  Leyton Mid-summer Festival. Our next event is the Rio-themed family Get Together  at Leyton Sports Ground this Sunday, 3 July  – in celebration of Brazil hosting the 2016 Olympics this summer. The… Read more

Jack Cornwell event

3 June 2016

On Thursday 26 May, we held a very moving and well attended commemoration event in honour of Jack Cornwell VC – unveiling a paving slab engraved with his name. Jack was the youngest naval officer to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War (and the youngest recipient of the 20th century). The… Read more

Lea Bridge Station is open

20 May 2016

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We are very excited that Lea Bridge Station is now open again after 31 years. This week we enjoyed a wonderful opening event, attended by Claire Perry MP who unveiled a commemorative plaque on the station platform. Children from nearby Sybourn Primary School waved flags and performed songs as the 10.01 arrived at the station.  Passengers… Read more

Jack Cornwell – remembering the youngest person to be awarded a Victoria Cross in WW1

20 May 2016

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Later this month we will be holding a truly unique commemoration event in honour of Leyton resident John ‘Jack’ Cornwell who died 100 years ago aged just 16 during the Battle of Jutland. Relatives of the young man whose immense courage has gone down in history will join members of the Royal Navy, representatives from… Read more

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    Waltham Forest Town Hall
    Forest Road
    Walthamstow E17 4JF
    Phone: 020 8496 4154
    Fax: 020 8496 4286
    Email: leader@walthamforest.gov.uk