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Fun run for the NSPCC

2 October 2015

Leader's fun run

I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to join me in a Family Fun Run on Sunday 11 October.  You can run, or walk if you prefer, and have some fun with family, friends and neighbours while raising money for a very important charity. The NSPCC is working to end all forms of… Read more

Mini Holland update

23 September 2015

Leader blog design a sign

Our Mini-Holland programme continues to make good progress allowing us to celebrate the official completion of works in Walthamstow Village with a street party for residents last week. (Monday 14 September). We also welcomed participants to the first National Cycling Planning Awards at the Assembly Hall. The awards, organised by Landor LINKS, celebrated and acknowledged… Read more

New Borough Commander pays a visit

23 September 2015


  I was delighted to receive a visit from Detective Chief Superintendent, Richard Tucker at the Town Hall on Monday 21 September. DCI Tucker takes up his official appointment of Borough Commander this week following a successful career that has seen him serve on numerous specialist crime squads, lead a specialist unit dealing with serious… Read more

Refugee situation

18 September 2015

Like you, we are extremely concerned about the plight of refugees. We are working with other London boroughs to provide help and have offered to accept ten refugee families, providing them with a safe and decent home along with the support they need to access health, education and job opportunities. You should be aware that Waltham… Read more

Met Commissioner and Council Leader praise police in Waltham Forest

15 September 2015

Sir Bernard visit

I was delighted to welcome Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to Waltham Forest this week to receive an award on behalf of the borough’s dedicated police officers. Sir Bernard joined officers from Waltham Forest police and Council representatives at the William Morris Gallery in Forest Road, where I was honoured to… Read more

LBWF Youth Engagement groups win three national awards

8 September 2015

WF YA & YIAG awards Aug 15 (small group)

Last week at the Young Advisors charity, AGM & residential, the Young Advisors and Youth Independent Advisory Group of Waltham Forest fought off stiff competition from other Young Advisor teams across the UK to win a further three national awards. Karishma Mohammed, former young mayoress to Councillor Terry Wheeler,  won ‘Young Advisor of the Year’. Karishma, 22 is one… Read more

Leytonstone Library opens after major refurbishment

28 August 2015


I’m delighted with the transformation of Leytonstone Library after its extensive refurbishment.  It looks wonderful and offers everything residents would expect from a state of the art library and more. Spaces have been modernised to enhance the splendour of the listed building and it is now equipped with a comprehensive range of books, improved digital and… Read more

Chingford Big Weekender

26 August 2015

LONDON,UK 13th Aug 2015.

Photo©Andrew Baker 07977074356

Last weekend, 15 and 16 August, Waltham Forest Council hosted the legendary Chingford Big Weekender at Ridgeway Park, attracting more than 65,000 people over the sunny weekend. Saturday’s  live music concert delighted residents with an afternoon of performances by internationally renowned artists ABC, Boney M, Mica Paris, N-Trance and Gwen Dickey, plus some of Waltham… Read more

The One-Stop Shop Launch

14 August 2015


On Wednesday 12 August, Waltham Forest was proud to unveil the new One-Stop Shop in partnership with Waltham Forest police, in the Peabody Group’s CBHA building – Saxon Close. This new facility will enable residents – male and female to come and speak with a range of partners such as police, legal aid advisers, housing officers and… Read more

New Chair of Heritage Lottery Fund, Sir Peter Luff visit

10 August 2015

Sir Peter Luff visit

We were honoured to welcome the new Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Sir Peter Luff to Waltham Forest on Wednesday 5 August, to see some of the projects HLF has supported in the borough. As one of the HLF’s Priority Development Areas I was proud to learn that our projects had been chosen as… 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