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Twilight Markets come to Walthamstow

20 November 2015

The twilight market in Walthamstow returns on 26 November for a second opportunity to take your pick from an array of multicultural street food stalls, specialist outdoor bars selling craft beer and creative cocktails, designers and arts and crafts stalls. Buy something special, browse the goods or try out the food and drinks while you… Read more

Commemoration held for victims of terror attacks

18 November 2015

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After the atrocities in France on Friday 13 November, around 150 residents, staff and members of the Council gathered at the Town Hall on Monday 16 November in commemoration of the victims of terrorist attacks in France and across the world. I was joined outside the Assembly Hall, which was lit in red, white and blue, to… Read more

Waltham Forest Sports Awards

17 November 2015


We celebrated the outstanding contributions that individuals, teams and sports clubs have made to sport and physical activity in Waltham Forest throughout 2015 at the Waltham Forest Sports Awards 2015 on Thursday 12 November at Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Our special guest for the evening was Bianca Williams, Commonwealth Games medallist for England and qualifier for… Read more

Commemorative Ceremony this evening for terrorist attacks 16 November 2015

16 November 2015


I would like to invite you to attend a commemorative event this evening which is taking place at 7.30pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall. Following the strength of feeling from the local community we will be holding this event so that the borough can express its condolences to the victims and their families following the… Read more

Leader’s Family Fun Run for NSPCC

30 October 2015

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 Thank you to all those who took part in the Family fun Run on 11 October. We enjoyed a great day out and the weather was kind to us.  115 Adults, children and families participated in either a 2km or 5km race to raise funds for the  NSPCC which is working to end all forms of child… Read more

Sons of Blighty snippet comes to the Town Hall

23 October 2015

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A snippet of the Arts Council funded exhibition, Sons of Blighty, comes to the Town Hall foyer for one week from Friday 23- Thursday 29 October. The oral history project by local playwright and poet Paula David of the Write Network, includes the stories of Caribbean men based in Waltham Forest and working for the… Read more

Milestone reached on landmark leisure venue

23 October 2015

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Work on our Waltham Forest Leisure Centre reached a milestone this week (Thursday 22 October) with the completion of the steel frame that will house the borough’s premier state-of-the art sport, health and fitness facility. Along with Cllr Ahsad Khan, I took the opportunity to mark the occasion by screwing the last remaining bolts into… Read more

Senior Residents’ Christmas Lunches

16 October 2015

Christmas dinners

It’s time to start thinking about making plans for Christmas, and if you are 65 or older, to register for our Senior Residents’ Christmas lunches.   The Christmas lunches are always great fun and the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal with friends and neighbours and take part in the Christmas festivities.  We’ll be holding a lunch in Leyton on 9… Read more

Better 16-25 project to get fitter and Leader’s Fun Run on Sunday

9 October 2015

Better 15-25

If you are 16-25 and you need to get more exercise – here’s a good way to get started. Along with our partners GLL and Sport London, we are offering all 16-25 year olds, who exercise twice per week or less, the support to get into a good exercise routine by signing up to Better 16-25. … Read more

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

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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