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Latest news and events

Outer London’s leading borough for arts

1 February 2016

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 In recent years we’ve taken huge strides in putting our thriving arts sector firmly on the map and today we have launched our strategy ‘Arts for All’ detailing how we plan to take forward our commitment to provide great arts and culture in Waltham Forest and enhance the borough’s rapidly-growing creative sector. Waltham Forest aspires… Read more

Action on unlicensed properties

25 January 2016


Yesterday I went out on the first in a series of Action Days with the Council’s multi-service task force to target privately rented properties that have not been licensed. More than 30 Council officers working in partnership with the Police and Border and Immigration services took part in the 12 hour operation.  The team targeted… Read more

Happy New Year 2016

7 January 2016

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I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. With the festivities over, it is time to turn our attention to the months ahead. January is traditionally the time when we make the resolution to begin or continue a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle.  Whether you have decided to learn to… Read more

Senior Residents’ Christmas Meals

18 December 2015

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As in previous years we hosted Christmas meals for our senior residents in three locations across the borough. Friends, family and neighbours got together to enjoy a delicious three course traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings plus some great entertainment and the greatest of goodwill all round. These Christmas meals are always a pleasure,… Read more

Thank you and farewell the the Borough Commander of the Fire Service

11 December 2015


It was such a pleasure to receive the Borough Commander of the Fire Service, Richard Squire and 15 Fires Officers to the Town Hall earlier this week.  I invited them to a short presentation to thank them for their hard work over recent years.  I particularly wanted to thank the Commander for his  seven years… Read more

Message to the Royal Mail

30 November 2015


I made a visit to the Walthamstow Royal Mail delivery office on Tuesday (24 November), to pass on Christmas wishes and thank the team for their effort and dedication at this exceptionally busy time of year. After being shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Matthew Scott, I was introduced to the postmen and women who are… Read more

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

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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