Lea Bridge Station is open

20 May 2016

Lea Bridge 4

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

(c) Vestry House Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

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

Time for Tennis

20 May 2016

There are not too many sports that will give you a full body work out, exercise your mind, that are great for every age and ability and are fun into the bargain, but tennis fits the bill on every point. We’ve made a significant investment into the tennis facilities in Waltham Forest and teamed up… Read more

A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution

20 May 2016


I am looking forward to hosting a most provocative and thoughtful exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in October, which brings politics and art together just as William Morris did. From the Suffragette campaigns of the early twentieth century, to the Arab Spring, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and… Read more

Laurie Cunningham campaign makes progress

20 May 2016


We’ve made some real progress with our plans to erect a statue of pioneering Leyton Orient footballer Laurie Cunningham by unveiling a mini version of the sculpture created by renowned sculptor Graham Ibbeson. The design gained the seal of approval from the footballing legend’s 85 year old mother Mavis Cunningham who was over from Jamaica… Read more

Skipper Baudry helps launch Trust War Project

20 May 2016

Launch group pic

Recently, our Mayor, Cllr Saima Mahmud and I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Vestry House Museum showcasing the work done by a group of 30 volunteers who have researched the story of Clapton Orient’s role in World War One. The volunteers, a group of O’s fans and students from Leyton Orient… Read more

Laurie Cunningham commemoration campaign

15 March 2016


We are calling on residents, businesses and football fans locally and across the world to help us raise awareness and funds to erect a statue in honour of Laurie Cunningham whose amazing career started at Leyton Orient.  Laurie was the first black footballer to play for England, he broke through the barriers of racism and prejudice… Read more

New life for Pimp Hall dovecote

4 March 2016

Pimp Hall 05

The Council is taking action to breathe new life into a timber-framed grade II listed building that has been put on Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’, and restore it to its former glory. Pimp Hall dovecote – the last surviving structure from the historic Pimp Hall site, in King’s Road, Chingford, once housed doves and… Read more

Minister for Housing, John Healey MP sees Council Action Day

4 March 2016

Cllr Limbajee and I were pleased to be joined this Thursday, 3 March, by Shadow Minister for Housing, John Healey MP on the latest in a series of 30 Licensing Action days across Waltham Forest. Action Day inspections are carried out by multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams of more than 30 officers  to ensure landlords have… Read more

Outer London’s leading borough for arts

1 February 2016

Art STrat WMG 24

 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

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