No hatred – one community

15 July 2016


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

garden party 5

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

Leyon Get together

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

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

See all news for July 2016

News by date

News by topic


Contact details

  • Leader of the Council

    Waltham Forest Town Hall
    Forest Road
    Walthamstow E17 4JF
    Phone: 020 8496 4154
    Fax: 020 8496 4286