Connecting Communities Launch Success: Waltham Forest, Our Place

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Connecting Communities

Walthom Forest

Waltham Forest, Our Place

Connecting Communities residents holding Our Place Boards

Waltham Forest has a proud history of welcoming people from all over the world, and is home to a thriving community of people from many different backgrounds, cultures and faiths.

On Monday we launched Connecting Communities – our ambitious programme to inspire at least 50,000 people to make a difference for those around them.

Our vision is to unlock our collective power and build an integrated, supportive and safe community that feels like home for everyone.

The launch event brought together Waltham Forest’s greatest natural resource; its residents – to launch the Connecting Communities programme, which aims to highlight, celebrate and grow the amazing people, community groups and volunteers, who go the extra mile for their community and make our borough such a special place to live.

Read the strategy and watch our launch film here

What's next?

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  • We’ll be in touch soon with the next round of Connecting Communities network dates happening in the Spring
  • Get to know our new team of Connecting Communities Network Managers and share what you’re doing for #WFOurPlace
  • Get involved in the Waltham Forest, Our Place campaign by sharing your story and inspiring others with what you do for #WFOurPlace
  • Everyone can make a difference for someone – from the smallest gesture of helping a neighbour, to volunteering for a cause close to their hearts

    Contact the team

Introducing your Connecting Communities Network Managers

The four networks in Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone will be a new way of working for the borough: bringing voluntary and community groups, local leaders and key public services such as children and family centres and libraries together to agree local priorities and share resources accordingly.

Connecting Communities Manager Ruth Mitchell

Ruth Mitchell - Connecting Communities Manager for Chingford area

Ruth said: “I have a background in volunteer management, community engagement and facilitating radical thinking. I am keen to amplify the voices of Chingford residents here in Waltham Forest.”

Email Ruth

Connecting Communities Manager Carolyn Sellick

Carolyn Sellick – Connecting Communities Manager for Leyton area

Carolyn said: “As a former Local Area Coordinator for Leyton, I have a real passion for this area and I look forward to continuing to support local residents, organisations and initiatives as a Connecting Communities Manager.”

Email Carolyn

Connecting Communities Manager Smira Javed

Smira Javed - Connecting Communities Manager for Leytonstone area.

Smira said: “I have extensive experience in community engagement and working with young people. I am looking forward to working with residents to make Leytonstone an even better place to live.”

Email Smira

We look forward to introducing the Connecting Communities Manager for Walthamstow area soon. To get involved in the Walthamstow network:

Email Dianna

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