Night time economy boost and much more in Walthamstow Town Centre News

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Walthamstow chosen as pilot project for London's first Night Time Enterprise Zone

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that Walthamstow High Street will be a pilot project as the capital’s first-ever Night Time Enterprise Zone.

Waltham Forest has been selected to trial innovative ideas to boost the town centre, support local businesses and improve access to shops and services after 6pm, as part of the Mayor’s work to make London a leading 24-hour global city.

[Pictured are: Night Czar, Amy Lamé and Council Leader, Councillor Clare Coghill]

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The pilot, which runs from October to January, will see Waltham Forest try out a range of proposals for the high street, including:

  • Offering entrepreneurs low-cost and flexible business spaces to hire in the evenings
  • Establishing a new fund to help business and community groups host events after 6pm
  • Running a ‘shop local late’ campaign
  • Hosting a ‘reclaim your high street event’ with activities for all ages
  • Creating a step-by-step guide for night time businesses to help them apply for planning and licensing approval
  • Encouraging late shopping with a new evening map and events listings
  • Encouraging local people and night time workers to have their say on how to make Walthamstow work better for them after 6pm

The pilot zone will receive £75,000 funding from City Hall which will be match funded by the Council.

[Pictured: three local businesses - Collab, Perky Blenders and Signature Brewery - which came together as The Collab in Hoe Street, Walthamstiow.

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Jellied eels and cocktails a great start for the weekend

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Some great news for Walthamstow’s night owls, as The Jellied Eel cocktail bar on Walthamstow High Street prepares to become a permanent venue on Friday and Saturday, from Friday 20 September.

Based in Manzes historic Pie and Mash shop, which has remained unchanged since opening in 1929,  the winning formula of seasonal cocktails and gourmet croquetas, music and a new range of delicious small plates will continue to excite punters following three successful stints as a pop-up venture.

Visit the website for more details

The Mall is back in business

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Great news – The Mall has reopened.

Shopworkers and shoppers celebrated as many of the stores enjoyed their first weekend of trading since the fire in July.

The food court, Shopmobility and some stores are still shut.

Find out what's happening at The Mall

Share your views on St James' Quarter Design Guide

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The Council has prepared a Draft St James' Quarter Public Realm Design Guide to share with residents and businesses the guidelines we propose to follow when improving the public areas in the St James Quarter area of Walthamstow Town Centre.

It aims to improve the key north-south and east-west pedestrian and cycle links through the area and set out good design principles for public areas and links between sites.

The next resident drop in event is at The Mill, 7 to 11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA on Tuesday 17 September, 4.30 to 7.30pm.

The public consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019.

See the Draft Guide and comment online

Help shape the future of our borough

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There’s lots of development happening in this area and we want to know your views on how it should look in 2035.

Consultation on the Draft Local Plan is taking place until Monday 30 September with meetings across the borough plus an online consultation.

We've added some extra dates for drop in events where residents can see the proposals and ask questions of officers about the Draft Local Plan.

We hope you’ll share your views with us, so we know what residents think about the proposals.

Read and comment on the Draft Plan

The next drop in event where officers will be available to talk about the proposals is on Saturday 14 September, 10am to 4pm, Walthamstow Wetlands. 2 Forest Road, Walthamstow, N17 9NH.

We are also holding a Focus Group workshop, in partnership with Connecting Communities, on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at The Mill, 7 to 11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA. Admission is by ticket only - no places will be available on the door.

Reserve your free ticket now

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