Halloween parkrun, more trees in parks, views sought on housing scheme and much more in Leyton News

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Leyton parks to benefit from more trees

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Two parks in Leyton are set to get more trees during National Tree Week (Saturday 23 November – Sunday 1 December) thanks to a grant from the Greener City Fund.

National Tree Week is run by The Tree Council which also organises the Tree Warden Scheme Network.

Across the borough an extra 71 trees will be planted including at Leyton Jubilee Park and Leyton Manor Park specimen pine trees will be planted.

Pine trees have very good qualities for improving air quality and also provide good habitat for wildlife.

This is part of the Council’s commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency which has included planting more than 13,000 trees in the last 10 years.

Find out more about our Climate Emergency Commission

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E10 Community Cinema launches on Wednesday

E10 Community Cinema

Artist Larry Achiampong and We Are Parable have created a free community cinema in the heart of Leyton.

Together with local young programmers a season of films has been curated that aims to inspire debate around issues that affect the local area.

The launch event is on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 7.30pm at Market Parade and the cinema will be running events until Wednesday 18 December.

For more information about the project click here

Waltham Forest Common Room opens in Leyton

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The Common Room is community hub for all residents in Our Place to come together to explore everything from their purpose in life to career development - anything that inspires you and gives you fulfilment.

It has opened as a Connecting Communities innovation to provide mentorship, inter-generational learning and access to support for career development.

Membership is free but activated by attending a “Discover Your Purpose” workshop which will help you to create a Purpose Plan to get you on your way.

The Common Room is open Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm, for anyone, from age 15 to 115!

Find out more about the Common Room

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Tackling knife crime and violence in Waltham Forest


Students from Leyton Sixth Form College, in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, invite you to join them at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, on Monday 4 November 2019, 2 – 3.30pm.

On stage will be a live performance of Lockdown, a theatre production inspired by young people’s experiences of knife crime and violence in Waltham Forest, performed by young actors training at LSC.  

The performance demonstrates and celebrates: 

  • How our approach to tackling youth violence in Waltham Forest - through our Violence Reduction Partnership - is bringing people together and beginning to demonstrate results 
  • The importance of councils supporting and amplifying community voices

Tickets are limited so please reserve them here.

See plans for housing at 92 Leyton Green Road

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Waltham Forest Council is aiming to develop 92 Leyton Green Road to improve local facilities and provide new homes.

As part of this development the Council has invested in improvements at Belmont Park School to provide modern vocational learning facilities for the young people who attend the school.

The existing respite care centre on 92 Leyton Green (pictured) has been replaced with brand new facilities including a three bed residential, respite centre and therapy hub adjacent to the school at 99 Leyton Green Road so the young people who use the centre have the best possible facilities available for them. existing

The money received by selling the homes proposed for the 92 Leyton Green Road site will help pay for these new facilities.

The new Care Centre is due to be completed by December 2019 and will provide short  break respite care for around 60 to 70 families a year.

92 Leyton Green Road

The housing proposals include:

  • 20 one-bedroom homes
  • 17 two-bedroom homes
  • 12 three-bedroom homes
  • 10% of the homes will be adapted for people with disabilities and will have parking bays
  • Landscaping including a play space for pre-school age children
  • Secure cycle storage within the building for all residents
  • Sustainable approach to design
92 Leyton Green Road site plan

A drop-in public engagement event where residents can ask questions of Council officers, the architects and contractors regarding the proposals is scheduled for Wednesday 13 November 2019, 4pm to 8pm at Belmont Park School, 101 Leyton Green Road, Leyton,  E10 6DB.

Comments from this meeting will then be studied and appropriate changes made before a second drop-in public engagement event is held.

When a planning application is submitted there will be a further opportunity for residents to comment on the scheme.

Do come along  on Wednesday 13 November 2019 and see what is planned,

Please register here to let us know you're joining us

Winter Wonderland Market coming to Leyton Jubilee Park

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The next market at Leyton Jubilee Park is a Winter Weekend Market showcasing local talent, handmade stalls, food and art on Friday 29 November, 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 30 November, 11am to 4pm

A range of affordable stalls including hot food, local produce, handmade goods and pre-loved items, as well as music, bouncy castle and other entertainment for children.

The market takes place behind KukooLaLa Cafe, Leyton Jubilee Park E10 7BL and is hosted by The Creative Side of London.

Find out more about local markets

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