Connecting Communities at Christmas, Christmas Markets and much more in Leytonstone News

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Contractors start on Victoria Road improvements

Victoria Road Leytonstone

Work has started this week on the new recreation space in Victoria Road, Leytonstone.

This is part of the Council's work to minimise the impact of the Climate Emergency and will include some planting to help improve air quality as well as colourful structures designed to appeal to young children people and for people to take short rests on when visiting Leytonstone High Road.

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Have your say on Making Places proposals

Albert Crescent Chingford Making Places

Do you live or work in Leytonstone ward? 

Making Places is transforming a space in your area with an exciting new arts and culture project.

Come along and speak to us about the shortlisted proposals on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 8.30 - 10.30am at Bulwer Road, E11 1BX or have your say online from Monday 2  to Tuesday 10 December 2019.


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Christmas lights coming to Leytonstone this week

Leytonstone Christmas Lights switch on 2019

The Mayor of Waltham Forest will be launching Christmas in Leytonstone on Thursday 28 November 2019 when he officially switches on the lights.

Come along and join him for this free event which starts at 4pm on St John the Baptist’s Church forecourt, High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

There’ll be lots for everyone to do including the chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Start the festive fun in great style at this event which gets better every year.

Christmas Markets in Leytonstone

Leyton and Stone Christmas Market leaflet 2019

Leyton and Stone Designers is a group of designer and makers based in Leyton and Leytonstone and has three Christmas Markets this year.

The group holds pop-up markets to promote members' work and support the craft and design community in our area. These markets are privately organised.

  • Saturday 30 November, 11am to 4pm, Christmas Market at Leytonstone Library Hall
  • Saturday 14 December, 12 noon to 4pm, Pop-up Christmas Market at Welcome To The Forest Bar, 186A Hoe Street, Walthamstow,
  • Sunday 15 December, 11am to 4pm, Christmas Market at Leytonstone Social Club

Find out more about local markets

Crack down on crime in Church Lane

Operation Denford Church Lane Leytonstone drugs

On Friday 15 November 2019, Waltham Forest’s Anti-Social Behaviour team and Metropolitan Police officers arrested three individuals associated with drug-dealing around Church Lane, Leytonstone.

Officers also served Community Protection Warnings (which prohibit people from behaving in ways that cause alarm or distress to others).

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Chit, Chat, Pitter, Pat - bring your children to free events

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If you have a child aged under four years old then we have eight free events specially for you and them.

Chit, Chat, Pitter, Pat is a new programme aimed at preparing children for school through  exciting and fun activities.

We will be holding events on Thursday, 9.15 – 10.15am as follows

  • The Green, Snowberry Close, Leytonstone, E15 2AH on 5 December 2019 and 16 January 2020
  • Langthorne Park, Langthorne Road, Leytonstone, E11 4YG on 12 December 2019 and 23 January 2020
  • The Nexus Centre, Snowberry Close, Leytonstone, E15 2AH on 19 December 2019 and 30 January 2020

Just come along and join in the fun.

Connecting Communities All Networks event

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Waltham Forest Council’s Connecting Communities programme is a shared plan to have a borough that feels like home for everyone who lives and works here, ensuring they feel included, supported and safe.

We want to unlock the collective power of Waltham Forest’s people to build an integrated, supportive and safe community where every resident and local organisation is empowered to lead change that makes Waltham Forest a better place to live.

As part of this plan we have introduced local networks including in Leytonstone which has helped bring our local communities together as well as supporting them to share resources and building stronger links with the council.

Refreshments will be provided and the Network Managers and local partners will be sharing information on local developments, achievements and opportunities.

This event is for Network Members who are already registered with the Connecting Communities team. If you are not already a member of the Waltham Forest Council Connecting Communities local network area there is no better time to join!

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The event is on Monday 16 December 2019, 1 – 3pm at The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Centre, Leyton,  E10 5JY. Numbers are limited so you must sign up to attend.

Register now to attend this event

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Community groups invited to Draft Local Plan workshop

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During 2020 we will be having the second phase of engagement on the Draft Local Plan focusing on site specific allocations.

We particularly want to meet representatives of groups working in the community so if you are involved in a residents’ association, faith group or other community organisation interested in taking part in a workshop on the Draft Local Plan please email us your details and which group you represent.

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Suggest sites where developments could go

Local Plan 2019

Identifying sites where development can take place is important, which is why we are asking residents and other stakeholders for their suggestions.

The closing date for suggesting sites is Tuesday 31 December 2019.

Suggest possible sites

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Make sure your business is in the book!

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In the lead up to Small Business Saturday, 7 December 2019, our Economic Growth Team is launching a new online Business Directory for Waltham Forest.

Businesses can be listed and promote themselves free of charge in the directory.

The team is currently visiting town centres and high streets across the Borough to encourage businesses to sign up.

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