More trees in parks, Connecting Communities at Christmas, local Christmas markets and much more in Leyton News

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Local parks to get extra trees to improve air quality

Leyton Jubilee Park

By April 2020 we will have planted around 1,800 more new trees across the borough this year part of our work on the climate emergency to improve air quality.

A key part of that planting programme will take place during National Tree Week (Saturday 23 November to Sunday 1 December 2019 when we will be planting trees in nine parks across the borough.

The tree species will be specimen pine trees which are particularly effective at improving air quality. This is funded by the Greener City Fund Community Tree Planting Grant Scheme,

The local parks which will get these trees are:

  • Drapers Field Park, Temple Mills Lane, Leyton
  • Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, Leyton
  • Leyton Manor Park, Capworth Street, Leyton

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Climate Emergency 13k trees planted

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Have your say on Making Places proposals

Albert Crescent Chingford Making Places

Do you live or work in Leyton 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 Thursday 5 December 2019, 5 - 7pm  at Leyton Midland Road Station, E10 6JT, or have your say online Monday 2 – Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Find out more about Making Places

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The Score planning application is submitted

The Scores Auckland Road CGI

The planning application, reference number 193694, for The Score site redevelopment, has been submitted and is now open for the statutory consultation.

The new Score Centre site development, on Council owned land, will provide:

  • 750 new homes contributing to meeting the borough’s housing need, with 50 per cent of them affordable
  • an attractive civic square with shops and cafes
  • commercial space
  • a health centre
  • a pre-school nursery
  • an enhanced sports and leisure centre for indoor sports with community facilities including, meeting rooms
  • landscaping
  • a district heating energy centre

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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 Leyton 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.

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Each of the four Connecting Communities areas - Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow - has its own email newsletter to keep residents in touch with what is happening in their area.

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Chit, Chat, Pitter, Pat helps children prepare for school

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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:

  • Leyton Library, High Road, Leyton, E10 5GH on 28 November 2019 and 09 January 2020

Just come along and join in the fun.

Winter Wonderland Market coming to Leyton Jubilee Park

Breakfast Roll from market

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

Hat trick of Christmas Markets for Leyton and Stone

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

Community groups invited to Draft Local Plan workshop

Local Plan engagement event Leyton 120819

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.

Email your group's details

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

You can keep in touch with what is happening on this project through our regular email newsletters.

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All weather floodlit pitch ideal for hockey

Feel Good Too hockey

Dark nights and rainy weather can make many hockey pitches unusable at this time of year but if you’re a keen hockey player you can still enjoy your favourite sport by using the all-weather, floodlit hockey pitch at Feel Good Too in Leyton.

You can book the pitch for matches or training sessions during the day or the evening and enjoy the facilities that are on offer and when you finish your game there’s changing rooms with hot showers to warm you up before you head home.

Find out more about Feel Good Too

Don't miss out on The Common Room in Leyton

The Common Room Leyton

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.

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

Second chance to 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) will be 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.

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.

A drop-in public engagement event where residents can ask questions of Council officers, the architects and contractors regarding the proposals is scheduled for Monday 9  December 2019, 4 - 7.30pm at Belmont Park School, 101 Leyton Green Road, Leyton,  E10 6DB.

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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 accessible and accessible parking bays will be provided
  • Landscaping including a play space for pre-school age children
  • Secure cycle storage within the building for all residents
  • Sustainable approach to design

Make sure your business is in the book!

Leyton High Road

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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