Comment on new homes, help the bees and much more in Leyton News

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Dr Bike in Leyton this Saturday

Dr Bike

Dr Bike sessions can help you make sure you're road ready by offering free bike health checks on things such as tyres, gears and brakes. 

The next session is on Saturday 15 February. 10am - 4pm at Francis Road, Leyton, E10. 

More information on all things bike maintenance can be found on our website.

Visit Enjoy Waltham Forest website 

Free Cycle School in February Half Term

Cycle school

From Monday 17 until Friday 21 February, Cycle Confident will host free cycle training lessons for children aged between four and nine years old.

Held at Leyton Jubilee Park, this is a great opportunity for your child to get to grips with cycling and feel confident on two wheels.

Book a free place

Your chance to comment on planning application

92 Leyton Green Road

Building new homes at 92 Leyton Green Road will provide funds for a new respite care centre for young people at 99 Leyton Green Road while at the same time supporting work at Belmont Park School to provide modern facilities where students can learn vocational skills to help them find employment.

A planning application, reference number 200076, has now been submitted and you can comment on the proposals.

The housing proposals include:

  • 19 one-bedroom homes
  • 16 two-bedroom homes
  • 12 three-bedroom homes
  • 10 per cent of the homes will be fully wheelchair accessible and there will be parking bays for people with blue badges
  • Landscaping including a play space for pre-school age children
  • Secure cycle storage within the building for all residents
  • Sustainable approach to design

See and comment on the planning application

Comment on plans to boost pollinator numbers

bee on clover

We all know how important pollinators are for the production of our food as well as the role they play in helping tackle the Climate Emergency.

Waltham Forest Council is currently consulting with residents to help us draft a Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which:

  • highlights the steps the Council proposes to take to help pollinators
  • suggests ways that residents, businesses and community groups can help pollinators

Read the Pollinator Action Plan

Before the Pollinator Action Plan is agreed we want to hear your views on the suggestions it contains and also any other ideas you think should be included.

Please complete this short survey by Monday 2 March 2020.

Share your views on the PAP

Church Lane ice skating poster

Please note:

There is the possibility that Storm Dennis may reach Waltham Forest over the weekend and high winds and/or heavy rain may make it dangerous to go ahead with the skating.

If the event is cancelled we will post on Twitter to let people know so if the storms reaches us please check before leaving home.

Ward changes planned by Boundary Commission

Ballot Box voting

As part of its routine work the Boundary Commission has published its recommended changes for Waltham Forest Council.

The changes aim to make each councillor represent around the same number of residents.

The boundaries of every Ward in the borough change, some wards disappear, and some new wards are created.

Overall there will still be 60 councillors but there will be 22 wards instead of the current 20.

Currently every Ward has three councillors. Under the new proposals there will be 16 wards with three councillors and six with two councillors.

Read the full report

The consultation allows any individual or organisation to comment on the Boundary Commission's recommendations.

The closing date for consultation responses is Monday 2 March 2020.

Share your views online

Lots happening at your local library

Leyton Library

lots of events and activities taking place for residents of all ages.

We continue to invest in your library service with Leytonstone Library Plus recently benefitting from improvements to the lift.

2020 will be no different with significant refurbishment works happening at Walthamstow Library Plus, new facilities being installed to create Lea Bridge Library Plus and a new library opening in Wood Street later this year.

There are also lots of free events at Leyton Library.

See the full list of free events

Our libraries email newsletter keeps you up to date with what is happening and when in your local library.

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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

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