Comment on new ice centre plans, CCTV in Leyton, phone box removal and much more in Leyton News

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Your chance to comment on Lee Valley Ice Centre planning application

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A planning application, reference number 194162, has now been submitted for a new Lee Valley Ice Centre.

The application has been submitted by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

The proposals include:

  • a new community twin pad ice centre with space for 800 spectators
  • a 100 station fitness centre, exercise studio and community space
  • a café for skaters and people visiting the nearby marshes 
  • new car park layout
  • improved landscaping

The planning application follows public engagement last year on the proposals.

See and comment on the planning application

Bin collection day

Get on your bike and head for Essex Road

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We’re holding a Community Day In Essex Road, Leyton on Saturday 28 March.

We'd love your help to plant up the new pocket parks and you'll also be able to speak to Dr Bike, have a ride with the All Ability Cycle Club and speak to Pedal my Wheels about a second hand bike.

Contact us for more details

A stitch in time sees sewing classes return

Market Parade sewing classes

Our sewing workshops at Leyton Green Studios are back from Tuesday 3 March for five weeks.

You don’t need any sewing skills so come along, learn how to repair creatively and make pyjamas!

The workshops are free to attend, as they are funded by L&Q, and are in partnership with Sew London.

Find out more and book a place

Where do we need CCTV?

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Closed circuit television (CCTV) is designed to help reduce the fear of crime and help deter and detect crime including anti-social behaviour and enviro crime.

The council is responsible for choosing the locations and monitoring of public space CCTV.

We are currently surveying residents for their views on CCTV in the borough.

See our CCTV policies

The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday 22 March 2020.

Complete the survey

Have you used a Council service? Tell us how it went.

Customer experience

If you are a resident or business in Waltham Forest, please tell us about the last time you were a customer of a Council service by taking our short survey.

Your answers will help shape the future of how we interact with residents and customers across the borough.

If you would like the chance of winning one of three £50 vouchers in our prize draw, please leave your details at the end of the survey.

Complete the survey

End of the line for phone box?

Vicarage Road and Park Road Leyton phone box

British Telecom has consulted the Council on the proposed removal of the public call box at the corner of Vicarage Road and Park Road (outside Rain Drops Off Licence and Supermarket) in Leyton.

This is because BT say it is not used often enough (50 calls were made in the last 12 months).

If you have any comments to make on this proposal, please respond by Wednesday 1 April 2020. Please quote reference number 200633.

Email your comments

The procedure for removing public call boxes is managed by OFCOM.

Read the OFCOM procedures

Last chance to comment on plans to boost pollinator numbers

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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

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.

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