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Marlowe Road and Wood Street News

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More affordable homes handed over at Marlowe Road Estate

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Over the next week the Council takes handover of a further 66 properties at Marlowe Road from Countryside Properties South.

The 37 homes at Braithwaite House are being sold privately by the Council as POP and you may have seen the marketing at Walthamstow Central recently.

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Banfield House Marlowe Road

The 29 units in Banfield House will be sold as Shared Ownership and prioritised to those living or working in the Borough.

Banfield House is directly above the new Wood Street library which will shortly be opening its doors.

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For many of us who want to support our communities during Covid-19, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Last month we launched our Choose Local. Support Everyone. campaign, aimed at encouraging people to shop locally and support local businesses as we gradually emerge from lockdown.

However, we also know many of you need to spend your money carefully at this time. Luckily, there are many other ways you can get involved with the campaign and support our brilliant businesses:

  • Like and follow your favourite shops on social media (use #ChooseLocalWF wherever possible)
  • Engage with posts and share stories use (#ChooseLocalWF wherever possible)
  • Leave online reviews of your experience
  • Sign up to their mailing list
  • Spread the word by telling your neighbours about good experience

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Free directory listings for Wood Street businesses

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Businesses in Wood Street can get a free listing in the Waltham Forest Connected Business Directory, which is now being widely promoted as part of the Council's campaign to support our High Streets.

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Social media advertisements are being run to help reach more customers, helping them find everything they need locally at the click of a button. 

The Council will also feature the directory in the July edition of Waltham Forest News, which is sent to 100,000 addresses across the borough.

We encourage all local businesses to submit their business directory listing to get the message out that they are still trading.

All you need to do is add your details and provide a small amount of information about the products and services you offer.

Add your details to the directory

Countryside donates £10,000 to local charities

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Local charities that are supporting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic have each received £5,000 from Countryside.

Countryside Properties South is the Council's development partner for the regeneration of the Marlowe Road Estate, and has been committed to supporting the local community throughout the project.

THe Violence Against Women charity  will receive £5,000 and bids will be invited from charities in the Marlowe Road area for some of teh remaining £5,000 to support local projects.

Boundary Commission proposes new ward boundaries for next council elections

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As part of its routine work the independent  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 21 wards instead of the current 20.

Currently every Ward has three councillors. Under the new proposals there will be 18 wards with three councillors and three with two councillors.

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

The closing date for consultation responses is Monday 14 September 2020.

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