ChooseLocalWF backs local businesses, work starts on Spruce Hills Road housing scheme

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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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Meet Delroy who runs Rhythm Kitchen in Walthamstow.

Delroy Dixon, Rhythm Kitchen Walthamstow Choose Local WF

These are tough times for the food and drink sector, but we know our restaurant, pub and café owners in Walthamstow have the resilience, determination and passion to overcome the difficulties faced by the Covid-19 crisis.

They need your help!

Remember – Choose Local. Support Everyone

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Meet Delroy, owner of Rhythm Kitchen on Hoe Street, who tells us how he is bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Walthamstow – and why a diverse range of local businesses and markets on the high street is so critical for the local economy.

See Delroy on video

New market launches at Walthamstow Village

Cyprus Kitchen Orford Road street food

Orford Road Market is a new market held every Saturday from 11am outside of Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN with a selection of the capital's best street food traders and artisan small batch produce vendors. 

The market is run by Waltham Forest residents and businesses owners with a focus on supporting local homegrown businesses wherever possible.

It’s nestled in the heart of ‘The Village’ known and adored by locals for its period charm, independent shops, butcher, florist, delis and restaurants.

Get details of local markets

Work starts on 50 per cent affordable housing scheme

5 Spruce Hills Road red line plan as at 010820

Work has started on a scheme for 12 new homes, half of which will be affordable, at 5 Spruce Hills Road, Walthamstow.

The scheme is being developed by L & Q on former Waltham Forest College land.

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Crane installed at Juniper House

Luffing Jib Crane Juniper House

Work at Juniper House is progressing well with the crane now built on site and piling has taken place.

The development includes a new pre-school nursery to meet local demand, 91 new homes of which 50 per cent will be affordable as well as work space fronting Hoe Street where local businesses can create local jobs for local people.

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Work underway at Central Parade

Central Parade CGI 2019

Contractors are on site at Central Parade to move the electricity sub-station and other utilities before building work begins on the site.

Once this work is completed contractors will begin building the scheme  which has 21 new homes, 50 per cent of which unmailable, along with commercial space and communal area.

Find out more about this scheme

Pocket Park work progressing well

Growing bed Pocket Park First Avenue junction with Hoe Street

Work is progressing well on the Pocket Park at the junction of First Avenue and Hoe Street.

The plans were developed through extensive engagement with local residents and businesses.

The pocket park will be a mix of existing mature trees, high quality paving materials, new trees and planting.

There will be a dedicated residents planting area (on left in photo) which the community will be able to plant and maintain.

Pocket Parks are one of the ways we are helping tackle the Climate Emergency as the plants used will help improve air quality.

See more about this scheme

Get checked out with Dr Bike

Dr Bike

We are trialling a socially-distanced Dr Bike session at Lloyd Park, on Saturday 8 August 2020, 10am - 4pm. The Dr Bike gazebo will be located by the William Morris Gallery near the entrance on Forest Road.

Experienced mechanics will check over all the main components of your bike, and carry out any needed adjustments and lubrication. 

Minor repairs such as punctures and brake cables are fixed on the spot for FREE, and should your bike need any more advanced work they will tell you exactly what is needed and how much a bike shop would typically charge for the work.

Please book a time slot to secure your appointment. Each time slot is 30 minutes.

Book your slot here

Sign up to the Village Jumble Trail

Walthamstow Village Jumble Trail 2020

Sunday 13 September, 12noon - 4 pm.

Open to all residents of Walthamstow Village and surrounding streets, a Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale from your front garden.

Communities set up stalls in their front gardens and sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever. After lock-down clear-outs,  it's an excellent chance to make a few quid for yourself or your chosen charity.  Last year more than 80 stallholders and hordes of visitors took part.

Please register your stall. 

Potential changes to wards under Boundary Commission proposals

Ballot Box voting

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.

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 14 September 2020.

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