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Christmas lights switch on will be socially distanced

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Christmas will be different for many of us this year, but the Council is continuing to support our local shopping areas.

As well as providing support for individual businesses Christmas trees across the borough will be lit up on Friday 27 November 2020.

This will include at Leytonstone High Road.

Because of the Government’s national restrictions there will not be carol singing or other gatherings to celebrate the switching on of the lights.

Do support local businesses for your shopping and remember that many local businesses now operate an online service.

Virtual Christmas Market
Leyton and Stone designers logo

2020 would have been the sixth year of Leyton&Stone Designers Christmas Markets!

Organisers Esme and Liz said: “Due to COVID-19 we won’t be able to enjoy the lovely socialness, music and fun of the markets, as well as browsing each other’s stalls, chatting with customers, posing for photos with Santa and mulled wine, but we can do a small online event to try and help those traders who'd usually be getting ready for our markets about now!

“So, lovely Leyton&Stone Designers - please share photos of your latest creations in our Facebook event  ASAP (no need to wait!), include prices, links and contact details so that people can buy from you - let's make it easy to #shoplocal this Christmas.”

Add details of your items

Prefer Instagram? No worries just tag Leyton&Stone and use the #leytonstonechristmasmarket before Saturday 28 November 2020 to see stories featuring your posts!

See details of the market

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The Covid-19 crisis continues to pose huge challenges for Waltham Forest businesses, the way local businesses have responded has been nothing short of inspiring.

Many have found innovative ways to continue operating despite the restrictions imposed on them.

Now more than ever, they need your support.

For our borough to be a great place we need our local businesses and shopping areas to prosper.

Ways you can help:

  • Like and follow your favourite shops on social media
  • Engage with their posts and share stories
  • Leave online reviews of  your experience
  • Sign up to their mailing list  to continue your support
  • Spread the word by telling your neighbours about good experiences

Check out our WF Connected directory to discover close to 450 local businesses waiting to serve you.

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Fairtrade in Leytonestone extends hours due to demand

St Andrews Church Leytonstone Fairtrade market stall

The St Andrew's Church Fairtrade Stall is extending its opening hours due to the demand from local residents.

It will now be open every Sunday, 11am - 3pm, on Colworth Road, Leytonstone E11 1JD.

The stall has been trading throughout lockdown and during November will offer a range of items as well as the usual Fairtrade groceries, including pasta, rice, teas, coffees, biscuits, spreads, nuts, dried fruits, chocolate and lots more, with plenty of vegan and gluten free products. 

More details on local markets

Hello, how are you?

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Part of our commitment to our residents, is to make sure we can provide you with the support you need.

To do this, we need to understand how the pandemic has and continues to affect you.

We have a new resident survey which will close on Monday  7 December 2020.

Please complete the survey

Tackling drugs and criminal behaviour in Leytonstone

Connaught Road raid October 2020

Officers obtained a full closure order against a property on Connaught Road in Leytonstone, where illicit drug-dealing and drug use had been taking place, and where neighbours experienced significant anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the form of aggressive, intimidating behaviour and loud noise.

Drug warrants carried out at the property revealed heroin, crack and cannabis, as well as weapons, including a knife and a hacksaw.

The terms of the order mean that no one except the landlord and emergency services will be able to access the property for the next three months. The tenant is prevented from returning to the property.

Report ASB in your community

Community-Led Housing sites in Leytonstone

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Two sites in Leytonstone have been identified as potential sites for Community-Led Housing schemes to provide affordable homes for local people.

Council land in Claude Road and Kings Road are being advertised with the deadline for submitting bids on either site being 5pm on Monday 11 January 2021.

Get further details

South Leytonstone Low Traffic Neighbourhood – tell us what you think!

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Waltham Forest Council is committed to creating people friendly streets and neighbourhoods that actively encourage walking, cycling and using public transport.

That’s why we’ve spent the past 18 months developing and submitting funding bids to the Transport for London (TfL) Liveable Neighbourhoods programme for improvements in South Leytonstone, in partnership with Newham Council.

Since launching Area 1 and Area 2 Waltham Forest Council has secured further funding from TfL’s London Streetspace Plan (LSP) to extend this scheme in South Leytonstone.

We want to hear from residents about their thoughts on the scheme.

Read scheme details and comment

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