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Hello, how are you?

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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

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:

  • Bakers Arms shopping area
  • Francis Road shopping area
  • Leyton 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
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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 the 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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Choose Local

While 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.

Search the directory

Free directory listings for Leyton businesses

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Businesses in Leyton 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.

See details

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

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

Development Framework being commissioned for the New Spitalfields and Leyton Mills area

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The Council is currently commissioning a detailed urban design strategy and development framework for the New Spitalfields and Leyton Mills area of the borough.

Work is set to begin on this in January 2021.

Work will include public engagement events.

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We will keep people informed of when engagement will occur through the website and newsletter.

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Getting ready for the borough's biggest project

The Score

Taylor Wimpey has started enabling work start on The Score Centre site to prepare for  building work which is due to start in 2021.

This enabling work will map where utility services run on the site and identify any that need moving/

Additionally, test bore holes will be made in key locations so the developer knows what to expect when they start work.

Work will also start to clear the site in preparation for the redevelopment.

The Score Centre site in Leyton is currently the largest project in the Council’sregeneration  programme bringing new facilities and homes to this part of our borough.

The Scores Auckland Road CGI

The planning approval for the site includes:

  • 750 new homes contributing to meeting the borough’s housing need, with 50 per cent of them affordable
  • an attractive civic square with shops and cafe
  • commercial space
  • a health hub
  • a pre-school nursery
  • an enhanced sports and leisure centre for indoor sports with community facilities as well as meeting rooms
  •  landscaping
  • imprvements to public areas

See details of the scheme

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