Christmas Shopping Special edition of Walthamstow News

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Walthamstow Village goes virtual

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The businesses across Walthamstow Village, from Orford Road to the Ravenswood Estate, have come together with support from the Council to help launch a virtual marketplace and guide to the area’s diverse independent businesses.

This will launch on Small Business Saturday, 5 December 2020 and will be kept up-to-date with news, events, offers and other activity throughout the year.

Their brilliant new Instagram page is already live @walthamstow_village.

Check out the new Walthamstow Village website

Hoe Street virtual market is proving popular

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2020 Hoe Street Market will be open until Sunday 6 December 2020 inclusive with a new local trader being announced each day.

You can check out the online market on

  • Facebook,
  • Twitter 
  • and Instagram 

Do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your laptop or phone and support local artists, makers and designers all of whom need your custom more than ever.

Find unique art, gifts, cards, plants, cushions, clothes, jewellery, ceramics, candles, the Walthamstow calendar, woollen scarves, baby accessories, reflexology vouchers, glassware, dolls (with a twist), jam, a charity cookbook and much more!

Check out Hoe Street Market

Walthamstow Shop Independent launches

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Walthamstow Shop Independent was launched by The Every Space, a locally based plant and gift independent shop, to share the number of similar shops within Walthamstow.

These shops rely on local people using them, especially during the crucial run up to Christmas so check out the site and see the wide range of products on offer.

Check out the details

Free listings in Business Directory

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If you’re a business based in Waltham Forest and want to attract more customers make sure you’ve got a free listing in the Waltham Forest Business Directory.

A joint initiative by WF Connected and Waltham Forest Council this online directory is open to any local business, including market traders, to promote what they sell and any special offers they are making.

Shoppers should check out our WF Connected directory to discover close to 450 local businesses waiting to serve you.

Search the directory

Choose Local campaign scoops Comms award

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Council's Choose Local. Support Everyone. to inform and persuade residents of the value in spending money locally has won Silver at the Public Service Communications Awards.

Up against more than 100 other entries, the awards recognise innovative and impactful communications.

Find out more about Choose Local

Businesses can get involved with the campaign by sharing their services on social media using the hashtag #chooselocalWF. 

Find out more about The Public Service Comms awards

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