Countryside extend working hours, Have your say on Wood Street Families and Health Hub and much more

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Marlowe Road and Wood Street News

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New engagement meeting for Families and Health Hub

Wood Street Library

Approximately 65 homes will be built above the hub (subject to planning) and will help fund the new community facilities.

The project has a target of 50 per cent affordable homes, prioritised for local people.

See the proposals

Demolition work on the old building is due to start in November with minimum disruption to residents, the nearby school or traffic using Forest Road and Wood Street.

We are keen to hear from residents, business owners and community groups about our proposals for the development of the site.

Take part in the survey

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The next public engagement virtual event is on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Reserve your place now

Countryside to extend working hours

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The Government is emphasising the important role in delivering economic recovery as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

It has introduced regulations that allow developers to work outside working hours specified in planning agreements.

Countryside has said it will be making use of these regulations on the Feature 17 scheme in Marlowe Road.

The new working hours will be:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm (noisy machinery will not be used before 8am)
  • Saturday, 8am to 3pm
  • Sunday, only occasional special work with prior notification given

Noise and disturbance to residents will be kept to a minimum.

See scheme details

Keeping construction sites safe

The Government’s current national lockdown guidelines has made clear that construction work should continue if safe to do so.

All sites are COVID secure, clearly signed, and respect social distancing guidelines, with hand sanitation stations.

Council officers regularly visit construction sites across the borough to ensure that regulations are being followed.

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe: hands, face, space

Lighting up for Christmas without ceremony

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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 Wood Street shopping area near the Post Office.

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.

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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

New library proving popular

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The new library in Wood Street is proving popular with residents using a wider range of  services in a purpose built modern building.

The facilities include state of the art meeting space and public computers, as well as a brand new café for the community to enjoy.

You can also enjoy our library services from home with tens of thousands of newspapers, magazines, books and online courses available through the libraries website.

The libraries team now has a Facebook page that you can follow for updates, virtual events and more. 

Find out more

Still time to share your views on future of 2c Fulbourne Road

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Inland Homes has submitted a planning application, reference number 202512, for the future of land at 2c Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow where Homebase is currently trading.

See the Inland Homes website

It is expected that the Planning Committee will consider the application during early 2021 and until that date is published you still have time to submit your views.

See more details

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