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  Waltham Forest News
  Your Council keeping residents informed                                                                                                         Issue 14, 22 February 2010

Here come the                                                                                                                                                                       News
                                                                                                                                                                                   03                      Support for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           LGBT community

grime fighters                                                                                                                                                                      News

Extra enforcement officers brought in
Fly-tippers, litterbugs, graffiti
artists and people who allow
their dogs to foul are to be
targeted by a new team of
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frederick Bremer
enforcement officers.
   The new team was set up
by Waltham Forest Council as
                                                                                                                                                                                   Our Community
part of its Wiping Out Enviro-
Crime campaign in response
to residents’ concerns about
environmental crimes in the
borough, which costs us all

more than £1million a year to
clear up.
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   The eight new officers will
focus on fly-tipping hotspots
and will work until midnight to
deal with fly-tippers and other                                                                                                                                                    Our Future

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Teresa Farnham
                          Gardens bring out the
                          best in people. Working
                          in the gardens at the
                          Waltham Forest Register
                          Office in Grove Road for
                          some years, we have
                          noticed more community
                          interest in the gardens.
                          Kind residents donate
spare plants and bags of soil, and volunteer to
take entrance money for the National Garden
Scheme on Spring Bank Holidays. Each year
the generosity of garden visitors enables the
donations to NGS Cancer Charities to increase.
   Creating an established garden has been difficult as
most of the flowerbeds are shallow (including buried
church building foundations in the rear garden!). It
is not easy to dig so plants have been grown from                 Artists should seek inspiration from Morris and his work

cuttings, finding root run through the hardcore. Local

                                                                 Inspired by William Morris
gardeners have developed an interest in the survival
and growth of these plants.

  If you see a gardener, stop
  and talk for a few moments,                                    • Competition gives the chance for your art to be displayed in The William
  it can be lonely with just the                                   Morris Gallery
  birds and plants to talk to!                                   • Exhibition aims to show how Morris’ work inspires contemporary artists
  The environment has benefited through the garden
too. Fifteen years ago when weeding the beds we                  The William Morris Gallery                work of William Morris.                     on display as a group show
regularly retrieved large amounts of litter, bottles,
cans and paper. Litter has now diminished, whether
                                                                 is looking for London-
                                                                 based professional
                                                                                                             Artists are asked to create
                                                                                                           an original piece of work
                                                                                                                                                       in the autumn, and a winner
                                                                                                                                                       will be chosen by a panel of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fact file
through extra Council litter bins or that the gardens            artists and craftsmen                     that will be considered for                 prestigious judges.                            • Artists are asked to take a
have matured with few bare patches. However we                   to take part in a show                    inclusion in the exhibition.                   The winning artist will have                photo of their work and submit
do have vandals!. Foxes regularly raid local bins and            inspired by the life and                    All chosen entries will go                their own solo exhibition at                   it along with their entry form.
bring waste food into the garden to eat, leaving the                                                                                                   the gallery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • There are no constraints on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      what may be included in the
wrappings behind. Other wildlife has proliferated and                                                                                                     Application forms are
                                                                                                                                                                                                      exhibition; both traditional and
we now have birds, hedgehogs, rare moths, butterflies,                                                                                                 available from the William Morris
                                                                                                                                                                                                      contemporary works will be
hoverflies and many frogs in the rear garden.                                                                                                          Gallery and on the Council
  Hopefully Open Days have encouraged families to                                                                                                      website, the deadline for entries
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The William Morris Gallery is
grow their own plants and look at the wildlife.                                                                                                        is Thursday 1 July 2010.                       the only public gallery devoted
Young visitors learn how to plant seeds and take                                                                                                                                                      to William Morris - designer,
cuttings. We hope this continues to be encouraged in
school as well – maybe they could use the garden for
                                                                                                                                                          More info                                   craftsman, writer, socialist and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      conservationist - and displays
nature study?                                                                                                                                             For more information on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      an internationally important
  The front garden is walked through by many people
                                                                                                                                                          how to apply and conditions
                                                                                                                                                          of entry please visit                       collection illustrating his life,
and, we hope, provides a pleasant interlude while                                                                                                                                                     achievements and influence.
going to appointments and registrations. However,                                                                                                         uk/william-morris or                        • The gallery is open from 10-
many visitors walk past as if we were invisible. So                                                                                                       call 020 8496 3000                          5pm Wednesday to Sunday.
                                                                  The winner will get a solo exhibition at the gallery.
please, if you see a gardener, stop and talk for a few
moments, it can be lonely with just the birds and
plants to talk to!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Issue 14, 22 February 2010

Council pledges support In brief
for gay community PublicNew kitchens for
                        primary schools
• New report shows findings from consultation with local gay community                                                                                      Twelve of the borough’s primary schools are set to receive improved
• Plans to raise awareness of reporting hate crimes                                                                                                         kitchen and dining facilities in a move to encourage more young
                                                                                                        Highways                                                           Planning
                                                                                                                                                            people to sign up for school meals. Cllr Liaquat Ali, Cabinet Member
                                                                      its kind in the country,          the wider community to                              for Children and Young People, announced the £230,000 budget for
                                                                      specifically targeting our        educate young people about                          improvements at a Cabinet meeting in early February. The money
                                                                      LGBT community to find out        celebrating differences,
                                                                                                      LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST has come from the government’s Department for Children, Schools
                                                                                                                                                                           LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST

                                                                      how we can better support       CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES – AMENDMENTS
                                                                                                        but perhaps we are not                              and Families. TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
                                                                      their needs,” said Cllr Marie   TO PARKING PERMIT ELIGIBILITY
                                                                                                        working hard enough to                                              taking part in the scheme PROCEDURE)
                                                                                                                                                                Each school(GENERAL DEVELOPMENTwill have to match the
                                                                      Pye, Cabinet Member for         The Waltham Forest (Blackhorse Lane CPZ)
                                                                                                        contact those who actually                                         ORDER 1995 - NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 8
                                                                                                                                                            Council’s funding, which will pay for improved kitchen equipment for
                                                                                                      (Amendment No. *) Order 20** The Waltham Forest                      NOTICE IS as refurbishment the following application for
                                                                                                                                                            the servery staff as well HEREBY GIVEN thatto the schools’ canteens.

                                                                      Communities and Housing.          experience harassment. This
                                                                                                      (Hoe Street CPZ) (Amendment No. *) Order 20**                        planning permission has been made to the Council for which
                                                                         “The report has                report has helped(Walthamstow Market West
                                                                                                      The Waltham Forest            to identify             • For more information, contact the Council’s primary school
                                                                                                                                                                           additional publicity is required.
                                                                      established where we need         where we are falling Order
                                                                                                      CPZ) (Amendment No. *)short 20**                      capital team on 020 8496 3000.
                                                                                                                                                                           APPL.NO 2010/0050
                                                                      to work to help the LGBT          and we IS HEREBY GIVEN to
                                                                                                      1. NOTICEcan now work that the Council of the
                                                                      community to thrive and
                                                                      improve their experience
                                                                                                        address thoseWaltham Forest propose to make the
                                                                                                      London Borough of
                                                                                                                                                        Foster carers raise cash
                                                                                                      above-mentioned Orders under sections 45, 46, 49, 51
                                                                                                                                                                           APPLICANT Mr Louis Gavriel
                                                                                                                                                                           ADDRESS 454 - 458 Larkshall Road & Station Car Park,
                                                                      of working and living in                                                                Traffic
                                                                                                      and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the RoadWhipps Cross Hospital’s9HH Push’ campaign is £396 better off,
                                                                                                                                                                           Chingford ‘Big
 The Council has pledged to support the gay community                 the borough.”                     More info
                                                                                                      Regulation Act 1984, as amended.                      thanks to localPROPOSAL Demolitioncarers from across at 454 - 458
                                                                                                                                                                            foster carers. Foster of existing buildings Waltham
                                                                                                      2. The general effect of the Orders would be to allow raised funds for Road and inclusionwhich is aiming to raise
                                                                         Among the suggestions                                                              Forest         Larkshall the campaign – of part of the station car park
Waltham Forest Council              a new report, which claims        made in the report are                                                                 that
                                                                                                      residents living in that section of Palmerston Road £350,000 for antenatal redevelopment of the site to provide 45 residential
                                                                                                         • To read the full report, log                                    to enable equipment at the hospital – at their
                                                                                                              the boundary of Blackhorse Road,
                                                                                                      lies atto Hoe Street and
has today pledged to                many LGBT residents               providing more information                                                                           units comprising 33
                                                                                                                                                            Christmas party earlier this year. flats (7 x 1 bed, 24 x 2 bed and 2 x 3
                                                                                                      Walthamstow Market West Controlled Parking Zones, (Nos.
                                                                                                         uk/community-engagement or                                        bed) and 12 houses (8 x 4 bed and 4 x 3 bed). Reprovision
better support members              “passed as straight” in their     about how people can                                                                      Waltham Forest Mayor, Cllr Anna Mbachu, named the campaign
                                                                                                      11 to 41 and Nos. 80 to 100), to choose which one of
                                                                                                         contact the Council’s diversity                                   of office accommodation and provision of 3 retail units on the
of the gay, lesbian,                everyday life to avoid the        report hate crime and           these three Controlled Parking Zone that they mayas one of her official charities when she took the post last year
                                                                                                         team on 020 8496 3000.                               purchase     Larkshall Road frontage.
bisexual and transgender            threat of harassment or           providing more opportunities                                                          and received the cheque from members of the Council’s foster and
                                                                                                      a residents parking permit for, with a limit on the issue of
                                                                                                         If you have experienced hate                                      LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST
                                                                                                      permits toyou can per vehicle.                        adoption service.
(LGBT) community in                 personal attack.                  to celebrate the LGBT              crime, only one find out how                                      PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION
Waltham Forest.                       “Over the last few months,      community locally.     Copies of the Orders, the Council’s statement • For more information on The Big Push, visit www.whippsx.
                                                                                                             report it by logging going to                  of reasons
  The announcement came             we have undertaken one               Cllr Pye added: “We work
                                                                                                                                                                           AREAS) to 1990 - SECTION 67
                                                                                                                                                   orACTsecurely donate by card over the
                                                                                                      for proposing to make the Orders and a plan showing the
                                                                                                                                                                           NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following application for
                                                                                                                                                            telephone, call 020 8535 6818.
                                                                                                      locations and effect of the Orders can be inspected during
as the authority published          of the largest surveys of         hard in our schools and in         report-hate-crime
                                                                                                      normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until             a building within a Conservation Area has been made to this
                                                                                                      the end of a period of 6 weeks from the date on which the            Authority.
                                                                                                      Orders are made or the Council decides not to make the               APPL.NO 2010/0089
Council and church compromise                                                                         Orders, at (a) The Information Desk, Town Hall, Forest Road,
                                                                                                      Walthamstow, E17; (b) The Waltham Forest Direct Shop,
                                                                                                                                                                           APPLICANT Mr & Mrs Mark Ward
over noise complaint                                                                                                                                       FIRST SESSION FREE
                                                                                                      265 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, E4 8LP; and (c) The
                                                                                                      Reception Desk, The London Borough of Waltham Forest,
                                                                                                                                                                           ADDRESS 32 Orford Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NJ
                                                                                                                                                                           PROPOSAL Erection of ground floor rear extension to form

                                                                                                      Low Hall, Argall Avenue, London, E10 7AS.                   Professional training in the Performing Arts                             Wa
A church which appealed             the noise coming from the         the church leaders invited                                                                           covered seating area.
                                                                                                                                                                       for young people aged 6-18 years.
                                                                                                      4. Any person desiring to object to the proposed Orders or                                                                           bet
against a Council noise             building during worship.          Waltham Forest Council’s                                                                             The application is open to time 2.30 - Public at the
                                                                                                                                                               Every Saturday during terminspection by the 5.30pm,
                                                                                                      to make any other representation should send a statement in          offices of the Development Management, Sycamore House,           ded
abatement notice has                   The church appealed and at     noise team to assess the
                                                                                                      writing of either their objection at the grounds thereof or ofat Leytonstone School, E11 1JD. 4JF between
                                                                                                                    Performing and
                                                                                                                                                                           Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, London E17
struck a compromise deal            a case heard at Snaresbrook       noise coming from the
                                                                                                      their representation to Traffic Orders, Engineering Design, Low take part9.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.West End shows.
                                                                                                              The Royal Albert Hall                     All students the hours of in our local & Monday to Friday. Any                     The
with the Council.                   Crown Court on 8 February,        church in October 2007.           September London, E10 7AS by the
                                                                                                      Hall, Argall Avenue,2010. Join Now!! end of a period                 representations relating to the application should be made in   and
   The Immanuel Christian           the judge encouraged the          Unfortunately an amicable       of 21 days from the date on which this Notice is published. All writing to the Planning Division within 21 days of the date of
Centre in Vallentin Road,           church and the Council to         solution could not be reached   objections must specify the grounds on which they are made. this Notice.                                                             The
Walthamstow, was issued with        negotiate a compromise            and the Council was forced      For more information please telephone 020 8496 3000
                                                                                                                                                           The company that loves to perform
                                                                                                                                                                           Dated 8 February 2010                                           em
                                                                                                      quoting reference 2009T26                                            David Scourfield – Head Development
a noise abatement notice on
5 May last year, ordering it to
                                    rather than proceed with a full
                                    hearing. As a result the church
                                                                      to issue a noise abatement
                                                                      notice in May 2009 after        Dated 8th February 2010
                                                                                                                                                                      Tel: 01992 812668
                                                                                                                                                                           Management on Behalf of London Borough of
                                                                                                                                                                           Waltham Forest
‘take such steps as necessary       has agreed to abide by the        receiving complaints from       Mr. K. Valavan, Head of Highways and
to prevent the playing of           original notice and will also     residents.                      Infrastructure, Public Realm, Low Hall,                                                              WF
                                                                                                      Argall Avenue, London, E10 7AS
amplified sound and drums           install a sound limiter             The church appealed
at an excessive volume’ after       by 31 May.                        against the noise abatement
neighbours complained about            The case arose after           notice to Waltham Forest
                                                                      Magistrates’ Court, but the
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                                                                      appeal was thrown out. The
                                                                      church then appealed to the        SUCCESSFULLY                                                                                                                      •S
                                                                      Crown Court where the judge        With 110,000 copies delivered to homes & business in Waltham Forest.                                                              •C
                                                                      suggested both sides reach a
                                                                                                         “Taking out a full ad on the back page was certainly the right thing to do.                                                       •N
                                                                                                         The response has been unbelievable. Since its publication, we have been inundated
                                                                                                         with calls with regards to our family activity centre and wider services.”
                                                                                                         Stephen Barnabis - Tumble in the Jungle -
                                                                       More info                         “The session went very well - we had enough people attend to mean that we can go ahead
                                                                       To find out more about the        with running the course next year. Thanks for your help with the advert.”
                                                                       Council’s Noise Team ring         Chris Hatfield - Birkbeck, University of London -
                                                                       Waltham Forest Direct on          Don’t waste time, to advertise in Waltham Forest News please call 020 8496 3000
                                                                       020 8496 3000 or log on to        (press option 6) and ask for Sunil Duggal or email:
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                                                                                                        The lucky winners drawn out of the hat are:
                                                                                                        Marie Bhatti from Walthamstow, Mrs Khamzada from Leytonstone, Rosemary Waxman from Walthamstow,
In brief
Science Week in
Waltham Forest Libraries will be marking National Science and
Engineering Week with a host of fun activities for children.
This year’s theme is “Earth” and Walthamstow Library is going
bug crazy in celebration. Go along and listen to some of your
favourite insect stories and rhymes, make an insect to add to the
giant Library Bug wall display and get a chance to handle a real
live creepy crawly!
Leytonstone and Higham Hill libraries will also get in on the
act, hosting earth-themed story sessions and craft activities
throughout the week.
• To find out more about your local library go to www. or call 020 8496 3000.

                                                                          Young people joined the campaign for extra police officers at City Hall last month

Jazz legend dies                                                         Senior Met officers
Sir John Dankworth, the jazz legend who grew up in Waltham
Forest, has died at the age of 82.
The saxophonist, who wrote the theme tune for The Avengers,
Tomorrow’s World and Modesty Blaise, had been unwell for
                                                                         visit town hall
several months. Sir John was knighted in 2006 for services               • Senior police meet Waltham Forest Council to discuss borough’s appeal
to music and was married to the singer Dame Cleo Laine for
52 years. Dankworth was a mainstay of the British jazz scene
                                                                           for more officers
for more than half a century, making regular TV and stage                • Officers say they will look at issues such as gangs and violent crime
appearances during his career. He was born in Woodford, and
attended the George Monoux Grammar School in Walthamstow.                Senior police officers                   Cllr Robbins led a                   crime between November
                                                                         have held face-to-face                delegation of residents to the          2008 and November 2009,
                                                                         talks with Waltham Forest             Metropolitan Police Authority           when London as a whole saw
Tudors exhibition                                                        Council’s leader and
                                                                         chief executive over the
                                                                                                               Meeting on January 28 to
                                                                                                               present a 7,100 petition calling
                                                                                                                                                       a 1.7 per cent decrease in
                                                                                                                                                       total crime.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fact file
An exciting new exhibition about life in the Tudor times is opening at                                                                                                                    • Waltham Forest Council
Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow.                                        borough’s campaign for                on its Chair, Mayor of London              But despite these statistics,   launched its We’re Calling For
The exhibition explores the legacy of the Tudor and early Stuart age     more police officers.                 Boris Johnson, to increase the          the borough has relatively low     Back Up campaign in August
and the local magnificent houses of Hill Hall and Copped Hall. It also      Assistant Commissioner             number of police officers in            levels of policing compared        2009.
tells the story of influential Tudors including courtier Sir Thomas      for Territorial Policing Ian          Waltham Forest by 120.                  with boroughs which have           • The Council estimates at
Heneage and protestant martyr John Foxe.                                 McPherson and Newham                     In August last year the              similar crime profiles.            least 120 more officers are
The Tudors exhibition runs from Sunday 13 March to Sunday 23             borough commander Tim                 Council launched its “We’re             Hackney has virtually the          needed to deal effectively
May. Vestry House Museum is open from 10am-5pm Wednesday to              Bracken met Cllr Chris                Calling For Back Up”                    same amount of serious             with the crime issues facing
Sunday and admission is free.                                            Robbins and chief executive           campaign to address the                 crime, but 195 police officers     Waltham Forest.
• For more information on Vestry House Museum log on to                  Andrew Kilburn at the Town            shortfall in police numbers in          more than Waltham Forest.          • Waltham Forest has the                                    Hall on 11 February.                  the borough.                               In December last year,          highest serious crime rate
or call 020 8496 3000.                                                      They agreed to look at the            Waltham Forest has the               Waltham Forest Council             (serious crime as a proportion
                                                                         specific issues facing Waltham        highest rate of serious crime           announced it was part-             of all crime) in London.

Thesp appeal                                                             Forest such as gangs and              in London and recorded a                funding 10 new police officers     • 52.2 per cent of Waltham
                                                                         violent crime.                        5.9 per cent increase in total          to deal with gang related          Forest’s crime is classed as
                                                                                                                                                       violence, work in schools and      serious. i.e more people are a
Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a singer, dancer or all-round
                                                                                                                                                       reinforcing the High Street
                                                                                                                                                                                          victim of serious crime than
entertainer but haven’t known where you might be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                          non-serious crime.
showcase your skills? If so, the Chapel End Savoy Players might                                                                                        Safer Neighbourhood Team.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waltham Forest has the
be able to help – the group are holding their fourth annual have-                                                                                      This will cost £400,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                          eighth highest rate of serious
a-go night on Saturday 6 March at the Church Of Christ The King,
                                                                                                                                                                                          crime in London (out of
455 Chingford Road, E4 8SP and are looking for folks who’re
willing to tread the boards as well as those who simply want to                                                                                          More info                        32 boroughs) per 1,000 of
pop along to be entertained. The fun kicks off at 7.30pm and it’s                                                                                        To find out more about the       • Waltham Forest has the
just a fiver to get in. Contact Jackie Mitchell on gnsjackie@yahoo.                                                                                      We’re Calling For Back Up
                                                                                                                                                                                          fourth highest rate of serious
com or 07852 928 287.                                                                                                                                    Campaign log on to www.
                                                                                                                                                                                          crime per police officer in
• For more information on the Chapel End Savoy Players                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                             Issue 14, 22 February 2010

Bremer pupils stand to attention                                                                                                             In brief
• Pupils at the engineering school show their skills to Royal Engineers
• RAF officers encourage more girls to consider a career in the force                                                                        Library fines amnesty
Pupils at Frederick Bremer              The army officers helped      last year when several villages    demonstrate some of the             Are you late taking your books back to the library and worried
School, Waltham Forest’s             deliver quite a topical lesson   in the country were isolated       more exciting aspects of            about paying the fines?
only specialist engineering          to Year 9 engineering            during floods.                     engineering and perhaps get            Well worry not; in the spirit of celebrating World Book Day,
school, got to pit their wits        students on 9 February;             The following day, officers     more young people involved,         Waltham Forest Libraries are having a three-day fine amnesty
against the best of them             tasking them to build            from the Royal Air Force           then it’s a good thing.”            from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 March.
earlier this month, when             temporary bridges –              also paid Frederick Bremer a           Year 9 pupil Aida, added:       Readers are encouraged to return all overdue items and have the
the Royal Engineers came             a feat many a Royal Engineer     visit, this time specifically to   “One of the best things             fines waived.
                                                                                                                                             To qualify for the fines amnesty you must bring the items back to
to town.                             found themselves tackling        demonstrate the wide array of      about Frederick Bremer is
                                                                                                                                             the library in person.
                                                                      careers available in the RAF       the equipment and facilities
                                                                                                                                             • For more information on Waltham Forest Libraries go to
                                                                      for women.                         we’ve got for lessons like
                                                                                                                                       or call 020 8496 3000.
                                                                         On the day, female pupils       engineering and construction.
                                                                      were given a presentation          It’s great to be able to have a
                                                                      about what life is like in
                                                                      the RAF, and took part in a
                                                                                                         real hands-on experience
                                                                                                         in class.
                                                                                                                                             Teenage talent
                                                                      question and answer session.           “It’s funny, you think of the   Waltham Forest youngsters brought the house down with their
                                                                         Corporal Paul Messer, of        army and RAF and you think          comedy and dancing when they showed off their talent at the
                                                                                                                                             Hackney Empire last month.
                                                                      the RAF, said: “The armed          of men. Today was really
                                                                                                                                                The variety show “Play the Empire”, was staged on Sunday
                                                                      forces, or indeed engineering      good to open up our eyes,
                                                                                                                                             31 January and included entertaining acts, presented by hand-
                                                                      as a whole, can sometimes          teach us to work together as
                                                                                                                                             picked young performers from the five Olympic host boroughs.
                                                                      be thought of as quite a           a team and let us see that the
                                                                                                                                             E-Motionz, a community dance group from the Outset Centre,
                                                                      male-dominated industry but        option is there for girls, too.”    Walthamstow, wowed the gallery with their street beats,
                                                                      that’s not the case.                                                   alongside aspiring stand-up comedian Ben Sarpong also of
                                                                         “The skills that students                                           Walthamstow. “If you have a goal, you go for it,” 18-year-old
                                                                      can learn at school these           More info                          Ben said. “The show gave me the chance to be on stage and
                                                                      days can set them in great         For more information on             improve my skills.”
                                                                      stead for a creative career in     Frederick Bremer School,            • The show was funded by the London Development Agency.
                                                                      engineering, male or female.       contact them direct on                For more information, visit
 Pupils learn how to set up an RAF base                                  “If the RAF can                 020 8498 3340.                        or call 020 7593 8000.

Our Environment
In brief
Paint it fun
So you’ve just given the living room a fresh lick of paint and
have got a couple of tins of magnolia left over. What to do? Why
not donate them to the industrious folks at Forest Recycling
Project (FRP)? They’ll take it off your hands and make sure
it doesn’t go to waste by passing it on to community groups,
charities and voluntary organisations who need to do their
own decorating. You can collect or donate paint from FRP’s
premises at 2c Bakers Avenue, Walthamstow E17 9AW Monday
- Thursday, 10am to 4pm.
• To find out more, visit or contact / 020 8539 9076.

                                                                        Street performers entertain at the launch of the Love your borough awards.

                                                                       Love your borough awards
                                                                       • Say ‘thank you’ to those who’ve made Waltham Forest a better place
                                                                       • Make your nomination by Monday 10 May to show your appreciation
                                                                       As regular readers will be            life for all of us and let them         partnership
                                                                       aware, last year saw the
                                                                       launch of our Wiping Out
                                                                                                             know that all their hard work
                                                                                                             has been recognised.” There
                                                                                                                                                     8) Arts and culture
                                                                                                                                                     9) Go Green schools award
                                                                                                                                                                                      More info
                                                                       Enviro-Crime campaign.                                                                                         The closing date for
                                                                                                             are ten categories:                     10) Pride of Waltham Forest.
Cracking down on litter
                                                                                                                                                                                      nominations is Monday 10
                                                                       This saw the Council                  1) Waltham Forest Mayor’s                   There’ll be £250 for each    May and the awards will take
                                                                       clamping down on the                  citizen of the year                     winner and separate prizes for   place on Thursday 1 July.
Waltham Forest Council has revealed the cost of cleaning up after      handful of residents intent           2) Improving your                       the Go Green schools award       To find out more, or to make
secondary school pupils runs to £250,000 a year. Extra sweeping        on making Waltham Forest              neighbourhood                           (nominations for which are       a nomination, visit www.
rounds were scheduled in and around the borough’s secondary            a pigsty.                             3) Making Waltham                       currently closed as schools
schools following complaints from residents who said that the            While we’re still committed         Forest safer                            have already signed up), so      your-borough or contact
roads they used every day were always dirty. The roads are             to holding these people to            4) Business champion                    if you’d like to show your       Corinne Hurn on corinne.
now swept twice a day from 6am and 2pm in a bid to keep the            account, this year sees the           5) Health and well-being                appreciation why not make a
streets tidier. The council is also looking to introduce a scheme to   launch of our Love your               6) Working together                     nomination?                      uk / 020 8496 3000.
discourage children from littering.                                    borough awards to celebrate:          7) Public engagement and
• For more information on street cleansing visit                       the many people who are or ring the Council on                        doing their best to make our
020 8496 3000.                                                         borough a better place to live.
                                                                         If you know of a community-

Gardeners’ world                                                       spirited individual, business
                                                                       or group then tell us, in no
As the weather ever-so-slowly begins to brighten up, many of           more than 500 words,
the borough’s green-fingered types will be heading into their          why they should win a
gardens or allotments to clear up after the heavy winter. If that      Love your borough award.
sounds like you, remember that once you’ve dug up those pesky            Cllr Bob Belam, Waltham
weeds and lopped off any dead branches you can put them in             Forest’s Cabinet Member
your brown bin along with your kitchen scraps to be made into          for Environment,said: “While
compost for parks, gardens and community spaces around                 many of our residents are
Waltham Forest. Cllr Bob Belam said: “If you’ve not yet got your       doing their bit to reduce,
own brown bin just get in touch with us and we’ll have one             reuse and recycle there are
delivered just as soon as we can.”
                                                                       some who are really going
• To find out more about the Council’s green waste
                                                                       above and beyond. These
collection scheme, or to order your brown bin, visit
                                                                       awards celebrate those
                                                                       groups or individuals who’ve
or call 020 8496 3000.                                                                                        Cllr. Bob Belam at the Love your borough awards launch.
                                                                       made an effort to improve

                                                                                                                                                         Issue 14, 22 February 2010

Fairtrade Fortnight                                                                                                                      In brief
                                                                   Companies pay sustainable          wallet to make a stand.
                                                                   prices to the farmers                 “Fairtrade offers producers
                                                                   (which must never fall             in the developing world a
                                                                   lower than the market              fair price for their product and
                                                                   price), enabling them to           better working conditions,
                                                                   improve their position and         as well as sustainable
                                                                   have more control over             working practices, “says
                                                                   their lives.                       Brian Madican, Chair of the
                                                                     As consumers, many of            Waltham Forest Fairtrade
                                                                   us are already familiar with       Campaign Group. “I would
                                                                   Fairtrade fruit, tea and coffee,   encourage everyone to
                                                                   but there is a wide range of       join in The Big Swap this
                                                                   products that we could be          year during Fairtrade
                                                                   buying to support workers          Fortnight and swap the
                                                                   and tackle poverty.                products you normally
                                                                     This Fairtrade Fortnight         buy like bananas, tea and
                                                                   sees a new idea launched
                                                                   called The Big Swap. The
                                                                                                      chocolate for Fairtrade
                                                                                                      bananas, tea and chocolate,        A wheelie good idea
                                                                   idea is that for two whole         which are now widely               The London Cycling Campaign is offering community groups
                                                                   weeks you swap your usual          available in shops and             and organisations the chance to bid for grants of up to £10,000
                                                                   shopping for Fairtrade             supermarkets throughout            to promote cycling in their local area. The cash can be spent on
                                                                   produce. Swap your usual           Waltham Forest.”                   bikes, training and other necessities to help boost the uptake
 Why not swap some of your shopping to fairtrade produce?          bananas for Fairtrade                                                 and popularity of cycling. Since the LCC began administering the
                                                                   bananas, your usual cotton                                            funding in 2007 it has channelled over £500,000 into projects that
This year’s Fairtrade               working conditions,            socks for Fairtrade cotton          More info                         help local communities go green, keep fit and, above all, have fun.
Fortnight takes place               local sustainability, and      socks, and your usual cuppa         For more information about        So if your group has a bright idea as to how it can put pedal
between 22 Feb and                  fair terms of trade for        for a Fairtrade cuppa. This         fairtrade fortnight go online     power into full effect, make sure to get your bid in when
7 March. Fairtrade is about         farmers and workers in         means that every time you go        to:          applications open on March 8.
better prices, decent               the developing world.          shopping, you can use your                                            • For more information visit

   Forest Philharmonic Waltham Forest
                       Festival of                               Sunday 7 March, 6.30pm
                                                            Walthamstow Assembly Hall
                                                                            Forest Road
                       Theatre 2010                                Walthamstow E17 4JD
                                                    Beethoven – Leonore Overture No.2
                                                 Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello
                                                            Sibelius – Symphony No.2
                                                                                                        Tuesday 16 March –
                                                             Mark Shanahan – conductor                  Saturday 20 March
                                                             Tamsin Waley-Cohen – violin                Chingford Assembly Hall
                                                                Gemma Rosefield – cello                 Station Road
                                                         Tickets £14, £10 (cons £11, £8)                Chingford E4 7EN
                                                  Ticket in the stalls £5 with this advert
                                                               Under 18 and students £3                 Comedy and drama, 11
                                                                                                        different shows

                                                           Box Office 01279 814931
                                          Email                       Box Office 0750 416 2331
                                             Web                          Full details

                                      For more information about hall hire please visit
                     or call 020 8496 8018

                                  Afzal Akram, Chair, NHS Waltham Forest
                                         Welcome to your NHS Waltham Forest Page
                                   	   		This	week	we	look	at	a	‘dramatic’	turn	of	
                                 events	at	a	local	school	for	our	Stop	Smoking	Service	
                                 in	the	run	up	to	No	Smoking	Day.	We’d	also	like	to	
                                 encourage	even	more	residents	to	help	us	with	an	
                                 important	consultation	about	the	future	of	health	
                                 services	in	our	region	and	we	highlight	an	interesting	
            advance	on	the	web	that	gives	you	information	about	your	treatment	
            that	you	know	you	can	trust.	We’ll	keep	you	up	to	date		
            with	all	the	latest	NHS	news	right	here	in	Waltham	Forest	News.

                                                                                                       Health for north east London
                                                                                                            very	year	hundreds	of	people	        of	them	closer	to	where	people	live.
                                                                                                            die	prematurely	in	north	east	         We	are	currently	asking	people	
                                                                                                            London	from	poor	healthcare.	        across	our	area	what	they	think	
                                                                                                       We	want	to	improve	the	health	of	         about	the	proposals	which	include:
                                                                                                       the	people	of	north	east	London	          •	Improving	urgent	care	and	A&E			
                                                                                                       and	make	sure	they	receive	high-          	 services
                                                                                                       quality	services.	                                           B
                                                                                                                                                                  •	 etter	quality		 	
                                                                                                         We	want	to	                                              	 maternity	services
                                                                                                       ensure	children	and	                                         I
                                                                                                                                                                  •	mproved	children		
                                                                                                       adults	receive	high-                                       	 and	young		       	
                                                                                                       quality	hospital	                                          	 people’s	services
                                                                                                       care	to	comple-                                              R
                                                                                                                                                                  •	 educed	numbers		
                                                           Coughing	Colin	gets	a	telling	              ment	the	increas-                                          	 of	planned		      	
                                                            off	during	the	performance	                ing	amount	of	care	                                        	 operations	that	are		
                                                           at	Larkswood	Primary	School                 now	available	in	                                          	 cancelled.

         No SmokiNg Day
                                                                                                       health	centres,	                                               We	want	to	know	
                                                                                                                                Residents	express	their	views	
                                                                                                       polyclinics,	GP	                                           what	you	think	and	
                                                                                                                                    at	a	recent	roadshow
                                                                                                       surgeries,	pharma-                                         would	ask	you	to	
                                                                                                       cies	and	other	local	health	centres.      look	at	the	proposals	and	fill	in	a	

                                                                                                         In	recent	months,	doctors	and	          questionnaire	with	your	views.

                 hildren	from	Larkswood	           inhalators)	free	of	charge,	plus	a	                 other	health	professionals	have	            The	consultation	document,	with	
                 Primary	School	were	recently	     further	eight	weeks	on	prescription.	               developed	plans	and	invested	in	          the	proposals	and	the	questionnaire	
                 treated	to	a	drama	session	       The	Stop	Smoking	Service	has	also	                  more	care	in	local	communities.           can	be	found	in	local	libraries	or	
                 about	how	hard	it	can	be	for	     been	visiting	the	school	playground	                  Many	health	services,	such	as	          online	at:	
          members	of	their	families	to	stop	       to	talk	to	parents	and	carers	about	                minor	surgery,	x-rays,	blood	tests	         Please	take	a	few	minutes	to	help	
          smoking.	With	the	help	of	actors	        the	new	group	and	about	what	                       and	care	for	long-term	conditions,	       us	improve	hospital	and	community	
          and	a	six	foot	cigarette	called	         help	and	support	is	available	to	                   once	only	available	in	hospital,	can	     care,	improve	the	health	of	our	
          ‘Coughing	Colin’,	the	youngsters	        smokers.                                            now	be	provided	closer	to	home	           population	and,	ultimately,	save	lives	
          watched	the	performance	and	then	          This	year’s	No	Smoking	Day	is	on	                 and	there	are	plans	to	move	more
          asked	questions	about	why	people	        Wednesday	10	March.	There’s	no	
          start	smoking	and	how	hard	it	can	       better	time	to	get	the	free	help	and	
                                                                                              ur online Map of M
          be	to	stop.                              support	that’s	available	in	
                                                                                                                                                                                    time or
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             NHS	Waltham	Forest	Stop		
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             The	group	will	meet	for	seven	        n	If	you	would	like	to	join	the	                          ho                                    new treatments shows the best, most up
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                                                                                                                 ndreds of regu                        em in a way th
          weeks,	starting	this	Saturday,	27	       Larkswood	group,	book	your	                Doctors get hu s reviews and summarises th
                                                                                                                ct or
                                                                                          Map team of do for the patient.                                                               together to
          February,	from	10-11.30am.	It	is	        free	place	now	by	calling	                                                                                         s, have worked
                                                                                                              ent                                   pital consultant l people. They have
          open	to	anyone	over	the	age	of	          Janet	on	020	8430	7443	or	text	         to date treatm           GPs, and Whipp
                                                                                                                                      s Cross Hos
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          You can find out more about health services in your area by visiting our website:
          or	calling	our	Patient	Advice	&	Liaison	(PALS)	service	on	020 8539 3939.	For	general	health	advice	go	the	NHS	Choices	website	at

WFNews indd.indd 1                                                                                                                                                                                  17/2/10 14:14:07
Your area, your say
Get involved in decision making
Waltham Forest Community Council meetings give you a chance to meet your ward councillors,
Safer Neighbourhood Team, a representative from Ascham Homes and other local residents. You can
speak about local issues that concern you and ask questions about council services. Council officers
follow-up comments and bring feedback to the next meeting.

Each Community Council has a small annual budget which is used to benefit the local community.
More than 40 local projects were allocated funding in the last two years and over 50 local voluntary
groups and organisations also received funding.

Come along to your next meeting and hear about how you can put your suggestion forward.

 Your next meeting:
 Walthamstow West 1 March 2010
 Coppermill Primary School,
 Edward Road, Walthamstow E17 6PB
 Leytonstone 8 March 2010
 Buxton School (Primary Phase),
 formerly Cann Hall Primary School,
 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone E11 3NN
 Leyton and Whipps Cross 11 March 2010
 Norlington School for Boys,
 Norlington Road, Leyton E10 6JZ
 North Chingford 15 March 2010
 Heathcote School, 96 Normanton Park, Chingford E4 6ES
 South Chingford and Highams Park 18 March 2010
 Selwyn Primary School, Cavendish Road,
 Highams Park E4 9NG
 Walthamstow and Lea Bridge 22 March 2010
 South Grove Primary School, Ringwood Road,
 Walthamstow E17 8PW

All residents are welcome, just come along.
Meetings start at 7.30pm, free refreshments from 7.15pm.
All venues are wheelchair accessible with an induction loop provided.
Information is available in large print, Braille and on audiotape on request.
Community language, British Sign Language interpreters and childcare
facilities can also be provided. We require at least three weeks notice for
BSL interpreters, and at least one week for other services.
For more information, including which Community Council you belong to and
directions to the venues, call Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 or visit
Our Community                                                                                                                                             Issue 14, 22 February 2010

 Waltham Forest

                                                                                                                                         In brief
                                                                                                                                         New football club
                                                                                                                                         for Leyton
                                                                                                                                         Leyton Green FC, a new community football club which trains
                                                                                                                                         at Leyton Youth centre, is looking for players, ahead of joining
                                                                                                                                         the Amateur Football Combination league later this year. The
                                                                                                                                         club is currently playing friendlies. “We need committed players
                                                                                                                                         who respect each other and their opponents,” says manager,
                                                                                                                                         Chris Corben. “We have a good basis of a squad but we need
                                                                                                                                         more players.” The club trains on a Monday evening and is
                                                                                                                                         hoping to add a Thursday session too. Players must be over
                                                                                                                                         16, but there are no upper age restrictions. “It would even
                                                                                                                                         be good to sign up a few dads and their sons – everyone is
                                                                                                                                         welcome,” adds Chris.
                                                                                                                                         • For more information about the club call Chris
                                                                                                                                           on 0787 6370311

 Get out and about on a guided cycle ride

Spin cycles
• Two great new ride outs for local cyclists
                                                                                                                                         A Wilko a Day…
                                                                                                                                         With a new, Julien Temple directed, Dr Feelgood film just
                                                                                                                                         released called ‘Oil City Confidential’, there may be a few
                                                                                                                                         extra r&b and blues fans at the Standard Venue on Friday 5
                                                                                                                                         March to see Feelgoods’ original guitarist, Wilko Johnson,
                                                                                                                                         strutting his stuff. Wilko is a regular gigger in E17 and his
• Docklands Museum, Olympic Stadium and new daffodils among the sights                                                                   trademark machine-gun telecaster set never fails to put
                                                                                                                                         a smile on your face and a rhythm in your boots. Expect a
                                                                     for a packed or cafe lunch.       go along. As a guide kids as
                                                                                                                                         mixture of classics such as ‘Back In The Night’ and ‘Down At
                                                                     The ride starts at 9am at         young as eight have done
                                                                                                                                         The Doctor’s’ along with newer material. Possibly the best
                                                                     Walthamstow Library with          similar trips using a decent
                                                                                                                                         pub band you’ll see in Walthamstow this year.
                                                                     an estimated return time,         size bike.                        • The Standard is opposite Blackhorse Road tube station.
                                                                     hopefully via the Olympic            Our second ride is The            Call 020 8527 1966 for more information and prices.
                                                                     Stadium site, of 2-3pm.           Great Enfield Daffodil ride
                                                                       The ride is open for            from Walthamstow Library to
                                                                     anyone with a roadworthy
                                                                     bicycle, though under 16s
                                                                                                       Enfield parks with daffodils in
                                                                                                       bloom on Sunday 21 March,
                                                                                                                                         Diversity dance for
                                                                     must be accompanied by a
                                                                     responsible adult. Although
                                                                                                       9am-3pm. A ride leader is
                                                                                                       provided along with a back
                                                                                                                                         Haven House
                                                                     most of the route is off road     marker, who will know             Waltham Forest News understands that Diversity, winners
                                                                     or on quiet roads, you will       the route and help with           of Britain’s Got Talent 2009, have agreed to become Patrons
                                                                     need experience of cycling        any problems, but cyclists        of Haven House Children’s Hospice. The 11 members of the
                                                                                                                                         dance group hail from East London and recently performed to
                                                                     on the road. However, we          will be responsible for their
                                                                                                                                         raise funds for the Hospice which is largely reliant on the local
Cyclists desperate to get               First up is the Docker’s     go at a gentle pace and           own safety.
                                                                                                                                         community for funding. Haven House helps to looking after
out on their bikes after the         Tanner ride on Sunday           no special level of fitness is
                                                                                                                                         children and their families in Central and North East London
recent bad weather could
do worse than join two
                                     28 February – a 17 mile,
                                     round trip, guided cycle ride
                                                                     required and we adapt the
                                                                     speed to the slowest rider
                                                                                                        More info                        and West Essex.
                                                                                                        For more information about           Group choreographer, Ashley, said: “Because Haven House
themed rides, organised              from Walthamstow to the         and pause on demand.                                                helps so many children, teenagers and parents with varying
                                                                                                        these rides, call the Sports
by the borough’s Sports              Docklands Museum and            Depending on attendance                                             illness and disabilities it is very close to all of Diversity and
                                                                                                        Development Team on
Development Team in the              back including a visit of the   we may also split into a faster                                     something we strongly believe is worthy of the support.”
                                                                                                        020 8496 3000.
coming weeks.                        museum and opportunity          and a slower group as we

Family Information
Service - Surgeries
Come and speak to one of our officers regarding information on services for children, young people and
their families in Waltham Forest. If you require an appointment please call the Family Information Service
on 020 8496 3000 or you can just pop in.

Chingford                                                        Walthamstow
Dates                        Venue                      Time     Dates                     Venue                     Time
Tuesday 2 March 2010         Waltham Forest Direct Shop 10am–    Friday 12 March 2010      Waltham Forest Direct Shop 2.30pm-
Tuesday 6 April 2010         265 Chingford Mount Road   12noon   Friday 2 April 2010       137 Hoe Street            4.30pm
                             Chingford E4 8LP                                              Walthamstow E17 4RT

                                                                 Dates                     Venue                     Time

                                                                 Thursday 15 April 2010    Walthamstow Central       10am-
Leyton – in partnership with Riverley & Sybourn
                                                                                           Library, High Street      12noon
Children Centre
                                                                                           Walthamstow E17 7JN
Dates                        Venue                      Time
                                                                 Dates                     Venue                     Time
Wednesday 24 February 2010   Waltham Forest Direct Shop 10am–
Monday 1 March 2010          774-776 High Road          12noon   Wednesday 17 March 2010   Wood Street Health Centre 10am-
                             Leyton E10 6AE                                                6 Linford Road            12noon
Wednesday 3 March 2010                                                                                               and
                                                                                           Walthamstow E17 3LA
Wednesday 31 March 2010                                                                                              2pm-4pm
Wednesday 7 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
                                                                 Dates                     Venue                     Time
Wednesday 28 April 2010
                                                                 Thursday 4 March 2010     Waltham Forest Direct Shop 10am–
                                                                 Thursday 1 April 2010     819 High Road             12noon
                                                                                           Leytonstone E11 1HQ

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Our Future                                                                                                                                             Issue 14, 22 February 2010

                                                                                                                                      In brief

                                                                                                                                      E11 BID success
                                                                                                                                      Last year Waltham Forest News reported on a Home Office
                                                                                                                                      scheme which aimed to help shopkeepers beat retail crime
                                                                                                                                      by offering grants for security equipment. The scheme has
                                                                                                                                      well and truly paid off for businesses in Leytonstone, with the
                                                                                                                                      Leytonstone Business Improvement District (E11 BID) receiving
                                                                                                                                      a £50k grant to pay for a new CCTV system in the town centre.
                                                                                                                                      Fawaad Shaikh, Chairman of the E11 BID, said: “This is a
                                                                                                                                      project that never would have happened without that and the
                                                                                                                                      businesses have supported us 100 per cent. It’s so crucial for a
                                                                                                                                      town centre and its retailers to feel secure and this project will
                                                                                                                                      help us do that.”
                                                                                                                                      • For more information about the E11 BID visit
 A new bridge will help pedestrians get to the Olympic Park safely                                                          

                                             Bridging Fit Club Project
                                             the gap Open for applications
• Borough lobbies Olympic chiefs for additional funding                                              As part of the Fit Club project small grants are being awarded to
                                                                                                     organisations that deliver sport and physical activity programmes
• New bridge would improve safety and ease of access for                                             to the local community.
  pedestrians and cyclists                                                                           The aim is to increase the number of people participating
                                                                                                     in sport and physical activities among traditionally low-
One of the main ways we               to make their way to the site      With a strong case, a lot   participation groups. Fit Club is particularly targeting
want to get more from the             in a more healthy manner.       of willpower and no small      over 45s, women and girls, families and those who
2012 Olympic & Paralympic                Surveying the site, Leader   amount of hard work, the       are new to sport.
Games is to ensure our                of the Council Cllr Robbins     Council is now seeking
residents can get to and              said: “Some 40,000 of our       additional funding from the    For further information and for an application pack:
from the Olympic Park                 residents live within           ODA to make this plan a
                                                                                                     Melanie Summers
quickly, easily and safely.           half a mile of the Olympic      reality – watch this space
                                                                                                     Sports & Leisure
  To make this happen,                Park and we need to make        for further news on the 2012
                                                                                                     Children and Young People Services
the Council is currently              sure they can get there         story and how Waltham          Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park
busy lobbying the Olympic             quickly and safely.             Forest is going to get more    Blackhorse Lane
Delivery Authority (ODA) for             “As well as making sure      from the Games.                Walthamstow E17 5SD
money to build a pedestrian           local people get to see the                                    Tel: 020 8496 3695
and cycle bridge alongside            Olympic spectacle itself we                                    Email:
the existing bridge on                also want them to reap the
Ruckholt Road in Leyton,              benefits of the Olympic Park                                   The proposed timetable is as follows:
one of the key routes into            in the long-term, which          More info                     Closing date for return of documentation:
the Olympic Park. This new            includes plans for two           For more information on       March 31 2010
                                                                       how we’re getting more        Evaluation of applications: April 2010
bridge would complement               hockey pitches, ten tennis
                                                                       from the Games visit www.
the existing one which, whilst        courts, ten football pitches
functional for motorists, is          and a mountain bike trail on
not ideal for people wanting          Eton Manor alone.”

What’s On
                                                                                                                           Walthamstow (just off Hoe Street        Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub,        £ 5/£4 concessions. Info from
                                                                                                                           opposite Ye Olde Rose & Crown pub).     53-55 Hoe St, Walthamstow. In            07852 736738 or 01707 284616
                                                                                                                           Joyce Hewitt and David McCarthy         the second in a series of quarterly      (daytime)
 Sports and                                                                                                                will offer a fascinating look at the    Saturday night shows, comedy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Acoustic music
 fitness                                                                                                                   changing customs and traditions         spoken word, risqué rhyming and
                                                                                                                           surrounding funerals.                   (unplugged) indie music are on
                                                                                                                           The meeting is free to the Society’s    offer upstairs at the re-vamped          Last Tuesday of every month
Capoeira classes                                                                                                           members but there is a charge           E17. Experienced Chingford-              8.15pm. Old time American-style
Every Wednesday, 7pm.                                                                                                                                                                                       music upstairs at The Birkbeck Tavern
                                                                                                                           of £1.50 for visitors. No booking       based comedy performance poet
26 – 28 Hatherley Mews,                                                                                                                                                                                     45 langthorne road leyton.
                                                                                                                           required. For further information       Neal Zetter compères an evening
Walthamstow. Capoeira game is                                                                                                                                                                               For more details contact paulr_
                                                                                                                           call 07792 750017.                      featuring: MC Angel - urban and
taught, movements and sequences                                                                                                                                                                    or
                                                                                                                                                                   gritty poetic princess, Nick Card -
of attack and defence, also music,                                                                                         Waltham Forest                          suave spoken-worder all the way          0799 0737 539.
ritual, songs and acrobatics.                                                                                              Bridge Club
Open to all, lessons £5. Contact                                                                                           Monday and Thursday evenings,
                                                                                                                                                                   from Wakefield, SuperPennie – lippy      Blues jam
                                                                                                                                                                   laureate performing tracks from her      Every Wednesday, 8.30-11.30pm
Will Ouriço on 07852 201014                                                                                                7:30pm. Quaker Hall, 1a Jewell          new CD, Georgia Strand – a rising        A lively blues jam featuring guests,
or                                                                                                    Road, Walthamstow (just off Hoe         star of the indie-folk scene, Carmina    regulars and house band musicians.
with any queries or visit www.                                                                                             Street towards Bell Corner)             - amusing and amazing poetry and         The Coach and Horses, 391 High                                                                                                         A small and friendly club offering      odes, plus floor spots from Karolina     Road, Leyton.Entrance £2 for
                                                                                                                           a warm welcome. Bridge classes
Friendly Badminton                                                                                                         available. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                   (songs and keyboards) and Stimson        listeners, £1 for musicians. All
Club                                                                                                                       contact John on 07873 880080,
                                                                                                                                                                   (first time rhymer). Tickets just £5     welcome. Singers and Drummers
Every Friday 8.30-10.30pm.                                                                                                                                         can be bought on the night or in         especially welcome. Visit www.
St Anne’s Church, 200 Larkswood
                                          at Larkshall Leisure Centre,             Over 60s Club                           Andy at ahd132780@ntlworld.             advance from the box office on 020
                                          Leytonstone. Learn to swim, keep         Emmanuel Ark Fellowship For Over        com or look on our website              8509 3880.
Road, Chingford. We are looking                                                                                                                                                                             or tel Vera/Terry on 0208 502 0351.
                                          fit, compete or have fun. For more       60s. Fridays12.30 -3pm. Emmanuel              For more details see:
for new members – no complete
beginners.Give us a try. More
                                          details call Esther on 07931             Church Hall, Hitcham Road,              walthamforest/.                         www.roseandcrowntheatrepub.              East Side Jazz
details from 020 8524 4069.
                                          592453 or email hillshousehold@          Walthamstow. Lunchtime club with
                                                                                                                           Cactus and                     or                         Club
                                                           home cooked food, exercise, dance                                                              Tuesdays 23 February, 8.30-11pm.
Highams Park                                                                       and lots more. £4 a meal. Book lunch
                                          Shotakan Karate                                                                                                          nealzettercomedyperformancepoet          The Lord Rookwood pub, 314 Cann
                                                                                                                           Meetings on second Friday of each
Fencing Club                              Every Wednesday, 5pm-6.30pm
                                                                                   with Harry on 020 8558 9390.                                                                                             Hall Road, Leytonstone. John Altman
Wednesday evenings at Trinity
                                                                                                                           month at 7.30pm. British Cactus         Rock ‘n’ Roll                            All Star Big Band. Admission £5.
School (Lower Site), Off Sydney
                                          St Francis Hall, Hawkwood Crescent,      Cann Hall CAN!                          and Succulent Society Waltham           Saturday 27 February, 7.30-              More information 020 8989 8129.
                                          Chingford. Keep fit and learn to         Community                               Forest Branch. C.H.S. Hall Larkshall    11.45pm. Orford Road Social Club,
Road, Woodford Green. Juniors
6-7.30pm Adults from 7.30- 9.15pm
                                          defend yourself at our friendly fun      Launch Event                            Road, (Opposite Dale View Crescent).    73 Orford Road, Walthamstow. A           Community Choir
                                          club. Parents welcome to train with      Saturday 27 February, 11am - 3pm        Programme and details, John             Freddy Boy Rock ‘n’Roll Dance with       Lost your voice? Then come and find
A local club for anyone wanting to        children aged four and upwards.          Buxton School (formerly Cann            Jackson Telephone 8529 5518             live band, The Debonaires and DJ         it at the Singing Room with a local
experience the sport of fencing.          Classes for beginners and more           Hall Primary), Cann Hall Road,                                                  Robbie spinning the decks. Entrance      Community Choir. For the confident,
Formed by a group of keen                 advanced levels, so don’t be shy
amateurs, the club offers a relaxed,      - come along and try. For more
                                                                                   Leytonstone. Including energy            Tell us what’s on                      £10 on the door. Info: 07930 544312      not so confident and positively
                                                                                   roadshow, opportunity to sign up for                                            or 07930 620012.                         petrified! It’s sociable, fun and
friendly atmosphere with a wide age       information call Jacqueline                                                       walthamforestnews@
                                                                                   free home energy audits, films about                                                                                     develops your vocal skills! Everyone
group from 7-65 years of age, and         on 07812 562113.                         climate change, gardening information
                                                                                                                                     Luna Fringe - MIX3                       welcome. For more details call
with professional tuition for fencers                                                                                                                              Thursday 25 February, 8pm.
                                                                                   and planting vegetable seeds.                                                                                            Anna on 07931372996 or email:
of all levels by qualified instructors.                                                                                                                            Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane,
Beginners welcome. Adults: £4.50           Tell us what’s on                       Walthamstow Historical Society
                                                                                                                                                                   Leytonstone. The second ‘Luna Fringe’
                                                                                   ‘The London way of death’.
per session for non-members and £3         walthamforestnews@                                                                                                      of the new 2010 season at the Luna       Sequence Tea
for members (annual membership                       Thursday 11 march, 7.30pm
                                                                                   Main Hall, Greenleaf Road
                                                                                                                            Culture                                Lounge in Leytonstone continues with     Dance Club
£35). Juniors: £2.50 per session for
non-members and £1.75                                                              Baptist Church, Greenleaf Road           and crafts                             an exciting combination of musicians     Thursday afternoons, 1pm –
                                                                                                                                                                   and visual artists. Filmmaker Ian        3.30pm. Leyton Parish Hall, Lindley
for members (annual membership                                                                                                                                     Bourn will be introducing work by the    Road, Leyton. Afternoon Sequence Tea
£17.50). For further information,                                                                                          Sweeney Todd                            eminent UK video and sound Artist,       Dances with tuition. £2.50 per person,
Email Ian Lepley, Highams                   Clubs and                                                                      Tuesday 23 February – Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                   Graeme Miller. This month’s musicians    tea and biscuits included. Call 020
                                                                                                                           13 March, 7.30pm. Ye Olde Rose
Park Fencing Club Chairman, or call him
                                            community                                                                      and Crown Theatre, 53 Hoe Street,
                                                                                                                                                                   are internationally recognised talents   8524 0384 or email cmudd60@
                                                                                                                                                                   of the improvised music scene.  for more information.
on 01992 610 295 between 7and                                                                                              Walthamstow. All Star Productions
9pm. or visit our website http://
                                          Community Health                                                                 present Sweeney Todd - a musical                           Event                                                                            thriller. Don’t miss this opportunity
                                          Saturday 27 February, 11am - 3pm.                                                to see this fringe revival by the
Swimming                                  The Asian Centre, Orford Road,                                                   acclaimed team that brought you
Tritons Swim School provide               Walthamstow. Health checks, free                                                 NINE last year. Tickets priced £8-
swimming lessons at for all ages          food, advice sessions, bouncy castle.                                            £12, depending on performance
at Forest School, Snaresbrook, and        Free event for the entire family                                                 date. Book online at
have classes over the winter term,        More information from                                                   or by calling
Spring Term and summer term.                                                          020 8509 3880.
Detailed information and updates
on our lessons can be obtained            Table Top Sale                                                                   Starlighter Theatre
from http://tritonsswimschool.            Saturday 27 February, 11am.                                                      Company, or email from               Redwood Pre-School, The                                                          Starlighters are open to new or telephone          Bell Centre, 3 Holloway Road,                                                    members. If you fancy joining a long
on 020 85217192.                          Leytonstone. Cost per table top                                                  established friendly, local, amateur
                                          space £5 (no food sellers)                                                       dramatics company then give Don a
Waltham Forest                            Plus games and activities for children                                           call on 020 8520 0700.
Swimming Club                             under 8 years. Everyone Welcome.
Monday and Friday evenings.               More details from 020 8539 8559                                                  Word up
Waltham Forest Pool and Track,                                                                                             Walthamstow
Walthamstow. Wednesday evenings                                                                                            Saturday 27 February, 7.30pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Issue 14, 22 February 2010

                                                                                 Football League) and developing                                             Community Clinic, 46 Ravenswood
                                                                                                                        Stories, fun
                                                                                 environmental projects (improving                                           Road, Walthamstow. Toys, books
                                                                                 open spaces etc). ALL YOUNG
                                                                                                                        and games at                         and videos are available for loan for
                                                                                 PEOPLE WELCOME!
                                                                                                                                                             two weeks at a time. Play sessions       Council
                                                                                                                                                             include messy play, arts and crafts,
                                                                                 Highams Park                           Every Thursday, 10.30am              outside play area, healthy snacks,
                                                                                 Youth Club                             Walthamstow Library, High Street,    story and song time.
                                                                                 Every Tuesday (term time). 7.30 -      Walthamstow. Fun time for            More info contact: 020 8509 3401        Tuesday 23
                                                                                 9.30 at Winchester Road Methodist      youngsters.                          manager@                                February
                                                                                 Church. Come along and enjoy table                                               Mobility Forum 6.30pm
                                                                                 tennis, pool, Wii Games and more.      Story Time at
                                                                                 Meet with friends old and new. All     Higham Hill Library                  Parent and Baby                         Wednesday 24
                                                                                 young people age 13 - 17 welcome.      Every Tuesday, 11.30am. Higham       Yoga                                    February
                                                                                                                        Hill Library, North Countess Road,   5 week courses running at               Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee
                                                                                 Youth Computer                         Walthamstow. Story time for          Walthamstow Toy Library on
                                                                                 Club / Study                           youngsters.                          Monday afternoons. 1245-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday 25
                                                                                 Support Group                                                               1345 for babies aged 6 weeks            February
                                                                                 Thursdays, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
                                                                                                                        Story Time at Lea                                                            Full Council
                                                                                                                        Bridge Library                       to 5 months and 1345-1445
                                                                                 (term time). Priory Court Community
                                                                                                                        Every Wednesday, 2pm – 3pm           for babies aged 5 months and            Friday 26 February
                                                                                 Centre, 11 Priory Court, South                                              over. For more details and to
                                                                                                                        Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge                                               Local Strategic Partnership
                                                                                 Countess Road, Walthamstow. Circle                                          book a place please contact
                                                                                                                        Road, Leyton. Fun and stories for                                            Board 2pm
                                                                                 33 Housing Trust and Waltham                                                walthamstowvillageyoga@
                                                                                 Forest Youth Services present a free                               or call                   Tuesday 2 March
                                                                                 supervised club for young people       Walthamstow Toy                      07939 607853.                           Planning Committee
                                                                                 young people aged 13 – 19 for help     Library                                                                      Children and Young People Scrutiny
                                                                                 with homework, projects etc. For       Tues - Fri 10-12pm under 5s. Tues                                            Sub-Committee
                                                                                 more information email gulsun.
                                                                        or call 020
                                                                                                                        1.30-3.30pm under 18 months           Tell us what’s on                      Wednesday 3
                                       Dance for Children                                                               The Walthamstow Toy Library
 Tell us what’s on                     ‘Give A Wiggle’ - Creative Dance for      8531 9990.                             and Play Centre, Comely Bank
                                                                                                                                                              Call 020 8496 3000                     March
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Overview and Scrutiny Management
 walthamforestnews@                    Children. Every Monday, 4.15-5pm          Youth Football                                                                                                      Committee                  and 5.05-5.50pm. Modern College           Sessions
                                       of Music and Drama, 22 Orford             Mondays, 4pm – 5pm (8-11yrs)                                                                                        All meetings are held at Waltham
                                       Road, Walthamstow. Lively and fun         and 5pm – 6pm (12-16yrs)                                                                                            Forest Town Hall unless stated
                                       movement classes for children aged        Priory Court Community Centre, 11                                                                                   otherwise, and start at 7.30pm.
                                       5/6 and 7/8 years.
 Children and                          For more information and to book
                                                                                 Priory Court, South Countess Road
                                                                                 Walthamstow. Circle 33 Housing
 Young People                          a place please call Bettina on            Trust has teamed up with Leyton
                                       07904 904166.                             Orient Community
Stretch and grow                       Waltham Forest                            Sports to put on free football
Friday mornings. The Woodside          Youth Federation                          sessions for young boys and girls.
Children’s Centre, Wood Street,        Second Wednesday of every month,          Just turn up and play! For more
Walthamstow. Exercise and activities   5.00 pm. Walthamstow Town Hall.           information email gulsun.faik@
for children aged six months to        An independent organisation led  or call
five years. 9.30am – 10.15am for       by young people, aiming to make           020 8531 9990.
children 18 months – 3 years and       the borough safer for young people
10.15am – 11.00am for children         (mapping crime hotspots, monitoring
3 – 5 years. £1 per family. For more   stop and search), improving access
details call 020 8509 4375.            to youth activities (running a Fairplay

                                                               Will you be voting in this year’s elections?
                                                               Are you registered to vote? If not, it is not too late to add your name.
                                                               Waltham Forest Council’s Electoral Services are hand delivering
                                                               voter confirmation letters to your door over the next few weeks.

                                                               Don’t ignore this letter!
                                                               Open it.
                                                               Read it.
                                                               l   If all the details are correct then there is nothing more you need to do.
                                                               l   If you are eligible and need to register to vote, or there are other changes to be
                                                                   made, please give details on the form with the letter and send it back to us.

                                                               For more information, please contact the Council’s Electoral Services
                                                               on 020 8496 3000 or email


Discover Your Local
Children Centre
Children Centres are a great place for under 5’s to
learn, play and enjoy. They also offer a wide-range
of services and activities to children 0-5 years
and their families.
Waltham Forest has 17 Children Centres across     Early Years Education and Childcare
the borough which provide a one-stop shop for     Your local Children Centre offers a wealth
all you need to know about:                       of information on early years education and
• Affordable childcare                            childcare to ensure your child is ready to
• Registered childminders in your area            flourish when they go to school. Find out
• Agencies to support you and your family
                                                  • Information on affordable high-quality
• Links to JobCentre Plus and training sessions     childcare through nurseries and childminders.
• Family fun with activities                      • Advice on how to access funding for early
                                                    years education.
Every family with children under 5 in Waltham     • Early year’s advice for families with children   Children and Family Health Services
Forest is invited to register at their nearest      who have additional needs.                       Children Centres have a team of health
Children Centre to take advantage of the many
                                                                                                     professionals specially trained in supporting
services and activities being offered.
                                                  Family Support and Outreach Services               young children and their families.
                                                  Friendly staff will be on hand to provide          The team provide sessions on:
Your local Children Centre can support your
family by providing information on:               guidance on parenting and supporting your          • Healthy eating with the dietician
                                                  child in their development. Families can enjoy a   • Breast feeding with the midwife
                                                  range of activities including:
                                                                                                     • Rhyme time with the speech and language
                                                  • Music sessions for under 5’s                       therapist
                                                  • Stay and play sessions                           • Baby clinics with the health visitor
                                                  • Parent and toddler groups
                                                  • Storytelling time sessions                       Therefore if you need any health advice
                                                                                                     please drop by.
                                                                                           Find Your Local
                                                                                           Children Centre:
                                                                                           Chingford / Highams Park
                                                                                           Chingford Hall Primary School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Burnside Avenue, Chingford, E4 8YJ
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8527 7310
                                                                                           Ridgeway Park Children Centre
                                                                                           82 Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XQ
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8529 3885
                                                                                           Yardley Primary School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7PH
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8523 7382 / 020 8529 3671

                                                                                           Chapel End Early Years Centre
                                                                                           Brookscroft Road, Walthamstow, E17 4LH
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8527 9192
                                                                                           Church Hill Nursery School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Woodbury Road, Walthamstow, E17 9LG
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8520 4919
                                                                                           Higham Hill Children Centre
                                                                                           313 Billet Road, Walthamstow, E17 5PX
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8527 1737
                                                                                           The Lloyd Park Children Centre
                                                                                           Winns Avenue Entrance, Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, E17 5JW
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8531 9522
                                                                                           Low Hall Nursery School and Children Centre
                                                                                           We are based at two sites – Low Hall Nursery School and
                                                                                           Queens Road Community Centre.
                                                                                           Children Centre site
                                                                                           Queens Road Community Centre, 215 Queens Road,
                                                                                           Walthamstow, E17 8PJ
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8496 2442
                                                                                           For nursery education and childcare for 3-5 year olds please
                                                                                           Low Hall Nursery School
                                                                                           Low Hall Lane, London, E17 8BE
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8520 1689
                                                                                           Mission Grove Primary School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Buxton Road, Walthamstow, E17 7EJ
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8520 3487
                                                                                           Woodside School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3JX
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8509 4375

                                                                                           Acacia Children Centre - Children Centre Services
                                                                                           8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone, E11 4LF
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8496 2960
                                                                                           Acacia Children Centre
                                                                                           Cecil Road, Leytonstone, E11 3HE
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8558 4444
                                                                                           Barclay Primary School and Children Centre
                                                                                           Canterbury Road, Leyton, E10 6EJ
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8518 7015
                                                                                           Davies Lane Primary School and Children Centre
Information and Support                                Register with your nearest          Davies Lane, Leytonstone, E11 3DR
in Returning to Work                                                                       020 8539 2466
                                                    Children Centre and benefit from
                                                                                           Mayville Primary School and Snowberry Children Centre
Children Centres also play an important role in          services and activities.          1 Snowberry Close, Leytonstone, E15 2AH
supporting parents and carers in returning to                                              Tel: 020 8534 3683
work through:                                      Call 020 8496 3000 and ask for the      Newport Primary School and Children Centre
• Advice drop-in sessions from Job Centre Plus    Family Information Service for details   Dawlish Road, Leyton, E10 6PJ
  on how to get back to work and training            of your nearest Children Centre       Tel: 020 8539 4552
• Money management and advice sessions                                                     Riverley & Sybourne Children Centre Services
                                                         and further information.          Community Place, 806 High Road, Leyton, E10 6AE
• General information
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8558 8421
                                                   Details are also available online at
                                                                                           Riverley Primary School and Children Centre
                                                        Park Road, Leyton, E10 7BZ
                                                            childrens-centres              Tel: 020 8558 9597
                                                                                           Sybourne Infant School and Children Centre
                                                                                           2A Perth Road, Leyton, E10 7PB
                                                                                           Tel: 020 8558 9597
Our Safety
In brief
Police bust closes
drug den
Police closed a suspected Walthamstow drug house as part
of an operation to clamp down on drug-fuelled anti-social
behaviour in the area.
   The raid happened after increasing concerns from residents
about the high levels of crime and anti-social behaviour
emanating from the Animal Magic shop in High Street,
Walthamstow, which is operating as a pound shop.
   This is the second venue of its type that has been closed
by the High Street Safer Neighbourhood Team after it targeted
Somaliland in St. James Street, Walthamstow, with partners
from Operation Trident and Waltham Forest Council’s Anti-Social
Behaviour team on 20 November last year.
• For more information about anti social behaviour contact
the Council’s anti social behaviour team on 020 8496 3000.

Anti-social behaviour                                              Drug users are advised to get treatment to help them quit their habit
Nearly 300 cases of anti-social behaviour were dealt with by
Waltham Forest last year.
    Officers secured 10 Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in court,
issued 36 Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and issued 240
                                                                  Warning over                                                                                             How to reduce your risk
                                                                                                                                                                           of getting the infection:

                                                                  contaminated drugs
official warnings to people about their behaviour.                                                                                                                         • There is no way to tell if
    Anti-social behaviour is aggressive, intimidating and                                                                                                                  a supply of heroin (or other
unpleasant behaviour that affects another person’s quality of                                                                                                              drugs) is contaminated
life. Waltham Forest Council and its partners are determined                                                                                                               with anthrax.
to stamp it out and improve the quality of life for all borough   • First case of anthrax in England confirmed in London heroin user                                       • Drug users currently in drug
residents.                                                        • Doctors say it is ‘extremely’ unlikely that the disease will spread                                    treatment should stop using
• For more information and to report anti social behaviour                                                                                                                 heroin altogether.
                                                                  The first case of anthrax              by seeking treatment from         serious bacterial infection     • Heroin users not in drug
ring the Council’s anti-social behaviour team on
                                                                  in England has been                    drug agencies to help them        that is acquired when spores    treatment should stop using
020 8496 3000 or visit
                                                                  confirmed in a heroin                  kick their habit.                 of the anthrax bacterium        heroin if possible and talk
                                                                  user from London,                         Those that cannot, or          get into the body.              to a doctor or someone at a

Stop and search                                                   following a number of
                                                                  deaths amongst drug
                                                                                                         will not, quit are being
                                                                                                         warned to keep a close
                                                                                                                                              The spores can be found in
                                                                                                                                           soil but may also be present
                                                                                                                                                                           drug service about starting
                                                                                                                                                                           on a prescribed alternative
Young people from Waltham Forest have started monitoring          users in Scotland.                     eye out for symptoms of           in contaminated supplies of     drug (such as methadone
stop and search patrols as part of a scheme designed to              Several people have died            anthrax infection.                street drugs.                   or buprenorphine) or other
reduce tension between police and communities.                    north of the border from                  The symptoms include:             Drug users may become        treatment options.
   The groundbreaking scheme, run by the Council, saw             anthrax, which was believed            severe swelling or redness        infected through injecting      • If a person is going to
members of the borough’s Youth Independent Advisory Group         to have come from using                around a wound, severe flu        the contaminated drugs          continue to use heroin then
train the police’s Territorial Support Group in conducting the    contaminated heroin.                   like symptoms, and pain           into the skin and muscles or    they should always use a
searches in a less confrontational way.                              Doctors say there is little risk    around areas that have            through injecting the drugs     clean needle and syringe and
   The young people, aged between 14 and 19, also observed        to the general population and          already been injected. Anyone     into the bloodstream.           contact a doctor immediately
police officers carrying out the stops and provided feedback      the disease can be treated             who has developed these              It may also be possible to   if they show signs of infection.
on ways the procedures could be improved.                         by antibiotics, but are urging         symptoms should contact           become infected through the     • For help with addiction
• For more information contact the Youth Independent              heroin users to minimise the           their GP immediately.             lungs by inhaling or smoking    contact the Drug Action Team
Advisory Group on 020 8496 3000.                                  risk of accidental poisoning              Anthrax is a rare and          contaminated drugs.             on 020 8496 3000.

Advertising                                                                                                                               Issue 14, 22 February 2010

   Golden opportunities for businesses
   A networking event for local businesses in Waltham Forest                                                                                                  FREE
   As part of a joint initiative by BT PLC, London              Agenda                                                 Transport
   Business Network (LBN), Supply London and
   East London Business Place, and supported by                 10.30am        Introduction                            Buses: 69, 158 and 97 from Leyton High Road, get
   Waltham Forest Council and the Waltham Forest                                                                       off near Coronation Gardens.
   Business Board, local businesses are invited to              10.35-11.05    Why is BT an official partner for
   attend a networking event where they can find                               the London 2012 Olympic and             Nearest tube station: Leyton on the Central Line.
   out about:                                                                  Paralympic Games and what does          Leyton Orient FC ground is about a five minute walk
                                                                               this mean to the local community?       from the station.
   • what opportunities there are in 2012;
   • how to get free advice on applying for public              11.05-11.45    Prepare to win with registration on     Parking: Off street parking is available in the area.
     sector contracts; and                                                     CompeteFor
   • how BT can help your business take the                                    (Presented by London                    Participating Organisations: Waltham Forest
     competitive advantage.                                                    Business Network).                      Council, Waltham Forest Business Board, BT PLC,
                                                                                                                       London Business Network (LBN), Supply London
   Event details                                                11.45-12.00    Questions and coffee break              (Project part-financed by the European Union), North
                                                                                                                       London Business and East London Business Place.
   Date:    17 March 2010                                       12.00-1.00     Free expert support available for
   Time:    10.30am–2pm                                                        local businesses.
                                                                               (Presented by Supply London,
   Venue: Olympics Suite, Third Floor                                          ELBP and BT local business)
          Leyton Orient Football Club Stadium
          Brisbane Road, Leyton E10 5NE                         1.00-1.10      Question and answers
          (Use reception entrance on Oliver Road)
   RSVP:    To register or for more information, please         1.10-2.00      Meet and network
            contact Caroline Small at Supply London
            on 020 8596 5143 or email

 in volved!                                                                                   Paying for council services
Want to have                What’s on offer?
                              Music production and
                                                          Fridays                             with debit and credit cards
fun, stay                     music business course          Leyton Youth Centre
                                                                                              Online payments
positive                      Mirror image                   Crawley Road
                                                             Leyton, E10 6PY                  Our online payments section on the Council’s website has been given
                              accredited course
and learn?                    (skills for life               5pm – 9.30pm                     a makeover. Some of the pages may look slightly different but the way
                              development)                                                    you pay online is the same. The process is still completely secure.
The Leyton extended           Fun outings
                                                          Saturdays                           This is shown by the ‘https://’ appearing at the start of the web address.
youth offer is a youth                                      Cyber Link                        To make an online payment, please visit
                              Weekly workshops              51 Beaumont Road
club service for
13 to 25 year olds.           Computers with free           Leyton, E10 5DE                   Telephone payments
                              internet access               5pm – 9.30pm                      A new automated telephone payments system is being introduced
                              Advice on training,                                             for paying Council Tax, housing rents, benefit overpayments,
                              employment and skills                                           business rates, and general invoices (sundry debts). Just call
                              Computer games chill                                            Waltham Forest Direct (WFD) on 020 8496 3000 and select
                              out zone (Wii, PS3)                                             the option for payments. The service is quick and easy to

Interested? Call Stanton on 0208 539 1660
                                                                                              use. For other payments, please phone WFD on the same
                                                                                              number and an adviser will take your payment for you.               abcde
         Working together
         to tackle anti-social behaviour
Waltham Forest Council                           The Council recognises that anti-social
                                                 behaviour is a serious problem that affects
                                                                                                      Where to go for help
and the police work                              the quality of life of individuals, families and     Report anti-social behaviour by:
                                                                                                      Calling Waltham Forest Direct on
together to share                                communities. We’re committed to tackling
                                                 anti-social behaviour. To support you we will:       020 8496 3000, and asking to speak to
information and                                  •   Take your complaint seriously and
                                                                                                      the anti-social behaviour team.
                                                                                                      Visiting one of our Waltham Forest Direct
take action to stop                                  thoroughly investigate it
                                                                                                      shops located at:
                                                 •   Treat all information you give us with
anti-social behaviour.                               confidence and in accordance with legal          •   265 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford,
                                                     requirements                                         E4 8LP
Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range        •   Provide you with appropriate support,            •   137 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4RT
of selfish and unacceptable activity that can        working with our partners and other              •   774-776 High Road, Leyton, E10 6AE
blight the quality of community life.                service providers where possible                 •   819 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HQ
                                                 •   Consider the full range of criminal and
Anti-social behaviour doesn’t just make              civil legal actions that may be taken
life unpleasant. It can ruin lives and make          against the people causing the problem           Contacting your housing
areas feel unsafe.                               •   Arrange for any abusive, obscene or              provider
                                                     threatening graffiti to be removed within        If you are an Ascham Homes tenant, or a
Anti-social behaviour includes things                one working day of it being reported to us       tenant of another housing provider, then
such as:                                                                                              you must report the anti-social behaviour
•    Teenagers hanging around on the streets     If the problem is an obvious one, we may be          issue that you are experiencing to them.
•    Rubbish or litter lying around              able to sort it out easily. For example, if you      If you live in privately rented or privately
•    Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage   tell us about an overgrown, rubbish-filled           owned accommodation, you can report
     to property or vehicles                     garden we can go round and check. Our                your problems to the housing advice team.
                                                 anti-social behaviour officers or highways
•    Noisy neighbours or loud parties
                                                 enforcement officers will tell the other person
•    Abandoned or burnt out vehicles
                                                 to get it cleaned up and take whatever action        Working together
•    People using or dealing drugs               is needed.
•    People being drunk or rowdy in                                                                   Over the next few weeks the Council and
     public places                                                                                    the police will be visiting residents to talk
                                                                                                      about the work they do together to tackle
                                                                                                      anti-social behaviour, we can help you
                                                                                                      to find out what you can do and how to
                                                                                                      get help.

Waltham Forest Council Anti-social behaviour results 2009
    Anti-social           Acceptable             Alcohol Restriction Dispersal Zones                  Warning letters          Fixed penalty
    behaviour orders      behaviour              Zones (ARZ)         Areas suffering from                                      notices issued for
    (ASBOs)               contracts (ABCs)       Areas where the police
                                                                             persistent anti-social                            offences including
                                                                             behaviour where the
                                                 can confiscate or dispose   police can disperse                               littering, graffiti
                                                 of alcohol                  groups of two or more                             and dog fouling.

    10                    36                     2                           5                        240                      666
                                                 Walthamstow Town
                                                 Centre Leytonstone
                                                 High Road

    Advertising                                                                                                       Issue 14, 22 February 2010

                                                                                 Bankruptcy is a serious matter:
                                                                                 •	 	 nyone	who	is	made	bankrupt	will	immediately	have	
                                                                                    their	bank	accounts	frozen.
                                                                                 •	 	 heir	assets,	including	their	homes,	can	be	sold	to	

     It’s a                                       issue!
                                                                                    settle	their	debts.	
                                                                                 •	 	 hey	will	have	to	pay	thousands	of	pounds	in	legal	costs	and	
                                                                                    because	their	credit	rating	is	seriously	affected	they	will	find	it	
                                                                                    extremely	hard	to	get	any	credit	for	years	to	come.	
                                                                                 Residents who owe large council tax debts now also face
     If you don’t pay your Council Tax                                           the threat of being sent to prison for up to 90 days.
                                                                                 Committal	action	is	being	taken	in	conjunction	with	the	Waltham	
     or Business Rates you could face                                            Forest	Magistrates	Court	against	those	who	wilfully	refuse	to	pay.	
                                                                                 Waltham	Forest	Council	will	use	all	the	powers	of	enforcement	
     bankruptcy or even prison.                                                  available	to	ensure	that	as	much	Council	Tax	and	Business	Rates	
                                                                                 as	possible	are	paid	each	year.	This	is	to	protect	all	the	services	
                                                                                 that	residents	and	businesses	within	the	borough	benefit	from.	

                                                                                 Bankruptcy is avoidable
     Waltham Forest Council has continued to crack down on                       If	you	owe	Council	Tax	or	Business	Rates	and	have	received	a	
     those people who have tried to avoid paying their Council                   notice	warning	you	of	bankruptcy	or	committal	action	you	need	
                                                                                 to contact the Council now before it’s too late.	The	threat	
     Tax and Business Rates. So far this year, 23 residents                      of	this	action	is	very	real	and	should	be	treated	as	such.	
     and sole traders who owed over £260,000 have been                           To	make	a	payment	or	query,	call	Waltham	Forest	Direct	on	
     made bankrupt. A further 200 have had bankruptcy                            020 8496 3000.
     action started against them.


     Your easy route to all manner
     of Council services
     Did you know you can call one phone                              WFD shops can assist with:
     number to sort out all manner of queries                         • Adult services
     and problems associated with council                             • Benefits
     services?                                                        • Council Tax
                                                                      • Environmental Services
     Waltham Forest Direct (WFD) can be contacted by ringing 020      • Housing
     8496 3000 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and is            • Planning and Building Control
     your instant route to a dedicated team of friendly and helpful   • Street and Parking Services
     people who can help you.                                         • Waste and Recycling
     They can deal with enquiries about services ranging from         • Better Neighbourhoods
     waste and recycling to Council Tax.                              • Citizens Advice Bureau
                                                                      • Community and voluntary groups
     The call centre is also open outside of the core hours to deal   • Consumer Direct
     with emergencies such as homelessness, Emergency make
                                                                      • NHS
     safe housing repairs, Emergency social worker,

     and Environmental Noise abatement officers.                      • Housing Associations
                                                                      • Pension Services
                                                                      • Waltham Forest Credit Union

	    So	if	you’ve	got	a	problem	and	nobody	else	can	help,	why	don’t	you	try	the	WFD	Team.

ahead                                newsletter
 For Waltham Forest Council tenants and leaseholders                                               February 2010 I issue 11
Useful numbers
Annual Gas safety
                     Walker jumps the streets                                       “The Met Track
checks. If we have   Sarah Walker is a vibrant 14 year-old girl, who has lived      programme isn’t
written to you       with her family on the Priory Court estate since the age of    just about en-
with an appoint-     eight. Sarah used to be known for her antisocial activities,   couraging
ment please con-     getting into fights and using street slang.                    athletics or
tact Julie Brady:                                                                   sporting
020 8496 2691.       Now having turned away from antisocial behaviour Sarah         prowess, it goes
Ascham Direct:       is a different person. The staff of Met Track, the             much deeper. Young
                     community-focused branch of the Metropolitan Police,           people identify with a group
020 8496 4197
                     have encouraged her developing motivation.                     and develop their skills not only in
Smell gas?                                                                          sport but who they are becoming as people.
Contact National     Since 2008 young people across the borough have                I have personally seen Sarah and a lot of other young
Grid on              attended these after school and summer activities, aimed       people go from strength to strength and take great pride
0800 111 999         at developing young peoples’ athletic skills and self-         in their achievements.”
                     esteem. Ascham Homes’ Resident Involvement team
Antisocial           have been working closely with Met Track and                   Sarah said: “I really enjoy athletics, but my best is the
behaviour            contributed £5,000 of funding.                                 long jump. I used to hang out on the streets, causing
reporting:                                                                          trouble on my estate and getting into fights with kids
020 8496 4011        PC Loraine Verghese, Waltham Forest’s Met Track                from my school. Coming to the athletics, keeps me off
                     Co-ordinator said: “I firmly believe that engaging young       the streets, I come twice a week and I also do street
Rent hotline:
                     people through these types of activity really does give        dancing. When I am older I want to go to college and
020 8531 8097
                     them alternatives to antisocial behaviour, mostly borne        study dance.” To find out more contact Rubeena
National Domestic    out of boredom and frustration.”                               Amanullah on 020 8496 4966.
violence helpline
24 hour :
0808 2000 247                                                                                               Domestic violence
                                                Resident Involvement needs you!                             Ascham Homes takes
Women’s Trust                                                                                               incidents of domestic violence
                                                Ascham Homes invites you to get involved in any
                                                aspect of our services, from community events to            very seriously. In dealing with
Provides women-
only services to                                Board governance. Signing up to the Residents               cases of domestic violence, we
women who have                                  Involvement Register will provide you with the              adopt a survivor-centred
been or are                                     opportunity to influence and shape our services.            approach. If you or someone
affected by                                                                                                 you know, are a victim of
domestic                                                                                                    domenstic violence our Tenant
                                                  Alethea Lewis is a Tenants and Residents Association
violence:                                                                                                   Services Officers can help, call
                                                  (TRA) representative of the Montague Action Commit-
020 7034 0304 or                                                                                            us in confidence on
                                                  tee in Leytonstone, who took part in filming our new
07747 080946                                                                                                020 8496 4197. Reporting
                     tenants DVD. Alethea said: “We were given the option of how we wanted to get
                     involved and were given free training including a start-up grant to set up a TRA.      will be treated seriously in a
Citizens Advice
                     I believe that residents can make a difference to their estates and communities.”      non-judgmental manner.
Walthamstow:                                                                                                In an emergency call 999
                     If you would to find out more please contact our Resident Involvement team on
0844 826 9696 or
                     020 8496 4934 or 020 8496 4038, or email
Leytonstone:                                                                                                Victim Support: 020 8988 8690
            to request a form. Alternatively, visit
020 8988 9620
                     our website at to download it.                                  Report It: 020 8558 6928

Ascham Homes Ltd I 869 Forest Road I Walthamstow I London I E17 4UH I Telephone 020 8496 4197 I Minicom 020 8527 1750
Our performance for the month of December 2009                                 Current performance Status
                                                                                                                           Knocking down
Estate inspections:
                                                                                            99.9%                          virtual walls
We aim to make sure 99% of estates inspected achieve a grade A or B for cleanliness
Leasehold service charge collection:
We aim to collect 100% of Service Charges                                                                                  Our website offers online
Rent collection:
                                                                                            97.3%                          services that are read
We aim to collect 98%
                                                                                                                           aloud. This technology is
Right to repairs:
We aim to complete 98.5% of urgent repairs on time
                                                                                            99.2%                          aimed at residents with
Repair appointments made and kept:                                                                                         visual impairment and / or
We aim to make and keep appointments for 98% repairs
                                                                                                                           literacy difficulties.
Average time to complete repairs:
We aim to complete responsive repairs in 9 days
                                                                                            4.87 days                      Visit
Repairs right first time:                                                                                        
We aim to complete 80% of repairs ‘right first time’                                                                       to request a repair, check
Resident satisfaction with day to day repairs:
                                                                                            88.9%                          your rent statement, pay
We aim to achieve 90% satisfaction for day to day repairs
Resident satisfaction with major works:
                                                                                                                           rent, look at the Decent
                                                                                            98.1%                          Homes Programme, find
We aim to achieve 90% satisfaction for major works completed
                                                                                                                           information and news
In December the overall performance is 73% of Indicators achieving a green status                                          about our services.

Council Leaseholder news
For Leaseholders who lease their property from Waltham Forest Council

Gas Safety checks                                                                     You said, so we did...
It is extremely important that gas appliances are inspected and                       You said: you wanted access to our partner contractors
serviced at least once a year. This is to make sure that they work
safely and efficiently and are not a cause of danger to you, your                     So we: produced a list of their contact details and the type of work
family or your neighbours. As well as keeping you and your                            they do. Contact Ascham Direct on 020 8496 4197 and ask for the
neighbours safe from carbon monoxide poisoning or gas explosions,                     RTB & Leasehold Services team or email
having your gas appliances serviced every year can also save you            
money by making sure the appliances are working efficiently.
                                                                                      You said: you want a Leaseholder handbook
Also, please be aware that if you have let your property you, as
                                                                                      So we:
landlord, are subject to the Gas Safety (Installation and use)
                                                                                      produced a new
Regulations 1998, which state that it is a legal requirement that you
                                                                                      Leaseholder handbook with
carry out an annual gas safety check to all gas appliances within
                                                                                      members of the leaseholder focus
your ownership.
                                                                                      group and gave it the tick scheme
The ‘Gas Safe Register’ has replaced CORGI in Great Britain and                       logo of approval by residents.
the Isle of Man. The register exists to protect you, your family, and
                                                                                      The handbook can be downloaded
your property from dangerous gas work. By law, anyone carrying
                                                                                      from our website at
out work on gas installations and appliances in your home must be
                                                                             or by
on the Gas Safe Register. For more information go to the Gas Safe
website at
Our heating and gas maintenance partners may be able to help you                      Alternatively, telephone our RTB &
with gas safety checks. For more information please contact our                       Leasehold Services team on
Decent Homes team on 020 8496 2672. When you have had your                            020 8496 4197 to request a copy.
gas appliances checked, please send a copy of the gas safety
record certificate to the Right to Buy and Leasehold
Services team.

website: I email: I Telephone 020 8496 4197 I Minicom 020 8527 1750
  are being
 FINED and

              towards littering,
              fly-tipping, graffiti
              and dog fouling
              in our borough

 With an enhanced enforcement team and vigilant residents across the borough,
 time is running out for those who continue to deface our streets. We are taking a
 zero tolerance approach to littering, fly-tipping, graffiti and dog fouling offenders.
 We launched the Wiping out enviro-crime campaign just over a year ago as we know cleaner
 streets are a top priority. Since then we have taken the steps below to crack down on enviro-crime
 offenders and will continue to enforce against the people that blight our streets.
 We have:
 • Introduced an out of hours enforcement team focused on fly-tipping
 • Recruited eight new enforcement officers
 • Prosecuted and named and shamed more than 40 people
 • Issued at least 650 fixed penalty notices for enviro-crime offences
 • Recovered more than £30,000 in fines, costs and fixed penalties from offenders

  Report enviro-crime, call 020 8496 3000 or visit
Family Information
A confidential service providing
free and impartial information and
support to families with children
and young people aged 0-19 and
up to 25 for people with disabilities.
Ask us about:
• Childminders
• Day Nurseries
• Children Centres
• Crèches
• Pre-schools
• Parent and Toddler groups
• After School and Breakfast Clubs
• Holiday Playschemes
• Extended services

We also provide support
and information on:
• Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credit
• Free part-time early education places
  for 3 to 4 year-olds
• Special needs inclusion
• Working with children
• Training opportunities
• Becoming a registered childminder
  or opening a childcare provision

         Phone: 020 8496 3000
Public Notices
                                                                   LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST
  Highways                                                         TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
                                                                   SECTION 247
                                                                   GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY ACT 1999
LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST                                                                                                   INVITATION TO TENDER                                                Organisations	will	need	to	operate	in	compliance	with	
                                                                   THE	LONDON	BOROUGH	OF	WALTHAM	FOREST	hereby	
FOREST ROAD, E17 – BANNED TURNS INTO                                                                                               London Borough of Waltham Forest                                    the	Council’s	safeguarding	and	staff	vetting	policies	and	
                                                                   gives	notice	that	it	is	proposed	to	make	an	Order	under	
FERNHILL COURT AND WINSBEACH                                                                                                       Children & Young People Directorate                                 procedures,	and	utilise/co-operate	with	the	agency	operating	
                                                                   section	247	of	the	Town	and	Country	Planning	Act	(“the	
The Waltham Forest (Prescribed Routes) (No. 1)                                                                                     EXTENDED SCHOOLS 2010 SUMMER ACTIVITIES                             the	centralised	booking	and	registration	system.
                                                                   Act”)	as	amended	by	section	270	and	Schedule	22	of	
Traffic Order 2010                                                                                                                 PROGRAMME
                                                                   the	Greater	London	Authority	Act	1999	to	authorise	the	                                                                             Tender	evaluation	criteria:		contract	will	be	awarded	to	
1.	 NOTICE	IS	HEREBY	GIVEN	that	on	19th	February	2010	                                                                             Expressions	of	Interest	to	tender		are	invited	for	the	provision	
                                                                   stopping	up	of	the	highways	described	in	the	First	Schedule,	                                                                       organisations	submitting	the	most	economically	advantageous	
the	London	Borough	of	Waltham	Forest	made	The	Waltham	                                                                             of	a	range	of	stimulating	summer	projects	for	children	and	
                                                                   namely	that	highway	known	as	Temple	Mills	Lane	Leyton,	                                                                             tender	(MEAT)	on	the	basis	of	60%	quality	/	40%	price.			
Forest	(Prescribed	Routes)	(No.	1)	Traffic	Order	2010,	under	                                                                      young	people	aged	5-13	years	in	Waltham	Forest,	as	part	
                                                                   London	E10.                                                                                                                         The	evaluation	criterion		is	as	follows:
sections	6	and	124	of	and	Part	IV	of	Schedule	9	to	the	Road	                                                                       of	the	Extended	Schools	2010	summer	holidays	activities	
Traffic	Regulation	Act	1984.	                                      IF	THE	ORDER	IS	MADE,	the	stopping	up	will	be	authorised	       programme.		Activities	should	be	delivered	over	a	period	of		4	     •	Track	record	of	experience	•	Resources/staffing	
2.	 The	general	effect	of	the	Order	will	be	to	indefinitely	       in	order	to	enable	the	development	described	in	the	            weeks	maximum.                                                      arrangements	•	Capacity	to	deliver	•	Management	approach	
continue	the	provisions	of	the	experimental	banned	left	turn	      schedule	of	this	notice	to	be	carried	out	in	accordance	                                                                            •	Financial	robustness	•	Flexibility
and	right	turn	by	vehicles	from	Forest	Road	into;	                 with	the	planning	permission	granted	by	the	London	             Contracts	will	be	for	the	delivery	of	a	variety	of	positive	
                                                                   Development	Agency	under	Part	III	of	the	Act	by	the	            activities	(see	list	below)	for	children	and	young	people	across	 For	full	specifications	and	further	details	-	please	contact:
(i)	 Fernhill	Court                                                                                                                North	(Chingford),	Central	(Walthamstow)	and	South	(Leyton/       Susanne Baccini
                                                                   Olympic	Delivery	Authority	on	28	September	2007	under	
(ii)	 Winsbeach                                                    reference	number	07/090010/OUMODA.                              Leytonstone)	areas.	Organisations	may	bid	for	one	or	more	        Contracts & Commissioning Team,
between	the	hours	of	7.30	am	and	9.30	am	on	Mondays	to	
                                                                   COPIES	OF	THE	DRAFT	ORDER	AND	RELEVANT	PLAN	
                                                                                                                                                                                   STATUTORY NOTICE People Services
                                                                                                                                   strands,	up	to	the	maximum	contract	values	indicated:             Children & Young
Fridays	inclusive.                                                                                                                                           An Enlargement of theEmail
                                                                                                                                                                                                      premises of a school
                                                                   MAY	BE	INSPECTED	at	all	reasonable	hours	during	28	days	        •	Multi	sport	and	open	spaces	activities	in	partnership	with	
3.	 Copies	of	the	Order,	which	will	come	into	operation	on	        commencing	on	22	February	2010	at	the	offices	of	London	 Green	Space	–	upto	£39,000	for	North,	South	and	Central	             General	Enquiries:	telephone	020	8496	3212
23rd	February	2010	and	other	relevant	documents	can	be	            Borough	of	Waltham	Forest,	Sycamore	House,	Waltham	         areas	
inspected	during	normal	office	hours	on	Mondays	to	Fridays	                                                           Proposal to expand George Tomlinson Primary School by One Form of Entry    Deadline	for	Expressions	of	Interest:		
                                                                                                                               •	Arts	and	Crafts	-	upto	£15,000	for	Central	and	South	areas	 Friday 26 February 2010
                                                                   Forest	Town	Hall	Complex,	Forest	Road,	Walthamstow,	
inclusive	until	the	expiration	of	a	period	of	6	weeks	from	that	   London	E17	and	may	be	obtain	free	of	charge	(quoting	       •	Performing	Arts	&	Dance	-	upto	£15,000	for	Central	and	
date,	at:-	(a)	The	Information	Desk,	Town	Hall,	Forest	Road,	                                                                                                                                    Closing	date	fur	submission	of	tenders:	
                                                                   reference	number	LE/MAK/62362)	from	the	address	            is given
                                                                                                                      Notice South	areas	 in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections
Walthamstow,	E17;	(b)	The	Waltham	Forest	Direct	Shop,	265	                                                                     •	Centralised	booking,	registration		and	co-ordination		service	 Noon on Friday 12 March 2010
Chingford	Mount	Road,	Chingford,	E4	8LP;	and	(c)	Low	Hall,	
                                                                   stated.                                            2006 that London Borough of Waltham Forest intends to make2010
                                                                                                                               for	all	three	activities	strands	as	listed	above		-	upto		£12,000 Evaluation	of	Tenders:	mid March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a prescribed
Argall	Avenue,	London,	E10	7AS.                                                                                       alteration to George Tomlinson Primary School, (community school), Vernon Road
                                                                   ANY	PERSON	MAY	OBJECT	to	the	making	of	the	proposed	
                                                                   Order	within	the	period	of	28	days	commencing	on	22	
4.	 Any	person	desiring	to	question	the	validity	of	the	Order	                                                        Leytonstone, E11 4QU from 01 September 2011.
or	of	any	provision	contained	therein	on	the	grounds	that	
they	are	not	within	the	relevant	powers	of	the	Road	Traffic	
                                                                   February	2010	by	notice	to	the	London	Borough	of	
                                                                   Waltham	Forest,	quoting	the	above	reference,	at	the	London	      Notice
Regulation	Act	1984,	or	that	any	of	the	relevant	requirements	     Borough	of	Waltham	Forest,	Legal	Services,	Waltham	The proposal for George Tomlinson Primary School is to expand the school to
                                                                   Forest	Town	Hall,	Forest	Road,	London	E17	4JA,	quoting	
thereof	or	of	any	relevant	regulations	made	thereunder	has	
                                                                   reference	number	LE/MAK/62362.
                                                                                                                      increase the physical capacity by one form of entry.
not	been	complied	with	in	relation	to	the	Order	may,	within	six	
weeks	of	the	making	of	the	Order,	make	application	for	the	        In	preparing	an	objecting	it	should	be	borne	in	mind	that	
purpose	to	the	High	Court.                                         the	substance	of	it	may	be	imparted	to	other	persons	 The current capacity of the school is 420 and the proposed capacity will be 630. T
Dated 22nd February 2010                                                                                                 current number of pupils registered at the school is 400. The current admission
                                                                   who	may	be	affected	by	it	and	those	persons	may	wish	to	
                                                                                                                                                                            STATUTORY NOTICE
Mr K Valavan, Head of Highways and Infrastructure,                 communicate	with	the	objector	about	it.               number for the school is 60 and the proposed admission number will be 90.
                                                                                                                                                                   An Enlargement of the premises of a school
Public Realm, Low Hall, Argall Avenue,
                                                                   This	notice	is	given	by	virtue	of	section	253	of	the	above	                  Proposal to expand George Tomlinson Primary School by One Form of Entry
London, E10 7AS
                                                                   Act	as	amended	by	section	247	and	Schedule	22	of	the	 Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete
                                                                                                                         This     Notice	is	given	in	accordance	with	section	19(1)	of	the	Education	and	Inspections	Act	2006	that	London	Borough	
LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST                                   Greater	London	Authority	Act	1999.                             of	Waltham	Forest	intends	to	make	a	prescribed	alteration	to	George	Tomlinson	Primary	School,	(community	school),	
                                                                   Terry Osborne
                                                                                                                                   can be obtained from:
                                                                                                                         proposalVernon	Road,	Leytonstone,	E11	4QU	from	01	September	2011.
The Waltham Forest (Free Goods Vehicles Loading                    Director of Governance and Law
                                                                                                                                  The	proposal	for	George	Tomlinson	Primary	School	is	to	expand	the	school	to	increase	the	physical	capacity	by	one	
Places) (No. 1) Traffic Order 2010                                 London Borough of Waltham Forest                      Katherine Dunlop
                                                                                                                                  form	of	entry.
                                                                   Waltham Forest Town Hall
1.	 NOTICE	IS	HEREBY	GIVEN	that	the	Council	of	the	
                                                                   Forest Road
                                                                                                                         School Organisation, Partnership and Development
                                                                                                                                  The	current	capacity	of	the	school	is	420	and	the	proposed	capacity	will	be	630.	The	current	number	of	pupils	
London	Borough	of	Waltham	Forest	on	19th	February	2010	
made	the	above-mentioned	Order	under	sections	6	and	124	           London E17 4JA                                        PO Box 416,Silver Birch House
                                                                                                                                  registered	at	the	school	is	400.	The	current	admission	number	for	the	school	is	60	and	the	proposed	admission	
of	and	Part	IV	of	Schedule	9	to	the	Road	Traffic	Regulation	       THE FIRST SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                   Business Park, Blackhorse Lane
                                                                                                                         Uplands number	will	be	90.
Act	1984,	as	amended.                                              Areas of Highway to be stopped up                     Walthamstow, E17 5SD
                                                                                                                                  This	Notice	is	an	extract	from	the	complete	proposal.	Copies	of	the	complete	proposal	can	be	obtained	from:
2.	 The	general	effect	of	the	Order	will	be	to	introduce	a	        A	length	of	carriageway	together	with	footways	known	as	       Katherine	Dunlop
loading	place	for	the	use	of	goods	vehicles,	operating	10am	       Temple	Mills	Lane,	Leyton,	London	E10	from	a	point	to	the	
to	4pm	Mondays	to	Saturdays,	with	a	maximum	stay	period	                                                                 Web:
                                                                   south	side	of	the	A12	overbridge	proceeding	in	a	southerly	
                                                                                                                                  School	Organisation,	Partnership	and	Development
                                                                                                                                  PO	Box	416,Silver	Birch	House
of	1	hour	on	the	south-west	side	of	High	Road,	Leyton,	close	                                                            Email: Tel: 020 8496 8250
                                                                   then	easterly	direction	to	the	western	abutment	with	Temple	   Uplands	Business	Park,	Blackhorse	Lane
to	its	junction	with	Lyttelton	Road.                               Mills	Lane	Bridge	for	a	distance	of	approximately	594	metres	  Walthamstow,	E17	5SD
3.	 Copies	of	the	Order,	which	will	come	into	operation	           over	a	maximum	width	of	approximately	7.3	metres,	shown	
                                                                                                                         Within four these proposals, any person m
                                                                                                                                  Web: weeks from the date of publication of
on	8th	March	2010	and	other	relevant	documents	can	be	             on	hatched	drawing	number	EXT-OAP-EW-HWY-DR-T-3-B5-            Email:	Tel:	020	8496	8250
inspected	during	normal	office	hours	on	Mondays	to	Fridays	        D11-D14-0008.                                         object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to:
                                                                                                                                  Within four weeks from	the	date	of	publication	of	these	proposals,	any	person	may	object	to	or	make	comments	
inclusive	until	the	expiration	of	a	period	of	6	weeks	from	that	                                                                  on	the	proposal	by	sending	them	to:
                                                                   THE SECOND SCHEDULE
date,	at:-	(a)	The	Information	Desk,	Town	Hall,	Forest	Road,	
                                                                   The Location
                                                                                                                       Sandra Mohamed,
Walthamstow,	E17;	(b)	The	Waltham	Forest	Direct	Shop,	265	                                                                         Sandra	Mohamed,
Chingford	Mount	Road,	Chingford,	E4	8LP;	and	(c)	Low	Hall,	        Temple	Mills	Lane	Lane,	Leyton,	London	E10		            School Organisation, Consultation and Governance
                                                                                                                                   School	Organisation,	Consultation	and	Governance	Manager                             Manager
Argall	Avenue,	London,	E10	7AS.                                    The Development                                         School Organisation, Partnership and Development
                                                                                                                                   School	Organisation,	Partnership	and	Development
                                                                                                                                   PO	Box	416,Silver	Birch	House
                                                                   Earthworks	and	formation	of	ground	contours	to	finished	 Box 416,Silver Birch House
4.	 Any	person	desiring	to	question	the	validity	of	the	Order	                                                             PO      Uplands	Business	Park,	Blackhorse	Lane
or	of	any	provision	contained	therein	on	the	grounds	that	it	is	   levels	including	reinforced	slopes	and	retaining	structures	
                                                                                                                                   Business Park,
                                                                                                                           Uplands Walthamstow,	E17	5SD. Blackhorse Lane
                                                                   involving	demolition	of	residential	buildings	and	clearance	of	
not	within	the	relevant	powers	of	the	Road	Traffic	Regulation	
Act	1984,	or	that	any	of	the	relevant	requirements	thereof	        vegetation	and	the	felling	of	trees                     Walthamstow, E17 5SD.
or	of	any	relevant	regulations	made	thereunder	has	not	been	
complied	with	in	relation	to	the	Order	may,	within	six	weeks	of	
the	making	of	the	Order,	make	application	for	the	purpose	to	                                   Signed:
                                                                    Waltham Forest News advertising
the	High	Court.                                                     Did you know Waltham Forest News has a                 Chris	Kiernan
Dated 22nd February 2010                                            circulation of 110,000 - Advertising has never         Executive	Director,	Children	and	Young	People	Services
                                                                    been so effective!                            Chris Kiernan
Mr. K. Valavan,                                                                                                            Publication	Date:	22	February	2010
Head of Highways and                                                                                              Executive Director, Children and Young People Services
                                                                    For further information on the different advertising
                                                                    opportunities available please call 020 8496 3000      Explanatory	Notes:
Infrastructure, Public Realm,                                                                                              1.	It	is	anticipated	that	some	degree	of	building	works	to	facilitate	the	proposal	will	be	carried	out	to	the	school	site	
                                                                    (press option 6) and ask for Sunil Duggal or
Low Hall, Argall Avenue,                                            email:    Publication Date: 22 February 2010
                                                                                                                           and	building.
London, E10 7AS

 26                                                                                                                    Explanatory Notes:
                                                                                                                             1. It is anticipated that some degree of building works to facilitate the
                                                                                                                                proposal will be carried out to the school site and building.
                                                                                                                                                                    Issue 14, 22 February 2010

Children and Young people serviCes
                                                                                                                            WIN a pair of tickets to the premier of Carmen
Waltham Forest Community Learning and Skills Service is the local authority’s direct provider of adult education                – the sold-out Royal Albert Hall Production,
and work-based training. We are looking to appoint experienced, enthusiastic and committed individuals to the
following posts:                                                                                                                re-staged at The O2 on a monumental scale
parT-TiMe leCTurers                                                                                                          The O2 welcomes its first fully staged opera - Bizet’s Carmen
Hours available range from 2 hours a week upwards, including evening and weekends – (Equivalent hourly rate
£20.43 - £28.51) Pro rata salary £19,267 - £26,888
                                                                                                                               Carmen comes to The O2 from 21-23 May
CLaSS has vacancies in the following subject areas. Please note that since September 2007, all staff new to                   STAGED IN THE ROUND * SUNG IN ENGLISH
teaching in the post-16 sector are required to pass the Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the LifeLong Learning
Sector (PTLLS) within their first year of teaching. This training is offered free to all CLaSS staff.
                                                                                                                                       * A CAST OF OVER 200
 Art                                      Family Learning – activities for        Numeracy – Entry 1 and Entry 2
                                                                                                                                 ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
 Ballroom                                 parents and children together           Paediatric First Aid
 Beauty Treatments                        Family Learning – Working with          Parenting                                    Seen by over 150,000 people this spectacular in the round
 Bollywood Dance                          Fathers
                                                                                  Pottery                                    production comes to The O2 restaged on a monumental scale.
 Business Administration, Level 3         First Aid at Work
 Childcare                                Food Safety
 Customer Service                         Health and Social Care
                                                                                  Street Dance
 Diploma in Home Based Childcare          Health and Safety
 (all levels)                                                                     Supporting Teaching and Learning
                                          ICT to 16-24 year olds                  in Schools – NVO, Level 2
 Drama for Learners with Learning         Jazz/Jive
 Difficulties and Disabilities                                                    Tango
 English for Speakers of Other            Literacy                                Turkish
 Languages (ESOL)                         Literacy to 16-18 year olds             Youth Work
 Family Literacy, Language and            Louise Hay Counselling
 Numeracy (FLLN)                          Mentoring

CLaSS also has vacancies for Art Models (clothed and unclothed) at a rate of £8.10 per hour.
Hours available range from 2 hours a week upwards, including evenings and weekends.
Qualified assessors and inTernal verifiers
hours available range from 2 hours a week upwards, including evening and weekends –
(actual hourly rate £20.43) working as part of a team
Qualified Assessors and Internal Verifiers with A1 and/or V1 qualifications and occupational
competence for NVQs Level 1, 2 and 3 in the following subjects:

 Children’s Care Learning and             Health and Social Care                  Play Work
 Development (CCLD)
 Supporting Teaching and Learning
 in Schools (STLS)

CurriCuluM CoordinaTor 0.5 – learners wiTh
learning diffiCulTies and disabiliTies prograMMe
Management spine scale 2 £33,301.00 - £36,071.00 pro-rata (incl. lw)
We are seeking an experienced and committed individual who can lead on the development
of high quality and relevant programmes for Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
and drive forward the Service’s commitment to access and achievement for all.

leCTurers wiTh addiTional responsibiliTies
0.5 X 4 posTs in The following areas:
lecturer scale point 9-14 £27,979.00 - £33,414.00 pro-rata (incl. lw)
Art and Fine Art, Business and Administration, Childcare, Fashion and Textiles
We are looking for four experienced, well-qualified, committed staff to take on a senior lecturer role involving a
range of duties, including full teaching duties, assessing and internal verifying, in addition to supporting the delivery
and quality improvement of the programme, within the above areas of expertise, to meet national standards.

 Closing Date – 9:00 a.m., Monday, 15th March 2010
 Interviews will be held throughout March and April 2010
 For an application form and further details please visit our website at Alternately, you can contact 020 8521 2212 or write
 to CLaSS, Central Administration Team, Chestnuts House, 398 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 9AA.
 Applications can be sent to the above address or emailed to:

“It’s an exciting time for the London Borough of Waltham Forest. We have made rapid progress over a short
period of time. We are better run and services are improving. We are an ambitious Council that knows what needs             Please register at
to be done to continue our journey of improvement. We want staff eager for a challenge who want to be part of a
successful Council. Come and work for us and contribute to developing and delivering improving services.”
                                                                                                                            for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the premier on
                                                                                                                            Friday 21st May 2010.

                                                                                                                            Tickets and more information are available at
                                                                                                                   or all 0844 856 0202

Area 019 Day
Family event from
out of this world
Join us for an afternoon
of alien themed family fun
Activities include:
q X-Box and PS3
w Dance mat
e Rock climbing
g Treasure hunts
a Soft play
i Lalaland story time
d Puzzles
n Entertainers from out of space
z Advice and support from services
   for parents/carers, children and
   young people.

Wednesday 3 March
12 noon to 7pm
at: The Soul Project
    (Tumble in the Jungle)
    245 Wood Street
    Walthamstow E17 3NT

     Suitable for families, children and young people aged 0 to 19.
     No booking required.
     For further information call: 020 8496 3000 and ask for the Family Information Service.

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