Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Planning Speaker

Waltham Forest Civic Society 
invite you to join them at their AGM when 

Cllr Simon Miller, Cabinet Portfolio Lead Member for Economic Growth and High Streets

will talk about Planning and High Streets. 
With so much change in the Borough's street scene this should be a very interesting meeting.

WEDNESDAY 25th October at 7.30pm
The Quaker Meeting House
1A Jewel Road,
E17 4QU

Light refreshments will be available


Friday, 22 September 2017

Walthamstow Gateway

Walthamstow Gateway in the station car park beginning to rise!

Leyton Marshes

Hi everyone
While we managed to convince the London Borough of Waltham Forest that the Waterworks Centre and surrounding land should not be rezoned for housing, it is still designated as a 'possible regeneration opportunity' in the revised version of the Lea Valley Eastside Vision. And, far more worryingly, the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA), who own the land, have announced that they do definitely plan to develop it (https://leevalleyicecentre.commonplace.is/about). I think this is wrong, and I am asking for your help to fund a court case to stop them.
To find out more about our legal plans, and to support our case, please go to: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-lvrpa-developing-metropolitan-open-land/
I hope you can help.
With thanks for all your support.
Abigail Woodman


I'm writing to thank everyone who has supported our CrowdJustice campaign so far (www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-lvrpa-developing-metropolitan-open-land/). We reached our initial target of £1750 in under one week. What a way to send a message to the LVRPA: we won't let you sell our green open spaces! 

£1750 will help us pay for the initial work on a case and pay court fees. A stretch target has now popped up, and we'll keep the page open for donations, but I'll be back in touch with more information about the next steps - and what we need to raise to achieve them - as soon as the LVRPA makes its next move.

I hope you all have great weekend. You are amazing, and I really can't thank you enough for the support.


Abigail Woodman started this campaign on the 38 Degrees Campaigns by Youwebsite. If there's an issue close to your heart that you'd like to campaign on, you can start your campaign here.

Town Centre Redevelopment

After an an initial cock up by the planning department the correct notice has gone up in the Town Square dated the 20th September. The one in WFN states the 18th September but who is arguing over 2 days! The reality is instead of the closing date for objections being July it is now extended to 11th October. What that tells us is nothing! These large planning applications always take ages to come to the Planning Committee. We now need to whip up real objection to this rubbish scheme which even Labour Party members don't like!

Interestingly Hightide is taking over the Town Square now for 2 weeks but that won't be possible in the future if the plans for reducing the open space are allowed to go ahead!

Town Centre Redevelopment

Town Centre Plans

Hackney Singers

Carmina Burana

Forest Philharmonic


Give and Take days

Give and Take Days