Friday, 21 October 2016

WFN headlines


October 2016
Waltham Forest News- April 2016
We have big plans for libraries - tell us what you want to see in yours
We have unveiled proposals to bring our libraries up to the standard of the best in London and we want to know what you want to see in your new libraries.
Even if you don’t use the library service, we’d really like to hear what you think - your views can help us make the service more relevant to you.
The online consultation runs until 30 November or you can request a paper copy at your library.  All Waltham Forest libraries offer free internet access.
Apprenticeship Opportunities
Young people and families are invited to an Apprenticeship Opportunities event tomorrowThursday 20 October2016 from 2pm-6.30pm at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton E10 5NF.
Meet with employers, colleges, and other training providers and find out how an apprenticeship could benefit you. Book your place online.
The Feel Good Centre is now open
The truly stunning Feel Good Centre in Walthamstow is now open! The amazing facility which is one of a kind in London hosts premium five star facilities with something for everyone so you can get signed up and active right away.
Check out the membership options online.
October is Black History Month
October is Black History Month and we will be celebrating all throughout the month with exhibitions, workshops, walks and much more.
This Black History Month’s jammed packed schedule of events includes; Black History Comedy Night, The Black History of Prince plus many more. Get your tickets online
Walthamstow town centre improvement works to start 1 November
The Council and TfL are working closely on plans for the ‘Walthamstow gyratory’ at the junction of Hoe Street and Selborne Road. Works start 1 November. Both Hoe Street and Selborne Road will remain open but some delays to journey times are expected so plan ahead.
Visit the Council website for more information.
Fireworks night
It’s nearly time for our annual fireworks display and this year our free spectacular display will light the sky above Chestnuts Field, from 8pm through to 9pm on Friday 4 November.
Gates open at 6.30pm to allow plenty of time to enjoy the funfair or buy from range of delicious food and drinks.
Christmas meal
It’s time to start making plans for the Christmas season and if you are 65+ make sure you put your name down for a place at one our annual Christmas meals.
Due to the popularity of the events, places will be selected by random ballot by 18 November.
Pest Control
If you’re having problems with pests, rodents or insects you can get them treated by our Pest Control team, which offers an affordable and local specialist service.
Tap, scroll or click for more information or to make an appointment.
Become a digital champion
Waltham Forest Council’s Digital Champion Network’s training portal launches in November to help our residents to access the internet and experience the benefits of life online.
Getting online can have a huge impact on people’s lives, so why not share your internet skills with someone and transform their life. 
You don’t have to be an IT whizz to be a Digital Champion – you just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology.
Email us for more information at
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