Friday, 31 July 2015

Mini Holland Update 31-7-15

Mini Holland

Mini Holland July News

New Cycle Sheds

Here is evidence of the dangers of encouraging cycling on pavements - this highly dangerous practice is illegal and must be stopped before a pedestrian is killed - cycles and all other forms of transport should be on the roads and and pavements left to pedestrians and pushed wheel chairs.

Child run down by cyclist

BBC Version

Talking of dangers - here is an accident waiting to happen in Hoe Street

So how is work progressing after 6 months of construction:

Is this the future?

Death of Ray Swingler

Ray Swingler

Off to some London Farms

Brooks Farm

in Skelton's Lane Leyton.

Mudchute Farm

Isle of Dogs

North London Waste Plan


Date: 27 July 2015 at 12:12
Subject: North London Waste Plan Newsletter July 2015

Dear Participant

I am delighted to be able to send you the fourth edition of the newsletter
for the North London Waste Plan (NLWP).  This newsletter provides
information on the Draft NLWP consultation which begins on 30th July 2015.
 It includes details of the Draft Plan, consultation events and how you
can get involved.

This email is being sent to you because you have expressed an interest in
the NLWP in the past. If you no longer wish to receive communications
about the NLWP please reply to this email that you wish to unsubscribe. If
you know other people who want to go on the NLWP mailing list, there is a
link from the contact page on the website.

Yours faithfully

Archie Onslow
Programme Manager
North London Waste Plan
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
London WC1H 9JE

Tel: 020 7974 5916
Fax: 020 7974 1930

William Morris Ward Forum

Ward Forums

Cllr Grace Williams

Attachments28 Jul (3 days ago)
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Dear residents,

On behalf of all three ward councillors, we are pleased to invite you to the ward forum on 12th September at the Aveling Park Centre from 10 am – 11.30 am.

The main aim of the meeting is to have a discussion about ward priorities and give people an opportunity to put forward ideas for ward funding over the coming year. Any resident of the ward can put forward an idea – they don’t have to deliver it themselves (unless it is small-scale and they want to). For larger projects the Council are often able to deliver projects or we can invite local voluntary and community orgs to do so.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about the projects that were funded last year.

I am attaching some more info about ward forum funding as a link and also a form as a ward document if you would like to put forward an idea. We really welcome any ideas residents have to improve the ward, that need some funding – from a piece of play equipment, to an event in the park to a community garden. Please get in touch.

Please also forward this email to any other people who live in the ward who you think might be interested in coming along – it’s vital that we continue to grow our ward forum. As always we can promise free tea or coffee and homemade cake.


Councillor Grace Williams
Tel: 07957 680 337

Junior Cabinet Member for Public and Member Engagement

Working for the William Morris ward

My monthly surgery is from 7 - 8 pm on 1st Wednesday of the month at the William Morris Community Centre on Greenleaf Rd
Our next ward forum meeting is at 10 am – 11.30 am on 12th September at the Aveling Park Centre
To join our William Morris ward resident email list please email, letting me know you want to be added.

Green Flag for Lloyd Park

Green Flag Award

London Winners

Date: 23 July 2015 at 08:02
Subject: Green Flag
To: Ellie Mortimer <>

Dear all,

I’m very pleased to tell you that Lloyd Park has retained its Green Flag status again this year. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed, both to Judging Day and year round.

I would be very grateful if you could pass on the good news and our thanks to your colleagues, members, volunteers etc

Kind regards,

Ellie Mortimer
Lloyd Park Community Project Co-ordinator
Parks and Leisure
Low Hall Depot
Argall Avenue
London E10 7AS

Tel: 0208 496 2822
Mob: 07530 072 216

CPZ Battle in Highams Park

CPZ Battle

London National Park

London National Park

Pumphouse Museum

Pumphouse Museum

Remains of Leyton Football Club

Leyton FC

Walthamstow Power Station

Walthamstow Power Station

Granada History video

Granada History video

Successful Garden Party

Garden Party

Friday, 10 July 2015

WF Echo - new edition

WF Echo

National Park City

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Mobile Museum

Mobile Museum

Leytonstone Festival

Leytonstone Festival

St James Street Area improvements

St James Street

Walthamstow Garden Party

The Mill will be at the Walthamstow Garden Party!
This year The Mill will be coordinating an E17 Community Marquee at the Walthamstow Garden Party, which is 18 and 19 July in Lloyd Park. We hope you will come and visit us.
We want lots of wonderful community groups and organisations in Walthamstow to take part.  There will be space for everyone – free of charge.
We are organising stalls which are shared by organisations from the same neighbourhood, with a rota of volunteers and groups who will be there at different times over the weekend.
We hope to have lots of interactive displays and to bring lots of volunteer opportunities to visitors.
All groups and organisations who wish to take part need to email Alison as soon as possible to register their interest and get full information.
Individuals wishing to volunteer to help showcase the Walthamstow community and its groups are also very welcome.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.
More information about the Walthamstow Garden Party at

10 Reasons to stay in Awesomestow


Transport Liaison Consultative Group

Dear Transport Stakeholders

You are invited to the next meeting of the Waltham Forest Transport Liaison Consultative Group on Tuesday 14th July 2015 beginning at 7.30pm. The venue for this meeting will be the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London W17 4JF.

I attach draft minutes from the last meeting in March 2015, an agenda and a memo from London Underground regarding the closure of Walthamstow Central for three weeks in August 2015.


Tobias Newland
Transport Planner
Regeneration and Growth
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Sycamore House (Room G08)
Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4JF,
Tel: 020 8496 6780


1.     Apologies for Absence and Substitute Members

2.     Katy Andrews

3.     Mobility Forum Report

4.     London Overground
                (a) Chingford Line update
                (b) Barking Gospel Oak Line update

5.     Lea Bridge Station update

6.     London Underground

7.     Waltham Forest Bus Summit Update

8.     Update on Bus Services

9.     Langthorne Bridge update

10.   Date of Future Meetings

11.   Minutes of Last Meeting (17.03.15)

12.   AOB

Hornbeam Cafe

Hornbeam Cafe

Friday, 3 July 2015

Station Car Park - more building

Station Car Park - further development

Mini Holland update 3-7-15

Mini Holland

Award for Mini Holland - strange as other than closing two quiet streets in the Village very little work has yet been completed, but there again no surprise as the cycling lobby has made the award. It must be worth an award as the cycling lobby says so!

Mini Holland Award

Now it is Leytonstone's turn


Lea Bridge Road

Summer at Vestry House

Vestry House Museum

Barking Gospel Oak Rail User Group

For information

On Monday, 29 June 2015, 6:21, GLENN WALLIS <> wrote:

Dear Stella,

A correction regarding the Barking - Gospel Oak weekend engineering work for 4-5 & 11-12 July. The whole line is closed and replaced by two bus services: Barking - South Tottenham & South Tottenham - Gospel Oak, both running about every 15 minutes. Anyone wishing to travel beyond South Tottenham in either direction has to change buses at South Tottenham.

Thanks to the boycott of our meeting on 9 July by Network Rail, TfL and LOROL, Christian Wolmar, one of the contenders for the Labour candidacy for Mayor, has agreed to be the "headline act"! Christian has built a career as a railway journalist, historian and author since becoming transport correspondent at the 'Independent' in 1992, where he documented, the privatisation of the railways. One of his earliest stories "Footpath to Nowhere" arose from a tip from a past secretary, Steve Foulger, about the efforts of a rail user group to get a footpath link between two stations in Walthamstow! Since that time Christian has lived in or in the vicinity of Tufnell Park, been an occasional user of our line and has shown interest in the opening of a new Tufnell Park station at the site of Junction Road station closed in 1943. As BGORUG is non political, I have asked Christian to mainly speak about London transport issues.

All MPs, Assembly Members and councillors with the line in their constituencies/wards have been invited.

I recently spoke a member of LUL staff on the gate line at Walthamstow Central and he confirmed that the gate line in the upper escalator hall is being removed over the August shut down, and a new gate line in the subway to the bus station will be installed. At the same time the "cage" will be removed and the alterations to platform 1 (London side) will be reversed. When the Victoria Line resumes all passengers will have to pass through the gate lines in the Overground booking halls or the Underground bus station subway.

In addition to the standard replacement bus service I mentioned previously a recent conversation with one of the bus company managers has confirmed there will be two additional bus services. As mentioned previously, the standard replacement service to Seven Sisters will start/finish at bus stops G/J in Hoe Street by the High Street/Church Hill junction.

Another bus service will pick up outside 'Costa Coffee' and run to/from Stratford via the Rail Replacemnt Bus stops in Selborne Road, the W19 route to Argall Avenue and Orient Way.

There will also be a '558' bus which will run from Chingford Mount (serving all bus stops I believe) to/from Seven Sisters via Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters.

More worryingly, and illustrating the 'silo mentality' that pervades large organisations these days, I have heard, that LUL staff have visited South Tottenham station and told staff that that they will be receiving several LUL Customer Services staff during the Victoria Line shut down because they do not expect all the replacement buses to cope and that large numbers will divert to the Barking - Gospel Oak Line between Walthamstow Queen's Road and South Tottenham (5 mins walk from Seven Sisters). They also spoke about the possibility of having implement crowd control measures. These LUL staff knew nothing of the normal dreadful overcrowding on peak Barking - Gospel Oak services (I assume that they assumed the trains were just like the Overground ones that run through Walthamstow and Seven Sisters). In addition due to rebuilding work the entrance/exit at South Tottenham is extremely narrow and constricted.

Any futher info that comes my way I will pass on.

Kind regards


Glenn Wallis
Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group

Ascham Homes

From Stella Creasy MP's newsletter

The Future of Ascham Homes: Outcomes and Next Steps  
Following a consultation with tenants and leaseholders the Council has decided to take back responsibility for housing management from Ascham Homes. This decision was made on the 23 June and means that full responsibility for housing services will be transferred back to the Council by January 2016. This follows consultation with tenants and leaseholders during which 64% supported this move.
As they prepare for the next stage of providing this service, the Council say they want to hear from tenants and leaseholders as to how they can now improve housing services. To that end they are asking them to get in touch on

Pensioners Club

A new Pensioners club is starting at Waltham Forest Town Hall Social Club on Tuesday 7 July between 1pm to 4pm. There will be bingo and other activities as well as refreshments and it costs £1.50 to join. Any enquires please contact:Tommy Anderson 07506733392

La Delice in Lloyd Park

La Delice

Town Hall legal bill

LBWF Asbestos costs