Friday, 15 September 2017


September 2017
Waltham Forest News
Last chance to have your say - survey closing soon!
We’re counting down the days to the close of our consultation on the big decisions about your borough - and there are just two weeks to go.  Whether your priority is affordable housing, cleaner streets, tackling loneliness or something very different, we want to know.
We’ve met hundreds of residents at our roadshow over the past month, who have told us what they want from the borough and how the Council can help to make it happen. If you haven’t told us what you want yet, then please don’t miss your opportunity. Your views are important and it will only take a few minutes get your voice heard. Complete our short survey online by Friday 29 September.
Help us be London Borough of Culture
It’s been just over a month since we put in our bid for our vibrant, creative and unique community to become first London Borough of Culture. Our talented residents, thriving arts scene and delightful parks and open spaces give this borough a unique identity worthy of the title.  Tell us what makes the borough great for you. Post, tweet, sign up, and help us make Waltham Forest the first Borough of
David Bailey to judge Love Whipps Cross Photo Competition
Deadline day for entries to our Whipps Cross Hospital photo competition, judged by celebrity photographers David Bailey and Jimmy Lee, is fast approaching. (13 septmber at 12 noon). Send in your photos showing what Whipps Cross Hospital and Waltham Forest mean to you to: with the subject line ‘The bigger picture for Whipps Cross’.  Win a pair of return flights to Madeira or four tickets to Leyton Orient and have your photo displayed on the walls of Whipps Cross Hospital. The competition forms part of our campaign to transform Whipps Cross into a world class health and wellbeing campus.
Welcome to first Syrian refugee family
Walham Forest is to welcome the first of ten Syrian refugee families to the borough next month. The Council has committed to taking in the families in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The commitment comes as part of the UK Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme that aims to resettle 20,000 people. Read more about the scheme online.
High Tide is coming
Walthamstow Town Centre will play host to the first High Tide Festival from 26 September to 8 October. A programme of live performance presenting the UK’s most exciting new theatre writers. Book your tickets for High Tide. 
Break Tha Cycle
Local organisation Break Tha Cycle is running a six week series of free workshops for young people aged 12-25 as part of Black History Month 2017 starting 9 September. For more information email

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