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Waltham Forest 
celebrates 

Community joins together in celebration after campaign succeeds in 
stopping the English Defence League from marching in the borough 


Hundreds of residents 
flocked to Walthamstow 
Town Centre on Saturday 
27 October to celebrate 
everything that is great about 
Waltham Forest. 

After a successful campaign 
to stop the English Defence 
League (EDL) from marching 
through the borough’s streets 
for the second time in so many 
months, the atmosphere was 
one of jubilation. The event, 
organised by the Council 
to showcase the borough’s 
strength and unity in the face of 
adversity, saw residents enjoy a 
host of free activities. 

With everything on offer from 
table football and two wheeled 
segways to arts and crafts and 
free fun fair rides, the event saw 
people from all different walks of 
life come together in celebration. 

Mireya Arellano, from 
Walthamstow, who attended 
the event, said: “The best thing 
to do in response to this type of 
aggression is to come together. 

It is great that the Council is 
supporting the people and the 
community.” 

In addition to the ban the 



Residents enjoyed a host of free activities at the celebratory event 


Police also imposed conditions 
to stop planned static 
demonstrations by the EDL in the 
borough. Instead the group had 
to protest outside the House of 
Commons between 1 and 2pm 
on the Saturday. 

There was a large Police 
presence in the borough 
throughout the day, however 


disruption was minimal. Counter¬ 
protesters, especially those with 
no connection to the borough, 
had been urged to stay away from 
the area by the Police and local 
politicians to allow the community 
to get back to normal. 

On the day around 250 
counter-protesters arrived in the 
borough and were allowed a static 


demonstration on Hoe Street. 

For more information about the 
campaign turn to page 2. 

More info 

Find out more about the banning 
on the EDL march visit www. 
walthamforest.gov.uk/together 


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In my opinion 


Mary Wilson 


Chair of Governors - Handsworth Primary School, Chingford 



As both a parent and 
school governor I take 
perhaps more of an 
interest in school meals 
than the average person, 
but with National School 
Meals Week happening 
from Monday 5 to Friday 9 
November I wanted to tell 
other parents why I think the school meals offered 
in Waltham Forest are so good. 

Last year Handsworth Primary School received 
match funding from Waltham Forest Council to build 
a new kitchen. Previously we only had a servery 
and meals were cooked at Selwyn Primary and then 
transported to Handsworth. I’m happy to say that our 
meals are now freshly prepared on site, including ‘home 
baked’ bread and a lovely salad bar, every day. 

We serve lunch for 200 children and are nearly at 
capacity every day because the meals have proven so 
popular. I know from speaking to my own children how 
much the pupils like the lunches. It’s reassuring as a 
parent to know that my children are getting a healthy, 
nutritious meal during the day. 

But as well as tasting good, I think having school 
meals also broadens children’s horizons. Our school 
cook, Mrs Day, is great at getting children to try 
unfamiliar foods so they can experience new tastes. 

I know at school my kids often try curries, couscous 
and things that I don’t generally cook at home. 

However it does occasionally backfire on me when 
the kids prefer the school version of something I’ve 
cooked at home, complete with marks out of ten 
reviews of my spaghetti bolognaise compared to Mrs 
Day’s version! 

Having good facilities in schools, like our new kitchen 
at Handsworth Primary, is important because it helps 
position the school effectively in the community. One 
parent at the school is a chef and for the summer fete 
he volunteered to make food and raised money for the 
school. We’re also having a fundraising ‘Asian fusion’ 
night soon when a local restaurant will come in and 
cook in the school kitchen. 

I think that school meals are good socially for children 
as well. They get to sit next to other children that they 
might not know and can chat and make friends while 
they eat their lunch. 

There is lots of choice and different dietary 
requirements are catered for. I’d encourage all parents 
to find out more about school meals. 

For more information on school meals in 
Waltham Forest visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ 
schoolmeals or phone 020 8496 3000. 

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Home Office stops EDL march 

• Waltham Forest delivers petition to government 

• Delegation included school pupils, local MPs, councillors and faith groups 


Government listened 
to the concerns of the 
community with the Home 
Office banning the march 
planned by the far-right 
group - the English 
Defence League (EDL) - 
just days before it was set 
to take place. 

As soon as the Council 
heard that the EDL planned 
to march in the borough for 
a second time in as many 


months, the authority joined 
forces with local newspaper 
the Waltham Forest Guardian 
to call for a ban. 

Launching the campaign 
‘Waltham Forest - United 
Strong Together’, more than 
5,000 people signed the 
petition calling on the Home 
Secretary and Metropolitan 
Police to ban the march. 

A delegation from 
Waltham Forest delivered 


the borough’s petition to the 
Home Office on Tuesday 23 
October. 

Along with councillors, and 
community representatives 
the delegation included 
students from Lammas 
School and Sports College 
in Leyton which won an 
inclusivity award last year. 

The campaign also had 
the backing of local MPs, 
with lain Duncan Smith MP 
arranging a meeting between 
Council Leader Chris 
Robbins and the Assistant 
Commissioner Mark Rowling 
where he was able to raise 
residents’ concerns. 

On hearing that the Home 
Office had granted the 
Police’s application for a ban, 
Chris Robbins said: “This 
is a victory for the ordinary 
residents of Waltham Forest.” 

“Thousands of people 
stood by us and joined our 


call to have the EDL - a 
far-right group with no ties 
to our borough - stopped 
in their tracks. We thank 
the Home Office and 
Metropolitan Police for 
listening to our residents’ 
concerns.” 

The ban applied to 
any groups or individuals 
protesting within the 
borough. The Police also 
ensured that the EDL could 
not hold a gathering of any 
sort in the borough, and 
if they wanted to hold a 
demonstration on Saturday 
they would be forced to do 
so outside the House of 
Commons instead. 


More info 

Visit www.walthamforest. 
gov.uk/together. Free 
internet access is available at 
all libraries in the borough. 



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Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk 


Leyton CPZ results in 


The results of the 
Controlled Parking Zone 
(CPZ) consultation in the 
south of the borough has 
revealed the majority of 
households voting against 
the introduction of CPZs, 
with a small number of 
areas opting in. 

“We had a terrific 
response to the consultation 
and I’m pleased that so 
many people have engaged 
in the process,” said Cllr 
Clyde Loakes, Cabinet 
Member for Environment. 

“Choice was always at the 
heart of this consultation 


and I’m glad the people who 
this will affect have got what 
they wanted. I understand 
why so many residents have 
opted not to have CPZs 
in their roads and that the 
consultation has delivered 
the outcome they were 
looking for in their areas.” 

Several areas will now 
be added to existing 
CPZs following a positive 
response of households in 
those roads. Bickley Road 
will be implemented into 
Zone SB, Sandringham 
Road and Peterborough 
Road between Colchester 


Road and James Lane will 
be implemented into Zone 
WXS. 

West End Avenue will be 
implemented into Zone WXN 
and a new LNE Zone will 
be formed in Buckingham 
Road, Balmoral Road, 
Osborne Road, Brisbane 
Road and Windsor Road. 

“I think what this 
consultation proves is that 
what is right for some is 
not suitable for others,” 
said Cllr Loakes. “For those 
people who consistently 
find themselves unable to 
park outside their own home 


it can be very frustrating, 
and in those circumstances 
CPZs can help alleviate 
parking stress. 

“By the same token I think 
we can safely say that the 
consultation has respected 
the rights of local people 
who do not want a CPZ in 
their area.” 


More info 

For further information visit 
the Council’s website at 

www.walthamforest.gov. 
uk/parking or phone 0208 
496 3000. 



Summer schools success 


Attendance figures for 
Waltham Forest Council’s 
annual summer programme 
of events and activities saw 
a 33 per cent hike this year, 
with over 11,000 young 
people taking part. 

The figures include the 
Council’s Schools Open 
for Summer programme - 
run in partnership with the 
borough’s schools and a 
number of private, voluntary 
and independent organisations 
- the Summer University 
programme and events and 
activities at libraries. 

“Summer activities are 
proven to help our children 
and young people achieve 
at school as well as boosting 


their social skills and their 
confidence,” Cllr Clare Coghill, 
Cabinet Member for Children 
and Young People, told 
Waltham Forest News. 

“I am delighted that the 
tremendous response from 
residents confirms that this 
is a sound investment for 
us to make in the future. I 
was particularly delighted 
to meet some of the young 
people with disabilities 
who have been cycling, 
swimming and learning team 
sports through our summer 
schools investment. This isn’t 
just about giving children 
something to do in the 
summer holiday - it is about 
helping them grow up to be 


happy, healthy citizens.” 

The Council expanded the 
Schools Open for Summer 
programme this year with 
54 schools open compared 
to 24 in 2011. Because the 
programme was so much 
bigger and better we were 
able to attract a much broader 
range of young people by 
offering everything from circus 
skills to creative writing. 

Cllr Coghill said: “We literally 
had children as young as five 
and young people up to the 
age of 19, or even 25 if they 
had a disability. When you 
consider kids had the best 
excuse in the world to sit in 
and watch telly this summer 
with the Olympics and 


Paralympics on, it’s fantastic 
that we managed to attract so 
many to take part! 

“It’s great that we could 
use the borough’s facilities to 
provide the space, equipment 
and child-friendly environments 
to give young people these 
exciting opportunities over the 
summer holidays and to keep 
them occupied.” 


More info 

For further information on 
the Council’s Autumn Daze 
programme of events and 
activities for young people 
visit www.walthamforest. 
gov.uk/CYPD or phone 0208 
496 3000. 


In brief 


Carers’ survey 

Recognising the importance of carers and the incredible job they 
do, the Council wants to find out how the services it provides 
match up to carers’ needs. As such, we’ve posted a survey to a 
random sample of adult carers across the borough. The survey 
asks what carers think about Council services, whether it’s 
easy for them to find information and other general questions 
about their caring role. If you’re a carer and receive a survey in 
the post, please be sure to fill it in and send it back to us - the 
feedback we receive has the potential to help make services 
better for you and your fellow carers across Waltham Forest. 

• For more information about services for carers visit www. 
walthamforest.gov.uk. Free internet access is available in 
all of the borough’s libraries. 

Support the Poppy 
Appeal 

Residents are being encouraged to support the Royal British 
Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal by the Mayor of Waltham 
Forest. Cllr Richard Sweden is fully behind the drive to match 
- or better - the £40 million raised nationally in 2011. Cllr 
Sweden told Waltham Forest News: “It is an honour to support 
the Poppy Appeal, which helps more than 100,000 people 
every year. I urge everyone to buy and wear their poppy with 
pride. Giving generously to the campaign is a simple way 
we can thank our armed forces for their unstinting and loyal 
service to our country.” The Royal British Legion is the UK’s 
leading Armed Forces charity. It provides practical, emotional 
and financial support to all members of the British Armed 
Forces past and present, and their families. Every year the 
Poppy Appeal begins during the last week of October and 
runs until Remembrance Sunday. You can buy a poppy from 
Waltham Forest Town Hall reception, at major shopping 
centres, at tube, train and bus stations and directly from the 
Royal British Legion. 

• For more information on the Poppy Appeal visit www. 
britishlegion.org.uk. Free internet access is available at all 
libraries in the borough. 


Senior citizens’ 
Christmas celebrations 

Registration for a series of free Christmas celebration events for 
senior citizens to be hosted by Waltham Forest Council will remain 
open until Friday 9 November. This year to celebrate the end of 
our Olympic Year the Council will put on festive meals across 
the borough for 2012 of our older residents. This follows the 
success of last year’s events which saw over 800 residents join 
the Council for a two-course Christmas meal and entertainment. 
Any Waltham Forest resident aged 60 or over is eligible to attend 
this year’s free events but places must be booked in advance. 
Anyone who has already registered will be guaranteed a ticket to 
one of the celebration events. A small number of tickets remain 
and anyone who registers between now and Friday 9 November 
will be entered into a ballot for the remaining spaces. The events 
will take place between Monday 10 and Friday 14 December in 
Walthamstow, Chingford and Leyton. 

• To register your place phone 0161 829 6696 between 
10.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday or email 
xmasdinners2012@hotmail.co.uk. Registration closes 
on Friday 9 November. For more information visit www. 
walthamforest.gov.uk/christmas-celebrations. 


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Priorities 



Helping you and your family 

Waltham Forest Council has four key priorities to help improve the lives of residents. 
In this edition we look at what is being done to help you and your family. 


While recent figures might 
suggest that the country is 
officially out of recession, 
we know full well that 
times are still tough for 
many, many local people. 
Similarly, government 
funding cuts mean that 
Waltham Forest Council 
is having to be ever more 
innovative when it comes to 
making every penny count. 

A new scheme - currently 
being tested in Leytonstone 
Library (6 Church Lane, 
Leytonstone, El 1 1HG) - 
aims to meet both of these 
objectives by bringing services 
from children’s centres into the 
much-loved library building. 

The larger libraries in 
each of the borough’s four 
main town centres (North 
Chingford, Walthamstow, 
Leyton and Leytonstone) 
are open for longer than 
ever before and already offer 
local people the chance 


to get face-to-face advice 
on important issues like 
housing and benefits, while 
the inclusion of Registrars’ 
services mean that births 
can also be registered at 
Leytonstone Library. 

The new scheme builds 
on the success of the new 
‘Library Plus’ branches and 
the Council’s aim is to provide 
more services from the 
buildings it owns. 

The project came about 
when the Council’s Library 
Development Team began 
talks with Acacia, Davies Lane 
and Snowberry Children’s 
Centres (now known as 
the Leytonstone Children’s 
Centre Cluster) to explore 
how the services could work 
together to better support local 
residents. 

The outcome is that 
children’s centre staff will be 
on-site five days a week, 
working from Leytonstone 


Library in order to offer advice, 
guidance and support to local 
parents on subjects like healthy 
living, employment, debt and 
the many family activities on 
offer locally. The children’s 
centres benefit from additional 
space and the regular libraries’ 
footfall, while the library hopes 
to benefit from more and more 
visitors. 


Parents, carers and children, 
of course, will be the real 
winners: not only will they 
have even greater access 
to free children’s services in 
a place convenient to them, 
but it is also hoped that they 
will be encouraged to make 
more use of their local library, 
be it borrowing books or 
participating in the many free 


family events the library hosts. 

“I think this is a real win-win 
scheme and shows how the 
Council is thinking outside 
the box in order to provide 
excellent services and improve 
the lives of local people,” said 
Cllr Ahsan Khan, Waltham 
Forest’s Cabinet Member for 
Health and Wellbeing. 

“The reality we’re facing 
as an organisation is that we 
have to do far more with far 
less. Our libraries are a great 
community asset, and we 
know that many local people 
already love visiting them. 
However, if we can make even 
better use of the space by 
providing additional services 
then so much the better. 

“The benefits are twofold: 
the children’s centres are able 
to offer even more families 
help and advice while at the 
same time we’ll hopefully 
be encouraging even more 
young people to get reading 


from an early age. 

“As well as a fun pastime, 
research shows that children 
who’ve been read to from 
babyhood are more likely 
to talk early and are better 
prepared to hit the ground 
running when they start 
school. By their twenties, 
children who’ve read for 
pleasure also tend to be more 
likely to be in employment 
and have attended further 
education.” 

The pilot project is currently 
running in Leytonstone 
Library. If it proves successful, 
the Council hopes that other 
libraries may be able to run 
similar projects. 


More info 

To find out more about what 
your local library has to offer 
visit www.walthamforest. 
gov.uk/libraries or phone 
020 8496 3000. 


Fact file 

What your library offers: 

• Thousands of books, from beach-friendly thrillers to historical 
tomes. 

• Internet access to help you with your studies, job searches or 
socialising. 

• Regular events, talks and activities, from book clubs to rhyme 
time for toddlers. 

• DVD rentals. 

• CDs, language courses and talking books. 

• Newspapers and magazines. 

• Rooms that your community group can hire. 

• The chance to talk to housing and benefits advisers (Library Plus 
branches only). 

• Access to advice from Children’s Centres and the Council’s 
Registrars’ service (Leytonstone Library only). 









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What you say 

Residents tell Waltham Forest News what they think of plans to introduce 
children’s services in libraries 



Irina Ahnland, Leyton 


“I think it’s a good idea to bring 
services together in one place, and 
it means people can use the library 
to educate themselves at the same 
time. Offering free services is also 
very important to families at the 
moment.” 



Marina Shitkova, Walthamstow 


“It is good that these things will be 
available in libraries as people will 
be able to get information about 
services that they otherwise would 
not know about.” 



Jandira Camulmba, Chingford 


“It’s very helpful that these services 
for children and adults are being 
brought together in libraries. 
Families can take the time to learn 
together.” 



Sheba Freeman, Leyton 


“I think this will save time as 
people won’t have to go to 
different locations to get help and 
information. I think it would be 
good to have more youth activities 
as well though.” 



Dalia Yahi and Leila Yahi, Walthamstow 


“It’s good that children will be able 
to get books while their parents are 
getting information and accessing 
other services. It’s a good idea.” 


Priority: Helping you and your 
family 


Priority: Making our community 
a safer place 


Commitment: 

• Not raise council tax and will continue to fund 
the freedom pass 

• make sure you have access to training and 
education that helps you get a job whatever 
your age 

• Support schools so that they can deliver a 
high quality education for our young people 
n decent buildings 

• work with the community to keep vulnerable 
adults and children safe 


Priority: Keeping our borough clean 


Priority: Bringing you better shopping, 
streets and leisure 




www.walthamforest.gov.uk/priorities 


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Environment 


In brief 


Landlords fined 

Three landlords were ordered to pay fines totalling £5,000 
at Bow Magistrates Court earlier this month after Waltham 
Forest Council brought planning enforcement prosecutions 
against them for unauthorised alterations to their properties. 
Munir Hussain was fined £2,000 after installing an 
unauthorised dormer window at 2 Landsdowne Road, El 7. 
Mei Yun Wu was fined £1,500 for unauthorised extensions to 
40 Chaucer Road, El 7 and William Lao was fined £1,500 for 
unauthorised extensions and the erection of an outbuilding at 
4 Webster Road, E10. In addition all three were hit with costs 
totalling more than £1,700. 

• For further information on getting permission for any 
alterations to your property visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ 
planning or phone 0208 496 3000. 



Walthamstow 
Stadium decision due 

The Council’s Planning Committee decision to grant planning 
permission for the housing-led redevelopment of the former 
Walthamstow Dog Stadium has been sent to the Greater London 
Authority. The Mayor of London will make a final decision on 
the application on Tuesday 30 October, taking into account the 
conditions of the Section 106 legal agreement that details the 
amount of affordable housing and the financial contributions the 
developers will be making towards leisure facilities, education and 
health schemes. 

• To read the Section 106 agreement visit 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk/walthamstow-greyhound- 

stadium-(revised-plans).aspx 


Council rejects 
government planning 
proposals 

Central Government recently proposed a temporary relaxation of 
permitted development rights that would allow extensions of up 
to 8 metres without having to apply for local authority approval. 
At a Council meeting on Thursday 18 October Cllr Clyde Loakes, 
Cabinet Member for Environment, rejected the proposal by 
saying, “This Council considers that the harm to the design of 
buildings, the adverse impacts on the immediate environment 
and ecology, along with neighbouring residents would far 
outweigh any perceived benefits to the local or national 
economy from a temporary relaxation which would result in 
nothing short of ‘Permitted Blight’ for years to come.” 



Challenging food waste 


• Residents pledge to take up the challenge of throwing away less food 

• Council’s summer collection success proves too much food is going to waste 


It is a shocking fact that 
the nation’s households 
throw away over 7.2 million 
tonnes of food waste 
every year. In Waltham 
Forest the tragic waste of 
food is borne out by the 
figures recently released 
in relation to the increased 
collections of brown bins 
over the summer. 

The Council introduced a 
weekly collection service for 
the first time this year, upping 
collections from a fortnightly 
service to encourage residents 
to put more food and garden 
waste in their brown bins 
during the hot summer 
months. And it worked. 

The figures for the whole 
period - from the beginning 
of April until the end of 
September - reveal that 
an additional 1,148 tonnes 
of compostable waste 
was collected. That’s the 
equivalent weight of around 
100 double-decker buses! 

While it’s good news that 


more food and garden waste 
has been diverted away from 
landfill, it obviously highlights 
the scale of the problem. 
That’s why Councillor Clyde 
Loakes, Cabinet Member 
for Environment, is urging 
everyone to take up the battle 
against throwing so much 
food away in the first place. 

“In these tough economic 
conditions, and with food 
prices gradually rising over 
recent years, it makes even 
less sense to throw food 
away,” he told Waltham 
Forest News. 

“Not only does it cost the 
householder who pays for 
food they do not eat, but it 
costs the Council. The money 
we spend on disposing of 
waste would be better spent 
on schools and social care.” 

Cllr Loakes launched 
an initiative to challenge 
residents to reduce food 
waste at a North London 
Waste Authority (NLWA) event 
on Tuesday 9 October at The 


Hornbeam Community Cafe 
and Environment Centre in 
Walthamstow. 

The event challenged 
seven households, including 
professional couples, young 
families, and a house of 
seven sharers, to make a 
concerted effort to throw 
away as little food waste as 
possible. 

Cllr Loakes, who is also 
Chair of NLWA, said: “Food 
waste represents almost 30 
per cent of north London’s 
waste - one of the largest 
parts of the waste our area 
produces. The challenge aims 
to demonstrate how little food 
waste you can produce over 
seven days when you plan 
your meals, know your dates, 
get your portions perfect, get 
creative with leftovers and 
store your food safely. 

“Through the challenge we 
hope to show just how easy 
it is to reduce the amount 
of food that is thrown away 
- the average north London 


household could save up 
to £50 per month - just by 
wasting less food.” 

One of those challenged, 
Teresa Gray from 
Walthamstow, said: “The 
launch event was a great 
opportunity to meet the 
other challengers and share 
our experiences of throwing 
away food. We were nervous 
about the challenge to begin 
with, but after tonight we are 
excited to get started and 
reduce the amount of food 
we throw away.” 


More info 

To take part in the challenge, 
and request a challenge 
pack, visit www.nlwa.gov. 
uk/foodwaste. The first 100 
residents to fully complete 
and return the challenge pack 
will receive a food rescue 
pack full of helpful tips and 
tools for saving even more 
money. 


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Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk 


Giving old furniture 
a new home 



Restore can give your old furniture a new home 


Do you realise that your 
Council will collect bulky 
waste from your door free 
of charge? That they can 
collect up to five items 
every time they visit? 

And that they will visit 
you as many times a year 
as you need? 

A lot of other London 
boroughs both charge 


and limit collections, but in 
Waltham Forest the Council 
has made keeping our 
borough clean one of its key 
priorities. 

“There really is no excuse 
not to give us a call to pick 
up any bulky items you no 
longer want,” said Cllr Clyde 
Loakes, Cabinet Member for 
Environment. “We’ll literally 


pick up a kitchen sink if you’re 
looking to get rid of one! 

“We want to do everything 
we can to eliminate the 
scourge of fly-tipping and to 
rid the borough of mattresses 
and furniture left languishing 
outside peoples’ houses.” 

Waltham Forest Council 
carries out more than 25,000 
bulky collections from homes 
every year and since June it 
has also been working with 
local charity Restore to recycle 
any items that are still usable. 

“If you have an item that 
someone might benefit 
from, let us know and make 
sure you don’t leave it out 
in the rain for collection.” 
said Nadeem Razvi, Chief 
Executive of Restore. “We 
can give your old sofa or your 
unwanted chest of drawers a 
new home and prevent it from 


being broken up for recycling, 
or worse still sent to landfill or 
for incineration. 

“It’s truly a win win situation,” 
said Cllr Loakes. “Your 
unwanted item gets picked 
up for free and someone in 
need gets to furnish their 
home. Not to mention being 
better for the environment 
and the taxpayer, who will see 
less of their money spent on 
disposing of waste.” 


More info 

Collections are organised on 
an area basis and can take 
place up to 10pm Monday 
to Friday. To request a 
collection phone 020 8496 
3000 or email wfdirect@ 
walthamforest.gov.uk For 
more information visit www. 
walthamforest.gov.uk/ 
bulky-collections 


In brief 



Breeding pit bull 
seized 


A dangerous dog that was being used for breeding was seized 
by Waltham Forest Council’s Dog Enforcement Team at an 
address in Kitchener Road, Walthamstow on Thursday 18 
October. This was the first seizure within the borough relating to 
the breeding of banned breed dogs under the Dangerous Dogs 
Act. Waltham Forest is the only Council in London that actively 
enforces the Dangerous Dogs Act and their Dog Enforcement and 
Environmental Health Teams, supported by local police, executed 
a search warrant obtained as a result of intelligence gathered by 
officers. The operation led to the seizure of an adult bitch Pit Bull 
Terrier along with six puppies. A prosecution will now be brought 
against the occupier of the property for offences relating to 
possession and breeding of prohibited dogs. 

•For more information visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk and 
search for ‘Dog Enforcement Team’ or phone 020 8496 3000. 


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Your views are important to us, so 
from time to time we hold discussion 
groups about important Council 
issues and decisions. 

By giving us your views and ideas you 
can influence what we do. If you would 
like to take part let us know: email 

consultation@walthamforest.gov.uk 


Community ward forums 


Community ward forum meetings take 
place three times a year in every ward. 

The meetings are open to individual 
residents, community groups and 
business representatives who want 
to help shape and improve their 
neighbourhood. 

Each ward has £10,000 to spend 
annually on local initiatives. 


Consultations 


When we need to make changes 
to a particular service or deliver a 
new development we consult with 
residents to hear your views and 
suggestions. 

View the current consultations at 

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surgery and making sure you’re 
registered to vote so you can have 
your say on important issues that 
affect you. 

You can also send us comments or 
complaints if you think we haven’t 
got it right. 


You can help shape how we work for you. We want to hear 
your views so that we can ensure that our services better 
reflect your needs and aspirations. 

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particularly those calling late in the evening. You do not have to answer the door to them. 

• Do not let anyone in your house unless you are happy with their identity 

• Do not deal with doorstep sales people unless you are sure that they are genuine 

• Always ask for identification from official callers 

To report anti-social behaviour call Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 

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Community 


Leyton 


Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

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Get your skates on 

• Learn to ice dance at Leyton’s Lee Valley Ice Centre 

• ‘Dancing on Ice’ coach Robert Burgerman on hand to show you 
some moves 


Over the summer 
thousands of us found 
ourselves watching the 
London 2012 Olympic and 
Paralympic Games and 
wondering if we were too 
old to learn a new sport. 
And if talk round the office 
water cooler is anything 
to go by, it seems that 
many of us were more 
interested in unusual 
sports such as handball 
and water polo than good 
old track and field events. 

With the 2014 Winter 
Olympics in Russia fast 
approaching it’s surely only a 
matter of time before many 
of us start thinking about 
the winter sports we could 
participate in. 

While learning the skeleton 
bobsleigh in London might 
prove tricky, some of the other 
winter sports should be a 
little easier to get involved in, 
especially as the Lee Valley 
Ice Centre is easily accessible 
for most people in Waltham 
Forest. And the good news is 
that there is even a coach from 
ITV’s Dancing on Ice who can 
help you get to know your axel 
from your toe loop. 

Ice dancing coach Robert 
Burgerman has been ice 


skating since he was six years 
old and offers group sessions 
and one to one coaching at 
Lee Valley Ice Centre. 

Robert told Waltham Forest 
News: “I began ice dancing 
when I was very young and 
competed from the age 
of six to 23. I was British 
Junior Champion, won lots 
of international medals and 
competed for Great Britain. 
But unfortunately competing 
and getting up at 4am to train 
every day took its toll and I fell 


out of love with the sport. 

“I stopped competing and 
lived a ‘normal’ life for six 
years. When I decided to 
begin skating again it really 
felt like I was coming home - 
however cheesy that sounds!” 

As well as coaching at Lee 
Valley, Robert is also one of 
the coaches on ITV’s Dancing 
on Ice - working alongside 
ice dancing legends Torvill 
and Dean and training 
celebrities and professional 
ice dancers alike. 

Robert says having the 


Olympics taking place so 
close to the Ice Centre proved 
a major boon for his sport. 

“The Olympics were brilliant, 
said Robert. “Being based at 
the Ice Centre, we were right 
on top of the action and it 
created a real buzz in the area. 

“It was also great that people 
got into some of the ‘minority 
sports’. I could relate to that as 
ice dancing is a much smaller 
sport than some others. 

“It was good to see lots 
of athletes come away with 


medals and get people 
interested in sports again. 

I also know how much 
training everyone who 
competed put in and it was 
wonderful to see the British 
athletes coming away with 
something to show for all 
their hard work.” 

And Robert is keen to 
emphasise that while ice 
dancing professionals 
generally start at a young 
age, skating is not just for 
young people. 

Robert said: “Everyone 


has a talent, sometimes you 
just have to find what it is. 
There could be lots of people 
out there who are great ice 
skaters. I grew up loving 
football, but luckily found at 
an early age that my talent 
was for ice dancing. 

“I’d encourage everyone 
to give ice dancing a try, 
regardless of age, height, 
weight or gender. I try to live 
by the philosophy it’s better to 
try and fail than never try at all. 

“I grew up skating at Lee 
Valley as it was the closest 
rink to my childhood home 
in Loughton, but it’s also one 
of London’s premier ice rinks 
and a wonderful facility for 
people in Waltham Forest. 

“I started skating after 
seeing Jane Torvill and 
Christopher Dean perform and 
admiring what they achieved 
in the sport. Being able to 
work with them on Dancing 
on Ice for the next sixth 
months really is a dream come 
true. I feel really lucky.” 

More info 

For more information on 
Robert visit www.ice-burg. 
co.uk or phone 07950 
255562. 


I “I started skating because of 
Torvill and Dean. Being able 
to work with them is a dream 
come true.” 


In brief 


Historical Society 

Residents who are keen to find out more about the history of 
the area are being invited to join the Leyton and Leytonstone 
Historical Society (LLHS). The society began in 2005 and its aim 
is to research and promote information about the former Borough 
of Leyton and the surrounding area. A steering group of LLHS 
members is currently looking for more information about the 
prisoner of war camps that occupied Wanstead Flats during and 
after the Second World War. LLHS also has an annual programme 
of lectures, visits, historical walks and other events and the 
society is open to everyone. Talks are free for members or £1.50 
for visitors. Yearly membership to LLHS costs just £6 per person 
or £10 for a household and you will receive a regular newsletter. 

• For more information visit www.leytonhistorysociety.org.uk 



See guest performers like guitarist Steve Cook at the Blues Jam 


Coach and Horses 
Blues Jam 

Music fans can get a taste of some of the best blues music 
in London and the south-east by paying a visit to a weekly 
gig held in Leyton. The blues jam takes place at the Coach 
and Horses (391 High Road Leyton, E10 5NA) from 8.30- 
11.30pm every Wednesday. The evening features live music 
with guests, regulars and a house band. All musicians are 
welcome to attend and take part, with singers and drummers 
“especially welcome”. Entry costs £2 for audience members 
and £1 for musicians who wish to take part. 

• For more information phone Terry Duggan on 020 
8502 0351, Stevie King on 07866 027546 or visit www. 
coachandhorsesbluesjam.com. 


Adult football group 

If you find solo workouts at the gym boring and have always 
fancied playing football to stay fit and healthy, but can’t commit 
to playing in a team, then a local sports group could be the just 
the thing you’ve been looking for. A new football group for over 
18s meets at Leyton Youth Club (Crawley Road, Leyton, E10 6PY) 
every Monday from 7pm. The weekly sessions include skills, 
training and basic drills followed by friendly small-sided games. 
So if you love a kickabout, but your skills are more messy than 
Messi, why not go along and improve your game in a sociable, 
relaxed environment. The organisers also hope to offer a new 
Saturday morning session soon. 

• To register your interest, and find out more, phone Chris 
on 07876 370311. 


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What’s On 


Remembrance 
Sunday Services 

Sunday 11 November 


Waltham Forest 
Town Hall 

Assemble at Lloyd Park at 
10.1 Oam for Parade to the Town 
Hall (optional). Parade to the 
Town Hall departs Lloyd Park 
at 10.30am led by the Mayor. 
Parade arrives by 10.55am at 
the Town Hall Memorial. If not 
marching, please assemble and 
be seated at Town Hall Memorial 
by 10.45am. Two minutes silence 
at 11 am followed by the Civic 
Service of Remembrance. 

Chingford 

Assemble at the front of Chingford 
Fire Station from 10am. Parade 
departs at approximately 10.40am 
to march to the War Memorial 
at the junction of Kings Head Hill 
where a short service is carried 
out, followed by two minutes’ 
silence and laying of wreaths. 

A Church Service follows in the 
Church of SS Peter and Paul. 


Leyton 

Parade gathers at the 
Buckingham Road gates to 
Coronation Gardens at 9.30am. 
Service finishes at 10.15am 
and wreaths are laid during the 
service. The parade continues 
to St Mary’s Parish Church 
for a service commencing at 
approximately 10.30am. 

Leytonstone 

The Service commences at 
10.30am at the Harrow Green 
Memorial on Leyton High Road. 

For more information on any 
of the services phone Lynn 
Rackley on 020 8496 3000. 


Sports and 
fitness 


Tennis Coaching 

Saturdays, 4-5pm 
Thursdays, 8-9pm. 

Connaught Club, Chingford. Opposite 
Royal Forest Pub. Adult tennis 
coaching £7.50 per hour. 

For more information email 
enquiries@connaughtclub.co.uk or 
phone Nicola on 020 8529 2341. 


West Essex 
Ramblers 

Days and times vary 

A friendly walking group with 
rambles every Wednesday, Thursday, 
Saturday and Sunday. Sorry, no dogs. 

For a sample programme phone 
020 8502 1628 or visit www. 
westessexramblers.org.uk. 

Lea Valley Friends 
short walks 

Days and times vary 

If you find long walks are too much, 
you may enjoy walking with us. 

Our walks last two hours. We have 
a varied programme covering city, 
canal, forest and countryside village 
walks. We are known as the friendly 
walking group. Why not join us this 
weekend you would be assured 
of a warm welcome. For a free 
programme and all details visit 
www.leavalleyfriends.org.uk, 
email Ivfwalkers2001@hotmail. 
com or phone 020 85291602. 



Active Birth 
Prenatal Yoga 

Mondays, 6.45-8.30pm 
Saturdays 10-11.45am 

Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road, 
El 1. Women from 12 weeks - 42 
weeks of pregnancy can join this 
class. You will be guided with gentle 
yoga postures, breathing and guided 
visualization through the journey of 
pregnancy and birth. This class will 
offer you the continuity of care and 
support you need to feel calm and 
relaxed throughout the pregnancy 
and birth. For more information 
visit www.yoga4birth.co.uk or 
email info@yoga4birth.co.uk. 
Booking can be done online or by 
phoning 07976 903003. 

Ladies tap dancing 

Thursdays, 1.15-2.15pm 

St Edmund’s Church Small Hall, 
Chingford Mount Rd, E4 
Tap dancing classes - some 
experience required. £4 per class. 

Phone Mandy on 07976 786404 
or 01992 524681. 

Boxercise 

Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30pm 

Baptist Church, Cann Hall Road, 

El 1 3HY. Safe, stress busting 
and fun for adults of all ages and 
abilities. Sessions cost £5. For more 
information phone Mark Rule 


on 07966 623449 or visit www. 
box4life.org.uk. 

Zumba Fitness 
with Chloe 

Tuesdays, 7pm 

Walthamstow School for Girls, El 7 
9RZ. Wear low tread supportive 
trainers and bring a bottle of water to 
enjoy this exhilarating dance fitness 
class in a low pressure atmosphere! 
Classes cost £5 or £3 for WSFG 
staff. For further details phone 
Chloe on 079036 29636, email 
chloe@dancechloe.com or visit 
www.DanceChloe.com. 

Yoga for You 

Tuesdays, 5.15-6.15pm or 
6.15-7.30pm 

Leyton Sixth Form College, Essex Rd. 
London E10 6EQ 
Sallyanne is a very experienced 
instructor who skilfully adapts the 
classical poses to suit you. We 
practice in a beautiful studio. Come 
and learn to relax and recharge whilst 
building up strength, flexibility, poise 
and peace. Beginners welcome! 

6.15pm class costs £35 per term or 
£6 drop in and 5.15pm class costs 
£30 per term or £5 drop in. For more 
information phone Sallyanne on 
020 8520 7242 or 07952 307 455, 
email sal@goldenyoga.co.uk or 
visit www.goldenyoga.co.uk. 

Egbertian Football 
Club 

Days and times vary 

Peter May Sports Centre 
The Egbertian FC run five Saturday 
teams and seek players aged 16 
and over for the forthcoming season 
who are keen, enthusiastic and 
disciplined. Established in 1928, we 
are FA Charter Standard Adult Club 
accredited and are a well run and 
friendly club. For more information 
visit www.egbertianfc.co.uk, 
email egbertianafc@yahoo.com 
or phone Jeff Thomas on 07596 
720850. 


Blackhorse and 



Standard Morris 
Dancers 

Wednesdays 8-1 Opm 

St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant 
Road (off Wood Street) El 7 3JF 
Blackhorse and Standard Women’s 
Morris dancers welcome new female 
members to our weekly practices. 

A fun and friendly way of keeping 


fit while learning traditional English 
Morris dancing. No experience 
necessary, just come along and 
have a go. Musicians (male or 
female) also welcome. First term 
free to new members. Visit www. 
blackhorseandstandard.org.uk or 
phone 020 8527 2926 for further 
information. 

Adults’ football 
group 

Mondays, 7pm 

Leyton Youth Centre. 

Watched the Olympics? Made you 
want to keep fit and get in to shape? 
Maybe it’s made you want to get in 
to playing a sport. If so come along 
and get fit with some football training 
followed by a game of football with 
friendly local people. No need to 
be a Ronaldo, it is all about having 
fun. All we ask is for is a very small 
fee to help us hire the pitch. 18+ 
only please. For more information 
phone Chris on 07876 370311. 


Tell us what’s on 

walthamforestnews@ 

walthamforest.gov.uk 


Clubs and 
community 


London by Night: 
Tower Tours of St 
John’s Church, 

Thursday 1 November, 8pm 
Monday 5 November, 7pm 

St John’s Church, Church Lane, 
Leytonstone. See London by Night 
from the tower of St John’s Church, 
Leytonstone. The tour on Thursday 1 
November includes a half-hour recital 
by the church’s organist Stephen 
Moyle, and fairtrade refreshments. 

On Monday 5 November half an 
hour of live jazz in the church will 
set the tone for the grand finale of 
this year’s tower tours: a bird’s eye 
view of Bonfire Night displays with 
homemade gingerbread and hot 
chocolate or coffee. There are just 
20 places available on each tour. 
Tickets for 1 November are £12.50 
for adults, £10 concessions, and £5 
for 8 -16 year olds. Tickets for 5 
November are £50. Sorry, no under 
8s. To book email bookings@ 
stjohnleytonstone.co.uk or phone 
020 8257 2792. 

Friends of Ainslie 
and Larks Woods 
free event 

Saturday 3 November, 10am- 
12.30pm 

Entrance to Ainslie Wood at junction 
of Ropers Avenue/Underwood Road. 


Children welcome if accompanied 
by an adult and well-behaved dogs. 

For more information phone 020 
8524 5794. 

Table top sale 

Saturday 3 November, 10am 

Chingford Old Church (All Saints), Old 
Church Road 

Table top sale in aid of church funds. 
Why not have a pre-Christmas 
clear out or pick up a present. Free 
admission. Tea, coffee and cakes 
also available. Tables £8 paid in 
advance, £10 on the day. Sellers 
from 9am. For more information 
phone Wendy on 07752 304403. 

Christmas Bazaar 

Saturday 17 November, 10am-3pm 

All Saints Church, Church Avenue, 
Highams Park, E4 9QD 
Santa’s grotto, toys, plants, crafts, 
cakes, sweets, books, 
gifts, refreshments, activities, and 
lots more stalls. 

Leytonstone Green 
Drinks 

Thursday 15 November, from 8pm 

The Old Red Lion, 640 High Road, 
Leytonstone El 1 3AA 
Are you green and eco-minded? Do 
you want to meet others with the 
same interests? Then come along 
on the 15th of any month and enjoy 
good company and great beer at 
the best boozer in Leytonstone. 
Phone 07747 014 235 for more 
information. 

Community local 
produce stall 

Every Saturday, 11 am - 3pm 

St John’s Church, Church Lane, 
Leytonstone (between the church 
and Matalan, just off the High Road) 

A stall selling delicious, locally grown 
organic fruit and vegetables, and 
other local produce. A partnership 
between Organiclea and Transition 
Leytonstone. For more information 
email info@transitionleytonstone. 
org.uk or phone 020 8556 0885. 

Grand Christmas 
Bazaar 

Saturday 17 November, 
9.30am-1pm 

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School 
and St Teresa’s Hall, corner of 
Kings Road and Station Road, 

North Chingford. Over two floors of 
Christmas goods and gifts for sale. 
Admission 50p per person. 

For further details phone Vic 
Howlett on 020 8529 6879 

Take part in 
Waltham Forest 
Scouts and Guides 
Gang Show 2013 

Sunday 11 November, 1.30-5pm 

Winchester Road Methodist Church, 
Winchester Road, Highams Park 


If you are a scout, guide, explorer, 
ranger, network or leader, you can 
take part in next year’s show. The 
show isn’t just about rehearsing, 
it’s about friends you will make, the 
fun you will have, the memories 
you will treasure and nothing beats 
show week. For further details and 
registration visit www.waltham- 
forestgs.co.uk or phone Mike 
Hayward on 020 8527 5435. 

Mandarin for non- 





Chinese students 

Sundays, 10am-12noon 

Suite 12 Gateland Business Centre, 
210 Church Road, E10 7JG 
Learn Mandarin with a highly 
qualified Chinese teacher and an 
experienced examiner with CRB 
check in an approachable and a 
relaxed environment. £100 for 10- 
week sessions and no registration 
fees. We also provide Chinese 
tuition for young people and adults 
of all levels seven days a week. 

For more information phone Mr 
Cai on 07412 485813 or email 
crossculturebilingualeducation@ 
yahoo.co.uk. 

The South 
Chingford 
Community Library 

Saturdays, 10am-4pm; 
Wednesdays, 10am-4pm; 
Thursdays, 10am-2pm 

265 Chingford Mount Road, 
Chingford, E4 8LP 
The South Chingford Community 
Library is extending its opening times 
from October. Handcraft sessions will 
start at the library on Thursday 10 
October 2012. 


Tell us what’s on 

walthamforestnews@ 

walthamforest.gov.uk 


Culture 
and crafts 


Community Choir 

Every Tuesday,7.30-9pm 

St Barnabas Church, Barnabas 
Road, El 7 8JZ. Newly formed 
community choir. All ages welcome. 
Come and have fun through singing. 


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Currently working on Christmas 
concert material. £8 weekly, 
concessions available. 

For more information phone 
Jenny la Touche on 07973 
390628 or email jennylatouche@ 
hotmail.com. 

Forest Writers 
Group 

Twice monthly, Thursdays, 

8-1 Opm 

Local group of writers hold regular 
meetings in Walthamstow, twice 
a month. It’s usual to present a 
short piece or extract, for friendly, 
constructive comments. Any style 
or genre of writing, and anyone 
over 18 is welcome, professional 
authors and part-time hobbyists 
alike. For more details email 
forestwriters@hotmail.co.uk 
or google ‘forest writers 
walthamstow’. 



Woodhouse Players 
present “A Voyage 
Round My Father” 

Friday 2 November, 8pm 
Saturday 3 November, 2.30 
and 8pm 

Friday 9 November, 8pm 
Saturday 10 November, 2.30 
and 8pm 

Welsh Church Hall, 879 High Road 
Leytonstone, El 1 1 HR 
Woodhouse Players present 
their version of John Mortimer’s 
autobiographical play. Tickets £8 or 
£5 for concessions. 

To reserve tickets phone 020 
8504 3872 or book online at 
www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk. 

Photography 

exhibition 

Monday 29 October to Saturday 
3 November, 7-1 Opm 

The Welcome Centre, Church 
Lane, El7 9RJ. An exhibition 
by Walthamstow & District 
Photographic Society of over 200 
prints and projected images. Free 
entry, refreshments available. Open 
Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 October 
from 7pm to 10pm. For full listing 
of other days, times and evening 
events visit www.wdps.org or 
phone Trevor on 07947 028755. 


Chapel End Savoy 
Players Variety 
Show. 

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 
November, 7.45pm 

St. John’s Church, Chingford 
Road, El 7 5AL.This show has 
something for everyone - music 
hall, First World War songs and 
songs from the shows, interspersed 
with sketches and short dramas. 
Tickets cost £8-50 each or £5 for 
under 18s. Some tickets are also 
available at the door on the night. 

To book tickets phone the box 
office on 020 8527 0215 or email 
boxoffice@cesp.org.uk. For more 
information visit www.cesp.org. 
uk or Twitter @CESPGandS. 



Flute and Recorder 
lessons 

Flexible days and times 

Central Walthamstow location 
Many styles covered including 
classical, world music and jazz. 

All levels including exam 
preparation. Friendly teaching, 
fully qualified: BA, MA, DipABRSM, 
CRB. For more information email 
info@kaliamusic.com or visit 
www.kaliamusic.com/teaching. 

Forest Writers 
Group 

Twice monthly Thursdays, 

8-1 Opm 

Local group of writers hold regular 
meetings in Walthamstow, twice 
a month. It’s usual to present a 
short piece or extract, for friendly, 
constructive comments. Any style 
or genre of writing, and anyone 
over 18 is welcome, professional 
authors and part-time hobbyists 
alike. For more information email 
forestwriters@hotmail.co.uk. 

Guffaw Comedy 
Club 

Thursday 1 November, 8.30pm 

Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Hoe 
Street, Walthamstow 
Comedy night featuring Barbara 
Nice, Andy White and Wendy Wason 
with MC Susan Murray. Entry £8.50 
or £7.50 for concessions. 

All bills subject to change. 

For more information phone Al on 
07971 712019. 


Tell us what’s on 

walthamforestnews@ 

walthamforest.gov.uk 


Children and 
young people 


Junior Tennis 
Coaching 

Saturdays 

Connaught Club, Chingford. Opposite 
Royal Forest Pub. 

Coaching available for all levels from 
age 3 to 18. £7 per hour. 

For more information email 
enquiries@connaughtclub.co.uk or 
phone Nicola on 020 8529 2341. 

Mini Musicians 

Fridays from 9 November, 1 pm 
and 2pm 

Waltham Forest Music Service 
(WFMS), 12 Church Hill, El 7 3AG 
Music lessons for babies and 
toddlers. Session at 1 pm for 
babies up to 15 months and 2pm 
for toddlers from walking to four 
years. Booking essential. Classes 
will be taught by early years music 
specialists and include singing, 
dancing, stories and playing an 
exciting range of instruments. Please 
book in advance as classes will 
only run with a minimum number 
attending. Half a term will cost 
£31.60, a whole term £63.20. 

For more details, and to book, 
phone 020 84961582. 



Non-contact boxing 

Tuesdays, 6.30pm 

Baptist Church, Cann Hall Road, 

Ell 3HY 

Fridays, 7pm 

Cathall Leisure Centre, Cathall Road 
Non-contact boxing sessions for 
children aged eight tol 8. Only £2 
per session. For more information 
phone Mark Rule on 07966 623449 
or visit www.box4life.org.uk. 

French club 

Saturdays, 1.30-2.30pm and 
2.30-3.30pm 

Leytonstone Library 
French club for children aged five 
to 10 years. Session for children 
aged 5 to 7 years old at 1,30pm and 
children from 8 to 10 years old at 


2.30pm. Children learn the language 
in a relaxed atmosphere through 
games, songs and basic writing. The 
next session runs for seven weeks. 
Price is £35 pounds for the term. 

For more information phone 
Florence on 07954 387835. 

Salaam Peace 
Positive Routes 
multi-sports 

Tuesdays, 6-8pm 

Kelmscott Leisure Centre, Markhouse 
Road El 7. Multi-sports activities for 
young people aged 11 to 18. Just 
turn up and play. 

For more information email sab@ 
salaampeace.org. 

Little Legs football 
training 

Mondays, 4-5.30pm 

Goals Soccer Centre, Morrisons 
Avenue, E4 8SN. Football training for 
children aged three to 11, delivered 
by Eastside Rangers FC coaches and 
qualified playworkers. Play matches, 
work on the basic skills, learn the 
rules and have fun. Staff all qualified 
and trained to meet the needs 
of children. Friendly atmosphere 
and environment. £5 per child per 
session or £40 per two month 
block. Medals to be won. For more 
information phone 07939 366992 
or visit www.eastsiderangersfc. 
co.uk. 

Music for early 
years with Jo and 
her Cello 

Thursdays, 2pm 

Chingford United Reformed Church, 
2b Buxton Road, E4 7DP 
Fun music sessions for children 
aged three months to two years. 
Including action songs and nursery 
rhymes, music and movement, 
playing instruments with live cello, 
interesting sounds and multi sensory 
activities. £5 drop in or £4 for 6 or 
more classes. To book a space visit 
www.jo-anne-cox.com or phone 
07757 490 351. 

Acting Bugs drama 
group 

Every Wednesdays Oam 

St. Johns Church Hall, Leytonstone 
Acting Bugs is a drama group for 
children aged 18 months to five 
years. The group is lead by local 
TV actress and mum, Sam Seager, 
(who plays Bobby the Bus Cleaner 
in Cbeebies Me Too!) The session 
lasts 45 minutes and introduce 
pre school children to the world 
of drama in a fun, playful and 
imaginative way. Parents stay with 
their children through the session 
and well deserved refreshments are 
provided afterwards for big ones 
and little ones! Sessions cost £5 
and £2.50 for any siblings. Email 


actingbugs100@gmail.com for 
more info or check out the Acting 
Bugs facebook page. 

El 7 Gymnastics 
Club 

Saturdays, 3-5pm 

El 7 Gymnastics Club offers classes 
for children every Saturday afternoon. 
Classes for 4-7 years olds at 3pm 
and 8-11 + at 4pm. All classes are 
£4 per child. Email us to register 
your child as spaces are filling up 
fast. Email E17gym@googlemail. 
com, visit www.facebook.com/ 
E17GymnasticsClub or phone 
07940 516366. 

El 7 Junior Guitar 
Club 

Saturdays 

Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, 

El 7 9AH. Four different levels. Guitar 
playing fun for children of all abilities. 
We perform regularly! Pay £7 (£5 
beginners) for a taster session, then 
£42 (£30 beginners) for a half-term 
of six lessons. 

For more information phone 
Christian 07958 471083, email 
chris@stunningmusic.com or visit 
www.stunningmusic.com. 



Children and Young 
People’s Directory 


Compiled by the Council’s Family 
Information Service (FIS), the 
directory gives free, impartial advice 
on childcare, general information on 
a wide range of services for children, 
young people and families and lists 
leisure and recreation activities of all 
kinds. For more information visit 
http://csd.walthamforest.gov.uk 


Community 
Ward Forums 


Wood Street 

Monday 19 November, 7-9pm 

Henry Maynard School, Ringwood 
Road, E17 9JE 

Chingford Green 
and Endlebury 
Joint Ward Forum 

Monday 19 November, 7-9.30pm 

Chingford Foundation School, 

31 Nevin Drive, E4 7LT 

For more information on Community 

Ward Forums visit 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ 

community-ward-forums 


Council 

Meetings 


Tuesday 6 
November 

Planning Committee 

Wednesday 7 
November 

Overview and Scrutiny Management 
Committee 

Thursday 8 
November 

Housing Partnership, 2pm 


All meetings are held at Waltham 
Forest Town Hall unless stated 
otherwise, and start at 7.30pm. 




FREE DRAMA PROJEC 

for local young people aged 15-19] 

Make a show from scratch and perl 
at the Arts and Crusts Cafe 


Auditions 9th Nov 


07541 082552 
www.gyot.org. 


Waltham Forest 


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Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, El 7 4JF 

Friday 16 ^ 

November 2012 

Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm 
Admission is FREE by ticket only 

Tickets available from Waltham Forest Town Flail, all 
libraries and Waltham Forest Customer Service Centre 

For more information visit 
www.walthamforest.gov.uk/councilevents 
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Young People 



Cllr Clare Coghill joined children at Handsworth Primary School for lunch 


Feeding young minds 

• Over 13,000 school meals are cooked every day in Waltham Forest 

• Tasty lunches provide at least a third of your child’s daily nutrients 


School meals aren’t what 
they used to be. The days 
of lumpy custard and 
boiled to death Brussels 
sprouts are confined to 
the past, and the tasty 
lunches now on offer have 
obviously not passed 
children by. 

The numbers of children 
eating school meals 
in Waltham Forest has 
increased by nine per cent 
over the past three years 
since the introduction of 
the Council’s School Meals 
Strategy. The strategy was 
launched to increase the 
number of children benefiting 
from nutritious school meals, 
recognising the important role 
food plays in helping children 
and young people achieve 
their educational potential. 

“A nutritional midday meal 
is crucial to the growth, 
development and learning of 
children and young people,” 
Cllr Clare Coghill, Cabinet 
Member for Children and 
Young People, told Waltham 
Forest News 

“Obviously it contributes 


to keeping them healthy and 
fighting childhood obesity 
if we can divert them away 
from fast food outlets. 

“But it also keeps them 
alert and attentive. Children 
and young people learn 
better when they have 
eaten well and not simply 
stuffed themselves with fatty 
carbs. Feeding them with 
a decent midday meal aids 
concentration, allows them to 
learn more easily and can be 
a significant factor in helping 
them attain better results.” 

At the end of financial year 
2011-12 Waltham Forest 
Catering (WFC), the Council’s 
in-house catering service 
which provides school 
meals to the majority of 
schools in Waltham Forest, 
was reflecting on some 
impressive figures. 

“The overall take-up of 
school meals in the borough 
is 57 per cent, explained Cllr 
Coghill. “That’s significantly 
higher than the national 
average and means that 
well over half of our primary 
school pupils (59 per cent) 


take school meals, with 
almost four out of five (79 per 
cent) of children attending 
our special schools eating 
school meals.” 

And where there’s food 
there are kitchens and the 
on-going investment the 
Council has been making in 
school kitchens has made 
a major contribution to the 
trend of more children eating 
school meals. 

“Providing school caterers 
with the resources they need 
to cook fresh quality food is 
vital,” said Cllr Coghill. “Not 
only does it improve the 
quality and appearance of 
the food, but it also retains 
important nutrients.” 

WFC prepares virtually all 
dishes from fresh, carefully 
selecting raw products and 
has achieved the Food for 
Life Bronze Catering Mark 
which recognises this quality. 
Having appropriate and 
sufficient storage facilities 
and work space, as well 
as modern equipment, 
is essential when 13,000 
freshly cooked meals are 


prepared every day in the 
borough’s schools. 

New convection ovens 
in many schools means 
certain foods can be cooked 
throughout the lunch 
service, giving pupils’ a 
wider choice and keeping 
the counter refreshed with 
‘just cooked’ food. 

New modern serving 
counters keep food at the 
required temperature and 
improve the presentation 
of food on offer, helping to 
encourage young people to 
have school meals as the food 
looks as good as it tastes. 

And with a tasty two-course 
meal available for just £2 or 
less, school meals also provide 
great value for money - leaving 
your pocket as satisfied as 
your child’s tummy. 


More info 

For more information on 
school meals visit www. 
walthamforest.gov.uk/ 
schoolmeals, phone 020 
8496 3000 or contact your 
school office. 


Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk 


In brief 



Headteacher Jenny Smith with representatives from legal firm 
Simmons and Simmons and the ‘Young Talent’ programme. 


Career Opportunities 

Frederick Bremer School students are set to benefit from a 
unique link established between the school and a City based firm 
of lawyers. Twelve students will spend their October half-term 
working alongside leading lawyers in the City. The students were 
all accepted onto the ‘Young Talent’ programme run by Simmons 
and Simmons following an application and interview process. The 
company has committed to continue working with the young people 
through school, college and university and will offer them on-going 
mentoring, further work experience with the possibility of an 
internship for some of the students once they reach 17 years old. 



The Smith family enjoyed pond dipping at the Suntrap Forest 
Education Centre 


Suntrap Open Day 
success 

Hundreds of families enjoyed pond dipping, guided forest walks and 
meeting a host of colourful animals at the Suntrap Forest Education 
Centre’s annual open day on Saturday 13 October. The centre, 
which is owned and managed by Waltham Forest Council, is located 
in Epping Forest and provides high quality outdoor environmental 
activities for schools, community groups and families. The open day 
gave a chance for families to try out some of these fun activities. 
Three generations of the Smith family from Waltham Forest enjoyed 
their day out, saying: “The pond dipping was really exciting for the 
children. The staff at the centre were fantastic, helpful and very 
patient. We though the activities were brilliant and we all enjoyed 
ourselves.” The next family activity taking place at Suntrap is 
‘Lantern making, bonfire and burgers’ on Saturday 24 November. 
Visitors can make their own lantern and enjoy a burger and toasted 
marshmallows round the fire. There will be a £3 charge for food per 
person and booking is essential. 

• For more information email suntrap.centre@walthamforest. 
gov.uk or phone 020 8508 0611. 


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Public Notices 

Planning 


LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST 
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT 
MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND) 

ORDER 2010 - NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 13 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following application for 
planning permission has been made to the Council for which 
additional publicity is required. 

APPL.NO 2012/1428 

APPLICANT Mr Saqib Butt 

ADDRESS 56 - 58 Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, 

London, El 7 9HP 

PROPOSAL Demolition of existing building and erection of 
part three storey, part four storey buildings comprising 36 flats 
(14x1 bed , 14x 2 bed and 8 x3 bed) with provision for car 
parking and landscaping, 

APPL.NO 2012/1453 

APPLICANT Mr Adam Preece 

ADDRESS Headbourne House, 22 Sutherland Road 

Walthamstow, London El 7 

PROPOSAL 

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 
five storey building to provide 43 self contained flats (4x4 
bed, 21 x 3 bed, 14 x 2 bed and 4 x 1 bed). Provision for 
parking of 14 vehicles. 

Dated this day 29th October 2012 
David Scourfield 

Head of Development Management On Behalf of 
London Borough of Waltham Forest 


LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST 
PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION 
AREAS) ACT 1990 - SECTION 67 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following application 
affecting a Listed Building has been made to the Council. 
APPL.NO 2012/1445/LB 

APPLICANT Mr A Thomas 

ADDRESS Leyton Municipal Offices, High Road Leyton 
Leyton, London E10 5QJ 

PROPOSAL Listed building consent for alterations. Change of 
use of ground floor and basement on high road frontage from 
restaurant (use class A3) to drinking establishment (use class 
A4) and formation of bin store on Adelaide Road frontage. 

The application is open to inspection by the Public at the 
offices of the Development Management, 

Sycamore House, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, London 

El 7 4JF between the hours of 9.00a.m. - 

5.00p.m. Monday to Friday. Any representations relating to 

the application should be made in writing to 

the Planning Division within 21 days of the date of this Notice. 

Dated this day 29th October 2012 

David Scourfield 

Head of Development Management On Behalf of 
London Borough of Waltham Forest 


Waltham Forest 



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Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk 


2012 



A big thank you to 
Games-time volunteers 

• Ceremony held to thank Waltham Forest Welcome volunteers 

• Volunteers presented with personalised commemorative batons and letters 


Over one hundred 
dedicated and community- 
minded local people who 
acted as one of Waltham 
Forest Council’s Olympic 
volunteers during the 
summer were thanked 
for all their hard work at a 
special ceremony held at 
Chingford Assembly Hall 
on Tuesday 16 October. 

The Waltham Forest 
Welcome volunteers, who 
were chosen from hundreds 
of applicants, came from all 
areas of the borough and were 
the ‘face’ of Waltham Forest, 
during the Games. 

The volunteers helped 
residents and visitors find 
their way around the borough 
during the London 2012 
Olympic and Paralympic 
Games. The Waltham Forest 
Welcome project saw the 
volunteers based at areas 
such as train and tube 
stations and Walthamstow’s 
‘Live Site’. The greeters also 
helped people find their way 
during Waltham Forest’s leg 
of the Olympic Torch Relay 
on Saturday 21 July and 


Paralympic Torch Relay on 
Wednesday 29 August. 

The ceremony saw 
volunteers presented with 
boxed commemorative relay 
batons from the government’s 
Department for Culture, 

Media and Sport, which were 
inscribed with the phrase 
‘London 2012 ...souvenir 
teamwork baton’. 

The batons were 
accompanied by a special 
letter from Council Leader 
Chris Robbins and Chief 
Executive Martin Esom. The 
signed letters thanked the 
volunteers for their hard work 
and dedication to Waltham 
Forest. 

Volunteer Rosetta West 
told Waltham Forest News: 

“I always knew that I wanted 
to be part of the Games, as 
it was a once in a lifetime 
opportunity. I really enjoyed my 
time as one of the Waltham 
Forest Welcome volunteers. 

“I’m a nurse and have lived 
in the borough since 1986, 
but this was the first time I’ve 
demonstrated a ‘duty of care’ 
to residents and visitors alike. 


“The experience of 
volunteering allowed me 
to appreciate the wealth of 
diversity and skills we have in 
the borough and really helped 
me to feel empowered and 
take ownership of the place I 
live in.” 

Council Leader, Chris 
Robbins, added: “We chose 
the volunteers because they 
were all enthusiastic people 
who are passionate about 
Waltham Forest. We thought 
that they would be the perfect 
people to show visitors what 
is best about our borough 
during the Olympic and 
Paralympic Games, and they 
did us proud. 

“It was a pleasure to meet 
all of the volunteers and hand 
over their commemorative 
batons. I’m sure these will 
take pride of place in many 
homes and be a wonderful 
souvenir of a very special 
summer. 

“One of the great things 
about the project was that 
people of all ages were 
encouraged to volunteer for 
the first time and do their bit 


for others. I hope this spirit 
continues and that other 
people have been inspired to 
help make a difference in their 
communities.” 

The volunteers were also 
presented with a letter of 
thanks from Prime Minister 
David Cameron and a letter 
from Mayor of London Boris 
Johnson specifically thanking 
Waltham Forest’s volunteers 
was read. 

The Council has also 
nominated the volunteers for 
a Oueen’s Diamond Jubilee 
Volunteering Award and will 
find out by the end of the 
year if the Waltham Forest 
Welcome project has won. 
Keep an eye out for more 
information in future editions of 
Waltham Forest News. 


More info 

For more information on 
the legacy of the Olympic 
and Paralympic Games visit 
www.walthamforest.gov. 
uk/2012. Free internet access 
is available at all libraries in 
the borough. 


In brief 


Free fireworks event! 

2012 has been an amazing year for Waltham Forest, beginning 
with a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and culminating with the 
sporting excellence of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. While 
we know 2012’s not quite over yet, we nevertheless want to help 
you round off the Olympic Year - and our Big 6 celebrations with 
a bang by inviting you to our Fantastic Fireworks celebration at 
Chestnut Fields (behind the Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow 
El 7 4JF) on Monday 5 November. Admission to this year’s event will 
be free as part of our pledge to make the most of the Olympic Year, 
so come along with your friends, family and neighbours to enjoy the 
spectacle. Doors open at 5.30pm and the fireworks start at 8pm. 

• For more information visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ 
councilevents. Free internet access is available in all of the 
borough’s libraries. 



Some of the 600 individual tiles in the mural 


Olympic mural 

An Olympic-themed mural featuring 600 decorated tiles has been 
installed in the playground at Willowfield Humanties College, 
Walthamstow. During the summer over 300 students and staff 
from Willowfield Humanities College and William Morris Special 
School worked on the mural, which formed part of Willowfield’s 
Citizenship Week celebrations. Pupils from years 7,8 and 9 
created one or two tiles each during a two hour workshop. The 
students considered the Olympic and Paralympic values of fair 
play, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration 
and equality and then worked with local artist Anna Alcock to 
etch and paint the tiles. The mural, which was funded by Arts 
Council England and Waltham Forest Council through the Waltham 
Forest Arts in Education Network, depicts three trees representing 
Waltham Forest as an Olympic Host Borough. 

• For more information on Waltham Forest Arts in Education 
Network phone Chantelle Michaux on 020 8496 3210 or email 
info@wfaen.org.uk. 


Olympic Park update 

Residents wanting to find out more about what will happen to the 
Olympic Park can visit a new website which details plans for homes, 
jobs, sporting facilities and cultural events at the Park. The London 
Legacy Development Corporation, which took over responsibility 
for the Olympic Park from the Olympic Park Legacy Company at 
the start of October, has created the website to guide local people 
through the attractions the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will offer 
when it begins to reopens on Saturday 27 July 2013. The Legacy 
Corporation will now begin to clear temporary venues, bridges, 
walkways and roads; connect the Park to the surrounding area with 
new roads, cycle and foot paths; and complete permanent venues, 
bridges and parklands ready for residents’ and visitors’ everyday 
use. The Park will fully open in 2014. 

• For more information visit www.noordinarypark.co.uk. Free 
internet access is available at all libraries in the borough. 


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Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm 

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Selling exhibition 


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Encounters 


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13 October 2012 - 3 February 2013 


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Issue 80, 29 October 2012 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk 



The life you change will be yours. 


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Could you offer love, care and commitment to a child 
who may have had a difficult start in life? Adopting a 
child could be the most rewarding thing you do. 


We welcome people of all backgrounds, cultures 
and religions, people who are married, single, 
co-habiting, divorced, lesbian or gay. 

We particularly welcome enquiries from black, 
Polish and Lithuanian families, people who are of 
mixed parentage, in mixed relationships and white 
families who would consider caring for older 
children and sibling groups. 

Some of our children need loving families who can 
support their therapeutic and special educational 
needs. Could this be you? 

We provide lots of support throughout and after the 
adoption journey and Adoption support packages. 


To find out more: 

Join us at our Open Evening 

Wednesday 14 November 

Waltham Forest Town Hall (Room 2) 
Forest Road, Walthamstow El 7 4JF 
(6:30pm-8:30pm) 

Call 020 8496 3000 

for further information or 

020 8496 1588 

to speak to a member of the Adoption 
Team directly (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) 


email: susan.buckman@walthamforest.gov.uk 
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Monday 5 November 2012 


• Funfair 

• Food and drink stalls 


Doors open 5.30pm 
Fireworks starts 8pm 

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex 
Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF 


As part of our pledge to help you celebrate an amazing 2012, 
this year’s admission is FREE for you and your family! 


For more information visit 
www.walthamforest.gov.uk/councilevents 
or call 020 8496 3000 


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CLaSS - Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 

Hurry, Limited Places Available on Course Starting in November 


Course Code 

Start Date 

End Date 

Day 

Time 

Weeks 

Hrs/Wk 

Venue 

Standard 

Fee 

Discounted 

Fee 

Materials 

Fee 

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05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Henna - Full Level 2 

MON 

09:30 & 12:30 

4 

LLL 

70 

25 

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05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Parenting - Setting and Keeping Boundaries 

MON 

19:00 

4 

HS 

0 

0 

0 

0 

QRJ0632-1N1 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Young Children - Exploring Play tor Under 3 years 

MON 

19:00 

4 

QR 

46 

13 

0 

0 

HSN1644-1N4 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Haircare and styling tor the Family ages 7 and over 

MON 

18:30 

4 

HC 

0 

0 

0 

0 

SEN0874-1N4 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Family Art 

MON 

13:00 

4 

SC 

0 

0 

0 

0 

LLH0896-1N1 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Dance - Strictly Ballroom 

MON 

10:00 

4 

LLL 

28 

10 

0 

0 

ALH1174-1N1 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Yoga tor expectant Mums 

MON 

13:00 

4 

CUR 

36 

13 

0 

0 

LLK1323-1N1 

05/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Digital Cameras - Part 3 

MON 

13:00 

4 

LLL 

46 

13 

0 

0 

LLX0194-2NL 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Teaching Assistants - Safeguarding Children Level 1 

TUE 

13:00 

4 

LLL 

38 

10 

0 

35 

LLP0515-8N1 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Pottery tor practical use 

TUE 

09:30 & 12:30 

4 

LLL 

111 

33 

5 

0 

LLJ0639-2N1 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Exploring the use of creative play 2-4 year olds 

TUE 

13:00 

4 

LLL 

36 

13 

0 

0 

LLH0646-2N1 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Jive and Lindy Hop - Introduction - Bop Till You Drop 

TUE 

13:00 

4 

LLL 

46 

13 

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06/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Safeguarding - Keeping Children Sate - City and Guilds Unit 

TUE& THU 

19:00 

4 

RC 

63 

23 

0 

35 

RSN1618-2N3 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Parenting - from an Asian perspective 

TUE 

19:00 

4 

RC 

0 

0 

0 

0 

RSJ1070-2NN 

06/11/2012 

27/11/2012 

First Aid - Paediatric 

TUE 

18:30 

3 

RC 

116 

116 

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14 

MCP1251-2N1 

06/11/2012 

11/12/2012 

Cake decorating-Royal Ice a celebration cake 

TUE 

13:00 

5 

CUR 

70 

19 

5 

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LSP1262-2N1 

06/11/2012 

11/12/2012 

Art-Beginners and improvers Painting using mixed media 

TUE 

18:30 

5 

LS 

140 

30 

5 

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QRK1784-8NL 

06/11/2012 

03/05/2013 

ITQ level 3 

TUE, THU & FRI 

13:30 

25 

QR 

440 

150 

0 

100 

RSP2012-2N1 

06/11/2012 

04/12/2012 

Calligraphy - Uncial 

TUE 

18:30 

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0 

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PCP0606-8N1 

07/11/2012 

12/12/2012 

Craft - Silk Paper Making 

WED 

10:00 & 13:00 

5 

PC 

91 

33 

5 

0 

QRJ0612-3N1 

07/11/2012 

12/12/2012 

Residential Care - Introduction to working in the sector 

WED 

09:30 

5 

QR 

46 

16 

0 

0 

QRJ0772-3N1 

07/11/2012 

12/12/2012 

Childcare - Exploring working in the Sector 

WED 

16:00 

5 

QR 

70 

20 

0 

0 

MCH0819-3N1 

07/11/2012 

05/12/2012 

Dance - Salsa 

WED 

19:00 

4 

CMC 

46 

13 

0 

0 

QRH0859-3N1 

07/11/2012 

12/12/2012 

Boxercise 

WED 

19:00 

5 

QR 

46 

13 

0 

0 

LLH0904-3N1 

07/11/2012 

05/12/2012 

Laughter, Happiness & Well Being 

WED 

13:00 

4 

LLL 

46 

13 

0 

0 

LNP0914-3N1 

07/11/2012 

28/11/2012 

Public Speaking tor the Terrified 

WED 

10:00 

3 

LNL 

46 

13 

0 

0 

Creches for pre-school children aged one to five in three centres on some courses 

HEJ1082-3NN 

07/11/2012 

28/11/2012 

First Aid - Paediatric 

WED 

09:30 

3 

HEL 

116 

116 

0 

14 

LNJ2044-3NNW 

07/11/2012 

07/11/2012 

Fire Safety/Fire Marshall 

WED 

09:30 

0 

LNL 

27 

27 

0 

0 

LNJ2054-3NNW 

07/11/2012 

07/11/2012 

Manual Handling 

WED 

13:00 

0 

LNL 

27 

27 

0 

0 

QRN0151-4N4 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Parenting - Setting and keeping boundaries - stage 2 

THU 

10:00 

4 

QR 

0 

0 

0 

0 

WSH0831-4N1 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Pilates 

THU 

19:00 

4 

WC 

27 

10 

0 

0 

WSH0901-4N1 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Laughter, Happiness & Well Being 

THU 

19:00 

4 

WC 

46 

13 

0 

0 

LNH0982-4NN 

08/11/2012 

15/11/2012 

Food Safety - Level 2 Award Cl EH 

THU 

09:30 

1 

LNL 

65 

65 

0 

14 

RSJ1078-4NN 

08/11/2012 

08/11/2012 

CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) - How to Do It 

THU 

19:00 

0 

RC 

20 

20 

0 

0 

LLJ1955-4N5 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Safeguarding - Adults in a Health and Care Setting 

THU 

09:30 

4 

LLL 

42 

15 

0 

0 

QRP1194-4N1 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Art - Exploring with Mixed Media 

THU 

09:30 

4 

QR 

70 

20 

5 

0 

LLP1253-4N1 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Cake Decorating - Decorate cup cakes 

THU 

12:30 

4 

LLL 

55 

20 

5 

0 

RSP1310-4N1 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Art-Moving on 

THU 

18:30 

4 

RC 

70 

20 

5 

0 

PCK1488-4N2 

08/11/2012 

06/12/2012 

Understanding your Computer 

THU 

13:30 

4 

PC 

0 

0 

0 

0 

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RSH1688-4N1 
LLJ1921-4N5 
LLJ1924-4N5 
LNI2049-8NNW 
MCP2102-4N1 
QRX0261-5NL 
PCK0327-5N2 
QRP1103-5N1 
LLA1274-5NL 
QRK1329-5N1 


08/11/2012 

08/11/2012 

08/11/2012 

08/11/2012 

08/11/2012 

09/11/2012 

09/11/2012 

09/11/2012 

09/11/2012 


06/12/2012 

06/12/2012 

06/12/2012 

08/11/2012 

29/11/2012 

07/12/2012 

07/12/2012 

07/12/2012 

08/02/2013 


Facials - Introduction 

Childcare - Exploring Creative Play 0- 3 year olds 
Childcare - Exploring Creative Play 3 - 5 year olds 
Introduction to project management - using Prince 2 
Floristry - Gifts Including Hand Tied 
Supporting Childrens Literacy in Primary Schools 
Silver Surfers Part 2 

Calligraphy - Decorative Handwriting - Foundation Hand Style 
English and Healthy Eating 
Digital Cameras - Part 2 


THU 

THU 

THU 

THU 

THU 

FRI 

FRI 

FRI 

FRI 

FRI 


19:00 

15:00 

18:30 

09:30 & 13:30 
13:00 
13:00 
13:00 
12:30 
09:30 
10:00 


4 

4 

4 

0 

3 

4 
4 
4 

13 

4 


RC 


92 


LLL 


48 


LLL 


59 


LNL 


75 


CMC 


36 


QR 


38 


PC 


QR 


55 


QR 


46 


26 

13 

16 

0 

13 

10 

0 

20 

0 

13 


0 5 
5 0 
0 0 
0 0 
0 0 
0 31 
0 0 
0 0 
0 0 
0 0 


Leytonstone Learning Link 



Heathcote School 

HS 


Queens Road Learning Centre 

fOR 


Seddon Centre 

Hsc 


Chingford United Reform Church 
CUR I 


Rush Croft Sports College 

r~Rc 


Chingford Methodist Church 

CMC I 


Lammas School 

[ls 


Priory Court Community Centre 

fpc 


Leyton Neighbourhood 
Learning Centre 

LNL I 


Hale End Library 

HEL I 


Whittingham Community School 

pwc I 


Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Centre 

QEJ I 


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Course Code 

Start Date 

End Date 

Day 

Time 

Weeks 

Hrs/Wk Venue Standard 

Discounted 

Materials 







Fee 

Fee 

Fee M 


LLJ0878-6N1 

10/11/2012 

08/12/2012 

Introduction to areas of youth work 

SAT 

09:30 

4 

LLL 

59 

16 

0 

0 

LNJ1095-6NL 

10/11/2012 

08/12/2012 

Counselling - Interpersonal Skills - Level 1 

SAT 

13:00 

4 

LNL 

42 

15 

0 

0 

LLH1286-8N1 

10/11/2012 

08/12/2012 

Coaching - Introduction 

SAT 

10:00 & 13:30 

4 

LLL 

111 

33 

0 

0 

LLK1743-8NL 

10/11/2012 

15/12/2012 

ICT - Desktop Publishing - MS Publisher Level 1 fast track 

SAT 

10:00 & 13:00 

5 

LLL 

87 

24 

0 

20 

QRK1557-8N1 

10/11/2012 

17/11/2012 

Make the most of your Digital Camera 

SAT 

10:00 & 13:00 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

0 

0 

LLK1560-6N1 

10/11/2012 

08/12/2012 

Create basic Websites using HTML 

SAT 

10:00 

4 

LLL 

36 

13 

0 

0 

QRI1858-6N1 

10/11/2012 

01/12/2012 

Run a Business from Home 

SAT 

13:30 

3 

QR 

36 

13 

0 

15 


If you have a health problem or disability that could affect your learning, please let us know. 
We can give you extra support to help you to complete your course 


Are you a Jobseeker? You can do most of these courses for FREE 


Interested in a course but can’t enrol because of the time or day? Contact us 


Leytonstone Learning Link 

■SI 

Heathcote School 

[“□ 

Queens Road Learning Centre 

QR 


Seddon Centre 


SC 


LLJ1973-8NN 

10/11/2012 

10/11/2012 

First Aid - Emergency First Aid at Work 

SAT 

09:30 & 13:00 

0 

LLL 

65 

65 

0 

14 

HSJ1068-INN 

12/11/2012 

19/11/2012 

First Aid - Emergency First Aid at Work 

MON 

18:30 

1 

HC 

65 

65 

0 

14 

LLP1270-1N1 

12/11/2012 

10/12/2012 

Interior design-introduction to simple design plans 

MON 

18:30 

4 

LLL 

70 

20 

5 

0 

QRK1656-1N1 

12/11/2012 

10/12/2012 

Movie Maker 

MON 

18:30 

4 

QR 

70 

20 

0 

0 

LLA1722-1NL 

12/11/2012 

11/02/2013 

English and ICT 

MON 

12:30 

13 

LLL 

0 

0 

0 

0 

LNK2040-8NNW 

12/11/2012 

12/11/2012 

Excel - Introductory 

MON 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

LNJ2066-3NNW 

14/11/2012 

21/11/2012 

Risk Assessment 

WED 

09:30 

1 

LNL 

75 

27 

0 

14 

RSJ1080-4NN 

15/11/2012 

15/11/2012 

Someone’s Having a Heart Attack - Don’t Panic 

THU 

19:00 

0 

RC 

40 

40 

0 

0 

LNI2042-8NNW 

15/11/2012 

15/11/2012 

Excelling as a First Time Manager/Supervisor 

THU 

09:30 8.15:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

LLP0237-8N1 

17/11/2012 

24/11/2012 

Pottery-Coiled pots 

SAT 

10:00 & 13:00 

1 

LLL 

46 

13 

5 

0 

QRP1110-8N1 

17/11/2012 

18/11/2012 

Felt Jewellery 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 & 12:30 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

5 

0 

QRP1181-8N1 

17/11/2012 

18/11/2012 

Interior Design - Produce a Design Board for a Lounge 

SAT & SUN 

10:00 & 13:00 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

5 

0 

QRP1244-8NL 

17/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Upholstery - Revamp old chair - drop in seat - Level 1 Award 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 

2 

QR 

76 

20 

10 

35 

QRP1254-8N1 

17/11/2012 

18/11/2012 

Cake decorating-Decorate a winter theme cake 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 & 13:30 

1 

QR 

46 

13 

5 

0 

QRJ1945-6NN 

17/11/2012 

17/11/2012 

Health and Safety - Basic Fire Safety 

SAT 

13:00 

0 

QR 

16 

16 

0 

0 


Chingford United Reform Church 
CUR I 


Rush Croft Sports College 

fRC 


QRH0509-7N1 

18/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Reiki - Level 1 

SUN 

12:30 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

0 

0 

LNK2057-1NNW 

19/11/2012 

19/11/2012 

MS Outlook for Beginners 

MON 

10:00 

0 

LNL 

27 

0 

0 

0 

LNK2060-1NNW 

19/11/2012 

19/11/2012 

MS Outlook tor User 

MON 

13:00 

0 

LNL 

27 

0 

0 

0 

QRP2125-1N1 

19/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Art - Festive Card Design 

MON 

09:30 

2 

QR 

36 

13 

5 

0 

LNK2064-8NNW 

22/11/2012 

22/11/2012 

Notes and Minute Taking 

THU 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

QRP1243-8N1 

24/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Felt Jewellery 

SAT & SUN 

10:00 

1 

QR 

46 

13 

5 

0 

QRP1306-8N1 

24/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Art - Contemporary 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 & 12:30 

1 

QR 

46 

13 

5 

0 

QRK1442-8NL 

24/11/2012 

15/12/2012 

ICT - Presentations - PowerPoint Level 1 - Fast track 

SAT 

09:30 & 13:30 

3 

QR 

87 

24 

0 

20 

QRP2112-8N1 

24/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Floristry - Creative - including festive arrangements 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 & 13:30 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

0 

0 

QRP2124-8N1 

24/11/2012 

25/11/2012 

Floristry - Winter Decorations 

SAT & SUN 

09:30 & 13:30 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

5 

0 

HSH0989-1NN 

26/11/2012 

03/12/2012 

Food Safety - Level 2 Award Cl EH 

MON 

18:30 

1 

HC 

65 

65 

0 

14 

LNK2038-8NNW 

26/11/2012 

26/11/2012 

Excel - Intermediate 

MON 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 


Chingford Methodist Church 

CMC | 

Lammas School 

Priory Court Community Centre 
PC 

Leyton Neighbourhood 
Learning Centre 

[““□ 

Hale End Library 

Whittingham Community School 

WC I 


Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Centre 


QEJ 


LNH2065-8NNW 

28/11/2012 

28/11/2012 

Personal Safety - Lone Working 

WED 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

27 

0 

0 

LNI2032-8NNW 

29/11/2012 

29/11/2012 

Assertiveness Skills 

THU 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

LNK2061-8NNW 

03/12/2012 

03/12/2012 

MS Project - Introductory 

MON 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

QRP2134-8N1 

03/12/2012 

10/12/2012 

Soft Furnishing - Festive up your home 

MON 

09:30 & 12:30 

1 

QR 

36 

13 

5 

0 

HEJ1084-3NN 

05/12/2012 

05/12/2012 

CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) - How to Do It 

WED 

09:30 

0 

HEL 

20 

20 

0 

0 

LNJ2053-3NNW 

05/12/2012 

12/12/2012 

Health and Safety at Work 

WED 

09:30 

1 

LNL 

75 

27 

0 

14 

QEH1820-8NNW 

06/12/2012 

06/12/2012 

Food Safety - Level 2 Award Cl EH 

THU 

09:00 & 13:30 

0 

QEJ 

0 

0 

0 

0 

LNK2036-8NNW 

10/12/2012 

10/12/2012 

Excel - Advanced 

MON 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 

HEJ1734-3NN 

12/12/2012 

12/12/2012 

Someone’s Having a Heart Attack - Don’t Panic 

WED 

09:30 

0 

HEL 

44 

44 

0 

0 

LNI2050-8NNW 

13/12/2012 

13/12/2012 

Introduction to project management - using Prince 2 

THU 

09:30 & 13:30 

0 

LNL 

75 

0 

0 

0 


To enrol or find out more about any of our courses call or visit: 

Queens Road Learning Centre 

Leytonstone Learning Link 

Leyton Neighbourhood Learning Centre 

97 Queens Road 

23-25 North Birkbeck Road 

3 The Square, High Road Leyton 

Walthamstow El 7 8QR 

Leytonstone Ell 4JF 

Leyton E10 5NR 

Tel: 020 8496 2974 

Tel: 020 8988 0555 

Tel: 020 8558 6805 

































































































































CLaSS - Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 

Apprenticeship Jobs 


Are You 16 -18 years of age? 

Are you interested in a career in the public sector? 

Earning potential of up to £223 per week as an Apprentice 


To be eligible you must be: 

• 16-18 

• Live in Waltham Forest 

• Have an interest in Business Administration or Customer Service 


Opportunities to gain apprenticeship qualification at Level 2 and Level 3 

If you are interested please attend one of our induction sessions at: 



Leyton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 
3 The Square, High Road Leyton, Leyton, 

• Monday 19th November 2012, 2pm 

• Monday 17th December 2012,13.30pm 

• Monday 11th February 2013,13.30pm 
Or at: 

Leytonstone Learning Link, 

23-25 North Birkbeck Road, 

Leytonstone, Ell 4JF 

• Friday 18th January 2013,13.30pm 

Please bring the following: Qualification 
Certificates, Passport or Birth Certificate 
and National Insurance Number. 


E10 


For further Information, 
please contact Harpal Rull 
on 0208 496 2029 

Email: Harpal.Rull@walthamforest.gov.uk 


5NR 


European Union 

European Social Fund 

Investing in jobs and skills 


www.walthamforestclass.gov.uk 


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Waltham Forest