EVENTS  2019

Late Summer Get-Together/Car Free Day 22nd September 2019  

A massive thank you to London Play who are donating some space hoppers for Car Free Day. Only the 1st 100 applications are receiving these.  We are also entered into a prize draw - keeping my fingers crossed that we win this wonderful extra activity:-

"4. SWAP CARS FOR GO KARTS?  If you are receiving this email then you have been entered into the prize draw for a Go Kart building workshop which will take place on one lucky street on Car Free Day. The draw will happen this Friday 16 September, so we will be in touch again after that."

You can find out more about London Play using the link below

To coincide with LBWF Car Free Day we are holding a late summer get-together community event on Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 1pm to 5pm.  Arsenal Hale End Sports Ground have kindly agreed to let us host this on the community triangle area.  If for any reason the ground is too wet the location will change to Walthamstow Stadium, Stadium Place.

So far we have fingernail quick file and paint, carnival toss, hoopla, hopscotch, football table, air hockey table, quoits, skittles. We hope to have a facepainter and with help from LBWF a bouncy castle (hopefully funded by LBWF Chapel End Ward) and there will be a raffle.

There will be a jacob's table so you are welcome to bring food to share.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic and alcohol sit and chill or join in with the activities as you choose.  Please note no dogs are allowed and there is no smoking inside the Arsenal Grounds.  Alcohol should be in cans or soft bottles.  No glass bottles are permitted.

Our next meeting for local businesses is being held at Peter May Sport Centre on 18th September 2019 at 10am

The next meeting for local businesses is being held at Robins and Day Walthamstow Avenue 4th June 2019 10am start.

Our first Joint Venture with Stadium Place Tenants/Residents Association will be held on 21st April 2019.  It is unlikely the cafe will be open for the event however there will be some drinks available.

Our first local Businesses meeting of 2019 will be held on 8th February 2019 2pm.  Many thanks to Sainsburys who are hosting this in their 1st floor cafe.

Events 2018

Summer Day Trip 4 August 2018

Thanks to  HCT/CT Plus Gail has been able to arrange transportation to and from Southend on Saturday 4th August 2018.  Tickets are £10 per adult, £5 per child and £5 for 1 carer.  The money will go towards transportation costs and our groups costs.   Please email or message us via our facebook page if you would like tickets.   We are restricted to 46 seats which includes one fixed wheelchair space for anyone who cannot transfer.  

EVENTS  2017

Official Opening HugswithMugs

HugswithMugs Cafe is now open for business within the Walthamstow Stadium development and is hosting its official opening on Saturday 2nd December 2017 from Midday.  All welcome.

Business Members Meeting

The next meeting is being held on 29 November 2017 at 2pm hosted by CT Plus

New Business now open

Congratulations to Cuma on the opening of his shop in Parade Gardens.The shop is open daily Monday to Saturday 7am to 10pm
and Sunday 8am to 9pm.  Further details and pictures are on our facebook page.



LBWF further researched their records and it has come to light the official name of the alleyway is Cavendish Path. LBWF have been asked to ensure the name is shown on their maps to make it easier to report faulty lamp columns, flytipping etc. Name plates are being made and will be installed soon.

Competition open to all residents within our Association area of all ages.

A name is sought for the alleyway that runs behind Walthamstow Stadium from Empress Avenue through to Cavendish Road.

The name must unique to Waltham Forest and be relevant to some historical interest to the area.

The eventual street name will be chosen by LBWF.

All entries must be received by 2359hrs on Sunday 15 October 2017.

You may enter as many times as you wish by emailing, through the Association contact page on this website or by commenting on our facebook page  

It is hoped there will be a small prize for the person supplying the street name that LBWF finally chooses. 

Where a street name has been suggested more than once the winner will be the first person who made the suggestion.

16 and 17 September - Open House Weekend - various locations

Free book with details available at all WF libraries

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER – CHINGFORD, ROYAL FOREST HOTEL: Display of 1940s-1960s London buses re-creating the famous bus terminus in Rangers Road, #Chingford E4 7QH, closed in September 1968 as a result of London Transport’s “Reshaping Programme”. With free rides on vintage buses around Epping Forest and bookstall selling special souvenir booklet, as well as other books and photographs of historic buses and railways. Approx. 5 mins walk from Chingford bus and railway stations. London bus route 397 stops nearby. Open 10.30 – 17.00. #VintageBuses

Thursday 31 August - Chingford Fire Station Open Day

34 The Ridgeway E4 6PP from 11am to 4pm includes free smoke alarm fittings and fire and rescue demonstrations Please support your local fire brigade

Meeting for local Businesses April 2017 

Update 21 March This meeting will be held on 28 April 2017 at 2pm. Many thanks to the Robins and Day car dealership in Walthamstow Avenue for agreeing to host this meeting.

Businesses within our area are asked to email giving any dates to avoid between 18th and 30 April 2017.  A meeting is being held so that new management can meet each other and to discuss any issues with a view to joint problem solving. 

Spring Clean 2017

This year the Waltham Forest Spring Clean takes place over the weekend of March 18 and 19th.  LBWF and your local councillors are looking  and we are looking to help resident groups improve their local community.  Since the first Spring Clean in 2011 over 10,000 volunteers have helped with planting flowers, painting, pruning trees and litter picking in our local areas.  LBWF provide all of the tools, materials and support on the day and even clear away any waste afterwards.  See link below if you wish to volunteer.

CPZ Meeting for Chapel End Residents with Chapel End Councillors

Date: Saturday 18 February 2017

Time: 12.30 to 1.30pm 

Venue: Peter May Sports Centre meeting room, Wadham Road E17

NOTE:  We currently wait to hear about any meeting plans for those of you on Valley and Larkswood Wards that the CPZ consultation will affect.

Chapel End Community Ward Forum

Date: Monday 27 February 2017

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm  

Venue: Chapel End Infants School, 3 Beresford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4LN 

EVENTS  2016

Chapel End Community Ward Forum

Date: Monday 28 November 2016

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm  

Venue: Chapel End Infants School, 3 Beresford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4LN   

Chapel End Community Ward Forum

Date: Thursday 10th March 2016 Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm  

Venue: Chapel End Infants School, 3 Beresford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4LN  

Other Council meetings you might be interested in: The Health Scrutiny Committee is meeting on 15th March. The agenda will be here: 

There is a meeting of the Community Safety Scrutiny Committee on 23rd March. The agenda will be published here:  

Stress Course starts February see attached link

LQ Stress Course 2016.pdf

EVENTS  2015

March 2015

Date:   Wednesday 25th March 2015
Chapel End Community Ward Panel  
Time:   7pm – 9pm
Venue: George Monoux College, 190 Chingford Road. London, E17 5AA

January 2015

22 January 2015 - The crime prevention van will be parked in the car parks of Morrissons, E4 for 1000-1200 and Tescos, E4 from 1400-1600.

20 January 2015 - Chapel End Ward Panel - 7pm Junior School Roberts Road

2014 starts here HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE


December 2014

Age 17 to 26?  Want to learn to drive and be on Television?

Any interested young people need to email 
with their details and one of their casting team will get in touch with them individually to discuss the programme in greater detail to see if they would like to be put forward for the show. Put the word "Driving" as the subject of your email

November 2014

Police Roadshow and Meeting 18 November 2014 2pm to 10pm

The Waltham Forest Borough Commander is hosting the Local Policing Model Road Show at Walthamstow Town Hall on the 18th November 2014.  Members of the members of the SLT and the Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspectors will be there too.  This will take place between 2pm and 10pm.

The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service are visiting Waltham Forest to talk about the progress made against the Police and Crime Plan and hear local peoples' views on policing in the capital.Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Assistant Commissioner Helen King and local Borough Commanders will be at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on Forest Road on 18th November 2014. Doors open at 6pm, Event starts at 6.30pm.Progress has been made over the last year with crime in London now falling faster than the rest of the country - down by 6% in 2013/14. However, challenges remain and it is right to not only showcase local success stories but to continue the conversation with Londoners where further changes need to be made.For more information, and to register for this event, use the following link

EAT OR HEAT  Do you know someone struggling to pay their bills.  Our Association are able to make referrals so please have a look at their website. You are welcome to email us at

Ask Mayor Boris Johnson - Peoples Question Time in Waltham Forest  11 November 2014

The event takes place on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, London, E17 4SU.  Doors open at 6pm.

We have one spare ticket so please email if you are interested in attending.  Further tickets can be obtained from

SNOW ANGELS WINTER 2014  Snow Angels are local residents who volunteer to clear snow and ice from the footways and pathways in their local area. As a Snow Angel, your help will be invaluable in assisting the Council with their winter gritting and snow clearance operations, especially in those hard to reach places. Snow Angels are community minded people who volunteer their time to help clear snow and grit in their side roads during extreme wintry weather as the Council does not prioritise side roads in its Winter Maintenance Plan. The aim is to ensure vulnerable people as well as friends and neighbours can get around despite the weather. 

To register as a Snow Angel please click on the link below and complete the form:

As with last year the Chair will have some salt availability and show shovels for use within the Association.

5 November 2014 Free fireworks display from 6.30pm at Walthamstow Town Hall Forest Road E17.  Arrive early as the gates will be closed once capacity has been reached.

October 2014

Chapel End Ward Forum with your Councillors - next meeting is
Thursday 2nd October 2014 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Chapel End Infant School, Beresford Road, E17 LN .

 For more information on Community Ward Forums, call Waltham Forest Direct on: 020 8496 3000 or


September 2014

Raffle update -  if you have won please contact Rushcroft Foundation School direct.  Photos and details are on their website.

1st Prize Overnight stay at Holiday Inn  -    PINK 200
2nd Prize Meal for two at Holiday Inn    -  BLUE 327
3rd prize two hour driving lesson   CLAIMED BLUE 337
4th prize £25 Sainsbury voucher           -  BLUE 524
5th Prize 3 day pass at Peter May        -     PINK 155
6th Prize 3 day pass at Peter May  CLAIMED BLUE 12
7th Prize 3 day pass at Peter May        -   BLUE 63
8th prize Wash and Blow Dry Aspire     -     PINK 19
19th Prize Manicure Gossip Nails            -  PINK 234
 Many other prizes to take your pick from Raffle ticket numbers are:  Blue 379 claimed.  Unclaimed tickets are:-
Blue 599     Pink 442     Pink 313     Blue 8       Blue 422
Pink 197     Blue 315     Pink 250     Blue 167   Pink 115  
Pink 374     Blue 24       Pink 445     Blue 318

MacMillan Event Rushcroft Foundation School, Rushcroft Road E4 all welcome
Friday 19 September 2014 9am to 11am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Cakes, tea coffee and raffle all in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. 

Update:  Thanks to everyone who supported this event.  Well attended in the morning with the sun shining down and the thunder and rain in the afternoon did not stop people attending.  The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday by the School and resulted posted on Wednesday.  Raffle prizes include  

An overnight stay for 2 with breakfast, free parking and free internet (voucher) 
Dinner for two (voucher) both kindly donated by Holiday Inn Express Chingford.

£25 voucher kindly donated by Sainsburys Walthamstow Avenue

Driving Lessons kindly donated by Mr. Clark

3 x 3 day passes kindly donated by Kerry - Peter May Centre Wadham Road

Quadrant Construction kindly carried out improvement works to the garden area which is being used for the school garden club.  The results meant a lovely area in which to hold the event.  They painted the shed and along with cakes for the event they also donated a variety of plants which gave it a homely feel.

Thanks to all our Association members and friends who assisted Tracy and Jane from  Rushcroft Foundation School in making this event such a success.   Pictures and further details will be posted on their school website shortly.

August 2014

Chingford Big Weekender  - ​Ridgeway Park, Old Church Road, E4 6RS
Saturday 9 August, 2pm-7pm & and Sunday 10 August, 1pm-6pm

Saturday's Music Concert boasts a stellar live music line up including legends Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal and Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) with some of our best local talent also taking the stage. 

There will also be free activities including a funfair, bouncy castles, peddle carts and climbing walls. 

​Sunday's Fun Day provides a day of fun with even more free activities -including an inflatable human table football, ridgeline climbing wall, garden games, pedal karts, 6 bed trampoline, Segways assault course, gladiator joust/boxing, bungee run, kids play zone, inflatable sports arena, crazy golf, 75ft medieval run, surf simulator, crazy bikes and bouncy castles! 

No road closures are showing on the Council website as at 31 July 2014
Full details here

Road closures due to Lloyds Park Garden Party weekend 26/27 July 2014

Please note the roads listed below will be closed between 10am and 10 pm on Saturday 26 July 2014 and between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday 27 July 2014, except for emergency service vehicles, special event organisers’ vehicles and local residents.
Aveling Park Road E17                    Beresford Road E17
Brettenham Road E17                      Brookscroft Road E17
Carr Road E17                                  Chandos Avenue E17
Cazenove Road E17                         Elphinstone Road E17
Evesham Avenue E17                       Farnan Avenue E17
Fleeming Road E17                           Kenilworth Avenue E17
Kitchener Road E17                          Marten Road E17
Omnibus Way E17                             Northbank Road E17
Roberts Road E17                             St. John’s Road E17
Spruce Hills E17                                 Spruce Hills Road E17
Sturge Avenue E17
The rear access road to Nos. 161 to 183 Chingford Road
Thorpe Road E17                               Victoria Road E17
Warburton Terrace E17                     Woodend Road E17
Event Stewards will be on duty to control access at the junctions of the above roads. Residents can access their houses on foot or by car. 

Do you have a pest problem?  TV opportunity July to Sept 2014

This summer Keo films is making a brand new documentary series for BBC2 following four female pest controllers as they go about their work. The approach will be very family friendly, think Springwatch and Countryfile.  The working title of the series is The Ladykillers.

As part of this series these ladies will be offering free pest control services to households that have a pest problem and are willing to be filmed for the series.
I hope this this might be interesting/useful to your residents.

It's a very family friendly series, and as part of it, from July to mid-September, if you have a cockroach, mouse or rat infestation, bed bugs or any other unwanted pests our pest controller can help free of charge. 

Get in touch if you have a problem, or please pass on our details to anyone else who might need them!   Contact

26 and 27 July 2014  2 day event Lloyds Park

July 2014 Archeological open days Former Stadium Car Park
Peugeot Site

Site tours will be held at 10:30 and 14:30 on Wednesday 16th July and Wednesday 30th July and at 9:30 and 11:30 on Saturday 19th July. ASE's team will be on hand to explain the archaeological techniques used and to tell the story of the site as it is revealed. Finds from the site will be on display and visitors will have the opportunity to handle some of the objects found.

This investigation has been made possible by funding provided by Peugeot-Citroen Automobiles UK ahead of the construction of a new Peugeot-Citroen Dealership. GK Heritage, consultants for Peugeot-Citroen commissioned ASE to manage and implement the investigations.

You need to book in advance.  For more details see and click on the various headings.

24 April 2014 10am to 3pm

Local residents are invited to attend Morrisons Car Park for a crime prevention event.  This includes bike marking, information on bogus callers and anti theft screws for vehicles.  So go along, support your local Police and help make the local area a safer place.

Thursday, 9th January 2014 at 7.00pm – 9pm
Chapel End Community Ward Forum 

(6.30pm: informal talk with Councillors at Chapel End Junior Academy, Roberts Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4LS

Chapel End Ward Councillors:  
Paul Douglas,  Kieran Falconer,  Abu Samih

The agenda includes updates on Private Landlord Selective Licensing, Walthamstow Stadium, Fulbourne Road and Penrhyn Grove developments and an update from the Metropolitan Police

New Years Fireworks - free no tickets required

from 5pm-7pm on 1st January 2014 simultaneously at the following venues:-
Highams Park, The Charter Road, IG8 9RE
Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, E10 7DE

EVENTS  2013

Winter Wonderland Free LBWF Event

Winter Wonderland, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December 2013 1pm-7pm.  Wrap up warm and join us for two amazing days of seasonal fun.  Attractions include ice skating, reindeer, carol singers, zip line and a fair. Plus an array of food and gift stalls.You won't want to miss out.

Free Fireworks Display Waltham Forest Town Hall

The London Borough of Waltham Forest invite all residents to a fabulous night of free fireworks over the night sky of Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road E17 4JF on Tuesday 5 November.Watch the fireworks choreographed to ‘Best of British’, themed music from The Beatles to One Direction.  As well as a stunning fireworks display there’ll be lively music, entertainment, funfair and a wide range of tasty food and drink stalls, so come along and join the party.  Please note that last entry for the display is 7.45pm and the show starts at 8pm.

New Policing Model Briefing Thursday 12 September 2013

The new policing model will go live in Waltham Forest on September 16th. Please come and hear direct from our local Police colleagues about what is going to change and how the new system is going to work. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you think your community will want answers to. The briefing meeting will take place on Thursday 12 September in the Council Chamber, starting at 6pm. Please RSVP to Mariam Ifzal
Also to find out more about some of the current topics in community safety go to Twitter:!/1961knight or to find out more about the CSB go to

Dog meeting re LBWF and Legislation 23 May 2013 8pm

Venue - Rose and Crown public House, Hoe Street E17

The following is content of an email sent to us "
Waltham Forest 4 Dogs have advised us that previously LBWF attempted to sneak through new Dog Control Orders  (DCOs) that would have a massive impact on the green spaces within our borough.  Whilst no one wants dangerous or put of control dogs in the neighbourhood the proposal sought to several restrict and in some cases exclude dogs from public areas.

The consultation process was kept low key until a group of residents discovered this on the LBWF website. We raised its profile and got massive response against these proposals. LBWF has since declared the consultation 'informal' to be followed by a formal process this summer. In response to this we have formalise our body with a ratified constitution to ensure that we maintain momentum in this and that we are an appropriate body who should be recognised in the consultation process going forward.

Since we seek fair representation of views of WF residents we do not restrict membership to dog owners. We want dog owners to be aware of other users of these facilities, promote responsible ownership and education of  behaviour around dogs to all. The views of non- dog owners is equally important.

On Thursday we aim to discuss these issues and agree a series of positive activities going forward in light of the lack of responsiveness from both LBWF and the Dog Enforcement Team to apply common sense in the proposals for new DCOs as a blanket measure which impacts on the majority of responsible dog owners.

We aim to provide a united and informed approach to LBWF in this regard. We are not subversive in our actions but recognise that this council once again seeks to sneak through legislation without following appropriate procedures and providing sufficient information which it says it has but chooses to keep secret even after requests under the FOI act.

Please promote our desire to all residents to seek fair and equitable representation for all WF residents

Street Parties 2013

For 2013 each Community Ward Forums will each receive £5,000 to spend on street parties for refreshments, decorations and entertainment etc.  London Borough of Waltham Forest will again help by organising road closures and insurance. You may want to consider holding an event in your local park or joining up with neighbouring roads for an even bigger party.

To find out more about hosting a street party and applying for council funding visit


And there are more opportunities for you to get together with friends and neighbours at the Council’s summer-long events programme, which will see weekends crammed with music, sport, film and carnivals.

Waltham Forest Summer Events 2013 - Free Entry

Walthamstow Big Weekender and Mela Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2013

Chestnuts Field (Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF) on  will see a specially commissioned Soul London orchestra fronted by singers Marc Almond, Lemar, Misha B, Angel and Carleen Anderson. The popular Mela festival celebrates the best of Asian culture with music, dance, food and drink.
Festival of Sport and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June 2013

(Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF) will give people of all ages the chance to try new sports, including an SAS zip line and revolving climbing wall.
Leyton Big Weekender on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2013

Leyton Cricket Ground (Crawley Road, E10 6RJ). This film festival will showcase Disney classics and family favourites while Sunday will see the return of the Caribbean Carnival.

Sunday 14 July 2013 Caribbean Carnival  

Details of route etc available from LBWF nearer the date.

Chingford Big Weekender on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2013

Ridgeway Park (Chingford, E4 6RS), featuring performances from soul legends Billy Ocean, Junior and Alexander O’Neal.
Leytonstone Big Weekender Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013

This green-themed fun weekend is packed with arts, culture and live music comes to Cathall Green and Church Lane (Leytonstone, E11 1HE). Saturday’s family fun day is complemented by our annual Car Free Day on Sunday, headlined by Ska band The Beat.
Entry to all events is completely free. You do not need a ticket – just turn up on the day. 
For more information on the Council’s programme of events telephone LBWF on 020 8496 3000 or visit

Chapel End Community Ward Forum Meeting May

Thursday 2nd May 2013 at Chapel End Junior School, Roberts Road, Walthamstow, from 7pm.
Residents will have an opportunity to discuss issues and problems in the area with its ward councillors.  If you wish to apply for funding for Street Parties please let your Councillors know.

Larkswood and Valley Community Ward Forum Meeting April

Thursday 25 April 2013 between 7pm and 9pm at The Brotherhood Hall in Larkswood Road, Chingford.  If you wish to apply for funding for Street Parties please let your Councillors know. 

London Fire Brigade Consultation Meeting Monday 15 April 2013

Held at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Town Hall Complex Forest Road London E17 from 7pm.  They plan to reduce the number of fire engines serving our Borough.

More details including how to have your say here:-

April 2013

We are holding our first AGM, newletters have been delivered with the date and time.  Please attend thank you.

March 2013 Newsletter and Questionnaire - IMPORTANT

We will be distributing our 4th Newsletter in the last week of March and 1st week of April 2013.  This is the last newsletter before our Annual General Meeting which will take place towards the end of April 2013.

Please take time to complete and return the questionnaire.  You are welcome to nominate yourself or someone else to fill the posts required for this Association to continue.

We need  Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee Members/Street Representatives and Occasional Volunteers.

Without these we cannot continue as an organisation in its current form. This is because the work is too much for just one or two people.

Waltham Forest 2013 Small Business Competition PLEASE VOTE FOR US

The chair has entered Walthamstow Stadium Area Residents/Community Association into the Waltham Forest 2013 Small Business Competition in the categories of  Social Enterprise/Charity and New Business (under 2 years old) having received an email invitation to enter this competition.

Please support this application by voting for us.  The prize is worth £5000.  You can obtain more details here:-

Chapel End Community Ward Forum meeting

Wednesday March 6 at Chapel End Junior School, Roberts Road, Walthamstow between 7pm and 9pm.  Please come along.  Remember it is at this meeting you can ask individually or as part of our association for funding for any Coronation anniversary street party you may wish to hold in 2013.  NOTE: MEETING NOW CANCELLED

1st Anniversary of our Association

As we celebrate the anniversary of our first meeting we are asking for residents to volunteer as committee members for 2013-2014.  All posts are available, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Members, Street Representatives and we are happy for people to volunteer to distribute newsletters etc or for occasional help.  If you are interested in volunteering or wish to nominate either yourself or someone else, email giving your name, address, telephone number and which role you wish to participate in.

We will be advertising our AGM shortly and hope all residents will attend.

Police Consultation

Come and tell Police and staff from the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime what you think the police and crime priorities should be in London. 

Waltham Forest Assembly Hall Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:00

The Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) want your views to help shape the Mayor's Police and Crime Plan which will be published in April 2013. It will set out how we aim to reduce crime in the capital over the next four years and what the Met Police and other agencies are doing to tackle crime.
Town hall roadshow events are being held in every London borough from 7th January to 1 March 2013. This will give all Londoners the chance to tell us their crime priorities in their local area.


To register to attend an event use the following link

The draft consultation documents can be found here

Love your borough awards 2013 - Nominate someone special

Full details can be obtained here:-


Community Safety Event, Sainsburys Car Park 4th December 2012

Members from the Safer Neighbourhood Team will be present in Sainsburys Car Park.  With the opportunity to obtain various safety gadgets, property markers and anti theft number plate screws. Start time is 10am end time believed 3pm.

Paralympic Torch Relay 29 August 2012 5pm-9pm.  

This is being held at Leyton Jubilee Park (formerly Marsh Lane Playing Fields), Marsh Lane, Leyton E10 7DE.  It is a free and non ticketed event but there will be a funfair with reduced price rides and food and drink available to buy.  Further details and the torch route can be found on the London Borough of Waltham Forest Big 6 website using the link below

Channel 4 TV Opportunity

Channel 4 have contacted our association with the opportunity to participate in Britains Big Share.

Having contacted some of the committee it was felt that the notice for filming in August was too short however there is the possibility of us taking part in the future either as an association or individually.

Please find below details.  You are welcome to contact Channel 4 to ask questions and to indicate if you would like to take part.

Our mobile telephone number is currently unavailable and I am unable to upload the flyer that Roxanne refers to.

Gail' own personal view is that this is a wonderful opportunity so by all means contact Roxanne if you wish.

Hi Gail

Great to speak to you earlier, thanks so much for taking the time out to speak to me .......

As I explained ClearStory who are producing 'Britain's Big Share' is absolutely committed to ensuring that the residents, their homes, belongings and the street will not be identifiable. The street will not be named or shown during the show, the door numbers will not be identified - they in fact will be covered by Big Share stickers and we will not reveal items that aren't relevant to the show.  contents or wealth - only items that are relevant to 'Britain's Big Share.' 

We will be filming at the end of August 2012. We will require the residents to be available over the weekend of 24th, 25th and 26th August and then we will film with the residents of the street at various times over the following 2 weeks. ClearStory will then return to find out how the residents have got on with the 'Britain's Big Share' and film this follow up again in Sept 2012.

As you can see we have a quick turn around and are really keen to identify the right street with residents who are excited and interested in saving money and taking part in 'Britain's Biggest Share.' 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: roxanne.donovan <>
Sent: Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 11:59
Subject: Britain's Big Share!

To whom it may concern,

I am working on a Channel 4 pilot documentary called 'Britain's Big Share'.

The documentary focuses on a street in the UK and from the help of our financial experts, aims to transform the fortunes of the street and the residents by providing ways of saving and earning extra money. 

This can be from sharing possessions, selling unwanted items and make money from the skills that you have but do not use. 

There is also a huge focus on community as currently, six out of ten people don’t know their neighbours’ name and would never knock on their door for help. We aim to change this and with the recent success of Jubilee and Olympic street parities, we saw a need for a better community environment.

From looking at your website, the Walthamstow Stadium Residents Association, seems very much about local community and working together. This is exactly what 'Britain's Big Share' is about and why I am seeking to speak with someone from your association that may be interested in taking part.

From your website, I see that you held a successful Olympic street party and this is exactly the community attitude that we are looking for. 

It would be great if we were able to get in contact  with representatives of the roads in your area. 

I did try to call the contact number listed on your website, however I could not seem to get through to anyone.

I have attached a flyer that gives you a bit more information on the documentary, the production and our presenters. 

If there is anyone that you can put me in contact with or have any questions, please feel free to call or email me anytime.

Thanks you for your time and best,

Roxanne Donovan
Production Coordinator 

Britain's Big Share/ClearStory Ltd

Mob: 07961090159
D/L: 0203 432 1230
Address: 212 Spitfire Studios, 63-71 Collier Street. London. N1 9BE

Association Street Party 28 July 2012 our 1st social event

On the first day of the olympics 28th July 2012 over 300 residents within the area covered by Walthamstow Stadium Area Residents Association enjoyed a sports themed party.

Table tennis proved the most popular sport with the tables in use from 3pm to 7pm with people of all ages both young old and disabled joining in the fun. A close second was the climbing wall.

Also well used were the football pitches, basketball and the paddling pool.  Other entertainment included a bouncy castle and music from all eras.

Ladies meanwhile were treated to a free manicure which was so popular that 5 hours after it started there was still a queue, so sadly there were some disappointed people.

Raffle prizes included 2 tickets to an Arsenal Home Game, stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Gents and Ladies Haircuts, McDonald Vouchers and 10 vouchers to Petras Chargrilled restaurant.  Special Olympic Souvenirs were given away as spot prizes.

Mrs Penfold Chair wishes to thank everyone involved.  Thank you to everyone who helped, who donated prizes and who contributed to making our first social event such a success. A big thanks to those who helped set up and clear up afterwards and to everyone who brought food (if you are missing containers please email us as we have some).

Many suggestions were made as to where to take any left over food and drink.  As our party was olympic themed, it was decided after careful consideration to give the little left over, not to those paid to assist at the games such as the police and the army but to support those who had given up their time to volunteer at the olympics.

The extra food and drink left over were given to Olympic Volunteers who are camping very near to us at Wadham Lodge.

Mrs Penfold said Giving is a great gift and to see the smiles on so many peoples faces is the greatest reward anyone can receive.

Association Street Party July 2012 update

Arrangements are under way for our first ever social event. Some funding has been granted by our 3 ward councillors.

We will now have a bouncy castle due to the generous donation from Sainsbury's Low Hall and there will a climbing wall. 

Can you help - We need help though to make this a success.  If you know of any band, school group etc that wants some performing practice (we currently have no budget to pay them unfortunately) please ask them to email us at

We are also looking for a disco and karaoke - do you know someone who can provide this at a reasonable cost?  Some food will be provided and we will be providing soft drinks.  Ice is being donated by a local food chain.  We also need raffle prizes.  We have asked a band to come and perform and are waiting on a response.  They are happy to perform for a minimum fee but will be asking for donations to charity at the event.   We also need some people who are happy to spend half an hour doing face painting (paints provided).

As this is a community fun social and not a fund raising exercise

the only money you will need will be for the;-

ice cream van, if one attends,

the raffles which include a prize donated by Arsenal Football Club

and charity donations. 

There will be no food or drink on sale.  We are supplying non alcoholic drinks and some food but ask that you bring some food and any alcohol with you as we are not allowed to purchase alcohol with the funds. 

Urban Classic Tickets now available

We have a very limited supply of tickets for Urban Classics, part of the LBWF Big 6 events.  These are in the area for people with disabilities priority will go to those people who did not apply for tickets to Party on the Pitch.  Please phone or email us stating your name address contact telephone number and the number of tickets you would like.

An Opportunity to join in on Sunday 5th August 2012

On Sunday 05 August 2012, a ten-metre high Lady Godiva puppet will arrive in the borough,  as part of Arts Council England's 'Artists Taking The Lead' initiative.

Sat astride a horse powered by 100 cyclists, Godiva will be greeted in Waltham Forest by a large-scale carnival parade, led by Masquerade 2000, and welcomed at an end event at Walthamstow Town Hall, animated by Studio 3 Arts and a number of partner arts and community

This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an unique public art project, celebrating the Cultural Olympiad and showcasing the best of Waltham Forest's community spirit and arts landscape. The Town Hall site will be taken over by dancers, actors, singers and visual art pieces grounded in a spirit of celebration, festival and joy, the event will be playful, colourful and engaging and will offer a new and unexpected way to encounter the Town Hall site.

Studio 3 Arts is now seeking local people, communities and organisations to be involved in the end event at the Town Hall. We're looking for local residents, artists, volunteers, community leaders, dancers, actors, local businesses and employees to help us make history and give
Godiva the welcome she deserves, profiling the best of Waltham Forest and celebrating our rich cultural heritage and diversity.

If you would like to be involved, please contact Liza Vallance, Studio 3 Arts Artistic Director on 020 8594 7136 or email

Alternatively, pop in to Wood Street Market from 22 - 29 June where Studio 3 Arts is showing a temporary exhibition, in partnership with Waltham Forest Arts Club.

For more information about this event see the link below, for more information on Studio 3 Arts, visit

Association Street Party July 2012

A newsletter will be delivered in the next few weeks giving you details on this and an update on other local matters.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Weekend

Street Parties were held on Saturday 2nd June in Wadham Avenue and Empress Avenue.

Wadham Avenue started at 2pm with a fabulous bouncy castle with slide and tables down the centre of the road with excellent music and a raffle of jubilee souvenirs. Thanks to Beverley for organising this.

Empress Avenue residents invited Grove Park Avenue residents to join in an all day party which started at 11am and finished at 10pm with some revellers continuing to party on the pavement in the rain until 11pm.  Councillor Douglas chose 35 and 44 Empress Avenue and 16 Grove Park Avenue to receive prizes for best dressed house.  Other competitions included best hat and musical chairs. Multiple Sclerosis provided the raffle & prizes.  Thanks to Jackie and Sheema for all their hard work.

The photos below have been taken by local residents however you can view the four Waltham Forest Guardian Photographs here:-

Above - setting up

Residents of all cultures joined in

The finale of the adult Musical Chair competition

We produced a mighty 4 full bins of refuse.  The street cleansing staff did a great job with Alfies help

Party on the pavement after the road closure was lifted at 10pm.

If you have photos you would like us to upload please email them to

Urban Classic Tickets available soon

Our Association has been successful in the first ballot for Urban Classic Tickets.  We will not be distributing these until after the second ballot has taken place.  This is to ensure that we do not allocate tickets to people that are successful in the second ballot.  If you are successful but cannot use all your tickets, please let us know.  We can redistribute them for you.

We will let you know when to apply for the 6 tickets we have been allocated. 

Party on the Pitch 19th May 2012 Leyton Orient - more tickets available

LBWF have kindly allocated us a further 20 tickets for Party on the Pitch.  Please email us at, use our contact us page on this site or write to us giving your name and address and the number of tickets you would like.  These last tickets will be allocated on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  Please note this event is unsuitable for children under 5 years.

So far tickets have been allocated to residents in Empress Avenue,  Rushcroft Road, Nelson Road and Wadham Avenue and we have plenty left

Further details can be obtained here:-

Haven House Summer Fete 22 July 2012

- sorry  they have cancelled 20 May 2012 due to rain

Here’s your chance to donate to charity and at the same time have a fantastic family day out.

Haven House Respite, is holding  a lively summer fete on the 22 July 2012 from 11am till 3pm at The White House, High Road, Woodford Green Essex, IG8 9LB ( a 5mins drive from our neighbourhood). Entry is £3 and activities will include a sponsored walk, a jumping castle, a fire engine, patting animals from Paradise Park, fun fair, stalls, treasure hunt, raffle, bar, ice cream, hog roast, craft stalls
and mini rugby.

Haven House is a special place for special children. They care for children and young people between the ages of 0 to 19 who have life-limiting conditions or severe disabilities. They help families by providing a range of services that include day, short break
and end of life care, together with therapeutic play in the community.

Sheema and Alfred Luca’s (from 45 Empress Avenue) 2 year old son Massimo Luca ( seen in the picture) has been attending Haven House and the family supports the team at Haven House’s efforts and care 100%. Sheema says, ‘We are eternally grateful to Haven House for the support they have given us in the last 2 years, we don’t have family in this country and Massimo in the first
year of his life suffered from severe sleeping problems and spasms caused by his cerebral palsy, so having access to Haven House as a respite has been a godsend. The grounds are idyllic and ideal for a family fete. We’d like to encourage everyone to come along on the 20th May for a traditional and lively day out’.

Visit for more information or call Sheema Luca on

07810086789 or email

Chair Gail Penfold said "I have known Massimo since he was a tiny bump. He has the most charming smile and his parents and grandmother work tirelessly throughout the day and night to meet his every need. It would be wonderful if members of our group could support this wonderful cause by spending half an hour on 20th May to visit Haven House and enjoy their fete."

Sheema and Massimo will be at the Fete so dont forget to look out for them say "Hello".


Our association have been successful in the second LBWF ballot to be allocated 6 tickets for Party on the Pitch being held at Leyton Orient Football Stadium on Saturday 19th May 2012.

If you you would like the chance of two tickets to LBWF Party on the Pitch 19 May 2012 please write to us or email us at giving your name, address and telephone number.

To qualify you must be a resident & member of our group living in Ascham Drive, Empress Avenue, Empress Parade, Chingford Road, Fairview Villas, Chingford Road, Grove Park Avenue, Loxham Road, Minerva Road, Nelson Road, Rowden Park Gardens, Chingford Road, Rowden Road, Rushcroft Road, Salisbury Hall Gardens, Chingford Road, Wadham Avenue, Walthamstow Avenue or Wadham Road.  Please note this event is not suitable for children under 5 years old.

As a way of saying thank you for their help, the remaining two tickets are being used for a separate draw for just our committee and street representatives who have donated so much of their spare time . The Chair will not be participating in this. If no one on the committee wants to attend, these tickets will be made available and included in the residents draw.

Winners will be notified in due course and the tickets will be hand delivered in plenty of time.

Names and Addresses of the Winners will need to be given to LBWF to ensure your entry is hassle free.

Dont worry if you have disabilities and would like to attend,  there is seating available, we have one wheelchair space ticket (if not used can be transferred into an ordinary ticket) and the site is fully accessible.

Headliners for the event include the Saturdays, Alexandra Burke and Scouting for Girls with more acts to be announced at a later date.  For more details view the website below.


The first meeting to formally set up our residents assocation took place on

28 February 2012     
7.30pm to 9.30pm    at         Rushcroft School


Entry by identification only so please bring proof of address as we need to ensure all people entitled to vote can vote and to protect us against voting rigging.

See our membership list to see if you are eligible to vote

We protect our members and we have solid foundations and a solid constitution with real local values and commitment.

Street Parties 2012 UPDATE

We have had correspondence from the London Fire Brigade.  Please see details below

"From your list, we feel that the following roads may not be appropriate for street parties: 

Empress Avenue & Grove Park Avenue – Both roads are linked through and are tight for access (especially with residential parking) 

Rushcroft Road – There is a school at the end of the road, access is also very tight due to residential parking 

Wadham Road – This road is a busy main route and often has heavy traffic flow. Speed bumps are also a restriction. Wadham avenue should be ok if Wadham road is kept clear (but again, Wadham road is tight for access).

  With kindest regards,"

The above was sent in response to the following request

Subject: Street Parties in 2012 - your help with viability please

We would like to know which of these roads could not be used for street
parties in 2012 rather than put in separate applications at cost to the
council and get rejected.  Ascham Drive
Empress Avenue
Empress Parade, Chingford Road
Fairview Villas, Chingford Road
Grove Park Avenue
Loxham Road
Minerva Road
Nelson Road
Rowden Park Gardens, Chingford Road
Rowden Road
Rushcroft Road
Salisbury Hall Gardens, Chingford Road
Wadham Avenue
Wadham Road 



Street Parties 2012

Keep visiting this page, it will soon contain lots of interesting information on street parties.

Before our meeting please think about - what sort of party you would like one in the street/road or one in a hall?

When you would like a street party?

      around the Jubilee Celebrations in June?  It doesnt have to be the same weekend
      during the summer holidays when the olympics are on

Would you like to join with neighbouring/adjoining streets or does your street want
to be completely independent?  We need to take into consideration fire and emergency
access too

Who in your street are going to be the "Party Co-ordinators" in this? 

Dont forget to use the guestbook to email any questions