Category: In the Community

Care homes failing to meet fire safety standards

Care homes across two boroughs are not meeting fire safety standards. The London Fire Brigade conducted an audit after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and found a total of 34 care homes in Waltham Forest and 20 care homes in Redbridge

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More than 300 protest for local climate emergency

More than 300 people protested outside Waltham Forest town hall last night, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency.  Click here to read more.

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We must fight for hospital’s future

Mary Burnett from Waltham Forest Save Our NHS on the latest discussions around the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Nearly 100 people recently packed a meeting in Leytonstone to hear about the proposal to rebuild Whipps Cross Hospital.  Click here to

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Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday).  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council’s top earners revealed as Town Hall Rich List is published

The largest salary packages from Waltham Forest Council employees have been revealed – with more making more than £100,000 than in previous years.  Click here to read more.

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Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion now has a group in Walthamstow

The next rebellion against the extinction is planned for Monday 15th April, click here to read more.

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Harmony Hall for All

Users and Community Campaign to Save Harmony Hall, E17 from Closure. User groups have called an emergency public meeting at 7pm on Thursday 28th February in Harmony Hall Truro Road, E17 7BY open to all user groups, the wider community,

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Fighting for your rights

Dave Knight on a campaign group’s efforts to support vulnerable people. Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights protesting outside Leytonstone Jobcentre Plus.  Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights is a local organisation that supports benefits claimants and campaigns

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Be on the lookout for the signs of modern slavery, local authorities urge the public

LOCAL authorities are turning to the public in their efforts to tackle the rise in modern slavery.  Click here to read more.

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Statement on Hale End Library

Last July, the council took proposals to Cabinet setting out its vision and people’s aspirations for libraries and the potential for community involvement in the future. Following feedback from the local community and users of Hale End library it was

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