Post Tagged with: "Chingford"

4Nov
2012

Do the Boundary Commission changes to Walthamstow matter?

The Boundary Commission for England have proposed breaking up the current Walthamstow parliamentary constituency, to merge the north of the area with Chingford and the south with Leyton. So what?

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31May
2011

Waltham Forest music project up for Lottery award

A music project based in Waltham Forest has been nominated for ‘Best Arts Project’ in the annual National Lottery awards. The project, ‘The Smiling Sessions’, have reached the semi-final of the awards, and voting is open until Monday 20 June.

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10Mar
2011

London Forest Choir perform Carl Orff

The London Forest Choir, based in Walthamstow, are performing ‘Carmina Burana’ by Carl Orff this Saturday, 12 March. The performance will be at the Chingford Parish Church. The Choir will be joined by the Southend Girls’ and Boys’ Choir for the performance. The night will also feature ‘The Passing of the Year’ by Jonathan Dove. Tickets are £12 and there are various concessionary rates available. The performance starts at 7.30pm. More details are available on their website here.

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26Feb
2011

The census in Waltham Forest

The 2011 Census is happening in March and the awareness campaign has been launched in Waltham Forest. The census is a survey of everyone in the UK, and it happens every ten years. The information used not only builds up a picture of social change, but it helps inform government policy. The census will be happening around the 27 March 2011. Every household will receive a form which you’re required by law to fill in. In 2001 around 86% of […]

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20Feb
2011

An audience with Ellen Galford

Writer Ellen Galford is coming to Waltham Forest next month. ‘An audience with Ellen Galford’ is on at the North Chingford Library on Monday 7 March. Although the event is not strictly in Walthamstow, it is easily accessible from E17 and looks interesting. Ellen is an American-born Scottish writer who moved to the UK in 1971. She came out in the mid-1970s and will be discussing what it was like to be the author of contemporary lesbian fiction in the […]

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18Feb
2011

E17′s favourite curry – results published!

A few weeks ago we asked E17ers to tell us what their favourite takeaway curry in Walthamstow was. We were swamped with responses! The results are published in our new “Favourites” section, which is here. Thanks to everyone who responsed! We hope that it inspires you to try somewhere new and maybe even find a new favourite. We’ll be doing something similar later in the year, so keep checking the blog and keep it E17! In the meantime, read the […]

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12Feb
2011

A night out on the Walthamstow scene

As E17ers know, there’s always something happening around Walthamstow, and last night was a particularly busy evening. There were a range of events happening around the area, and in true dedication to the cause, we tried to get to all of them! First stop was the Love Easy at the William Morris Gallery. The night was run by Craft Guerrilla, and there was a range of crafts and vintage items to check out. There was also a Speak Easy for […]

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30Jan
2011

Nightfires at The Standard

Chingford band Nightfires kick off their 2011 gig schedule with a show at The Standard on 11 February. The recently formed band are Alan Porter, Tom Hutchison, Matthew Foreman and Eren Nasib. The chaps are working on their first EP and are promising new material at the Standard gig. The Nightfires sound reminds me of early Hell is for Heroes with a bit of US math-rockers Kidcrash thrown in for good measure. A teaser of their forthcoming EP can be […]

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18Dec
2010

Love the ‘Stow?

We know there’s a lot of you out there who figuratively (or literally) kiss the badge when it comes to Walthamstow. It’s awesome, right? So, Waltham Forest council are running the “Love Your Borough 2011″ Awards. There are a range of categories, including an Arts Award. There’s even a Best Kept Front Garden award for all you gnome-totin’ guys and gals out there. We’ve seen our share of dodgy front gardens but there’s some beauties too (all you Village kids, […]

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13Dec
2010

Waltham Forest council funding cut by 5.22%

Today Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced this year’s local government finance settlement. This sets out the budget that local councils have to spend. According to the Local Government Information Unit blog, the Waltham Forest council budget has been cut by 5.22%. This equates to a cut of £13.4 million. Waltham Forest council recently consulted people in the borough about what services could be cut. No details are available about where the 5.22% savings will […]

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