Post Tagged with: "Council"

20May
2011

Saving our cinema, by Susan Murray

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Well well well, what an exciting and historic night for Walthamstow last night was. It was the meeting for the application for planning from the United Church of the Kingdom of God to turn our beloved EMD Cinema into a place of worship.

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19May
2011

Save Our Cinema rally

Like many people in Walthamstow, I attended the Save Walthamstow Cinema rally at the Town Hall. The planning application made by UCKG was rejected, and the story of the night was the community spirit around E17.

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9Mar
2011

Consultation on regenerating Walthamstow

Waltham Forest Council are currently consulting residents on ideas for how to improve three areas: Walthamstow Town Centre, Wood Street and Blackhorse Lane. The council has something called a Local Development Framework (LDF) and consulted on this in February. An LDF is basically a plan which is supposed to set out the regeneration and planning strategy for an area over the next 20 years. So, quite important. Within an LDF, areas which are likely to experience major changes also need […]

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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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21Feb
2011

Round-up of events at the EMD cinema

As many of you may know, the EMD cinema was at the centre of an eventful weekend this weekend. News of it has been reported elsewhere and so, rather than add to the commentary, I thought I’d do a round up of the stories. A first-hand account of the night from someone who was there can be found on Fb here. The Waltham Forest Guardian has covered the story here. Stella Creasy was on the scene on Saturday night and […]

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15Feb
2011

Protest march being held this Saturday

The Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union are holding a protest march and demonstration in Walthamstow this Saturday, 19 February. The demonstration is to protest against cuts to jobs and services in Waltham Forest, and is supported by local Trade Unions. The march begins in Abbots Park, Leyton at 12pm and marches to Walthamstow Town Centre, ending at around 3pm. Full details can be found on the Facebook page here.

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1Feb
2011

Council petition on future of EMD cinema

Waltham Forest council have an electronic petition on their website on the future of the EMD cinema on Hoe Street. It is the first electronic petition run by Waltham Forest council, and has been added by Save Walthamstow Cinema. The petition refers to a planning application on the site. It puts the following statement: We the undersigned petition the council to reject the pending planning application to turn the EMD/Granada cinema into a church. We want the building to remain […]

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11Jan
2011

Pillow fight on Saturday

This Saturday, campaign group Fight the Height are organising a mass pillow fight in Walthamstow Central. The event is to protest against the planning proposals for a redevelopment near the station. The pillow fight starts at midday and will last for about 5 minutes. The Fight the Height website describes this as a fun, family affair with a purpose. More details on the pillow fight, and the issue it is highlighting, are available here. Details on the regeneration plans are […]

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7Jan
2011

Walthamstow station decision due

A date for a decision about the redevelopment of Walthamstow Central station and the surrounding area has been set. The council’s Planning Committee will meet on 20 January to discuss the planning application. Details of the redevelopment are available here. The Waltham Forest Guardian have also covered the story. If you’ve got strong opinions about the plans, you can contact your local councillors to tell them your views. Details are available here. More details on the council’s Planning Committee, including […]

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3Jan
2011

Waltham Forest council spending data published

Waltham Forest council is one of eighteen London councils to have published information on council spending on items costing over £500. In August 2010, councils were told to publish this information by the end of January 2011, yet the BBC reports that some have yet to do so. The information available from Waltham Forest council dates back to April 2010 and is published on a monthly basis here. There is a lot of information – Waltham Forest spending in November […]

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