Post Tagged with: "Politics"

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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20Nov
2011

‘Music of Rebellion’ club night at Arubar Lounge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s

The Arubar Lounge on Forest Road is playing host to a night based around ‘Malcolm X and The Music of Rebellion’ on Friday 9 December. The evening will feature a discussion on politics and racism followed by a soul/funk/hip-hop club.

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20May
2011

Saving our cinema, by Susan Murray

www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150246183024540

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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23Mar
2011

Review: Mark Thomas at The Standard

This is more of an account than a review. The gig was a Fire Brigades Union (FBU) benefit gig, with a variety of acts, the headliner being Mark Thomas. I had a fab night, and it was great to see a ‘big name’ like Mark Thomas performing alongside some local bands at a local venue.

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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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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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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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