21 March: buy stuff, sell stuff, act like a pirate

Ah haar! TSP Youth Space charity will be holding two events on Saturday 21 March: a table top sale, and a Jungle Buddies Pirate Day. Both will take place at the Soul Project (aka Tumble in the Jungle), 245 Wood Street E17 3NT, from 10 am – 5 pm. Normal entrance fee applies for the Pirate Day.

Poster for pirate day and table top sale

All welcome. More information from TSP Youth Space.

Eye-patches and sabres optional. And feel free to spread the word, and share the poster (download it from here).

Plaza and Marlowe Road redevelopment meeting: Report back

Did you miss the meeting on 7 February to discuss the planned redevelopment of the Marlowe Road estate and the Wood Street Plaza? In this post, Wood Street First chairman Graham Hodgkiss shares his thoughts. Google street view of Wood Street Plaza Continue reading

Details of Marlowe Road and Plaza consultation event on 7 Feb

The public is invited to a consultation meeting to discuss the proposals to redevelop the Marlowe Road estate and the Plaza. As already announced, the meeting will take place on Saturday 7th February 2015. It will run from 2-4 pm, with a presentation at 2.30 pm.

Plaza aerial sketch

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Charity offers help to make local streets be more playful and neighbourly

The children’s charity London Play is supporting residents in Waltham Forest to turn their street into a play street. Play streets provide residents with the opportunity to temporarily close off their street to through traffic so that children can get out and play, and adults can have a chat and get to know each other better. Sessions normally take place after school or at weekends and last for a couple of hours.

Children playing in Brooke Rd

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New creative force makes its mark, shares its vision, and asks for your support

News of a new creative force in our area: Wood Street Walls. The group is working to bring street artists and the local community together. In this guest post (our first – and we are always happy to receive more) Mark Clack, one of the group’s founders, shares his plans.

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Plaza redevelopment team to set out their wares at Christmas Fayre

The team taking forward the Marlowe Road and Wood Street Plaza redevelopment will be at this Saturday’s Christmas Fayre to share their latest plans for the estate and the Plaza, and to hear your concerns and views.

Developers Countryside and Stitch Architects were recently appointed to take forward the project. As well as the phased demolition and rebuilding of the Marlowe Road estate, it will also lead to new buildings nearby and a new footprint, layout and design for the Plaza and the space around Northwood Tower. Following an approach from Wood Street First, supported by the local Business Forum, representatives from the development team and the Council and Ascham Homes will be staffing a stall at the event.Plaza aerial sketch

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Ye Olde Christmas Fayre: line-up, stallholders’ competition and more

Lots to share on Ye Olde upcoming Christmas Fayre, coming to a Plaza near you on Saturday 13 Dec from around about 11:30 until 4 pm (note earlier start time than previously announced). We have news of the line-up, an exciting competition for stallholders, and a last call for the chance to book a stall.

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