Do you know a hero of Wood Street?

Exciting news: at the Wood Street Summer Fayre on the 29th August, local community artists Wood Street Walls will be holding an interactive workshop. Part of this workshop will include artists producing large portraits of local heroes to brighten up the Plaza until the development works starts.

This is your chance to nominate your chosen local hero for one of these portraits. All you need to do is go here to make your nominations.

William Morris portrait by Wood St Walls

Mr Morris, hero of Walthamstow and perhaps Wood St, as rendered by Wood St Walls.

So put your thinking cap on, submit your nomination and who knows, it could be you – or someone you know – featuring in Wood Street’s very own urban art!

Saturday 29 August – it’s Summer Fayre time!

B W flierA date for your diaries

Wood Street Summer Fayre
Wood Street Plaza E17

Saturday 29 August
2 – 6 pm. 

Come along and you may find: funfair rides, jungle activity run and jungle bounce (whatever they are!), basketball shoot-out, live entertainment and food and drink stalls.

More details to be announced nearer the time. In the meantime, if you want to help spread the word, do print out the A4 Preview Flyer and display it. We would be  very grateful.

Be seeing you!

Local community hero wins Town Hall award

Last week Martin Kearney – longstanding Wood Street resident and deputy chairman of Wood Street First – received an award for his voluntary services to the community at a ceremony in Walthamstow Town Hall. The award was presented to him by the Mayor of Waltham Forest and Diana Leary from Voluntary Action Waltham Forest.

Martin Kearney getting his award

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Surprise addition to this Saturday’s festivities: a panda!

We are sure this Saturday’s Wood Street Village Fete is already in your diaries. In an exciting addition to the line-up, the Met Police have announced that they hope to bring an Austin 1100 vintage police car to the Plaza. It will appear alongside a new police car to show the differences.

Panda lovers will be in heaven!

Photo of Austin 1100 police car

A panda like this could be coming to a fete near you.

The event kicks off at 12 noon and will finish around 4 pm. Don’t miss it!

Line-up announced for Wood Street Village Fete

We are pleased to share with you the local performers who will be joining us on the Wood Street Plaza on Saturday 25 April for our community celebration of St. Georges Day – previously announced last month. Village Fete poster Continue reading

Open mic comedy and dance comes to Wood Street

Update 9 April 2015: TSP informs us that sadly, the events originally announced here have been cancelled.

Please note that young people from TSP will be taking part in the Wood Street Village Fete on 25 April.

25 April: a Plaza date for your diary

Wood Street Village Fete: A community celebration of St George’s Day

Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Time: 12 noon -4 pm
Place: Wood St Plaza, Walthamstow, London E17

Cartoon dragon

More details to follow. There might be dragons. Or not.