Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mini-Holland in our area: a statement

Waltham Forest Mini Holland document coverWood Street First has been asked about the Council’s Mini Holland project, especially as some aspects of the scheme that will affect our area are still in the pipeline. At last week’s committee meeting the following statement was agreed:

Wood Street First supports and encourages the principle to encourage more people to walk and cycle in our area. However, we appreciate that the Mini Holland Scheme has aroused strong views from both those who are delighted with it and those who are opposed to it or part of it.  There are those who are strongly in favour of the scheme but have identified serious issues in the current design which they feel should be addressed.

Wood Street First believes the majority of the concerns about the project could be resolved if the Council is prepared to listen and act positively to resolve them. We would encourage all those experiencing problems or who have issues or ideas for improvement to raise them with the Council in order that they can be investigated. Wood Street First believes that leading up to the 6 month review of the Mini Holland Scheme all those interested should take the opportunity to raise both the positive and negative issues of what is working and what is not so that a balance, which allows the majority of people to be happy, can be achieved.

Click here for more information on the Council’s plans.


Save the date for a winter celebration on 5 December

This quick post shares the date and venue of our next family fete, a celebration of winter. It will be on Saturday 5th December, and will take place in and around the St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 (near the Wood Street end).

Date saver poster

We plan to put on all the usual attractions including stalls, a puppet show, entertainment, and of course Santa’s grotto.

Please take note of the date, especially if you may be interested in a pitch or stall. We will be sending out more information and asking for expressions of interest from stallholders in the near future. So watch this space. Thanks!