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BBQ & Buskers event

End of summer celebration date at Old Station Yard opposite Wood Street Station announced.  More details to follow



Wild West Fun Day – latest

A change to the advertised line up
It’s going to be really wild on Saturday 9th July
From 12pm we have four hours of top live music and entertainment with the fantastic Country Band: The Works and fun and magic from Jenty the clown and the great sound of the very popular Ukulele Band

The previously advertised Band that was due to perform at this event No Comebacks have regrettably had to cancel due to their lead singer being taken ill

Summer Fun 9th July

Wood Street First Summer Fun WIld West Day on 9th July.  Come and share in the fun with your local community.

A4 Poster Front pre-press

Feedback and photos from the Fun Day festivities

We are pleased to share the joy with a few photos of the 30 August Family Fun Day held on the Wood Street Plaza.


East London Royals


Chloe gets the crowd moving

Roxy Cuff from Inspired Exotics, the Mayor - and a python

Roxy Cuff from Inspire Exotics, the Mayor – and a python

seaside photo

They do like to be beside the seaside

child on fairground ride

At the wheel and having fun

Dancers with flags

Flags and movement outside the Dukes

We also had volunteers on the day asking people for their thoughts about the Wood Street, the Plaza and the event. We got 25 responses – not a huge sample, but enough to give us some intriguing answers.

Views on the Fun Day

Over half of respondents (15) said it was the first event they had visited in the Plaza. Pleasingly, all but 3 said they would come to a similar event if one were run again. The same number said they were happy that the Council had helped to fund the event. Asked what they most enjoyed, 5 mentioned the snakes from Inspire Exotics, 4 the community atmosphere and 3 the activities for children. There were fewer complaints, but some were unhappy about the numbers and the queue for the climbing wall.

Views on Wood Street

Most were positive about their overall experience of their visits to Wood Street, and most thought that things have got better in the area over the last few years. Asked how important the Plaza and play park are to them, 17 chose “very important”, while 7 chose “not very important but I do like it”.

Asked what would make them visit Wood Street more, 19 chose “better shops and cafes” while 6 chose “cheaper parking”. A number spontaneously called for improvements to the train station, even though this was not an explicit choice on the form.

Over half of those asked did not live in the Wood Street Ward, and 5 of these said they did not live near the area, implying that the event is attracting significant number from quite far away.

Feel free to leave your views here – we are always keen to hear how we can make our events more successful, and also want to know what you think about our area.

Thanks to Philipp Ebeling and the GLA for allowing us to make use of most of these images.

Family Fun Day line-up announced

Fun Day posterWe are pleased to announce the entertainment line-up on offer at the Family Fun Day. As we hope you know by now, the event takes place on Saturday 30 August 2014 12 – 4 pm in the Wood Street Plaza.

The schedule features a varied mix of performers at two venues: a main stage in the Plaza and – for the first time – a performance area outside the Dukes Head pub on Wood Street.


  • Steel Band
  • Footsteps dancers
  • Solo singer Kaylou
  • East London Royals Majorettes
  • Inspired Souls: a tribute to Michael Jackson
  • Zumba with Chloe
  • Classical Indian dancing with Sundaresan and Lazmi
  • Rock ‘n’ roll with Ronnie King

Events on the main stage will be hosted by Whipps Cross Radio DJs.

Thanks to the Soul Project for help with the programme outside the Dukes Head.

Stalls, bouncy castle, funfair rides and more

As well as the performances, the event will feature:

  • Bouncy castles
  • Popcorn
  • Candy floss
  • Funfair rides
  • Climbing wall
  • Toddlers’ soft play

Alongside a local traders’ market, food stalls and street entertainers.

Stop press (27 August): we are pleased to announce that Inspire Exotics will be bringing their exotic animals to the Plaza, at the invitation of Pets Corner.

In short: all you want for a great Summer afternoon!

Spread the word

We would love you to spread the word. Why not stick the event poster up in your window or workplace? Click on this link for a pdf version.

Looking forward to seeing you there for a great day!

Thank you

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the event sponsors: London Borough of Waltham Forest, Mayor of LondonMetropolitan Police and Riney Ltd. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped to put the event together. A special thanks to the Dukes Head for getting on board.

Find out more about the Family Fun Day at a meeting on 20 August

Family Fun Day graphicWith the Wood Street Family Fun Day fast approaching, the organisers are holding an meeting for volunteers, stallholders, entertainers and anyone else interested in the event.

It takes place on Weds 20 August 2014 from 8 – 9 pm at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 3JF. If you have any questions at all about the event or the work, or are curious to find out more, do come along.

AND we need one or two more volunteers for the Fun Day itself, which (as we hope you know) takes place on Saturday 30 August in the Wood Street Plaza. We could do with some extra hands for the set-up between 9:30 and 11:30. And we would also appreciate offers of help with taking down equipment after 4 pm. If you think you can help, please contact.

Finally, look out for details of the line-up here in the next week or so.

Apply now for table top stalls at the Family Fun Day

Table top stall spaces are available for the upcoming Family Fun Day, which will take place in Wood Street Plaza on Saturday 30th August 12pm to 4pm.

There is no charge for having a pitch, but we do require a £30 refundable deposit per pitch to secure each pitch. This will be refunded on the day of the event.

The deposit will not be refunded if you do not take up your allocated pitch on the day of the event. This deposit will need to be paid once we receive your application and confirm your pitch.

Stall at event

Trestle tables and chairs are also available to hire. Charges and further details are given in the Stallholders Application Form. Please read the form carefully – if contains lots of useful information.

To book your pitch or get more information, email us at the address below. Attach your completed application form if you are ready to apply for a pitch.

Email address: info@woodstsnt.co.uk