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Free – art workshop

Popular art workshop provided by Wood Street First and Mehraj Arts is on at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road.  It will run on the following dates from 1 pm to 4 pm on Monday the 8th August, Monday the 15th August and finally Monday the 22nd August.

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Plaza Update-closure delayed

Waltham Forest Council issued the following press release on Thursday 7th July 2016.
Work on the Marlowe Road Estate and Plaza in Walthamstow is now set to start in early autumn 2016. Not in July as previously stated. Waltham Forest Council and Countryside remain committed to £160million of investment and delivering new council homes for local residents.
Residents on the Marlowe Road estate will be receiving letters from the Council setting out the current situation and what this means for them. The basketball court and children’s play area will remain open throughout the summer holidays until work begins. After that a temporary replacement play area is being created as part of the project.

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “The Marlowe Road estate is home to a strong local community and we are committed to investing in it and creating new council homes. Everyone wants to get this project moving so even this short delay is regrettable.

If residents have any enquiries they can contact the Council’s Property Team on 020 8496 3000.

You can also contact your local councillors for Wood Street Ward via http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Wood Street First think common sense has prevailed. The decision to close the basketball court and children’s play area just before the six weeks School Holidays was a decision that was not popular with local residents. In response to the large amount of concern from those at the recent Ward Forum Meeting in regards to the July closure of the basketball court and children’s play area our local Councillors said they would do what they could do to keep them open for the summer holidays. Whatever the reason is for keeping the Plaza and play areas open  we agree with Cllr Khevyn Limbajee that in the Wood Street Ward we have a strong local community who will not be ignored.
The Plaza closing down Party on Sunday 17th July is also being postponed.

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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Consultation event for Wood Street Plaza and playground

Plaza playgroundThere will be a consultation event this Wednesday (23rd Jan 2013) about the proposals to make further improvements to the Wood Street Plaza and playground.  The meeting will be at Bonito’s Cafe (formerly Carter’s) on the Plaza, Wood Street, E17, from 6 to 8 pm.

A previous post on this site gave information about the plans and consultation, which is being carried out for London Borough of Waltham Forest. The improvements are being funded by the Outer London Fund from the Mayor of London.

Have your say over plans for Wood Street Plaza and playground

playground consultation posterLondon Borough of Waltham Forest is now consulting on proposals to provide further improvements to the Wood Street Plaza and playground.  The Council and East Architecture are now inviting your views from 17 December 2012 until 25 January 2013.

These improvements are part of the Outer London Fund. This fund, alongside funding from Transport for London, has already enabled public realm improvements to be made to the length of Wood Street and the Plaza.

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New community play garden: find out more, give your views

Local residents have secured funding to create a community play garden in the Wood Street area. Next Tuesday (26th June) local residents have the chance to find out more about the project, give their views and get involved. The funding is from the London 2012 Changing Places Transform programme, and has been secured with help from London Borough of Waltham Forest Green Space Service.

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