Friday, 19 August 2011

What’s on in Walthamstow this week

(This is taken from the Working for Walthamstow website of Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow.Click here to read more)

On Saturday 20 August the I Kuan Tao Temple is holding a car boot sale in their car park by the Old Town Hall on  Orford Road. Proceeds are going to charity, and it’s running from 10.30am to 4.30pm. For more information contact Ming at or on 07535 259066.

On Sunday 21 August there will be a “Zumbathon” at Epicentre on West Street. This is a three-hour non-stop dancing lesson from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. It costs £10 to enter and the money goes to charity. For more info contact

From Sunday August 21st until Friday September 3rd, local resident Martin Greaves is cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. He and four friends plan to cover the 1050 miles in 12 days, with one rest day at half distance. You can follow their progress of their adventure on their website at, where you can also make a donation.

On Monday 22 August the formal council consultation on proposals to redevelop the Walthamstow Dogtrack into flats put forward by London and Quadrant will close. If you wish to take part in the formal consultation process you can do so here, quoting application 2011/0898 re Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium, 300 Chingford Road.  
On Tuesday 23 August there will be a nature and art workshop at Higham Hill Recreation Ground off Hecham Close.  This is for children aged 8-11 to print, draw and make, creating images and objects of the natural environment. It’s free and lasts from 2pm to 5pm – for more info or to book contact Hannah at / 07970 164 424.

Also on Tuesday 23 August there will be an evening at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall on Forest Road commemorating the abolition of slavery. There will be live music, poetry and dance and it’s free to enter provided you book your place. To do so contact Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.

On Saturday 27 August the Hornbeam Centre is offering a free guided walk at Highams Park Lake on Charter Road to observe bats in their natural habitat. Up to two children per accompanying adult are welcome. To book a place or to find out more contact Teresa on 07985 014815 or

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