Sunday, 28 January 2018

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Monday 29th January - attending a public meeting in support of efforts to change the legislation governing the use of prior sexual history in allegations of sexual assault and then speaking at the North East London Fabians launch. 
  • Wednesday 31st January - supporting a motion calling for the restoration of the House of Commons to begin, following evidence that the continued delay is leading to further cost to the public purse. 
  • Friday 2nd February - running the Our Streets, Our Schools, Our Safety event for local young people. See below for details. 
  • Saturday 3rd February- supporting Labour candidates in Chingford for the Council elections. 
  • Sunday 4th February - appearing on the Peston on Sunday programme.


Our Streets, Our Schools, Our Safety: Youth led Workshop

On Friday 2nd February during the daytime, I will be running a workshop for young people and those who work with them in Walthamstow to share their concerns, thoughts and ideas about staying safe and well in our area.

This interactive event will be an opportunity for young people in Walthamstow to explore issues around gang involvement, knife crime, stop and search, sexual harassment and assault with a range of organisations including the police, local businesses, the Council and youth organisations.

If you would like your school or organisation to participate, please call my office on 020 8521 1223 or email Jess.

I would also like to congratulate St Mary’s Primary School which has won £95,600 of funding from the Department for Education to support their work improving children’s attainment.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Monday 22nd January - Wednesday 24th January - in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe as part of the cross party group of MPs representing the UK on this official body. In addition to voting on behalf of the UK parliament, I will be speaking on refugee rights in the plenary sessions and also meeting with other European MPs to discuss anti semitism, sexual harassment, reproductive rights and Brexit as well as the role of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Please note my Walthamstow office will remain open during this period and I am in regular contact with my staff team should any emergencies arise.
  • Thursday 25th January - returning from Strasbourg and then taking part in the public meeting on education at Waltham Forest Town Hall. Details below.
  • Friday 26th January - holding an appointment only residents advice surgery. To make an appointment please call 0208 521 1223.

Public Meeting on Education in E17 - Thursday 25th January 

The future of our local education services are a source of concern for many residents, with fears about the consequences of Government cuts to school budgets, the impact of gang crime and anti social behaviour on young people, sexual harassment and the provision of relationship education in schools and the future of apprenticeships, further and higher education all being topics recently raised with me. On Thursday 25th January from 7.30pm there will be a public meeting about schools and colleges in Waltham Forest which is open to all residents, including School Leaders, Governors and staff, young people, union leaders, parent campaigners and Local Authority Officers at Waltham Forest Town Hall. The discussion will centre on the challenges our schools face this year and how Waltham Forest as a community can face these. The event will be chaired by the Leader of the Waltham Forest Council, Cllr Clare Coghill and the panel will include myself, Cllr Grace Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and others to be confirmed. To help with the logistics of this event please RSVP in advance if you would like to attend.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Monday 15th January - meeting with local groups to discuss how we can plan for the impact of universal credit on Walthamstow.
  • Tuesday 16th January - taking part in the debates on the EU Withdrawal Bill and then hosting the Come Dine With MP dinner with June Sarpong. Details here of how you can take part.
  • Thursday 18th January - helping run a training session for Walthamstow Labour members at the CLP GC on how to tackle debt in our community with Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams. This meeting is open to all Labour Party members. 
  • Saturday 20th January - supporting the Fawcett Society Fundraiser in Walthamstow. See below for details of this event. 
  • Sunday 21st January - speaking at the Time's Up Rally in central London on tackling sexual harassment and then heading to Strasbourg to participate in the Council of Europe on behalf of the UK.

Fawcett Society Fundraiser- Saturday 20th January

There will be a fundraiser at Pillars Brewery on the Ravenswood Industrial Estate on Saturday 20th January from 7pm to celebrate the centenary of the first votes for women. There will be an evening of comedy and music, and 10% of all profits will be donated to the Fawcett Society. You can book tickets online here.