Welcome to the Hornbeam:  a community organisation working with a range of partners in Waltham Forest and beyond.

  • SPACE for communities to meet in E17 and E4
  • TIME and support to develop community initiatives
  • SKILLS and knowledge about low cost, low impact living.

Our E17 space hosts the Hornbeam Café, run by Norman Loves with Hornbeam volunteers… serving affordable vegetarian food made from organic, seasonal, locally grown and/or fairly traded ingredients.

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  • May Film Night: Art Not Oil May 19, 2016 Rebecca TullyIs Big Oil facing the final curtain? Art, oil and creative action Hornbeam, Thursday 26th May.  Doors open 6.30, Film at 7pm.  Share the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming, email volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk to help out May’s film night features a very special guest – Danny Chivers – ace performance poet, great writer and very active ...
  • Community Mondays: Organising in May and June May 15, 2016 Rebecca TullyCommunity Mondays: one-off, drop-in opportunities 11am-2pm – we help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and often have some lunch too. May 23rd, June 13th June 20th – if you’re good at social media, happy to walk or cycle to nearby places to distribute leaflets, or have artistic flair to give our cafe sign a ...
  • Green Open Homes is BACK! May 13, 2016 Rebecca TullyCheck the Green Open Homes page for updates about houses, cycling routes, and other events SOON. Please get involved! We’d love to hear from you with… – editorial skills/press work skills – proof reading skills – social media, website text uploading – leaflet distribution  – in the centre of Walthamstow around the Mall, and all over the borough on bike or ...
  • Community Monday 6th June: People’s Kitchen! May 8, 2016 Rebecca TullyPeoples Kitchen: 6th June! Free lunch for people in need The first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.   We’d like to spread the word about this month’s People’s Kitchen to homeless and vulnerable people. Please get in touch if you know of or work with agencies ...

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Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880