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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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  • Want a fresh wardrobe? Next monday is your chance! February 5, 2016 Amy CroomeFree Clothes Swap: Community Monday Monday 15th Feb, 11am – 2pm at Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH Bring women’s men’s or children’s clothes you no longer want or need to the Hornbeam Cafe and take other clothes back home with you! Bring clothes from 11, swap from 12 – tell us in advance on the facebook ...
  • Woodlands Parade February 3, 2016 Amy CroomeSaturday 20th February, 10am – 2pm, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off 48 Kings Road, E4 7HR All Welcome: It’s Free Celebrate the wonders and joys woodlands offer us! • Delicious Food & Drinks • Live Music • Tree Planting Workshop & take a free tree home • Outdoor games and learning for all ages • Reveal of Wildlife Cameras • Launch of Woodland’s Podcast • ...
  • Wildlife Photography Competition – take part by Monday! February 3, 2016 Amy CroomeCapture the beauty of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve with a camera and win fantastic prizes with your photographs. Whether you are a hobby-photographer or a professional – we believe you can win! There are two categories: Wildlife and Still-life. All pictures need to be of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and submitted electronically or in print by the 8th ...
  • Crafty Monday: Delightful Decoupage! February 2, 2016 Rebecca TullyCommunity Monday 8th February: Can you TRANSFORM our recycling bins?! Help!  our recycling bins are rubbish!  This Monday we’ll have Poppy from This is Rubbish and Laura:  Artillery showing us how to transform them with decoupage (posh word for tearing and sticking).  Can you help re-imagine the boring white bins into something like this…?! Maybe not exactly ...

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