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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  • NO COMMUNITY MONDAY 2nd May April 19, 2016 Rebecca TullySORRY!  Monday 2nd May People’s Kitchen won’t be running! Next one will be on 6th June.  See you then!   First Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.   If you’d like to volunteer to cook from 10am, please get in touch volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk Lunch:  Pay-what-you-feel, eat great food, and ...
  • Fork to Fork April: Zing into Spring! April 17, 2016 Rebecca TullyOur Fork to Fork Supper Club this month is another volunteer take-over, and their theme this time… Zing into Spring!       “Mind the seasonal hungry gap with a collection of our fresh, seasonal flavours” 3 courses – £20 Saturday 30th April BOOK ONLINE HERE Local Wild Card Beer available – launching Hornbeam Cafe’s sales. Tickets – and up to date menu ...
  • April Film Night: Cowspiracy April 15, 2016 Rebecca Tully28th April 6.30pm, Hornbeam Cafe Have you ever wondered why leading environmental organizations are afraid to talk about animal agriculture?  Come for a screening of a notorious and controversial documentary ‘Cowspiracy’, a thought-provoking discussion and – last but not least – free vegan pizza and great company. We will also screen a short – ‘Food Rebels’ about ...
  • Community Monday 25th April: Bike Fix April 14, 2016 Rebecca TullyBring your bike to April 25th’s Community Monday and have it looked at with Paul from Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.   Making minor adjustments to brakes, gears, tyres, showing how to fix punctures etc – and helping diagnose other work and signpost to other places.  Advice also on the best child seats, trailers, and how to ...

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