12 months of green events in Waltham Forest.

Hornbeam’s “Green Adventures” project maintains a listing of environmental activities taking place across the borough.

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  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 19th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 19th April 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 21st April 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 25th April 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 25th April 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 25th April 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Lloyd Park wildflower planting day:
    Saturday 26th April 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park

    Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth up with Waltham Forest Council, The Conservation Volunteers and Friends of Lloyd Park to plant two wildflower meadows in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow.

    Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, E17; we'll have more details next month as we're finalising the exact site of the meadows.

    Please pop the date in your diary and come along and take part on the day.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 26th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 26th April 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 26th April 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 26th April 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 26th April 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 27th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 27th April 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 1st May 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Thursday 1st May 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 2nd May 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 3rd May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 3rd May 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 3rd May 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Dawn Chorus and Breakfast:
    Sunday 4th May 5:00 am-7:00 am

    Venue: Forest Gate Road Entrance to Lloyd Park

    Enjoy a magical early morning stroll in the park with our guide Peter Beckenham and hear the birds singing their dawn chorus. Learn how to identify different bird calls.
    It will be an hour’s walk followed by a relaxing light breakfast.
    This walk is designed for adults. Free.
    Meet at Forest Gate Road Entrance to Lloyd Park, E17 4PP

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 4th May 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 4th May 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Alternative Baking – Gluten Free with Raju:
    Sunday 4th May 11:00 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We will be using only gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create baked goods, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat.

    We will be making a basic loaf, pizza and sweet, naughty and nice treats.

    This course is perfect for people who have intolerances or allergies to gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends. This will also be a great opportunity to meet others with similar diets and share ideas and recipes.

    We will use both organic yeast, naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures) and non-yeast recipes. We will also use alternatives to sugar and dairy.

    £30 Booking essential.

    Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 5th May 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 7th May 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 9th May 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 9th May 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 9th May 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 10th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 10th May 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 11th May 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 11th May 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Bumblebees:
    Sunday 11th May 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park

    Learn all about bumblebees with Sam Page from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Find out about bumble bee declines, their life cycle, and their ecology in a one hour talk, and then learn how to identify them with an hour’s walk around the park.
    This walk and talk is designed for adults. Free.
    The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 14th May 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 15th May 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Thursday 15th May 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 15th May 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 16th May 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Green Open Homes Weekend:
    Saturday 17th May N/A-

    Venue: Various houses in Waltham Forest

    The Hornbeam Centre is proud to present the first ever Waltham Forest Green Open Homes Weekend - an opportunity to visit homes around the borough and find inspiration to make your home more energy efficient, warmer and cheaper to run.
    All of the householders have great stories to tell about why they decided to make their homes more energy efficient and how much warmer, more comfortable and usually richer (!) they are as a result. So if you want to find out about energy and water efficiency, solar panels, building with reclaimed materials, insulation, draught proofing and more, do come along. There are a wide variety of homes to visit, some are drop-ins but most require bookings via www.greenopenhomes.net
    For a map, opening times and more information see www.hornbeam.org.uk/greenhomes or contact Sue at greenhomes@hornbeam.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 17th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 17th May 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Green Open Homes Weekend:
    Sunday 18th May N/A-

    Venue: Various houses in Waltham Forest

    The Hornbeam Centre is proud to present the first ever Waltham Forest Green Open Homes Weekend - an opportunity to visit homes around the borough and find inspiration to make your home more energy efficient, warmer and cheaper to run.
    All of the householders have great stories to tell about why they decided to make their homes more energy efficient and how much warmer, more comfortable and usually richer (!) they are as a result. So if you want to find out about energy and water efficiency, solar panels, building with reclaimed materials, insulation, draught proofing and more, do come along. There are a wide variety of homes to visit, some are drop-ins but most require bookings via www.greenopenhomes.net
    For a map, opening times and more information see www.hornbeam.org.uk/greenhomes or contact Sue at greenhomes@hornbeam.org.uk

  • Alternative Breads with Raju: Wheat Free:
    Sunday 18th May 11:00 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat or gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends.

    We will use both organic yeast and naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures), though this workshop focuses on variety of flours rather than sourdough baking.

    £30 Booking essential.

    Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 19th May 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Big Eco Refurb Share:
    Tuesday 20th May 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Walthamstow Quaker Meeting House

    As part of our Green Open Homes project we're offering you the chance to meet the Green Homes experts - join us for an evening of ecorefurb information sharing.
    Expert speakers on solar power, insulation, damp and condensation prevention, building from reclaimed materials and much more.
    Plus meet many of the Green Open Homes participants to learn from their valuable experiences.
    No need to book but if you would like more information contact Sue at greenhomes@hornbeam.org.uk

    Venue: The Walthamstow Quaker Meeting House 1a Jewel Rd E17

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 20th May 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 23rd May 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 24th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 24th May 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 25th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 25th May 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Beating The Bounds:
    Sunday 25th May 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Princess of Wales pub

    New Lammas Lands Defence Committee lead the annual Community Procession around Leyton Marshes.
    The procession starts outside the Princess of Wales pub and finishes at the commemorative plaque at Eton Manor Cottage on Marsh Lane.
    Family-friendly event.

  • Family Fun - Pond Dipping:
    Tuesday 27th May 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park,

    Try your hand at pond dipping and learn who lives in the waters of Lloyd Park.
    This event is designed for families to enjoy together so please note parents and carers will be required to stay with their children if under 18. Free.
    The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP.

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Family Fun – Big Bug Hunt:
    Thursday 29th May 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park,

    Hunt around the park for all types of insects, and then return to the community room to make recycled mini beasts. This event is designed for families to enjoy together so please note parents and carers will be required to stay with their children if under 18. Free.
    The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP.

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 30th May 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 30th May 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 31st May 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 31st May 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 31st May 10:30 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 31st May 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 31st May 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 1st June 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 1st June 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Sunday 1st June 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 2nd June 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 4th June 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 5th June 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 6th June 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 7th June 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 7th June 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 7th June 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 8th June 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 8th June 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 11th June 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 13th June 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 13th June 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 13th June 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 14th June 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 14th June 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Family Fun – Fathers Day Survival Trail:
    Sunday 15th June 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park

    To celebrate Father’s Day, join our Lloyd Park survival trail.
    Learn how to start a fire, identify useful plants and tie knots.
    Activities will be run by Forest Knights bushcraft specialists and all are welcome.
    Free.

    The Community Room in the Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP.

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Sunday 15th June 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 16th June 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 17th June 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 19th June 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 19th June 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 20th June 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 21st June 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 21st June 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 22nd June 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 22nd June 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 27th June 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 27th June 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 28th June 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 28th June 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 28th June 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 28th June 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 28th June 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 30th June 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Tuesday 1st July 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 2nd July 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 3rd July 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 4th July 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 5th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 5th July 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 5th July 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 6th July 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 6th July 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Lloyd Park’s Plants for around the world:
    Sunday 6th July 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Bowls Pavilion, Lloyd Park

    Come and discover the history behind some of Lloyd Park’s trees and plants.
    In a 90 minute walk learn about the Tree of Heaven and Gingko from eastern Asia, the Horse Chestnut from Eastern Europe, and other interesting additions to the park.
    This walk and talk is designed for adults. Free.

    The Community Bowls Pavilion, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 9th July 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 11th July 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 11th July 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 11th July 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 12th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 12th July 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 13th July 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 13th July 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 14th July 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Tuesday 15th July 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 15th July 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 17th July 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 17th July 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 18th July 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 19th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 19th July 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 25th July 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 25th July 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 26th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 26th July 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 26th July 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 26th July 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 26th July 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 27th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 27th July 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 28th July 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 1st August 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Friday 1st August 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 2nd August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 2nd August 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 2nd August 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 3rd August 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 3rd August 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 6th August 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 7th August 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 8th August 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 8th August 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 8th August 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • Bat Night:
    Friday 8th August 8:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Community Bowls Pavilion, Lloyd Park

    Learn who flies in the park at night with a walk and talk about bats.
    This walk and talk is designed for adults. Free.

    The Community Bowls Pavilion, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP

    Organised by the Conservation Volunteers - for more information Rachel Hoyes on 07787 193 981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 9th August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 9th August 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 10th August 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 10th August 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 11th August 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 13th August 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 15th August 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Friday 15th August 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 16th August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 16th August 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 19th August 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 21st August 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 21st August 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 22nd August 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 23rd August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 23rd August 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 24th August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 24th August 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 25th August 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 29th August 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 29th August 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 30th August 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 30th August 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 30th August 10:30 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 30th August 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 30th August 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Monday 1st September 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 3rd September 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 4th September 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 5th September 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 6th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 6th September 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 6th September 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 7th September 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 7th September 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 8th September 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 10th September 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 12th September 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 12th September 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 12th September 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 13th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 13th September 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 14th September 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 14th September 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Monday 15th September 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 16th September 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 18th September 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 18th September 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 19th September 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 20th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 20th September 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 22nd September 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 26th September 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 26th September 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 27th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 27th September 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 27th September 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 27th September 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 27th September 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 28th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 28th September 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 1st October 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Wednesday 1st October 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 2nd October 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 3rd October 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 4th October 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 4th October 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 4th October 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 5th October 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 5th October 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 6th October 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 8th October 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 10th October 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 10th October 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 10th October 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 11th October 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 11th October 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 12th October 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 12th October 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Wednesday 15th October 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 16th October 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 16th October 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 17th October 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 18th October 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 18th October 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 20th October 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 21st October 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 24th October 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 25th October 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 25th October 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 25th October 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 25th October 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 25th October 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 26th October 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 26th October 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 31st October 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 31st October 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 1st November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 1st November 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 1st November 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Saturday 1st November 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 2nd November 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 2nd November 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 3rd November 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 5th November 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 6th November 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 7th November 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 8th November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 8th November 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 9th November 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 9th November 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 12th November 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 14th November 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 14th November 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 14th November 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 15th November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 15th November 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Saturday 15th November 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 17th November 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 18th November 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 20th November 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 20th November 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 21st November 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 22nd November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 22nd November 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 23rd November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 23rd November 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 28th November 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 28th November 7:30 pm-

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).
    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 29th November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 29th November 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 29th November 10:30 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 29th November 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 29th November 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

    Advance booking is essential - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 1st December 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Monday 1st December 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 3rd December 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 4th December 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 5th December 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 6th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 6th December 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 6th December 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 7th December 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 7th December 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 10th December 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 12th December 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 12th December 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 12th December 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 13th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 13th December 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 14th December 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 14th December 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 15th December 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Monday 15th December 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 16th December 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 18th December 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 18th December 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 19th December 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Venue: Usually Lloyd Park - call to confirm

    Want to improve your health and well-being but not too keen on running machines or lycra?
    Then why not take a look at our award-winning alternative... You could be helping the environment as well as yourself! We all know we should try to be healthier and fitter. We are increasingly aware of the importance of our natural resources and environment. Green Gym ticks all the boxes!
    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym® is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors - improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefiting your local green spaces. Web address; http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind.cgi?ref=232®ion=lo
    Free event.
    Venue: Lloyd Park. Please contact Gareth for more info and to book your place. Phone: 02085338022, email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 20th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 20th December 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 27th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 27th December 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 27th December 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 28th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 28th December 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 29th December 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 1st January 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Thursday 1st January 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 3rd January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 3rd January 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 3rd January 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 4th January 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 4th January 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 7th January 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 9th January 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 9th January 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 10th January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 10th January 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 11th January 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 11th January 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 12th January 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 14th January 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 15th January 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Thursday 15th January 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 15th January 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 17th January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 17th January 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 20th January 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 24th January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 24th January 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 25th January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 25th January 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 26th January 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 31st January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 31st January 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 31st January 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 1st February 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 1st February 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Sunday 1st February 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 4th February 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 5th February 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 7th February 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 7th February 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 7th February 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 8th February 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 8th February 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 9th February 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 11th February 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 13th February 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 13th February 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 14th February 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 14th February 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Sunday 15th February 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 17th February 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 19th February 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 19th February 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 21st February 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 21st February 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 22nd February 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 22nd February 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 23rd February 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 28th February 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 28th February 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 28th February 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 1st March 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 1st March 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Sunday 1st March 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 4th March 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 5th March 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 7th March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 7th March 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 7th March 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 8th March 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 8th March 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 9th March 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 11th March 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 13th March 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 13th March 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 14th March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 14th March 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Sunday 15th March 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 17th March 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Venue: Le Delice cafe in Walthamstow. (117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR).

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 19th March 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 19th March 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 21st March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 21st March 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 22nd March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: Outside Walthamstow Library, Town Square

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 22nd March 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Venue: Hawkwood Growing Site

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 23rd March 7:30 pm-

    Venue: Hare & Hounds

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Hare and Hounds 278 Lea Bridge Rd E10 7LD (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 28th March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 28th March 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 28th March 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Waltham Forest Greenpeace:
    Wednesday 1st April 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub

    The local Greenpeace group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street. Come along to find out how you can make a local difference to global campaigns to Save the Arctic, stop deforestation and protect our oceans. All are welcome. Contact daveocarroll@hotmail.com, 07967 380548 or visit us at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/walthamstow

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Wednesday 1st April 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

    An informal opportunity for people with green/community interests to get together, chat about projects they’re involved in or find out about those of others at the Rose & Crown pub. Ask at the bar to find out where Green Drinkers are sitting. From 8.30pm onwards on the 1st day of every month.
    Contact: suewheat@me.com
    Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SA

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 2nd April 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 4th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 4th April 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 4th April 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Venue: Eden Road/Orford Road junction

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please meet at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.
    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 5th April 9:30 am-4:00 pm

    Venue: 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month (except bank holidays) from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm. Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre).

    Practical and fun conservation activities. Tools, training, tea & biscuits provided. No experience required. Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear. Call/text if you want to meet on site.
    Free
    Train: Clapton
    Bus: 48, 55, 56
    07757 766950
    info@lbcv.org.uk
    www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 5th April 10:00 am-11:59 pm

    Venue: Carlton House

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 6th April 7:00 pm-

    Venue: Princess of Wales

    Save Lea Marshes is a group of individuals who are campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.
    We meet on a Monday every two weeks; this meeting will be at the Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Rd E5 9RB (we alternate between two pubs on Lea Bridge Road The Hare and Hounds at 7.30pm and the Princess of Wales at 7pm).
    For more information, contact saveleytonmarsh@hotmail.co.uk or see our website: www.saveleamarshes.org.uk.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign monthly meeting:
    Wednesday 8th April 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9:30pm.
    Everyone is welcome and we appreciate all contributions.
    We usually go to a nearby pub after the meeting.

  • Kids Kitchen:
    Friday 10th April 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We all cook a fresh healthy lunch together for our children, while singing songs, playing and washing up, and there is also lovely café food (including cake!) available for us bigger kids too at lunchtime.
    Under 5s.
    Booking essential, online here: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/booking-for-the-next-kids-kitchen/

    Oh, and we are also looking for volunteers to help us, see website: http://kidskitchenlondon.wordpress.com/volunteer-with-us/

  • Open Mic Night at the Hornbeam:
    Friday 10th April 7:30 pm-11:00 am

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    A very warm hello all Walthamstow music lovers!
    With its compelling mix of local & talented performers, warmly supportive audience, healthy organic ales, ciders & wines, and mouthwatering snacks, could there possibly be a better place to be?
    Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our intimate stage. And this is the best event for first time performers as we are the friendliest and most encouraging venue this side of the river.

    Doors open at 7.30pm for those keen to bag the best seats, and the music kicks off at 8pm running through to 11pm, at the Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms) E17 9AH

    Lets make it another night to remember!
    More info from Andy 07940260558, andy@mirror-mic.com

    Open Mic nights are every 2nd Friday of the month

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 11th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 11th April 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.

  • Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods:
    Sunday 12th April 11:00 am-

    Venue: Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance)

    Enjoy a variety of practical conservation activities.
    FREE
    Meet at Larkswood Recreation Ground (Normanshire Drive entrance), Chingford E4
    Bus: 357, 444, W16 “Grove Road” stop (N & P) in New Road, then footpath beside “Harvester”
    Contact: 020 8524 5794

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 12th April 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Venue: Ancient House at Orford Road/Church Lane junction

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Leytonstone Green Drinks:
    Wednesday 15th April 8:00 pm-

    Venue: The Walnut Tree

    A monthly friendly get-together for the green and eco-minded, organised by Transition Leytonstone at 8pm on 15th of each month.
    Newcomers always welcome.
    The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH
    Tube: Leytonstone, Bus W14, 257, W15, W16, W19
    Contact Ros 0208 556 0885, info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 16th April 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Venue: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow

    1st, 3rd Thursday of every month

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener.

    Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate).

    Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • New Lammas Lands Defence Committee:
    Thursday 16th April 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our aim is to defend the former Lammas Lands of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, so that they remain public open space in perpetuity.
    This month we will be planning for the annual Beating the Bounds walk, scheduled for Sunday 25th May.
    www.lammaslands.org.uk

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 18th April 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: The Hornbeam

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 18th April 10:30 am-3:00 pm

    Venue: outside Matalan

    The Transition Leytonstone/OrganicLea stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from outside Matalan, 829-837 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH.