Local community events we like and support!

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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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 19th September 11:00 am-2:00 pm

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

    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.

  • St James Big Local - Jumble Trail:
    Sunday 21st September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street. Local people set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever. The whole thing is coordinated online.

    Big Local is a National Lottery funded initiative to make the St James Street area of Walthamstow an even better place to live. The Lottery has pledged £1m over 10 years but the catch is that St James Street Area residents & local people have to decide together how to spend the money. Local residents are organising a few events in 2014 to seek views and one of these events is a Jumble Trail.

    Do join in to raise awareness of Big Local, help to decide how to spend the £1m, grab some bargains and/or also clear some junk/raise some cash for yourself.

    Go to www.stjamesbiglocal.co.uk/jumbletrail to register or find out more.

    Get in touch by phone if you are not on the internet and want to take part.

    Location: within about 0.5 miles of St James Street Station, Walthamstow, E17 7PJ

    Contact: stjamesbiglocal@gmail.com, 07881015873

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

    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

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

    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 28th September 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    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

  • Sourdough Bread Baking for Beginners:
    Sunday 28th September 11:00 am-4:00 pm

    Using sourdough culture is an ancient method of making bread. Come and learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and production leavens and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

    VENUE: The Fermentarium, Blackhorse Workshop,  1-2 Sutherland Road Path, London E17 6BX Time 11:00 to 16:00

    Cost £40 Booking essential.

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

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

    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.

    And from April through to June get a helping hand with your garden: buy plants and compost to see you through the summer.

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

  • Under 5’s Nature Explorers:
    Wednesday 1st October 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Join us for FREE adventures and activities in Lloyd Park for under 5s and their parents/carers.

    We will start the day with a fun ramble around the park searching for items around our monthly theme. There will then be activities and story time until 12pm. Hot drinks and healthy snacks will be available during and after the activities.

    These sessions are free and booking is recommend to avoid disappointment.

    Please contact Rachel on 07787193981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

    Venue: Meeting in the Community Room in the Aveling Centre Lloyd Park, E17 4PP at 10am- 1pm

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

    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

    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