Local community events we like and support!

  • Cleanup of Forest Glade:
    Saturday 25th October 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Equipment provided. Long sleeved tops and trousers / sturdy footwear advisable.

    Last spring ; some 40 bags of garbage, assorted prams, satellite dishes, lawn mowers, mattresses etc were pulled out of the undergrowth .

    We meet at the corner of Poppleton Road and Forest Glade (behind St.Andrews).

    Please do pop around for any length of time you can spare . Always a fun way to meet new folk and exercise the heart in more ways than one.

  • Organiclea/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 25th October 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.

  • Permaculture within Diverse Communities: Tools To Regenerate The Land & Enrich Our Groups:
    Saturday 25th October 10:45 am-5:00 pm

    With permaculture facilitators Shumaisa Khan & Muzammal Hussain, we will explore and learn about permaculture tools in the specific context of Waltham Forest's diverse cultural mix with the aim of developing effective ways of working together through common ground and differences. Local residents especially those involved in community work are invited to join us.

    Cost: £20 / £12 concessions

    Saturday 25th October 10.45am-5pm at The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7AH

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 26th October 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

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 26th October 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

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 31st October 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 1st November 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.

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

    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

    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

    We meet on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30am, leaving at 10am for task site. Finish approx. 4.30pm.

    Practical and fun conservation activities. No experience required. Tools, training, coffee, tea & biscuits provided, home made cakes always welcome.  Bring your own lunch. Wear suitable clothing & stout footwear.

    Meet at 1a Connaught Close, Lea Bridge Rd (Opposite Lee Valley Riding Centre). Free.

    Contact 07757 766950, or info@lbcv.org.uk. More information www.lbcv.org.uk

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 2nd November 10:00 am-12:00 am

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am. Free.
    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-

    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.

  • Under 5’s Nature Explorers:
    Wednesday 5th November 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 5th November 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

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 6th November 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