Local community events we like and support!

  • Under 5’s Nature Explorers:
    Wednesday 3rd September 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 3rd September 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 4th 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 5th 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 6th 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.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 6th September 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

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 7th September 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 7th September 10:00 am-12:00 am

    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-

    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 Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 12th 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 13th 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.

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

    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

    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-

    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.