Local community events we like and support!

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 18th April 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 19th April 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.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 21st April 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 25th April 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

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

    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/Transition Leytonstone stall:
    Saturday 26th April 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 27th April 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 27th April 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.

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

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 1st May 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 Drinks:
    Thursday 1st May 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

  • Waltham Forest Green Gym - The Conservation Volunteers:
    Friday 2nd May 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 3rd May 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 3rd May 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

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

    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

    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