Local community events we like and support!

  • 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

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 2nd October 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 3rd 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 4th 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.

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 4th October 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

  • Big Green Weekend:
    Saturday 4th October 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    On Saturday we will be demonstrating how to build an insect hotel and helping you to make one yourself, and on Sunday we will be building bird nesting boxes.

    Meet Leyton Jubilee Gardens, Seymour Road E10 7BL.

    Just bring yourself and wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. Free.

    Please contact us to book in advance on 020 8533 8022 or gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk.

  • Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers:
    Sunday 5th October 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 5th October 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)

  • Introduction to Bushcraft:
    Sunday 5th October 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Join our ranger team for a bushcraft workshop and learn skills such as fire lighting, shelter building, cooking and foraging. Meet at the WaterWorks Centre before heading into the nature reserve to put your skills to test.
    This event is suitable for those 12 years and above. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed.

    Refreshments will be available but please bring your own lunch.

    Price: £10 per person

    Booking is required. Book online now or call 08456 770 600

  • Big Green Weekend:
    Sunday 5th October 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    On Saturday we will be demonstrating how to build an insect hotel and helping you to make one yourself, and on Sunday we will be building bird nesting boxes.

    Meet Leyton Jubilee Gardens, Seymour Road E10 7BL.

    Just bring yourself and wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. Free.

    Please contact us to book in advance on 020 8533 8022 or gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk.

  • Queens Boundary Harvest Fair:
    Sunday 5th October 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    • Seed and plant exchange + apple juicing + cakes
    • Learn more about our community gardening projects
    • Home made jam, chutney and preserves to buy
    • Hot food using donated ingredients + raffle
    • Tea, coffee and cakes + Children’s activities
    At Foster Hall, Wellesley Road E17 8JZEntrance free: please bring plants and seeds to swap, fresh produce to be cooked on the day – and non perishable items to donate to Eat or Heat. Other proceeds to children’s and community gardening projects; tea and coffee stall in aid of St Barnabas Church

    For more information or to book a stall please email info@clioscompany.co.uk

    We are also looking for helpers on the day (helping on stalls and children’s activities and with setting up and putting away) and contributions to the plant/produce stall.

  • Save Lea Marshes:
    Monday 6th October 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 10th 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