Useful links

Local Links

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Our local council. Visit their “Do it online” section to report street problems such as litter/flytipping, street lights not working etc.

Waltham Forest Guardian
Our local newspaper.

Leytonstone Festival
Annual arts festival held every July with a varied programme of drama, comedy, talks, walks and films.

Leytonstone Arts Trail
Visual arts event held each summer, in which artists showcase their work in local venues.

Waltham Forest Freegle
Give away your unwanted stuff and find free stuff that others are giving away. You need a Yahoo Groups account to join (easily done from the website).

Leytonstone Today
An independent community site covering our area. Forums, local listings and some interesting articles on local history and culture.

Woodhouse Players
A small and friendly amateur dramatics group based in Leytonstone.

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema
Screenings on the first Wednesday of each month at Leytonstone Library.

Friends of Wanstead Parklands
Fascinating facts about Wanstead Park with lots of historical and modern pictures and photos.

Wanstead Flats
Information about Wanstead Flats, including history, flora and fauna.

Wanstead Flats Parkrun
Free timed 5k (3.2 mile) run for runners of all abilities. Run by volunteers, very friendly.  Takes place at 9am every Saturday. Register online before doing your first one.

Davies Lane School
Our local primary school and children’s centre.

Other Residents Associations

Bushwood Area Residents Association (BARA)

Leytonstone Area Residents Association (LARA)

Forest Area Residents Association (FORA)

Crime Prevention and Reporting

Met Police Crime Prevention
Lots of information on how to protect yourself, your home and possessions, and a page about Neighbourhood Watch.

Met Police Reporting Crime
In an emergency where the crime is happening now or someone is in immediate danger, always dial 999. For non-emergencies this website has information on how to report various sorts of crimes (including an online form).

Other Links

Planning Portal
Government website explains planning rules and lets you submit a planning application online.

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