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Heating up for the climate

15 November 2019

A development in Leyton will be the first in the country to provide an Air Source Heat Pump...

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Deputy Mayor opens new public spaces

17 October 2019

Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, opened new public spaces in Waltham Forest in October...

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Advance TECC to go!

23 September 2019

More than 150 people with a stakehold in the housing and construction industries came to the launch of Advance TECC...

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Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 - the story so far - May 2019

Watch the recent London Borough of Culture Legacy video for Waltham Forest.

"Being named as the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture is a huge honour. Our residents feel a massive sense of pride in Waltham Forest and an enormous responsibility to deliver the full promise of the year and demonstrate the power of local culture."

Councillor Clare Coghill, leader of Waltham Forest Council 

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Waltham Forest is the Mayor's first ever London Borough of Culture for 2019 and the recipient of the Municipal Journal's Local Authority of the Year 2019. It is more than living up to its reputation as the creative choice for the capital. There is a buzz about our corner of London. People want to live here, raise a family and start a business here. The area is bursting with culture and energy, bringing with it many opportunities, such as new creative workspace opening up for small businesses, cultural activities taking place throughout the year and heritage venues getting a new lease of life.

Added to plans for 18,000 homes in the next decade ­is the vision to regenerate our historic Town Hall campus, as well as the delivery of sporting facilities, social infrastructure and green space. Meanwhile, a £18 total million investment in Leyton tube station will ensure our connectivity and transport infrastructure can cope with the demands of a growing borough.

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