As always Waltham Forest have produced a great holiday activity supplement to keep you informed about what is going on during the holiday break.
Choices of venue and a great range of activities for the the whole age range of your family. get your free e-copy of Easter Daze here.
Have a good seasonal break!
The deadline for applications for applying for a primary school place is getting nearer – online and paper applications should be submitted by 15th January 2013.
Waltham Forest has a very comprehensive web page, which gives you information about applying for a primary school place. You can find it here on the borough web site.
The easiest and most secure way to apply is online. There is a link to the online applications website here. Alternatively, a paper application form can be downloaded here (pdf) , requested from the School Admissions Service or from your child’s nursery or early years setting.
The School Admissions Service in the borough can be contacted here…
School Admissions Service, Sycamore House, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF Tel: 0845 200 1551
10am – 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Why not celebrate the start of the New Year with a great Borough firework display.
A date for your diary? 2nd January 2013, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm
The events will take place at two venues. See below…
Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton E10 7DE
The Highams Park, The Charter Road, Woodford Green IG8 9RE
These free events will include fantastic firework shows choreographed to music as well as food and drink stalls available during the events.
You can read more details about transport, parking restrictions and parking for those with mobility needs here.
Did you know that children can borrow up to 15 books and 6 junior CD’s for free from the Borough Library Service?
Your local library offers not ony access to books, but also to computer learning facilties, story-telling and craft activities, as well as home work clubs and holiday activities.
For younger children, your local library is a great place to check out the Bookstart programme – designed to offer every child a pack of free books and fun materials about reading.
If you haven’t yet, take a leaf out of our book – get down to your local library this Autumn and join in the fun.
You can find more information about children’s book services in the borough here.
Advice about how to join your library can be found here, including how to join on-line too. Happy reading…
This is a competition, with the support of Waltham Forest Library Service, for artists, writers, poets and photographers – of any age – to submit a piece of original creative work during Black History Month.
As part of Black History Month we are looking for Waltham Forest residents young and old to submit their own original artwork, photos and poetry on the theme of ‘Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future: What Black History Month Means to Me’. Winning entries will be selected from a variety of age groups and reproduction of this work will feature on bookmarks and/or postcards available to the public within Waltham Forest Libraries.
You can find all the details for this competition here on the Waltham Forest web pages… Get creative for posterity!
October 2012 will see a wide range of activities and events to celebrate Black History Month in Waltham Forest. The theme this year is ‘The Legacy of Independence’.
Inside you will find events for children and families, history events and film screenings and workshops. Some events will charge a small entrance fee, but those taking place in Borough libraries and at the Vestry House Museum are free.
Waltham Forest have a complete diary web page for Black History Month events, making it easy to find an event near you – find it online here.
For parents, carers and with some titles for children, the Borough library service have created a recommended reading list for the month. You can see it here…
The William Morris Gallery in Waltham Forest has a new web site. You can see it here. Exhibitions and hands-on family activities.
The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’ birth – has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris, where visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.
Whether you are interested in art and design, in exploring the history of the Borough through Morris’s work or just to visit and have a cup of tea in the refreshed cafe, then the gallery website is a great learning place to start with.
You can find more information about William Morris and his impact on art and culture here, courtesy of Wikipedia…
Waltham Forest Mela in conjunction with Leyton Day
Sunday 9 September 1pm-7pm, Leyton Cricket Ground E10 6PY
Join us for a fantastic day of live music, fun fair rides and activities for all the family, showcasing Asian dance and music as well as local talent.
See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…
Re-opening of Lloyd Park
Saturday 15 September 12 noon-5pm, Lloyd Park E17 5EH
Celebrate the re-opening of Lloyd Park after a £4.48million transformation.
There’ll be live music and free activities including survival skills, sports,
guided walks, children’s entertainment and face painting.
Plus meet your park people, bicycle security marking and dog microchipping.
See more event news on this Waltham Forest web page here…
Car Free Day
Sunday 16 September 1pm-7pm, outside Leytonstone tube station E11 1AA
The streets of Leytonstone will be closed to cars for a family fun day featuring
market stalls and live music from ska band The Selecter and other local acts.
See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…
As part of the Big 6 in Waltham Forest you can get to see free films in the borough this summer. Great fun for all the family.
Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2012
Opens Friday 31 August, 7pm for one showing
Saturday 1 September, 12noon-9.30pm
Sunday 2 September, 12noon-9.30pm
Leyton Cricket Ground, High Road Leyton, Leyton E10 6PY
For more information you can visit the Big 6 web pages here…why not register online to get more free updates about what is going on for you and your family this summer.
The FREE 2012 Festival of Sport promises to be an exhilarating weekend of sport for all the family.
You’ll be able to watch the action from the 2012 Games live on our giant screens whilst chatting to sporting professionals and local sports clubs about how to improve your game and watching sport demonstrations.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012, 11am-7pm
Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Waltham Forest Pool and Track, Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 5AA
You can read more, and register for information, on the Waltham Forest Big 6 web pages – see more here.