Monthly Archives: March 2015

Village People: Maureen Schipper alias Auntie Maureen

With her stroke of red lipstick and sharp tailoring, Maureen Schipper (47) is the Village’s favourite Auntie. Born and bred in the Netherlands, she arrived in London in 1990 and spent several years mixing single parenthood with DJing and studying. … Continue reading

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A Helping Hand in South Africa

Local charity looking for new members A small Village based charity that has raised tens of thousands of pounds to help disadvantaged South African children attend school is looking for new members. Waltham Forest Thuso in South Africa (thuso means … Continue reading

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Gardening News & Launch of Walthamstow Village in Bloom 2015

It’s the start of a new gardening season and we have again entered the London in Bloom competition in the London Village category. In 2014, for the third year, we achieved a Gold award and London’s Best Village and with … Continue reading

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“The Village” magazine Spring issue

Over the next couple of days the latest issue of the Walthamstow Village Residents’ Association magazine will be posted through the letterboxes of houses in the heart of Walthamstow Village. We have a print run of 2,000, so there are … Continue reading

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13th Annual Village Spring Clean: 10.30am Saturday 28th March

Walthamstow Village in Bloom 2015 launches with the Spring Clean run in conjunction with Waltham Forest’s borough-wide clean-up campaign. The Bloom team does a recce to identify areas that need a clean-up and we already have a lovely, LONG list … Continue reading

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Mini Holland Perception Survey: Wood St, Forest Rd, Hoe St & Lea Bridge Rd

The council is now looking beyond the Walthamstow Village Mini Holland trial scheme, and is seeking feedback on the wider area around the village bounded by Wood Street, Forest Road, Hoe Street & Lea Bridge Road. “The Mini-Holland Programme will … Continue reading

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Walthamstow General Election Hustings: Tue 21st April

The Rt Revd Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking, has agreed to chair a hustings where local politicians seeking election to Parliament at the General Election in May will be invited to take part in this open event. Date: Tuesday 21st … Continue reading

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