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Leytonstone estate regeneration plans put on hold

It's the second time in six years that the council has reconsidered plans to regenerate the Fred Wigg and John Walsh towers The post Leytonstone estate regeneration plans put on hold appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council-funded Harry Kane statue locked away in storage for years

Two Chingford councillors have struggled to find a home for the £7.2k statue which they commissioned more than four years ago The post Council-funded Harry Kane statue locked away in storage for years appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Waltham Forest third worst in UK for workers being paid ‘real living wage’

28.8% of workers in Waltham Forest are not paid a ‘real living wage’, behind only Haringey and Brent The post Waltham Forest third worst in UK for workers being paid ‘real living wage’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Plan to install air filters at 200 London schools as part of a £2.7m trial

City Hall will select schools most affected by air pollution and in deprived area for the trial The post Plan to install air filters at 200 London schools as part of a £2.7m trial appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Khan urged to apologise for ‘misleading’ Ulez adverts

City Hall Conservatives tell mayor to apologise and “take responsibility” for findings published by the UK’s advertising watchdog The post Khan urged to apologise for ‘misleading’ Ulez adverts appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Mayor orders Met Police to remove pension payments for rapist ex-cop

David Carrick will lose 65% of his pension, which is the maximum amount legally allowed The post Mayor orders Met Police to remove pension payments for rapist ex-cop appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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‘Help railcard users access tube discounts,’ demand mayoral contenders

Conservative Susan Hall and Lib Dem Rob Blackie want TfL to help railcard users access the discounts they're entitled to The post ‘Help railcard users access tube discounts,’ demand mayoral contenders appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Naming of London Overground lines ‘wasted opportunity’

Tories at City Hall say new names could have been offered as corporate sponsorships to generate cash for TfL The post Naming of London Overground lines ‘wasted opportunity’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council sets out how it will make £18m in cuts and ‘efficiency savings’

The council this week revealed 105 reductions and savings that range in size from £5,000 to £1.8m The post Council sets out how it will make £18m in cuts and ‘efficiency savings’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Popular free exercise class suspended after council imposes ‘unaffordable’ fee

Our Parks, which runs four fitness classes each weekend, was told it could no longer use four council-owned parks for free The post Popular free exercise class suspended after council imposes ‘unaffordable’ fee appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Khan hails faster 999 call pick-up times by Met Police

91% of calls are now being answered within ten seconds, up from 57% in June 2022 The post Khan hails faster 999 call pick-up times by Met Police appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council scraps Walthamstow lido plans

A key pledge in Labour's manifesto for the 2022 local elections, the council today ditched the Low Hall lido The post Council scraps Walthamstow lido plans appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Chingford woman could face £4.8k council bill over massive hedges

Joyce Noel has been told to cut the fir hedges down to a smaller size or pay a tree surgery bill The post Chingford woman could face £4.8k council bill over massive hedges appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Man found dead after Chingford house fire

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday morning. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing The post Man found dead after Chingford house fire appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Waltham Forest Overground routes to be given new names

'The Weaver' and 'The Suffragette', both reflect the diverse culture and history of the London areas they run through The post Waltham Forest Overground routes to be given new names appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Green mayoral contender calls for ‘fairer road charging system’ to replace Ulez and Congestion Charge

Zoë Garbett said proposed scheme would charge vehicles based on “distances driven, vehicle emissions, time of day and location” The post Green mayoral contender calls for ‘fairer road charging system’ to replace Ulez and Congestion Charge appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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New map of London at City Hall wins cross-party support

Assembly members says installing an up-to-date version of the popular map at its new HQ will help instill "civic pride" The post New map of London at City Hall wins cross-party support appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council rejects Stella Creasy’s call for leasehold ban in new developments

The MP had pushed the council to only allow new homes to be sold on a freehold or commonhold basis, but Waltham Forest’s deputy leader Ahsan Khan said the move would 'severely affect local housing delivery' The post Council rejects Stella Creasy’s call for leasehold ban in new developments appea...

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452 burglaries on Waltham Forest businesses reported last year

The number compares to a total of 231 burglaries in 2021 The post 452 burglaries on Waltham Forest businesses reported last year appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council spells out goal to fix borough’s north-south health gap

Leyton and Lea Bridge, in the south of Waltham Forest have much higher rates of preventable deaths than Chingford wards. The council has said it will focus on 'joined-up radical action' to challenge this The post Council spells out goal to fix borough’s north-south health gap appeared first on Wal...