Hale End & Highams Park Library, Highams Park
The library is thought to be safe from relocation and reduction in size but the Council has yet to formally confirm this at a Cabinet meeting or equivalent. A wide range of activities take place at the Library, for further details visit the website www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/hale-end-library. Please support your local library.
An anti-pollution initiative is under way to persuade drivers to switch off their engines instead if idling when waiting outside schools. Ultimately, a driver can be fined for idling though at present they are just being asked to switch off their engines.
Council raises £32million in fines against drivers
Waltham Forest .has raised £32 million in fines over the past 4 years. This is largely from parking fines, drivers entering and stopping within a box junction and driving in bus lanes. Parking in a restricted street during prohibited hours is one offence that raises a lot of money.
Borough of Culture
Waltham Forest has been successful in its bid to become the first ‘London Borough of Culture’. This will start in 2019 with a series of events and is made possible with a grant of £1.35 million. The Council is believed to have spent £1 million in order to win it. Lets hope that the grant of £1.35 Million is used wisely with events spread across the whole borough.