Pothole in the middle of the road outside number 151

The FOCUS Team alerted the Council to the growing number of potholes they have seen in Cavendish Drive during a ward walk.

They are pleased to see that they have been swiftly listed for action. FOCUS will be monitoring progress.


More than 10,000 new members since polling day

Since polls closed last Thursday, more than 10,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.

The surge continues as Liberal Democrats across the country have been fighting back and making the case for liberal values of freedom, liberty and change.


We’re recruiting people who have never joined a party in the past but want to stand together against the things this Conservative government is already promising to do.

Liberal Democrat President Baroness Sal Brinton said:

Something quite extraordinary is happening across the country and our party membership has never grown faster. Events are taking place all over the country and we are delighted so many new people are joining the liberal fight back. 

People were devastated by the results last week, but rather than sit back and lick their wounds, people have been invigorated and inspired.

They are coming together to rebuild a strong, Liberal Democrat party, showing that the politics of hope and tolerance can thrive in the face of the politics of grievance and fear.

To join this growing party, or for more information, please contact:

Clyde Kitson – 020 8534 2947 – [email protected]

or online at:



The number of new members joining the Liberal Democrats since the General Election has now reached 14,928


A second mini cab office

An application has been lodged at the Town Hall to use the small kiosk, inside the station concourse as a minicab office.

Local traders in Church Lane are already concerned about the number of Gold Line cars waiting for passengers, and feel strongly that there is no justication in increasing the problem by granting permission for a second mini cab operator.

If you wish to express your view you may write to:

Building Control

Environment & Regeneration

Waltham Forest Council

Sycamore House

Forest Road

Walthamstow, London, E17 4SU

Telephone: 020 8496 3000

Email: [email protected]

quoting planning application number: 150598


The entrance to the south site of Davies Laner Primary

The extension to Davies Lane Primary School came into use earlier in March, when Reception and Year One pupils moved from the main building. This will allow further works to be carried out on the main site.

The new building is situated on the south side of Davies Lane adjoining the Children Centre.

The main block on the south site


The recently closed Police Station in Kirkdale Road

The Waltham Forest Guardian has reported that squatters have occupied the recently closed Police Station in Kirkdale Road.

Following the closure the Neighbourhood Policing Team is providing a contact point at Tescos in Gainsborough Road. It operates every Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 8pm. and on Saturday from 2 – 4pm.

The Leytonstone Neighbourhood Policing Team telephone number is:

(020) 8721 2874.

For non-emergency calls the Police ask you to dial 101.

However, for emergencies call 999.

UPDATE – the squatters have been removed.

PLANNING NEWS – 672 High Road Leytonstone


672 High Road Leytonstone

Planning Application No. 2014/1414 – 672 High Road Leytonstone

This application proposed a change of use from storage to a restaurant and cafe with a first floor extension. It was refused by the council’s planning officers.

Full details of the reasons may be seen on the Planning Explorer on the council’s website by quoting the application number