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Flash Bristow is a self-employed web designer living in the Leytonstone
area for over 10 years. She is interested in music, electricity pylons
and human rights.
Posted at 5:05pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012
2011 has been a tough year for many people as the recession bit, but in Leytonstone there were some signs of hope and a couple of fantastic additions to the area.
Posted at 2:02pm Tuesday 10th May 2011
My part of Leytonstone has been subject to power cuts recently. The first happened at dusk, as people were drawing curtains and putting on room lights. Suddenly, we were opening the curtains again.
Posted at 1:36pm Monday 20th December 2010
Next year changes to housing benefit will come into force capping the maximum amount that can be paid, meaning that many households have to find a way to fund the rest of their rent.
Posted at 5:12pm Tuesday 24th August 2010
There is currently a lot of controversy about the Metropolitan Police’s proposal to use part of Wanstead Flats for a briefing centre during the 2012 Olympics. I quite understand that the land should not be damaged, nor permanently built upon, but is the uproar for this one-off event really necessary?
Posted at 4:01pm Friday 16th July 2010
You don’t know who you will miss until they are gone. In my case, it’s the street cleaner. She’s gone on holiday, and although I miss her friendly chats, I’m also bothered by the rapidly mounting piles of dog mess in my road.
Posted at 5:18pm Friday 18th June 2010
Over the last few weeks the needs of older and disabled people has really moved up the agenda in Waltham Forest with several campaigns taking off.
Posted at 9:41am Monday 19th April 2010
With Easter just past and spring setting in, I have been looking for signs of optimism on the High Street – and been left wanting.
Posted at 9:48am Monday 8th March 2010
After a year of waiting the vacant Leytonstone Woolworths has a new tenant. It’s Argos. And would you believe many of my friends are jealous?
Posted at 10:15am Friday 22nd January 2010
The council have released their Preferred Options Core Strategy, a public consultation which runs until 19 February.
Posted at 6:51pm Thursday 10th September 2009
For the next two weekends, there are plenty of free events and activities in Waltham Forest.
Posted at 3:01pm Friday 14th August 2009
I was sad to read that Waltham Forest is felling trees instead of maintaining them.
Posted at 5:29pm Monday 20th July 2009
On Saturday evening I was at a party celebrating the Arts Trail – on Sunday morning I woke up with a raging sore throat, aching allO over. I was immediately concerned that I had swine flu.