Station Parade – Coopers Lane

The owners of Station Parade, a block of flats on the corner of Coopers Lane and the High Road, recently built an extra storey on top of the flats. Unfortunately for residents on the top floor the new balconies have not been built properly so when it rains the balconies turn into lakes.

The Forest Liberal Democrat Team has reported the problem to the building’s manager and added that residents have also been commenting on the many leaking pipes in their flats. The Team has asked for some action on these problems.

Street sleepers

There is a new local initiative to provide help to street sleepers in Waltham Forest.

A group of residents have got together to provide warm clothing and essentials to street sleepers in the local area.

If you have any spare, clean, warm clothes like gloves, hats or socks or you would like to donate toiletries then please drop them off in either the Northcote Arms or the Star of India.

If you are interested in helping out on Tuesday or Thursday evenings then please e-mail

Colworth Road – extra street cleaning needed

Residents of Colworth Road have contacted the local Lib Dem team about the amount of litter in their road, they say, due to the nearby Leytonstone School.

Lib Dem Focus Team member Jordan Sullivan, a previous student of the school, has asked the Council if the street cleaning can be done more frequently.

Cleaning the streets


The Grove Green candidates were out clearing up some of the rubbish that has been left on our streets.

They cleared three bags of litter from around Newport School including a rusty razor blade and cleaned out a drain which had been completely blocked.

Liberal Democrat candidate Naomi McCarthy said, “I cannot believe the number of cigarette butts that have been dumped outside a school.”

Forest Glade/Poppleton Road – faulty lights

Local residents have reported to Focus that the light on the corner of Forest Glade and Poppleton Road is faulty and with the overhanging trees makes the area very dark.

This they say has increased drug activity in the area.

Liberal Democrat Focus Team member Rupert Pickering has contacted the Council to fix the light.

Labour Councillors fail the local community


Every year the Councillors are supposed to hold at least three ward meetings and have £10,000 to distribute to different local events and causes.

The Labour Councillors for Grove Green Ward are letting you down because this year they have only bothered to have two ward meetings.

Over the last four years, since they were last elected, they have had £40,000 to distribute locally but figures obtained by Lib Dem campaigner Arran Angus shows they have only given out £28,833.

Claude Road Electricity Substation


Following complaints, the Liberal Democrat team got L&Q to clear the overgrown brambles from inside the fencing of the electricity substation in Claude Road. Unfortunately, they failed to clear the weeds and rubbish on the outside. We are pressing London & Quadrant for action, and will report on progress.

Eatington Road/Fulready Road/Essex Road – poor road surfaces

The Forest Liberal Democrat team has reported to the Council that Eatington, Fulready and Essex Roads are in a poor condition and need re-surfacing. Also, a number of roads are being affected by pot-holes. Please contact us if your road needs attention.

Leyton High Road Potholes


Nasty pot holes have appeared at the bus stop in Leyton High Road on the corner of Osborne Road.

The Liberal Democrat team has reported it as an urgent matter as residents can be drenched when buses drive over the water filled potholes. We will will be monitoring repairs.

Faulty light on Atwell Close

Atwell Close, off Belmont Park Road, has had a faulty light for some time. The lack of lighting has lead to residents feeling unsafe walking home and alleged prostitution on the Close. The Council say that it is not their responsibility to repair the light as it is on private land.

Liberal Democrat campaigner Rupert Pickering is investigating whether Atwell Close is truly a private estate and whether the landowner or the council have an obligation to act to prevent any criminal activity.

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