Panel’s Priorities

  • Regenerate the ward by providing jobs and skills for both old and young people
  • Protect the most vulnerable
  • Cleaner and greener environment
  • Improve the safety of the community
  • Olympic legacy for the ward
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Current Panel Activity

On 19th November there will be a ward forum taking place at the Welcome Centre to discuss issues of interest relevent to the ward. A short presentation will be given on Hoe Street First.

On 27th September and 11th October two panel events took place which discussed the project’s progress and the next steps.


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Interested In Becoming A Panel Member?

Walthamstow Town Hall

Walthamstow Town Hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you fancy volunteering as a Panel member why not add a note to your diary.  The date to remember is 27 September, that’s when a briefing meeting about volunteer roles and responsibilities is being held at the Town Hall.

The posts of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Main Contact and Web Master are all available (job descriptions will be shown on on the Panel Activity page).

If you need more details ahead of time please contact Sally Medcalf, in the Community Engagement at Waltham Forest Town Hall, on telephone number 020 8496 3000.  You can also email Sally at

NB If you need more information, or want to attend the 27 September meeting please get in touch with Sally in plenty of time, i.e. by Thursday 20 September 2012.

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Projects Approved In 2012

English: Plantation Part of this square has be...

English: Plantation Part of this square has been planted with trees with funding from the Millennium Commission as part of a national tree planting project. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has informed the Hoe Street First (HSF) Panel that funding for the following five 2012 projects has been approved.

The Drawing Shed’s HSF funding totals £650.  The project will tackle the priority areas of Safer Streets, and community cohesion through “People Like Us events, including a pop-up intergenerational cinema event taking place on The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates. If you would like to find out more about this organisation please visit their web site at


The Friends of the Drive and Attlee Terrace will receive £570 of HSF funding.  The Friends are going to run Creative Community Outdoor Workshops leading to Safer Streets and a Better Environment


The Friends of Wingfield Park HSF funding amounts to £1,400.  That organisation will berunning a project involving the community in planting a sensory environment, once a waste area has been cleared.

Scribble & Smudge is to receive £1,200 of HSF funding to deliver the Lega’say’ project – which is a community voice activity – in which families with children contribute to a short animation on an Olympic Legacy theme.  The project also will build on involvement of the Arts Trail.  Please visit the organisation’s web site  to find out more.

Waltham Forest Asian Mothers Group is receiving £1,000 of HSF funding to organise 15 Youth activity drop-in sessions for young people aged 10-15 years old living in the Hoe Street Ward.  To find out more about the organisation please visit their web site at


The Hoe Street First Panel wishes these projects good luck with their planned activities.  HSF will post details of their progress on this web site in the coming weeks.

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Is Your Group Interested In Applying For Hoe Street First Funds For Project Work From April 2013?

Later in the year there will be some specific information for not-for-profit groups based in the Hoe Street Ward in Waltham Forest, who are  thinking of applying for Community First funding for projects to run in 2013.

Walthamstow Town Hall

Walthamstow Town Hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the moment you may want to find out more about the 2012 application story, to think about the planning steps you may have to take to produce a carefully costed and evidence-based application.

As a first step why not visit   There you will find the Guidance which was available to projects in 2012 (which may be revised further in time for 2013 applications).

The Hoe Street First Panel will update information about 2012 projects and the vision for 2013 on our WordPress site and the Voluntary Action site over the summer.  Don’t forget to set aside some time to visit the sites over the coming weeks.

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More About Current Panel Activity And Future Timings

Official logo of London Borough of Waltham Forest

Official logo of London Borough of Waltham Forest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is now expected that the Community Development Foundation will confirm 2012’s project funding levels by the end of July.  Summaries of the six Hoe Street First projects will be published on this site once their funding has been confirmed.

Meanwhile on 17 July the Panel’s Chair, Roger Dennison, told attendees at the Hoe Street Community Ward Forum about Hoe Street First’s 2012 activity and outlined their vision for 2013.  The fully developed vision for 2013 projects will be set out online before Christmas.  If you use Twitter watch out for the #hoestreetfirst hash tag too.

Key Points from this Vestry House Forum event will be published subsequently on the Waltham Forest council web site.  Details about the Forum can be found at this location:

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Recent Panel Activity And Future Timings

On Thursday 21 June Panel members sent Hoe Street First’s six project proposals to the Community Development Foundation (CDF) for funding approval.  The deadline for CDF to receive proposals from Panels across the country is the end of June. 

CDF is expected to approve the majority of the proposals it receives in early July and tell projects about what funding they will receive at that time.

Information about Hoe Street First funded projects will be published online by mid July.

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