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Waltham Forest For All

We are proud to launch #WF4All - Let’s get together safely to celebrate our borough, support our community, and build a better future.  

Video: Leyton resident Naila runs through her favourite spots in Waltham Forest to unwind, meet friends and shop for gifts.

About the campaign

The pandemic has shown the absolute best of Waltham Forest through the acts of kindness that shone a light on the strength of our community. We recognise the crucial role our residents, businesses and communities played in these acts of public service.   

As we build confidence in a future by creating jobs, reducing crime, tackling the climate emergency while overcoming the damaging impact of the pandemic, we recognise the radical shift that has taken place between public sector and public service.   

We are all for Waltham Forest.  

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Why are we doing this?

The past year has seen residents’ health, family life and economic prospects severely challenged. At the same time there is huge determination to take concerted action to challenge the inequalities that hold back too many of our people.

Through the pandemic, the Council has listened more and found new ways to work alongside residents, partners and businesses. We recognise that everyone plays a part in performing public service, and that only by working collectively can we hope to fulfil the huge potential of everyone in Waltham Forest.   

As we look to a better future, we want to work in partnership with everyone in our borough to create a Waltham Forest that is healthy, green, safe and more equal.   

In the coming year we will work to create jobs and opportunity.  

We will continue to build on the core services that our residents rely on, making sure they are easy to access and there when people need them.   

People in Waltham Forest feel great pride in their communities: we will build on our strengths of culture, creativity and community spirit to stand together so everyone has the opportunity to thrive.   

Our pledges to you

As a Council, we are accountable to our residents. We know that they need us to work with them to counter the challenges created by the pandemic so we can all look to the future with hope and confidence.

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Our pledges for the coming year

  • We will do everything we can to help residents find good jobs. We will deliver radical new ways for residents to gain new skills and get good jobs, and ensure that our partners and suppliers are hiring locally.  

  • We will work with residents to act locally to fight the climate emergency and build a cleaner future.  We will continue to innovate and create new ways for residents, businesses and the council to work together to tackle the climate emergency.   

  • We will harness the passions and talents of the people of Waltham Forest to make a positive difference in our communities. By increasing the opportunities to get involved we will all build a future in which everyone can participate.   

  • We work with everyone in our community to protect us all from Covid 19 and to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives. We know the impact Covid 19 has had on our physical and mental health, we will come together to do all we can to improve the health of everyone.    

  • We will work with you to reduce crime and keep your home and neighbourhood safe. We will work harder than ever to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. We will ensure everyone feels safe in their own homes and communities.   

  • We will celebrate our borough and our residents, working together to make it the best place it can be. Waltham Forest is special. We will bring people together to celebrate cultural events and keep improving our local community places such as parks and libraries.

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The pandemic has shown the absolute best of Waltham Forest through the acts of kindness that shone a light on the strength of our community. We recognise the crucial role our residents, businesses and communities played in these acts of public service.