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Winter Spaces Network

Find out more about warm, welcoming spaces available this winter.

Last updated: 2 December 2022

Next review: 2 December 2023

The Winter Spaces Network is a collection of community and council venues across the borough that you can visit for free this winter.

There are three types of Winter Space: Community Living Rooms, Community Kitchens and Libraries. Each space will be welcoming, safe and inclusive.

Our Winter Spaces

Community Living Rooms are spaces for residents to relax or socialise in a cosy, warm space.

Community Kitchens are places to come together around food. This might be enjoying a free hot snack with people from your local community or a subsidised meal at a community café.

Libraries offer desk space for studying and working, Wi-Fi and PC computer use for any residents and non-residents as well as daily free events for adults and children.

Use the map below to find your nearest Winter Space and see what each space offers including opening hours, facilities and activities. More Winter Spaces will be added, so please do keep checking back.

Winter Spaces Network map

View accessible version of the map listings (Microsoft Word)

We have partnered with community groups across the borough to create our Winter Spaces Network. If you are a business, faith or community organisation with a suitable heated space that could open its doors this winter, we want to hear from you. Please get in touch on ConnectingCommunities@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you do not have regular access to the internet, you can find out more about the Winter Spaces in your area by speaking to a member of staff in your local library.