Last updated: 17 July 2023
Next review: 17 July 2024
Christopher Robbins and Leyton Jubilee Park
Christopher Robbins was a Councillor in Grove Green Ward and he loved Leyton Jubilee Park. He led, and personally oversaw, the establishment and development of this park in 2012; and then continued to be actively involved in its management. Sadly Councillor Christopher Robbins passed away in 2021 and will be sadly missed. However, his influence on the park lives on, and a number of developments will continue, to form part of his legacy to the Borough of Waltham Forest.
On 17 May 2023, the Chris Robbins Woodland Walk was launched in Leyton Jubilee Park.
The walk is marked by 12 sustainably produced plinths creating an interesting walk around the park
Each plinth provides an interesting fact about the history or the nature of Leyton Jubilee Park for visitors to discover and learn.
View the Cllr Robbins Memorial Project Exhibition Board (PDF)
As part of the project, we have developed a Chris Robbins Woodland Walk Guide and activity sheet for younger visitors.
We also have paper copies available for free in the park café or local libraries.
Councillor Christopher Robbins served the Waltham Forest community from 2002 in his various roles as ward councillor, cabinet member, Leader of the Council from 2009 to 2017, and as Mayor from 2019 to 2021 and was recognised for his service to the community in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017 with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
Christopher Robbins was a Councillor in Grove Green ward and loved Leyton Jubilee Park, the establishment of which he oversaw in 2012. The woodland walk has been created in his memory and to reflect his interest in the local area, the natural environment and resilience to climate change, his passion for quality green spaces for everyone to access and enjoy, as well as his commitment and service to the local area and diverse communities, including his work with children and young people.
Children and young people
The park has a fantastic play area, with a range of equipment for all ages, including a pirate ship.
Sports and fitness
- An outdoor gym
- Multi-use games area and football pitches
- Feel Good Too at Ive Farm – all weather football and multi-use sports pitches, beach volleyball court and sprint track. For more information visit the Feel Good Too website
- KuKooLaLa café in The Cottage, Marsh Lane entrance. Healthy meals, toddler activities and kids’ parties. Open 9am-5pm daily. Find out more: KuKooLaLa Cafe website
- Pavilion: changing rooms and community room for hire (great for kid’s birthday parties and community activities)
- Showground: Lots of space to enjoy the outdoors and for events
- Nature areas: including Jubilee Wood on The Plateau, Woodland Walk and Dagenham Brook
- Thousands of trees: The park has a variety of species, including the central avenue of London Plane trees that are over 100 years old!
- Manor Garden Allotments: Visit our allotment page to find out more
Toilets are available in the café, during opening hours.
Spaces to hire
To hire any of the facilities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events and activities
Eton Manor Running Club
Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, London E10 7BL
Entrances on Seymour Road, Marsh Lane, Orient Way, Ive Farm Lane
Tube: Leyton (Central line), 15 minutes’ walk.
Overground: Leyton Midland Road. 15 minutes’ walk.
Train: Nearest station is Lea Bridge, a 10-minute walk away
Bus: Many regular buses stop nearby, including the 58, 158, 48, 55, 56 and N158.
Car: The main car park is at the Marsh Lane entrance. A small amount of on-street parking is also available.
Plan your trip with TfL Journey Planner.
See the Disabled Access Guide.