Jude, local resident

Our neighbourhoods: Meet Jude

Published: 3 March 2023
Filed under: Neighbourhoods

We spoke to local residents to find out why they love their local neighbourhood, what makes them proud to live here and what they’d like to be improved.

My heart is set here

Jude has lived in the Wood Street area with his wife for 42 years. 

“I’ve thought about moving to a more rural area in the past but my heart is set here. I would miss this place. I would miss the people. I love this borough, and I’m proud to be here. 

What I appreciate is actually the facilities, the amenities, it’s so easy to get to. You have the Victoria Line, and Overground and a rather large bus station in Walthamstow, it takes you everywhere and anywhere. Epping Forest is the main attraction, and no matter where you live it’s always just 20 minutes away. 

As someone who’s retired, I don’t want to move somewhere more quiet and rural. This is where you need to be – where people are, people who can help you, where you’re not isolated, and where a Town Hall and a GP are all within reach.”