Saturday, 24 September 2011

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Saturday 24 September holding a drop in advice surgery at the NCT sale at the Asian Centre at Orford Road
  • Sunday 25 September speaking at a British Youth Council Fringe meeting and the Movement for Change rally at Labour Conference
  • Monday 26 September Speaking about the campaign to tackle legal loan sharking at the Labour Party Conference
  • Tuesday 27 September speaking at Fringe meetings for the IPPR, Policy Exchange and ResPublica at the Labour party Conference 
  • Wednesday 28 Septemberparticipating in a seminar on how to engage young people in politics at Labour Party Conference 
  • Thursday 29 September taking part in a discussion organised by the Walthamstow Labour party at the Rose and Crown Pub at 7.30pm on how to contribute evidence to the National Riot Panel – all welcome. 

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Saturday 17 September attending a celebration of Eid and Pakistan Day at the Harmony Hall on Truro Road and then attending a second Eid celebration by the Pak Cultural Society in 
  • Wednesday 21 September attending the Schools Forum meeting to discuss the start of our campaign for a new school for Walthamstow.
  • Thursday 22 September speaking at the Waltham Forest Voluntary Action Conference at Waltham Forest College
  • Saturday 24 September holding a drop in surgery at the Walthamstow NCT sale at the Asian Centre on Orford Road

Walthamstow Village in Bloom - GOLD

Congratulations to all who helped to win gold for Walthamstow! Especially to Helen Lerner who has been the driving force behind this. Here is her latest posting on the facebook group page

Walthamstow Village in Bloom: ""Walthamstow Village was awarded our first GOLD medal and London's Best Urban Community for the third year running at City Hall on 16 September. Many, many thanks to our brilliant Gardening Club volunteers, our residents, businesses, community groups and gardens, Vestry House Museum gardeners and staff, the almshouses, Henry Maynard School, St Mary's Church, I Kuan Taoists and not forgetting Paul Tickner and Waltham Forest operatives, Kier Group, Hoe Street Ward Councilors, MP Stella Creasy and EVERYONE who joined in to make this success possible. And, last but by no means least, our in Bloom team Teresa Deacon, Graham Sherman and John Chambers (and me, Helen Lerner). The Britain in Bloom finals are in St Andrew's on 24 September! We'll keep you posted!"

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Monday, 12 September 2011

Walthamstow stays, in the draft Boundary Commission review

The process to review all the parliamentary constituency boundaries (such as Walthamstow) in England is now well under way. Here is a link to the first draft of the Boundary Commission proposals, officially due out tomorrow, and this is what they have to say about Walthamstow [on p.11]:

"In Waltham Forest, we noted that the electorate of the borough is such that it could be divided into two constituencies. However, having decided to include Waltham Forest wards in a cross-River Lee constituency, we propose to create a Walthamstow constituency containing ten central Waltham Forest wards, including one (Hale End and Highams Park) from the existing Chingford and Woodford Green constituency and two (Forest and Leytonstone) from the existing Leyton and Wanstead constituency. The four southernmost Waltham Forest wards are included in a Stratford constituency together with five wards from the north west of Newham"

There is now a lengthy consultation process, in the course of which many details may change. The boundaries should be all but fixed by the end of 2012, though the changes are not in effect until the legislation receives the Royal Assent, probably in late 2013.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Boundary Commission review - the timetable

General Boundary Review timetable for England
Sept 2011Provisional proposals published by Boundary Commission for England
Initial consultation phase opens with written submissions
Oct/Nov 2011Public hearings take place in English regions
Dec 2011Initial consultation phase end
Spring /Summer 2012
Representations and Transcripts of Public Hearings published
Secondary phase of consultation (written only) lasting four weeks
Late 2012
Revised recommendations are published by the Boundary
Commission (these are unlikely to change)
Consultation on revised recommendations opens
Consultation on revised recommendations close
By October 2013Boundary Commission submits review of boundaries to the government with finalised electoral map (Commission is likely to aim to submit its report well in advance of that).

More on the Boundary Changes - from Lewis Baston

The first draft of details of proposed changes will be published by the Boundary Commission for England next Tuesday, 13th September. Lewis Baston, writing in the autumn newsletter of the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform, has interesting things to say about the process. These are some extracts [not available online, so uploaded as jpgs - please excuse strange layout!]


Friday, 9 September 2011

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Sunday 11 September holding the first meeting of the Walthamstow Young leaders forum and attending the closing ceremony for the Walthamstow Film Festival.
  • Monday 12 September speaking at aPolicy Exchange debate, then participating in the Public Accounts Committee hearing on funding for local government and then hosting a thank you party for the volunteers involved in running the Police respite centre during the social disorder in Walthamstow 
  • Wednesday 14 Septemberparticipating in the Public Accounts Committee hearing on localism. 
  • Friday 16 September holding an appointment only advice surgery for local residents – to book a place please contact my office on 020 8521 1223. 
  • Saturday 17 September attending the Senior Asian Citizens Group Eid Party and the Pak Cultural Society Eid Party 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

What happens to Walthamstow in the Boundary Commission review??

The process to review all the parliamentary constituency boundaries (such as Walthamstow) in England is under way, and aims to complete in time for the planned general election in May 2015. It is quite possible for the current parliament not to last that long, in which case the changes might be dropped. However the first draft of details of proposed changes will be published next Tuesday, 13th September and you will be able to see the initial proposed effects in Walthamstow, and nearby. They will be available on the Boundary Commission for England website. (This link takes you to the London pages.) 

The Commission will be  holding five public hearings in the London region and you will be able to register in September 2011:
  1. Monday 17 to Tuesday 18 October in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN
  2. Thursday 20 to Friday 21 October in the London Borough of Brent at the Brent Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 9HD
  3. Monday 24 to Tuesday 25 October in the London Borough of Lewisham at the Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, Catford ,London SE6 4RU
  4. Thursday s 27 to Friday 28 October in the London Borough of Newham at the East Ham Town Hall, Barking Road, London E6 2RP
  5. Monday 31 October to Tuesday 1 November in the London Borough of Wandsworth at the Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU

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Monday, 5 September 2011

David Miliband comes to Walthamstow, November 24th

We're delighted to be able to announce that David Miliband will be coming to Walthamstow on November 24th as special guest of the CLP at our Autumn fundraiser. More details will be announced about how to book as soon as they become available.