Sunday, 16 March 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Friday 14th March- heading to Barrow in Furness to be guest speaker at the "Love Barrow" awards 
  • Saturday 15th March speaking at the Progress Conference in Grantham
  • Tuesday 18th March – taking part in Justice Questions in parliament 
  • Wednesday 19th March- attending the Budget Statement by the Chancellor in parliament 
  • Saturday 22nd March – Holding one of my regular surgeries in the Mall at the earlier time of 12:00-13:30 and then joining campaigners for the E17 Health and Housing Access campaigns in central Walthamstow- if you would like to assist with this event please get in touch

Monday, 10 March 2014

Cedar's Avenue - 104 years later

Cedar's Avenue 1910
Cedar's Avenue 8th March 2014

The Walthamstow celebrations of International Women's Day 2014 on Saturday included 'Women's Worth' a free event organised by Waltham Forest Women's Network and supported by the local council (borough of Waltham Forest) but began with a parade recreating the Suffragettes' march of 1910, which started in Cedar's Avenue, and yesterday marched via Hoe Street and The Bell corner to the Town Hall.

Any anxiety that such an obscure anniversary might only attract the attention of three people and a cat was dispelled by the hordes turning up - even the stewards' preliminary meeting was something of a crowd. There are some pictures on facebook here, an interesting blog by tweeteranita a former E17 resident now living in Bath, and much comment on twitter - see eg @WWWomenWalk

Friday, 7 March 2014

International Women's Day - on two wheels

London Cycling Campaign is joining in the celebrations: 2014's theme is 'Inspiring Change', and whilst much progress has been made in relation to women's equality, the world is still unequal and this day calls upon everyone to encourage advocacy for women's advancement everywhere, in every way. This topic resonated with us at LCC and not just on the subject of women, but in relation to our entire campaign objectives. In relation to women and cycling, we enlisted the help of some females from a wide variety of backgrounds to talk to us about life as a woman on two wheels. Some of them have even thought about our Space for Cycling campaign - LCC's biggest focus in which to 'Inspire Change' this year. Read the blog post here

Monday, 3 March 2014

International Women's Day 2014 - women's free event in Waltham Forest

Saturday 8th March 2014 at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall, Forest Road (E17 4JF) 2pm - 8.30pm, entrance free
Supported by Waltham Forest Council (women-only event).

To celebrate International Women's Day 2014, Waltham Forest Women's Network will be hosting the biggest women's free event ever held in Waltham Forest, in partnership with the Council and community organisations, including Stow Roses, Waltham Forest Rising and Significant Seams. This is an opportunity for all local women to showcase their talents and services and to meet each other.
  • Performances such as DJ's, Zumba, Circle Dancing, Belly Dancing, face painting, etc. 
  • grand finale fashion show of African, Asian & Vintage wear
  • speakers
  • workshops 
  • sessions on holistic therapies, education & career advice, money management, craft, textiles, etc. 
  • stalls ranging from jewellery, clothes, henna designs and face painting
  • community-based advice stands
  • mouth watering food from the Food zone
  • free drop-in crèche
This event is being supported by Waltham Forest Council and is a women-only event. 
For further information you can contact Karen Flint at

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Monday 3rd March  –  Speaking at an event to support Labour candidates in Hammersmith
  • Tuesday 4th March - Continuing to lead Labour's response to the Consumer Rights Bill in Committee session
  • Thursday 6th March - Participating in a Consumer Rights Bill Committee session and attending a Women of the World 2014 event at the Southbank centre.
  • Friday 7th March – Speaking at the Southbank Centre as part of the Women of the World Conference
  • Saturday 8th March – Attending the Walthamstow Wonderful Women Walk and then the Waltham Forest Women's Network Festival at the Town Hall