Highams Park does not feature in material promoting Waltham Forest

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A neighbourhood said to be struggling to find its identity is being ignored by a new council campaign to promote business, it is claimed.

Waltham Forest Council has launched an initiative to raise the profile of the borough, which has one of the smallest economies in London, and attract inward investment.

‘Waltham Forest London’ includes a range of promotional measures, such as a website, a magazine and advertising, but Highams Park is not mentioned at all.

Residents and businesses have reacted angrily to the ommission, claiming it the latest example of the Town Hall ignoring the area.

Since the official campaign launch on Monday, the campaign has come under a barrage of criticism on its Facebook site and Twitter.

Bea Taylor is the founder of the Facebook group Let's Inject Some Life into Highams Park, which has more than 800 members.

The Selwyn Avenue resident said: "It is a contentious issue and rightly so.

"We're desperate for investment and the area is littered with empty properties.

"We're fed up of not being recognised. Highams Park is striving to find its own identity but we will struggle to do that if we're ignored."

Steve Herbert, 49, of Coolgardie Avenue in Highams Park, has reacted to the ommission by adapting the campaign’s logo to include Highams Park on the sign design.

Highams Park and Hale End councillor Sheree Rackham has written to the council asking why the area has been omitted.

She said: "This has always been a problem; it has always been the other side of borough that has been given more attention.

"I'm not happy, but it is not unexpected. With all the development at Tesco and empty units, we need to be included.

"We've always been overlooked, it's not right. They are here to serve the public and yet it's always a constant battle."

Reacting to the Facebook criticisms, a post from Waltham Forest London said Highams Park was a very important part of the borough, but the campaign is aimed at people outside the area who would not recognise the name Highams Park.

Oliver Shykles, chairman of Highams Park Forum, said the council is refusing to amend its mistake.

Addressing the council on the campaign’s Facebook page he said: “We don't think you understand how exclusionary the logo is, how imbalanced the articles, events and locations are on your website.

“Sadly, this is not the first time Highams Park has been ignored, this has been going on for years - investment, publicity, and support in general from LBWF has been terrible.

“This branding exercise just epitomises that situation. You need to sort the logo out and focus more on the less well known parts of the borough.

“This two-tier approach is tired and very unhelpful to a community with huge potential."

Waltham Forest Council has been contacted for a comment.

More on this story in next week's Chingford Guardian. 

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3:02pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Highams Park is in the bowels of the Borough in many respects and the high crime rate does no favours for it unfortunately. Tesco's fought hard to open there despite mass objection but the area is still shabby and fraught with anti-social behaviour in the evening, the police long abandoned it, the Ferals rule. I mean, there was a near fatal stabbing in the Avenue just a week ago.
Highams Park is in the bowels of the Borough in many respects and the high crime rate does no favours for it unfortunately. Tesco's fought hard to open there despite mass objection but the area is still shabby and fraught with anti-social behaviour in the evening, the police long abandoned it, the Ferals rule. I mean, there was a near fatal stabbing in the Avenue just a week ago. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -32

3:08pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jen68 says...

You dont know what you're talking about Villagecranberry!
You dont know what you're talking about Villagecranberry! jen68
  • Score: 18

3:11pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

jen68 wrote:
You dont know what you're talking about Villagecranberry!
Do you deny that there is a massive crime problem in H P?

Expand a little, we are not mind readers.
[quote][p][bold]jen68[/bold] wrote: You dont know what you're talking about Villagecranberry![/p][/quote]Do you deny that there is a massive crime problem in H P? Expand a little, we are not mind readers. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -11

3:28pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jen68 says...

A massive crime problem? Er, no. Certainly no worse than anywhere else. As a regular contributor to comments on this website you would have noticed that there are very rarely crime related news stories relating to HP in comparison with other areas of the borough. I am not suggesting you read minds but you do seem to have something to say about almost everything.
A massive crime problem? Er, no. Certainly no worse than anywhere else. As a regular contributor to comments on this website you would have noticed that there are very rarely crime related news stories relating to HP in comparison with other areas of the borough. I am not suggesting you read minds but you do seem to have something to say about almost everything. jen68
  • Score: 18

3:58pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

Please don't try to argue with village cranberry, we all know he is a fool and obviously rather envious of people living in HP! As for Highams Park I've lived in five different parts of the borough and moved to highams park when pregnant because it was so safe! Yes we had one dreadful event last week, and often issues have been caused by people getting off the train from other parts of the borough, First event of its type. The crime rate is actually very low in highams park, and made up mainly due to lots of house robberies which happens due to the high amount of beautiful houses so well kept. I feel very safe walking around Highams park at night which I certainly can't say about lots of areas in the borough.
Please don't try to argue with village cranberry, we all know he is a fool and obviously rather envious of people living in HP! As for Highams Park I've lived in five different parts of the borough and moved to highams park when pregnant because it was so safe! Yes we had one dreadful event last week, and often issues have been caused by people getting off the train from other parts of the borough, First event of its type. The crime rate is actually very low in highams park, and made up mainly due to lots of house robberies which happens due to the high amount of beautiful houses so well kept. I feel very safe walking around Highams park at night which I certainly can't say about lots of areas in the borough. Jenny highams park
  • Score: 20

4:40pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

Let's just make sure we are clear in this...
In 2012/2013 the total crime rate (data.london.gov.uk) recorded crime throughout the borough and broken down into wards starting with the most crime was...
High street, valley, leyton, forest, leytonstone, lea bridge, hoe street, mark house, larkswood, chapel end, woodstreet, cathall, Chingford green, hatch lane, can hall, William Morris, Higham hill, HALE END AND HIGHAMS PARK, grove green, endlebury.
The latest statistics by the metropolitan police, (maps.met.police.uk) May 2014 again have HALE END AND HIGHAMS PARK as the third lowest area of the borough for crime!
So no, I don't deny that crimes happen in Highams Park as they do ANYWHERE, especially in London with a train line for easy access however I personally wouldn't want to nor feel safer living anywhere else!
Let's just make sure we are clear in this... In 2012/2013 the total crime rate (data.london.gov.uk) recorded crime throughout the borough and broken down into wards starting with the most crime was... High street, valley, leyton, forest, leytonstone, lea bridge, hoe street, mark house, larkswood, chapel end, woodstreet, cathall, Chingford green, hatch lane, can hall, William Morris, Higham hill, HALE END AND HIGHAMS PARK, grove green, endlebury. The latest statistics by the metropolitan police, (maps.met.police.uk) May 2014 again have HALE END AND HIGHAMS PARK as the third lowest area of the borough for crime! So no, I don't deny that crimes happen in Highams Park as they do ANYWHERE, especially in London with a train line for easy access however I personally wouldn't want to nor feel safer living anywhere else! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 24

6:17pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Go42 says...

To reverse the negative, what is needed for Highams Park? Top five suggestions?
To reverse the negative, what is needed for Highams Park? Top five suggestions? Go42
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Go42 wrote:
To reverse the negative, what is needed for Highams Park? Top five suggestions?
Get the shanty town users sleeping rough into more suitable lodgings, would help? Does not give a good impression to visitors.
[quote][p][bold]Go42[/bold] wrote: To reverse the negative, what is needed for Highams Park? Top five suggestions?[/p][/quote]Get the shanty town users sleeping rough into more suitable lodgings, would help? Does not give a good impression to visitors. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -12

7:46pm Thu 17 Jul 14

sandifoot says...

'Reacting to the Facebook criticisms, a post from Waltham Forest London said Highams Park was a very important part of the borough, but the campaign is aimed at people outside the area who would not recognise the name Highams Park.'

This is precisely why we need to be included in hte marketing and investment literature so people outside the area DO recognise Highams Park. I have lived here for 4 years and love it. Why does the council not want to promote this gem of a place which badly needs investment to fill up the empty shops and build on our thriving community.
'Reacting to the Facebook criticisms, a post from Waltham Forest London said Highams Park was a very important part of the borough, but the campaign is aimed at people outside the area who would not recognise the name Highams Park.' This is precisely why we need to be included in hte marketing and investment literature so people outside the area DO recognise Highams Park. I have lived here for 4 years and love it. Why does the council not want to promote this gem of a place which badly needs investment to fill up the empty shops and build on our thriving community. sandifoot
  • Score: 10

8:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

sandifoot wrote:
'Reacting to the Facebook criticisms, a post from Waltham Forest London said Highams Park was a very important part of the borough, but the campaign is aimed at people outside the area who would not recognise the name Highams Park.'

This is precisely why we need to be included in hte marketing and investment literature so people outside the area DO recognise Highams Park. I have lived here for 4 years and love it. Why does the council not want to promote this gem of a place which badly needs investment to fill up the empty shops and build on our thriving community.
Anytime someone tries to do anything there, there appears to be a mass objection. Look at the huge campaign against Tesco a few years ago. If the closed now, there would be uproar. Look at the objections to the redevelopment of the old Shelz Restaurant and Bingo hall currently going on and backed by IDS even.
[quote][p][bold]sandifoot[/bold] wrote: 'Reacting to the Facebook criticisms, a post from Waltham Forest London said Highams Park was a very important part of the borough, but the campaign is aimed at people outside the area who would not recognise the name Highams Park.' This is precisely why we need to be included in hte marketing and investment literature so people outside the area DO recognise Highams Park. I have lived here for 4 years and love it. Why does the council not want to promote this gem of a place which badly needs investment to fill up the empty shops and build on our thriving community.[/p][/quote]Anytime someone tries to do anything there, there appears to be a mass objection. Look at the huge campaign against Tesco a few years ago. If the closed now, there would be uproar. Look at the objections to the redevelopment of the old Shelz Restaurant and Bingo hall currently going on and backed by IDS even. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -10

11:03pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Jellyb says...

Highams park has the best schools in the area, the best park ( not full of the loud swearing people that Lloyd park often attracts with there 'child eating ' fighting dogs) the best lake and no rough sleepers. So get your facts right. Are you a tesco big wig or Waltham Forest councillor by any chance?
Highams park has the best schools in the area, the best park ( not full of the loud swearing people that Lloyd park often attracts with there 'child eating ' fighting dogs) the best lake and no rough sleepers. So get your facts right. Are you a tesco big wig or Waltham Forest councillor by any chance? Jellyb
  • Score: 6

12:25am Fri 18 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

To reverse what negative Go42?
If you read the comments on the Waltham Forest website you will clearly see that the people of Highams Park are happy with their area and wish to shout that out! That's the whole point of the anger behind the complaint!!!
And yes tescos was argued which resulted in a much smaller store than originally proposed which was great and yes if we don't think the regal development is in the best interests of Highams Park that will be argued too, what a great area to live in where people don't sit ideally by while monstrosities like the flats in walthamstow are put up, where people turn up to meetings week after week and support and look out for each other.
Some of the lowest crime figures in the borough and two people living under a bridge with an old mattress hardly makes a shanty town, get a grip!
If you wish to know about the top 5 things Highams park needs to do please join the Highams Park Plan, the council recognised Highams Park planning group which completed a survey of the opinions of people living in Highams Park and what they thought needed to happen and made a plan from this, they have funding and will be implementing these changes.
To reverse what negative Go42? If you read the comments on the Waltham Forest website you will clearly see that the people of Highams Park are happy with their area and wish to shout that out! That's the whole point of the anger behind the complaint!!! And yes tescos was argued which resulted in a much smaller store than originally proposed which was great and yes if we don't think the regal development is in the best interests of Highams Park that will be argued too, what a great area to live in where people don't sit ideally by while monstrosities like the flats in walthamstow are put up, where people turn up to meetings week after week and support and look out for each other. Some of the lowest crime figures in the borough and two people living under a bridge with an old mattress hardly makes a shanty town, get a grip! If you wish to know about the top 5 things Highams park needs to do please join the Highams Park Plan, the council recognised Highams Park planning group which completed a survey of the opinions of people living in Highams Park and what they thought needed to happen and made a plan from this, they have funding and will be implementing these changes. Jenny highams park
  • Score: 6

8:34am Fri 18 Jul 14

Milkdrinker says...

Isn’t Higham’s Park part of Chingford, they both come under E4.

By giving Higham’s Park its own ‘sign post’ of recognition, would the council then have to do this with Walthamstow Village and any other area that see’s themselves as separate from the rest of their postcode?
Isn’t Higham’s Park part of Chingford, they both come under E4. By giving Higham’s Park its own ‘sign post’ of recognition, would the council then have to do this with Walthamstow Village and any other area that see’s themselves as separate from the rest of their postcode? Milkdrinker
  • Score: 6

8:56am Fri 18 Jul 14

Businesswatch82 says...

Ignoring the usual trolling. Highams Park is really lovely and has a charm and community you simply do not get anywhere else in the Borough. It is extremely arrogant and unwise of the Council to ignore 15,000 registered voters who want their area to be part of the planning for the Borough. I suggest we bog down the town hall with formal level one and level two complaints for a few weeks until they decide to do the right thing by residents.
Ignoring the usual trolling. Highams Park is really lovely and has a charm and community you simply do not get anywhere else in the Borough. It is extremely arrogant and unwise of the Council to ignore 15,000 registered voters who want their area to be part of the planning for the Borough. I suggest we bog down the town hall with formal level one and level two complaints for a few weeks until they decide to do the right thing by residents. Businesswatch82
  • Score: 0

9:12am Fri 18 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

There are about twenty different e- postcodes in Waltham Forest, they were set up way back in the 50s or 60s I think, to get post delivered easily and have no correlation to how our borough has developed. No Highams park is not part of Chingford, if you want to go to Chingford do you go to Highams park train station or Chingford? And yes I totally agree adding Highams park to the logo would mean you could AND should add woodsteet and walthamstow village, woodstreet has a great retro vibe going on at the moment and walthamstow village is historically a gem! That's why the logo was poorly conceived and developed. As a side note each of these areas have there own sections within the new literature to add events happening etc however Highams park doesn't even have a page despite loads of local activities!

Demonstration midday at Highams park clock tower with a member of the guardian and Highams park society rep but anyone else who wants to can join in!
There are about twenty different e- postcodes in Waltham Forest, they were set up way back in the 50s or 60s I think, to get post delivered easily and have no correlation to how our borough has developed. No Highams park is not part of Chingford, if you want to go to Chingford do you go to Highams park train station or Chingford? And yes I totally agree adding Highams park to the logo would mean you could AND should add woodsteet and walthamstow village, woodstreet has a great retro vibe going on at the moment and walthamstow village is historically a gem! That's why the logo was poorly conceived and developed. As a side note each of these areas have there own sections within the new literature to add events happening etc however Highams park doesn't even have a page despite loads of local activities! Demonstration midday at Highams park clock tower with a member of the guardian and Highams park society rep but anyone else who wants to can join in! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Fri 18 Jul 14

PlymE4 says...

I appreciate what Waltham Forest London are saying, very few people outside the borough would recognise Highams Park HOWEVER I can assure you very few people outside the borough have also heard of Chingford yet it is included and Highams Park is not. It is often like trying to describe Narnia when they ask me where Chingford is...
I appreciate what Waltham Forest London are saying, very few people outside the borough would recognise Highams Park HOWEVER I can assure you very few people outside the borough have also heard of Chingford yet it is included and Highams Park is not. It is often like trying to describe Narnia when they ask me where Chingford is... PlymE4
  • Score: -1

12:59pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RichieA70 says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
To reverse what negative Go42?
If you read the comments on the Waltham Forest website you will clearly see that the people of Highams Park are happy with their area and wish to shout that out! That's the whole point of the anger behind the complaint!!!
And yes tescos was argued which resulted in a much smaller store than originally proposed which was great and yes if we don't think the regal development is in the best interests of Highams Park that will be argued too, what a great area to live in where people don't sit ideally by while monstrosities like the flats in walthamstow are put up, where people turn up to meetings week after week and support and look out for each other.
Some of the lowest crime figures in the borough and two people living under a bridge with an old mattress hardly makes a shanty town, get a grip!
If you wish to know about the top 5 things Highams park needs to do please join the Highams Park Plan, the council recognised Highams Park planning group which completed a survey of the opinions of people living in Highams Park and what they thought needed to happen and made a plan from this, they have funding and will be implementing these changes.
I can assure you Jenny that many people in Walthamstow fight hard to prevent poor developments including the 'monstrosities' you mention.

If only our council would stop thinking developers are somehow 'honouring' the area with poor quality and high density builds that simply exploit. With such a strong property market, the council needs to create a Design Review Panel as used in other boroughs to filter out the rubbish developments and bring in things that genuinely benefit residents and bring in better investment. The same very much goes for Highams Park, which had its identity subdued when it fell under the old Borough of Walthamstow, and possibly hasn't fared much better since the still 'unknown' (to outsiders) LB of Waltham Forest came into being in 1965..
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: To reverse what negative Go42? If you read the comments on the Waltham Forest website you will clearly see that the people of Highams Park are happy with their area and wish to shout that out! That's the whole point of the anger behind the complaint!!! And yes tescos was argued which resulted in a much smaller store than originally proposed which was great and yes if we don't think the regal development is in the best interests of Highams Park that will be argued too, what a great area to live in where people don't sit ideally by while monstrosities like the flats in walthamstow are put up, where people turn up to meetings week after week and support and look out for each other. Some of the lowest crime figures in the borough and two people living under a bridge with an old mattress hardly makes a shanty town, get a grip! If you wish to know about the top 5 things Highams park needs to do please join the Highams Park Plan, the council recognised Highams Park planning group which completed a survey of the opinions of people living in Highams Park and what they thought needed to happen and made a plan from this, they have funding and will be implementing these changes.[/p][/quote]I can assure you Jenny that many people in Walthamstow fight hard to prevent poor developments including the 'monstrosities' you mention. If only our council would stop thinking developers are somehow 'honouring' the area with poor quality and high density builds that simply exploit. With such a strong property market, the council needs to create a Design Review Panel as used in other boroughs to filter out the rubbish developments and bring in things that genuinely benefit residents and bring in better investment. The same very much goes for Highams Park, which had its identity subdued when it fell under the old Borough of Walthamstow, and possibly hasn't fared much better since the still 'unknown' (to outsiders) LB of Waltham Forest came into being in 1965.. RichieA70
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

Totally agree Richie, think Waltham Forest is a place full of really great dedicated people striving to make it even greater its just such a shame that the boroughs cohesion plan has gone so badly wrong ;0( and some trolls just can't wait to put the boot in!
Totally agree Richie, think Waltham Forest is a place full of really great dedicated people striving to make it even greater its just such a shame that the boroughs cohesion plan has gone so badly wrong ;0( and some trolls just can't wait to put the boot in! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Ferdy54 says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
There are about twenty different e- postcodes in Waltham Forest, they were set up way back in the 50s or 60s I think, to get post delivered easily and have no correlation to how our borough has developed. No Highams park is not part of Chingford, if you want to go to Chingford do you go to Highams park train station or Chingford? And yes I totally agree adding Highams park to the logo would mean you could AND should add woodsteet and walthamstow village, woodstreet has a great retro vibe going on at the moment and walthamstow village is historically a gem! That's why the logo was poorly conceived and developed. As a side note each of these areas have there own sections within the new literature to add events happening etc however Highams park doesn't even have a page despite loads of local activities!

Demonstration midday at Highams park clock tower with a member of the guardian and Highams park society rep but anyone else who wants to can join in!
Twenty different e-postcodes in Waltham Forest????

If I'm not mistaken there's only E4 (Chingford/Highams Park), E10 (Leyton), E11 (Leytonstone), & E17 (Walthamstow).
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: There are about twenty different e- postcodes in Waltham Forest, they were set up way back in the 50s or 60s I think, to get post delivered easily and have no correlation to how our borough has developed. No Highams park is not part of Chingford, if you want to go to Chingford do you go to Highams park train station or Chingford? And yes I totally agree adding Highams park to the logo would mean you could AND should add woodsteet and walthamstow village, woodstreet has a great retro vibe going on at the moment and walthamstow village is historically a gem! That's why the logo was poorly conceived and developed. As a side note each of these areas have there own sections within the new literature to add events happening etc however Highams park doesn't even have a page despite loads of local activities! Demonstration midday at Highams park clock tower with a member of the guardian and Highams park society rep but anyone else who wants to can join in![/p][/quote]Twenty different e-postcodes in Waltham Forest???? If I'm not mistaken there's only E4 (Chingford/Highams Park), E10 (Leyton), E11 (Leytonstone), & E17 (Walthamstow). Ferdy54
  • Score: 4

5:17pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest.
Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest. Jenny highams park
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Fri 18 Jul 14

John001 says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest.
Small parts of E20 and E5 are also within Waltham Forest.
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest.[/p][/quote]Small parts of E20 and E5 are also within Waltham Forest. John001
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Jenny highams park says...

Any advance on nine lol! :0)
Any advance on nine lol! :0) Jenny highams park
  • Score: 1

11:19pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest.
Most of E10 is, bit of E15 is near Thatch House and bit of IG8 near Castle is.
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: Ferry exaggeration on my part and e4, e10, e11 & e17 defiantly and you could be right but I think part of E15 part of E10 and part of IG8 are also within Waltham Forest.[/p][/quote]Most of E10 is, bit of E15 is near Thatch House and bit of IG8 near Castle is. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

11:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

PlymE4 wrote:
I appreciate what Waltham Forest London are saying, very few people outside the borough would recognise Highams Park HOWEVER I can assure you very few people outside the borough have also heard of Chingford yet it is included and Highams Park is not. It is often like trying to describe Narnia when they ask me where Chingford is...
They know Chingford because of Beckham who was born in Leytonstone.

Leytonstone famous for Hitchcock, born Hitchcock Hotel
Also Frank Muir
Bootsy and Smudge.
That little kid on Double Deckers think called Tigger.

Leyton famous for John Lils
I Claudius
Bobby Crush

Walthamstow for William Morris and Bryan Nylon

Highams Park er... Can anyone think of anyone famous?
[quote][p][bold]PlymE4[/bold] wrote: I appreciate what Waltham Forest London are saying, very few people outside the borough would recognise Highams Park HOWEVER I can assure you very few people outside the borough have also heard of Chingford yet it is included and Highams Park is not. It is often like trying to describe Narnia when they ask me where Chingford is...[/p][/quote]They know Chingford because of Beckham who was born in Leytonstone. Leytonstone famous for Hitchcock, born Hitchcock Hotel Also Frank Muir Bootsy and Smudge. That little kid on Double Deckers think called Tigger. Leyton famous for John Lils I Claudius Bobby Crush Walthamstow for William Morris and Bryan Nylon Highams Park er... Can anyone think of anyone famous? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

8:23am Sat 19 Jul 14

jen68 says...

Johnny Dankworth, Teddy Sheringham!
Johnny Dankworth, Teddy Sheringham! jen68
  • Score: 4

3:21pm Sat 19 Jul 14

hpmark says...

Milkdrinker wrote:
Isn’t Higham’s Park part of Chingford, they both come under E4.

By giving Higham’s Park its own ‘sign post’ of recognition, would the council then have to do this with Walthamstow Village and any other area that see’s themselves as separate from the rest of their postcode?
Both Wanstead and Leytonstone share the E11 postal code but Wanstead isn't even in Waltham Forest.
[quote][p][bold]Milkdrinker[/bold] wrote: Isn’t Higham’s Park part of Chingford, they both come under E4. By giving Higham’s Park its own ‘sign post’ of recognition, would the council then have to do this with Walthamstow Village and any other area that see’s themselves as separate from the rest of their postcode?[/p][/quote]Both Wanstead and Leytonstone share the E11 postal code but Wanstead isn't even in Waltham Forest. hpmark
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Sat 19 Jul 14

mdj says...

If Higham's Park has a grievance, what about poor south Leytonstone?
You're almost a mile inside the borough before the lights on the railway bridge greet you.
Is the council trying to disclaim association with the decades of stagnation this area has had to endure?
Perhaps it would have fared better had the boundary of Newham been moved northwards, since this area would then at least be close to the centre of its ruling borough.
If Higham's Park has a grievance, what about poor south Leytonstone? You're almost a mile inside the borough before the lights on the railway bridge greet you. Is the council trying to disclaim association with the decades of stagnation this area has had to endure? Perhaps it would have fared better had the boundary of Newham been moved northwards, since this area would then at least be close to the centre of its ruling borough. mdj
  • Score: -2

8:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

mdj wrote:
If Higham's Park has a grievance, what about poor south Leytonstone?
You're almost a mile inside the borough before the lights on the railway bridge greet you.
Is the council trying to disclaim association with the decades of stagnation this area has had to endure?
Perhaps it would have fared better had the boundary of Newham been moved northwards, since this area would then at least be close to the centre of its ruling borough.
South Leytonstone, now that is a frightening place.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: If Higham's Park has a grievance, what about poor south Leytonstone? You're almost a mile inside the borough before the lights on the railway bridge greet you. Is the council trying to disclaim association with the decades of stagnation this area has had to endure? Perhaps it would have fared better had the boundary of Newham been moved northwards, since this area would then at least be close to the centre of its ruling borough.[/p][/quote]South Leytonstone, now that is a frightening place. Villagecranberry
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