Congratulations to Delta Club Director, Afzal Akram, who organised a well attended fundraiser at Walthamstow Assembly Hall to raise money for the Kashmir earthquake relief effort. I successfully bid for a giant Leyton Orient T Shirt ( I live next to the stadium). Who knows, if they get promoted next season you might just see me proudly wandering around in it!
The Score Community Building in Oliver Rd, Leyton, played host to an important new exhibition in December. The “We Were There Too” photographic display was organised by the Waltham Forest African Caribbean Women’s Development Centre to commemorate the contribution of African & Caribbean men and women who fought in the Second World War. Continue reading ““We were there too” – Score hosts exhibition about African & Caribbean people in the War”
My speech to the December meeting of the Leyton & Whipps Cross Community Council, when I was elected Vice Chair. Continue reading “Vice Chair, Leyton & Whips Cross Community Council”
The borough’s ‘Lives not Knives’ campaign took a step into the classroom in November. 14, 15 and 16-year-old pupils from George Mitchell school, where I am a governor, received a talk from the borough’s Superintendent Stewart Rivers, and the council’s violent crimes officer, Mike Jervis, on the dangers involved in carrying knives.
The teenagers were told that 13% of kids living in Waltham Forest now carry knives but that if caught, offenders face a stiff five-year jail sentence and other harsh punishments. The students also learned that the British Transport Police is about to begin conducting regular knife searches on the buses.
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