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Waltham Forest Growth Plan - Vince Burke

image: Cllr Mark Rusling with Whipps Cross's Vince BurkeThe Waltham Forest Growth Commission was recently asked to provide an independent report on how the Council, local businesses and other stakeholders can work together to secure growth in the years ahead and provide more opportunities for the residents.

Whipps Cross's Vince Burke went along to the recent launch of the report at the William Morris Gallery to find out more about it and what it means for local residents and businesses.

You can find out more from councils website here
and read the report in PDF form here

Eat or Heat - Kerry Magorian

Eat or Heat imageKerry chats to Gary Nash who founded and runs 'Eat or Heat' which is a food bank in Waltham Forest set up to help those that are struggling to pay for both food and heating.

You can find out more, including recipes and ideas for some really cheap and nutritious meals, from their website: or on Facebook: EatOrHeat or Twitter: @EatOrHeat

Claudia Heidegger - Ian Betteridge

Claudia Heidegger imageAustrian singer songwriter Claudia Heidegger moved to London in late 2011 to conquer the 'Kingdom Far Far Away' and to find her feet within London's music scene.
Claudia chats to Ian about her music and projects and performs some of her wonderful songs. You can watch her perform live at WXHR in these VIDEOs.
- Kingdom far far away
- The other side
- You're not gonna sleep tonight

You can find out more about the Claudia by visiting her Facebook page

All Tracks © Claudia Heidegger

Valentine Singers - John Costello

Valentine Singers imageAhead of their spring concert that took place on the 23rd of March at St Gabriel's Church in Wanstead, John chatted to Christine Gwynn the musical director and conductor of the local Valentine Singers.

Amongst other things, John found out about the history of the group and a couple of summer concerts they will be performing in Oxford on the 27th and 28th of July 2013.

You can find out more about the group by visiting their website

'Back on Track' Back Pain Roadshow -
Kerry Magorian

Back Pain Roadshow imageWhipps Cross University Hospital's specialist Early Inflammatory Back Pain Service ran a 'Back on Track' roadshow at the Fitness First gym in Leyton Mills at the beginning of April. The team was present to answer questions on inflammatory back pain and to help people recognise the early symptoms.
Before the roadshow Kerry caught up with Rebecca Adshead, a Senior Physiotherapist on the team, to find out more about Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) a back condition that can affect younger people.
You can download and read this 'Back on Track' PDF leaflet for more information.

The roadshow is run in partnership with the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society.

Josh Kemp - Ian Betteridge

Josh Kemp imageNottingham based Josh Kemp chats to Ian about his songs, music and influences. You can watch him perform live at WXHR in these 5 VIDEOs.
- A little love      - Fly
- Standing on the cliff edge
- First and Last (new)
- The Reason (new)
Josh's favourite track mentioned in the interview was The Whaler by Thrice which you can hear here. Also check out his great wingsuit base jumping video and his Coming home to you xmas song.
Josh's website is:

All Tracks © Josh Kemp

Walthamstow Dads - Terry Warren

Walthamstow Dad T-shirts montageJonathan Thomas came in to tell Terry Warren all about his 'Walthamstow Dad' T-shirt campaign, which raises money for the 'Big Push' appeal here at the Whipps Cross maternity unit.

You can find out more about the 'Big Push' appeal at Whipps Cross here.

You can get a Walthamstow Dad T-shirt from Jonathan's website where you can also find out more about the 'Walthanstow Dad' Challange.

Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardeners -
Kerry Magorian

lloyd park voluntiers imageOn the first Thursday in February Kerry visited Lloyd Park, which is just off Forest Road in Walthamstow, to find out about the Volunteer Gardeners scheme from community projects coordinator Ellie (second from right) and head gardener Luke (third from right).

For more information about the scheme you can download a PDF flyer here:
Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardeners flyer

To read about all the activities at the park visit:

Singer-Songwriter Robin Grey -
Ian Betteridge

Candy and Robin imageIan chats to local singer-songwriter Robin Grey about his music, influences, projects and interests.

Robin and his friend and backing singer Candy Parfitt visited our studios just before Christmas 2012 to chat and play a few of his tracks live.

You can find out more about Robin as well as listen to and download some of his great music from his website

Track © Robin Grey.
(See Robin's website for more details.)

Olympic Opening Ceremony Nurses -
Kerry Magorian

Olympic Opening imageKerry chats to Lorraine Gilson a specialist pharmacist here at Whipps Cross, Terri Perrin a rehab assistant also from Whipps Cross and Kathryn Bhola a Waltham Forest Arkala.
All three took part in the Olympic opening ceremony and Kathryn Bhola also took part in the Paralympic opening ceremony.

Kerry finds out what it was like to be part of this massive event watched by an estimated 900 million people worldwide as well as the 80,000 strong crowd in the stadium itself, and the extensive and secret training they had to do.

Haven House Hospice 'Glowalk' - John Doyle

Haven House Glowalk imageHaven House Children's Hospice in Woodford cares for children and young people who have life-limiting conditions and who are unlikely to reach adulthood.
On Friday the 28th September they are holding their annual fundraising 'Glowalk'.
Rebecca Cushway came in to chat to John Doyle about the event and the work of the Hospice.
Latest: TOWIE's Lydia and Debbie will be taking part in the walk.
For more information on both the Glowalk and the Hospice visit their website at:
or your can call them on (020) 8505 9944

Wild Place, Your Space - Terry Warren

Wild Place imageTerry Warren talks to Colin Bowen of the RSPB about the Lee Valley Regional Park's 'Wild Place, Your Space' project. This is a 3-year partnership between the Lee Valley Regional Park and the RSPB. The project works in and around London's Lower Lee Valley to bring 35,000 people closer to nature.
Amongst other things, they offer local schools and communities a host of tailored activities and events and also training opportunities for young people.
Part of the project is the Lee Valley Summer Wildlife Carnival which happens on the 15th September.
For more information you can visit their website:

Forest Philharmonic - John Costello

ForestPhil Just before their last concert of the season on the 1st of July, Jo Towler and Caroline Welsh from the local Forest Philharmonic Orchestra popped into our studios to chat to John Costello about the orchestra and the upcoming concert.

Their new season starts on Sunday 4th November 2012 with a programme of music from Weber, Strauss and Brahms.

For more information you can visit their website:

Walthamstow Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club - Paul Sheeky

StowCCThe Walthamstow Cricket, Lawn Tennis & Squash Club is coming up to its 150th anniversary and apart from cricket, tennis and squash is the venue for the annual Family Funday and other local community events. It is situated near Wood Street Station and is an oasis of green and quiet in this busy part of London.
Paul Sheeky went along to find out more about the tennis coaching they offer and the club in general.
For more information you can visit their website:

Laughing and Laughter - John Doyle

Laughing imageIt seems the older we get the less we laugh, but laughter is good for us, so what can we do to laugh more? John Doyle chats to the "laughing lady" Lisa Moon about laughing and laughter.

BT Olympic Storyteller artist Emma Scutt - Caroline Skene

Emma ScuttCaroline caught up with local artist Emma Scutt.
Emma is a mural artist and illustrator and has recently been selected to be one of the UK's 100 official BT Storytellers for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Amongst other things, Emma tells Caroline that working on her large murals is no easy task as she suffers from vertigo.
You can see some more of Emma's work on her website:

Dementia and Carers - Phil Hughes

DementiaPhil Hughes spoke to James Sinclair and Maggie Playle about an initiative at the Waltham Forest Carers Association to provide support for new carers of people with dementia.
If you want to find out more you can call Maggie on (020) 8531 9652 or email

London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra - Kerry Magorian

London SkiffleKerry went along to the local headquarters of the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra and caught up with 'The Right Horrible Ronald Regan' to find out more about this entertaining group.
They travel the world, have appeared on Channel 4, have been heard on BBC 6 Music and their latest CD features special guests Joe Pasquale and Gordon Giltrap.
If you want to find out more, and who wouldn't, their website is:

Little Darlings Pet Rescue - John Doyle

Cat pictureJohn talks to Maria Miller and Sue Lewis from the Little Darlings Pet Rescue Centre in Chingford about the growing problem of unwanted and abandoned pets.
If you would like to help them with a donation or by offering a home to one of their animals, you can contact Maria or Ruth on 07955 010695 or (020) 8524 8894 or by email:, or you can visit their facebook page.

Another local pet rescue charity 'Cat and Kitten Care' is run by Fran Meyer and she can be reached on (020) 8531 3469.

Larkswood Nature Trail - Ben Cooper

Ian Woodward from the Friends of Ainslie and Larks WoodsOn a summer's day Ben Cooper visited the Larkswood Nature Trail in the heart of Chingford. He was joined by Ian Woodward (pictured) from the 'Friends of Ainslie and Larks Woods' who told him all about these tranquil woods, there connection with David Beckham and the work of the Friend's group.

You can find out more about the nature trial, the ecology and history of these ancient woods together with more about the activities of the Friend's group from their website.

Vision Voices - Caroline Skene

Deborah Aloba and CarolineCaroline Skene chats to Deborah Aloba from local community group Vision Voices. Their aim is to provide opportunities for members of the community, including children, those from ethnic minorities and those with physical mobility problems, to participate in Opera through performing or attending.
The jazz workshop is at the Heathcote Arms (344 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone E11 4EA) on the 26th November 2011 starting at 2.30 in the afternoon.
You can find out more about the group from their website

The First British Powered Flight - John Doyle

Roe TriplaneJohn Doyle tells the story of the first British powered flight in a British designed plane which took place on Walthamstow Marshes over a hundred years ago.
Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company.
The Roe I Triplane was the first all-British aircraft to fly. It was of extremely flimsy construction; financial hardship compelled Roe to use wood for structural elements and the wings and fuselage were paper-covered. Beginning on 5 June 1909, he made a series of short hops on the Walthamstow Marshes.

'London Glider' Cider - Kerry Magorian

Kerry with the London Glider teamKerry went along to 'London Glider' a new local cider making group who opened their doors during the Woodford Festival to show off the cider making process.
Many local gardens have an apple tree (or two) but most of the fruit is never used. It falls to the ground and rots, ruining lawns and attracting wasps.
If you live in (or near) Woodford and have an apple tree in your garden but don't want the apples, or you would like to buy some locally produced cider then drop them an email at:

You will find older Listen Again features on the Listen Again Archive page.

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