Faizan-e-Islam Masjid    

Faizan-e-Islam Masjid

Faizan e Islam, 757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9DZ
20th June 2017
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Annual Iftar event at the Faizan-e-Islam Masjid
Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani

Faizan e Islam, 757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9DZ
20th June 2017
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Speakers and guests comments wfcw
wfcw Wood Street wins Bronze
wfcw What is PL84U-Al Suffa?
wfcw A little history
wfcw The Council's decision
wfcw Hundreds vow to fight mosque refusal
wfcw The Inspectors decision
wfcw Waltham Forest's homeless
wfcw The Christian kitchen debacle
 
wfcwSpeakers list
wfcwFull list of speakers/guests: [1]
Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani
Madam Mayoress - Yemisi Osho
Sister Josephine - Member of the English Province of the Oblates of the Assumption
Tara - from the Hindu Community 
Faizan-e-Islam (Centre of Excellence)
757 Lea Bridge Road E17 9DZ
8 Corbett Road E17 3JZ
Tel: 0208 281 7359
Web: http://faizaneislam.org.uk/
Email:info@faizaneislam.org.uk
 
Video of speech by Norman Coe - Chair of Trustees for Christian Kitchens 
followed by Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani, Faizan-e-Islam Masjid
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wfcwSpeakers and guests comments
Comment by Sally Johnson, local resident
St Peter's in the Forest Walthamstow
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To share in the holy season of Ramadan with friends from the neighbourhood of many different faiths and hear inspiring talks about how to move forward together, living out our different kinds of faith in kindness for our brothers and sisters, this was a joy and a blessing.
Comment by Bilal Vahidy, local resident
London Academy of Excellence, Stratford

Islam is often seen as one of the most ethnically diverse religions in the world [1], with Muslims belonging to all different races. Even in less ethnically diverse areas, Muslims with all different shades of skin colour, unite to celebrate a joyous occasion.
Speech by Yemisi Osho
Madam Mayor Waltham Forest
And we can only achieve “liberty and justice for all” if we live by that one rule at the heart of every religion—that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. So, as we break bread together this Iftar, let us celebrate a great religion with a rich history. Let us give thanks that we live in a country founded on the principles of religious tolerance and mutual respect
Speech by Islam
Waltam Forest Youth Group

London has been going through a really enduring time with all the recent attacks
Not only has this made us aware of the possible threats that the country may be facing but it has allowed us to come together as one and stand in front of these evil and barbaric attacks, especially in our borough and to make sure that we do not live in fear.
Speech by Daniel Mackintosh, Citizens UK
Waltham Forest and Redbridge
We need strong relationships between different groups.
On the Sabbath, Jews often sing this song called ‘Hineh Matov’ from Psalm 133. It goes ‘Hineh Matov Umanayim, Shevet Achim Gam Yachad’.
Which translates as ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity’.
Speech by Sister Josephine
English Province of the Oblates of the Assumption
from the Scriptures where we are told that Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalam saying “If you in your turn had only understood on this day the message of Peace.” 
We, too, have wept over our City in the past two weeks and so perhaps it is even more important now that we re-double our efforts to attain this Peace.

wfcwWood Street success - PL84U AL-SUFFA wins Bronze Medal
click to enlargewfcwWorld Interfaith Harmony Week
Saira Mir: Well guys it's official!!! We won 3rd prize!!!!

20 March 2017
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We have been invited to Jordan to meet with King Abdulla II to receive our 'Bronze Medal' and prize money of £5000
HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017
The judges received 79 applications for the prize from over 1054 events held in total. The judges are highly appreciative of all the efforts of all those who held events and applied for the prize. They wish they could reward all who held an event, but are consoled by the fact that good deeds are their own reward so that everyone who held an event—whether they applied for the prize or not—is a true winner.
In judging, the judges took into consideration efforts made despite scantiness of resources, but also took into consideration the excellence of efforts, collaboration and impact of events. They further took into consideration whether events were consistent with the text of the UN Resolution establishing the Prize. Accordingly, judges did not reward movements towards religious syncretism but rather rewarded events which respected each religion as it is. Finally, in accordance with the terms of the Prize, judges rewarded events specifically celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week rather than good interfaith work in general.
Accordingly, the judges are delighted to announce:
Third Prize, PL84U AL-SUFFA
London, the United Kingdom
World Interfaith Harmony Week
www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com
click to enlargewfcwKing honours winners of King Abdullah II Award for World Interfaith Harmony Week
Third prize went to the PL84U AL-SUFFA organization in the United Kingdom in appreciation of its efforts to provide meals, shelter, and company to the elderly, regardless of their beliefs.
read …
Amman, April 30 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday patronized the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony.
During the ceremony, which took place at Husseiniya Palace, His Majesty presented the awards to four winners.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was initiated by the King, who put it forward to the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, which unanimously adopted it.
First prize was awarded to the Calgary Interfaith Council in Canada, in recognition of its efforts to boost peaceful coexistence against extremism, bias and conflict.
The recipient of second prize was the International Forum Bosnia’s Centre for Interfaith Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in recognition of their effort to launch a program in 2017 to celebrate interfaith dialogue.
Third prize went to the PL84U AL-SUFFA organization in the United Kingdom in appreciation of its efforts to provide meals, shelter, and company to the elderly, regardless of their beliefs.
The interfaith week, which began after the UN unanimously adopted the initiative of His Majesty in October 2010, is an annual platform to raise awareness and understanding between followers of the different faiths and promote dialogue and goodwill, through conducting activities and events that spread this message.
The ceremony was attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, King’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy, Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, King’s Office Director and Muslim scholars and Christian religious men.
//Petra// A SH
30/4/2017 - 03:57:25 PM
 
wfcwWhat is PL84U-Al Suffa?
wfcwPL84U. (Plate For You)
Serving Humanity One at a Time

PL84U-Al Suffa provides  a  hot  meal  and  befriending  services  to  a  community  of elderly, homeless and people in need people who are living in conditions of social economic,   cultural   deprivation   and   isolation.  
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wfcwPL84U-Al Suffa is a service supporting the local community who are living in conditions of social economic, cultural deprivation and isolation of the elderly, homeless and in need.
We strongly feel that a diverse community of faiths and non-faith groups succeeding together are the essesential ingredients for an exceptional recipe for PL84U-ALSUFF.
A strong and caring team of volunteers work together to support the needs of the diverse community.
The Faizan-e Islam Trust is looking to expand this facility in their Lea Bridge Road premises to offer more support to a larger number of people.  To achieve this, it intends to recruit more volunteers from all sections of the local community.  
wfcw Report from a visit on 22 Dec 2013 to a PL84U community lunch in St Gabriel’s Church Hall - Dr Julia Ipgrave, University of Warwick.
16 April 2014
The Near Neighbour’s PL84U project is run by members of Faizan-e Islam Educational and Cultural Trust, an organisation located in Waltham Forest and dedicated to building up good relations and enthusiasm between a diversity of people in the neighbourhood where it is based.
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wfcwwfcwSuccessful launch with PL84U-ALSUFF with  partners 'MUSLIM AID'
8 May 2014
A very successful communal lunch was held on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at St Gabriel’s Family Centre in Wood Street.  Three TESCO representatives attended.  TESCO has agreed to fully support PL84U-ALSUFF.
A cheerful team of young PL84U-ALSUFF volunteers hosted the event and served the food.  Their welcoming presence contributed in no small way to making the lunch a very pleasant experience.  Dignitaries attending included: Mr. Walayat Khokhar, (Muslim Aid),  Sheikh Rabbani (Faizan-e-Islam), Revd Peter Ngugi St. Gabriels, Yusuf Hansa (Noor-ul-Islam), Stacey (TESCO), Cllr Liaquat Ali, Mayor Nadeem Ali.
PL84U-ALSUFF offers their services at St Gabriel’s and at 757 Lea Bridge Road.  PL84U-ALSUFF provides lunch and support for elderly people,  the homeless, and those who are isolated and live in conditions of social and economic deprivation.   Local people whatever their age, ethnicity or religion can enjoy good food and company at these centres.  
In Walthamstow, PL84U-ALSUFF intends to strengthen the community and bring people together by providing core human needs - a hot meal and cup of tea in a friendly environment.     Barriers can be broken and understanding increased between different ethnic and religious communities.
MUSLIM AID in Partnership with PL84U-ALSUFF is supported by the Faizan-e Islam Educational and Cultural Trust Together  PL84U-ALSUFF  is dedicated to building good relations and cooperation between diverse communities, and supporting the communities needs by tackling Child & Family Poverty. 
 
wfcw A little history - Waltham Oak
wfcwA pub was first built on the site in 1846 and called ‘Little Wonder’, named after the horse which won the 1840 Derby at odds of 50-1.
The pub was renamed the Chestnut Tree in 1863 as Lea Bridge Road was famous for lines of chestnut trees, planted in 1814 and removed in the 1930s.
The pub was bought by the Taylor Walker Brewery in 1899, rebuilt in its present form in 1925 and re-opened as the refurbished Waltham Oak in 2005.
 
wfcw Council's decision - Waltham Oak will not be a mosque
wfcwMinutes of the Planning Committee
The Waltham Oak, 757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9DZ
8 October 2013.
read ...
Planning permission refused for application 2013/0057in line with the recommendation set out in the report for change of use of former public house (use class A4) to place of worship and community hall (use class D1) with ancillary residential accommodation.
wfcwPub rescue group ‘delighted’ at mosque refusal
11th October 2013
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The Waltham Oak pub will not be turned into a mosque and community centre after council decision on Tuesday night
Around 200 people gathered outside a packed council chamber on Tuesday night as Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee decided on the application from the Faizan-e-Islam organisation to convert the Waltham Oak in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow.
The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), which supports communities to save their local pubs from closure and demolition, said it was “delighted” the bid was rejected.
Residents and committee members expressed concern at the loss of a landmark historical pub at the planning meeting, but the application was denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
   
 
wfcwHundreds vow to fight mosque refusal .
wfcwHundreds vow to fight mosque refusal
9th October 2013
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Hundreds of supporters of a bid to turn a pub building into a mosque vowed to fight a decision to refuse the proposal.
Around 200 people gathered outside a packed council chamber last night as Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee decided on the application from the Faizen-e-Islam organisation for the Waltham Oak in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, which has been closed for a year.
Residents and committee members expressed concern at the loss of a landmark historical pub, which they said has been an important part of the community in that part of Walthamstow. The application was then denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
In emotional scenes outside the town hall, Ghulam Rabbani, Faizan-e-Islam director, announced the committee’s decision and vowed to appeal. He told the crowd: “This is the beginning of our fight. We will be fighting in a democratic and legal way. We are going for appeal. Our intention was to support the local community regardless of race, creed or colour. We are proud of our work.”
During the meeting, the refusal was backed by four committee members, including chairman, Peter Barnett, who said: “Removing a pub from that area will devastate the night time economy. I would be happy to support a mosque in another place but this is the wrong place to have a mosque.”
wfcwHundreds vow to fight mosque refusal
9th October 2013
read ...
The application was denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
Hundreds of supporters of a bid to turn a pub building into a mosque vowed to fight a decision to refuse the proposal.
Ghulam Rabbani, Faizan-e-Islam director, in emotional scenes outside the town hall vowed to appeal.
He told the crowd: “This is the beginning of our fight. We will be fighting in a democratic and legal way. We are going for appeal.”
“Our intention was to support the local community regardless of race, creed or colour. We are proud of our work.”
During the meeting, the refusal was backed by four committee members, including chairman, Peter Barnett, who said: “Removing a pub from that area will devastate the night time economy.”
However Tariq Mahmood, 56, a committee member at the Lea Bridge Road mosque, said the planned mosque would be inclusive and serve the whole community.
He said: "The planning committee made out like mosques are just for one kind of people but its more like a community centre. It’s biased against Muslims opening up things."
Committee member Cllr Alan Siggers supported the application.
He said: “It’s very hard to imagine how people attending this place for the purpose of their devotions would create more noise and disturbance than people coming and going from a pub.”
   
 
wfcwWaltham Oak - the Inspectors decision
wfcwWaltham Forest - Our Community
Waltham Oak decision

29 May 2014
read ...
The Waltham Oak pub at 757 Lea Bridge Road, E17 9DZ will be converted from a pub (A4) to a Place of Worship (D1). The council refused permission but the Faizan-e-Islam Educational and Cultural Trust appealed and the Inspector found in their favour and has granted planning permission.
The WFOC Blog provides information about our Community in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
WFCWPubs in Waltham Forest will be given an added layer of protection from developers after the introduction of a 'Supplementary Planning Document'
10 April 2015
read ...
Pubs across Waltham Forest are to be given an added layer of protection against developers.  Waltham Forest council has adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) meaning developers must prove any pub is no longer useful in the community if they want to develop it.
 
wfcwWaltham Forest's homeless, rough sleepers and the excluded
wfcwScores of homeless youngsters sleeping rough on London's night bus network, charity reveals
24 September 2015
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Scores of homeless young people are being given tickets on London night buses because hostels are no longer able to take all of them in..
Shelagh O’Connor, New Horizon’s director, Ms O’Connor said the King’s Cross charity only dished out bus tickets when all other options had been exhausted.  “They generally would take night buses and go back and forward on selected routes. We would encourage them to take longer routes.”  
wfcw Waltham Forest council among the worst for moving families out of area
8 September 2015
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Waltham Forest council among the worst for moving families out of area
More than two-thirds of homeless families are being housed outside of Waltham Forest, making the Labour-run council and Westminster, the worst in London.
Due to a "chronic" shortage of housing, Waltham Forest council started moving tenants to Luton around five years ago, and was done in preparation ahead of a housing benefit cap that was expected to exasperate (sic) the crisis further, former cabinet member for housing councillor Marie Pye said.
wfcwWaltham Forest homeless people face barriers in accessing health care
10 August 2015
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The homeless population in Waltham Forest face several barriers when accessing health care, according to a recent report published by Healthwatch Waltham Forest in July 2015.
The report, ‘Talking with the homeless community in Waltham Forest’, raises awareness about the inequalities homeless people encounter when accessing GP, A&E and other healthcare services.
Focus group studies, carried out in partnership with Turning Point and PL84U-Al Suffa, and taking place in April 2015 with local homeless people found barriers exist around identification or proof of address requested by practices when registering new patients.
Download report
   
 
wfcwThe Christian kitchen debacle
wfcw Waltham Forest Council eviction bid failed to take into account impact on vulnerable people, judge rules
7th April 2014
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A High Court judge has ruled Waltham Forest Council acted unlawfully and failed “to accord with reality” in trying to evict a soup kitchen for vulnerable homeless people after 25 years.

2017 - Wood Street success - PL84U AL-SUFFA wins Bronze Medal

click to enlargewfcwWorld Interfaith Harmony Week
Saira Mir: Well guys it's official!!! We won 3rd prize!!!!

20 March 2017
read ...
We have been invited to Jordan to meet with King Abdulla II to receive our 'Bronze Medal' and prize money of £5000
HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017
The judges received 79 applications for the prize from over 1054 events held in total. The judges are highly appreciative of all the efforts of all those who held events and applied for the prize. They wish they could reward all who held an event, but are consoled by the fact that good deeds are their own reward so that everyone who held an event—whether they applied for the prize or not—is a true winner.
In judging, the judges took into consideration efforts made despite scantiness of resources, but also took into consideration the excellence of efforts, collaboration and impact of events. They further took into consideration whether events were consistent with the text of the UN Resolution establishing the Prize. Accordingly, judges did not reward movements towards religious syncretism but rather rewarded events which respected each religion as it is. Finally, in accordance with the terms of the Prize, judges rewarded events specifically celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week rather than good interfaith work in general.
Accordingly, the judges are delighted to announce:
Third Prize, PL84U AL-SUFFA
London, the United Kingdom
World Interfaith Harmony Week
www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com
click to enlargewfcwKing honours winners of King Abdullah II Award for World Interfaith Harmony Week
Third prize went to the PL84U AL-SUFFA organization in the United Kingdom in appreciation of its efforts to provide meals, shelter, and company to the elderly, regardless of their beliefs.
read …
Amman, April 30 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday patronized the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony.
During the ceremony, which took place at Husseiniya Palace, His Majesty presented the awards to four winners.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was initiated by the King, who put it forward to the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, which unanimously adopted it.
First prize was awarded to the Calgary Interfaith Council in Canada, in recognition of its efforts to boost peaceful coexistence against extremism, bias and conflict.
The recipient of second prize was the International Forum Bosnia’s Centre for Interfaith Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in recognition of their effort to launch a program in 2017 to celebrate interfaith dialogue.
Third prize went to the PL84U AL-SUFFA organization in the United Kingdom in appreciation of its efforts to provide meals, shelter, and company to the elderly, regardless of their beliefs.
The interfaith week, which began after the UN unanimously adopted the initiative of His Majesty in October 2010, is an annual platform to raise awareness and understanding between followers of the different faiths and promote dialogue and goodwill, through conducting activities and events that spread this message.
The ceremony was attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, King’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy, Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, King’s Office Director and Muslim scholars and Christian religious men.
//Petra// A SH
30/4/2017 - 03:57:25 PM
 

2018 - PL84U AL-SUFFA wins award, again.

Significant Threads of Faiths' for the World Interfaith Harmony Week, 2018

wfcw Interfaith event - Significant Threads of Faiths
PL8 4U - ALSUFFA are holding an Interfaith event at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, E17 4JF on Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 6.30-10.00pm
Tickets are free, and can be booked through the Eventbrite website
Raffle Prizes!
Religious Attire Fashion Show
Live Music
Photographic Exhibition/competition
3D Exhibition
Drama performance Centrally Theatre
3 Course meal
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PL84U AL-SUFFA - History

A little history - Waltham Oak
wfcwA pub was first built on the site in 1846 and called ‘Little Wonder’, named after the horse which won the 1840 Derby at odds of 50-1.
The pub was renamed the Chestnut Tree in 1863 as Lea Bridge Road was famous for lines of chestnut trees, planted in 1814 and removed in the 1930s.
The pub was bought by the Taylor Walker Brewery in 1899, rebuilt in its present form in 1925 and re-opened as the refurbished Waltham Oak in 2005.
 
Council's decision - Waltham Oak will not be a mosque
wfcwMinutes of the Planning Committee
The Waltham Oak, 757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9DZ
8 October 2013.
read ...
Planning permission refused for application 2013/0057in line with the recommendation set out in the report for change of use of former public house (use class A4) to place of worship and community hall (use class D1) with ancillary residential accommodation.
wfcwPub rescue group ‘delighted’ at mosque refusal
11th October 2013
read ...
The Waltham Oak pub will not be turned into a mosque and community centre after council decision on Tuesday night
Around 200 people gathered outside a packed council chamber on Tuesday night as Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee decided on the application from the Faizan-e-Islam organisation to convert the Waltham Oak in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow.
The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), which supports communities to save their local pubs from closure and demolition, said it was “delighted” the bid was rejected.
Residents and committee members expressed concern at the loss of a landmark historical pub at the planning meeting, but the application was denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
   
Hundreds vow to fight mosque refusal .
wfcwHundreds vow to fight mosque refusal
9th October 2013
read ...
Hundreds of supporters of a bid to turn a pub building into a mosque vowed to fight a decision to refuse the proposal.
Around 200 people gathered outside a packed council chamber last night as Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee decided on the application from the Faizen-e-Islam organisation for the Waltham Oak in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, which has been closed for a year.
Residents and committee members expressed concern at the loss of a landmark historical pub, which they said has been an important part of the community in that part of Walthamstow. The application was then denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
In emotional scenes outside the town hall, Ghulam Rabbani, Faizan-e-Islam director, announced the committee’s decision and vowed to appeal. He told the crowd: “This is the beginning of our fight. We will be fighting in a democratic and legal way. We are going for appeal. Our intention was to support the local community regardless of race, creed or colour. We are proud of our work.”
During the meeting, the refusal was backed by four committee members, including chairman, Peter Barnett, who said: “Removing a pub from that area will devastate the night time economy. I would be happy to support a mosque in another place but this is the wrong place to have a mosque.”
wfcwHundreds vow to fight mosque refusal
9th October 2013
read ...
The application was denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
Hundreds of supporters of a bid to turn a pub building into a mosque vowed to fight a decision to refuse the proposal.
Ghulam Rabbani, Faizan-e-Islam director, in emotional scenes outside the town hall vowed to appeal.
He told the crowd: “This is the beginning of our fight. We will be fighting in a democratic and legal way. We are going for appeal.”
“Our intention was to support the local community regardless of race, creed or colour. We are proud of our work.”
During the meeting, the refusal was backed by four committee members, including chairman, Peter Barnett, who said: “Removing a pub from that area will devastate the night time economy.”
However Tariq Mahmood, 56, a committee member at the Lea Bridge Road mosque, said the planned mosque would be inclusive and serve the whole community.
He said: "The planning committee made out like mosques are just for one kind of people but its more like a community centre. It’s biased against Muslims opening up things."
Committee member Cllr Alan Siggers supported the application.
He said: “It’s very hard to imagine how people attending this place for the purpose of their devotions would create more noise and disturbance than people coming and going from a pub.”
   
wfcwWaltham Oak - the Inspectors decision
wfcwWaltham Forest - Our Community
Waltham Oak decision

29 May 2014
read ...
The Waltham Oak pub at 757 Lea Bridge Road, E17 9DZ will be converted from a pub (A4) to a Place of Worship (D1). The council refused permission but the Faizan-e-Islam Educational and Cultural Trust appealed and the Inspector found in their favour and has granted planning permission.
The WFOC Blog provides information about our Community in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
WFCWPubs in Waltham Forest will be given an added layer of protection from developers after the introduction of a 'Supplementary Planning Document'
10 April 2015
read ...
Pubs across Waltham Forest are to be given an added layer of protection against developers.  Waltham Forest council has adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) meaning developers must prove any pub is no longer useful in the community if they want to develop it.
 
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List of speakers/guests

Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani
Madam Mayoress - Yemisi Osho
Sister Josephine - Member of the English Province of the Oblates of the Assumption
Tara - from the Hindu Community 
Daniel Mackintosh - Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Refugees Welcome Organiser for Citizens UK
Cliff Dsouza - speaking on behalf of Fr. Maurice Gordon of the Catholic Parish - The Parish of Our Lady & St. George
Revd. Vanessa Conant St. Mary's Walthamstow and the Parish of Walthamstow 
Steven Macdonald - Faith and Communities Officer
Norman Coe - Chair of Trustees for Christian Kitchens 
Wendy & Islam - From the Waltham Forest Young Advisors Group - Jane Brueseke Manager of the Youth Engagement & Participation Team
Cllr. Saima Mahmud
Cllr. Shabana Qadir
Cllr. Naheed Asghar
Cllr. Sharon Waldron
Joe Ward
and many guests from the community