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Forthcoming Events

CONCERT
Wednesdays in Summer at Chingford Parish Church, The Green, Chingford E4 7EN
Our popular concerts of Lunchtime Organ Music, 1.10 – 1.50pm
August 28th – John Rippin: Organist Emeritus, Chingford Parish Church
Admission free. Packed lunches welcome! Tea and refreshments provided.
Collection in aid of music funds.

NATIONAL TRUST
National Trust Woodford and District Centre. Whether you are a National Trust member or not,everyone is welcome to join us at our series of talks,outings and even holidays.Meetings take place throughout the autumn,winter and spring months at the Memorial Hall, South Woodford and All Saints Church Hall, Woodford Green. Good company, interesting topics and friendship – socialise with local people with an interest in the work of the National Trust and others.
Autumn/Winter 2019.
‘Waddesdon Manor, National Trust’ by Godfrey Thorpe.
All Saints Church Hall – Wednesday 11th September at 2:30 pm
‘Tower Hamlets – An Ever Changing Borough’ by Grahame Williams.
Memorial Hall, South Woodford – Tuesday 15th October at 10-30 am.
‘Medieval Churches of East Anglia ‘ by Peter Lawrence
All Saints Church Hall – Wednesday 13th November at 2:30 pm.
‘Chingford and Loughton Railway’ by Dr. Chris Pond.
Memorial Hall, South Woodford – Monday 16th December at 10-30 am
DO COME ALONG! For further details contact Richard Speller on 07774 164 407
or email speller643@btinternet.com

AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society – Saturday, 14th September, 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 – p.m. The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5RX
Includes: Flower Arranging, Cookery section, Vegetables, and junior entries, Plants for sale and garden sundries, teas and delicious homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£1 for non-members) for more information contact Show Secretary, Jill Jones – email: jill998@btinternet.com or ring 0208 257 8996

ORGAN RECITAL
Saturday 28 September at 7.30 p.m. at St Edmund’s Church Larkswood Road E4 9DS
Concert by Thomas Trotter (world renowned concert organist and Organist of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey)
Performance of works by Bach, Best, Durufle, Parry, Rowley & Elgar. Tickets £10.
For more information contact info@stedmund.org.uk

TRACE YOUR HISTORY
Waltham Forest Family History Society (WFFHS) is holding an open day in support of the Borough’s Year of Culture on Saturday 28th September from 11am-4pm at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow. The theme of the day will be “Families in their community”. Experienced genealogists will help you to start researching your family history, with free computer sessions and useful tips. There will also be talks on family life in Waltham Forest in the first half of the 20th century, and displays of material that show what communities were like for families living in our area then. For further information, email mcarroll@waitrose.com or call 01992 813 014 or visit the society’s website at www.wffhs.org.uk

JEWISH NEW YEAR
Monday 30th September & Tuesday 1st October – Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New Year Services and Events at Chabad Buckhurst Hill

ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE
Sunday 6 October at 3 p.m. at St Edmund’s Church Larkswood Road E4 9DS
Service to thank God for animals. Bring your pets for a blessing, The names of departed pets will be remembered during the service.
For more information contact info@stedmund.org.uk

NORTHERN LIGHT
A celebration of Norwegian music including Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass and Grieg’s Holberg Suite plus a cappella pieces by these and other Norwegian composers
The Meljon Singers
Dargason Ensemble
Janette Ruocco conductor
Saturday 12th October, 7.30pm
Chingford Parish Church – The Green E4 7EN
Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door, under 18s free
Box Office: 07892 939126 or online (no fee) at www.ticketsource.co.uk/meljon
www.meljon.org.uk
Reg. Charity 1071861

GILWELL PARK FIREWORKS DISPLAY 27 OCTOBER
Join us for a spectacular fireworks and laser display with music and visual effects – a unique experience for all age ranges. The fireworks display will start at 7pm – with gates open from 4pm to enjoy a range of adventurous activities from Rock Climbing to High Ropes and Dodgems, plus a bar and catering vans. Come and join us at Scout Adventures Gilwell Park.
Prices* and timings
Advance tickets:
£8.50 Adults, £6 Children, £26 Family (2x Adults & 2x Children), Children Under 5 are free
On the door tickets:
£10 Adults, £7.50 Children, £33 Family (2x Adults & 2x Children)
*Tickets include parking, access to on-site activities (first come first served basis) between 4pm and 6pm and fireworks display at 7pm. Purchases in bar and from catering units are extra.
Timings
Gates open at 4pm
4pm – 6pm On-site activities run on a first come first served basis
6pm – 8pm Bar opens (adults only)
7pm Fireworks display

CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 29 November, 2 to 5 p.m. & Saturday 30 November 11 am. to 3 p.m.
at St Edmund’s Halls, Chingford Mount Road E4 8JL
Afternoon Teas (on Friday), Lunches (on Saturday), Sideshows and Stalls including Tombola, Raffle, Cakes, Candy Floss, Pop Corn, Homemade Produce, Crafts & lots more. Father Christmas will be present over the course of the event. Free entry.

 

 

Ongoing Events

AIKIDO CLUB
Training Times: Thursday 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Minimum Age 16). You do not need to be fit to start Aikido but in learning this martial art you will soon begin to improve your fitness, We have both men and women from the ages of 18 to 70+ training and enjoying ourselves at this friendly local club. Price: £8 per session. Chingford & Woodford Green Aikido Club, Woodford County High Schools for Girls, High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 9LA.
Contact: Stephen Billett, 020 8523 9196/07860 963691. Email: sbillett@aikido-development-society.org

AIR CADET SQUADRON
241 (Wanstead & Woodford) ATC, based in Finchingfield Ave., Woodford Green, IG8 7JR, open to all 12 – 19 year olds, is a vibrant Air Cadet squadron with a wide choice of activities, e.g. flying, shooting, sport, drill, adventure training, first aid and the opportunity to achieve Duke of Edinburgh Awards. There is evidence that the pursuit of outside interests substantially improves performance in school. Contact 241@aircadets.org

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
for friends and families of alcoholics. Al-Anon Family Groups offer understanding and support to anyone whose life is, or has been deeply affected by someone else’s drinking whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, whether you are living with the alcoholic or not. You need not be alone. To speak to someone who understands and for details of an Al-Anon meeting near you, ring the confidential helpline on: 020 7403 0888 (10 am-10pm). w: www.al-anonuk.org.uk e: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk
Family Groups Ltd., Registered Charity

ALATEEN
meeting in CHINGFORD. Are YOU a teenager (12-17) with a relative or friend whose drinking gives YOU a problem? ALATEEN is there for YOU. For details of this and other meetings phone 020 7403 0888 (10am-10pm).

ARTHRITIS CARE WOODFORD BRANCH
Monthly meetings plus regular coach outings. We would like you to come and join us, usually we meet the 1st Wednesday in the month at The Becket Centre, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 0RB. Everyone is welcome with or without Arthritis. If you are interested give either Chris Davis 020 8524 8916 or George Pearson 020 8520 9312 a call to find out more. Charity No 206563

BADMINTON CLUB
Welcomes new members. No complete beginners. No league games. Every Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Trinity School, Woodford Green, Parking available. Please ring Joan on 020 8527 0299 for details before attending.

BADMINTON CLUB
We are a friendly badminton club that would like to invite new members to our club on a Monday evening 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Trinity School, Mornington Rd, Woodford Green. Further details are available from Della on 020 8529 6020 or Michael on 0794 147 9485.

BADMINTON SESSION
Every Wednesday, 9.30am to 11.30am. The Peter May Sports Centre, Wadham Road, Walthamstow E17 4HR. All ages and standards welcome and equipment provided if needed. Just turn up and join in. For more details and information please contact Dave or Nikki. Email:- nchesters@hotmail.com or phone 020 8529 1710.

BEGINNERS WALK/RUN SESSIONS OFFERED BY LOCAL RUNNING CLUB
Orion Harriers, Chingford’s local running club, is pleased to announce that following the success of the pilot new beginners walk/run sessions launched in September 2010 it is planning to launch a new series of sessions. Sessions are aimed at beginners, with initial empasis on improving walking techniques then hopefully progressing on to running. For those of you who already run a little bit and want to improve please come along too as we can accommodate you also. Sessions will be run by qualified UKA coaches/Leaders in Running Fitness. Cost will be £3 per session. For more information please contact either Chris Finney on 07748 236422 or Elaine Barrett on 07813 608589.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday in each month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St Edmund’s Parish Church, Larkswood Road, South Chingford, London E4 9DS (south of Chingford Mount crossroads). Opportunity for those who have lost someone special to meet and chat or to be quiet; refreshments served. Open to all irrespective of background, belief or lifestyle.

BLACKHORSE AND STANDARD MORRIS DANCERS
Women’s Morris Dancing, Wednesdays 8pm – 10pm. St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road (off Wood Street) Walthamstow E17 3JF. Blackhorse and Standard Women’s Morris dancers welcome new female members to our weekly practices. A fun and friendly way of keeping fit whilst learning traditional English Morris dancing. No experience necessary, just come along and have a go. Musicians (male or female) also welcome. First term free to new members. See www.blackhorseandstandard.org.uk or ring 020 8527 2926 or 020 8514 8771 for further information.

BONGALONG MUSIC FOR UNDER FIVES, NEW SESSION
Fun music sessions using singing, dancing, make believe and playing instruments for Under 5s and their carers. Term time only. Friday morning at King’s Road Baptist Church, E4 7EY. Booking essential. For further details contact Fiona 07811 460 282.   fiona.bongalong@gmail.com. www.bongalong.co.uk

BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST SWIMMING CLUB
Come and be part of a family friendly swimming club, based at Waltham Forest Pool & Track E17, & Larkswood Leisure Centre E4. Qualified instructors catering for all abilities and ages from 5 years upwards. Don’t delay, phone or email for further details: Pearl Bright 020 8505 9801, email
pearlbright@btinternet.com

BOTANICAL ART CLASS
we meet every Thursday morning from 10.a.m.until 1.p.m. in the club house of the bowling club in The Memorial Park, South Chingford. All abilities welcome in a relaxed and friendly group. For details please contact Eileen on 0208 524 5542

BOWLS CLUB
Chingford Green Short Mat Bowls Club. We meet in the Waltham Forest Sea Scouts Unit, 10-12 am. Wednesday morning. 48 Kings Road Chingford E4 7HR. No annual fee. Pay as you play. £3 Per. Session. Beginners welcome . We can provide the bowls. Please wear flat shoes. How to find us:The unit is situated in front of the Recycling Centre on Kings Road which is between the bottom of Friday Hill,  Chingford and the railway bridge. For further details contact 0208 529 7328 or just come along.

BRIDGE CLUB
A friendly, happy club, we meet 13.30 every Wednesday @ Chingford Horticultural Society Hall, 151-153 Larkshall Rd, E4 6PE. Free parking, 444 buses nearby. All abilities, singles or pairs. Just turn up or phone Brian Howlett on 07952 185 084 or Avril Smith on 020 8529 2713.

BRIDGE PRACTICE WITH TUITION
If you have played or been taught bridge for 6 months or more these practice sessions could be for you. Card play followed by discussion on how the bidding and play could be improved. Small friendly group with a break for tea/ coffee and biscuits. Wednesdays 2.30-4.30pm and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. Tution given by fully qualified Bridge Instructor at Horsley Road, Chingford E4 7HX. www.eastlondonbridge.co.uk. or phone Ray Green 020 8281 8376.

BRITISH CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
Meet the second Friday of each month at the Chingford Horticultural Hall, Larkshall Road, Chingford E4 (opposite Dale View Crescent). Commence at 7:30pm, the meeting fee is £1.50, which includes refreshments and a raffle. Talks are primarily concerned with cacti and succulents, but cover a wide range of subjects. Visitors will also have an opportunity to purchase small plants to start or increase a collection. Please contact 020 8529 5518.

BRITISH WOODCARVERS ASSOC.
REGION NORTH EAST LONDON & WEST ESSEX
We meet once a month on the SECOND Saturday at Emerson Park, Hornchurch, from 10-30am.til 2-30pm. We are a group of sociable men & ladies. We will give plenty of guidance to help people carve. Why not come & visit us and see what we achieve other than chatting. INFORMATION:- Please ring Martin on 020 8590 1824.

CADOS (CHINGFORD AMATEUR DRAMATIC AND OPERATIC SOCIETY)
This friendly theatre group rehearses at Mornington Hall, The Green Walk, North Chingford E4 7EN and puts on two or three productions a year. New performing members and helpers (back stage, front of house etc.) always needed! Rehearsals most Monday and Wednesday evenings – contact cadoschingford@gmail.com to arrange a time to pop along and say hi, or see www.cados.biz for more information.

CAN YOU HELP?
We need donations of unwanted gifts as well as Bric-a-Brac. We are a small self funding Therapy Centre for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Ms Action, Unit 17, Waltham Park Way, Billet Road, Walthamstow, E17 5DU. Phone No: 020 8531 9216.
Reg charity No. 803187

CAR BOOT SALE
The Whipps Cross hospital League of Friends have a monthly car boot sale on the first Saturday of each month from March to November, from 7am to 12 noon on the staff car park in the hospital grounds. Bookings only through Mrs. B. Fone 020 8556 3492 between 5pm and 9pm.

CARERS FIRST
Ridgeway Park Tennis Hub, Ridgeway Park, Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XU
Carers FIRST is a not for profit organisation supporting people who look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction cannot manage without their support. We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.
Come along to our Carers Drop-in meet other carers whilst having a cup of tea and a chance to talk to one of our support workers
Telephone: 0300 303 1555
Email: info@carersfirst.org.uk
Wesbite: www.carersfirst.org.uk

CATERPILLAR CLUB
Every other Thursday. Nature themed indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children (24 months upwards). Activities may include natural play, storytelling and arts and crafts, All children must be supervised by an adult (1 adult: 2 children). Meet at the Grange Farm Centre (off Grange Farm Lane). Suggested donation to Essex Wildlife Trust of £5.00 per child. All enquiries please to Claire Rogers at clairer@essexwt.org.uk or call 020 8500 3094.

CHAPEL END SAVOY PLAYERS
We are a friendly local operatic and dramatic group based in Walthamstow, specialising in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, rehearsing on Tuesdays 8-10pm (all) and Wednesdays (principals) at St. John’s Church, Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4LH. We perform one opera annually in May in Snaresbrook and a number of other concerts throughout the year, including an annual winter concert, often featuring semi-staged performances of a variety of shows. We also participate regularly in the fringe events of the annual International G&S Festival held in Buxton, Derbyshire. We are always interested in hearing from potential new members, and are currently recruiting for our next show The Sorcerer in May 2011. All voices and levels of expertise are welcome. Membership is subject to a short informal audition. We are also available for hire to perform Gilbert and Sullivan, Olde Tyme Music Hall and songs from popular musicals. Please phone Jackie on 07852 928 287, e-mail chairman@cesp.org.uk or visit www.cesp.org.uk

CHA WALKING
Established in 1912 and still going strong. Why not join us on one of our Sunday walks which vary from 5 – 8 miles? A day in the forest, the countryside around London or even in London itself. We are a friendly group but for more information contact 020 8926 4593 or e-mail jhhfz@hotmail.com.

CHESS
Chingford Chess Club is 50 years old this year and has recently moved. We now meet 7.15pm Monday evenings at the Tom Oakham Centre, 6A Weale Rd, Chingford, which is just behind Friday Hill House. We welcome players of all ability levels for friendly games and match play in the local leagues. Please contact Brian Spear for details at 020 8504 8972 or brian_spear31@hotmail.com

CHeWs DOG TRAINING CLUB
South Chingford Methodist hall, New road E4 9EU. Mon. Weds & Thurs evenings. website: chewsdogtraining.co.uk. email: chewsdogtraining@yahoo.co.uk. phone: 020 8523 9937  mobile: 07732 306 543

CHIGWELL FLORAL ART GROUP
Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Victory Hall, Hainault Road, Chigwell IG7 6QX at 2pm. Doors open 1 pm.  Enquires call Linda on 020 8504 3238

CHIGWELL JAZZ CLUB
(formally Chingford Jazz Club). Live jazz every Tuesday at the Police Sports Club. Chigwell High Road IG7 6BD. Drinks bar & hot food available. Comfortable seating. Sessions start at 8pm and finish at 10.30pm. Ample car parking. Admission £7.00 non members, £6.00 members. Come and hear a different 6 piece jazz band performing every week. Phone either Sheila or Dave on 020 8925 8313.

CHINGFORD & DISTRICT MODEL ENGINEERING CLUB
meets every Wednesday evening, May to September 1900hrs till dusk at the Track in Ridgeway Park, Peel Close, Old Church Road, E4. From September to the end of April between 1900hrs and 2130hrs we meet at St Edmonds Hall, Larkswood Road, E4. Also EVERY Sunday morning we meet at the track in Ridgeway Park to carry out maintains. The Miniature Railway runs every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from April to September 1400hrs to 1730hrs.

CHINGFORD CALLIGRAPHY CIRCLE
We meet September to July, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m. in the front hall at Chingford United Reformed Church, Buxton Road, North Chingford. All levels of ability, occasional Saturday workshops, ongoing project on The Seasons. Tuition always available, Patrick and Gill Harison. Come and see what we do, or for further details please phone Pam 020 8529 3094.

CHINGFORD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Reg Charity No. 303263 Tom Oakman Centre, 6a Weale Road (off Friday Hill West), Friday Hill, North Chingford, E4 6JL. The Chingford Community Association (CCA) was established in 1940 and exists to provide facilities for the benefit of the residents of Chingford and neighbours and to establish, manage and maintain a Community Centre to further that objective. We are currently looking for new clubs and classes to join us. We have several rooms for hire at attractive rates. The Tom Oakman Centre is warm, well lit, has access for wheelchairs, and its own car park. The nearest bus routes are 212 and 397. Activities using the Tom Oakman Centre at the moment are: Silverthorn Radio Club, Arts Club, Scribes and Artists, Handicrafts Club, Chingford and Walthamstow Chess Club, Forest Sequence Dance Club, Chingford Photographic Society, Beekeeping, Yoga Classes. All the above groups are run by individual members and would welcome new members. If you need meeting space for a club, new or existing, or would like further information on present activities, please contact Peter on 020 8531 8098.

CHINGFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB
Tuesdays, 8.00-10.00pm. Mornington Hall, off The Green Walk E4 7EN. Dance styles include Playford, Country, Contra and American. Beginners are welcome. There is no need for a partner. £2 per session, refreshments included. For more information, phone 020 8508 4770 or 020 8529 0229.

CHINGFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Evening meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from October to April at the Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive. Guest speakers give talks on a wide variety of historical subjects. Three coach trips to places of historical interest are organised each summer. There is a tea interval with a selection of books on local history for sale. Membership costs £7.00 (guests £1.50). For further details please ring 020 8504 6340 or email filmview@talktalk.net.

CHINGFORD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Larkshall Rd (opp Dale View Crescent) FOUNDED 1889 Open to all residents of Chingford and surrounding areas. Aim – to further interest in horticulture. Membership to our society is £4 per year. This gives discounted purchases on garden accessories at the Horticultural Hall — open on Sunday mornings 9.30am to 12.00 noon. To join, visit the Horticultural Hall or contact membership secretary; -Mrs S. Kilmartin 020 8524 0969.

CHINGFORD CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH
82 Woodland Road (opp. Parish Church), North Chingford E4 7EU. Tel: 020 8524 0754. Established in 1930 we are a small but happy church. Visitors would be very welcome to our Sunday service of hymns, prayers and a sermon of readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook. Wednesday evening meetings are fairly informal with some readings, hymns and then members of the congregation tell how prayer brought healing of illness, relationships and other problems encountered in daily life. Sunday Service 11am – 1 hour, Sunday School 11am, Wednesday meeting 8pm – 1 hour. We also have a bookshop and a room for quiet thought and study open Monday 10.30-12.00 am and Friday 3.00-4.30pm.

CHINGFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB
Country Dancing for all tastes; beginners welcome. Meets every Tuesday 8:00pm – 10:00pm at Mornington Hall, Green Walk, E4.
For full details phone Arnold on 020 8529 6730.

CHINGFORD KARATE CLUB
We have classes every Sunday at Larkswood Leisure Centre in New Rd from 12.00 to 1.00pm. Karate Classes are also held every Tuesday at the Peter May Sports Centre in Wadham Rd from 6.15pm to 7.16pm. We started Chingford Karate Club in 1985 and most of the Black Belts in the area all started with us as White Belt beginners. You can do the same. There is a now a FREE introductory lesson for all new beginners. We welcome adults, families and children over the age of 6. Just wear some loose fitting clothing and come along 15 minutes before the class starts. www.karate-london.co.uk  Tel. 0845 4303 007

CHINGFORD LADIES GOLF CLUB
New members will be very warmly welcomed. We are a friendly club with a busy golf and social programme. Five day membership is available on one of the prettiest golf courses in Essex. Lady golfers interested please ring Sally for a chat on 01371 878304 or Vivien on 020 8529 1342. Chingford Ladies Golf Club, 18A Beresford Road, Chingford E4.

CHINGFORD MORRIS MEN
Chingford Morris men meet on Monday evenings from 8pm until 10pm and on the third Sunday of the month between 10.30 and 12.30am at Friday Hall. 56, Friday Hill East, Chingford, E4 6JT. They practice every Monday evening and once a month on a Sunday morning when they learn and practice dances in the Chingford and the North West Morris traditions. They are a friendly group and have male and female members between the ages of 9 and 80. They dance out at a variety of venues in Waltham Forest and beyond, including Yorkshire, Kent and Germany. They welcome new members and if you would like to come and see what they do and would like to have a go, please phone on 01992 712765 or email enquiries@chingfordmorris.org.uk

CHINGFORD OLD CHURCH
Top of Chingford Mount. Why not come and look around one of Chingford’s oldest churches which actually dates back to the 12th Century? The church will be open every Saturday morning throughout the year from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be someone on hand to show you around if you wish or you can browse on your own or just rest!

CHINGFORD PARISH CHURCH CHOIRS
Traditional robed choir of boys and men singing cathedral-style choral repertoire at the weekly Sunday services in Chingford Parish Church, and also frequent visits to sing in cathedrals all over England and sometimes abroad. Wonderful opportunity and experience for boys aged 8 and over – also teenagers and adult men with some singing / music reading experience who sing alto, tenor or bass. (Our choirmen sing with an alternating ‘top line’ of either our boy choristers or the Girls’ Choir). New members always welcome! Chingford Parish Church Girls’ Choir also welcomes girls aged 8 – 18, offering the same opportunities as for our boy choristers shown above. The Chingford Singers: an adult choir performing regularly at concerts and special musical events at the Parish Church and elsewhere. New sopranos and altos always welcome. To find out about joining, or for more information on the above, contact the Director of Music: email mike@parishofchingford.org.uk or phone 020 8529 6092.

CHINGFORD PET RESCUE
We are a local voluntary pet rescue charity that is in desperate need of support. We need pet accessories, bric ‘a’ brac, blankets, towels and food donations to help us deal with the volume of animals that are being handed in to us. We are also looking for people to assist in fostering animals when they come to us. If you are thinking about buying a pet please phone us first as we have dogs and cats that are abandoned and need loving homes. We can collect any donations or you can drop them off to a local address. Phone Maria and Ruth: 07955 010 695, 07902 542 952, 020 8524 8894. Email little_darlings_rescue@hotmail.com.

CHINGFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Established in 1950, we meet each Monday evening at 8pm at the Horticultural Society’s Hall in Larkshall Road (opposite Dale View Crescent). The aim of the society is to promote an interest in photography in all its aspects. We are interested in both film and digital photography, transparencies and prints. Evenings are varied with talks, demonstrations, lectures and competitions. All that is required to become a member is an interest in photography. Everyone is welcome from a complete beginner to those who are more experienced. The room is situated at ground level and is accessible to all. Subscriptions are £60 per year which can be paid quarterly. Just come along for two or three nights without commitment or charge to see if you want to join like minded people. The club has its own web site: www.tinyurl.com/3fjdt2    For more information contact John Killingback 020 8599 5643, john.killingback@btinternet.com

CHINGFORD RUGBY CLUB
1st XV are Essex’s & North London’s most successful amateur Rugby Club & over the last 3 seasons Chingford have come third in London North 2, narrowly missing promotion on each occasion. Chingford run 3 Senior teams on a regular basis, and occasionally put out a 4th XV. Our Senior teams train every Tuesday & Thursday evening starting at 7.30pm, and play games on Saturday afternoons. For more details contact Phil Howell 1st XV Manager tel 07768 236 913, e-mail ph@cdlfm.com or call into Chingford Rugby Club in Lea Valley Playing Fields, Waltham Way, Chingford, E4 8AQ. We have a very strong Junior Section with teams running from Under 7’s through to Under 19’s, with last years Under 16’s being Essex Cup Winners. Training days vary between each age group, with teams training on Sunday mornings and all matches are also played on Sunday mornings.
For more details contact Aidan Little Junior Section Chairman 07949 038 060, e-mail aidan.little@ntlworld.com or call in to the club on a Sunday morning. www.chingfordrugby.co.uk

CHINGFORD TORA SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB
We are a family run karate club and are part of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB). The instructors are all 2nd, 3rd and 4th dans with many years teaching experience. Our members are all ages and abilities from beginners to black belts and we have many family groups. If you would like to get fit, improve your confidence, make new friends and are aged 6 or over why not come along for a free lesson, just wear comfortable clothes and arrive a few minutes before the class starts. We are based at Walthamstow Academy in Billet Road, Walthamstow E17 5DP and our beginners class is 7.30 – 8.30. on Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Barbara on 07949 228 401

CHINGFORD URC, BUXTON ROAD E4 7DP
Meet new and old friends at Coffee and Chat 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon, every Friday. Midday lunches at reasonable prices at our Lunch Club 12 noon on the last Wednesday of each month. Call 020 8524 2491 for further information. Halls to ‘Let’ (no children’s parties) phone 020 8529 6141.

CHINGFORD WINE CIRCLE
Now in it’s 49th year. Chingford Wine Circle meets on a monthly basis to enjoy social evenings, often with guest speakers talking on a variety of subjects. We have wine tastings, quizzes, themed supper evenings, local history talks, an annual home made liqueur competition, organised theatre trips and even a week-end away. Meetings are on the second Friday of the month, at Chingford Old Church Hall, (All Saints), at the top of Chingford Mount from 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm. Membership is £20 per annum. Visitors are always welcome, small charge involved.
For further details please contact Brian Nightingale (Chairman) telephone 020 8529 5015 or e-mail: bwnightingale@msn.com

CIRCLE & SWING SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Learn to Square Dance! Beginners Course (1st.night free). Thurs 8-10pm, St. Andrew’s Church Hall, St. Andrews Road, Walthamstow, E17 6AR.
For further details phone Tel: 020 8524 3111

CIRCLE DANCING IN WALTHAMSTOW
First Thursday of the month 2.00 – 4.00pm, at Quaker meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd, E17 4QU [off Hoe St]. £4 per session, refreshments included. No need for a partner, just turn up, beginners welcome. For more information phone Pat on 020 8556 3508 or e-mail jean.duggleby@virgin.net.

COFFEE AND CHAT
United Reformed Church, Buxton Road, Chingford. Come and join us every Friday from 9.45 a.m. to 12 noon.

COFFEE MORNING
Every third Tuesday of the month, free hospitality event, 10.30am-12.00noon (please arrive before 10.30am thank you) at Sanjos, 164 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5BD. Tel: 020 8505 5775. www.sanjotheexperience.com.

COFFEE MORNING
King’s Road Baptist Church, Chingford. As a group of people that seek to live out the life of Christ in our community, we have started a coffee morning in the church hall. Following the door2door surveys which we have been doing over the last few weeks, you have suggested that a place to meet and chat plus for some, the opportunity to play table tennis, would be appreciated! So every other Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm, there will be a warm welcome for anyone to come along, and at no cost! Now that seems a good deal! If there is anything that we can pray for please let us know.

COLLEGE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY
are a friendly musical society based at Waltham Forest College. We are looking for new members. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 to 10 pm. If you enjoy singing and/or dancing, please contact Doreen on 020 8539 9474, e-mail damedoreen@yahoo.co.uk for full details or visit www.collegeoperatic.co.uk.

COMMUNITY CHOIR
Join our Community Choir and perform at Concerts and Events for fun time. We meet at the Priory Court Community Centre in Walthamstow, every Wednesday, from: 7.00 pm To: 8.30 pm. For more information, please phone 020 8524 5213, or 07950 385 141 or email Vision2Kreate@googlemail.com. REGISTERED CHARITY

COULD YOU SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE AT SEA?
No? but you could help to raise funds in Chingford to support the wonderful work of the R.N.L.I. (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). How? by offering to collect for an hour or two, once or twice a year, outside local supermarkets. Please ring : (020) 8529 3962 for more details. Thank you.

CRAFT + CARD MAKING CLUB
Meets alternate Thursdays 7-9pm in Church Hall Highams Park. New members welcome. For more information phone Heather: 020 8531-4572 (eves)

CREATIVE CRAFT CAFE
is a friendly craft group for adults that meets on 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1.00 pm at the Hornbean Centre, 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow. E.17 9AH, for card making, papercrafts etc. For more info phone: 07956 904 923

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH BEVERLEY HARKNETT
We are a small, friendly group of writers, meeting  once a month at South Chingford Community Library. The workshops are open to all budding writers and beginners are very welcome. Please bring pen, paper and a little creativity. 11.00am – 12.00pm on the last Saturday of every month. South Chingford Community Library. 020 8529 3035. Southchingfordlibrary@gmail.com

CYGNUS CAFE GATHERING
Visit one of 90+ local groups of Cygnus Magazine Supporters for dogma free, heart to heart conversations in a safe space. Venue: Cedars Park Café, CEDARS PARK, Theobalds Lane, CHESHUNT Herts. EN10 8RU. Every fourth Friday of the month. 10 to 11.30 am. Tel. 07710 099 600. moniqueelton@aol.com

DO YOU SING ALTO?
Chingford Ladies Choir needs you! We are a well established 3 part choir of 45 members and are currently seeking three altos to join us. An ability to sight read is preferable. Repertoire is varied from Mozart to Gospel! We meet every Wednesday from 2pm till 4pm at the Ridgeway Evangelical Church in Chingford. For more information please call Fru Chilvers (Musical Director) on 0208 5025896 or email rfchilvers@btinternet.com

EPPING FOREST & DISTRICT STAMP CLUB
All meetings are held at the Dining Hall, Roding Valley High School, Loughton. IG10 3JA. Use the car park entrance in Brook Road (off Alderton Hill) with parking in the Main Playground and not in the approach road. Tuesday evening meetings 7:45pm for 8pm start, meetings end about 9:45pm. Saturday auctions viewing from 1:30pm, auction starts 2:45pm. Yearly membership £8 adults, £3 junior. For more information contact Eric Hutton 01992 654001, or web site www.eppingforeststampclub.uk

FOREST ART & CRAFTS
We have been in existence for over 40 years and are looking for new members as well as visitors to our exhibitions and sales. Our artists exhibit on The Green, North Chingford, the first Saturday of each month through the summer months. We also hold indoor shows at the United Reformed Church Halls, Buxton Road, North Chingford. For further information please contact Leigh Clothier on 020 8524 7934.

FOREST ART & CRAFTS GROUP
We are a registered charitable not-for-profit group catering for lonely or disadvantaged adults in our community. We meet each Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mary Cotton Hall, St. John’s Church Centre, Buckhurst Hill and offer a wide variety of different arts to explore. Come and join us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and unleash your creativity. For more information, please call Antoinette on 020 8504 8033 or email acnrcp@hotmail.co.uk.

FOREST MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
(www.forestmusical.co.uk) We are a friendly musical theatre group who are looking for new members to join our forthcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Winners of the NODA London Region Kathleen Oyler Trophy for Best Chorus, we rehearse in Loughton on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and perform two large scale productions each year at the Kenneth More Theatre and other locations. If you are interested in musical theatre, singing, dancing and acting or if you love costumes making props or working behind the scenes contact lauren@forestmusical.co.uk for more details.

FREE ESOL
Intermediate 10 week Course. Wednesday and Thursday 1-3pm. Chingford Children’s Centre, 5 Oak Grove, E4 6EY. Do you have under 5s? Do you need to find work in the future? Do you need to improve your English? If you answer yes to these questions then please get in touch. Free creche. For more information call 020 8496 1551 (www.chingfordchildrencentre.org) or email lingard.jo@gmail.com

FREE KIDZ KLUB
every Sunday during term time 4-5pm Sewardstone Church E4 7PA (opposite Epping Way). All workers are police checked. Bus pick up from stops around Chingford (see website for locations).
Children play games, win sweets and prizes and learn about God.
Call Nick for further information/queries 07973 462 741, website www.kidzklubchingford.co.uk or find Kidz Klub Chingford on Facebook.

FREE Led Walks for Older Adults.
Living Streets the UK Charity for everyday walking is organising FREE led walks in your area. We’re happy to walk with you as a group or invite you to one of our existing walks. Nearest one is Fridays