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Parks and open spaces guide Click to get info
Parks and open spaces strategies and plans Click to get info
- Open Space Strategy 2010-2020 (2.7MB PDF file)
In September 2010, the Council adopted the Open Space Strategy for the borough. The strategy reports on the amount, location and quality of open space in the borough. The strategy is intended to last until 2020 and it contains an action plan for the first three years of this ten year period
- Biodiversity Action Plan (5MB PDF file)
The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) offers an in-depth insight into the surprising wealth of flowers and animals to be found across Waltham Forest, from back gardens and cemeteries to woodlands, marshes, streams and rivers
- Waltham Forest Tree Strategy 2017-2022 (4.5MB PDF file)
Waltham Forest Council adopted its tree strategy in February 2011. The strategy sets out a framework for the planning and management of the borough’s urban forest for the next ten years. The Council is committed to the high quality and proactive management of its tree stock. The Council consulted on the draft strategy during August 2010 and received 237 responses. These responses were taken into account in the production of the final strategy
Be a friend of your local park Click to get info
Want to be involved in improving your local park? 'Friends of Parks' groups work with the Council's Greenspace team to create better open spaces. Each group helps care for a specific park or green space in the borough.
All Waltham Forest residents are welcome to join a Friends Group, or help to establish one in your local green space. If you would like to know more about Friends Groups in the borough or how to set one up please contact Waltham Forest.
Waltham Forest Open Space Strategy Consultation Click to get info
Waltham Forest Open Space Strategy: We need your views!
The parks and green spaces in our Borough are fundamental to our ability to enjoy a good quality of life, support biodiversity and adapt to climate change. We are currently developing an Open Space Strategy. This will provide evidence for updating our Local Plan and will provide a framework for future management of the Borough’s green spaces.
This short survey is aimed at getting a better understanding of what you think about the borough’s existing green spaces, your recreation needs and your thoughts on managing green spaces for the benefit of the borough’s wildlife. It is important that we understand how you use your green spaces and how you want them to be improved so we can plan for the future.
The online survey takes only around 10 minutes to complete and will end on Sunday 7 July 2019.
Park events and activities Click to get info
Park hire Click to get info
View our current fees and charges Greenspace and Sports pitch hire charges
Charges for all other types of events and commercial hire are negotiable and you should contact the Green Space Service to discuss your requirements.
Sports pitch hire Click to get info
Our service standards Click to get info
The standards apply to all parks, open spaces, playing fields except Chingford Mount Cemetery, Walthamstow (Queens Road) Cemetery and Selbourne Walk.
View our service standards (44KB PDF file)
The general byelaws cover pleasure grounds, public walks, open spaces and the town square.
View our general byelaws (210KB PDF file)
Dog control orders
For further information about walking dogs in parks and cleaning up after your dog please see our dog control orders.
Feedback Click to get info
We value your feedback on our parks and open spaces, which helps to make the best management decisions we can.
If you have any immediate comments or queries please contact us at the Green Space Service 020 8496 3000.
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