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Welcome to the Hornbeam:  a community organisation working with a range of partners in Waltham Forest and beyond.

  • SPACE for communities to meet in E17 and E4
  • TIME and support to develop community initiatives
  • SKILLS and knowledge about low cost, low impact living.

Our E17 space hosts the Hornbeam Café, run by Norman Loves with Hornbeam volunteers… serving affordable vegetarian food made from organic, seasonal, locally grown and/or fairly traded ingredients.

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  • Use Your Loaf – February Supper Club! February 12, 2016 Rebecca TullyThis month’s fork to fork supper is again hosted by Hornbeam Volunteers, after a successful Pumpkin Rescue night back in October! (One of our volunteers came to eat that night and is now part of the team!) Book tickets here Bread is the most wasted food in the country, with 24 million slices a year  going in the ...
  • Want a fresh wardrobe? Next monday is your chance! February 5, 2016 Amy CroomeFree Clothes Swap: Community Monday Monday 15th Feb, 11am – 2pm at Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH Bring women’s men’s or children’s clothes you no longer want or need to the Hornbeam Cafe and take other clothes back home with you! Bring clothes from 11, swap from 12 – tell us in advance on the facebook ...
  • Woodlands Parade February 3, 2016 Amy CroomeSaturday 20th February, 10am – 2pm, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off 48 Kings Road, E4 7HR All Welcome: It’s Free Celebrate the wonders and joys woodlands offer us! • Delicious Food & Drinks • Live Music • Tree Planting Workshop & take a free tree home • Outdoor games and learning for all ages • Reveal of Wildlife Cameras • Launch of Woodland’s Podcast • ...
  • Wildlife Photography Competition – take part by Monday! February 3, 2016 Amy CroomeCapture the beauty of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve with a camera and win fantastic prizes with your photographs. Whether you are a hobby-photographer or a professional – we believe you can win! There are two categories: Wildlife and Still-life. All pictures need to be of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and submitted electronically or in print by the 8th ...

Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880