The Italian Food Market returned to South Chingford at the bank holiday weekend and was a huge success!
After the success of the Italian food market in November 2015, the market returned this Sunday for a great day in the sun, again they brought some amazing authentic Italian food with them, this time they added an Italian leather bag stall to the market which created loads of interest. I went along early to the market and it was already busy and it continued to be busy all day and the sun came out! Everyone I spoke to said it was bustling and had a lovely atmosphere, the stall holders enjoyed being in South Chingford and are looking to come back again before the end of the year. The food they bring is not budget by any means but priced reasonably for what it is, its all sourced from around Italy and a lot of it you can not buy in the UK. Take a look at some of the photos below and if you did come along on Sunday please feel free to leave some comments!
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Come and suggest ideas and find out how to be involved in Chingford's very first energy garden.
Chingford rail station has been selected and the next step is to find out what the community would like to see there.
Flowers, vegetables, artwork, green energy, there are lots of possibilities! This is very much a community initiative and the station needs your support to make it a success.
The first meeting will be Saturday 28th May, 2pm. Meet at Chingford Rail Station.
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An original Routemaster London Bus rolled up in Chingford Mount/Old Church Road yesterday 19th May! There was a whole host of activity from a brand new interactive show with music, memories and comedy from theatre company Slap Haddock where people got the chance to tell their own story. Auntie Maureen, Gramophone Artiste Extraordinaire, were spinning some tunes and leading a rousing rendition of the Okey Cokey, and Vestry House Museum brought some original items from their collection for everyone to have a look. There was lots of useful information about services in the borough for older people. Great day with our Routemaster @SlapHaddock @Auntie_Maureen for Dementia Awareness Week.
The founder of Chingford’s biggest annual summer event has battled through pneumonia this year but is “determined to keep the show on the road”. On Saturday, June 11, tens of thousands of people young and old will gather in Station Road for the return of the Chingford Village Festival, sponsored by the Chingford Guardian.
The day of fun centres on and around Chingford Village Green, Chingford Assembly Hall, Saints Peter and Paul’s Church and Mornington Hall.
Now in its 22nd year, organiser and founder Irene Bull chose ‘A Day in the Life of Music’ for the festival’s theme.
People will be able to enjoy everything from bag pipes to live rock, pop and jazz music.
Ms Bull is also asking people to come and wave there flag for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations and take part in ‘A Right Royal Tombola’ and ‘Name The Corgi’ competition.
Schools, shops, brigades, cadets and talented musical acts have jumped on board after more than 20,000 people made last year’s festival the biggest independently run event for miles around.
Anyone for a bit of community gardening? The Chingford Mount Road planting group will be meeting again for a planting and maintenance session on Sunday 5th of June at 10:30 am, outside La Rocca restaurant. Our Chingford Hatch planting group will be meeting again later this spring/summer. The dates will also be posted on www.lovesouthchingford.com. Everyone most welcome to join us!
An original Routemaster London bus is bringing a musical travelling show to delight older people during dementia awareness week. It will be rolling up to Doctor’s Villa in Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, on Thursday (May 19) from 11.30am to 12.30pm and then on to Albert Crescent in South Chingford from 2pm to 3pm.
Slap Haddock theatre company is providing music, memories and comedy and Auntie Maureen is promising a rousing rendition of Okey Cokey on her antique gramophone.
Vestry House Museum will also be bringing original items from its Walthamstow archives for you to peruse on the day.
Useful information about borough-wide services for older people will be on hand and visitors are reminded that the event is ticketless requiring you to just drop in.
New tennis courts are being served up for free as a borough-wide scheme hoping to get more people playing. The “state-of-the-art” courts in Ridgeway Park in Chingford opened yesterday (May 12) ahead of a free-to-play open weekend (May 14 and 15).
The park now features six floodlit outdoor tennis courts, two mini tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a new pavilion.
The open days are part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s ‘Great British Tennis Weekends’ offering free opportunities for first-time players .
A council-led scheme called Play Tennis Waltham Forest is asking people to pay £30 a year for “unlimited tennis” at courts in Abbotts Park, Chingford Memorial Park, Lloyd Park and Aveling Park.
After the Ridgeway Park free open weekend finishes, scheme members will have to pay £5 to play per hour at the new facilities.
Families can alternatively pay £45 a year to play tennis on one of the borough’s 18 full-size courts and four mini courts.
All courts can be booked up to seven days in advance and more information can be found here: www.playtenniswalthamforest.com.
Also see https://www.lta.org.uk/
It is “just another day” for a fish shop owner when David Beckham turns up for his saveloy.
Tuncay Bulbul, owner of Chingford’s Fish and Chicken, in Chingford Mount Road, didn’t bat an eye lid when the global sports star came in for his usual yesterday (May 3).
The former Manchester United midfielder regularly visits the shop with his son Cruz and he always orders the same meal.
The shop's owner, Mr Bulbul, 28, said: “It’s always big and it’s always a saveloy, half a chicken, scampi, and a cod and chips.
“It wasn’t much of thing when he came in with Cruz yesterday, I just said hello and asked him if he wanted his usual.
“It was his birthday the day before so we think he was coming in for a nice treat.”
For some of the staff it was their first time meeting the footballer and a few were understandably nervous.
Mr Bulbul added: “The girls serving him couldn’t take the order because they couldn’t breathe they were so excited.
The self-confessed Gooner was pleased to see David’s youngest son not following in his father’s footsteps on a previous visit.
He said: “Last time he came Cruz was wearing an Arsenal shirt and I told him he was on the right path.”
The shop has its fair share of famous fish enthusiasts with grime artist Chunky and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery both loyal customers.
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