Category: Waltham Forest Council

Mawlid Al-Nabi 2020 – Message From The Mayor

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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Taste Ramadan – Waltham Forest

About The Event

This Ramadan, LBWF (London Borough of Waltham Forest) have teamed up with WFCOM (Waltham Forest Council of Mosques) to provide an opportunity to connect the various vibrant communities residing and working in Waltham Forest to come together and get a taste of Ramadan. This event will enable local people to share food, network and connect with one another on the beautiful surroundings outside the iconic Grade II Listed Town Hall 
 
Join us for the biggest community Iftar (post sunset meal following fasting) open for all, bring along your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and everyone you know .
 

📆 Saturday 18th May 2019
🕣 7:30pm-9:30pm
📍Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF

🗣 Speeches/performances from faith/community leaders and local residents
🥘 Dates, food and water provided
🌅 Maghrib (sunset prayer) on the fields (please bring prayer mats | ablution facilities are limited)

Get Your Tickets

Event Poster

Update:

Following on from such an overwhelming, positive response, here are a few things to take into consideration:
 
REGISTRATION 
We have been overwhelmed with the response we have received. We hope enough has been catered for everyone that attends. On that note, for those who haven’t registered, please still come along and in the spirit of Ramadan, we hope others will fulfill the tagline of the event;  Share Food, Share Friendship. Please arrive at 7:30pm as the programme will start from 8pm on the dot.
 
MATS
Although we have provided some mats for people to sit on, we kindly request all attendees to bring their own just in case we don’t have enough for everyone. This could be a picnic blanket, a prayer mat etc as long as you are comfortable. A limited amount of chairs will be provided for those who find it difficult to sit on the floor. Additional pray mats will be provided for prayer for both brothers and sisters. However, ablution facilities are limited.
 
WEATHER 
The weather suggests it will be dry with hints of sunshine. Therefore, the whole event will take place outdoors. However, if it does rain, Waltham Forest council have kindly provided the assembly hall within the grounds as an alternative venue meaning it will go ahead, regardless the weather. Whatever the case, mats are still needed for both. We also advise attendees to wear something warm as it tends to get cooler during that particular time in the evening.
 
PHOTOGRAPHERS 
Whether you use your smart phones or professional cameras, we would like for you to share your experience with us and the rest of the world using the hashtags at the bottom of the message.
 
We have had an amazing response from the community and can’t wait to see you. Let’s make this an event not to be forgotten and set a precedent for it to be repeated bigger and better every year!
 
#WFOurPlace
#TasteRamadan
 
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Proposal Success: CT Scanner In Waltham Forest

About The Proposal

Over 4000 Signatures Recieved Collectively From Our Masjid Members 

The Digital Autopsy Suite and CT Scanning service will allow for a non-invasive post-mortem option for residents of the borough and greater surrounding areas. A digital autopsy is an advanced process that utilises software and a digital CT scan of the deceased to allow an examination to be conducted, without a full invasive autopsy.

The support from the community was highlighted in the report from the Council in recognising that the new service is “strongly supported by the Muslim and Jewish faith communities in particular.”

The DAS and CT Scanner will also allow for a quicker issuing of the Death Report and consequently allowing for a speedy burial and Janazah, as Islam recommends.

Press Release

Council Approval Letter

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Mini-Holland Protest

Mini-Holland Protest

On 3rd November, a protest took place outside Walthamstow Town Hall against the proposed road closures as part of the Mini-Holland scheme

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