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Buy It Local events come to Leyton, North Chingford and Walthamstow this weekend

Buy it Local events will take place in Leyton, North Chingford and Walthamstow this weekend to celebrate town centres and showcase the range or local retailers plying their trade across the borough.

The events will take place across the three town centres on Saturday 22 November, between 11am and 4pm in the following locations –

North Chingford, Station Road, E4 7BE

Leyton, Buckingham Road, E10 5NG

Walthamstow, High Street, E17 7DB

Each will feature fantastic live entertainment for all the family including live music, children’s entertainers, street performers and stilt walkers.

Chris Robbins, Leader of Waltham Forest Council said: “Our town centres have everything you need on your doorstep, from everyday essentials and skilled independent traders to produce from around the world. The Buy it Local events will celebrate our local retailers so come along and see all the things your local area has to offer.”

Visitors to the North Chingford event can take part in a special treasure hunt for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses. Clue sheets will be available from volunteers, information points and some participating businesses.

Local bakeries and cafes are also being put to the test in a Cupcake Bake-Off competition. Entrants will create six shopping themed cupcakes that celebrate life in Waltham Forest. Judging will take place at 12.30pm in Leyton Coronation Gardens.

Last Saturday (15 November) crowds enjoyed the first three Buy it Local events in Highams Park, Leytonstone and Wood Street. The events are being held as part of the ‘Waltham Forest is London’ campaign, which was created by Waltham Forest Council to celebrate life in the borough and to give the borough a stronger sense of identity. For more information about the campaign visit

Businesses that would like to get involved in the events can email for more information.


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