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The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a London borough in northeast London, England. The borough was formed in 1965 from the merger of the municipal boroughs of Leyton, Walthamstow and Chingford; it took its name from Waltham Forest – an institution which managed deer in south-west Essex. Epping Forest is a remainder of the former Waltham Forest and forms the eastern and northern fringe of the borough. The River Lea lies to the west where its associated marshes and parkland form a green corridor which, along the reservoir-lined reaches, separates north and east London. The north and south of the borough, split by the North Circular Road, contrast markedly in terms of demographic and socio-economic indicators; with urban districts in the south having inner-city characteristics, and the more affluent suburban areas to the north having better access to open spaces, parks, and playing fields. Waltham Forest was one of the host boroughs of the London Olympics in 2012, with the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park providing an ongoing legacy in the UK and London.

The London Borough of Waltham Forest contains the most parks and open spaces of any borough north of the River Thames. Waltham Forest Borough Council (LBWF) owns over 290 hectares (2.9 km2) of open space including parks, sports and recreation grounds and nature reserves. However, other parks and open spaces in the borough are owned and managed by other agencies such as the City of London Corporation, which owns just over 472 hectares (4.72 km2) across 10 sites in the borough and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The southern part of Epping Forest still extends into the south of the borough, 90% of it having been preserved by the Epping Forest Act of 1878. This not only assisted in preserving the forest, the attraction value also helped stimulate urbanization of nearby areas. There’s a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, it’s a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business. We‘re the first ever London Borough of Culture and have a rich cultural heritage that takes in William Morris and Alfred Hitchcock and a host of new creative talent.


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