About Waltham Forest Echo

We are an independent community newspaper for the London borough of Waltham Forest, established in July 2014. We publish every month and distribute 20,000 free copies of each issue via cafes, pubs, community spaces, train stations, and people’s doors.

The aim of the Echo is to promote the work of local community organisations and voluntary sector groups, along with arts and cultural activities taking place in the borough. We also want to provide an opportunity for local people to contribute and raise important issues.

The Echo team: Anna Merryfield, Jonathan Duncan, James Cracknell, David Floyd

The Echo team: Anna Merryfield, Jonathan Duncan, James Cracknell, David Floyd

David Floyd

James Cracknell

Jonathan Duncan

Project manager
Anna Merryfield


The Echo is published by Social Spider CIC on behalf of WFWellComm CIC, a social enterprise formed by charities and social enterprises based in the borough.

As such, we are a not-for-profit newspaper. Part of our funding comes from local advertisers, but this revenue is only used to help cover the Echo‘s running costs. Another source of income is our membership scheme.

The WFWellComm management board comprises: David Floyd (Social Spider CIC), Tom Ruxton (HEET), Helen Tredoux (Community Transport Waltham Forest).

The member organisations of WFWellComm CIC are: Community Transport Waltham Forest, Social Spider CIC, HEET.

We’d also like to thank the members of Waltham Forest Echo: Darrel Hunneybell, Sarah Jones, David Hamilton, Chris Lemin, Jean Duggleby, David Gardiner, Melanie Strickland, Michael Grimshaw, Manuel Arroyo-Kalin, Dexter Coles, Ros Kane, Roland Karthaus, David O’Driscoll, and Sanjoy Kumar.

ComplaintsIMPRESS: Trust In Journalism

Waltham Forest Echo is a member of IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor of The Press. For more information on the Echo’s complaints policy and how to make a complaint, click here.