About Waltham Forest Echo
We are an independent community newspaper for the London borough of Waltham Forest, established in 2014. We publish monthly 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, as well as offering a platform from which to hold authority to account.
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.
We are a not-for-profit newspaper. Most of our funding comes from local advertisers, while another source is our membership scheme. All income is spent on making and improving the paper.
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.
Waltham Forest Echo is a member of the Independent Community News Network, the UK representative body for the independent community and hyperlocal news sector. For more information go to: communityjournalism.co.uk/icnn.