News

Parks and Covid test site closed for Storm Eunice

A red warning has been issued for London until 3pm
By

(credit: Waltham Forest Council)
(credit: Waltham Forest Council)

Waltham Forest’s parks and a number of public buildings have closed today as the borough battens down the hatches for Storm Eunice.

In the early hours of this morning, a severe red weather warning was issued for all of London, meaning there is a danger of death.

Everyone is advised to stay home until at least 3pm today, as wind speeds as high as 70mph are expected.

Waltham Forest Council has issued a statement that all of the borough’s parks and the Walthamstow Wetlands are closed for the day.


This story is published by Waltham Forest Echo, Waltham Forest's free monthly newspaper and free news website. We are a not-for-profit publication, published by a small social enterprise. We have no rich backers and rely on the support of our readers. Donate or become a supporter.


The rapid Covid testing site at Leyton Cricket Ground is also closed. However, all other testing sites remain open.

The North London Waste Authority has also chosen to close all of its outdoor reuse and recycling sites due to the storm.

Walthamstow Toy Library has also chosen to cancel all play sessions booked for today – tickets will be refunded or transferred to next week.

More information on how to stay safe or report a fallen tree is available on the council’s website here.


No news is bad news 

Independent news outlets like ours – reporting for the community without rich backers – are under threat of closure, turning British towns into news deserts. 

The audiences they serve know less, understand less, and can do less. 

In celebration of Indie News Week, Public Interest News Foundation's Indie News Fund will match fund all donations, including new annual supporter subscriptions for the month of June.

If our coverage has helped you understand our community a little bit better, please consider supporting us with a monthly, yearly or one-off donation. 

Choose the news. Don’t lose the news.

Monthly direct debit 

Annual direct debit

£5 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else, £10 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else and a print copy posted to them each month.  £50 annual supporters get a digital copy of each month's paper before anyone else.

Donate now with Pay Pal

More information on supporting us monthly or annually 

More Information about donations

Tags