Events Leytonstone

Young people to hold ‘Light Up Langthorne Park’ campaign event next week

The event will run at Langthorne Park, Leytonstone, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and will include a football tournament, face painting, games and craft, and refreshments

Credit: Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre/ Light up Langthorne

A community event is being organised on Tuesday 25th July by a group of young people in Leytonstone to highlight the ‘Light Up Langthorne’ campaign.  

Collective, local community groups and residents have been campaigning for better lighting in Langthorne Park in south Leytonstone for over 18 months.  

The event will draw attention to the lack of lighting and how many feel that during the winter the park feels unsafe to be in.

The ‘Light Up Langthorne’ campaign calls for current infrastructure that is in place to light up the car park, forecourt, entrance to the Pavilion and the sports pitches to be lit up rather than for the whole park to be lit.


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Credit: Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre/ Light up Langthorne

Campaigners have appealed to the council to fix the issue especially since the Langthorne park pavilion is listed as one of the two youth services that are available to young people in Leytonstone. The lack of lighting during winter months means that the service is cut off after school hours when it is dark and has been highlighted as an issue by campaigners because it is during after school hours that youth violence is highest. 

The event will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and will include a football tournament, face painting, games and craft, and refreshments. Anyone is welcome.


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