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 12,500 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.
We are a not-for-profit newspaper. Most of our funding comes from local advertisers, while we also receive money via our membership scheme. All income is spent on making and improving the Echo.
Waltham Forest Echo is published by Social Spider CIC on behalf of WFWellComm CIC, a social enterprise formed by charities and social enterprises based in Waltham Forest. The WFWellComm management board comprises: David Floyd (Social Spider), Tom Ruxton (HEET), Helen Tredoux (Community Transport Waltham Forest). The member organisations of WFWellComm are: Community Transport Waltham Forest, Social Spider, HEET.
The members of Waltham Forest Echo are: Darrel Hunneybell, David Hamilton, Chris Lemin, Jean Duggleby, David Gardiner, Melanie Strickland, Michael Grimshaw, Dexter Coles, Roland Karthaus, David O’Driscoll, Renetta Neal, Paul Schneider, Deri Jones, Megan Lucero, Andrew Sharp, Deri Jones, Scott Davies, Abigail Woodman, Madeleine Munday, Ian Cadogan, Lee Mitchell, Pat Stannard, Irena Souroup, Paul Scaife, Roy Sutton, Jon Dalladay, David Kalloo, David McDade, Chingford Pet Rescue, Edward Clarke, Community Counts UK, Esther Neslen, Bright Stars Youth FC, Laura Bawcutt, Saradadevii Hull-Jurkovic, Claire Weiss, George Clarke, Ben Marlow, Creative Works, Alex Dandeker, Greg Cochrane, Julie Gibson.
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.