Free children’s sport sessions in May and June at Pastures

Free sports sessions for children aged 2+ are currently on offer during May and June at Pastures.

The sessions start on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May and will continue until Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th  June, with a break on the 1st & 2nd June for half term. Spaces are limited at 15 per session

Please find more information on the flyer below. Bookings can be made either by scanning the flyer QR code or the link below –

Good Shepherd Announcement

The Waltham Forest Council tender bid process which started in December 2021 for
the meanwhile use of the Good Shepherd Building concluded in March and the
successful bidder has been notified by Council Officers.

Councillor Clyde Loakes notified the Pastures Action Group confirming:
“The Team are all Leytonstone residents and seem to have put together an
interesting and exciting bid, identifying gaps and responding to growing
demands – co- working opportunities for example-, whilst adding to the wider
community, creative and economic footprint of Leytonstone.
This begins a new and I believe welcome chapter in the life of the Good
Shepherd Building and I’m sure the team will be reaching out and providing
further details over the coming days, weeks, and months, as they are handed
the keys and get to work, making their ideas a reality.
With the renewed interest and activity at the Pastures Building, the work in the
grounds, the food growing plots and now this development it really does feel
that the site has a renewed sense of purpose.”

The successful bidder has provided details of the new team with brief statements of
their aims below.

We propose to transform the Good Shepherd Building into a multi-purpose
space with creative arts at its core.
The local community’s mind and appetite will be fed through an accessible
offering of Co-working, Community and Café spaces.

Our mission is to improve the lives and prospects of our community through
collaborative experiences.
As residents of Leytonstone, we relish the opportunity to make this
contribution to our neighbours

Project Team
Zak Crafer, Danielle Gilbert & Jake Green

Further information will be made available as things progress

Free Bike Maintenace course

Every tuesday during March a bike maintenance session is being run during the early evening at Pastures.  There are two slots 5-6pm and 7-8pm.  Perfect for beginners and best of all it is absolutely free !!!!.  See flyer below for further detail. 

Survey – We Need Your Views

As the Save Our Pastures Campaign moves onto the next stage we need your help more than ever. Whilst Waltham Forest Council do not intend to demolish the site immediately they still do not consider the site to be viable in it’s current form. Save Our Pastures is committed to ensuring that the site is used and is usable by and for the whole community. We intend to produce a business case and present this to the council to show that the site is viable but to do so we need your views – what would you like to see the centre used for, how often would you use it, how much are you willing to pay to hire. If we don’t use the centre it will go so please give us your views. Link to the survey is here and also in the top menu.