Leyton is one of the most diverse areas of London and indeed the whole of the United Kingdom with 65 percent of residents being black, asian, or from an ethnic minority. Communities from all over the world call Leyton home and hundreds of different languages are spoken throughout. It’s also a young place with over half of the population being under 30 years of age.

Leyton has a strong connection to sport. It’s home to part of the Olympic Park, Leyton Orient Football Club and will have the UK’s first Urban Cricket Hub at the Leyton Cricket Ground. That’s not to mention a large number of leisure centres offering activities to residents, such as the brand new Feel Good Too Sports Centre.

Leyton has a vast array of green spaces, including Jubilee Park and Coronation Gardens, and its own city farm, Brooks Farm. A thriving cultural scene of restaurants and iconic pubs; it’s also where legendary English heavy metal band Iron Maiden formed. The area has two public libraries, Leyton Library and Lea Bridge Library, that offer a range of a services to residents.

Meet Carolyn, our Leyton Network Manager...

I've lived in Leyton for four years and just love the people and the area. Having previously worked as a Local Area Coordinator supporting vulnerable residents in Waltham Forest to get involved in the community, it is a real source of pride to now work as a Network Manager for this area, getting to spend my days with fellow residents who have a passion for contributing to the community.

At its heart, my job is about supporting those who want to help (‘community champions’ for want of a better term), and finding ways to help integrate and improve the lives of our most vulnerable residents.  Get in touch if you have ideas, skills or plans for our area and to find out more about how we can connect communities in Leyton.

Get involved

We're looking to hear about events, volunteering opportunities, community groups and support networks in Leyton. And want to make this widely available to as many people as possible.

If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the programme, please contact our Network Managers today.

Contact us

Write to us

Our Place Team Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF.

Telephone 020 8508 0611