The Waltham Forest Direct (WFD) shop opposite the bus garage near Bakers Arms, is to be axed. A Liberal Democrat amendment at the budget setting meeting to retain the WFD shops was defeated by Labour councillors who decided to close the Waltham Forest Direct Shops in Leyton, Leytonstone and Chingford.
It was noted that the branch in Walthamstow is staying open!
This will be a big blow to Leyton residents who use it to sort out Council queries and benefit problems. I have heard that a limited WFD service may become available at the new re-furbished Leyton Library. We shall see!