Welcome to WARA
Waltham Abbey Residents Association (WARA) acts on behalf of residents living in Waltham Abbey, we are a voluntary non-political organisation and we take this opportunity to welcome all visitors to our website. We try to help with planning issues or objections local residents may have in their local community, that may cause distress to residents if they proceed.
If you are new residents to Waltham Abbey or possibly still considering whether to move to our Historic Town,please take a few minutes to review our website, it just might help you make up your mind.
Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance we may be able to offer.
We may occasionally need to employ professionals for advice, such as Solicitors or Consultants to assist us or act on behalf of our residents. This is to ensure that whatever we may state publicly or write on a particular issue, is in fact honest, lawful and accurate. In order to employ these professionals we rely on donations to fund this work and would be grateful for any financial assistance you maybe able to offer.
We have been advised by one of our members that the 7.5 ton limit in Broomstickhall Road is being ignored again following our report on the Golden Boy Coach incident last year. It has reported to us that Ronimix concrete trucks regularly use this road with their 32ton...read more
Just to keep all that are interested up to speed on the recent activities and closure of the RGM. A lot of the staff at the Mills have unfortunately been made redundant due to the Corona Virus causing the site's lockdown. One un-named member has decided to spread a...read more
We have been asked by the Mills to place on our website details of a Crowdfunder campaign they are running. They are in need of some financial support after being forced to close due to the Covid 19 pandemic. ...read more
Hi to all who visit our website. Just a brief update on WARA's recent activities, we are no longer able to meet and greet at the Town Show in June these days. Following on from the rather unfortunate death of a child on a bouncy castle a year or so back, the Waltham...read more
WARA members, over the recent past has been the mainstay behind the committee formed to promote the Waltham Abbey Neighbourhood Plan (WANP). As such a lot of time has been spent researching matters connected to the drafting of the Plan. Consequently we have not been...read more
An email was sent by one of our supporters ref:- Golden Boy Coaches travelling through Waltham Abbey using 7.5 tonne restricted roads. Please find the email and response from Golden Boy To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Overweight Good morning can you please advise...read more
It is proposed that Net Academy Trust takes over Waltham Holy Cross School next May. In a report shown to us, this trust is one of the worst performing Multi-Academy Trusts (MATS) in the country and the proposed merger is totally against the wishes of the majority of...read more
The object of the Town and Neighbourhood Plans. New Government legislation requires all councils to form a new Town Plan, Towns have always had a Local Plan that lasts for 15...read more
After the previous planning application was refused and as was the later appeal for the Sewardstone Road site in July 2015, a new reduced scale application has been submitted for this site. Please find a copy of our objection letter for this fresh application below....read more
A new planning application has been submitted to EFDC for the site situated parallel to the M25 accessed from Dowding Way in Waltham Abbey. WARA has received numerous complaints from Residents about this proposal and have been asked to object on their behalf. Please...read more