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 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: email@example.com 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
It is with regret that we have had to withdraw from this years Show. The Town council who in the past were happy to allow us to participate using their Public Liability Insurance has informed us that we must provide our own this year. Following the fatal incident last...read more
WARA attended the WATC annual open meeting and put a number of questions to councillors. We brought up the subject of Japanese Knotweed prevelant in the open ditch outside King Harold School and also at neighbouring Galley Hill with the junction of Broomstick Hall...read more