Radio for help

At Waltham Forest Connected, we’re keen to get local businesses old and new to show off what they’re up to and ask the business community for help if they need it. Featured below is our first business spotlight on the upcoming Waltham Forest Community Radio. If you’ve got some news or are looking for support from our network, please drop an email to

With encouragement from the Council, a group of local volunteers is setting up Waltham Forest Community Radio to broadcast across the Borough – not just on line but on DAB as well.  The station will very much support the council’s new programmes – Connecting Communities and Life Chances (for younger residents) – and will be located in Higham Hill.

The station will reflect the diversity of our cultures and communities, both in management and content, with a focus on youth training, engagement and opportunities.  Target for go-live is August 2019.

The station will be recruiting a broad range of volunteers (including presenters) early in 2019, but for now, if you have the interest, energy, time and commitment to help to make this work, why not join their project working group?  Just email them at

Initially, the station is expecting to be largely funded through grants, but once they are broadcasting they will be looking to sell advertising and sponsorship (programme or station).  For local businesses this could be extremely attractive – local advertising at very reasonable rates.  Again, for further details, contact them at