Waltham Forest Digital Month

Waltham Forest Digital Month Connecting communities and unlocking opportunities

About digital month

This November, Waltham Forest is hosting its second annual Digital Month and we hope that you will be tapping, snapping, clicking and learning as part of our exciting programme of events.

Through Digital Month we are connecting communities, finding new ways to interact with residents and making it easier for you to interact with us, while unlocking opportunities for businesses and residents through digital technology.

There will be lots of exciting events and activities including a Hackathon, Skype workshops for the over 50s in partnership with Age Uk Waltham Forest and safety workshops in schools on cyber bullying. Look out for events with Google and Natwest as part of Global Entrepreneur Week too.

Other events include drop-in sessions to help people wanting to sign up to My Account online and social media masterclasses delivered by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

We are also using Digital Month to get behind our London Borough of Culture bid. Look out for our special Snapchat filter which will be available at our annual Waltham Forest fireworks night on 5 November 2017.

Digital month events

Skype for beginners

Have you always wanted to use Skype to talk to family or friends around the World?

In partnership with Age UK, this course covers all the basics of using Skype, from installing, creating a profile to making free video and voice calls over the Internet.

You can attend the course on 23 or 30 November.

Please call 020 8558 5512 to book a place.

Fill in our digital survey

Tell us how we can improve our borough through digital innovation and services, by completing our short survey below. 

Adventures in Digital Art

The colourful and engaging art to be shown at Adventures in Digital Art 2017, will show the wide-ranging ways in which today’s artists are using digital tools.

The show includes a Virtual Reality fantasy land; a web-based planetary spirograph; a projected clock you can sing to and much more.


Digital Champions Network

The Digital Champions Network is an exciting initiative to create a team of volunteers who can help their local community to be online.

If you are passionate about the internet then you can become a local Digital Champion and you don’t even need to be an IT whizz!

Find out more

Get involved – fill in our digital survey

As a council, we want to be at the forefront of digital innovation and think that this will help improve residents' lives. 

We have already implemented new digital products and services, but need your help for how we can do better.

Reflecting on your own experiences and the challenges that you face as a local resident or business, please answer the questions below to let us know your thoughts on how we can improve our digital products and services.

Digital accessibility
I prefer to contact the Council and receive information via the website, social media or mobile apps
I receive a consistent and high quality service when using the Council's online services
I have the right level of skill and knowledge to access and use online services
I have access to broadband at home and am satisfied with the speed of my connection
I can access online services 'on the go' in the borough e.g. by using 4G/3G mobile data, free public wi-fi, etc.
The Council
I think my Council uses technology to improve the lives of its residents and how it delivers services
I think my Council allows residents to voice their concerns and listens to ideas
I think my Council responds to customer complaints and enquiries and acts accordingly
I think my Council is open and honest, keeping residents informed about what it is doing
I trust my Council to protect my personal information and use it in an appropriate way