Leyton Orient would like to congratulate Waltham Forest Council after it was named the London Borough of Culture for 2019.
The Mayor’s Office competition will provide grants for activities and cultural events within the Borough, and beat off competition from 21 other councils in a campaign that Leyton Orient backed to be named the first ever London Borough of Culture.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said the council’s bid was “ambitious in scale and placed local people at the very heart of the programme”.
O’s Chairman Nigel Travis said, "Since the change of ownership at Leyton Orient FC, the club has developed a very close and collaborative relationship with the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The Club congratulates the Borough’s leadership on being the first Council to earn this honour”