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Contents

Features

City limits18–19

A Humanist chap22

A lot to lose 26

Deep roots30–31

Aldersbrook gardens34

Brick wall 38

K9s after COVID42

Home of art48–49

Future for Whipps52

Going swimmingly 56

Waste not 62

Endangered in Wanstead66–67

No let-up in the law72

Puzzles & competitions

Sudoku24

Crossword competition 44

Wanstead anagram 54

Mind-bender puzzles64

Every month

Local news6–8, 10 & 12

Wanstead map60–61

Community events79–82

Community groups86

Useful numbers88

Index of advertisers90

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Welcome...

For this issue’s welcome address, Wanstead

resident Paul Kaufman – recently appointed as the

Mayor of Redbridge’s first non-religious ‘chaplain’

– offers a Humanist reflection on the power

of community.

I am honoured to write this month’s opening reflection in my

new capacity as Humanist ‘chaplain’ for Redbridge.

The adage ‘there is more that unites us than divides us’ is oft

repeated. You may be forgiven for dismissing it as a lazy cliché

given the amount of vitriol on social media etc, but it does speak

to universal truths about our common humanity.

Take the principle we should treat each other as we would wish

to be treated. It is at the heart of the Christian gospel. It is also

found in just about every faith and culture around the globe. A

great example from the Yoruba people in western Africa goes:

‘One taking a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it

on himself to feel how it hurts.’

Humanists, who have no religious belief, say it is just a sensible

precept. Humans are social animals who tend to live in large

groups. The rule has evolved along with our empathy and power

to reason. It helps us, at our best, to rub along together and

thrive, whatever our religion or belief. While we may fall short in

practice, it is an ideal to which most of us aspire.

Wanstead is, on the whole, a fantastic, kind and thoughtful

community where we do all rub along and thrive.

The last year has been tough for many,

and it is a joy to see life gradually return

to some sort of normality. I remind

myself every day just how lucky I

am to live here.

Paul Kaufman

Chair of East London Humanists

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Wanstead Parish Resilient Heritage Project:

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In early 2020, Wanstead Parish secured a

heritage grant from the National Lottery

Heritage Fund to help us become more

resilient and adaptable. A group of parish

and community members representing both

churches have been working for 9 months to

develop a brief.

Our ambition is to serve our

communities better, make both

buildings and their green spaces

more accessible, reduce our carbon

footprint, and become more resilient

to future changes. We have worked with Alix Slater Consultancy and Dow Jones

Architects who have developed number of options for us. Our criteria have been:

• Heritage: removing the buildings from the Buildings at Risk Register.

• Environmental: maximising environmental benefits and impacts.

• Inclusion: ensuring the parish serves our communities.

• Finance: the option to be affordable and sustainable.

We have now chosen our preferred option and want to hear what you think.

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Community-wide consultation on

the future of St Mary’s and Christ Church

Wanstead Parish

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has launched a

consultation about

plans for the future

of St Mary’s and

Christ Church. “The

Parish is in the final

phase of a year-long

project, supported by

the National Lottery

Heritage Fund. The

aims of the project are:

to better understand

what urgent repairs we

need to make over the next five years to our

two churches, to improve access, to see how

we could make the most difference to our

communities, to increase our capacity to do

more, and to reduce our carbon footprint…

We’re looking for views from the whole wider

community,” said a church spokesperson.

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The plans include making the churchyard at

St Mary’s more accessible, internal changes

to the layout of Christ Church and emergency

repairs to its spire. Information boards are

on display in both venues and online, with

the consultation open until 10 June. Visit

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Redbridge Council is

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Wanstead Park group to consider

better protection for the bluebells

Save the date: Wanstead Festival

to return this September (hopefully)

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Wanstead Festival 2019

The Wanstead Park Liaison Group is to discuss

the latest bluebell season and consider

whether anything can be done differently in

the future to better protect the flowers from

being trampled. “Wren Group volunteers work

hard to clear undergrowth, so the bluebells

are visible, and lay paths to deter people

from walking on them. It’s not surprising

that people become annoyed when they

see visitors behaving inconsiderately. That

said, the informal barriers have been largely

successful,” said a spokesperson.

Mobility hub to be installed on

Wanstead High Street this summer

The hub will replace four parking

bays on the High Street. Residents

gave their backing to the scheme

in a consultation earlier this year

A mobility hub designed to encourage

sustainable travel will be installed on

Wanstead High Street this summer. The hub –

a small-scale transport interconnection – will

include an electric car club bay and an electric

vehicle charging bay, as well as an outdoor

seating area, cycle parking and plants. “We’re

keen to promote active travel in Redbridge, as

well as supporting the transition from diesel

and petrol to electric vehicles, and providing

more street space for residents and local

businesses,” said Councillor Jo Blackman.

Plans are being made for the return of the

Wanstead Festival on 12 September, subject

to government guidelines at the time. “We’re

looking forward to this year’s festival and

accompanying events, including the Wanstead

Fringe. It will be great for the community to

come together after all the challenges of the

pandemic,” said Councillor Jo Blackman. The

annual community event has been running

since 2003 and attracts thousands of residents

and visitors to Christchurch Green for a day of

music and activities.

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Application process continues for new

café kiosk on Christchurch Green

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who cared for and comforted all’

The plans would see a new café located

behind the toilet block along Woodbine

Place’s boundary with Christchurch Green

Vision RCL has updated its plans for a new café

on Christchurch Green. “Following feedback

from the Licensing Committee, it was

encouraged that we submit a full planning

application. This advice has been followed and

an application is to be submitted shortly,” said

a spokesperson. It follows a delay in a previous

application earlier this year. Councillor Jo

Blackman added: “We are pleased Vision has

listened to concerns raised by ward councillors

and residents and will be proceeding with

plans for a kiosk without an alcohol licence.”

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A memorial bench in honour of Jill Stock –

who died in a road traffic collision in 2019

– has been placed on Wanstead High Street

outside the Co-op. “Mum was visiting family in

Somerset when tragedy struck. The impact of

her death extended far beyond her immediate

family and friends – it was also a huge loss

for many people in Wanstead… Mum loved

Wanstead – she said it was “a very special

community” – and she put her heart and soul

into it ever since moving here in 1975,” said Jill’s

daughter Kate Gloudemans.

Redbridge Lane West allotment

threat: council and Cadent meeting

Redbridge Council officers met with Cadent

last month to discuss the proposed works

to the gas company’s Redbridge Lane West

site and possible impact on the adjacent

allotments. At the time of writing, a schedule

of the work and the areas affected were not

available. “Both the council and Cadent have

agreed to joint communications as this project

develops in accordance with feedback from

the community,” said a council spokesperson.

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The Corner House Project becomes

a registered charity

Local National Trust centre plans for

September in-person meeting

The Corner House –

opposite the Co-op – is the

central node of the charity

The Corner House Project – a Wanstead-based

initiative that supports the homeless in east

London – has become a registered UK charity.

“The Corner House Project was started in 2019

by a small team in Wanstead and has gone

from strength to strength. We now have a

huge team of volunteers who have worked

hard throughout the pandemic to help the

vulnerable. We are now branching out into

other fundraising areas, with a huge summer

event planned for 4 July at Eton Manor RFC,”

said Lizi Arnold. Visit wnstd.com/cornerhse

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The Woodford and District National Trust

Centre is planning for a return to in-person

meetings on 22 September, when keen

gardener Ed Fairey will be talking about the

National Garden Scheme (NGS) in Essex. “We

have managed four Zoom events during the

pandemic, but these have reminded us of how

much we have missed the communal emotion

of being together! More news will follow with

the rest of our winter season meetings and

outings,” said a spokesperson for the group.

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Women and girls invited to share

views on making Redbridge safer

Forest walk ‘on the edge’:

the changing face of Snaresbrook

Mysterious boundary markers in the

forest will be discussed on the walk

Women and girls in Redbridge are invited to

attend a virtual ‘listening event’ to share their

thoughts on what they want and need to

feel safe. “The aim is to provide local women

and girls with a comfortable space to share

their experiences and their views on how our

borough can be made safer, for example by

identifying areas that need to be better lit or

pathways that feel unsafe to walk along,” said a

spokesperson for Redbridge Council, which is

hosting the sessions on 2 June at 7.30pm and

9 June at 5.30pm. Visit wnstd.com/listen

The Epping Forest Heritage Trust will host

a free guided walk around Snaresbrook on

27 June. “Snaresbrook has always been ‘on the

edge’: of the forest, of Wanstead, and even

now, on the boundary of Waltham Forest and

Redbridge… This walk has two themes: water

and transport, both important in explaining

why people moved to Snaresbrook in the 18th

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C it Y

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John Sharpe of the

Friends of Wanstead

Parklands reports on the

Wanstead Park Action

Plan and the group’s

ongoing collaboration

with the City of London.

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Once again, regular and casual

visitors to Wanstead Park have

been marvelling at the compelling

display of bluebells this spring, and

during last summer, a similar level of

widespread entrancement was induced by

the magical arrival of long-horned cattle in

the park.

Many people using the park give little or no

thought to the machinations underpinning

the staging of these activities, which

fundamentally rely on City of London

management (through Epping Forest) and

the stakeholder groups which interact

with them.

Both the Friends of Wanstead Parklands

and the Wren Group make significant

volunteer contributions – for example,

the Friends through supervision of cattle

grazing and monthly litter picks, and the

Wrens through seasonal briar clearance from

the bluebell wood and other vegetation

removal.

An equally important role of the Friends is

our ongoing collaboration with the City of

London concerning the management of

the park. For over 10 years, the Friends of

Wanstead Parklands has been urging the

City to invest in Wanstead Park to remove it

from the Heritage at Risk register and provide

it with a sustainable future. A consistent

perceived barrier has been the plethora of City

committees through which park improvement

proposals have to travel to reach approval.

In September 2020, the City of London

was presented with a highly critical “warts

and all” report by Lord Lisvane, criticising

its model of governance, and specifically,

the number of committees. This report is

ostensibly already having an impact on how

the City, through Epping Forest, interacts with

the Friends. Three nominal City of London

committees dealing with Wanstead Park have

now been condensed into one, with options

for ad hoc strategic meetings as and when

necessary. This may turn out to be a positive

development, which provides the opportunity

for Wanstead Park business to be streamlined

and associated actions speeded up.

Immediate indicators are good. The single

stakeholder meeting for Wanstead Park is now

headed up by a Park Verderer, and for the first

time, this liaison group has been presented

with a Wanstead Park Action Plan, scheduling

what will be done and when for the period

2021 and 2022. This includes operational and

capital works covering water management,

entrances and paths, and major and minor

projects, including renovation of the Grotto.

A real statement of accountability.

So far so good… The potential reality, though,

is that this will not be an easy transition for

the City, as engrained cultures and working

practices are difficult to change with any

degree of speed.

Some staging points targeted on the action

plan are already looking stretched. Initial work

to the Grotto landing stage supported by the

Heritage of London Trust is delayed, as is the

replacement of park signage. The progression

of both these projects and the works

identified in the action plan will be a genuine

test as to whether the City can become a more

fluid and responsive organisation, which will

enable them to meet their own objectives and

get things done.

The other main challenge continues to be

access to City funding. The risk to future

park funding has now been exacerbated by

the uncertainties arising from the impact of

COVID-19 on City of London income, which

has caused a brake to be applied to all but

the most essential capital expenditure. This

has been equally frustrating for both the

Friends and Epping Forest management

who – in addition – have had to manage the

environmentally damaging consequences of

an estimated 350% increase in Wanstead Park

and Epping Forest users over the last year.

In the present environment, it is possible

future projects will have to consider

alternative mixes of private and public

funding, with additional working party

support from volunteer groups very much

part of the package.

On behalf of Wanstead Park users, the Friends

will be closely monitoring developments.

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A HUMANIST CHAP

The appointment of Redbridge Council’s first Humanist ‘chaplain’ marks

an important milestone, says Wanstead resident Paul Kaufman, who was

invited to take up the role by the newly elected Mayor of Redbridge

The new Mayor of Redbridge,

Councillor Roy Emmett, is an example

of the important selfless contribution

which many non-religious people make to

public life. Roy is a member of East London

Humanists, a partner group of Humanists

UK. He announced my appointment as his

chaplain at his inauguration at the end of

April. I start my official duties in June.

The chaplain’s role includes speaking at the

beginning of each full council meeting and

attending civic events, such as Remembrance

Day. The role, which is voluntary and unpaid,

is rooted in tradition. ‘Chaplain’ originally

described a Christian clergyman attached to a

private household. It has long been accepted

in Redbridge that the role should reflect the

diversity of the borough. For example, in 2012,

the then new mayor appointed five chaplains

representing respectively the Christian, Sikh,

Jewish, Hindu and Islamic faiths.

These appointments were hailed at the time

as mirroring the inclusivity and diversity that

captured the Olympics, held in London that

year. Our group, the East London Humanists,

was also founded in 2012. Aims included

bringing the non-religious together locally

and ensuring we are fairly represented in

civic life. A large proportion of the borough

is non-religious. It is therefore overdue that

Humanists are involved in such civic occasions.

It is only with Humanist involvement that they

can be said to be truly inclusive.

Of course, as a Humanist, I will open meetings

with reflections rather than prayers. These

will respect the diverse beliefs in the

borough. They will promote community and

thoughtfulness. While freedom of religion and

belief is a cornerstone of Humanism, so too

is the right to freedom from religion. Sitting

Paul Kaufman

Mayor of Redbridge,

Councillor Roy Emmett

through prayer sessions can be discomfiting

and divisive if you don’t believe in them. We

can talk about shared universal values, such

as kindness, without bringing religion into it.

One value, which should be front and centre

to all our thinking, not least in the council, is

the importance of acting on threats to our

precious environment.

Are moments of reflection at the beginning of

meetings out of place in the modern world?

Arguably, all workplaces and institutions

would benefit from setting aside time to think

about what’s important in life. Like it or not,

the practice where councils are concerned

is now enshrined in an Act passed in 2015

following a legal challenge. This legitimises

council provision for events “connected with a

religious or philosophical belief.”

I hope my year will demonstrate the

important contribution Humanists can make

to community cohesion and to making the

borough a better place.

Paul is chair of the East London Humanists.

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A LOT TO LOSE

In the first of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West

allotments in Wanstead, Ged Heeney reflects on the site’s long history

and emphasises how devastating it would be to lose it

I

was recently sent an old map of

Wanstead as a gift from my sister. It was

an Ordnance Survey map, compiled in

1915 during the First World War. Wanstead

was still in Essex, and much of the land to

the east was rural. I found it fascinating to

see so much that I recognised from having

lived in Wanstead for the past 25 years, but

also to see how much has changed.

Section of the 1915 Ordnance Survey

map showing the allotment site

The Hainault branch of the Central Line had

not yet been built, so there was no Wanstead

Station. The A406 and the A12 did not exist.

Instead, the road leading east from The

George pub was known as George Lane and

went as far as what is now the footbridge over

the A12, before turning left into what later

became Nutter Lane.

The site which is now Wanstead High School

was occupied by the rectory of St Mary the

Virgin, Overton Drive, and the land opposite

was ‘glebe’, used to support the parish priest.

This use is reflected in the roads in that area,

which were named after former rectors.

Wigram and Drummond Roads were the only

ones in 1915, but would later be joined by

Corbett Road and Rectory Crescent.

There was no leisure centre either, and

Redbridge Lane curved through the fields

to the Red Bridge, which crossed the River

Roding, and eventually gave its name to the

local borough.

One thing that has not changed in over a

hundred years, however, is the use of the land

at the bottom of Redbridge Lane West, next

to what is now River Close. The map shows

this area as allotments. However, this could

all change. The gas company, Cadent, which

has a site adjoining the allotments, have

said they wish to take over the allotments to

use as a base for upgrade work. This would

involve paving over the site for turning HGVs

or for employee parking. This would be a

devastating blow to us plot holders who have

spent years nurturing the land.

Cadent met with the tenants to present their

plans and listen to suggestions. I fear that if

the planned developments take place, the

land may never be returned to its original use.

If you value the green spaces in your

neighbourhood, where wildlife such as

toads and newts can live undisturbed, where

people with learning disabilities are provided

the chance to grow their own produce by

local charity Sprout There!, and where the

best fruit and vegetables in Wanstead can

be found, then please sign our petition and

pass it on!

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deep roots

The month of June is, of course, when

Father’s Day falls, and brings back

memories of having my three babies.

I had my first baby in Wanstead Hospital,

and it was not a happy experience.

Hospitals at that time were very strictly

run, ruled with a rod of iron by a stern

matron, and it was rather intimidating.

Fathers were not allowed to be present at the

birth in those days. Babies were kept in the

‘nursery’, separate from their mothers, and

we were not allowed to go in there. We were

not allowed to bathe our babies or change

their nappies. There was a strict regime: we

mothers were only permitted to see our

babies at four-hourly intervals when it was

feeding time. They were fed and taken away

again. If the babies were hungry between

these times, they were left to cry. We all knew

the cry of our own baby, and it felt very sad

not to be allowed to go and comfort them.

What made the hospital birth so awful for

me was the fact that, having given birth, my

baby was taken away to be cleaned up and

weighed. The nurse then returned alone,

so I timidly asked: “Can I see my baby?” She

snapped: “I haven’t time to play bloody silly

games. My shift’s finished and I’m going

home!” I didn’t hold my baby until

hours later for the appointed

9am feeding time.

be weighed, and we were given free welfare

cod liver oil and orange juice concentrate.

I had a large heavy pram; in those days, it was

considered safe to leave a baby in a pram

outside a shop, and it was thought to be

healthy to leave a baby outside to get fresh air

in all weathers, even when it was snowing!

After my time in Wanstead Hospital, I vowed

my future babies would be born at home. We

had the community midwife, Nurse Turner,

who will be remembered by many, as she

attended all the local births from the 1940s

onwards, even during air raids. She was a little,

round, grey-haired Welsh lady, who arrived on

her bicycle with a basket in all weathers.

Giving birth in my own home was

completely different, with kind Nurse

Turner to look after me, my husband

there and no need for pain relief,

except a couple of aspirin and some

gas and air. My child was born late

one night in the bedroom of the

house where I still live, which was

warm and cosy with a glowing

coal fire, and put straight into

the arms of her father, to be

welcomed into the world.

We expectant mothers

attended the antenatal

clinic, which was in a

large house on the

corner of Hermon Hill

and Eagle Lane. After

our babies were born,

we went to the baby

clinic in Cromwell

Hall at Wanstead

Congregational Church.

There the babies would

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Jean’s late husband

Gordon with their baby

son in Wanstead Park

For Father’s Day

by Jean Medcalf

If you can keep your head when babes beside you

Are screaming bright blue murder through the night;

If you do not despair when new wives panic

But make them think that things will turn out right;

If you can wash a pile of dirty nappies

And, smiling, ask if there are any more;

If you can hold your child and not disown it

When bachelor friends come knocking at the door;

If you can bath your daughter without drowning

Though soapy slippery limbs are all awhirl;

If you are full of love towards your daughter

And think she is a most delightful girl;

Yours is a family and all that’s in it

And, what is more,

You’ll be a Dad, my dear.

Wanstead

resident

Jean Medcalf

published

her first poetry

book last year.

To Everything There is

a Season is a collection

of lyrical, spiritual poems

about nature. In the eighth of

a series of articles, Jean – who

celebrated her 90th birthday

last month – reflects on

memories of her late husband

and the birth of her children

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aldersbrook gardens

Four gardens on the Aldersbrook Estate will be open to the public on

4 July as part of the National Garden Scheme. Ruth Martin, Chair of the

Aldersbrook Horticultural Society, takes a look at each

My own garden at 4 Empress Avenue

is divided into two sections by

a laurel hedge. The bottom part

of the garden, which was previously a

vegetable patch, is being rewilded with

a bramble area, log piles and wild flower

patches. It also has a pond, fruit trees and

bushes, and a cutting garden. The borders

in the top section are designed on the

basis of colour, with a hot border of reds,

oranges and purples. Opposite, there is a

blue and yellow bed, and beside each of

the coloured beds is a white bed, which do

well as these areas are more shady.

The garden at 1 Clavering Road is an endof-terrace

garden that benefits from having

a sunny aspect for the majority of the day.

Additional space to the side has allowed

the opportunity to create a kitchen garden

using reclaimed wood for raised beds. A

redundant children’s play area has provided

ample space for a chicken coop, and several

surrounding mature trees give plenty of shade

and protection for the hens in all weather

conditions. Excess produce from the kitchen

garden and fruit trees is much appreciated by

the hens, who reciprocate by laying eggs daily

and producing manure for the compost bin,

which is recycled back into the garden.

The 80-foot garden at 21 Park Road comprises

three ‘rooms’. The first, nearest the house,

has a tear-shaped lawn surrounded by beds

containing evergreen shrubs for structure and

perennials in mainly blues, mauves and

purples. The fences are covered with climbers

including white roses, jasmine and clematis.

A curving brick path then leads you through

a long pergola covered with more roses,

clematis and vines beside a magnolia tree,

which provides shade for pulmonaria, white

foxgloves and other shade-loving plants.

1 Clavering Road

21 Park Road

47 St Margaret’s Road

4 Empress Avenue

A gravel seating area surrounded by pots

contains colourful bedding plants and a

decorative log pile. The final ‘room’ has three

wigwams of sweet peas, varied tomato plants

and plentiful raspberries, leaving some room

for more shrubs, flowers and climbers. A

hotbin, erected this year to provide speedy

composting, lives in the corner.

The final garden at 47 St Margaret’s Road is a

typical north-facing suburban garden, full of

colour all the year round, with a design based

on curves. The garden demonstrates how a

scruffy family garden can evolve, for example

where the trampoline was is now a patio. The

beds are tightly planted with an eclectic mix

of semi- and shade- loving plants. The small,

south-facing front garden demonstrates how

off-street parking can be shared with sunloving

shrubs, perennials and edible produce,

including a prolific olive tree.

The four gardens are open from 12 noon

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Darby & Finch Contracts

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BRICK WALL

Councillor Daniel Morgan-Thomas (Wanstead Village, Labour) explains why

legal obstacles forced him to vote in favour of the recent application to

demolish a local Victorian house, despite his better instincts

Despite nearly three years on the

council, joining the Planning

Committee in 2021 was a daunting

prospect. This meant consulting the

local, regional and national policy

documents that frame planning decisions

for Redbridge and having a refresher on

material planning applications. These are

a narrow set of criteria on which planning

decisions are made, defined by law.

At the core of the planning system, there is

now a presumption in favour of sustainable

development, and the council has additional

limitations, imposed by the government

in response to Redbridge’s failure to meet

Housing Delivery Test targets. All this means

applications for housing have a tilted balance

in their favour when decided by either officers

or committee; members must demonstrate

adverse impacts which significantly outweigh

the benefits of a housing development before

considering to refuse such applications.

Nevertheless, sitting on the Planning

Committee remains a quasi-judicial role and it

is essential to approach applications with an

open and enquiring mind. An overwhelming

majority are decided by officers (following

changes in national planning guidance)

so those that come to the committee are

of strategic importance or particularly

controversial. Committee members must

familiarise themselves with detailed reports

from officers so we can make decisions

based on material considerations defined by

law in a transparent way. This is especially

important as any suggestion of bias or

political interference – voting on party lines is

forbidden – can be grounds for an applicant

to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate; if

found at appeal to have refused permission

unlawfully, councils (so taxpayers) must

Councillor Morgan-Thomas at

a meeting in Ilford Town Hall

meet the developers’ costs, which can run to

hundreds of thousands of pounds.

All this is very different from my usual role as a

ward councillor, which involves championing

residents’ views. Some applications generate

relatively little opposition, but the recent case

on Sylvan Road caused a lot of upset. As I said

at the committee meeting, the concerns were

justified: the proposal meant the destruction

of a Victorian house for the building of flats,

which in much of Wanstead Village would

be far harder to receive approval for because

of Conservation Areas. Unfortunately, the

presumption in favour loomed over the

committee: while residents spoke eloquently

against the development, it seemed very

likely that had it been refused, then it would

have been allowed at appeal for failing to take

sufficient consideration of the tilted balance. It

goes against the grain to approve something

that residents have protested, but joining the

committee has shown me just how tightly

national government has restricted planning

powers in local government. Unfortunately,

residents will continue to be short-changed

by a planning system that places ever more

power in the hands of developers.

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K9s after COVID

Colin Spence runs dog training classes in Snaresbrook and has been

working with man’s best friend for over 20 years. Here, he explains the

importance of training puppies bought during the pandemic

COVID-19 has had an awful impact

on us all since March 2020, and we

are still feeling the after-effects

moving forward. Many dogs have also felt

the effects of COVID, including puppies

that were bought during the pandemic

and were not able to have the right

socialisation and habituation period that

they so need.

Many dogs are continuing to feel the stresses

and are now experiencing anxiety-related

behaviours. Some carers may have noticed

these behaviours, but many others may have

not yet realised their puppy is showing signs

of early anxiety.

My fellow trainers and I have been helping

dog owners address this by showing them

how to help their puppies gain confidence

and start to learn how to exist and learn

around other animals and humans in a safe

environment. Experienced trainers will have

a good understating of all puppy-related

behaviours, and how best to deal with them

humanely by using science-based, positive

reinforcement methods.

Whether it’s a training need or a behavioural

need, a good trainer is equipped to deal with

and support you through the process. If the

dog’s anxiety is so severe that classroom

training is not a viable option, the process can

be completed in your home setting, where the

puppy is more likely to have good associations

with their familiar surroundings and is more

likely to succeed.

Dog training classes should be filled with fun

and, of course, lots of learning, not only for

your puppy, but for you too. The owner needs

to learn how to work as a team to fill their

puppy with much-needed confidence.

The lessons learnt will be invaluable as these

new skills can set your puppy up for the rest

of their life. You need to be committed to

learning and committed to being consistent.

Equally important is for puppy and owner

to both have fun together, as without fun,

puppies can become very bored. Fun helps

them learn and keeps them focused.

Trainers will teach you how to make a

connection and to get your puppy to look to

you for guidance.

Teaching recall is, in my opinion, the most

important thing. A good and reliable recall

could save your dog’s life by preventing

them from running into a difficult situation.

You’ll also need to learn how to relax your dog

by teaching them to rest on their settle mat.

Classes are an invaluable place to start

learning the basics of puppy training and

using positive reinforcement to get good,

solid training results. But that’s not to say

older dogs can’t take part as well.

Colin’s K9 Training Services holds classes

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Local artist David Kavanagh introduces his latest

work and urges others with a creative streak

to take part in Art Group Wanstead’s naturethemed

challenge this summer, by displaying

their own art in front windows and gardens

I

am a local artist who has lived in

Wanstead for the past 11 years, but

originally come from the West Midlands.

Drawing and painting have been passions

of mine since an early age, having studied

A Level art, then moving on to do a

foundation art and design course, followed

by a degree in interior architecture.

Unfortunately, in more recent times, I

neglected my creative side a little, but like

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take a local walk almost every day, and often

go out with my sketchbook in hand.

I was recently commissioned by City Place

Coffee (the new café on Clock House Parade)

to produce a series of artworks depicting local

landmarks. It was a real pleasure to produce

these, and great to have the opportunity to

work with an independent local business.

My favourite medium is acrylic on canvas, but

I also love producing ink drawings (as you will

see if you take a look inside City Place Coffee).

Over the last six months, I have also produced

a number of paintings of local landmarks, such

as Snaresbrook Crown Court (featuring Bruce

the black swan) and Christ Church, which you

may have seen on local social media.

I have joined Art Group Wanstead and my

most recent artwork is shown here, an

acrylic on canvas painting entitled Epping

Forest House. The subject of this painting is

a dilapidated house on the edge of Epping

Forest, which has been abandoned and

is in the process of being ‘taken over’ by

nature. I really enjoy the idea that man-made

structures can be very quickly reclaimed by

nature in the absence of human intervention.

I think this creates a very interesting visual

juxtaposition.

This painting was inspired by the title of Art

Group Wanstead’s nature-themed challenge

for local residents, which is ‘The Year Nature

Took Centre Stage’. This project urges residents

to use their creativity and show their own

works of art in front windows and gardens this

summer, and will become a ‘trail’ if enough

people take part.

many people, the events of 2020 forced me to

change course, and fortunately, this resulted

in me rediscovering my passion for art. I

have worked in architecture and design for a

number of years, and continue to do so, which

is reflected in my art; my favourite subject is

the built environment.

Living in Wanstead provides a lot of inspiration

for me; it has such an interesting architectural

heritage and wonderful open spaces. In fact, I

To view more of David’s local artwork,

visit wnstd.com/kavanagh or follow him

on Instagram @david.kavanagh.161. For

more information on commissions, email

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Future for Whipps

In the eighth of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of

Whipps Cross Hospital, Charlotte Monro encourages residents to view and

comment on the planning application, which has now been submitted

A

new Whipps is desperately needed,

but the proposals as they stand

cannot meet the needs of our

population. This is the conviction of a

growing body of MPs, councillors, clinicians

and the communities the hospital serves.

More space needs to be reserved on the

Whipps Cross site for healthcare, for

present and future needs.

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The plans show a residential tower block next

to the hospital on land which earlier plans

had reserved for the hospital itself. More beds

are needed – not 51 fewer – and all the valued

services we currently have should be retained

and developed.

At least 10 north-east London MPs have

expressed concerns. Redbridge Council’s own

Health Scrutiny Committee has formally raised

the bed reduction issue with Barts Health

Trust, along with concerns over the loss of the

Margaret Centre (a specialist palliative care

unit) and inadequate public transport links

and public consultation. “We are seriously

concerned that forecasts make unsustainable

assumptions about the developments in

primary care, community healthcare, and

social care… the assumption that integrated

care systems will reduce [hospital] demand is

not evidenced,” said Neil Zammett, chair of the

committee.

John Cryer MP has spoken in Parliament:

“[Hospital] rebuilds are welcome… but

there are also concerns that a number of the

projects imply reductions in bed numbers.

Particularly after the pandemic, that seems to

me… very misguided. Indeed, people were

saying that even before the pandemic.”

Regarding The Margaret Centre, Iain Duncan

Smith MP – along with other MPs and Neil

Zammett – has made clear the outstanding

care the unit provides. Subsuming it into

general end-of-life care is not a viable option.

A group of us – including local people who

have experienced the care the Margaret

Centre provided for their loved ones – have

met with senior nurses, clinical leads and

Whipps redevelopment directors, who are

reviewing the new palliative and end-of-life

care plans. We explained why a specialist unit

like the Margaret Centre must be provided

in the new hospital, and why disbursing this

care to side rooms on general wards will be

an unacceptable loss of quality and access.

We found empathy and appreciation of the

value of the model of care from the clinicians,

but also had the impression of pressure

from government level against providing a

specialist unit. We received no commitment it

will be provided. We have to ensure it is, and

call on your support. We agreed to meet again.

Whipps is our hospital. We cannot allow this

once-in-a-generations opportunity to fall so

short and leave our hospital care under the

same pressures as today.

For more information and to comment

on the planning application, visit

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New beginnings for

PARK SCHOOL

Park School for Girls has been part of the footprint of Ilford for

almost 50 years. Established in 1975, the school has celebrated its

success, both in and out of the classroom, ever since; consistently

appearing within the top three, or in top position (2018) in the Borough

of Redbridge for GSCE results. Pupils in the Prep School transition into

the Senior School with resilience, confidence and a solid foundation behind them. They leave

Park School at Year 11 with excellent GCSE results, moving onto top performing grammar and

local schools and universities, taking with them the skills and attitudes that will enable them to

achieve highly and to succeed in life.

Introducing Park School Prep (Co-ed)

from September 2021

Having benefited from strong leadership,

supportive parents, and enthusiastic pupils

with a thirst for learning, Park School

continues to go from strength to strength.

To meet the growing demand for school

places, particularly in the local Ilford area,

the decision was taken by the Governing

Body and Headteacher to introduce boys

to Park School from September, and so Park

School Prep (Co-ed) is to be established for

September 2021. This will allow for more

pupils to benefit from the exceptional

education provided by the school, where

pupils can grow and flourish inside a small

and nurturing school, with a strong sense

of family values and mutual respect, further

enhanced by the fact that brothers and sisters

can come to school together.

Another change for Park School is that

Mrs Nicholas, our current Headteacher of five

years, will be retiring this summer, handing

over the realm to another equally dedicated,

highly skilled leader. Catherine Redfern will

be taking up the post of Headteacher from

September 2021. Catherine brings with her

a wealth of experience and a passion for

education and comes from a very similar allthrough

school to Park.

The school is looking forward to a bright and

successful future under the new direction of

Catherine Redfern.

Early registration for our new co-ed school is strongly recommended.

Please contact the Admissions Officer for further details.

Entry is selective at all levels, to ensure the highest of standards.

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Going swimmingly

After some initial setbacks, Redbridge Council’s expansion and

improvement plans for Wanstead Leisure Centre are now progressing

nicely, says Councillor Sheila Bain (Wanstead Park, Labour)

Redbridge Council’s exciting and

ambitious expansion plans for

Wanstead Leisure Centre – which

include providing a new swimming pool

and major improvements to Wanstead

High School – are progressing nicely.

Construction is due to begin this summer,

with anticipated completion in late 2022.

There had been some initial setbacks with

the project, including around providing

temporary classrooms for the school ahead

of the demolition of old school buildings.

The procurement and appointment of the

main contractor and, clearly, the impact of

the pandemic, have also presented us with

challenges. But with the contract awarded and

the school now occupying new temporary

classrooms, it’s all systems go with the

building works so as to open the pool toward

the end of next year.

The major improvements to Wanstead

High School will include a new three-storey

teaching block. This will provide up-to-date

school accommodation, and this investment

will go a long way to ensure Redbridge can

continue to deliver first-class education to our

young people.

Adjoining the new teaching block will be the

new 25m swimming pool, changing facilities,

dance studio and an impressive new entrance

on Redbridge Lane West.

The pool will be operated by the council’s

leisure provider, Vision. It will be open to the

public every day and will offer a variety of

activities, including aqua aerobics, swimming

lessons and open swimming; in other words,

something for all ages to enjoy. Even the

changing room facilities will be state of the

art, with different size cubicles, larger family

Visualisation of the venue’s new

entrance on Redbridge Lane West

and group changing areas, easy stairs into the

pool and a ‘pool pod’ accessible lift, as used in

the London Paralympics, ensuring everyone is

able to use the new pool.

The scheme has been designed to ensure

the highest levels of sustainability and green

credentials. It will meet a BREEAM (Building

Research Establishment Environmental

Assessment Method) rating of ‘excellent’,

putting it in the top 10 of new, UK nondomestic

buildings, as well as meeting best

practice standards within the UK.

This will be the third pool to be provided in

Redbridge since 2014, when we had been

left with just one public swimming pool,

demonstrating this council’s commitment to

invest for our residents across the borough,

while we tackle the continued impact of

government austerity. Our leisure facilities

provide all age groups with access to exercise

opportunities and bring communities

together. The new pool will give more people

an opportunity to learn and use this important

life skill and will be a brilliant new addition to

the leisure facilities in Wanstead.

Councillor Sheila Bain is Cabinet Member

for Planning and Planning Enforcement.

Email sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk

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Badminton and

Squash are back!

You can book a court to play racquet

sports with friends and family at

Wanstead Leisure centre

Full games of squash are available with

no need for squash bubbles or modified

play. For badminton, you can play both

singles and doubles. Book now via the

Vision app or website.

Download the free app

on Apple or Android.

Search ‘Vision RCL’

in the app store.

Prices

Squash £11

45min session

Badminton £12.20

1 hr session

For more information call 020 8989 1172

or visit www.visionrcl.org.uk/racquetsports

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providing genuine,

honest and

reliable service

to Wanstead

since 1987

email: shop@keatingjewellers.co.uk

Mon-Sat: 10:00- 17:30

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL

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(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, E11 2SH

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Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly

www.homesdale.co.uk

Phone 0208 989 0847

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Sundays: 10am – 5pm


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Oxfam Books &

Music Shop

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs,

vinyl and sheet music welcomed

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Call: 020 8530 3413

Email: oxfamshopf8092@oxfam.org.uk

1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead

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Pharmacy / Post Office

Oxfam Bookshop

Co-op

Christchurch

Green

Grove Park

Allan Burgess Centre

Woodbine Place

Spratt Hall Road

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British Heart Foundation

Wanstead Fish

Addison Road

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Keating Jewellers

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Wanstead Library

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9-13 Cambridge Park

Wanstead E11 2PU

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Seagry Road

Redbridge Lane West

Wanstead House

Felstead Road

For great value today and everyday,

visit your local Barnardo’s store.

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Centre

Wanstead

High

School

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We urgently need donations of stock too,

so if you have any unwanted items we would

be pleased to accept them – thank you.

Or why not volunteer with us? Just a few

hours a week can make all the difference.

Just call or ask to speak to a member of

our team in store.

70 High Street

Mon–Sat: 9am – 5pm

Sun: 10am – 4pm

Tel: 020 8989 3641

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WASTE NOT

In the first of a series of articles about reducing waste, Joanne Smallman

from Redbridge Council’s Neighbourhood Team explains what is being

done in the borough to tackle the issue and how we can all play a part

Redbridge Council collects the fifthhighest

amount of rubbish in England;

22 million sacks of household waste

a year at last count. It’s a statistic we’re

determined to change, and can change, but

we can only do it by working together.

By taking simple steps to reduce, reuse and

recycle, every resident can play their part in

helping lower the amount of waste being

produced, and Redbridge Council is here to

support you every step of the way.

One of the reasons Redbridge collects more

waste than other boroughs is because, until

recently, residents have been able to leave

out unlimited rubbish sacks for collection

each week. This provided little incentive

for households to reduce, reuse or recycle.

Many items which could have gone into the

recycling box ended up in household waste

instead, resulting in more rubbish and more

rubbish sacks on collection day.

The borough-wide move to wheelie bins was a

big leap forward towards reducing household

waste and improving recycling rates. Only

waste contained inside the bin will be taken

away, so no side waste by the bin, please!

This encourages residents to put more items

in their recycling boxes and explore waste

reduction ideas to ensure there is enough

space inside the wheelie bin for the average

household waste that can’t be recycled.

A staggering 50% of waste collected in

Redbridge is food waste, but there are lots

of ways we can all cut back on it. By making

small changes to the way we buy and use food

in the borough, we can change the amount

of waste, which will also have a big impact on

the environment and save you money! Each

small act can add up to make a big difference.

For example, fridge optimisation: did you

know your fridge should be below 5°C? In fact,

the average UK fridge temperature is set at a

way too hot 7°C. This is terrible news for milk

and other food items kept in the fridge, which

can perish quickly when not stored at the

right temperature.

And do you know the difference between

food date labels? Best-before dates refer to

quality: after this date, it might not be at its

best, but it will still be safe to eat. Use your

senses to make a judgement. Use-by dates

refer to safety: you must not eat food past

this date, even if it looks and smells OK. You

can freeze food right up to and including the

use-by date.

Each year, UK households throw away

4.5 million tonnes of food that could be eaten,

with some of the most common products

being milk, bread, potatoes, tomatoes,

bananas and poultry. If every person stopped

throwing away food for just one day in the UK,

it would do the same for climate change as

taking 14,000 cars off the road for a whole year.

For more information and tips on reducing

food waste, visit wnstd.com/ourstreets

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from the Petty Son & Prestwich blog…

Buying a second

home? Here’s what

you need to know…

While buying a second home

is still a luxury that only

the lucky few can afford,

the amount of Brits who have joined

the more-than-one-property club

has skyrocketed over the last few

decades. In fact, more than 10% of the

adult population now owns a second

home, and the rise in multiple property ownership

shows no sign of stopping.

Buying a second home purely as an investment is what has

driven the sharp increase in multiple home ownership. The

growth of the private rented sector has given those who

have the opportunity to do so a great way to invest in the

property market via buy-to-let. Buying a second property

as a holiday home or to help someone else get on the

property ladded are other popular reasons.

A common misconception is that homeowners need to pay

off their existing mortgage in order to get another, but

that isn’t the case. You can have two mortgages running

concurrently. There are, however, a few things you’ll need

to have in place if you want lenders to take you seriously.

continue reading at pettyson.co.uk/about-us/our-blog

11 Woodbine Place Wanstead, London E11 2RH

T: 020 8989 2091 E: enquiries@pettyson.co.uk

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Wanstead Locksmiths

Barry & Sons

No call-out charge

All work guaranteed

24 hour service

• Established in Wanstead over 35 years

• First-class work at reasonable prices

• Free advice and estimates

• All types of locks opened

• Locks supplied, fitted and repaired

Tel: 020 8530 6557

M: 07988 690 358

12, Limes Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2BP

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Scott Whitehead Trees

We are a small family tree surgery business based in east London

that offers a range of arboricultural services: everything from

trimming small front garden privet hedges to pollarding or felling

fully mature trees.

± Tree removal

± Crown lifting, reduction, thinning

± Hedge trimming

± Local family business

± Fully insured

± Qualified to Level 3 in Forestry and Arboriculture (Capel Manor)

Phone: 0208 530 4159 or 07795 903216

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The Wren Wildlife Group,

London Wildlife Trust

and Wild Wanstead have

compiled a list of 10 species

at risk of local extinction. In

the fourth of a series of articles

looking at each species in

turn, Liz Ranger explores

how to help the beautiful

common blue butterfly

It’s depressing when a

butterfly that used

to be so abundant

it has the word

‘common’ in its

name now needs

our help to

survive and

thrive. But

that’s the

situation in

Wanstead for

the common

blue butterfly

(Polyommatus

icarus).

The common blue

takes its name from

the male of the species,

which is bright and easy to

spot with vivid violet-blue upper

wings with a grey-beige underside. Their

wingspan is about 3.5cm. The females are less

obvious, and in southern England, their upper

wings are often almost completely brown.

Although the common blue butterfly is

widespread and its conservation priority is

classed as low, in places around the UK there

are local declines in its range – and Wanstead

is an example of that.

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Now is a good time to see common blues.

There are two broods of butterflies each

year (or even three if it’s warm) flying in May

or June and again in August or September.

Before emerging, the butterflies spend around

two weeks in their chrysalis, which is olivegreen

or brown in colour and is formed on,

or very close to, the ground by a food plant.

The adults may live for around three weeks

and females lay eggs that hatch after a week

or two. The caterpillars are short, green and

furry and may pupate either in late summer or

not until the following spring – so are around

for much of the year. Like many other species,

common blue caterpillars secrete substances

containing a nutrient that attracts ants. In

return, the ants help protect the caterpillar

from predators.

How to help:

• Plant bird’s-foot-trefoil and white clover in

your garden for the caterpillars – they’re

pretty wild flowers that will tumble out

of pots or can help spread over paving to

green it up.

• Let an area of your lawn grow long and

naturalise with wild flowers.

• Create a beautiful ‘butterfly border’

packed with flowers loved by the

adult insects. Find out how to do it at

wnstd.com/butterflyborder. Adult common

blue butterflies drink nectar from flatheaded

flowers, white and red clovers,

knapweeds, ragworts and thistles.

Locally, the best places to see it are areas of

unmown grassland in Wanstead Park and on

Wanstead Flats, but numbers in both locations

have declined. Common blues need plenty of

long grass where the wild flowers on which

both the caterpillars and adults rely for food

can thrive. They can live on road verges,

meadowland, woodland clearings and in

gardens and cemeteries.

In places like Wanstead – where residential

gardens are one of the main habitats for local

wildlife – common blues are up against it as

more and more land is developed and lawns

are swapped for paving and artificial grass.

• Use the edges of your garden to create a

habitat where the caterpillars can shelter

during winter. Grow ivy over fences –

it’s a wonderful plant for wildlife – or

add a row of native shrubs along your

boundaries.

• Never use pesticides and lobby the council

to stop using them.

For more information about the 10 species

under threat of extinction in Wanstead,

visit wnstd.com/the10

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North London

Loft Rooms

Come Home

To Quality.

From initial consultation all the way through to

completion with a 10 year transferable build

guarantee, our team will make sure that you get

the very best advice, craftsmanship & highstandard

finish.

We would like to reassure you that following the

latest government guidelines on ‘working in other

people’s homes’ we are still able to visit your home

safely with all the appropriate precautions.

Consult. Plan. Build.

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Get In Touch.

For your free, no obligation consultation,

contact us today at:

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0800 690 6122

Or connect with us on social media:

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Mortgages

• Residential

• Buy to Let

• First Time Buyers

• Commercial

Speak with Mortgage

Advisor Michael Molloy

T: 07879 428 301

E: Michael.Molloy@connectmortgages.co.uk

Connect mortgages Wanstead is a trading style of Michael

Molloy Mortgages Ltd 940035 is an Appointed Representative

of Connect IFA Ltd 441505 which is Authorised and Regulated

by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA does not regulate

some Business Buy to Let Mortgages and Commercial

Mortgages to Limited Companies

Creative Giftware

Personalised Embroidered Homeware & Giftware

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NO LET-UP IN THE LAW

If you plan to let your house or flat out as a holiday home, there’s much

more to get right than just a good Airbnb listing, says Derek Inkpin from

local solicitors Wiseman Lee

Much as we may not want it to, the

law follows us in life wherever we

go. You can ignore it or be ignorant

of it, but eventually, it will creep up on

you and remind you there are rights and

obligations which, if not followed, will

result in something adverse happening

to you.

Take holiday lets, for example. Full of rules

and regulations if you intend to let your

house or flat. Firstly, there’s the obligation

to obtain your mortgage lender’s consent.

Lender’s rules often prevent short-term letting

arrangements with holidaymakers or Airbnb

occupiers, and failure to inform your lender

may result in action against you. And if you

have a leasehold flat, check the lease because

you may be prevented from sub-letting

except to a family – a letting to individuals

at worse may be the subject of an injunction

application to prevent such use. A neighbour

could easily report you to prevent access to a

building where your flat is or to its facilities.

Short-term lets may also breach planning

permission rules, resulting in an Enforcement

Notice by the council to prevent such use.

One recent case was successfully pursued

because of the unsociable noisy activities of

the occupants. If you ignore an Enforcement

Notice, then you will commit a criminal

offence, leading to a substantial fine.

Letting as a business could turn your Council

Tax liability into Business Rates and your

letting income will be subject to tax. More

than £1,000 per year income from your second

home and £7,500 income from your principal

home will result in a tax bill. Airbnb has agreed

to share data with HMRC, so non-declaration

of rental income could result in an HMRC

investigation or something worse.

Your property insurers must also be informed

and, of course, you will need public liability

insurance against accidents to the occupants

through trip hazards, lack of handrails or any

other accidents which could result in a claim

against the owner.

Then there are fire and gas safety regulations,

which require you to periodically check all

appliances and provide smoke detectors.

And did you know you even need a hotel

licence because the TV in your property for

the benefit of occupants requires a licence for

these letting arrangements?

Of course, you could rely on a letting agent

to get all these matters rule-compliant, but

if something went wrong, guess who is

ultimately responsible? I think you know the

answer to that one.

Wiseman Lee is located at 9–13 Cambridge

Park, Wanstead, E11 2PU. For more

information, call 020 8215 1000

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FULL VIRTUAL

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

We are still able to assist clients and have processes

in place so that your matter can progress without you

having to visit the office.

Full video appointments are available via your

preferred platform.

We are still able to welcome new clients.

Please call 020 8215 1000 to speak to a member of our team.

Wills and

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John Cryer MP - Leyton and Wanstead

John Cryer MP - Leyton and Wanstead

How to contact me: 6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HT

How to contact me: 6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HT

Email: john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk | Tel: 0208 989 5249

Email: john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk | Tel: 0208 989 5249

www.johncryermp.co.uk |@JohnCryerMP

www.johncryermp.co.uk |@JohnCryerMP

Coronavirus continues to be a challenge to us all as a society and will continue to do so for some time to come. For

us at Vaccinations work, our businesses, are now schools, being rolled care homes, out. With our Health huge numbers Service our of families, people friends already and vaccinated neighbours. or waiting for

their 2nd jab. I hope everyone who can will take up the vaccination. Only through this can we begin

Information and my service to you - If you have any concerns about Coronavirus, the Government – the Department

of Health and Public Health England – has issued guidance on symptoms, self-isolation (Stay at Home guid-

to return to a sense of ‘normality’.

ance), You travel can advice find our and more statistics about on vaccinations cases. Though here this has www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

recently changed for many, remains the same for

many such as over 70s and vulnerable people who need to isolate or shield.

coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine

This information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Information and my service to you - If you have any concerns about Coronavirus, the Government –

Because the Department of the Covid-19 of pandemic Health and I have Public been Health unable England to hold my . This regular information surgeries, can but it be is found still important here: to me that

I am www.gov.uk/coronavirus

accessible to residents. You can still call, email and write to me at the above contact addresses.

Until Because further notice of the my Covid-19 usual advice pandemic surgeries I have will been temporarily unable to replaced hold my by regular telephone surgeries, surgeries. but it is I still have

decided important on telephone to me rather that I am than accessible video conferencing to residents. to be as You inclusive can still as call, possible. email and write to me at the above

contact addresses.

To make an appointment to speak to me please call 020 8989 5249

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preserving the character of your home. Our work is carried out with minimal

internal and external disruption, so you can enjoy the performance of new

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.

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GARDENCARE

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Community events

LAB CENTRAL: MARS ROVER

CODING CHALLENGE

Play the role of a Mars Rover scientist and

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online session for families with children aged

six and over. No experience necessary.

Date: Tuesday 1 June Time: 10am–12pm

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JUN

1

VIRTUAL BEREAVEMENT

CAFÉ AFTERNOON SESSION

Date: Tuesday 1 June Time: 2–3pm

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JUN

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FOSTER FOR REDBRIDGE

INFORMATION SESSION

Join this virtual information session to find out

more about fostering.

Date: Tuesday 1 June Time: 6–7pm

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Please note: all events are

subject to change. Please

check with the relevant

organisers to confirm details.

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON

WOMEN’S SAFETY

Women and girls in Redbridge are invited

to join this virtual ‘listening event’ and share

their thoughts on what they want and need to

feel safe. Only open to people who identify as

women (non-binary people included).

Date: Wednesday 2 June Time: 7.30pm

Enquiries: wnstd.com/listen

JUN

2

WALKING FOR HEALTH:

WANSTEAD PARK

Some gentle slopes and uneven terrain.

Walking groups are limited in numbers.

Booking required. Hosted by Vision RCL.

Date: Thursday 3 June Time: 11am–12pm

Venue: Wanstead Park, Warren Road entrance

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/walking

JUN

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SATURDAY MORNING

COOK-ALONG

Make a pineapple upside-down cake. Hosted

by Smart Raspberry.

Date: Saturday 5 June Time: 10–10.30am

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/smartrasp

JUN

5

WANSTEAD

VINTAGE FAIR

Including fashion, accessories, vinyl, furniture,

homeware, jewellery, books and prints.

Date: Saturday 5 June Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Venue: Wanstead United Reformed Church

Cost: £2.50 Enquiries: wansteadvintage.com

JUN

5

THREE LITTLE PIGS

STORYTIME

Find out what the three little pigs learn about

the environment on their journey to take part

in the Great British Spring Clean. A Redbridge

Libraries event for three- to eight-year-olds.

Date: Wednesday 2 June Time: 11am–12pm

Enquiries: wnstd.com/3pigs

JUN

2

KMT CINEMA:

DOLITTLE

Family-friendly films return to the Kenneth

More Theatre with a screening of Dolittle.

Booking required.

Date: Saturday 5 June Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, IG1 1BT

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/dolittle

JUN

5

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WANSTEAD COMMUNITY

MARKET

Date: Sunday 6 June Time: 10am–3pm

Venue: Wanstead High Street

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JUN

6

ART IN LOCKDOWN:

VALENTINES MANSION

Date: Sunday 6 June Time: 10.30am–4pm

Venue: Valentines Mansion, Ilford, IG1 4XA

Cost: free Enquiries: valentinesmansion.com

JUN

6

WANSTEAD PARK

LITTER PICK

Date: Sunday 6 June Time: 11am

Venue: meet at the Temple

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadpark.org.uk

JUN

6

COPPED HALL:

GARDEN AFTERNOON

Date: Sunday 6 June Time: from 2pm

Venue: Copped Hall, Epping, CM16 5HR

Cost: £6 Enquiries: wnstd.com/copped6june

JUN

6

THE HISTORY OF THE

MASORTI MOVEMENT

Hear Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (Senior Rabbi

of Masorti Judaism UK) speak on the history

of the Masorti movement. A Jewish Historical

Society of England event.

Date: Monday 7 June Time: 8–9pm

Cost: £5 Enquiries: jhse.org

JUN

7

BEARS & BIG CATS: WILDLIFE

OF THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST

An online presentation by Ben Chapple on

wildlife of the Russian Far East. Hosted by the

North East London Local Group of the RSPB.

Date: Tuesday 8 June Time: 7.30pm

Cost: by donation Enquiries: wnstd.com/nelrspb

JUN

8

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON

WOMEN’S SAFETY

An online event open to people who identify

as women (non-binary people included).

Date: Wednesday 9 June Time: 5.30pm

Enquiries: wnstd.com/listen

JUN

9

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VOCAL MUSIC

COLLECTIVE

A live performance by final year students from

the Redbridge Drama and Dance Course. The

audience will be seated with waiter service.

Date: Saturday 12 June Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wnstd.com/rdc12june

JUN

JUN

15

12

VIRTUAL BEREAVEMENT

CAFÉ MORNING SESSION

For people struggling with feelings of

loss. Hosted by a group of volunteers from

churches in Wanstead and South Woodford.

Date: Tuesday 15 June Time: 10.30–11.30am

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/bereavement

FOSTER FOR REDBRIDGE

COFFEE MORNING

Join this virtual coffee morning to find out

more information about fostering.

Date: Friday 18 June Time: 10–11am

Enquiries: wnstd.com/foster18june

JUN

18

CO-OP: JOIN IN

LIVE LOCAL

Make community connections and hear what

local Co-op Member Pioneer Diana Varakina is

doing in Wanstead and South Woodford.

Date: Friday 18 June Time: 1–2pm

Enquiries: wnstd.com/cooplocal

JUN

18

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY

LITTER PICK

Help keep Wanstead tidy.

Date: Saturday 19 June Time: 10am

Venue: corner of Woodbine Place / High Street

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

JUN

19

LOCAL MAKERS

MARKET

Featuring screen prints, ceramics, jewellery,

homewares and textiles from a wide selection

of local designer-makers.

Date: Saturday 19 June Time: 11am–4.30pm

Venue: Christ Church hall, Wanstead, E11 2SW

Enquiries: localmakers.uk

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SOUTH WOODFORD

COMMUNITY MARKET

Date: Sunday 20 June Time: 11am–4pm

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk

JUN

20

NORTH EAST LONDON

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

An online astronomical-themed presentation.

Visitors welcome. The group normally meet at

Wanstead House.

Date: Sunday 20 June Time: 3pm

Cost: free Enquiries: stevek1951@hotmail.com

JUN

20

AUDITIONS FOR

LITTLE MERMAID

This summer, Redbridge Creates’ production

of Disney’s Little Mermaid at Kenneth More

Theatre will be holding auditions every

Tuesday and Thursday at Redbridge Drama

Centre. This is an unpaid opportunity for those

aged 16 years and over.

Date: from Tuesday 22 June Time: 6–10pm

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/lmaudition

JUN

24

22

GETTY IMAGES CLASSIC

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Electric Gallery in South Woodford has

become an official partner of Getty Images

and will be displaying and selling classic

photography of icons including Marilyn

Monroe, Sean Connery and Muhammad Ali.

Date: Thursday 24 June to Saturday 17 July

Venue: 12 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2QL

Enquiries: electricgallery.co.uk

JUN

JUN

25

ANNUAL CAKE SALE IN AID

OF HAVEN HOUSE

The return of Michelle Vanlint’s annual

garden party and cake sale (restrictions

pending), followed by a two-day pop-up cake

trail. Volunteers and raffle prize donations

welcome. In aid Haven House Children’s

Hospice in Woodford Green.

Date: Friday 25 June Time: to be confirmed

Venue: 12 Derby Road, South Woodford, E18 2PU

Enquiries: msvanlint@yahoo.co.uk

BRING THE

LAUGHTER

A comedy night featuring Tommy Sandhu,

Vidura Rajapaksa, Eshaan Akbar and Kane

Brown. Over-16s only.

Date: Friday 25 June Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, IG1 1BT

Cost: £19 Enquiries: wnstd.com/bringlaughter

JUN

JUN

26

25

LINKSIDE LAWN TENNIS

CLUB OPEN DAY

Free tennis and membership discounts.

Date: Saturday 26 June Time: 11am–5pm

Venue: Overton Drive, Wanstead, E11 2LW

Cost: free Enquiries: linksidetennis.co.uk

MID-SUMMER BBQ AT

CHRIST CHURCH

Fun for the whole family in the grounds of

Christ Church, with a live jazz band, bouncy

castle, refreshments, BBQ and a licensed bar.

Date: Saturday 26 June Time: 12–4pm

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadparish.org

JUN

27

26

THE CHANGING FACE OF

SNARESBROOK

Join local historian Lynn Haseldine-Jones for a

guided walk around Snaresbrook. An Epping

Forest Heritage Trust event. Booking required.

Date: Sunday 27 June Time: 10.30am–12.30pm

Venue: Snaresbrook Road car park, E11 1PH

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/sbk

JUN

JUN

27

ESSEX ART CLUB

DEMONSTRATION

Artist John Tookey will be demonstrating

watercolour landscapes. Visitors welcome.

Date: Sunday 27 June Time: 2.30–4.30pm

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 07980 466 726

TCHAIKOVSKY

PIANO TRIO

Virtual concert with local pianist Yuki Negishi.

Date: Sunday 27 June Time: 8pm

Cost: £11.99 Enquiries: wnstd.com/negishi

JUN

27

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Da Silva Pearce School of Performing Art

DSP

PERFORMING

Acting • Dance • Singing

Principal: Michael Da Silva Pearce

Centre Manager: Bianca Durand

Saturday Academy Ages 7 – 18

at Wanstead High School

CLASSES NOW BACK AT

WANSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL

NEW APPLICATIONS WELCOME

Visit www.dsp-performing.org

for further information and to book a place

E-mail: admin@dsp-performing.org

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Serving the local community

Serving the local community

Serving for the over local 160 community

years.

for over 160 years.

City City of of London

for over

Cemetery 160 years.

& & Crematorium Crematorium

City Aldersbrook of London Cemetery Road, London, & Crematorium

E12 E12 5DQ. 5DQ.

Aldersbrook Contact us Road, on 020 London, 8530 2151 2151 E12 or 5DQ. or

Contact cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk

us on 020 8530 2151 or

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium

cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium

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Local community online

CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD

An initiative to help address climate change,

and loss of biodiversity. Visit wnstd.com/cgw

CO-OP’S CO-OPERATE

A large listing of activities and groups for

all ages looking to get involved with their

community. Visit co-operate.coop.co.uk

FRIENDS OF THE RIVER RODING

A Facebook group for those who want to help

bring the river back to life. Visit wnstd.com/rr

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD PARKLANDS

Researching and promoting Wanstead

Park and the historic parklands. Visit

wansteadpark.org.uk

NATURE CONSERVATION IN REDBRIDGE

A Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Facebook

group. Visit wnstd.com/nature

Personal Organiser & Assistant

Personal Assistant & Business Support

Moving or Extending Project Management

Home & Garden Organising & Decluttering

WhatsApp or Tel: 0777 616 5362

Web: www.applesandpearsltd.com

Email: helloapplesandpears@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Sharing photography tips and advice.

Visit wnstd.com/photo

ROTARY CLUB

The Rotary Club of Leytonstone and Woodford

are meeting online. Call 020 3597 2921

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Women volunteers committed to women’s

empowerment. Visit wnstd.com/siel

THE WANSTEAD GRAPEVINE

A Facebook group for local discussion and

selling. Visit wnstd.com/twg

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY GARDENERS

Tending to and improving the flower beds

across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/wcg

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY HUB

A Facebook group for all who live in Wanstead

and the surrounding areas. A place to share

ideas and ask advice. Visit wnstd.com/wch

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY FORUM

A Facebook group for discussing any issues

affecting the local area. Visit wnstd.com/wcf

WANSTEAD SOCIETY

Making Wanstead a better place to live and

work. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk

WILD WANSTEAD

A project to create a multi-garden nature

reserve across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/ww

WOODFORD GREEN SPEAKERS

Improve your public speaking skills.

Email woodfordgreenspeakers@gmail.com

WREN WILDLIFE GROUP

Online Sunday morning free talks on local

wildlife. Visit wrengroup.org

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB

A club for children who aspire to become

authors. Visit wnstd.com/youngwriters

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Wanstead

SPRATT HALL ROAD, WANSTEAD

£1,350,000

Martin & Co Wanstead

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RJ

wanstead.martinco.com

020 8518 8099

wanstead@martinco.com

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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Samaritans116 123

Citizens Advice Redbridge0300 330 9063

Community Legal Advice0845 345 4 345

National Debtline0808 808 4000

HEALTH

NHS 111111

Whipps Cross Hospital020 8539 5522

Wanstead Pharmacy020 8989 0597

The Evergreen Surgery020 8518 8746

Wanstead Place Clinic020 8926 1450

Wanstead Village

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126

Out of hours GP020 3770 1888

LEISURE & LIBRARIES

Wanstead Leisure Centre020 8989 1172

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre020 8509 6526

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400

Aldersbrook Library020 8496 0006

SATISFACTION

GUARANTEED

• Interior/Exterior Painting

• Woodwork Restoration

• Wallpapering

• Decorating • Varnishing

Tel: 07943 848 437

contact@jasonsdecorators.co.uk

jasonsdecorators.co.uk

UNBEATABLE

PRICES

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward

Jo Blackman07741 195 791

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Donovan 07741 197 406

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk

Daniel Morgan-Thomas07741 194 993

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward

Sheila Bain07741 904 843

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Merry020 8708 2014

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead

John Cryer MP020 8989 5249

johncryermp.co.uk

LOCAL MP Chingford and Woodford Green

Iain Duncan Smith MP020 7219 3000

iainduncansmith.org.uk

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Emergency 999

Non-emergency101

Crimestoppers0800 555 111

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info

Wanstead Village SNT020 8345 3616

Wanstead Park SNT020 8345 3616

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL

Customer contact centre020 8554 5000

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670

Housing020 8708 4002

Benefits020 8708 5690

Adult Social Service020 8708 7333

Children’s Services020 8708 3885

Report anti-social behaviour020 8478 4679

UTILITIES

Electricity (power cut)105

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90

Gas emergency0800 111 999

Thames Water (report a leak) 0800 714 614

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bravely

fortiter

faithfully

fideliter

happily

feliciter

Open Morning

Thursday, 24 June 2021 10am – 12pm

Headmaster’s introduction 10.15am

For further information please contact the Admissions Registrar:

registrar@staubyns.com 020 8504 1577

Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU

www.staubyns.com

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ACCOUNTANTS

THP Chartered Accountants ....... 27 & 60

ACTING

DSP Performing .......................................... 83

ADULT EDUCATION

Redbridge Institute ................................... 23

Wanstead House ........................................61

AERIALS

Aerials Direct ............................................... 74

ART

Geoff Wilkinson ................................28 & 60

jmg Art ...........................................................20

BALLET

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40

BATHROOMS

Bathworks .....................................................75

BEAUTY

The Beauty Spot ...................................14–15

BUILDERS

Darby & Finch Contracts ........................ 36

Glenward ...................................................... 39

North London Loft Rooms .............68–69

Trim Loft Conversions ...............................21

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

K&D Joinery ...................................................51

CARPET FITTER

Geoffrey Gramlick ..................................... 24

CEMETERY

City of London Cemetery ............... 84–85

CHARITIES

Barnardo’s ......................................................61

British Heart Foundation .......................60

Dogs on the Streets .................................... 4

Oxfam .............................................................61

CHARTERED SURVEYOR

Landers & Associates ................................13

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

DSP Performing .......................................... 83

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40

CHURCH CONSULTATION

Wanstead Parish ..........................................5

CLEANING

Dyson Repair Man ...................................... 8

Go Evergreen Cleaning Services ............ 4

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Computer Solutions .................20, 32 & 54

Problem Computers ....................................7

DANCE

DSP Performing .......................................... 83

Eve Wright School of Dancing .............12

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40

DECORATORS

Jason’s Decorating ....................................88

MG Décor ...................................................... 24

Wanstead Village Directory

– Index of advertisers –

DENTIST

Smile in London ..................................9 & 61

DOG TRAINING

Colin’s K9 Training Services .................... 43

DOORS

K&D Joinery ...................................................51

ELDERLY CARE

Home Instead ..............................................17

Homesdale ......................................... 25 & 60

Westgate Healthcare ..................................2

ELECTRICIAN

SW Radley Electrical Contractors ....... 32

ESTATE AGENTS

Churchill Estates .................................58–59

Martin & Co .................................................. 87

Petty Son & Prestwich .............................. 63

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dog Show ....................................................... 4

Hitchcock Talks & Tours .......................... 78

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80

Mid-Summer BBQ ......................................81

The Graveyard Shift ...................................16

FISHMONGER

Wanstead Fish ..................................36 & 60

FITNESS

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre.......................92

Wanstead Leisure Centre ........................57

FLORIST

Lillies of Wanstead ........................... 10 & 61

FOOT HEALTHCARE

FAB Footcare .................................................. 6

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING

Growing Gardens ......................................50

Lancasters Gardencare ............................77

Weald Hall Landscapes ........................... 11

GIFTS

Creative Giftware ....................................... 70

HANDYMAN

Dyson Repair Man ...................................... 8

E18 Handyman ........................................... 32

Stuart Green Property Solutions .........20

JEWELLERS

Keating Jewellers ............................. 16 & 60

KITCHENS

My Dream Kitchen .....................................41

LOCKSMITH

Barry & Sons .................................................64

LOFTS

North London Loft Rooms .............68–69

Trim Loft Conversions ...............................21

MASSAGE

The Beauty Spot ...................................14–15

Wanstead Osteopaths ................... 37 & 61

MATERNITY WELLNESS

Primrose & Ginger .....................................54

MORTGAGES

Connect Mortgages ................................. 70

OSTEOPATHS

Wanstead Osteopaths ................... 37 & 61

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Apples & Pears.............................................86

PEST MANAGEMENT

GJB Pest Management............................ 65

PHARMACY

Wanstead Pharmacy ...............................60

PHOTOGRAPHY

Geoff Wilkinson ................................28 & 60

PLASTERING

Heritage Plaster Services .........................33

PLUMBING & HEATING

Heating Plus ................................................29

Wanstead Group ....................................... 55

POLITICS

John Cryer MP ............................................. 74

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

City Place Coffee ........................................44

Robins Pie & Mash .....................................60

The Bungalow Café .......................... 46–47

ROOFING

Cox and Sons Roofing .............................50

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES

Avon House Preparatory School .........28

Little Bear’s Nursery....................................91

Park School For Girls................................. 53

St Aubyn’s School ......................................89

Woodford Green Prep School ................71

SINGING

DSP Performing .......................................... 83

SOLICITORS

Edwards Duthie Shamash ....................45

Wiseman Lee LLP .............................. 61 & 73

SPORT & LEISURE

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre.......................92

Wanstead Leisure Centre ........................57

STAIRS

K&D Joinery ...................................................51

STORAGE

BWI Self Storage ..........................................17

TREE SERVICES

Scott Whitehead Trees ............................64

TUITION & COURSES

MagiKats .......................................................40

Redbridge Institute ................................... 23

Wanstead House ........................................61

WINDOW RESTORATION

McCarty & Smith ....................................... 35

WINDOW SHUTTERS

Woodthorpe Joinery ................................... 1

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14 Seagry Road, Wanstead

London, E11 2NG

in Wanstead Village

Book a viewing 020 8530 7541 www.LittleBearsNursery.co.uk

Our bear cubs in

Wanstead Village are

enjoying the bright, new

improvements to their

nursery. Amazing play

rooms feature ‘sensory

play’ zones, and we’ve

added an independent

sleep room for babies

to rest and restore.

What our parents say...


An outstanding nursery with

nice, big rooms and a lovely garden.

Exceptional staff and 020 carers 8530 that 7541

show true dedication to their work.

Our parents regularly share their experience with us.

To read more honest, recent reviews of Little Bear’s Nursery

in Wanstead Village visit the Daynurseries website.

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