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Contents<br />

Features<br />

City limits18–19<br />

A Humanist chap22<br />

A lot to lose 26<br />

Deep roots30–31<br />

Aldersbrook gardens34<br />

Brick wall 38<br />

K9s after COVID42<br />

Home of art48–49<br />

Future for Whipps52<br />

Going swimmingly 56<br />

Waste not 62<br />

Endangered in Wanstead66–67<br />

No let-up in the law72<br />

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Sudoku24<br />

Crossword competition 44<br />

Wanstead anagram 54<br />

Mind-bender puzzles64<br />

Every month<br />

Local news6–8, 10 & 12<br />

Wanstead map60–61<br />

Community events79–82<br />

Community groups86<br />

Useful numbers88<br />

Index of advertisers90<br />

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Welcome...<br />

For this issue’s welcome address, Wanstead<br />

resident Paul Kaufman – recently appointed as the<br />

Mayor of Redbridge’s first non-religious ‘chaplain’<br />

– offers a Humanist reflection on the power<br />

of community.<br />

I am honoured to write this month’s opening reflection in my<br />

new capacity as Humanist ‘chaplain’ for Redbridge.<br />

The adage ‘there is more that unites us than divides us’ is oft<br />

repeated. You may be forgiven for dismissing it as a lazy cliché<br />

given the amount of vitriol on social media etc, but it does speak<br />

to universal truths about our common humanity.<br />

Take the principle we should treat each other as we would wish<br />

to be treated. It is at the heart of the Christian gospel. It is also<br />

found in just about every faith and culture around the globe. A<br />

great example from the Yoruba people in western Africa goes:<br />

‘One taking a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it<br />

on himself to feel how it hurts.’<br />

Humanists, who have no religious belief, say it is just a sensible<br />

precept. Humans are social animals who tend to live in large<br />

groups. The rule has evolved along with our empathy and power<br />

to reason. It helps us, at our best, to rub along together and<br />

thrive, whatever our religion or belief. While we may fall short in<br />

practice, it is an ideal to which most of us aspire.<br />

Wanstead is, on the whole, a fantastic, kind and thoughtful<br />

community where we do all rub along and thrive.<br />

The last year has been tough for many,<br />

and it is a joy to see life gradually return<br />

to some sort of normality. I remind<br />

myself every day just how lucky I<br />

am to live here.<br />

Paul Kaufman<br />

Chair of East London Humanists<br />

Calling local residents...<br />

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Wanstead Parish Resilient Heritage Project:<br />

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In early 2020, Wanstead Parish secured a<br />

heritage grant from the National Lottery<br />

Heritage Fund to help us become more<br />

resilient and adaptable. A group of parish<br />

and community members representing both<br />

churches have been working for 9 months to<br />

develop a brief.<br />

Our ambition is to serve our<br />

communities better, make both<br />

buildings and their green spaces<br />

more accessible, reduce our carbon<br />

footprint, and become more resilient<br />

to future changes. We have worked with Alix Slater Consultancy and Dow Jones<br />

Architects who have developed number of options for us. Our criteria have been:<br />

• Heritage: removing the buildings from the Buildings at Risk Register.<br />

• Environmental: maximising environmental benefits and impacts.<br />

• Inclusion: ensuring the parish serves our communities.<br />

• Finance: the option to be affordable and sustainable.<br />

We have now chosen our preferred option and want to hear what you think.<br />

Scan the QR code to access the survey<br />

or visit wnstd.com/churchfuture for more information<br />

020 8650 8383 alix@alixslater.com<br />

Both our historic churches will be open.<br />

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Community-wide consultation on<br />

the future of St Mary’s and Christ Church<br />

Wanstead Parish<br />

St Mary’s Church<br />

has launched a<br />

consultation about<br />

plans for the future<br />

of St Mary’s and<br />

Christ Church. “The<br />

Parish is in the final<br />

phase of a year-long<br />

project, supported by<br />

the National Lottery<br />

Heritage Fund. The<br />

aims of the project are:<br />

to better understand<br />

what urgent repairs we<br />

need to make over the next five years to our<br />

two churches, to improve access, to see how<br />

we could make the most difference to our<br />

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The plans include making the churchyard at<br />

St Mary’s more accessible, internal changes<br />

to the layout of Christ Church and emergency<br />

repairs to its spire. Information boards are<br />

on display in both venues and online, with<br />

the consultation open until 10 <strong>June</strong>. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/churchfuture<br />

New Redbridge<br />

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To support young<br />

people who may<br />

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COVID-19 pandemic,<br />

Redbridge Council<br />

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24. Users will have<br />

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and advice on<br />

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education,<br />

apprenticeships,<br />

training, managing<br />

money and wellbeing<br />

services in and<br />

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Christ Church<br />

Consultation on<br />

PSPO for parks<br />

Redbridge Council is<br />

consulting residents<br />

on the introduction<br />

of a Public Spaces<br />

Protection Order<br />

(PSPO) for parks and<br />

green spaces across<br />

the borough. “A<br />

PSPO for parks will<br />

enable the council<br />

to take enforcement<br />

action against the<br />

minority who cause<br />

a nuisance, for<br />

the benefit of the<br />

majority who do<br />

the right thing and<br />

respect our parks<br />

and other park users,”<br />

said a spokesperson.<br />

The consultation<br />

closes on 11 <strong>June</strong>. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/prkpspo<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

7<br />

Wanstead Park group to consider<br />

better protection for the bluebells<br />

Save the date: Wanstead Festival<br />

to return this September (hopefully)<br />

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Wanstead Festival 2019<br />

The Wanstead Park Liaison Group is to discuss<br />

the latest bluebell season and consider<br />

whether anything can be done differently in<br />

the future to better protect the flowers from<br />

being trampled. “Wren Group volunteers work<br />

hard to clear undergrowth, so the bluebells<br />

are visible, and lay paths to deter people<br />

from walking on them. It’s not surprising<br />

that people become annoyed when they<br />

see visitors behaving inconsiderately. That<br />

said, the informal barriers have been largely<br />

successful,” said a spokesperson.<br />

Mobility hub to be installed on<br />

Wanstead High Street this summer<br />

The hub will replace four parking<br />

bays on the High Street. Residents<br />

gave their backing to the scheme<br />

in a consultation earlier this year<br />

A mobility hub designed to encourage<br />

sustainable travel will be installed on<br />

Wanstead High Street this summer. The hub –<br />

a small-scale transport interconnection – will<br />

include an electric car club bay and an electric<br />

vehicle charging bay, as well as an outdoor<br />

seating area, cycle parking and plants. “We’re<br />

keen to promote active travel in Redbridge, as<br />

well as supporting the transition from diesel<br />

and petrol to electric vehicles, and providing<br />

more street space for residents and local<br />

businesses,” said Councillor Jo Blackman.<br />

Plans are being made for the return of the<br />

Wanstead Festival on 12 September, subject<br />

to government guidelines at the time. “We’re<br />

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accompanying events, including the Wanstead<br />

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The plans would see a new café located<br />

behind the toilet block along Woodbine<br />

Place’s boundary with Christchurch Green<br />

Vision RCL has updated its plans for a new café<br />

on Christchurch Green. “Following feedback<br />

from the Licensing Committee, it was<br />

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A memorial bench in honour of Jill Stock –<br />

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outside the Co-op. “Mum was visiting family in<br />

Somerset when tragedy struck. The impact of<br />

her death extended far beyond her immediate<br />

family and friends – it was also a huge loss<br />

for many people in Wanstead… Mum loved<br />

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into it ever since moving here in 1975,” said Jill’s<br />

daughter Kate Gloudemans.<br />

Redbridge Lane West allotment<br />

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Redbridge Council officers met with Cadent<br />

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site and possible impact on the adjacent<br />

allotments. At the time of writing, a schedule<br />

of the work and the areas affected were not<br />

available. “Both the council and Cadent have<br />

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The Corner House Project becomes<br />

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Local National Trust centre plans for<br />

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The Corner House –<br />

opposite the Co-op – is the<br />

central node of the charity<br />

The Corner House Project – a Wanstead-based<br />

initiative that supports the homeless in east<br />

London – has become a registered UK charity.<br />

“The Corner House Project was started in 2019<br />

by a small team in Wanstead and has gone<br />

from strength to strength. We now have a<br />

huge team of volunteers who have worked<br />

hard throughout the pandemic to help the<br />

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other fundraising areas, with a huge summer<br />

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said Lizi Arnold. Visit wnstd.com/cornerhse<br />

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gardener Ed Fairey will be talking about the<br />

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pandemic, but these have reminded us of how<br />

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Women and girls invited to share<br />

views on making Redbridge safer<br />

Forest walk ‘on the edge’:<br />

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Mysterious boundary markers in the<br />

forest will be discussed on the walk<br />

Women and girls in Redbridge are invited to<br />

attend a virtual ‘listening event’ to share their<br />

thoughts on what they want and need to<br />

feel safe. “The aim is to provide local women<br />

and girls with a comfortable space to share<br />

their experiences and their views on how our<br />

borough can be made safer, for example by<br />

identifying areas that need to be better lit or<br />

pathways that feel unsafe to walk along,” said a<br />

spokesperson for Redbridge Council, which is<br />

hosting the sessions on 2 <strong>June</strong> at 7.30pm and<br />

9 <strong>June</strong> at 5.30pm. Visit wnstd.com/listen<br />

The Epping Forest Heritage Trust will host<br />

a free guided walk around Snaresbrook on<br />

27 <strong>June</strong>. “Snaresbrook has always been ‘on the<br />

edge’: of the forest, of Wanstead, and even<br />

now, on the boundary of Waltham Forest and<br />

Redbridge… This walk has two themes: water<br />

and transport, both important in explaining<br />

why people moved to Snaresbrook in the 18th<br />

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who will lead the two-hour tour, departing<br />

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C it Y<br />

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Once again, regular and casual<br />

visitors to Wanstead Park have<br />

been marvelling at the compelling<br />

display of bluebells this spring, and<br />

during last summer, a similar level of<br />

widespread entrancement was induced by<br />

the magical arrival of long-horned cattle in<br />

the park.<br />

Many people using the park give little or no<br />

thought to the machinations underpinning<br />

the staging of these activities, which<br />

fundamentally rely on City of London<br />

management (through Epping Forest) and<br />

the stakeholder groups which interact<br />

with them.<br />

Both the Friends of Wanstead Parklands<br />

and the Wren Group make significant<br />

volunteer contributions – for example,<br />

the Friends through supervision of cattle<br />

grazing and monthly litter picks, and the<br />

Wrens through seasonal briar clearance from<br />

the bluebell wood and other vegetation<br />

removal.<br />

An equally important role of the Friends is<br />

our ongoing collaboration with the City of<br />

London concerning the management of<br />

the park. For over 10 years, the Friends of<br />

Wanstead Parklands has been urging the<br />

City to invest in Wanstead Park to remove it<br />

from the Heritage at Risk register and provide<br />

it with a sustainable future. A consistent<br />

perceived barrier has been the plethora of City<br />

committees through which park improvement<br />

proposals have to travel to reach approval.<br />

In September 2020, the City of London<br />

was presented with a highly critical “warts<br />

and all” report by Lord Lisvane, criticising<br />

its model of governance, and specifically,<br />

the number of committees. This report is<br />

ostensibly already having an impact on how<br />

the City, through Epping Forest, interacts with<br />

the Friends. Three nominal City of London<br />

committees dealing with Wanstead Park have<br />

now been condensed into one, with options<br />

for ad hoc strategic meetings as and when<br />

necessary. This may turn out to be a positive<br />

development, which provides the opportunity<br />

for Wanstead Park business to be streamlined<br />

and associated actions speeded up.<br />

Immediate indicators are good. The single<br />

stakeholder meeting for Wanstead Park is now<br />

headed up by a Park Verderer, and for the first<br />

time, this liaison group has been presented<br />

with a Wanstead Park Action Plan, scheduling<br />

what will be done and when for the period<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and 2022. This includes operational and<br />

capital works covering water management,<br />

entrances and paths, and major and minor<br />

projects, including renovation of the Grotto.<br />

A real statement of accountability.<br />

So far so good… The potential reality, though,<br />

is that this will not be an easy transition for<br />

the City, as engrained cultures and working<br />

practices are difficult to change with any<br />

degree of speed.<br />

Some staging points targeted on the action<br />

plan are already looking stretched. Initial work<br />

to the Grotto landing stage supported by the<br />

Heritage of London Trust is delayed, as is the<br />

replacement of park signage. The progression<br />

of both these projects and the works<br />

identified in the action plan will be a genuine<br />

test as to whether the City can become a more<br />

fluid and responsive organisation, which will<br />

enable them to meet their own objectives and<br />

get things done.<br />

The other main challenge continues to be<br />

access to City funding. The risk to future<br />

park funding has now been exacerbated by<br />

the uncertainties arising from the impact of<br />

COVID-19 on City of London income, which<br />

has caused a brake to be applied to all but<br />

the most essential capital expenditure. This<br />

has been equally frustrating for both the<br />

Friends and Epping Forest management<br />

who – in addition – have had to manage the<br />

environmentally damaging consequences of<br />

an estimated 350% increase in Wanstead Park<br />

and Epping Forest users over the last year.<br />

In the present environment, it is possible<br />

future projects will have to consider<br />

alternative mixes of private and public<br />

funding, with additional working party<br />

support from volunteer groups very much<br />

part of the package.<br />

On behalf of Wanstead Park users, the Friends<br />

will be closely monitoring developments.<br />

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A HUMANIST CHAP<br />

The appointment of Redbridge Council’s first Humanist ‘chaplain’ marks<br />

an important milestone, says Wanstead resident Paul Kaufman, who was<br />

invited to take up the role by the newly elected Mayor of Redbridge<br />

The new Mayor of Redbridge,<br />

Councillor Roy Emmett, is an example<br />

of the important selfless contribution<br />

which many non-religious people make to<br />

public life. Roy is a member of East London<br />

Humanists, a partner group of Humanists<br />

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chaplain at his inauguration at the end of<br />

April. I start my official duties in <strong>June</strong>.<br />

The chaplain’s role includes speaking at the<br />

beginning of each full council meeting and<br />

attending civic events, such as Remembrance<br />

Day. The role, which is voluntary and unpaid,<br />

is rooted in tradition. ‘Chaplain’ originally<br />

described a Christian clergyman attached to a<br />

private household. It has long been accepted<br />

in Redbridge that the role should reflect the<br />

diversity of the borough. For example, in 2012,<br />

the then new mayor appointed five chaplains<br />

representing respectively the Christian, Sikh,<br />

Jewish, Hindu and Islamic faiths.<br />

These appointments were hailed at the time<br />

as mirroring the inclusivity and diversity that<br />

captured the Olympics, held in London that<br />

year. Our group, the East London Humanists,<br />

was also founded in 2012. Aims included<br />

bringing the non-religious together locally<br />

and ensuring we are fairly represented in<br />

civic life. A large proportion of the borough<br />

is non-religious. It is therefore overdue that<br />

Humanists are involved in such civic occasions.<br />

It is only with Humanist involvement that they<br />

can be said to be truly inclusive.<br />

Of course, as a Humanist, I will open meetings<br />

with reflections rather than prayers. These<br />

will respect the diverse beliefs in the<br />

borough. They will promote community and<br />

thoughtfulness. While freedom of religion and<br />

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Mayor of Redbridge,<br />

Councillor Roy Emmett<br />

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and divisive if you don’t believe in them. We<br />

can talk about shared universal values, such<br />

as kindness, without bringing religion into it.<br />

One value, which should be front and centre<br />

to all our thinking, not least in the council, is<br />

the importance of acting on threats to our<br />

precious environment.<br />

Are moments of reflection at the beginning of<br />

meetings out of place in the modern world?<br />

Arguably, all workplaces and institutions<br />

would benefit from setting aside time to think<br />

about what’s important in life. Like it or not,<br />

the practice where councils are concerned<br />

is now enshrined in an Act passed in 2015<br />

following a legal challenge. This legitimises<br />

council provision for events “connected with a<br />

religious or philosophical belief.”<br />

I hope my year will demonstrate the<br />

important contribution Humanists can make<br />

to community cohesion and to making the<br />

borough a better place.<br />

Paul is chair of the East London Humanists.<br />

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A LOT TO LOSE<br />

In the first of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West<br />

allotments in Wanstead, Ged Heeney reflects on the site’s long history<br />

and emphasises how devastating it would be to lose it<br />

I<br />

was recently sent an old map of<br />

Wanstead as a gift from my sister. It was<br />

an Ordnance Survey map, compiled in<br />

1915 during the First World War. Wanstead<br />

was still in Essex, and much of the land to<br />

the east was rural. I found it fascinating to<br />

see so much that I recognised from having<br />

lived in Wanstead for the past 25 years, but<br />

also to see how much has changed.<br />

Section of the 1915 Ordnance Survey<br />

map showing the allotment site<br />

The Hainault branch of the Central Line had<br />

not yet been built, so there was no Wanstead<br />

Station. The A406 and the A12 did not exist.<br />

Instead, the road leading east from The<br />

George pub was known as George Lane and<br />

went as far as what is now the footbridge over<br />

the A12, before turning left into what later<br />

became Nutter Lane.<br />

The site which is now Wanstead High School<br />

was occupied by the rectory of St Mary the<br />

Virgin, Overton Drive, and the land opposite<br />

was ‘glebe’, used to support the parish priest.<br />

This use is reflected in the roads in that area,<br />

which were named after former rectors.<br />

Wigram and Drummond Roads were the only<br />

ones in 1915, but would later be joined by<br />

Corbett Road and Rectory Crescent.<br />

There was no leisure centre either, and<br />

Redbridge Lane curved through the fields<br />

to the Red Bridge, which crossed the River<br />

Roding, and eventually gave its name to the<br />

local borough.<br />

One thing that has not changed in over a<br />

hundred years, however, is the use of the land<br />

at the bottom of Redbridge Lane West, next<br />

to what is now River Close. The map shows<br />

this area as allotments. However, this could<br />

all change. The gas company, Cadent, which<br />

has a site adjoining the allotments, have<br />

said they wish to take over the allotments to<br />

use as a base for upgrade work. This would<br />

involve paving over the site for turning HGVs<br />

or for employee parking. This would be a<br />

devastating blow to us plot holders who have<br />

spent years nurturing the land.<br />

Cadent met with the tenants to present their<br />

plans and listen to suggestions. I fear that if<br />

the planned developments take place, the<br />

land may never be returned to its original use.<br />

If you value the green spaces in your<br />

neighbourhood, where wildlife such as<br />

toads and newts can live undisturbed, where<br />

people with learning disabilities are provided<br />

the chance to grow their own produce by<br />

local charity Sprout There!, and where the<br />

best fruit and vegetables in Wanstead can<br />

be found, then please sign our petition and<br />

pass it on!<br />

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deep roots<br />

The month of <strong>June</strong> is, of course, when<br />

Father’s Day falls, and brings back<br />

memories of having my three babies.<br />

I had my first baby in Wanstead Hospital,<br />

and it was not a happy experience.<br />

Hospitals at that time were very strictly<br />

run, ruled with a rod of iron by a stern<br />

matron, and it was rather intimidating.<br />

Fathers were not allowed to be present at the<br />

birth in those days. Babies were kept in the<br />

‘nursery’, separate from their mothers, and<br />

we were not allowed to go in there. We were<br />

not allowed to bathe our babies or change<br />

their nappies. There was a strict regime: we<br />

mothers were only permitted to see our<br />

babies at four-hourly intervals when it was<br />

feeding time. They were fed and taken away<br />

again. If the babies were hungry between<br />

these times, they were left to cry. We all knew<br />

the cry of our own baby, and it felt very sad<br />

not to be allowed to go and comfort them.<br />

What made the hospital birth so awful for<br />

me was the fact that, having given birth, my<br />

baby was taken away to be cleaned up and<br />

weighed. The nurse then returned alone,<br />

so I timidly asked: “Can I see my baby?” She<br />

snapped: “I haven’t time to play bloody silly<br />

games. My shift’s finished and I’m going<br />

home!” I didn’t hold my baby until<br />

hours later for the appointed<br />

9am feeding time.<br />

be weighed, and we were given free welfare<br />

cod liver oil and orange juice concentrate.<br />

I had a large heavy pram; in those days, it was<br />

considered safe to leave a baby in a pram<br />

outside a shop, and it was thought to be<br />

healthy to leave a baby outside to get fresh air<br />

in all weathers, even when it was snowing!<br />

After my time in Wanstead Hospital, I vowed<br />

my future babies would be born at home. We<br />

had the community midwife, Nurse Turner,<br />

who will be remembered by many, as she<br />

attended all the local births from the 1940s<br />

onwards, even during air raids. She was a little,<br />

round, grey-haired Welsh lady, who arrived on<br />

her bicycle with a basket in all weathers.<br />

Giving birth in my own home was<br />

completely different, with kind Nurse<br />

Turner to look after me, my husband<br />

there and no need for pain relief,<br />

except a couple of aspirin and some<br />

gas and air. My child was born late<br />

one night in the bedroom of the<br />

house where I still live, which was<br />

warm and cosy with a glowing<br />

coal fire, and put straight into<br />

the arms of her father, to be<br />

welcomed into the world.<br />

We expectant mothers<br />

attended the antenatal<br />

clinic, which was in a<br />

large house on the<br />

corner of Hermon Hill<br />

and Eagle Lane. After<br />

our babies were born,<br />

we went to the baby<br />

clinic in Cromwell<br />

Hall at Wanstead<br />

Congregational Church.<br />

There the babies would<br />

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Jean’s late husband<br />

Gordon with their baby<br />

son in Wanstead Park<br />

For Father’s Day<br />

by Jean Medcalf<br />

If you can keep your head when babes beside you<br />

Are screaming bright blue murder through the night;<br />

If you do not despair when new wives panic<br />

But make them think that things will turn out right;<br />

If you can wash a pile of dirty nappies<br />

And, smiling, ask if there are any more;<br />

If you can hold your child and not disown it<br />

When bachelor friends come knocking at the door;<br />

If you can bath your daughter without drowning<br />

Though soapy slippery limbs are all awhirl;<br />

If you are full of love towards your daughter<br />

And think she is a most delightful girl;<br />

Yours is a family and all that’s in it<br />

And, what is more,<br />

You’ll be a Dad, my dear.<br />

Wanstead<br />

resident<br />

Jean Medcalf<br />

published<br />

her first poetry<br />

book last year.<br />

To Everything There is<br />

a Season is a collection<br />

of lyrical, spiritual poems<br />

about nature. In the eighth of<br />

a series of articles, Jean – who<br />

celebrated her 90th birthday<br />

last month – reflects on<br />

memories of her late husband<br />

and the birth of her children<br />

Jean’s book To Everything There is a Season<br />

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aldersbrook gardens<br />

Four gardens on the Aldersbrook Estate will be open to the public on<br />

4 July as part of the National Garden Scheme. Ruth Martin, Chair of the<br />

Aldersbrook Horticultural Society, takes a look at each<br />

My own garden at 4 Empress Avenue<br />

is divided into two sections by<br />

a laurel hedge. The bottom part<br />

of the garden, which was previously a<br />

vegetable patch, is being rewilded with<br />

a bramble area, log piles and wild flower<br />

patches. It also has a pond, fruit trees and<br />

bushes, and a cutting garden. The borders<br />

in the top section are designed on the<br />

basis of colour, with a hot border of reds,<br />

oranges and purples. Opposite, there is a<br />

blue and yellow bed, and beside each of<br />

the coloured beds is a white bed, which do<br />

well as these areas are more shady.<br />

The garden at 1 Clavering Road is an endof-terrace<br />

garden that benefits from having<br />

a sunny aspect for the majority of the day.<br />

Additional space to the side has allowed<br />

the opportunity to create a kitchen garden<br />

using reclaimed wood for raised beds. A<br />

redundant children’s play area has provided<br />

ample space for a chicken coop, and several<br />

surrounding mature trees give plenty of shade<br />

and protection for the hens in all weather<br />

conditions. Excess produce from the kitchen<br />

garden and fruit trees is much appreciated by<br />

the hens, who reciprocate by laying eggs daily<br />

and producing manure for the compost bin,<br />

which is recycled back into the garden.<br />

The 80-foot garden at 21 Park Road comprises<br />

three ‘rooms’. The first, nearest the house,<br />

has a tear-shaped lawn surrounded by beds<br />

containing evergreen shrubs for structure and<br />

perennials in mainly blues, mauves and<br />

purples. The fences are covered with climbers<br />

including white roses, jasmine and clematis.<br />

A curving brick path then leads you through<br />

a long pergola covered with more roses,<br />

clematis and vines beside a magnolia tree,<br />

which provides shade for pulmonaria, white<br />

foxgloves and other shade-loving plants.<br />

1 Clavering Road<br />

21 Park Road<br />

47 St Margaret’s Road<br />

4 Empress Avenue<br />

A gravel seating area surrounded by pots<br />

contains colourful bedding plants and a<br />

decorative log pile. The final ‘room’ has three<br />

wigwams of sweet peas, varied tomato plants<br />

and plentiful raspberries, leaving some room<br />

for more shrubs, flowers and climbers. A<br />

hotbin, erected this year to provide speedy<br />

composting, lives in the corner.<br />

The final garden at 47 St Margaret’s Road is a<br />

typical north-facing suburban garden, full of<br />

colour all the year round, with a design based<br />

on curves. The garden demonstrates how a<br />

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where the trampoline was is now a patio. The<br />

beds are tightly planted with an eclectic mix<br />

of semi- and shade- loving plants. The small,<br />

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off-street parking can be shared with sunloving<br />

shrubs, perennials and edible produce,<br />

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Darby & Finch Contracts<br />

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established since 2007.<br />

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BRICK WALL<br />

Councillor Daniel Morgan-Thomas (Wanstead Village, Labour) explains why<br />

legal obstacles forced him to vote in favour of the recent application to<br />

demolish a local Victorian house, despite his better instincts<br />

Despite nearly three years on the<br />

council, joining the Planning<br />

Committee in <strong>2021</strong> was a daunting<br />

prospect. This meant consulting the<br />

local, regional and national policy<br />

documents that frame planning decisions<br />

for Redbridge and having a refresher on<br />

material planning applications. These are<br />

a narrow set of criteria on which planning<br />

decisions are made, defined by law.<br />

At the core of the planning system, there is<br />

now a presumption in favour of sustainable<br />

development, and the council has additional<br />

limitations, imposed by the government<br />

in response to Redbridge’s failure to meet<br />

Housing Delivery Test targets. All this means<br />

applications for housing have a tilted balance<br />

in their favour when decided by either officers<br />

or committee; members must demonstrate<br />

adverse impacts which significantly outweigh<br />

the benefits of a housing development before<br />

considering to refuse such applications.<br />

Nevertheless, sitting on the Planning<br />

Committee remains a quasi-judicial role and it<br />

is essential to approach applications with an<br />

open and enquiring mind. An overwhelming<br />

majority are decided by officers (following<br />

changes in national planning guidance)<br />

so those that come to the committee are<br />

of strategic importance or particularly<br />

controversial. Committee members must<br />

familiarise themselves with detailed reports<br />

from officers so we can make decisions<br />

based on material considerations defined by<br />

law in a transparent way. This is especially<br />

important as any suggestion of bias or<br />

political interference – voting on party lines is<br />

forbidden – can be grounds for an applicant<br />

to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate; if<br />

found at appeal to have refused permission<br />

unlawfully, councils (so taxpayers) must<br />

Councillor Morgan-Thomas at<br />

a meeting in Ilford Town Hall<br />

meet the developers’ costs, which can run to<br />

hundreds of thousands of pounds.<br />

All this is very different from my usual role as a<br />

ward councillor, which involves championing<br />

residents’ views. Some applications generate<br />

relatively little opposition, but the recent case<br />

on Sylvan Road caused a lot of upset. As I said<br />

at the committee meeting, the concerns were<br />

justified: the proposal meant the destruction<br />

of a Victorian house for the building of flats,<br />

which in much of Wanstead Village would<br />

be far harder to receive approval for because<br />

of Conservation Areas. Unfortunately, the<br />

presumption in favour loomed over the<br />

committee: while residents spoke eloquently<br />

against the development, it seemed very<br />

likely that had it been refused, then it would<br />

have been allowed at appeal for failing to take<br />

sufficient consideration of the tilted balance. It<br />

goes against the grain to approve something<br />

that residents have protested, but joining the<br />

committee has shown me just how tightly<br />

national government has restricted planning<br />

powers in local government. Unfortunately,<br />

residents will continue to be short-changed<br />

by a planning system that places ever more<br />

power in the hands of developers.<br />

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K9s after COVID<br />

Colin Spence runs dog training classes in Snaresbrook and has been<br />

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

importance of training puppies bought during the pandemic<br />

COVID-19 has had an awful impact<br />

on us all since March 2020, and we<br />

are still feeling the after-effects<br />

moving forward. Many dogs have also felt<br />

the effects of COVID, including puppies<br />

that were bought during the pandemic<br />

and were not able to have the right<br />

socialisation and habituation period that<br />

they so need.<br />

Many dogs are continuing to feel the stresses<br />

and are now experiencing anxiety-related<br />

behaviours. Some carers may have noticed<br />

these behaviours, but many others may have<br />

not yet realised their puppy is showing signs<br />

of early anxiety.<br />

My fellow trainers and I have been helping<br />

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how to help their puppies gain confidence<br />

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Whether it’s a training need or a behavioural<br />

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dog’s anxiety is so severe that classroom<br />

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puppy is more likely to have good associations<br />

with their familiar surroundings and is more<br />

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Dog training classes should be filled with fun<br />

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The lessons learnt will be invaluable as these<br />

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of their life. You need to be committed to<br />

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Equally important is for puppy and owner<br />

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them learn and keeps them focused.<br />

Trainers will teach you how to make a<br />

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Teaching recall is, in my opinion, the most<br />

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You’ll also need to learn how to relax your dog<br />

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Classes are an invaluable place to start<br />

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HOME<br />

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Local artist David Kavanagh introduces his latest<br />

work and urges others with a creative streak<br />

to take part in Art Group Wanstead’s naturethemed<br />

challenge this summer, by displaying<br />

their own art in front windows and gardens<br />

I<br />

am a local artist who has lived in<br />

Wanstead for the past 11 years, but<br />

originally come from the West Midlands.<br />

Drawing and painting have been passions<br />

of mine since an early age, having studied<br />

A Level art, then moving on to do a<br />

foundation art and design course, followed<br />

by a degree in interior architecture.<br />

Unfortunately, in more recent times, I<br />

neglected my creative side a little, but like<br />

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take a local walk almost every day, and often<br />

go out with my sketchbook in hand.<br />

I was recently commissioned by City Place<br />

Coffee (the new café on Clock House Parade)<br />

to produce a series of artworks depicting local<br />

landmarks. It was a real pleasure to produce<br />

these, and great to have the opportunity to<br />

work with an independent local business.<br />

My favourite medium is acrylic on canvas, but<br />

I also love producing ink drawings (as you will<br />

see if you take a look inside City Place Coffee).<br />

Over the last six months, I have also produced<br />

a number of paintings of local landmarks, such<br />

as Snaresbrook Crown Court (featuring Bruce<br />

the black swan) and Christ Church, which you<br />

may have seen on local social media.<br />

I have joined Art Group Wanstead and my<br />

most recent artwork is shown here, an<br />

acrylic on canvas painting entitled Epping<br />

Forest House. The subject of this painting is<br />

a dilapidated house on the edge of Epping<br />

Forest, which has been abandoned and<br />

is in the process of being ‘taken over’ by<br />

nature. I really enjoy the idea that man-made<br />

structures can be very quickly reclaimed by<br />

nature in the absence of human intervention.<br />

I think this creates a very interesting visual<br />

juxtaposition.<br />

This painting was inspired by the title of Art<br />

Group Wanstead’s nature-themed challenge<br />

for local residents, which is ‘The Year Nature<br />

Took Centre Stage’. This project urges residents<br />

to use their creativity and show their own<br />

works of art in front windows and gardens this<br />

summer, and will become a ‘trail’ if enough<br />

people take part.<br />

many people, the events of 2020 forced me to<br />

change course, and fortunately, this resulted<br />

in me rediscovering my passion for art. I<br />

have worked in architecture and design for a<br />

number of years, and continue to do so, which<br />

is reflected in my art; my favourite subject is<br />

the built environment.<br />

Living in Wanstead provides a lot of inspiration<br />

for me; it has such an interesting architectural<br />

heritage and wonderful open spaces. In fact, I<br />

To view more of David’s local artwork,<br />

visit wnstd.com/kavanagh or follow him<br />

on Instagram @david.kavanagh.161. For<br />

more information on commissions, email<br />

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Future for Whipps<br />

In the eighth of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital, Charlotte Monro encourages residents to view and<br />

comment on the planning application, which has now been submitted<br />

A<br />

new Whipps is desperately needed,<br />

but the proposals as they stand<br />

cannot meet the needs of our<br />

population. This is the conviction of a<br />

growing body of MPs, councillors, clinicians<br />

and the communities the hospital serves.<br />

More space needs to be reserved on the<br />

Whipps Cross site for healthcare, for<br />

present and future needs.<br />

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The plans show a residential tower block next<br />

to the hospital on land which earlier plans<br />

had reserved for the hospital itself. More beds<br />

are needed – not 51 fewer – and all the valued<br />

services we currently have should be retained<br />

and developed.<br />

At least 10 north-east London MPs have<br />

expressed concerns. Redbridge Council’s own<br />

Health Scrutiny Committee has formally raised<br />

the bed reduction issue with Barts Health<br />

Trust, along with concerns over the loss of the<br />

Margaret Centre (a specialist palliative care<br />

unit) and inadequate public transport links<br />

and public consultation. “We are seriously<br />

concerned that forecasts make unsustainable<br />

assumptions about the developments in<br />

primary care, community healthcare, and<br />

social care… the assumption that integrated<br />

care systems will reduce [hospital] demand is<br />

not evidenced,” said Neil Zammett, chair of the<br />

committee.<br />

John Cryer MP has spoken in Parliament:<br />

“[Hospital] rebuilds are welcome… but<br />

there are also concerns that a number of the<br />

projects imply reductions in bed numbers.<br />

Particularly after the pandemic, that seems to<br />

me… very misguided. Indeed, people were<br />

saying that even before the pandemic.”<br />

Regarding The Margaret Centre, Iain Duncan<br />

Smith MP – along with other MPs and Neil<br />

Zammett – has made clear the outstanding<br />

care the unit provides. Subsuming it into<br />

general end-of-life care is not a viable option.<br />

A group of us – including local people who<br />

have experienced the care the Margaret<br />

Centre provided for their loved ones – have<br />

met with senior nurses, clinical leads and<br />

Whipps redevelopment directors, who are<br />

reviewing the new palliative and end-of-life<br />

care plans. We explained why a specialist unit<br />

like the Margaret Centre must be provided<br />

in the new hospital, and why disbursing this<br />

care to side rooms on general wards will be<br />

an unacceptable loss of quality and access.<br />

We found empathy and appreciation of the<br />

value of the model of care from the clinicians,<br />

but also had the impression of pressure<br />

from government level against providing a<br />

specialist unit. We received no commitment it<br />

will be provided. We have to ensure it is, and<br />

call on your support. We agreed to meet again.<br />

Whipps is our hospital. We cannot allow this<br />

once-in-a-generations opportunity to fall so<br />

short and leave our hospital care under the<br />

same pressures as today.<br />

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New beginnings for<br />

PARK SCHOOL<br />

Park School for Girls has been part of the footprint of Ilford for<br />

almost 50 years. Established in 1975, the school has celebrated its<br />

success, both in and out of the classroom, ever since; consistently<br />

appearing within the top three, or in top position (2018) in the Borough<br />

of Redbridge for GSCE results. Pupils in the Prep School transition into<br />

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

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

local schools and universities, taking with them the skills and attitudes that will enable them to<br />

achieve highly and to succeed in life.<br />

Introducing Park School Prep (Co-ed)<br />

from September <strong>2021</strong><br />

Having benefited from strong leadership,<br />

supportive parents, and enthusiastic pupils<br />

with a thirst for learning, Park School<br />

continues to go from strength to strength.<br />

To meet the growing demand for school<br />

places, particularly in the local Ilford area,<br />

the decision was taken by the Governing<br />

Body and Headteacher to introduce boys<br />

to Park School from September, and so Park<br />

School Prep (Co-ed) is to be established for<br />

September <strong>2021</strong>. This will allow for more<br />

pupils to benefit from the exceptional<br />

education provided by the school, where<br />

pupils can grow and flourish inside a small<br />

and nurturing school, with a strong sense<br />

of family values and mutual respect, further<br />

enhanced by the fact that brothers and sisters<br />

can come to school together.<br />

Another change for Park School is that<br />

Mrs Nicholas, our current Headteacher of five<br />

years, will be retiring this summer, handing<br />

over the realm to another equally dedicated,<br />

highly skilled leader. Catherine Redfern will<br />

be taking up the post of Headteacher from<br />

September <strong>2021</strong>. Catherine brings with her<br />

a wealth of experience and a passion for<br />

education and comes from a very similar allthrough<br />

school to Park.<br />

The school is looking forward to a bright and<br />

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Early registration for our new co-ed school is strongly recommended.<br />

Please contact the Admissions Officer for further details.<br />

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Going swimmingly<br />

After some initial setbacks, Redbridge Council’s expansion and<br />

improvement plans for Wanstead Leisure Centre are now progressing<br />

nicely, says Councillor Sheila Bain (Wanstead Park, Labour)<br />

Redbridge Council’s exciting and<br />

ambitious expansion plans for<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre – which<br />

include providing a new swimming pool<br />

and major improvements to Wanstead<br />

High School – are progressing nicely.<br />

Construction is due to begin this summer,<br />

with anticipated completion in late 2022.<br />

There had been some initial setbacks with<br />

the project, including around providing<br />

temporary classrooms for the school ahead<br />

of the demolition of old school buildings.<br />

The procurement and appointment of the<br />

main contractor and, clearly, the impact of<br />

the pandemic, have also presented us with<br />

challenges. But with the contract awarded and<br />

the school now occupying new temporary<br />

classrooms, it’s all systems go with the<br />

building works so as to open the pool toward<br />

the end of next year.<br />

The major improvements to Wanstead<br />

High School will include a new three-storey<br />

teaching block. This will provide up-to-date<br />

school accommodation, and this investment<br />

will go a long way to ensure Redbridge can<br />

continue to deliver first-class education to our<br />

young people.<br />

Adjoining the new teaching block will be the<br />

new 25m swimming pool, changing facilities,<br />

dance studio and an impressive new entrance<br />

on Redbridge Lane West.<br />

The pool will be operated by the council’s<br />

leisure provider, Vision. It will be open to the<br />

public every day and will offer a variety of<br />

activities, including aqua aerobics, swimming<br />

lessons and open swimming; in other words,<br />

something for all ages to enjoy. Even the<br />

changing room facilities will be state of the<br />

art, with different size cubicles, larger family<br />

Visualisation of the venue’s new<br />

entrance on Redbridge Lane West<br />

and group changing areas, easy stairs into the<br />

pool and a ‘pool pod’ accessible lift, as used in<br />

the London Paralympics, ensuring everyone is<br />

able to use the new pool.<br />

The scheme has been designed to ensure<br />

the highest levels of sustainability and green<br />

credentials. It will meet a BREEAM (Building<br />

Research Establishment Environmental<br />

Assessment Method) rating of ‘excellent’,<br />

putting it in the top 10 of new, UK nondomestic<br />

buildings, as well as meeting best<br />

practice standards within the UK.<br />

This will be the third pool to be provided in<br />

Redbridge since 2014, when we had been<br />

left with just one public swimming pool,<br />

demonstrating this council’s commitment to<br />

invest for our residents across the borough,<br />

while we tackle the continued impact of<br />

government austerity. Our leisure facilities<br />

provide all age groups with access to exercise<br />

opportunities and bring communities<br />

together. The new pool will give more people<br />

an opportunity to learn and use this important<br />

life skill and will be a brilliant new addition to<br />

the leisure facilities in Wanstead.<br />

Councillor Sheila Bain is Cabinet Member<br />

for Planning and Planning Enforcement.<br />

Email sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

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Badminton and<br />

Squash are back!<br />

You can book a court to play racquet<br />

sports with friends and family at<br />

Wanstead Leisure centre<br />

Full games of squash are available with<br />

no need for squash bubbles or modified<br />

play. For badminton, you can play both<br />

singles and doubles. Book now via the<br />

Vision app or website.<br />

Download the free app<br />

on Apple or Android.<br />

Search ‘Vision RCL’<br />

in the app store.<br />

Prices<br />

Squash £11<br />

45min session<br />

Badminton £12.20<br />

1 hr session<br />

For more information call 020 8989 1172<br />

or visit www.visionrcl.org.uk/racquetsports<br />

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ELLESMERE CLOSE, SNARESBROOK<br />

OIEO £1,100,000 F/H<br />

South Woo<br />

• No chain • Semi-detached • Four bedrooms • Two receptions<br />

• Modern fitted kitchen & bathroom • Ground floor WC • Garage • Side acces<br />

• Off street parking • Close proximity to Snaresbrook station (0.4 miles)<br />

Woodford G<br />

32 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RJ<br />

0208 989 0011 wanstead@churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

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BELGRAVE ROAD, WANSTEAD<br />

OIEO £800,000 F/H<br />

Woodford, Woodford Green<br />

020 8530 3333<br />

southwoodford@churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

dford<br />

Guide price £875,000 Freehold<br />

Woodford Green<br />

Guide price £499,995 Freehold<br />

FIRS ESTATE<br />

POTENTIAL TO EXTEND SUBJECT TO PLANNING CONSENT<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

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Guide price £275,000 Leasehold South Woodford<br />

£574,995 Freehold<br />

NO ONWARD CHAIN<br />

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Woodford Green<br />

Guide price £275,000 Leasehold<br />

NO ONWARD CHAIN<br />

• No chain • Modernisation opportunity • Three bedrooms • Two reception<br />

• Large West facing rear garden • Modern ground floor shower room<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

• Cellar • Potential to extend STPP<br />

South Woodfor<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

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SNARESBROOK<br />

1<br />

34-40 High Street<br />

020 8989 5147<br />

www.thp.co.uk<br />

wanstead@thp.co.uk<br />

2<br />

providing genuine,<br />

honest and<br />

reliable service<br />

to Wanstead<br />

since 1987<br />

email: shop@keatingjewellers.co.uk<br />

Mon-Sat: 10:00- 17:30<br />

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL<br />

Homesdale<br />

(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.<br />

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, E11 2SH<br />

3<br />

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly<br />

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

Phone 0208 989 0847<br />

15<br />

Eightyfour<br />

Gallery<br />

14<br />

020 8530 0366<br />

To Woodford Road<br />

Sylvan Road<br />

Lillies of Wanstead<br />

6<br />

Hermon Hill<br />

Wellesley Road<br />

Cuckfield<br />

Wellington Road<br />

Nightingale on the Green<br />

Nightingale Lane<br />

NatWest<br />

Grosvenor Road<br />

Tesco<br />

Geoffrey Wilkinson<br />

Photography at<br />

Eightyfour<br />

14<br />

84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ<br />

t.0208 530 1244 m.07974 662881<br />

www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

e. gtw@dircon.co.uk<br />

Snaresbrook Crown Court<br />

Hollybush Hill<br />

To Green Man Rbt<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

War Memorial<br />

Homesdale<br />

Tarzy Wood<br />

3<br />

New Wanstead To Green Man Rbt<br />

Robins Pie & Mash 12 Osteopath 8<br />

Doctors<br />

Church Path<br />

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place<br />

Doctors<br />

Chaucer Road<br />

13<br />

12<br />

11<br />

– wet FiSH SpecialiStS –<br />

020 8989 4433<br />

119b HigH Street<br />

14 High Street, Wanstead Tel: 020 8989 1988<br />

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am – 6pm<br />

Sundays: 10am – 5pm


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Oxfam Books &<br />

Music Shop<br />

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs,<br />

vinyl and sheet music welcomed<br />

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm<br />

Sunday: 11am to 4pm<br />

Call: 020 8530 3413<br />

Email: oxfamshopf8092@oxfam.org.uk<br />

1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead<br />

5<br />

6<br />

Pharmacy / Post Office<br />

Oxfam Bookshop<br />

Co-op<br />

Christchurch<br />

Green<br />

Grove Park<br />

Allan Burgess Centre<br />

Woodbine Place<br />

Spratt Hall Road<br />

P<br />

British Heart Foundation<br />

Wanstead Fish<br />

Addison Road<br />

Dangan Road<br />

Gordon Road<br />

Keating Jewellers<br />

The Bull<br />

P<br />

To A12<br />

Cambridge Park<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

11 5<br />

13 15 2<br />

4<br />

Wanstead Library<br />

Wiseman Lee 10<br />

Smile in London 7<br />

One Addison 9<br />

The George<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

020 8215 1000<br />

wiseman.co.uk<br />

9-13 Cambridge Park<br />

Wanstead E11 2PU<br />

THP 1 Barnardo’s 9<br />

10<br />

The Green<br />

George<br />

Green<br />

Draycot Road<br />

Seagry Road<br />

Redbridge Lane West<br />

Wanstead House<br />

Felstead Road<br />

For great value today and everyday,<br />

visit your local Barnardo’s store.<br />

Wanstead<br />

Leisure<br />

Centre<br />

Wanstead<br />

High<br />

School<br />

Map not to scale<br />

We urgently need donations of stock too,<br />

so if you have any unwanted items we would<br />

be pleased to accept them – thank you.<br />

Or why not volunteer with us? Just a few<br />

hours a week can make all the difference.<br />

Just call or ask to speak to a member of<br />

our team in store.<br />

70 High Street<br />

Mon–Sat: 9am – 5pm<br />

Sun: 10am – 4pm<br />

Tel: 020 8989 3641<br />

Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 and SC037605<br />

9<br />

Smilein London<br />

Personalised dental care<br />

with a gentle touch<br />

19 CAMBRIDGE PARK<br />

WANSTEAD, E11 2PU<br />

020 8532 9990<br />

www.smileinlondon.co.uk<br />

Wanstead<br />

Osteopaths<br />

24 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ<br />

Providing Treatment<br />

and Pain Relief<br />

• Back and Neck Pain • Sciatica<br />

• Sports Injuries • Expectant Mothers<br />

• Cranial Osteopathy for<br />

Babies and Children<br />

Simply Call for an Appointment<br />

020 8530 3388<br />

W anstead<br />

anstead Village Directory<br />

Is your business<br />

located on or near<br />

Wanstead High Street?<br />

Call 020 8819 6645 to<br />

add yourself to the map<br />

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WASTE NOT<br />

In the first of a series of articles about reducing waste, Joanne Smallman<br />

from Redbridge Council’s Neighbourhood Team explains what is being<br />

done in the borough to tackle the issue and how we can all play a part<br />

Redbridge Council collects the fifthhighest<br />

amount of rubbish in England;<br />

22 million sacks of household waste<br />

a year at last count. It’s a statistic we’re<br />

determined to change, and can change, but<br />

we can only do it by working together.<br />

By taking simple steps to reduce, reuse and<br />

recycle, every resident can play their part in<br />

helping lower the amount of waste being<br />

produced, and Redbridge Council is here to<br />

support you every step of the way.<br />

One of the reasons Redbridge collects more<br />

waste than other boroughs is because, until<br />

recently, residents have been able to leave<br />

out unlimited rubbish sacks for collection<br />

each week. This provided little incentive<br />

for households to reduce, reuse or recycle.<br />

Many items which could have gone into the<br />

recycling box ended up in household waste<br />

instead, resulting in more rubbish and more<br />

rubbish sacks on collection day.<br />

The borough-wide move to wheelie bins was a<br />

big leap forward towards reducing household<br />

waste and improving recycling rates. Only<br />

waste contained inside the bin will be taken<br />

away, so no side waste by the bin, please!<br />

This encourages residents to put more items<br />

in their recycling boxes and explore waste<br />

reduction ideas to ensure there is enough<br />

space inside the wheelie bin for the average<br />

household waste that can’t be recycled.<br />

A staggering 50% of waste collected in<br />

Redbridge is food waste, but there are lots<br />

of ways we can all cut back on it. By making<br />

small changes to the way we buy and use food<br />

in the borough, we can change the amount<br />

of waste, which will also have a big impact on<br />

the environment and save you money! Each<br />

small act can add up to make a big difference.<br />

For example, fridge optimisation: did you<br />

know your fridge should be below 5°C? In fact,<br />

the average UK fridge temperature is set at a<br />

way too hot 7°C. This is terrible news for milk<br />

and other food items kept in the fridge, which<br />

can perish quickly when not stored at the<br />

right temperature.<br />

And do you know the difference between<br />

food date labels? Best-before dates refer to<br />

quality: after this date, it might not be at its<br />

best, but it will still be safe to eat. Use your<br />

senses to make a judgement. Use-by dates<br />

refer to safety: you must not eat food past<br />

this date, even if it looks and smells OK. You<br />

can freeze food right up to and including the<br />

use-by date.<br />

Each year, UK households throw away<br />

4.5 million tonnes of food that could be eaten,<br />

with some of the most common products<br />

being milk, bread, potatoes, tomatoes,<br />

bananas and poultry. If every person stopped<br />

throwing away food for just one day in the UK,<br />

it would do the same for climate change as<br />

taking 14,000 cars off the road for a whole year.<br />

For more information and tips on reducing<br />

food waste, visit wnstd.com/ourstreets<br />

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from the Petty Son & Prestwich blog…<br />

Buying a second<br />

home? Here’s what<br />

you need to know…<br />

While buying a second home<br />

is still a luxury that only<br />

the lucky few can afford,<br />

the amount of Brits who have joined<br />

the more-than-one-property club<br />

has skyrocketed over the last few<br />

decades. In fact, more than 10% of the<br />

adult population now owns a second<br />

home, and the rise in multiple property ownership<br />

shows no sign of stopping.<br />

Buying a second home purely as an investment is what has<br />

driven the sharp increase in multiple home ownership. The<br />

growth of the private rented sector has given those who<br />

have the opportunity to do so a great way to invest in the<br />

property market via buy-to-let. Buying a second property<br />

as a holiday home or to help someone else get on the<br />

property ladded are other popular reasons.<br />

A common misconception is that homeowners need to pay<br />

off their existing mortgage in order to get another, but<br />

that isn’t the case. You can have two mortgages running<br />

concurrently. There are, however, a few things you’ll need<br />

to have in place if you want lenders to take you seriously.<br />

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

11 Woodbine Place Wanstead, London E11 2RH<br />

T: 020 8989 2091 E: enquiries@pettyson.co.uk<br />

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Wanstead Locksmiths<br />

Barry & Sons<br />

No call-out charge<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

24 hour service<br />

• Established in Wanstead over 35 years<br />

• First-class work at reasonable prices<br />

• Free advice and estimates<br />

• All types of locks opened<br />

• Locks supplied, fitted and repaired<br />

Tel: 020 8530 6557<br />

M: 07988 690 358<br />

12, Limes Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2BP<br />

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Puzzles<br />

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Wanstead anagram: Wanstead Leisure Centre<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees<br />

We are a small family tree surgery business based in east London<br />

that offers a range of arboricultural services: everything from<br />

trimming small front garden privet hedges to pollarding or felling<br />

fully mature trees.<br />

± Tree removal<br />

± Crown lifting, reduction, thinning<br />

± Hedge trimming<br />

± Local family business<br />

± Fully insured<br />

± Qualified to Level 3 in Forestry and Arboriculture (Capel Manor)<br />

Phone: 0208 530 4159 or 07795 903216<br />

www.scottwhiteheadtrees.co.uk scott@scottwhiteheadtrees.co.uk<br />

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The Wren Wildlife Group,<br />

London Wildlife Trust<br />

and Wild Wanstead have<br />

compiled a list of 10 species<br />

at risk of local extinction. In<br />

the fourth of a series of articles<br />

looking at each species in<br />

turn, Liz Ranger explores<br />

how to help the beautiful<br />

common blue butterfly<br />

It’s depressing when a<br />

butterfly that used<br />

to be so abundant<br />

it has the word<br />

‘common’ in its<br />

name now needs<br />

our help to<br />

survive and<br />

thrive. But<br />

that’s the<br />

situation in<br />

Wanstead for<br />

the common<br />

blue butterfly<br />

(Polyommatus<br />

icarus).<br />

The common blue<br />

takes its name from<br />

the male of the species,<br />

which is bright and easy to<br />

spot with vivid violet-blue upper<br />

wings with a grey-beige underside. Their<br />

wingspan is about 3.5cm. The females are less<br />

obvious, and in southern England, their upper<br />

wings are often almost completely brown.<br />

Although the common blue butterfly is<br />

widespread and its conservation priority is<br />

classed as low, in places around the UK there<br />

are local declines in its range – and Wanstead<br />

is an example of that.<br />

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Now is a good time to see common blues.<br />

There are two broods of butterflies each<br />

year (or even three if it’s warm) flying in May<br />

or <strong>June</strong> and again in August or September.<br />

Before emerging, the butterflies spend around<br />

two weeks in their chrysalis, which is olivegreen<br />

or brown in colour and is formed on,<br />

or very close to, the ground by a food plant.<br />

The adults may live for around three weeks<br />

and females lay eggs that hatch after a week<br />

or two. The caterpillars are short, green and<br />

furry and may pupate either in late summer or<br />

not until the following spring – so are around<br />

for much of the year. Like many other species,<br />

common blue caterpillars secrete substances<br />

containing a nutrient that attracts ants. In<br />

return, the ants help protect the caterpillar<br />

from predators.<br />

How to help:<br />

• Plant bird’s-foot-trefoil and white clover in<br />

your garden for the caterpillars – they’re<br />

pretty wild flowers that will tumble out<br />

of pots or can help spread over paving to<br />

green it up.<br />

• Let an area of your lawn grow long and<br />

naturalise with wild flowers.<br />

• Create a beautiful ‘butterfly border’<br />

packed with flowers loved by the<br />

adult insects. Find out how to do it at<br />

wnstd.com/butterflyborder. Adult common<br />

blue butterflies drink nectar from flatheaded<br />

flowers, white and red clovers,<br />

knapweeds, ragworts and thistles.<br />

Locally, the best places to see it are areas of<br />

unmown grassland in Wanstead Park and on<br />

Wanstead Flats, but numbers in both locations<br />

have declined. Common blues need plenty of<br />

long grass where the wild flowers on which<br />

both the caterpillars and adults rely for food<br />

can thrive. They can live on road verges,<br />

meadowland, woodland clearings and in<br />

gardens and cemeteries.<br />

In places like Wanstead – where residential<br />

gardens are one of the main habitats for local<br />

wildlife – common blues are up against it as<br />

more and more land is developed and lawns<br />

are swapped for paving and artificial grass.<br />

• Use the edges of your garden to create a<br />

habitat where the caterpillars can shelter<br />

during winter. Grow ivy over fences –<br />

it’s a wonderful plant for wildlife – or<br />

add a row of native shrubs along your<br />

boundaries.<br />

• Never use pesticides and lobby the council<br />

to stop using them.<br />

For more information about the 10 species<br />

under threat of extinction in Wanstead,<br />

visit wnstd.com/the10<br />

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North London<br />

Loft Rooms<br />

Come Home<br />

To Quality.<br />

From initial consultation all the way through to<br />

completion with a 10 year transferable build<br />

guarantee, our team will make sure that you get<br />

the very best advice, craftsmanship & highstandard<br />

finish.<br />

We would like to reassure you that following the<br />

latest government guidelines on ‘working in other<br />

people’s homes’ we are still able to visit your home<br />

safely with all the appropriate precautions.<br />

Consult. Plan. Build.<br />

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Get In Touch.<br />

For your free, no obligation consultation,<br />

contact us today at:<br />

Northlondonlofts.co.uk<br />

0800 690 6122<br />

Or connect with us on social media:<br />

@northlondonloftrooms<br />

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Mortgages<br />

• Residential<br />

• Buy to Let<br />

• First Time Buyers<br />

• Commercial<br />

Speak with Mortgage<br />

Advisor Michael Molloy<br />

T: 07879 428 301<br />

E: Michael.Molloy@connectmortgages.co.uk<br />

Connect mortgages Wanstead is a trading style of Michael<br />

Molloy Mortgages Ltd 940035 is an Appointed Representative<br />

of Connect IFA Ltd 441505 which is Authorised and Regulated<br />

by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA does not regulate<br />

some Business Buy to Let Mortgages and Commercial<br />

Mortgages to Limited Companies<br />

Creative Giftware<br />

Personalised Embroidered Homeware & Giftware<br />

creativegiftwarelondon.com<br />

A family business based in Wanstead, specialising in embroidered homeware and gifts for all occasions<br />

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Nurture Curiosity Creativity Excellence<br />

Independent Co-educational Day School For 3 - 11 Years<br />

In<br />

Virtual Open Event<br />

Thursday 17th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 9.30-10.30am<br />

Register interest via - www.wgprep.co.uk<br />

Tel: 0208 504 5045<br />

Email: admissions@wgprep.co.uk<br />

www.wgprep.co.uk<br />

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NO LET-UP IN THE LAW<br />

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

more to get right than just a good Airbnb listing, says Derek Inkpin from<br />

local solicitors Wiseman Lee<br />

Much as we may not want it to, the<br />

law follows us in life wherever we<br />

go. You can ignore it or be ignorant<br />

of it, but eventually, it will creep up on<br />

you and remind you there are rights and<br />

obligations which, if not followed, will<br />

result in something adverse happening<br />

to you.<br />

Take holiday lets, for example. Full of rules<br />

and regulations if you intend to let your<br />

house or flat. Firstly, there’s the obligation<br />

to obtain your mortgage lender’s consent.<br />

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GARDENCARE<br />

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• PAVING & PATIOS<br />

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• DESIGN & PLANTING<br />

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Tel: 020 8520 1088<br />

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TOURS ARE RUNNING – BOOK NOW<br />

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Community events<br />

LAB CENTRAL: MARS ROVER<br />

CODING CHALLENGE<br />

Play the role of a Mars Rover scientist and<br />

engineer and make exploration decisions. An<br />

online session for families with children aged<br />

six and over. No experience necessary.<br />

Date: Tuesday 1 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/marsrover<br />

JUN<br />

1<br />

VIRTUAL BEREAVEMENT<br />

CAFÉ AFTERNOON SESSION<br />

Date: Tuesday 1 <strong>June</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/bereavement<br />

JUN<br />

1<br />

FOSTER FOR REDBRIDGE<br />

INFORMATION SESSION<br />

Join this virtual information session to find out<br />

more about fostering.<br />

Date: Tuesday 1 <strong>June</strong> Time: 6–7pm<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/foster1june<br />

JUN<br />

1<br />

What’s happening,<br />

what’s on and where...<br />

Are you organising an event?<br />

Let us know... events@wnstd.com<br />

Please note: all events are<br />

subject to change. Please<br />

check with the relevant<br />

organisers to confirm details.<br />

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON<br />

WOMEN’S SAFETY<br />

Women and girls in Redbridge are invited<br />

to join this virtual ‘listening event’ and share<br />

their thoughts on what they want and need to<br />

feel safe. Only open to people who identify as<br />

women (non-binary people included).<br />

Date: Wednesday 2 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/listen<br />

JUN<br />

2<br />

WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Some gentle slopes and uneven terrain.<br />

Walking groups are limited in numbers.<br />

Booking required. Hosted by Vision RCL.<br />

Date: Thursday 3 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–12pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park, Warren Road entrance<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/walking<br />

JUN<br />

3<br />

SATURDAY MORNING<br />

COOK-ALONG<br />

Make a pineapple upside-down cake. Hosted<br />

by Smart Raspberry.<br />

Date: Saturday 5 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10–10.30am<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/smartrasp<br />

JUN<br />

5<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

VINTAGE FAIR<br />

Including fashion, accessories, vinyl, furniture,<br />

homeware, jewellery, books and prints.<br />

Date: Saturday 5 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30am–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead United Reformed Church<br />

Cost: £2.50 Enquiries: wansteadvintage.com<br />

JUN<br />

5<br />

THREE LITTLE PIGS<br />

STORYTIME<br />

Find out what the three little pigs learn about<br />

the environment on their journey to take part<br />

in the Great British Spring Clean. A Redbridge<br />

Libraries event for three- to eight-year-olds.<br />

Date: Wednesday 2 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–12pm<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/3pigs<br />

JUN<br />

2<br />

KMT CINEMA:<br />

DOLITTLE<br />

Family-friendly films return to the Kenneth<br />

More Theatre with a screening of Dolittle.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Saturday 5 <strong>June</strong> Time: 2.30pm<br />

Venue: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, IG1 1BT<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/dolittle<br />

JUN<br />

5<br />

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WANSTEAD COMMUNITY<br />

MARKET<br />

Date: Sunday 6 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead High Street<br />

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

JUN<br />

6<br />

ART IN LOCKDOWN:<br />

VALENTINES MANSION<br />

Date: Sunday 6 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30am–4pm<br />

Venue: Valentines Mansion, Ilford, IG1 4XA<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: valentinesmansion.com<br />

JUN<br />

6<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Date: Sunday 6 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: meet at the Temple<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

JUN<br />

6<br />

COPPED HALL:<br />

GARDEN AFTERNOON<br />

Date: Sunday 6 <strong>June</strong> Time: from 2pm<br />

Venue: Copped Hall, Epping, CM16 5HR<br />

Cost: £6 Enquiries: wnstd.com/copped6june<br />

JUN<br />

6<br />

THE HISTORY OF THE<br />

MASORTI MOVEMENT<br />

Hear Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (Senior Rabbi<br />

of Masorti Judaism UK) speak on the history<br />

of the Masorti movement. A Jewish Historical<br />

Society of England event.<br />

Date: Monday 7 <strong>June</strong> Time: 8–9pm<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: jhse.org<br />

JUN<br />

7<br />

BEARS & BIG CATS: WILDLIFE<br />

OF THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST<br />

An online presentation by Ben Chapple on<br />

wildlife of the Russian Far East. Hosted by the<br />

North East London Local Group of the RSPB.<br />

Date: Tuesday 8 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: wnstd.com/nelrspb<br />

JUN<br />

8<br />

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON<br />

WOMEN’S SAFETY<br />

An online event open to people who identify<br />

as women (non-binary people included).<br />

Date: Wednesday 9 <strong>June</strong> Time: 5.30pm<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/listen<br />

JUN<br />

9<br />

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VOCAL MUSIC<br />

COLLECTIVE<br />

A live performance by final year students from<br />

the Redbridge Drama and Dance Course. The<br />

audience will be seated with waiter service.<br />

Date: Saturday 12 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wnstd.com/rdc12june<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

15<br />

12<br />

VIRTUAL BEREAVEMENT<br />

CAFÉ MORNING SESSION<br />

For people struggling with feelings of<br />

loss. Hosted by a group of volunteers from<br />

churches in Wanstead and South Woodford.<br />

Date: Tuesday 15 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/bereavement<br />

FOSTER FOR REDBRIDGE<br />

COFFEE MORNING<br />

Join this virtual coffee morning to find out<br />

more information about fostering.<br />

Date: Friday 18 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/foster18june<br />

JUN<br />

18<br />

CO-OP: JOIN IN<br />

LIVE LOCAL<br />

Make community connections and hear what<br />

local Co-op Member Pioneer Diana Varakina is<br />

doing in Wanstead and South Woodford.<br />

Date: Friday 18 <strong>June</strong> Time: 1–2pm<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/cooplocal<br />

JUN<br />

18<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Help keep Wanstead tidy.<br />

Date: Saturday 19 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10am<br />

Venue: corner of Woodbine Place / High Street<br />

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

JUN<br />

19<br />

LOCAL MAKERS<br />

MARKET<br />

Featuring screen prints, ceramics, jewellery,<br />

homewares and textiles from a wide selection<br />

of local designer-makers.<br />

Date: Saturday 19 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church hall, Wanstead, E11 2SW<br />

Enquiries: localmakers.uk<br />

JUN<br />

19<br />

The<br />

WELCOMES YOU BACK TO<br />

SATURDAY<br />

JUNE 26 TH<br />

FREE ENTRY<br />

12 - 4 PM<br />

CHRIST CHURCH GROUNDS<br />

WANSTEAD PLACE, LONDON E11 2SW<br />

SPONSORED BY<br />

LIVE MUSIC<br />

BOUNCY CASTLE<br />

BAR<br />

BARBEQUE<br />

CAROUSEL<br />

FACE PAINTING<br />

WANSTEAD HIGH JAZZ BAND<br />

GAMES<br />

The Friends<br />

Wanstead<br />

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SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

Date: Sunday 20 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–4pm<br />

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford<br />

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

JUN<br />

20<br />

NORTH EAST LONDON<br />

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY<br />

An online astronomical-themed presentation.<br />

Visitors welcome. The group normally meet at<br />

Wanstead House.<br />

Date: Sunday 20 <strong>June</strong> Time: 3pm<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: stevek1951@hotmail.com<br />

JUN<br />

20<br />

AUDITIONS FOR<br />

LITTLE MERMAID<br />

This summer, Redbridge Creates’ production<br />

of Disney’s Little Mermaid at Kenneth More<br />

Theatre will be holding auditions every<br />

Tuesday and Thursday at Redbridge Drama<br />

Centre. This is an unpaid opportunity for those<br />

aged 16 years and over.<br />

Date: from Tuesday 22 <strong>June</strong> Time: 6–10pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/lmaudition<br />

JUN<br />

24<br />

22<br />

GETTY IMAGES CLASSIC<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION<br />

Electric Gallery in South Woodford has<br />

become an official partner of Getty Images<br />

and will be displaying and selling classic<br />

photography of icons including Marilyn<br />

Monroe, Sean Connery and Muhammad Ali.<br />

Date: Thursday 24 <strong>June</strong> to Saturday 17 July<br />

Venue: 12 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2QL<br />

Enquiries: electricgallery.co.uk<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

25<br />

ANNUAL CAKE SALE IN AID<br />

OF HAVEN HOUSE<br />

The return of Michelle Vanlint’s annual<br />

garden party and cake sale (restrictions<br />

pending), followed by a two-day pop-up cake<br />

trail. Volunteers and raffle prize donations<br />

welcome. In aid Haven House Children’s<br />

Hospice in Woodford Green.<br />

Date: Friday 25 <strong>June</strong> Time: to be confirmed<br />

Venue: 12 Derby Road, South Woodford, E18 2PU<br />

Enquiries: msvanlint@yahoo.co.uk<br />

BRING THE<br />

LAUGHTER<br />

A comedy night featuring Tommy Sandhu,<br />

Vidura Rajapaksa, Eshaan Akbar and Kane<br />

Brown. Over-16s only.<br />

Date: Friday 25 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, IG1 1BT<br />

Cost: £19 Enquiries: wnstd.com/bringlaughter<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

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25<br />

LINKSIDE LAWN TENNIS<br />

CLUB OPEN DAY<br />

Free tennis and membership discounts.<br />

Date: Saturday 26 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–5pm<br />

Venue: Overton Drive, Wanstead, E11 2LW<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: linksidetennis.co.uk<br />

MID-SUMMER BBQ AT<br />

CHRIST CHURCH<br />

Fun for the whole family in the grounds of<br />

Christ Church, with a live jazz band, bouncy<br />

castle, refreshments, BBQ and a licensed bar.<br />

Date: Saturday 26 <strong>June</strong> Time: 12–4pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadparish.org<br />

JUN<br />

27<br />

26<br />

THE CHANGING FACE OF<br />

SNARESBROOK<br />

Join local historian Lynn Haseldine-Jones for a<br />

guided walk around Snaresbrook. An Epping<br />

Forest Heritage Trust event. Booking required.<br />

Date: Sunday 27 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30am–12.30pm<br />

Venue: Snaresbrook Road car park, E11 1PH<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/sbk<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

27<br />

ESSEX ART CLUB<br />

DEMONSTRATION<br />

Artist John Tookey will be demonstrating<br />

watercolour landscapes. Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Sunday 27 <strong>June</strong> Time: 2.30–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 07980 466 726<br />

TCHAIKOVSKY<br />

PIANO TRIO<br />

Virtual concert with local pianist Yuki Negishi.<br />

Date: Sunday 27 <strong>June</strong> Time: 8pm<br />

Cost: £11.99 Enquiries: wnstd.com/negishi<br />

JUN<br />

27<br />

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Da Silva Pearce School of Performing Art<br />

DSP<br />

PERFORMING<br />

Acting • Dance • Singing<br />

Principal: Michael Da Silva Pearce<br />

Centre Manager: Bianca Durand<br />

Saturday Academy Ages 7 – 18<br />

at Wanstead High School<br />

CLASSES NOW BACK AT<br />

WANSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL<br />

NEW APPLICATIONS WELCOME<br />

Visit www.dsp-performing.org<br />

for further information and to book a place<br />

E-mail: admin@dsp-performing.org<br />

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Serving the local community<br />

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years.<br />

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Contact cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk<br />

us on 020 8530 2151 or<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

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Local community online<br />

CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD<br />

An initiative to help address climate change,<br />

and loss of biodiversity. Visit wnstd.com/cgw<br />

CO-OP’S CO-OPERATE<br />

A large listing of activities and groups for<br />

all ages looking to get involved with their<br />

community. Visit co-operate.coop.co.uk<br />

FRIENDS OF THE RIVER RODING<br />

A Facebook group for those who want to help<br />

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

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD PARKLANDS<br />

Researching and promoting Wanstead<br />

Park and the historic parklands. Visit<br />

wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

NATURE CONSERVATION IN REDBRIDGE<br />

A Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Facebook<br />

group. Visit wnstd.com/nature<br />

Personal Organiser & Assistant<br />

Personal Assistant & Business Support<br />

Moving or Extending Project Management<br />

Home & Garden Organising & Decluttering<br />

WhatsApp or Tel: 0777 616 5362<br />

Web: www.applesandpearsltd.com<br />

Email: helloapplesandpears@gmail.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY<br />

Sharing photography tips and advice.<br />

Visit wnstd.com/photo<br />

ROTARY CLUB<br />

The Rotary Club of Leytonstone and Woodford<br />

are meeting online. Call 020 3597 2921<br />

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL<br />

Women volunteers committed to women’s<br />

empowerment. Visit wnstd.com/siel<br />

THE WANSTEAD GRAPEVINE<br />

A Facebook group for local discussion and<br />

selling. Visit wnstd.com/twg<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY GARDENERS<br />

Tending to and improving the flower beds<br />

across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/wcg<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY HUB<br />

A Facebook group for all who live in Wanstead<br />

and the surrounding areas. A place to share<br />

ideas and ask advice. Visit wnstd.com/wch<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY FORUM<br />

A Facebook group for discussing any issues<br />

affecting the local area. Visit wnstd.com/wcf<br />

WANSTEAD SOCIETY<br />

Making Wanstead a better place to live and<br />

work. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

WILD WANSTEAD<br />

A project to create a multi-garden nature<br />

reserve across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/ww<br />

WOODFORD GREEN SPEAKERS<br />

Improve your public speaking skills.<br />

Email woodfordgreenspeakers@gmail.com<br />

WREN WILDLIFE GROUP<br />

Online Sunday morning free talks on local<br />

wildlife. Visit wrengroup.org<br />

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB<br />

A club for children who aspire to become<br />

authors. Visit wnstd.com/youngwriters<br />

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Wanstead<br />

SPRATT HALL ROAD, WANSTEAD<br />

£1,350,000<br />

Martin & Co Wanstead<br />

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RJ<br />

wanstead.martinco.com<br />

020 8518 8099<br />

wanstead@martinco.com<br />

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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead<br />

ADVICE & SUPPORT<br />

Samaritans116 123<br />

Citizens Advice Redbridge0300 330 9063<br />

Community Legal Advice0845 345 4 345<br />

National Debtline0808 808 4000<br />

HEALTH<br />

NHS 111111<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital020 8539 5522<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy020 8989 0597<br />

The Evergreen Surgery020 8518 8746<br />

Wanstead Place Clinic020 8926 1450<br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126<br />

Out of hours GP020 3770 1888<br />

LEISURE & LIBRARIES<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre020 8989 1172<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre020 8509 6526<br />

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400<br />

Aldersbrook Library020 8496 0006<br />

SATISFACTION<br />

GUARANTEED<br />

• Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

• Woodwork Restoration<br />

• Wallpapering<br />

• Decorating • Varnishing<br />

Tel: 07943 848 437<br />

contact@jasonsdecorators.co.uk<br />

jasonsdecorators.co.uk<br />

UNBEATABLE<br />

PRICES<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward<br />

Jo Blackman07741 195 791<br />

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Donovan 07741 197 406<br />

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Daniel Morgan-Thomas07741 194 993<br />

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward<br />

Sheila Bain07741 904 843<br />

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Merry020 8708 2014<br />

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead<br />

John Cryer MP020 8989 5249<br />

johncryermp.co.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Chingford and Woodford Green<br />

Iain Duncan Smith MP020 7219 3000<br />

iainduncansmith.org.uk<br />

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH<br />

Emergency 999<br />

Non-emergency101<br />

Crimestoppers0800 555 111<br />

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321<br />

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info<br />

Wanstead Village SNT020 8345 3616<br />

Wanstead Park SNT020 8345 3616<br />

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL<br />

Customer contact centre020 8554 5000<br />

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670<br />

Housing020 8708 4002<br />

Benefits020 8708 5690<br />

Adult Social Service020 8708 7333<br />

Children’s Services020 8708 3885<br />

Report anti-social behaviour020 8478 4679<br />

UTILITIES<br />

Electricity (power cut)105<br />

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90<br />

Gas emergency0800 111 999<br />

Thames Water (report a leak) 0800 714 614<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

89<br />

bravely<br />

fortiter<br />

faithfully<br />

fideliter<br />

happily<br />

feliciter<br />

Open Morning<br />

Thursday, 24 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 10am – 12pm<br />

Headmaster’s introduction 10.15am<br />

For further information please contact the Admissions Registrar:<br />

registrar@staubyns.com 020 8504 1577<br />

Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU<br />

www.staubyns.com<br />

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90<br />

ACCOUNTANTS<br />

THP Chartered Accountants ....... 27 & 60<br />

ACTING<br />

DSP Performing .......................................... 83<br />

ADULT EDUCATION<br />

Redbridge Institute ................................... 23<br />

Wanstead House ........................................61<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct ............................................... 74<br />

ART<br />

Geoff Wilkinson ................................28 & 60<br />

jmg Art ...........................................................20<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks .....................................................75<br />

BEAUTY<br />

The Beauty Spot ...................................14–15<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Darby & Finch Contracts ........................ 36<br />

Glenward ...................................................... 39<br />

North London Loft Rooms .............68–69<br />

Trim Loft Conversions ...............................21<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery ...................................................51<br />

CARPET FITTER<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick ..................................... 24<br />

CEMETERY<br />

City of London Cemetery ............... 84–85<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s ......................................................61<br />

British Heart Foundation .......................60<br />

Dogs on the Streets .................................... 4<br />

Oxfam .............................................................61<br />

CHARTERED SURVEYOR<br />

Landers & Associates ................................13<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

DSP Performing .......................................... 83<br />

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40<br />

CHURCH CONSULTATION<br />

Wanstead Parish ..........................................5<br />

CLEANING<br />

Dyson Repair Man ...................................... 8<br />

Go Evergreen Cleaning Services ............ 4<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions .................20, 32 & 54<br />

Problem Computers ....................................7<br />

DANCE<br />

DSP Performing .......................................... 83<br />

Eve Wright School of Dancing .............12<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance ....................40<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating ....................................88<br />

MG Décor ...................................................... 24<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

– Index of advertisers –<br />

DENTIST<br />

Smile in London ..................................9 & 61<br />

DOG TRAINING<br />

Colin’s K9 Training Services .................... 43<br />

DOORS<br />

K&D Joinery ...................................................51<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Home Instead ..............................................17<br />

Homesdale ......................................... 25 & 60<br />

Westgate Healthcare ..................................2<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors ....... 32<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates .................................58–59<br />

Martin & Co .................................................. 87<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich .............................. 63<br />

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

Dog Show ....................................................... 4<br />

Hitchcock Talks & Tours .......................... 78<br />

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80<br />

Mid-Summer BBQ ......................................81<br />

The Graveyard Shift ...................................16<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish ..................................36 & 60<br />

FITNESS<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre.......................92<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre ........................57<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead ........................... 10 & 61<br />

FOOT HEALTHCARE<br />

FAB Footcare .................................................. 6<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens ......................................50<br />

Lancasters Gardencare ............................77<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes ........................... 11<br />

GIFTS<br />

Creative Giftware ....................................... 70<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

Dyson Repair Man ...................................... 8<br />

E18 Handyman ........................................... 32<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions .........20<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers ............................. 16 & 60<br />

KITCHENS<br />

My Dream Kitchen .....................................41<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons .................................................64<br />

LOFTS<br />

North London Loft Rooms .............68–69<br />

Trim Loft Conversions ...............................21<br />

MASSAGE<br />

The Beauty Spot ...................................14–15<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths ................... 37 & 61<br />

MATERNITY WELLNESS<br />

Primrose & Ginger .....................................54<br />

MORTGAGES<br />

Connect Mortgages ................................. 70<br />

OSTEOPATHS<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths ................... 37 & 61<br />

PERSONAL ASSISTANT<br />

Apples & Pears.............................................86<br />

PEST MANAGEMENT<br />

GJB Pest Management............................ 65<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy ...............................60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Geoff Wilkinson ................................28 & 60<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Heritage Plaster Services .........................33<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus ................................................29<br />

Wanstead Group ....................................... 55<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP ............................................. 74<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

City Place Coffee ........................................44<br />

Robins Pie & Mash .....................................60<br />

The Bungalow Café .......................... 46–47<br />

ROOFING<br />

Cox and Sons Roofing .............................50<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Avon House Preparatory School .........28<br />

Little Bear’s Nursery....................................91<br />

Park School For Girls................................. 53<br />

St Aubyn’s School ......................................89<br />

Woodford Green Prep School ................71<br />

SINGING<br />

DSP Performing .......................................... 83<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash ....................45<br />

Wiseman Lee LLP .............................. 61 & 73<br />

SPORT & LEISURE<br />

Linkside Lawn Tennis Club ....................80<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre.......................92<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre ........................57<br />

STAIRS<br />

K&D Joinery ...................................................51<br />

STORAGE<br />

BWI Self Storage ..........................................17<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees ............................64<br />

TUITION & COURSES<br />

MagiKats .......................................................40<br />

Redbridge Institute ................................... 23<br />

Wanstead House ........................................61<br />

WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith ....................................... 35<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery ................................... 1<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

91<br />

14 Seagry Road, Wanstead<br />

London, E11 2NG<br />

in Wanstead Village<br />

Book a viewing 020 8530 7541 www.LittleBearsNursery.co.uk<br />

Our bear cubs in<br />

Wanstead Village are<br />

enjoying the bright, new<br />

improvements to their<br />

nursery. Amazing play<br />

rooms feature ‘sensory<br />

play’ zones, and we’ve<br />

added an independent<br />

sleep room for babies<br />

to rest and restore.<br />

What our parents say...<br />

“<br />

An outstanding nursery with<br />

nice, big rooms and a lovely garden.<br />

Exceptional staff and 020 carers 8530 that 7541<br />

show true dedication to their work.<br />

Our parents regularly share their experience with us.<br />

To read more honest, recent reviews of Little Bear’s Nursery<br />

in Wanstead Village visit the Daynurseries website.<br />

9.5<br />

”<br />

020 8530 7541<br />

@littlebearsdaycaregroup<br />

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