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ISSN 2059-013X

Est. 2006

wnstd.com Issue No: 187

September 2021 | FREE

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Join us for end of

summer celebrations at the...

WANSTEAD

FESTIVAL

Sunday 12 September 2021

11am to 6pm

Christchurch Green, High Street Wanstead, E11 2RQ

Join us for a lively

afternoon of

entertainment for the

whole family!

For

Events Guide,

see inside -

page 76

Please walk, cycle or use public transport

to enjoy the day’s festivities

For more information contact

Redbridge-events@visionrcl.org.uk

or visit

www.visionrcl.org.uk/summerfestivals

INSIDE: Wanstead Fringe 2021 • Community gardens • Allotment wildlife • Cow-sitting

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook


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Contents

Features

Patchwork22–23

Get stuck in 26

Cow-sitting 30

Jokes on U34

Rediscovering art 38–39

A lot to lose42

Rain review48

Cleaner and greener52

Deep roots56–57

Aspire to inspire 62

Endangered in Wanstead66–67

Plan to fail?70

Puzzles & competitions

Mind-bender puzzles 18

Sudoku24

Crossword competition 44

Wanstead anagram 50

Every month

Local news6–8, 10, 12, 14 & 16

Wanstead map60–61

Community events77–80 & 82

Community groups86

Useful numbers88

Index of advertisers90

Contact Us

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Welcome...

Paddling ankle-deep in cool water. A summer

memory. Or more precisely, two summer

memories: the North Sea lapping over the

golden sands of a Norfolk beach, alongside Great

British summer rain (and drain) water lapping over

our kitchen tiles. I don’t like sand between my toes,

but it’s certainly preferable to the slugs that found

themselves rehomed between our washing machine

and dishwasher as the floodwaters rushed in. We gasped

as our feet got wet, both times: the sea was very cold and

the rainwater was, well, it was very much inside our home.

Some interesting facts about the North Sea. It is more than

600 miles long and 360 miles wide; maximum depth is 2,300 feet.

The average water temperature in summer is 17°C and 6°C in

winter. Wikipedia lists 201 different species of fish that live there.

Some interesting facts about my kitchen. It’s about as long as

the average small kitchen and about as wide too. Floor to ceiling,

the height is fairly standard as well. The average temperature in

summer depends on the weather, and in winter, the thermostat

takes over. Regular inhabitants are a single species of mammal.

In short, I’ve done no research on my kitchen’s vital statistics,

but, barring the occasional washing-up mishap or the weekly

mopping, I do know what the average water depth should

be: zero.

Glibness aside, it’s increasingly well documented that humancaused

climate change has altered the likelihood or

severity of extreme weather events like that

experienced here recently. So, in the fight to

reduce the rise in global temperatures,

we all need to be doing more

than just dipping our toes in

the waters of change.

Lee Marquis, Editor

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CHRISTCHURCH GREEN

COMMUNITY

FUN DAY

AND

CHILDREN’S FAIR

Music Station

Creative Station

Sing Along with me

Guest Speakers

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF

TREEHOUSE NURSERY SCHOOLS

Smoothie Station

Yoga Station

Children’s Entertainer

kids fun fair

Sat 25

& Sun 26

25th

26th

SEPTEMBER

11am - 7pm

The Fun Fair is a Token operated event

NO CASH ON RIDES ACCEPTED

1 TOKEN: £1.20 10 TOKENS: £10

Join in helping raising

money for the Mayors

charity for this year.

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Caterpillars and mildew responsible for

poor health of Wanstead Park’s oak trees

Following concerns

expressed on social

media over the health

of the oak trees in

Wanstead Park, the

Friends of Wanstead

Parklands asked

Epping Forest for its

take on the well-being

of these iconic trees.

“This year, winter moth

caterpillar numbers

were very high. Many

oaks were completely

stripped of their spring

leaf emergence. Most oaks we have been

observing recovered well. However, this later

regrowth – which did not get going until mid-

June – is highly susceptible to mildew, which

has also been more prevalent than in recent

years. We suspect the Wanstead Park oaks are

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looking poor due to this defoliation-mildew

combination. In future, we are likely to have

more fluctuations in annual vitality as climate

change exerts a greater influence on our

seasons,” said an Epping Forest spokesperson.

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Consultation on

waste strategy

The East London

Waste Authority

(ELWA) is working

in partnership

with Redbridge,

Havering, Barking

and Dagenham and

Newham councils

on a new Joint

Strategy for future

waste management.

The strategy is

being developed

to inform services

from December

2027, when ELWA’s

current contract for

managing waste

disposal comes to an

end. A consultation

is open until

20 September. Visit

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Grant to beautify

local shops

Redbridge Council

is inviting local

shops to apply for

a one-off grant

payment to support

them with the cost

of improvements

to ‘beautify their

business’. The High

Streets Improvement

Grant Scheme will

cover 50% of the

work costs carried

out, with a maximum

grant award of up to

£10,000. The online

grant application

process will be open

until 30 September,

and all work must

be completed by

September 2022. Visit

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Christchurch Green café kiosk plans

approved despite local opposition

High Street to be closed to traffic for

this month’s Wanstead Festival

© Charles Llewellyn

Wanstead Festival 2018

Vision RCL’s application to build a café/bar

kiosk on Christchurch Green has been given

the go-ahead by Redbridge Council, despite

opposition from residents. “The proposal

received 192 objections and five responses

in support, the second-highest number of

objections to any planning application in

Wanstead,” said Scott Wilding of the Wanstead

Society. The plans suggest construction will be

complete by November. Prior to the decision,

more than 40 residents gathered in the park to

demonstrate their opposition.

Community supports Wanstead’s

Big Issue vendor hit by flash floods

High Street Wanstead will be closed to traffic

between Grove Park and Wanstead Place on

12 September to create a car-free Wanstead

Festival. “This will allow for easy movement

between High Street shops and cafés and

Christchurch Green,” said Councillor Jo

Blackman. The community event – which

runs from 11am to 6pm – is making a return

this year along with the Wanstead Fringe

(3 to 19 September). “These events highlight

the best of Wanstead, so we wish organisers

every success.” Visit wnstd.com/festival21

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had a hard time of it, but things are looking

up as she is about to gain indefinite leave to

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Local primary school pupil sets new

record for under-9s 75m sprint

Cambridge University lecturer is new

rabbi at Wanstead synagogue

Ellis trains at the

Dwain Chambers

Performance Academy

Dr Tali Artman-Partock

Sukkat Shalom Reform

Synagogue, off Hermon Hill

Snaresbrook Primary School pupil Ellis Gentles

has set a new athletic record for the under-9s

75m sprint. Competing at the Manchester

Regional Arena in July, Ellis’ time of 11.27

seconds shaved 0.13 seconds off the previous

record, which has stood since 2010. “I was

nervous at the start because this was the first

time I was competing where a lot of famous

athletes have raced before… I felt so happy

about breaking a record set 11 years ago,” said

eight-year-old Ellis, who trains with British

100m champion Dwain Chambers.

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Dr Tali Artman-Partock has been appointed

as the new rabbi at Sukkat Shalom Reform

Synagogue following the retirement of Larry

Becker, who led the Wanstead congregation

for the past 13 years. “Judaism has always had

a big brain, but it could not have survived if

it did not also have a big heart. This Judaism,

that involved mind, body and soul, is what

makes Sukkat Shalom so special,” said Israeliborn

Dr Artman-Partock, who moved to

England in 2015 to become a lecturer in the

Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University.

Redbridge and District NCT seek

volunteers for baby bundle initiative

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The Redbridge and District branch of the

National Childbirth Trust is seeking volunteers

to source, assemble and deliver ‘baby bundles’.

“Baby bundles are packs of toiletries, clothes

and equipment given to families who, through

poverty, premature birth, violence or events

such as fire or flood, find themselves without

the resources to buy the things they need

for the first few weeks with their new baby,”

said a spokesperson. It follows a successful

pilot which supported 46 local families. Visit

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Getting to the root of the problem:

survey on local dental services

New farmers market to open near

Wanstead Flats this month

Healthwatch Redbridge is running a survey

to collate people’s experiences of local

dental services since practices reopened on

8 June 2020, following the first lockdown.

“Since April 2021, 25% of Healthwatch calls

have been to raise concerns about access to

dental practices… The aim of the survey is

to draw upon responses to improve services

locally, but it will also help to build a national

picture of dental care,” said a spokesperson.

Responses are invited until the end of

September. Visit wnstd.com/dentist

Specialises in original 20 th & 21 st

Century British art for investment or

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A new weekly farmers market will open near

Wanstead Flats this month. “We’ll be bringing

a range of farmers and producers every

Sunday. We’re happy to be giving residents in

the area a new local way to shop, and we’re

delighted that there has already been such

enthusiasm for the event,” said Cheryl Cohen

from London Farmers Markets. The first market

opens on 12 September from 10am to 2pm

at Buxton School, Cann Hall Road. Shoppers

are encouraged to bring their own bags and

containers. Visit lfm.org.uk

No art trail this month: view creative

work at Wanstead Festival instead

Artwork by

Alison Stenhouse

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Although there is no local art trail this year,

Art Group Wanstead will be showing a display

of members’ work at the Wanstead Festival

on 12 September. The artwork will be shown

in the creative zone on Christchurch Green,

among stalls selling a wide range of crafts,

collectables and other goods. “‘Art is a line

around your thoughts,’ explained Gustav Klimt.

Consequently, some of the work on show at

the festival is likely to give fresh insights into

the strange past 18 months,” said the group’s

founder Donna Mizzi. Visit wnstd.com/art

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Planning application to ‘consolidate

and stabilise’ Wanstead Park’s Grotto

Petition to save local allotments will

be debated at council meeting

© Jennifer Baptist

© Stephen Lines

The City of London Corporation has submitted

a planning application to seek permission to

‘consolidate and stabilise’ Wanstead Park’s

Grade II listed Grotto. A report on the 18thcentury

building states: “The landing stage at

the base of the main structure is in need of

immediate treatment. This area has partially

collapsed on one side, whilst on the other side

it forms part of the support to the base of the

main masonry wall of the remainder of the

structure.” A decision is expected next month.

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A petition to save the Redbridge Lane West

allotment site from being used by Cadent

will be debated at a Full Council meeting this

month. “We will be able to present the petition

and then council members will be able to

ask questions and debate it before making

a decision. By the time of the meeting on

23 September, it will be six months since the

gas company first told us they wanted to take

over the site, and we are still no clearer about

what exactly it is they want or need to do,” said

plot holder Sally Parker. Visit wnstd.com/rlw

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Wildflower meadow blossoms on

Wanstead Flats mortuary site

Wanstead resident’s kayak mission

takes a change of direction

© City of London Corporation

Yvette Woodhouse

A meadow of wildflowers has blossomed

on Wanstead Flats at the site of the former

COVID-19 mortuary facility, which was

installed at the height of the pandemic in April

2020 and removed four months later. The fouracre

site, forming the southernmost boundary

of Epping Forest, was subsequently reseeded

with native species and temporarily fenced

off to protect the young plants. Flowers

flourishing in the meadow – which is now

open to the public – include meadow pea,

cow vetch and oxeye daisies.

Scott Whitehead Trees

Wanstead resident Ben Harris has provided

an update on his attempt to become the

first person to kayak solo across Lake

Tanganyika, the longest freshwater lake in

the world. “I got shipwrecked in a storm

and now I’m continuing my journey to the

lake’s northernmost point on foot. I have

400km through the Tanzanian bush to cover.

I have just completed 160km,” said Ben in

mid-August. Ben’s expedition in the heart of

Africa has raised over £7,700 for the charity

Centrepoint. Visit wnstd.com/bharris

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• Pupils enjoy high levels of academic

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

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Hermon Hill petition submitted to MP

as speed monitoring continues

Big Bulb Giveaway: spruce up your

neighbourhood with free plants

© Andy Nutter

A petition calling for speeding controls and

safer pavements on Hermon Hill has been

sent to John Cryer MP. “Our council have

not acted on individual complaints, so I am

hoping with this we can show the collective

will of residents and those who use the road

to demand action from Redbridge Council,”

said Lloyd Sampson, whose petition has

received over 275 signatures. Speed measuring

devices are due to be reinstalled in September

after the last monitoring period clashed with

roadworks. Visit wnstd.com/hermonhill

Redbridge Council is giving away 50,000

spring-flowering bulbs in the return of its Big

Bulb Giveaway. “Since its launch three years

ago, the much-loved initiative has continued

to flourish, and we are giving away an extra

10,000 bulbs this year. Community groups,

residents and schools can request the bulbs by

completing an online form by 20 September,”

said a spokesperson. The giveaway will be

followed by its partner event, The Big Planting

Weekend, taking place between 15 and

17 October. Visit wnstd.com/bbg

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As if 2020 wasn’t active enough (it

was one of our busiest years ever,

gardening-wise), us community

gardeners have continued creating new

patchwork mini gardens across Wanstead

in 2021.

1. First off the blocks is the Redbridge Lane

West grass verge. This has been in a sorry

state for years. Kathy Taylor of Wanstead

Community Gardeners applied for a

Community Infrastructure Levy grant for

improvement here along with the application

for the flower turf for the traffic island near

The George. Vision RCL prepared the soil

and planted the shrubs. They are small at the

moment, so locals have planted flowers there

till the shrubs grow. A great improvement.

2. The second new patch is the raised tree

surround on the corner of Wellesley Road and

Hermon Hill. The tree, a large horse chestnut,

was more than dead. We asked Peter Marshall

(Redbridge Council’s Principal Arboricultural

and Horticultural Officer), the ‘go to’ person

for street trees, if we could adopt this raised

bed as we wanted a patch of flowers in this

area of hard surfaces. A new street tree was

planted outside the Methodist Church, and

the raised tree surround, with the hollow

dead tree stump, was handed over to us as

requested. The stump gives more character

for the patch and rotting wood is good for

insects. A thick mat of couch grass and weeds

removed and seeds sown in time for rain. The

resulting patch of bright summer flowers has

been a delight, especially for the lady who

lives in the nearby block of flats who can look

straight down onto them. The flowers will

seed themselves so the patch will renew itself

and a pot of lavender sits in the hollow tree

stump. A delight for bees, and for us.

morning glories were climbing the trellis.

Next year, hollyhocks and Verbascum, our tall

favourites, will be flowering. Lovely for anyone

passing by and especially good for the bus

drivers of the W14 as it terminates there. They

really enjoy our patches, so now they can have

one for themselves.

4. The jewel in the crown of this year’s

new garden patches is definitely the traffic

roundabout further along from our flower

meadow in between The George and

Wanstead Station. We adopted this five years

ago and called it The Island Bed. This year,

Ingrid, one of our super energetic gardeners,

took on the mini roundabout as a project

and, with amazing speed, has turned it into

a garden. A massive amount of rubbish

removed, ditto ivy, to allow sun and rain to

the earth. This is a full sun area and is being

filled with donated plants. Lots of shouted

conversations between drivers waiting at the

traffic lights and passers-by on the pavement.

There is so much interest and delight at seeing

the island transformed at such a pace. It has

something of the style of Derek Jarman’s

Dungeness Garden, with interesting pieces

of wood planted vertically in the earth giving

it a sculpture garden look. One such piece

is sprouting beautiful dark red leaves. It has

no roots, but no matter. Miracles happen on

Ingrid’s Isle!

3. Number three new patch is

almost up to the Green Man

Roundabout. It is a strip of

soil in a recess in the wall

surrounding the Ennerdale

Court flats. Weeds and rubbish

removed; seeds sown and

favourite cottage garden plants

added. The generous rain was on our side.

By August, the patch was flowering and

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PatchWork

A grass verge, a raised bed, a thin strip and a circular patch.

Marian Temple offers a potted guide to four new local mini gardens,

courtesy of the Wanstead Community Gardeners.

Photography by Geoff Wilkinson

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Get stuck in!

Giles Wilson, chair of the Wanstead Fringe – which returns this month for

a 16-day calendar of cultural events – explains why despite everything,

getting stuck in is the best option

Comedian Sean Lock once did a gig in

which he reflected on what he had

done with his time on Earth. As well as

having a ‘bucket list’ of things he wanted to

achieve, he had another list (which rhymed

with ‘bucket’) of things he was going to

stop doing.

His ambitions were idiosyncratic and timed

for comic effect. For instance, he wanted,

just once, to be able to kick a pigeon before

it flapped out of the way. I’m sure he had

other things on his list, and I hope he had

a sense of satisfaction. But his death last

month aged 58 was one of those periodic

reminders that we only have so long here, and

we really should make the most of the time

we have.

At the end of July, The Times ran an

encouraging review of Wanstead for

househunters. “Move [to Wanstead] if you

like getting stuck in,” it said. “Locals are

a community-spirited bunch. Volunteer

gardeners take care of the beds and planters

around Wanstead Tube station, and there

is also a thriving annual arts festival, the

Wanstead Fringe.”

That made those of us involved in the Fringe

walk a couple of inches taller. The idea of

Wanstead folk as being people who like

“getting stuck in” appealed to us so much, we

decided to make it this year’s theme. In 2020,

we were stuck at home. In 2021, we are going

to get stuck in outside.

Many people in Wanstead make it their life’s

work to get stuck in and make a difference.

People whose service we realised we couldn’t

do without – those working in hospitals,

schools, food shops and other essential

services.

As in previous years, the

Fringe will start with a

street party at The Duke

And there’s another group who play their part

without fanfare – the Akelas and Brown Owls,

the sports coaches, the Tin in a Bin organisers

and donors, the Saturday morning litter

pickers. They, and a thousand others beside,

play their part and get stuck in.

Which brings me to this year’s Fringe line-up.

Comedy, talks, masterclasses, music, authors,

the Kinema, the jumble trail – everything you

could want from a Fringe festival. You can find

details of many events in the calendar of this

issue of Wanstead Village Directory, and you

can get tickets from the Fringe website.

This will be the eighth Fringe – all without a

penny of public money. Our patrons at Petty

Son and Prestwich, Edwards Duthie Shamash

solicitors, THP Accountants and the Wanstead

Society have kept us on the road, as have

the squad of event organisers and event

attendees.

The only question left is – how are you going

to get stuck in?

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19 September. For more information and

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from the Petty Son & Prestwich blog…

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Buying property is likely to be

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without risk. Naturally, this combination

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you’ve even thought about packing!

To help alleviate some of the associated anxiety

surrounding a property sale, insurance companies offer

something called property indemnity insurance. These

policies offer protection against a range of risks and you

may be recommended by your conveyancer to take one

out to cover a certain issue.

In the most basic terms, indemnity insurance is protection

against cost associated with issues already flagged up

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important to remember that such policies do not cover

things such as repairs or replacements. Do you need

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if your conveyancer flags up an issue that could potentially

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COW-SITTING

English longhorns returned to Wanstead Park last month for another

stint of grazing in the area south of the Temple, until the beginning of

September. Karen Humpage is one of the volunteer cow wardens

I

saw the cows in Wanstead Park last year

but missed the chance to help out with

the cow-sitting. When I heard about the

call for volunteer wardens this year, I knew

I had to sign up.

Artwork by Karen

© Natalie Cleur

Our job as wardens is to be near the cows and

to inform walkers of their presence. Despite

posters being displayed in the park, many

people are surprised they are there at all,

and we don’t want them running into them

unexpectedly! Even though our longhorns

are quite docile, we ask dog walkers to keep

their pets on a lead and away from the cows

while in the grazing area. During our two-hour

watch, many people stop to chat about the

cows, mostly asking questions about why they

have been brought here. And some regale

us with stories about the cows that used to

roam freely about Epping Forest up to the

mid-1990s, when they would invade people’s

gardens or stop traffic; something that is quite

dear to my heart, having published an art

book on the subject two years ago.

Sometimes, the cows are quite active and

move around the park, though during one of

my sessions, they had secreted themselves in

a thicket away from the main paths. They have

a designated area they are allowed to roam, so

there is no chance of them escaping into the

nearby roads. The area is marked out on the

ground by GPS, and the collars around their

necks are linked to this. When they get near

to the ‘invisible fence’ a warning beep sounds;

the cows have been trained to turn away from

the beep. If they don’t and continue forward,

they get a negative stimulus from the collar,

but most times they are intelligent enough to

come to a halt at the beep.

Our three cows this year are Nina, Nutty and

Goose. Nina is eight years old and was in the

park last year. Nutty is seven and in calf – she

is expecting in the autumn. Goose is the grey,

grand old lady of the group at 18 years of age.

They are part of a 200-strong herd owned by

the City of London and they graze in other

parts of Epping Forest for the rest of the year.

As a heritage breed, English longhorn are

less fussy about what they eat than modern

commercial breeds. These manual mowing

machines perform a better job at grazing the

area selectively, which is quite uneven due to

the presence of anthills. They are able to eat

around the ants’ nests, thereby exposing them

to sunlight and the attention of insectivorous

birds such as woodpeckers. They also eat

tougher plant life, such as saplings and shrubs,

which prevents the area from becoming too

overgrown with thickets and allow a more

diverse flora and fauna to establish. Their

dung is home to a wide variety of beetle and

fly larvae, who recycle it back into the earth.

The larvae also provide food for more birds

and other small creatures, so the presence of

cows in the landscape is of great benefit to a

thriving ecosystem.

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Jokes on

Wanstead Fringe 2021 will include a number of stand-up comedy

shows aimed at kids. It’s a genre that has become increasingly popular,

says Wanstead Comedy Night organiser Jon Fentiman

In recent years, the popularity of standup

comedy amongst younger children

has seriously taken off. There are now a

growing number of clubs and comedians

tailoring their shows specifically to a

younger, school-aged audience. However,

despite stand-up giving off an edgy,

alternative vibe, much of the credit for its

growing popularity among primary aged

kids must go to mainstream terrestrial TV,

and one show in particular.

Often sneered at by the comedy industry, the

producers of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent have, in

fact, done more than perhaps anyone to raise

the profile of stand-up comedy among kids.

Broadcast before the watershed, and with the

semi-finals and final often aired during spring

half-term, Britain’s Got Talent has allowed

youngsters to enjoy family friendly stand-up,

often for the first time. And it is little surprise

that in the last few years, comedians have

done exceptionally well on the show.

Robert White (who has performed his club

set a number of times for Wanstead Comedy

Night) was runner up in 2017, and in 2018

and 2020 respectively, Lost Voice Guy Lee

Ridley and musical comedian Jon Courtenay

were both Britain’s Got Talent series winners.

There can be little doubt that success in the

competition is reliant on the thousands of

votes cast by young schoolkids, armed with

a mobile device and keen to exercise their

democratic preference (with, of course, the

bill-payer’s permission!).

In 2019, Graeme Mathews, a regular MC at our

club, reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got

Talent with his mixture of Tommy Cooperstyle

comedy and magic. A talented circuit

comedian, Graeme has also been a successful

children’s entertainer for 20 years, and in the

Graeme Mathews

aka Bam Bam

guise of his alter ego Bam Bam, Graeme knows

exactly how to balance humour, magic and

audience participation to produce a show that

can be truly enjoyed by everyone, from five

to 95!

Selling out when he last performed during

Wanstead Fringe 2019, Bam Bam will be

returning with a whole host of new tricks

and family friendly comedy for Wanstead

Fringe 2021 at St Gabriel’s Church Hall on

11 September from 3pm. In addition, Wanstead

Comedy Night has organised a special

comedy improv show for kids aged eight

and over and their parents. Shoot From The

Hip, one of the UK’s most talented, critically

acclaimed improv troupes, will be performing

their show tailored for children at The

Wanstead Tap on 8 September from 5pm.

The format of Britain’s Got Talent, with its overscripted

backstories, may not be to everyone’s

liking, but its contribution in bringing the

enjoyment of stand-up comedy to a much

younger audience certainly gets a “yes”

from me.

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After school, my life became very busy,

leading to a family and a career, and drawing

and painting no longer played such a

pivotal role.

After my husband passed away, I decided

to join an art class organised by Age UK and

realised I had been missing art in my life. I

received great encouragement from everyone

and have formed wonderful friendships in the

process, as well as passing on my childhood

wonder and rekindled passion for art to

my grandchildren. Rediscovering art – in

particular watercolour – has been wonderful

in my retirement.

As a child, I was always drawing on

scraps of paper or sketching in

books. I remember drawing Art

Deco-style ladies with large Afghan hounds

at their sides that I copied from magazines.

One of my elder brothers was a very

talented artist and he would often show me

how to draw or to paint in oils. I now know

my preference is watercolour.

It was my mother who took me on my first

visit to an art gallery when I was 13. We

went to the Whitechapel Art Gallery where

they were showing some of Henry Moore’s

sculptures. I wished I could have stayed

all day.

I thoroughly enjoyed my art classes at school.

When I was in my last year at junior school,

my teacher read William Blake’s The Tyger

to us, but it was years later before I realised

Blake was a wonderful artist as well as a poet.

The local council held an art exhibition for all

the schools in the area and my painting of a

tiger coming through the trees was picked

to be shown. My art teacher at senior school

was considered very Bohemian with lots of

beads and bangles and very bright colours on

long swirling skirts. I can still see her now and

remember her as a wonderful teacher.

My art is constantly changing. When I first

started, I felt I had to copy my subject in the

finest detail. It was very precise and would

frustrate me when I felt the perspective and

colours weren’t right and the picture didn’t

convey my feelings towards the subject.

Then, through art classes both online and

locally, I found that it didn’t have to be like

that. I was shown how the water could flow

over the page, taking the colour with it and

mingling with other colours to produce new

ones and wonderful unintended shapes. If

you have the patience to let the water dry, it

will show you the way forward, allowing you

to use ‘mark making’ and other mediums to

achieve what you want to express on paper.

I have learnt that there is no wrong or right

way to approach art, just different ways, and

the process of creating a piece is uniquely

personal and of a moment.

It’s only recently that I have found the

courage to show my paintings and did so at

the last local art trail before lockdown. I also

entered three paintings in a virtual exhibition

organised by Essex Art Club.

I now happily go out and paint, and my friend

and I can often be seen in Wanstead Park

with our sketchbooks and paints enjoying

chats with walkers and other artists and the

Wanstead community.

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Art Group Wanstead member Elsie Drew developed a

passion for art at a young age. But with a family to nurture

and a career to develop, painting was put on hold. Now, in

retirement, Elsie has rediscovered art all over again

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A LOT TO LOSE

In the fourth of a series of articles by plot holders at the Redbridge

Lane West allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas

works – Iain Ambler explains the site’s importance for local biodiversity

The proposal by our neighbour Cadent,

the global gas company, to use all

or part of Redbridge Lane West

allotments as a compound to support their

works has put the future of the site at risk.

This hidden natural jewel in the middle of

Wanstead is a diverse and rich habitat with

a strong tradition of wildlife conservation,

and I believe the site should continue to be

conserved for the benefit of wildlife and all

Wanstead residents.

From historic maps, it would appear the

allotments were originally glebeland

(meadows belonging to the Rector of

Wanstead), becoming allotment land by 1915.

We have found exemplar flora in some of

the undeveloped areas between plots that

suggest these are relict patches of old natural

grassland.

In recent years, there has been a history of

active wildlife engagement by plot holders,

working together and with the council.

Previous conservation efforts have included

tree planting, installing a large pond and

bog pond, and creation and management

of a wildlife area in the middle of the site.

The wildlife has been beautifully recorded

in images on the website East London

Nature (eastlondonnature.co.uk), currently

maintained by one of our plot holders.

The site, opposite Wanstead Leisure Centre,

is triangular in shape and is squeezed in

between Redbridge Lane West on one side

and the A12 on the other. It boasts mature

trees on each of its three sides, including

hornbeam, Lombardy poplar, lime, London

plane, silver birch, ash, Norway maple,

sycamore, apple, and several weeping

balsam poplar adjoining the Cadent gas

site. Thick hawthorn hedging runs down the

Emperor moth caterpillar at

the allotments (June 2021)

Redbridge Lane West side. This makes the

site a fantastic habitat for nesting birds: we

recently undertook an early morning breeding

bird survey and recorded 15 to 20 nesting

territories, including blackcap, jay, wren and

great spotted woodpecker. The site sits at

the end of a green corridor from Wanstead

Park over the golf course: we have recorded

common pipistrelle bats foraging on site,

which we think roost in the park.

It’s simply amazing what diversity of wildlife

exists under our feet, and what it does when

you leave it alone! This summer, we recorded

over 150 species of flora on the site. A number

of these are grasses including false oat grass

and Yorkshire fog. A fox and her cubs have

been living in a den here this year and we

have found wood mice and bank voles.

Recently, an emperor moth caterpillar was

spotted – a first for Wanstead.

The importance of urban microsites like our

allotments and others locally, such as Tarzy

Wood and George Green, for conserving and

increasing biodiversity in the face of wider

declines cannot be overemphasised.

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RAIN REVIEW

Flash flooding this summer brought a taste of the world climate

crisis to Wanstead and South Woodford. Local weather enthusiast

Scott Whitehead offers his insights

Downpours at the end of July caused

chaos around Wanstead and South

Woodford and the wider Redbridge

area, with homes and public infrastructure

flooded.

Although the rain wasn’t unprecedented here,

it was still notable in that the fall on Sunday

25 July was the greatest July fall ever recorded

here and the fourth greatest of any month

since 1960, measuring 48.5mm that day. The

greatest rainfall ever experienced here was on

22 June 2016 (60.8mm), followed by 55.4mm

on 20 September 1973.

The maximum rate I recorded at my weather

station in Aldersbrook that day was 92.7mm

per hour, the highest since I started recording

in 2011.

The rainfall was the result of a convergence

line over the area. Wherever these features set

up, they always end with a deluge.

There was a big clear-up that evening and

into the next morning as flooded cellars had

to be pumped out. One person I spoke to in

Leytonstone said the depth in her cellar was

almost up to the top of a pair of standard

wellies. She said the road outside was like a

river and that another 30 minutes of that type

of rain would have seen it overtop the front

door. She said it hasn’t been that bad since

August 2004. Her account mirrors many in

Wanstead and South Woodford, particularly

places like Hermon Hill, a large part of

which sits in a dip, drains for which are often

overwhelmed during sustained heavy rainfall,

blocked or not.

The wet theme continued on until the first

couple of weeks of August – accumulated

rainfall so far this summer is currently just

A car submerged in floodwater

on the A406, near Charlie

Brown’s Roundabout, on 25 July

under 244mm, making it the third wettest

summer on record. The wettest was in 1987

(269.8mm), with 1985 the second (249.6mm).

While this summer’s weather is not

unprecedented locally, these extreme events

seem to be occurring far more often than

previously. Authorities must bear this in mind

when it comes to maintaining and planning

infrastructure.

Despite all the rain, the average mean

temperature for this summer, up to mid-

August, is still nearly a degree above average.

Though I have recorded only three instances

of 30ºC, the lowest since 2015, our modern

climate is still as warm as ever.

Is summer over? Although August did, at

times, feel autumnal, there is still plenty of

time for warm, sunny weather. September

can often be an extension of summer with

high pressure being dominant; any wet

breakdowns from the Atlantic are often brief.

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musings about east London’, visit

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Cleaner & Greener

In the second of a series of articles providing an update on the Cleaner

Greener Wanstead initiative, Councillor Paul Donovan (Wanstead Village,

Labour) says it’s time to tackle the waste epidemic

The pandemic led to more rubbish

around Wanstead. Especially galling

has been the discarding of masks.

The aim of the mask is to stop the spread

of COVID – how does chucking it on the

ground do this? One of the aims of Cleaner

Greener Wanstead is to take greater

individual responsibility.

What is it that makes people believe they

are so entitled that simply putting rubbish in

the bin or taking it home is below them? No,

dump it on the ground for someone else to

pick up. At one point, Redbridge Council were

taking more litter off Christchurch Green than

Valentines Park. Note, the full-time worker

deployed simply to clear up after those who

cannot deal with their own rubbish. There is

also the monthly litter pick (third Saturday of

the month, meeting at 10am on Woodbine

Place), as well as ad hoc individual efforts.

Plastic is another particular problem. The

planet is simply getting clogged up with

plastic, being used and discarded on land and

in the sea. There are efforts to cut singleuse

plastic, as well as find alternatives, but

progress is slow. What is really needed to

address the problems of litter and plastic

(often one and the same) is to stop creating

the stuff in the first place. Recycling is good

and should be encouraged, but a step further

is to not create the rubbish to start with.

Cleaner Greener Wanstead sought to address

the joint problems of plastic waste and litter.

An early initiative was to try to get our High

Street shops to not use single plastic. One

Saturday, as part of a nationwide project,

activists took the plastic back to a number

of supermarkets, including the Co-op, Tesco

and M&S. The stores listened attentively and

promised to take the argument on board –

Litter pickers on

Christchurch Green

some progress is being made at a national

level, but what about here?

There is still a lot of single-use plastic on

Wanstead High Street – the thousands of

plastic lids on takeaway coffee cups spring

to mind. Wanstead Climate Action recently

conducted a survey of nine coffee shops,

with responses varying from “couldn’t care” to

“you won’t find plastic here”. La Bakerie, Bare

Brew and City Place Coffee came out on top,

offering discounts for those who bring their

own cups. Consumer power can bring change.

Supporting those shops doing the right thing

for the environment will help.

These have been difficult times with the

pandemic darkening all our lives over the

past 18 months. Some of the initiatives begun

pre-pandemic have stalled due to the crisis,

but now is the time to redouble our efforts.

We need to take real action to cut the amount

of waste being created, and when that is not

possible, deal responsibly with the residue.

There is only one planet and we all have a

responsibility to look after it.

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deep roots

Wanstead resident Jean Medcalf published her first poetry book last year.

To Everything There is a Season is a collection of lyrical, spiritual poems

about nature. In the 11th of a series of articles, Jean – who celebrated

her 90th birthday earlier this year – recalls some local coincidental linkups.

Photo by Geoff Wilkinson

Last month, I talked about how

Wanstead feels like a village where

everybody seems to know everybody.

There are so many times when the people

I know seem to link up with each other in

unexpected ways.

I first noticed this when my husband and I

moved onto our street 60 years ago. We found

that Mrs Rawlings across the road had been in

my husband’s class at Wanstead High School.

Harold, who lived opposite, was the son of my

husband’s boss at Waltham Forest College,

and just around the corner lived Ted Smith,

the landscape gardener who used to be the

gardener when I went to Leyton County High.

Some years later, a young man moved into the

end house with his family – he greeted me in

the street with: “You must be Sally’s mum!” It

turned out he had been in my daughter’s class

at art college!

I was also once accosted by a lady in

Cranbourne Avenue who announced: “I

know who you are!” Her name was Kath

Setchell and she was my other daughter’s

boyfriend’s auntie!

When I first met my dear friend Beryl, we got

chatting about the people we knew, and she

mentioned that she used to look after an elderly

man locally who turned out to be the father of one of

my daughter’s Nightingale School classmates. When I retired, I

took a creative writing class at Wanstead House, where our tutor was

one Brandon Robshaw, who you may have seen on TV. And guess

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Similarly, my elder daughter and myself

used to go to a French film club at Wanstead

House. Our tutor was a lovely lady called

Yvonne. When we got chatting, she knew

my husband’s cousin as they played bridge

together.

The coincidences go on. Just recently, an old

friend of mine named Sandra was out walking

her dog and got chatting to a couple who

had recently moved in. On asking where they

lived, they said Colvin Gardens. She said: “I

used to live in Colvin Gardens. What number

is your house?” It turned out they’d moved

into the very same house that she once

lived in!

A year or so ago, I spent some time

convalescing in Forest Dene Care Home

following a broken arm. And pretty soon I

heard a familiar voice; it was a lady named

Beatrice, and as you can no doubt guess,

her son was a great friend of my daughter at

Nightingale! (I feel that if your children went

to Nightingale you will not be short of friends

in later life.) Not only did I meet Beatrice but

another lady called Christine I had not seen

for 25 years, who used to work with me at

Langthorne Hospital. And to cap it all, we

were in the visitors’ lounge and I saw someone

whose face I seemed to recognise. We got

chatting and I asked her who she was. She was

the daughter of my school caretaker, who I

had not seen for 75 years!

But the oddest coincidence of all took place

when I engaged a new home help, Stella, who

was Greek. She went shopping up the High

Street, got lost and asked directions from

a helpful lady, explaining that she had just

arrived from Athens. By some strange chance,

the lady she spoke to spoke fluent Greek! She

and Stella went for a coffee together, and the

helpful lady asked Stella who she was working

for. “Jean Medcalf,” explained Stella, and the

helpful lady replied: “Oh, I know Jean!” Can

you guess who that lady was? Our very own

Marian Temple!

Late Beauty

by Jean Medcalf

From my bedroom window

I can see into the heart of my tall old pear tree

My father-in-law called it Doyenne du Comice

Now in October the Virginia creeper twines carmine

Blood red among the green pendant pears

The creeper comes into its crimson beauty in autumn

At the height of its power its leaves will drop

Suddenly to burnish the brown earth beneath

It is at the height of its beauty just before death

I wonder – is this how it will be with grandparents

Best just before death?

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34-40 High Street

020 8989 5147

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providing genuine,

honest and

reliable service

to Wanstead

since 1987

email: shop@keatingjewellers.co.uk

Mon-Sat: 10:00- 17:30

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL

Homesdale

(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, E11 2SH

3

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly

www.homesdale.co.uk

Phone 0208 989 0847

16

Eightyfour

Gallery

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020 8530 0366

To Woodford Road

Sylvan Road

Lillies of Wanstead

6

Hermon Hill

Wellesley Road

Cuckfield

Wellington Road

Nightingale on the Green

Nightingale Lane

NatWest

Grosvenor Road

Tesco

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84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ

t.0208 530 1244 m.07974 662881

www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Hollybush Hill

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Wanstead High Street

War Memorial

Homesdale

Tarzy Wood

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New Wanstead To Green Man Rbt

Robins Pie & Mash 13 Osteopath 8

Doctors

Church Path

The Bungalow Café 9

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place

Doctors

Chaucer Road

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119b HigH Street

14 High Street, Wanstead Tel: 020 8989 1988

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am – 6pm

Sundays: 10am – 5pm


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Oxfam Books &

Music Shop

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs,

vinyl and sheet music welcomed

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Call: 020 8530 3413

Email: oxfamshopf8092@oxfam.org.uk

1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead

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Pharmacy / Post Office

Oxfam Bookshop

Co-op

Christchurch

Green

Grove Park

Allan Burgess Centre

Woodbine Place

Spratt Hall Road

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British Heart Foundation

Wanstead Fish

Addison Road

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Keating Jewellers

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Wanstead Library

Wiseman Lee 11

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020 8215 1000

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9-13 Cambridge Park

Wanstead E11 2PU

THP 1 Barnardo’s 10

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Draycot Road

Seagry Road

Redbridge Lane West

Wanstead House

Felstead Road

For great value today and everyday,

visit your local Barnardo’s store.

Wanstead

Leisure

Centre

Wanstead

High

School

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We urgently need donations of stock too,

so if you have any unwanted items we would

be pleased to accept them – thank you.

Or why not volunteer with us? Just a few

hours a week can make all the difference.

Just call or ask to speak to a member of

our team in store.

70 High Street

Mon–Sat: 9am – 5pm

Sun: 10am – 4pm

Tel: 020 8989 3641

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19 CAMBRIDGE PARK

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020 8532 9990

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Wanstead

Osteopaths

24 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ

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Aspire to inspire

Aspiring athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds often suffer to

develop their talents due to a lack of resources and guidance. A couple

from Wanstead are working to change that. Troy Da Costa reports

Wanstead couple Dan Sharp and

Arela Williams – who run Sharp

Training out of Target Fit on the

High Street – are dedicating their free time

and knowledge to bringing quality training

and mindfulness to young, underprivileged

athletes. Both highly qualified and

experienced personal trainers, Arela and

Dan have made it their goal to help young

adults fulfil their potential.

Sharp Training currently offers one-toone

sessions and online mentorship,

and are looking to expand their work in

the community through a sponsorship

programme. For a small, non-obligatory

subscription, potential sponsors can help

hopeful youths stay focused on their goals

while receiving a first-class physical education

otherwise beyond their means.

Arela is a former elite volleyball player

and specialist in flexibility, and Dan has a

background in semi-professional basketball

and is a strength and conditioning coach.

Together, the couple has 16 years of health

and fitness expertise to share.

The sponsorship programme has been up

and running since June this year and is

already quite popular. “Athletes who wouldn’t

ordinarily have the chance to train with us

now have an opportunity to be part of the

mentorship programme. They receive a sport

performance direction and join in weekly

leadership meetings on Zoom,” says Arela,

herself just 25 years old. “Sponsors receive

updates and letters from the athletes they

sponsor.”

“I aspire to inspire, and I do that by teaching

and equipping my trainees with tools to make

them more powerful humans first and then

Dan Sharp and

Arela Williams

athletes,” says Dan. “They inspire me when

they excel.”

According to Arela, the best part of her job

is inspiring young female athletes to be

confident within their body and to not alter

their personality because they find themselves

in a male-dominant environment. “Their

success definitely inspires me on days when

I’m not feeling confident within myself.”

Seeing their young athletes put into practice

the lessons taught on how to overcome

mistakes and have a ‘next play mentality’

is one of their great successes. “Watching

a player recover from a miss caused by

overthinking the situation, only to score the

winning shot minutes later is great,” adds Dan,

talking about a youth basketball player.

The ultimate goals of Sharp mentorship

are to build a support platform for youth

athletes, connect them with pros from varying

backgrounds to learn from, and to teach them

how to prioritise their physical and mental

well-being.

For more information on the program, visit

wetrainsharp.co.uk or follow them on

Instagram @sharptraining

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Darby & Finch Contracts

A Wanstead based building company,

established since 2007.

A small but friendly team with over

38 years of experience in the building sector,

and having lived in Wanstead all my life, we

bring good knowledge of the houses in this area.

• Extensions

• Conversions

• Kitchens

• Bathrooms

• Total Refurbishments

Tel: 020 8281 1009

Mobile: 07976 572 692

Local Property

Maintenance Specialist

‣ Painting & Decorating

‣ Laminate Flooring

‣ Bath & Shower Re-siliconing

‣ Gutters Cleared & Repaired

‣ Call Out Maintenance

‣ Carpentry

‣ Insurance Work

‣ Odd Jobs

Estimates are free and you will find me competitively priced with no hidden

charges. I have Public Liability Insurance. References can be provided from

homeowners, landlords and letting agents.

Call Stuart on 07917 870879

or email stuartgreenpropertysolutions@gmail.com

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Traditional Craftsmen in high quality interior decorative and architectural

fibrous plasterwork with an extensive catalogue of period mouldings.

Specialist works include a fully bespoke service for modern solutions;

exterior render mouldings as well as stucco finishes.

Please call 01708252400 or email info@hpslondon.co.uk for a free

estimate, survey or advice.

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The Wren Wildlife Group, London Wildlife Trust and Wild Wanstead

have compiled a list of 10 species at risk of local extinction. In

the seventh of a series of articles looking at each species in turn,

Susie Knox says farewell to this summer’s swifts

Over the last few months, it’s been a

joy to hear the distinctive screaming

of the swifts as they zoom in small

groups high over Wanstead in their endless

aerial search for insects. Swifts spend

most of their lives flying, even sleeping,

eating and drinking on the wing and only

ever landing to nest. Their scientific name,

Apus, actually means ‘without feet’ because

their tiny feet and legs mean they can

hardly walk and can’t perch on trees or

telephone lines (if you see a similar-looking

bird do this, it’s probably a swallow or

house martin).

Swifts come to the UK in the summer to breed

and spend their winters in Africa – travelling

thousands of miles during their migration.

They like to nest high up in buildings in

small holes in roof spaces. They pair for life,

meeting up in the spring at the same nest site

and sharing

parenting

duties. They

normally lay

two or three eggs and

incubate them for about

three weeks.

Sadly, swifts are on the

Amber List of Birds of Conservation

Concern. More than half of British

swifts have been lost since 1995, probably

because of a number of factors. We know

from scientific evidence and the absence of

bugs on our car windscreens that there have

been very significant declines in flying insects,

their food source.

As migratory birds, weather events associated

with climate change will also impact them.

But one very obvious issue in the UK is the

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loss of nesting sites in recent decades due

to the modernisation of buildings, because

swifts require suitable hollows and crevices in

the eaves. In Wanstead, locals certainly report

heavy falls in the number of swifts we see and

hear in our skies over the summer.

Fortunately, there are lots of things we can

do to support swift populations when they’re

spending time with us.

How to help:

• If you’re lucky enough to have swifts

nesting in your building, protect them by

ensuring any building work near their nests

is carefully managed.

• Put a special swift nest box under

the eaves of your roof – or if you are

having new building or renovation

work done, incorporate ‘swift bricks’,

which create nest holes integrated

into the masonry (find out more at

wnstd.com/swiftinfo).

• Email your local councillors asking

them to demand that any new

developments in Redbridge

incorporate swift bricks.

• Make your garden an

oasis for flying insects. Fill

it with dense foliage and

pollinator-friendly plants

(find ideas at

wnstd.com/starplants).

• Install a wildlife

pond and create

a long grass

area – these are

habitats that

help insects

thrive.

For more information about the 10 species

under threat of extinction in Wanstead,

visit wnstd.com/the10

• Never use

pesticides

and lobby

the council

to stop

using

them.

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request an application form please email our Registrar at registrar@ahsprep.co.uk

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John Cryer MP

working hard for Leyton & Wanstead

6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HT | Tel: 020 8989 5249

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John

How to

Vaccinations are now being rolled out with

many having had both their first and second

jabs. I hope everyone who can will take up

the vaccination. Only through this can we

begin to return to a sense of ‘normality’. You

can find our more about vaccinations here:

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Self Isolation and Payments: I have had

many people get in touch who have faced

difficulty with isolating on low incomes. The

‘Test and Trace Support Payment’ may be of

help to you: wnstd.com/ttpayment

Because of the

COVID-19 pandemic

I have been unable

to hold my regular surgeries, but it is still

important to me that I am accessible to

residents. You can still call, email and write to

me at the below contact addresses.

I am hoping to return to face-to-face advice

surgeries by the autumn. This relies on

finding suitable COVID-secure venues, but

most importantly of all, my team being safe

and fully vaccinated.

Until further notice my usual advice surgeries are still temporarily replaced by regular telephone

surgeries. I have decided on telephone rather than video conferencing to be as inclusive as

possible. To make an appointment please call or email.

Email: jo

www.joh

Coronavirus continues to be a chall

us at work, our businesses, schools,

Information and my service to you

ment of Health and Public Health E

ance), travel advice and statistics on

many such as over 70s and vulnerab

This information can be found here:

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic I

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plan to fail?

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee outlines the methods of

enforcement available to local planning authorities when it comes to

ensuring building projects do not breach the rules

Most people have a reasonable idea

about the requirement to obtain

planning permission for larger

building projects, and obtaining building

regulations consent for the method of

building. However, when something goes

wrong and a house owner decides to build

without planning consent, the weapons in

the armoury of the local planning authority

(LPA) are considerable.

A flagrant breach of planning law is relatively

rare, but it can be a breach of the conditions

in the planning permission which causes

the LPA to take action with the service of an

Enforcement Notice. This will be done if it

is in the public interest to do so. Before this

happens, the LPA will normally write to the

offending owner in the hope of reaching an

agreement on the measures required to rectify

the breach of planning law. Time limits apply

and no enforcement action can be taken after

four years of building operations or a change

of use to a single dwelling. All other cases

carry a 10-year limit, after which a breach of

planning is immune from prosecution.

The methods of enforcement are:

• A planning Enforcement Notice, which is

the most common means of ensuring the

planning breach is corrected.

• A planning Contravention Notice, where

the LPA requires more information about

the building activities carried out. If there is

a failure to respond, or false information is

given, a criminal offence is committed.

• A planning Enforcement Order is served

once made by the Magistrates’ Court, where

an authorised development has been

deliberately concealed.

• A Stop Notice is an urgent measure if a

planning Enforcement Order does not

resolve the breach. If it is not observed,

a criminal offence is committed with an

unlimited fine.

• A Temporary Stop Notice lasts for no more

than 28 days and is used if time is critical for

unauthorised building work. Unlike a Stop

Notice, it does not need to be preceded by

an Enforcement Notice.

• The most serious form of planning

enforcement is a Court Injunction, but this

is rarely used.

• Another rarely used enforcement method is

a Right of Entry, which can authorise officers

from the LPA to enter land where there is an

ongoing breach of planning control.

• A breach of Condition Notice arises where

one or more of the conditions in a planning

permission are not adhered to. A time limit

for compliance is specified in the notice but

there is a right of appeal to the High Court.

Wiseman Lee is located at 9–13 Cambridge

Park, Wanstead, E11 2PU. For more

information, call 020 8215 1000

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We are still able to assist clients and have processes

in place so that your matter can progress without you

having to visit the office.

Full video appointments are available via your

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We are still able to welcome new clients.

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

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Your local Carpet Fitter

in Wanstead

IN THE BUILDING TRADE FOR 30 YEARS

Geoffrey Gramlick

Carpets Planned, Supplied & Fitted

Mob: 07778 015 104

Email: gramlick@hotmail.com

Weald Hall

Landscapes

Weald Hall Landscapes are

experts in Patios, Driveways

and Indian Sandstone.

We work with clients throughout Essex, London

and Herts, delivering bespoke solutions on all

sizes of driveways and gardens, ranging from

urban courtyards to country estates.

Our Services include:

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• Indian sandstone paving

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Homesdale (Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, London E11 2SH

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly

•Residential care home with day care services available

•Meals and activities included

WE ARE NOT JUST A CARE HOME,

WE ARE A HOME THAT CARES.

Call to arrange a visit and a chat

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Registered with the HCA no. LH2021. A Registered Society under the Community Benefits Act 2014 no. 13406R with Charitable Status.

Registered with the London Borough of Redbridge and with the Care Quality Commission. Member of the National Housing Federation.

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double-glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements while

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

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

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.

Unit 2a, 109 Maybank Road, London, E18 1AB Tel: 020 8498 0219

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WANSTEAD

FESTIVAL

Sunday 12 September

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EVENT GUIDE

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Sports Sessions

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Street Food

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Community events

OPEN HOUSE LONDON:

ST MARY’S CRYPT TOURS

Booking required.

Date: Saturday 4 September Time: 10am–4pm

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Wanstead, E11 2LW

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/oh21

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WANSTEAD

VINTAGE FAIR

Including fashion, accessories, vinyl, furniture,

homeware, jewellery, textiles and books.

Date: Saturday 4 September

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

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organisers to confirm details.

OPEN HOUSE LONDON:

THE TEMPLE

Group tours of Wanstead Park’s visitor centre.

Date: Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 September

Time: 2–5pm

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/oh21

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EAST LONDON ME/CFS

SUPPORT GROUP

Date: Saturday 4 September Time: 2.30–5pm

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 07957 152 566

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BAT WALK IN

WANSTEAD PARK

Led by Redbridge Conservation Officer Francis

Castro. Suitable for adults and accompanied

children. Booking required.

Date: Saturday 4 September Time: 7.15–9.15pm

Venue: Wanstead Park Tea Hut, E12 5HA

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/bat21

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WANSTEAD

COMMUNITY MARKET

Date: Sunday 5 September Time: 10am–3pm

Venue: Wanstead High Street

Cost: free Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk

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LOCAL MAKERS

MARKET

Handmade products from local creatives.

Date: Saturday 4 September Time: 11am–4.30pm

Venue: Christ Church Hall, Wanstead, E11 2SW

Cost: free Enquiries: localmakers.uk

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

THE DUKE’S STREET PARTY

Featuring a BBQ, live music and stalls.

Date: Saturday 4 September Time: 12–11pm

Venue: The Duke, 79 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EY

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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WANSTEAD PARK

LITTER PICK

Date: Sunday 5 September Time: 11am

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadpark.org.uk

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WANSTEAD & WOODFORD

WEA FILM CLUB

A screening of The Father (2020).

Date: Monday 6 September Time: 12pm

Venue: Odeon, South Woodford

Cost: 20p plus the cinema’s usual charges

Enquiries: weafilmclub18@gmail.com

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

TAMSIN OMOND

Tamsin Omond celebrates her new book, Do

Earth, discussing humankind’s strategies to

deal with the climate crisis.

Date: Monday 6 September Time: 7.30–10.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Road

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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WANSTEAD

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

AGM and welcome back meeting. For

Wanstead Historical Society members only.

Date: Monday 6 September Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

COMEDY NIGHT

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring

Paul Sinha.

Date: Monday 6 September Time: 8pm

Venue: Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wansteadcomedynight.co.uk

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

GOODNIGHT NIGHTINGALE

An online talk about nightingales with local

expert James Heal.

Date: Tuesday 7 September Time: 7–8.30pm

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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THE COWS OF

EPPING FOREST

A talk outlining the ecological impact of

English longhorn cattle in Epping Forest.

Date: Tuesday 7 September Time: 7.30pm

Venue: online Cost: free

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

IMPROV FOR KIDS

A show from award-winning improv group

Shoot From The Hip. Suitable for children aged

nine and over.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 5–6.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Road

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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Creative Giftware

Personalised Embroidered Homeware & Giftware

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WOMEN ONLY JOYRIDERS

TWILIGHT RIDE

An eight-mile bike ride passing through

Wanstead Park.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 5.30pm

Venue: James Leal Centre, Woodford, IG8 7JF

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/joyriders8sept

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WANSTEAD FRINGE: AWARD-

WINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS

An evening with local photographers Geoff

Wilkinson and Stefan Rousseau.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 7–9pm

Venue: Eightyfour Gallery, Nightingale Lane

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

IAN DUNT

An author event featuring political journalist

and commentator Ian Dunt.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 7.30–9pm

Venue: Wanstead Cricket Club, E11 2LW

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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ELECTRONIC

KEYBOARD CONCERT

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard

Club event featuring Ian Griffin.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 7.50pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £9; under-16: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

MID-WEEK COMEDY

Featuring award-winning improv comedy

troupe Shoot From The Hip.

Date: Wednesday 8 September Time: 8–10.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Road

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

DAN EVANS AND GUESTS

Surreal and inventive comedy from Dan Evans,

the ‘master of silly gags and the ridiculous’.

Date: Thursday 9 September Time: 8–11pm

Venue: The Bull, 129 High Street, Wanstead

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

THE KINEMA

An open-air screening of The Lorax.

Date: Friday 10 September

Venue: Wanstead Cricket Club, E11 2LW

Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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RUN TO BE: WOODFORD 0–5K

RUNNING COURSE

A six-week running course aimed at people

with little or no running experience, or those

returning to running after a break.

Date: from Saturday 11 September Time: 9am

Venue: Sir James Hawkey Hall, IG8 0BG

Cost: £30 Enquiries: runtobe.co.uk

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

JUMBLE TRAIL

Trail maps will be available from the central

hub behind the Corner House on Wanstead

High Street.

Date: Saturday 11 September Time: 11am–2pm

Venue: various Cost: £5 for a stall

Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

COMEDY MAGIC FOR KIDS

Featuring Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist

Graeme Mathews, aka Bam Bam.

Date: Saturday 11 September Time: 3pm

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Aldersbrook

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wansteadcomedynight.co.uk

SEP

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LEYTONSTONE FARMERS

MARKET LAUNCH

A new weekly market near Wanstead Flats.

Date: Sunday 12 September Time: 10am–2pm

Venue: Buxton School, 234 Cann Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: lfm.org.uk

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WANSTEAD

FESTIVAL 2021

A day of music, sport, entertainment and

activities for the whole community.

Date: Sunday 12 September Time: 11am–6pm

Venue: Christchurch Green, Wanstead, E11 2RH

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/festival21

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

COMEDY NIGHT

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring

Tom Binns.

Date: Sunday 12 September Time: 8pm

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wansteadcomedynight.co.uk

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE: A VERY

BRITISH KIND OF HORROR

A talk about British folk horror by local author

and film critic Ben Walsh.

Date: Monday 13 September Time: 7.30–9pm

Venue: The Larder, 39 High Street, Wanstead

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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OTMOOR

RSPB RESERVE

A talk for the North East London Local Group

of the RSPB about this haven for wildlife in

Oxfordshire.

Date: Tuesday 14 September Time: 8–10pm

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford

Cost: £4.50 Enquiries: 07855 140 129

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

WANSTEAD HOUSE

Join Hannah Armstrong in conversation with

Giles Wilson about her quest for Wanstead’s

lost palace and the lives of those who created

and occupied one of Georgian England’s

finest houses.

Date: Wednesday 15 September Time: 7.30–9pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

RORY CELLAN-JONES

Rory Cellan-Jones has been the BBC’s

technology correspondent for many years

and has seen at first hand the people and

stories behind the rise of mobile phones and

social media, which he’s written about in his

book Always On. How are these revolutions

changing us?

Date: Thursday 16 September Time: 7.30–9pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:

LATE-NIGHT COMEDY

Award-winning improv comedy group Shoot

From The Hip return for a late-night show.

Date: Friday 17 September Time: 9–11.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Road

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wansteadfringe.org

SEP

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GUIDED WALK:

WANSTEAD FLATS

A walk around Wanstead Flats to see the local

birdlife. An RSPB North East London event.

Booking required.

Date: Saturday 18 September Time: 8.30am

Venue: Wanstead Flats Cost: £3

Enquiries: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

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WANSTEAD COMMUNITY

LITTER PICK

Help keep Wanstead tidy.

Date: Saturday 18 September Time: 10am

Venue: corner of Woodbine Place/High Street

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

SEP

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WANSTEAD FRINGE: BIRDS &

BUTTERFLIES CREATIVE DAY

Art and crafts, information tables and other

activities for all ages.

Date: Saturday 18 September Time: 11am–3pm

Venue: Nightingale Green, Wanstead

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/nightingale

SEP

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BELLA POPERA LIVE AT

REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE

A set of operatic arias, chart-topping medleys

and modern covers by Bella Popera, three

young sopranos.

Date: Saturday 18 September Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB

Cost: £12.50 Enquiries: redbridgedramacentre.co.uk

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SOUTH WOODFORD

COMMUNITY MARKET

Monthly market offering a range of products

Date: Sunday 19 September Time: 11am–4pm

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford

Cost: free Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk

SEP

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FLOWER ARRANGING

DEMONSTRATION

Gill McGregor presents to the Woodford and

District Floral Arrangement Group.

Date: Monday 20 September Time: 6.45pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8508 9765

SEP

20

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ

MORNING SESSION

For people struggling with feelings of loss.

Date: Tuesday 21 September Time: 10.30–11.30am

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead, E11 2SW

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000

SEP

21

THE NATIONAL GARDEN

SCHEME IN ESSEX

A talk by Ed Fairey for the Woodford and

District National Trust Centre.

Date: Wednesday 22 September Time: 2.30pm

Venue: All Saints’ Church Hall, Woodford Green

Enquiries: speller643@btinternet.com

SEP

22

WANSTEAD

STAMP FAIR

Including postcards, cigarette cards, phone

cards and philatelic accessories.

Date: Saturday 25 September Time: 10am–3pm

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, E11 2PR

Cost: free Enquiries: 07534 496 845

SEP

25

COMMUNITY FUN DAY AND

CHILDREN’S FAIR

Music, yoga, entertainment, guest speakers

and a fun fair (rides paid for separately).

Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September

Time: 11am–7pm

Venue: Christchurch Green, Wanstead, E11 2RH

Cost: free entry Enquiries: parnhamfunfairs.co.uk

SEP

25

ESSEX ART CLUB

DEMONSTRATION

Boats and harbours using acrylic ground with

pastels. A demonstration by Rick Holmes.

Date: Sunday 26 September Time: 2.30–4.30pm

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

Cost: £5 Enquiries: essexartclub.co.uk

SEP

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PURSUE

YOUR

PASSION

Now enrolling for September courses

Creative and Visual Arts

• Stained glass • Clothesmaking

• Mosaics • Textiles

• Pottery

• Watercolours

• Photography • Creative writing

• Jewellery • Graphic design

• Digital creative

media

• 2D animation

• 3D printing and

design

We also offer a range of courses including; Digital Skills, Maths,

English and ESOL, and vocational training courses including

Childcare and Counselling.

Visit our website to see our full range of courses and book online.

www.redbridge-iae.ac.uk

Call us: 020 8550 2398

Email us: enquiries@redbridge-iae.ac.uk

Follow us: @rediae

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BEAT

(Fighting Anorexia

& Eating Disorders)

15th September

8pm until late

Summer

Party

Simon Gross

Hosted by

Sam Callahan

The Cheeky Girls

Charlie Doherty

Paul Danan

Celebrity Magician

Stephen Barry

S Club Party

Celebrity

Hypnotist

Chris Hughes

Primesinister

Johnny Mack

DJ Wayne T

Angie Brown

“I’m Going To

Get You Baby”

Charity no.

England and Wales 801343

Scotland SC039309

Chelsea Singh

DJ Ross Mac

The Gallery Bar and Brasserie

159-161 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PA

Tickets £25.00 to include welcome drink,

canapes, live entertainment and DJ

Available now from TicketSource

www.ticketsource.co.uk/thebeatsummerparty2021

All proceeds to BEAT Eating Disorders and

SEED Eating Disorder Support Service

Charity no.

1108405

(All acts subject to availability)

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Wanstead

Wanstead require a

Saturday Office Person

Martin & Co are looking for a Saturday office receptionist

for their Wanstead office. Hours: 8.45am – 4.00pm

General Office Duties / Client Facing

Switchboard and Computer Literate

Please call 0208 518 8099 in the first instance or call in to the Wanstead

office and leave your details with a member of our team.

Martin & Co Wanstead

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RJ

wanstead.martinco.com

020 8518 8099

wanstead@martinco.com

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Local community groups

ART GROUP WANSTEAD

For local professional and amateur artists.

Membership is free. Visit wnstd.com/art

CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD

An initiative to help address climate change,

and loss of biodiversity. Visit wnstd.com/cgw

CO-OP’S CO-OPERATE

A large listing of activities and groups for

all ages looking to get involved with their

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

FRIENDS OF THE RIVER RODING

A Facebook group for those who want to help

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

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD PARKLANDS

Researching and promoting Wanstead

Park and the historic parklands. Visit

wansteadpark.org.uk

NATURE CONSERVATION IN REDBRIDGE

A Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Facebook

group. Visit wnstd.com/nature

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Sharing photography tips and advice.

Visit wnstd.com/photo

ROTARY CLUB

The Rotary Club of Leytonstone and Woodford

are meeting online. Call 020 3597 2921

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Women volunteers committed to women’s

empowerment. Visit wnstd.com/siel

THE WANSTEAD GRAPEVINE

A Facebook group for local discussion and

selling. Visit wnstd.com/twg

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY GARDENERS

Tending to and improving the flower beds

across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/wcg

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY HUB

A Facebook group for all who live in Wanstead

and the surrounding areas. A place to share

ideas and ask advice from fellow residents.

Visit wnstd.com/wch

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY FORUM

A Facebook group for discussing any issues

affecting the local area. Visit wnstd.com/wcf

WANSTEAD NEW FRIENDS

Meet new friends locally. Visit wnstd.com/wnf

WANSTEAD SOCIETY

Making Wanstead a better place to live and

work. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk

WILD WANSTEAD

A project to create a multi-garden nature

reserve across Wanstead. Visit wnstd.com/ww

WREN WILDLIFE GROUP

Promoting learning and conservation of local

wildlife. Visit wrengroup.org.uk

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


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14 Seagry Road, Wanstead

London, E11 2NG

in Wanstead Village

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

Our bear cubs in

Wanstead Village are

enjoying the bright, new

improvements to their

nursery. Amazing play

rooms feature ‘sensory play’

zones, and we’ve added an

independent sleep room for

babies to rest and restore.

Outdoors our garden’s been

redesigned with new spaces

to safely roam.

What our parents say...


Exceptionally well organised and

friendly child care professionals. A very

clear sense of pride in everything they do.

Most importantly Little Miss loves it, and

bounces out the door every morning looking

forward to seeing her key workers.

020 8530 7541


Our parents regularly share their experience with us. To read more

honest, recent reviews of Little Bear’s Nursery in Wanstead Village

visit the Daynurseries website.

9.9

020 8530 7541

@littlebearsdaycaregroup

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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Samaritans116 123

Citizens Advice Redbridge0300 330 9063

Community Legal Advice0845 345 4 345

National Debtline0808 808 4000

HEALTH

NHS 111111

Whipps Cross Hospital020 8539 5522

Wanstead Pharmacy020 8989 0597

The Evergreen Surgery020 8518 8746

Wanstead Place Clinic020 8926 1450

Wanstead Village

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126

Out of hours GP020 3770 1888

LEISURE & LIBRARIES

Wanstead Leisure Centre020 8989 1172

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre020 8509 6526

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400

Aldersbrook Library020 8496 0006

...to all our advertisers,

contributors and readers.

W anstead

anstead Village Directory

FIRST PUBLISHED MARCH 2006

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward

Jo Blackman07435 258 060

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Donovan 07741 197 406

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk

Daniel Morgan-Thomas07741 194 993

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward

Sheila Bain07741 904 843

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Merry020 8708 2014

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead

John Cryer MP020 8989 5249

johncryermp.co.uk

LOCAL MP Chingford and Woodford Green

Iain Duncan Smith MP020 7219 3000

iainduncansmith.org.uk

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Emergency 999

Non-emergency101

Crimestoppers0800 555 111

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info

Wanstead Village SNT020 8345 3616

Wanstead Park SNT020 8345 3616

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL

Customer contact centre020 8554 5000

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670

Housing020 8708 4002

Benefits020 8708 5690

Adult Social Service020 8708 7333

Children’s Services020 8708 3885

Report anti-social behaviour020 8478 4679

UTILITIES

Electricity (power cut)105

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90

Gas emergency0800 111 999

Thames Water (report a leak) 0800 714 614

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with your next

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Surveyors specialising in Party Wall Surveying,

Building Surveys, Project Co-ordination and

Health & Safety matters.

For more information visit our website www.landers-associates.co.uk,

drop us an email rob@landers-associates.co.uk or call us to discuss

your property matters on 020 3179 0606.

Membership and

accreditation

Wanstead, E11 T: 020 3179 0606 Eltham, SE9 T: 020 3179 0604

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ACCOUNTANTS

THP Chartered Accountants 60 & 75

ACTING LESSONS

DSP Performing 53

AERIALS

Aerials Direct28

ART

jmg Art10

BALLET

Redbridge Classical Dance 58

BATHROOMS

Bathworks17

The Bathroom Fitting Company 59

BUILDERS

Darby & Finch Contracts64

Glenward 55

Millbrook Build51

BUSINESS SUPPORT

FSB 6

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

K&D Joinery13

CARPET FITTER

Geoffrey Gramlick72

CHARITIES

Barnardo’s61

British Heart Foundation60

Oxfam61

CHARTERED SURVEYOR

Landers & Associates89

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Community Fun Day5

DSP Performing 53

Redbridge Classical Dance 58

Street Party 9

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre54

Wanstead Festival1 & 76

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Computer Solutions 32 & 86

Problem Computers7

DANCE LESSONS

DSP Performing 53

Eve Wright School of Dancing 11

Redbridge Classical Dance 58

DECORATORS

Jason’s Decorating50

MG Décor40

DENTIST

Smile in London61

DOG TRAINING

Colin’s K9 Training Services18

DOORS

K&D Joinery13

DRIVEWAYS

Weald Hall Landscapes72

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DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Safe GAP 32

ELDERLY CARE

Homesdale60 & 73

Westgate Healthcare92

ELECTRICIAN

SW Radley Electrical Contractors40

ESTATE AGENTS

Churchill Estates 36–37

Martin & Co 85

Petty Son & Prestwich27

The Stow Brothers91

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BEAT Summer Party84

Community Fun Day5

Pub Quiz81

Street Party 9

Tea Dances 11

Wanstead Festival1 & 76

FINANCES

Connect Mortgages28

THP Chartered Accountants 60 & 75

FISHMONGER

Wanstead Fish50 & 60

FITNESS

Sharp Training 63

FLORIST

Lillies of Wanstead 16 & 61

FOOT HEALTHCARE

FAB Footcare 8

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING

Growing Gardens18

Weald Hall Landscapes72

GIFTS

Creative Giftware 78

Keating Jewellers 4 & 60

HANDYMAN

E18 Handyman72

Stuart Green Property Solutions64

JEWELLERS

Keating Jewellers 4 & 60

KITCHENS

My Dream Kitchen 25

LOCKSMITH

Barry & Sons 32

LOFTS

North London Loft Rooms 20–21

Trim Loft Conversions41

MASSAGE

Body Health Therapies 11

MORTGAGES

Connect Mortgages28

OSTEOPATH

Wanstead Osteopaths61

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Apples & Pears 24

PERSONAL TRAINER

Sharp Training 63

PEST MANAGEMENT

GJB Pest Management33

PHARMACY

Wanstead Pharmacy60

PHOTOGRAPHY

Geoff Wilkinson24 & 60

PLASTERING

Heritage Plaster Services 65

PLUMBING & HEATING

Heating Plus69

Wanstead Group31

POLITICS

John Cryer MP68

PUBLIC HOUSE

Nightingale on the Green81

The Duke 9

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

La Bakerie44

Robins Pie & Mash60

The Bungalow Café 2 & 61

ROOFING

Cox and Sons Roofing 58

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES

Avon House Preparatory School68

Chigwell School45

Forest School 4

Little Bear’s Nursery 87

Park School15

St Aubyn’s School29

Woodford Green Prep School19

SINGING LESSONS

Deborah Aloba12

DSP Performing 53

SOLICITORS

Edwards Duthie Shamash49

Wiseman Lee LLP61 & 71

SPORTS MASSAGE

Body Health Therapies 11

STAIRS

K&D Joinery13

TREE SERVICES

Scott Whitehead Trees14

TUITION & COURSES

Redbridge Institute 83

Tutor Doctor 79

Wanstead House 35 & 61

WINDOW RESTORATION

McCarty & Smith 43

WINDOW SHUTTERS

Woodthorpe Joinery 46–47

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