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se use the emblem as supplied in the assets.<br />

Contents<br />

Features<br />

Well done, ma’am 16–17<br />

(No) sitting back 20<br />

Ambitious for Wanstead24<br />

A lot to lose 28<br />

Conservation rules32<br />

Black and bluebells36–37<br />

History comes home40<br />

Communal compost46<br />

Goodbye ‘N’ good luck 50<br />

Walk this way54–55<br />

Restoring the Roding 58<br />

A portrait of our High Street 62–63<br />

Listen and learn68<br />

Puzzles & competitions<br />

Sudoku22<br />

Crossword competition42<br />

Wanstead anagram48<br />

Mind-bender puzzles66<br />

Every month<br />

Local news6–8 & 10–12<br />

Wanstead map60–61<br />

Community events75–78 & 80<br />

Community groups 82<br />

Useful numbers84<br />

Index of advertisers86<br />

Contact Us<br />

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Welcome...<br />

“I declare before you all that my whole life,<br />

whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to<br />

your service.” Those were the words of the Queen<br />

(then Princess Elizabeth) in a speech broadcast on the<br />

radio from Cape Town on her 21st birthday (21 April 1947).<br />

Correct emblem<br />

In any other context, it would be a bold and barely believable<br />

declaration to make. Aside from parenthood, I can’t think of any<br />

other ‘job’ where such a promise would have any chance of being<br />

kept. And even then, we parents expect to relinquish at least<br />

some duties of service as the years go by. Of course, Elizabeth<br />

Alexandra Mary Windsor is a mother as well as Queen of the<br />

United Kingdom (and 14 other Commonwealth realms). She has<br />

four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to<br />

boot, so she is well versed in those parental duties, royal lifestyle<br />

notwithstanding.<br />

Family aside, there’s no faulting Her Majesty’s fulfilment Do of not her scale<br />

Cape Town commitment. Indeed, should the Queen decide to<br />

down her proverbial regal tools tomorrow, I for one would still<br />

consider her pledge of lifetime devotion satisfied, regardless of<br />

whether it is a short time or (hopefully) a long time until her first<br />

born picks up the mantel.<br />

Royalist or republican, a 96-year-old woman has spent seven<br />

decades as the ‘ultimate public servant’, and that’s something<br />

worth taking a few days off work for, something worth closing<br />

a few local roads for, something worth coming together with<br />

your neighbours for. It’s something worth celebrating: for<br />

Queen, country and community. Indeed, the Queen herself<br />

concluded her 1947 speech with a request Do not use on a block of colo<br />

for us all to do just that: “I shall not have<br />

strength to carry out this resolution<br />

alone unless you join in it<br />

with me.”<br />

Lee Marquis, Editor<br />

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A Friends of Wanstead Parish Fundraising event<br />

Mid-Summer BBQ<br />

Sunday 26 <strong>June</strong><br />

11am-3pm<br />

Christ Church Gardens | Free Entry<br />

Jazz Music | Donkey rides | Bouncy Castle | Bar |BBQ | Cakes<br />

GEOFF WILKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Quick<br />

Before it<br />

Goes!<br />

A collection of photos by local<br />

photographer Geoff Wilkinson<br />

depicting London’s East End<br />

Call 020 8530 1244 or visit<br />

geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

Eightyfour Gallery, 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ<br />

Lovat Lane, London, EC3<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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at the beautiful Valentines<br />

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• Grade II* Listed wedding venue<br />

• Set in beautiful historic gardens<br />

• Choice of ceremony rooms<br />

• Easy to reach by road, rail & tube<br />

• Car parking on site<br />

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Wanstead Park family bike ride to raise<br />

funds for new playground<br />

A family-friendly bike<br />

ride through Wanstead<br />

Park will take place on<br />

12 <strong>June</strong> to help raise<br />

funds for the park’s<br />

new playground. “The<br />

route is suitable for all<br />

ages as it follows the<br />

wide, circular shareduse<br />

path around the<br />

Ornamental Water, and<br />

is just 3km long. Meet<br />

opposite the Tea Hut<br />

at 1.30pm for a quick<br />

bike check; families<br />

will set off from 2pm. All under-12s must be<br />

accompanied by an adult,” said a Friends<br />

of Wanstead Parklands spokesperson. The<br />

suggested donation is £5 to £10 per family. The<br />

money raised will go towards equipment for a<br />

new natural children’s playground behind the<br />

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The beginnings of<br />

a natural play area<br />

in Wanstead Park<br />

Temple. “The aim of the playground project is<br />

to provide a variety of stimulating natural play<br />

opportunities for two- to 10-year-olds with a<br />

range of abilities to develop physical, social<br />

and emotional skills through exploration and<br />

interaction.” Visit wnstd.com/parkplayride<br />

Boat hire in<br />

Wanstead Park<br />

The City of London<br />

Corporation – which<br />

manages Wanstead<br />

Park as a part of<br />

Epping Forest – is<br />

investigating<br />

the possibility of<br />

introducing public<br />

boating on one<br />

of the ponds in<br />

Wanstead Park.<br />

Initial plans suggest<br />

a pontoon could be<br />

built near the Tea Hut<br />

to enable boat hire<br />

on the Heronry Pond.<br />

However, with a<br />

number of legislative<br />

permissions required<br />

to be in place, the<br />

initiative is unlikely<br />

to be finalised in time<br />

for this summer.<br />

Festival and<br />

Fringe dates<br />

Dates for this year’s<br />

Wanstead Festival<br />

and Wanstead<br />

Fringe have been<br />

announced. The<br />

community-led<br />

Fringe will run from<br />

9 to 25 September,<br />

with the popular<br />

open-air Kinema<br />

taking place on<br />

10 September. The<br />

Wanstead Festival,<br />

which is organised<br />

by Vision RCL,<br />

will take place on<br />

18 September, and<br />

local businesses<br />

and community<br />

groups are invited<br />

to book a stall for<br />

the event. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/wf22<br />

©Haydn Powell / Gill James<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Wanstead wards among the highest<br />

voter turnout in the borough<br />

Local musicians invited to join the<br />

line-up for Wanstead Festival <strong>2022</strong><br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Wanstead Park<br />

The two Wanstead wards were among the<br />

highest voter turnout in the borough at last<br />

month’s local elections. Wanstead Village<br />

and Wanstead Park saw 42.65% and 44.8% of<br />

voters take part, respectively, compared to<br />

a borough average of 33.73%. All five Labour<br />

candidates across Wanstead were elected. In<br />

Wanstead Village, Paul Donovan, Jo Blackman<br />

and Daniel Morgan-Thomas each held their<br />

seats with an increased majority. In Wanstead<br />

Park, Sheila Bain also increased her majority<br />

and is joined by new councillor Bayo Alaba.<br />

Young local author to host writing<br />

event at Wanstead Library<br />

Organisers of the Wanstead Festival are<br />

looking for local bands, choirs and solo<br />

performers to complete the line-up for<br />

this year’s event, which will take place on<br />

Christ Church Green on 18 September. “This<br />

festival provides a great opportunity for local<br />

musicians to perform on a professional music<br />

stage. If you would like to take part, please get<br />

in touch,” said Pete Feldon, who has helped<br />

source performers for the annual event since<br />

2007. The closing date for applications is<br />

30 <strong>June</strong>. Email burockkracy@gmail.com<br />

NOW HIRING TUTORS!<br />

1:1 Tutoring, All Ages, All Subjects!<br />

NOW HIRING TUTORS!<br />

NOW HIRING TUTORS!<br />

1:1 Tutoring, All Ages, All Subjects!<br />

Eleven-year-old local resident Riku Fryderyk 1:1 Tutoring, All Ages, All Subjects!<br />

will be telling his story of becoming a<br />

Call 020 •Wanstead 3856 4466 •Loughton<br />

published author at Wanstead Library or this scan the QR code •Chingford below to our •Chigwell online form!<br />

month. “There will be some inspirational talks<br />

Call 020 3856 4466<br />

and writing activities for children who would or scan the QR code Call below 020 3856 to our 4466 online form!<br />

like to meet the author in person,” said a<br />

or scan the QR Call code 020 below 3856 to 4466 our online form!<br />

or scan the QR code below to our online form!<br />

library spokesperson. Riku signed a book deal<br />

Call 020 3856 4466<br />

with Pegasus to publish his story The Witching<br />

or scan the QR code below to our online form!<br />

Hour in 2020. In partnership with Vision RCL,<br />

the event is aimed at six- to 12-year-olds and<br />

will take place on 25 <strong>June</strong> from 2pm to 4pm Call 020 3856 4466<br />

(free; booking required). Call 020 8708 or 7400 scan the QR code below to our online form!<br />

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Experience this hidden part of wild<br />

Wanstead before July<br />

One small step to Wanstead House:<br />

presentation about moon landings<br />

Apollo 15 lunar module pilot<br />

James Irwin salutes the US flag<br />

Residents are invited to view the flora of<br />

St Mary’s Church graveyard, which is currently<br />

being left unmown. “The bluebells were<br />

particularly special this year, enhanced by<br />

other spring flowers, including the towering<br />

but ethereal white Anthriscus, beautifully<br />

offsetting the red poppies of the permanent<br />

poppy trail commemorating victims of war.<br />

The strimmers will be back in mid-July, so visit<br />

this hidden part of wild Wanstead before then<br />

if you want to experience it,” said a church<br />

spokesperson. Visit wnstd.com/stmarys<br />

GOLD<br />

Those interested in space exploration are<br />

invited to join members of the North East<br />

London Astronomical Society on 19 <strong>June</strong><br />

for a talk about the Apollo programme. “My<br />

presentation will look at each Apollo mission<br />

where they walked on the moon. I will start<br />

by debunking the conspiracy theories about<br />

fake moon landings,” said Jerry Workman, who<br />

has met two of the 12 men to have walked on<br />

the lunar surface. The event will take place<br />

at Wanstead House from 10.30am (first-time<br />

visitors: free). Email stevek1951@hotmail.com<br />

Primary school ‘marafun’ raises<br />

money for PTA’s hardship fund<br />

SILVER<br />

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SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS CLASSES<br />

+COLIN’S K9 GOOD PUPPY<br />

AWARD SCHEME<br />

Wednesdays from 6.30pm at<br />

The Scout Hut, 72 Hollybush Hill,<br />

Wanstead E11 1PE<br />

Call Colin Spence: 07931 460 451<br />

www.colinsk9trainingservices.com<br />

Pupils from Nightingale Primary School<br />

completed their annual ‘marafun’ challenge<br />

last month. “Walks took place all over the area,<br />

with the children covering 1,174km in total!<br />

They raised £2,100 for the school’s hardship<br />

fund, supporting low-income families with<br />

school-related costs,” said a spokesperson.<br />

Peter Hughes, parent and owner of event<br />

sponsor Gotto Trattoria, said: ‘’We were thrilled<br />

to be able to support the ‘marafun’, to bring<br />

families together and for the children to<br />

contribute to their community.’’<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Wanstead Park’s visitor centre open<br />

on selected dates for the summer<br />

Help keep the Wanstead Society’s<br />

new High Street tree healthy<br />

©Geoff Wilkinson<br />

Katriye Ibrahim and Scott<br />

Wilding planting the tree<br />

outside Gail’s Bakery<br />

The Temple – Wanstead Park’s visitor centre<br />

– reopened in May and will continue to<br />

welcome visitors for four days each month<br />

throughout the summer. Exploring the history<br />

of the park through the Roman, Regency<br />

and Victorian periods to the present day, the<br />

Temple will be open from 12 noon to 5pm<br />

on 11, 12, 25 and 26 <strong>June</strong> (free entry), and will<br />

continue to open on the second and fourth<br />

weekend of each month until September.<br />

The Temple is an 18th-century, Grade II* listed<br />

building. Visit wnstd.com/temple<br />

The Wanstead Society is asking residents<br />

to help look after the High Street’s newest<br />

tree, which was planted in April to mark the<br />

community group’s 25th anniversary. “Help<br />

us water this new tree when you’re passing.<br />

There is a pipe at the base so water can be fed<br />

straight to the roots. This is crucial from now<br />

until September to give it the best chance of<br />

survival. Gail’s Bakery staff have kindly agreed<br />

to do their part, but our little tree needs all the<br />

help it can get. We look forward to watching it<br />

grow!” said a spokesperson.<br />

Lillies<br />

OF WANSTEAD<br />

2 Gwynne House, High Street,<br />

Wanstead, E11 1QH<br />

Call: 020 8518 8893<br />

www.lilliesofwanstead.co.uk<br />

lilliesofwanstead1@hotmail.com<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

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@Lillieswanstead<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Covering Aldersbrook & Wanstead<br />

* Dog walking *<br />

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Get in touch for a complimentary discovery call for all your pet needs.<br />

All walks last 1.5 hrs @ £15 per dog.<br />

doggiesofthebrook<br />

Redbridge in Bloom <strong>2022</strong>: is your<br />

garden fit for the Queen?<br />

Call: 07909 880 524<br />

Invitation to community workshop<br />

about High Street mobility hub<br />

Mobility hub on<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

© Geoff Wilkinson<br />

Entries are invited for Redbridge in Bloom,<br />

Redbridge Council’s annual gardening<br />

competition. “We are encouraging the<br />

residents of Redbridge to mark this special<br />

occasion and get involved in our amateur<br />

gardening competition by creating a garden<br />

fit for the Queen!” said a spokesperson.<br />

The categories are: best front garden, best<br />

container garden, best public house, best<br />

residential care home, best community display<br />

and best school gardening project. The<br />

closing date is 4 July. Visit wnstd.com/bloom<br />

Members of the community are invited to a<br />

meeting this month to discuss mobility hubs<br />

and the future of Wanstead High Street and<br />

George Lane. “We want to understand local<br />

opinion on the hubs installed in Wanstead<br />

and South Woodford. Are these a good use<br />

of space?” asks a spokesperson from the<br />

University of Westminster, which is leading a<br />

research project on how street space is used.<br />

The workshop will take place at Woodford<br />

Baptist Church on 20 <strong>June</strong> from 5pm (booking<br />

required). Visit wnstd.com/hubmeet<br />

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Platinum Jubilee flypast:<br />

ideal vantage point in Wanstead<br />

Transport for London statement<br />

about Wanstead Station closures<br />

A flypast over St Mary’s Church<br />

in 2018 in celebration of 100<br />

years of the Royal Air Force<br />

A military flypast will take place on 2 <strong>June</strong> to<br />

mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. “The flight<br />

path traces the M11 and A12, so the grounds<br />

of St Mary’s are an ideal vantage point,” said<br />

a spokesperson for the Friends of Wanstead<br />

Parish, which is hosting a celebration event at<br />

the church from 11am to 3pm. “Classic cars will<br />

be on show and food and refreshments will be<br />

available. For young plane spotters, we will<br />

also have a bouncy castle and carousel.” The<br />

planes are scheduled to fly over Wanstead<br />

between 12.40pm and 1.15pm.<br />

A statement from TfL following the recent<br />

closures of Wanstead Station: “We apologise<br />

to Central Line customers for disruption to<br />

their journeys from Wanstead Underground<br />

Station, which was caused by higher-thanusual<br />

levels of staff sickness. The closures<br />

at Wanstead have been minimised as far as<br />

possible and were done to prioritise nearby<br />

Gants Hill and Newbury Park stations, which<br />

are part of the same staffing pool. We strive to<br />

always exhaust all avenues before making the<br />

decision to close a station.”<br />

Gift vouchers<br />

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Tel: 020 8989 2532<br />

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We buy gold, best prices paid instantly.<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

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@KeatingShop<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

DOG SHOW<br />

SUNDAY, 4tH JULY 13 2021<br />

12 noon - 4pm<br />

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Best Mixed Breed<br />

Best Pedigree<br />

Best Trick Puppy<br />

Best Trick Adult<br />

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Sunday 5 <strong>June</strong><br />

11am to 4pm<br />

FREE ENTRY<br />

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Nutter Lane, Wanstead, E11 2JA<br />

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FRANK LAMPARD SNR PRESENTS<br />

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Watch the Queen’s<br />

concert, followed by party<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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WEEKLY EVENTS<br />

Mondays: Live Jazz<br />

Tuesdays: Quiz Night (free entry & prizes)<br />

Wednesdays: Traditional Irish Music<br />

Saturdays: Live DJ (most weekends)<br />

Nightingale<br />

on the<br />

Green<br />

51 Nightingale Lane<br />

Wanstead, E11 2EY<br />

GREAT FOOD<br />

Monday to Saturday<br />

Kitchen takeover by<br />

KRAPOW London,<br />

bringing Thai street<br />

food to the pub.<br />

WATCH<br />

Sunday Roast<br />

We use only the<br />

best produce for our<br />

home cooked full<br />

Sunday roasts.<br />

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When I was<br />

six, I saw my<br />

mother cry for<br />

the first time. We lived in<br />

a tenement in Glasgow and<br />

I was in bed suffering from<br />

chickenpox when Mum came<br />

into the room, wiping her eyes<br />

and crying. “The King is dead,”<br />

she told me. It was February 1952.<br />

By <strong>June</strong> 1953, we had moved and<br />

our home was a fish and chip shop in<br />

Manchester. My parents, like millions of<br />

others, bought their first television to watch<br />

the Coronation. I can remember perching on<br />

the arm of a chair in our crowded sitting room<br />

as the young queen was crowned and family<br />

and neighbours watched in reverent silence.<br />

My brother and I were two of the many<br />

children who were given Coronation mugs<br />

at school. We used our Coronation mugs on<br />

a daily basis for years. One of the mugs still<br />

survives. As the Queen passed more and more<br />

milestones, this shabby piece of crockery was<br />

elevated to the status of family treasure and<br />

put away for safety.<br />

By the time of the Silver Jubilee in 1977, I was<br />

married and living in Dublin. This was not<br />

the easiest place to look for red, white and<br />

blue bunting or Union Jacks, so I watched the<br />

events in Britain on the BBC and spoke to my<br />

parents on the phone.<br />

When the 2002 Golden Jubilee took place,<br />

I was living in Wanstead. My daughter<br />

remembers that everyone in the estate agents<br />

where she then worked was told to wear red,<br />

white and blue that day. She also remembers I<br />

bought her Union Jack shot glasses which she<br />

and her friend used as ashtrays when I was out<br />

one night. Apparently, I was mad with them<br />

for abusing the gift – and for smoking!<br />

Ahead of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, my<br />

granddaughter was taken to see the Queen<br />

and Prince Philip in Valentine’s Park. Niamh<br />

had her photo taken wearing a Union Jack hat<br />

and clutching a flag. This photo is stored in her<br />

memory box, along with the mug she got at<br />

the Cranbourne Avenue street party, and the<br />

1953 mug from her<br />

grandmother.<br />

Fast forward another<br />

decade to the Platinum<br />

Jubilee. From Brexit to the<br />

pandemic and an 11-yearold<br />

asking me if we are going<br />

to have a nuclear war, the<br />

intervening 10 years have been<br />

tumultuous and unsettling for<br />

many, and tragic for some. And<br />

the Queen has not been exempt<br />

personally, losing her husband and<br />

enduring the most tragic of all funerals<br />

for anyone, let alone doing so in the glare<br />

of cameras. She is left dealing with the<br />

fallout of the shameful behaviour of her<br />

favourite son and the absence of her cheerful<br />

grandson.<br />

Around these landmarks, I have grown up and<br />

grown old, but the young girl who inherited<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Well done,<br />

ma’am<br />

As the nation celebrates the<br />

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,<br />

Wanstead resident Eileen Flinter<br />

reflects upon her memories of<br />

the monarch’s 70-year reign<br />

the Crown<br />

whilst on holiday<br />

in Africa has gone<br />

on doing the same job,<br />

day after day and year<br />

after year. It is a formidable<br />

employment record. For all of<br />

us, there have been good times<br />

and bad, happy times and sad over<br />

the last 70 years.<br />

Royalist or republican, it is hard not to<br />

offer the Queen respect and admiration<br />

for a life lived in complete dedication<br />

to a job and way of life that came to her<br />

accidentally. Elizabeth’s recent birthday<br />

photo with two ponies signalled the life she<br />

would have chosen for herself. Most of us<br />

have no memory of another monarch. So<br />

familiar that she is just there, an unconsidered<br />

part of our lives. We owe her our very<br />

warmest wishes. She has done us proud. Take<br />

care, ma’am.<br />

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(NO) SITTING BACK<br />

Ask not what your council can do for you, ask what you can do for your<br />

community, says Councillor Paul Canal as he updates on the appeal to<br />

replace the benches damaged by the Christ Church Green arson attack<br />

Setbacks and challenges always<br />

bring the best out of people and<br />

communities. As bleak as the COVID<br />

pandemic was, people across Wanstead and<br />

Woodford rallied round in a remarkable<br />

display of mutual support. From foodbanks<br />

to shopping, hospital lifts to home visits,<br />

our community came together as never<br />

before.<br />

The recent arson attack on the Christ<br />

Church Green children’s playground<br />

elicited a similar fantastic response, with an<br />

outpouring of sorrow and generosity raising<br />

over £5,500 through the crowdfunding appeal<br />

I launched after the act of vandalism.<br />

It was suggested by some that we should have<br />

sat back and demanded the council – through<br />

the parks’ operator Vision – fund the repairs<br />

and replacement of the damaged benches.<br />

After all, we pay more tax and rates per person<br />

than most of the borough, goes the argument,<br />

and deserve our fair share back. That is a valid<br />

view, but I would suggest there is a bigger<br />

picture to consider.<br />

Resources are constrained, and Vision simply<br />

don’t have the capital budget to do all they<br />

want to do, let alone what we would like as a<br />

community here in Wanstead.<br />

We also live in one of the wealthier areas<br />

of Redbridge, where people have the<br />

capacity and the will to contribute to their<br />

community, which has been demonstrated<br />

time and time again.<br />

I would suggest the kindness of our<br />

community, exemplified by generous<br />

donations from businesses such as<br />

Nightingale on the Green, Smile In London<br />

dental clinic and North London Loft Rooms,<br />

The fire-damaged area of the<br />

playground has been fenced off<br />

along with dozens of individual benefactors,<br />

has had a positive effect that extends beyond<br />

our borders.<br />

Not only has our local community funded<br />

the repair and replacement of equipment on<br />

Christ Church Green, but we have also allowed<br />

Vision to invest in playgrounds for less welloff<br />

children in a more deprived part of the<br />

borough. This seems particularly fitting for a<br />

playground named after a church.<br />

Vision will receive £3,000 of the funds<br />

raised, £2,000 to replace the benches in the<br />

playground and £1,000 to provide a new<br />

bench on the green. The balance will be<br />

donated to the Wanstead Fringe, allowing<br />

Giles Wilson to put on an even more ambitious<br />

programme for <strong>2022</strong>; our community at<br />

its best.<br />

Wanstead and Woodford, thank you. I am<br />

humbled to live in such a great community.<br />

For more information on the Christ Church<br />

Green Playground Arson Appeal, visit<br />

wnstd.com/arsonappeal<br />

Paul Canal is a Conservative councillor for<br />

Bridge ward.<br />

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Ambitious for Wanstead<br />

Jo Blackman, Daniel Morgan-Thomas, Paul Donovan, Bayo Alaba and Sheila Bain<br />

were all elected as councillors for Wanstead Village and Wanstead Park<br />

last month. Here are their ambitions for the next four years<br />

We were all delighted to be elected<br />

by the people of Wanstead on<br />

5 May and look forward to playing<br />

our part in making Redbridge safer,<br />

greener, healthier, cleaner and fairer as<br />

promised in our manifesto.<br />

We want to make Wanstead safer by ensuring<br />

we have active and engaged local police<br />

Safer Neighbourhood Teams, who can work<br />

alongside the council in tackling antisocial<br />

behaviour and motoring offences. To support<br />

road safety, the council is already bringing<br />

forward measures to reduce speeding on a<br />

number of Wanstead roads and we will be<br />

pushing for more of these in the area.<br />

Redbridge Council has already made a<br />

considerable investment in local street<br />

cleansing and refuse collection, garden waste<br />

and recycling services. We will do our bit by<br />

continuing our monthly community litter pick<br />

as well as supporting community initiatives to<br />

keep our streets clean.<br />

Active travel is also an important part of<br />

making our borough greener and improving<br />

air quality: we are providing more bike racks<br />

for the High Street and hopefully more cycle<br />

hangars as these have already proved popular<br />

in residential roads in Wanstead, as well as<br />

providing more electric vehicle charging<br />

points. The installation of a cycle lane on<br />

Blake Hall Road and Aldersbrook Road will<br />

be completed and hopefully extended to<br />

other roads.<br />

To support local accessible travel, we will<br />

continue to urge Transport for London<br />

to complete their promised work to give<br />

Snaresbrook station step-free access, maintain<br />

our local bus routes and keep full opening<br />

hours at Wanstead station.<br />

Being ambitious for Wanstead also means<br />

delivering on projects that will make a<br />

difference to our community, such as the<br />

new swimming pool at Wanstead Leisure<br />

Centre, major improvements to Wanstead<br />

High School and we will work hard to ensure<br />

the redevelopment at Whipps Cross Hospital<br />

meets the needs of local people.<br />

We also look forward to the return of the<br />

Wanstead Festival this September and hope<br />

to work with the newly established Friends of<br />

Christ Church Green to see other appropriate<br />

and enjoyable events for our green spaces –<br />

and all over Wanstead – flourish with council<br />

and community support.<br />

As always, we will be grateful for input from<br />

local residents, businesses and community<br />

groups in shaping our priorities for Wanstead<br />

and to keep it as the very special place we all<br />

know and love.<br />

Clockwise from top left: Councillors<br />

Jo Blackman, Daniel Morgan-Thomas<br />

and Paul Donovan represent Wanstead<br />

Village. Councillors Sheila Bain and Bayo<br />

Alaba represent Wanstead Park. For more<br />

information, visit wnstd.com/councillors<br />

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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

25<br />

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

Renting a home:<br />

rental advice for firsttime<br />

tenants<br />

Renting for the first time is<br />

a leap into the unknown<br />

for many and the whole<br />

process can seem dizzyingly<br />

overwhelming.<br />

Budget: On top of what you have<br />

to hand over to a landlord each month, there may be<br />

other regular outgoings, such as council tax payments,<br />

utility bills, TV licensing and broadband. All will affect your<br />

affordability and all need to be taken into consideration.<br />

References: What was once seen as a formality has now<br />

become an obstacle for many prospective tenants. Tenants<br />

need to make sure all the relevant boxes have been ticked<br />

before they begin searching for somewhere to live.<br />

Viewings: Competition is fierce in the rental market at the<br />

moment, so you need to move quickly if you find a place<br />

you like. Contact the agent and don’t be scared to arrange<br />

multiple viewing of different properties in the area.<br />

Application process: The next step is to contact the letting<br />

agent as soon as possible to try and secure the property.<br />

This is where all your hard work preparing your tenant<br />

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A LOT TO LOSE<br />

In the 12th of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West<br />

allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas works –<br />

Stephen Lines talks about negotiating with nature<br />

Our current allotment plot is the<br />

fourth my partner and I have had,<br />

the second on Redbridge Lane<br />

West. On first viewing, it was clear the plot<br />

offered a daunting challenge. The site was<br />

characterised by anthills and craters from<br />

previously removed fruit trees. Half of the<br />

plot was covered in briars and overgrown<br />

with sedges and grasses. Carpets laid down<br />

to suppress weeds had a thick covering of<br />

soil, and white, waxy roots had established<br />

themselves among the weave.<br />

However, it is a sheltered plot, bordered on<br />

two sides by a hedgerow of hawthorn, spruce,<br />

rowan, a young oak and a willow. To the<br />

rear of the allotment, a designated wild area<br />

is populated by crab apple, rose trees and<br />

blackberries. In spring, the blossoms fill the<br />

air with a heady fragrance. In autumn, amber<br />

leaves and ruby-coloured berries add a hint of<br />

warmth on cold, darkening, misty days.<br />

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to<br />

work on this small plot of land, not just for<br />

the chance to grow fruit and vegetables, but<br />

also to do what I can to maintain the natural<br />

environment on and around the plot with<br />

as little human interference as possible.<br />

Allotmenteering is essentially negotiating<br />

with nature. There is no real choice in this as<br />

nature will always have the upper hand!<br />

usual suspects arrived punctually; slugs, snails<br />

and birds enjoying tasty green leaves and<br />

juicy soft fruits just hours before the perfect<br />

picking time.<br />

Adapting to the unpredictable is something<br />

all of us plot holders on Redbridge Lane<br />

West have needed to do over the past<br />

months. Cadent, whose property adjoins the<br />

allotments, is seeking to reduce the number of<br />

plots to enable them to undertake necessary<br />

improvements to their gas works.<br />

It has taken some time and effort, but my<br />

partner and I have now created a plot that we<br />

can work on and enjoy. Using physical activity<br />

to achieve something creative and to be able<br />

to take pleasure in what you have grown and<br />

what you have left to nature are among the<br />

main motivations for having an allotment plot.<br />

©Stephen Lines<br />

You can plan to manage the predictable, but<br />

you can only adapt to the unpredictability<br />

of nature’s whims. Last year provided<br />

opportunities to adapt. Late frosts damaged<br />

the bean crop. An unusual abundance of ants<br />

successfully harvested blackfly, which dined<br />

frequently and well on tender green shoots,<br />

drastically reducing some crops. A couple of<br />

hours of torrential rain last summer all but<br />

destroyed the potato and tomato crop. The<br />

It is for these reasons, along with the other<br />

benefits of being on a community allotment,<br />

that negotiations continue with Cadent,<br />

aiming to minimise the loss and disruption to<br />

plot holders on Redbridge Lane West.<br />

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I CHOSE<br />

I have worked with Michael, Richard, Rob and the whole property<br />

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Back in 2017 the team also managed to source me a fantastic house locally<br />

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It’s great to work with an agent that is truly local; I know Michael and Richard<br />

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parks whilst out walking our dogs – and bumping into Richard in the local<br />

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rest assured the team have my best interests at heart.<br />

Sara<br />

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Conservation Rules<br />

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee talks about conservation<br />

areas, the restrictions they impose on homeowners and, ultimately, the<br />

benefits they create for the common good<br />

There are about 10,000 conservation<br />

areas in the UK, which says something<br />

for the ageing housing stock as well as<br />

parks, historic town centres and canals we<br />

have in this country.<br />

Whilst newly built houses have their<br />

advantages, many people are drawn to buying<br />

in a conservation area with its protected<br />

neighbourhood status. Interestingly, research<br />

has revealed there is a premium of about 9%<br />

to be added to the valuation of conservation<br />

area houses. Many of these are in our<br />

communities of north-east London and west<br />

Essex, with their architectural features and<br />

picturesque surroundings.<br />

Consequently, it is known there are<br />

conservation area restrictions on the type<br />

of work you can carry out on your property.<br />

Beware, therefore, of the strict penalties if,<br />

as a houseowner, you break the rules. The<br />

restrictions vary from one area to another<br />

according to what is set by the local authority.<br />

The normal permitted development rights<br />

that benefit houseowners are displaced in<br />

conservation areas if the council imposes<br />

Article 4 Directions, which then lay down<br />

specific restrictions on what you can do to<br />

improve your home. Consent will be required,<br />

for example, if you want to demolish a gate,<br />

wall or fence of over one metre in height if it<br />

borders the road or higher than two metres<br />

if it does not. Permission is also required for<br />

cladding, side extensions, new construction<br />

of sheds, outbuildings and swimming pools<br />

or if you wish to install satellite equipment<br />

which faces the road. Solar panels also have<br />

restrictions as well as alterations to roofs.<br />

Even changing the colour of window frames<br />

and doors and the lopping of trees are caught<br />

by these rules. Lack of knowledge if you carry<br />

There are 16 conservation<br />

areas in Redbridge<br />

out such works without permission is no<br />

defence.<br />

It follows that talking to your council at an<br />

early stage is vital because failure to do so<br />

could ultimately be punished by a substantial<br />

fine or, at worst, a two-year prison sentence.<br />

On the plus side, some councils offer grant<br />

aid for the extra costs and, of course, the<br />

additional protection does mean you will<br />

not see poor quality development, thereby<br />

making your area more desirable.<br />

If you have carried out work on your home<br />

before the conservation area rules in your<br />

community came into force you can perhaps<br />

count your blessings, because such works<br />

following these rule changes may prevent you<br />

from proceeding or force you to reduce the<br />

extent of the building work you have in mind.<br />

This is one more example of restrictions being<br />

placed on individual freedoms because of the<br />

‘common good’ argument which conservation<br />

areas are intended to achieve.<br />

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Black<br />

&<br />

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Every year, from mid-April to early<br />

May, visitors to Wanstead Park are<br />

treated to a memorable spectacle as<br />

great drifts of bluebells come into bloom,<br />

carpeting the ground with a blue haze. The<br />

colour builds to its maximum intensity for<br />

just a few days, during which the flowers<br />

pervade the air with a subtle, delicate<br />

scent. It’s a very visible sign of the new life<br />

brought by spring, and perhaps Britain’s<br />

nearest equivalent to Japan’s celebrated<br />

cherry blossom season.<br />

The British Isles are a stronghold of the<br />

bluebell, with perhaps a fifth of the plant’s<br />

global population growing on these islands.<br />

The mild, damp climate on Europe’s Atlantic<br />

seaboard suits them best – further east, and<br />

the winters are too cold for them, or the<br />

weather too dry.<br />

© Gill James<br />

Trampled bluebells in Chalet Wood,<br />

Wanstead Park last month<br />

Bluebells like dappled shade and are<br />

widespread throughout the less densely<br />

wooded areas of Wanstead Park. They are<br />

often hidden among brambles and other<br />

undergrowth, but in Chalet Wood, large areas<br />

have been kept clear by members of the<br />

Wren Conservation Group so the flowers can<br />

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Richard Arnopp explains why the Wanstead Park Liaison<br />

Group will be reviewing the latest bluebell season, which<br />

has once again raised concerns over how best to protect<br />

the delicate flowers from being trampled<br />

be seen at their best. In recent years, paths<br />

have also been demarcated by tree trunks to<br />

encourage visitors not to step on the main<br />

areas covered by the plants. These are easily<br />

damaged by trampling and may take several<br />

years to recover and flower again.<br />

The first COVID lockdown in 2020 was<br />

followed by a huge surge in visitors to our<br />

open spaces, including Wanstead Park. Even<br />

during the gradual normalisation in recent<br />

months, numbers have remained elevated,<br />

as the new visitors keep coming back. The<br />

bluebell display, which is one of the best<br />

in the London area, has received attention<br />

both on traditional and social media. This has<br />

doubtless attracted additional visitors from<br />

outside the area.<br />

It’s good to see Wanstead Park becoming<br />

better known and appreciated, and it’s<br />

important to emphasise that most visitors<br />

keep to the demarcated paths. Unfortunately,<br />

some don’t and, given the increased<br />

visitor pressure, this has raised anxiety<br />

among local people who understand the<br />

fragility of the bluebells and feel passionate<br />

about protecting them. This year, several<br />

hundred people signed a letter of concern<br />

on Facebook.<br />

The main problem comes from people<br />

succumbing to the temptation to step over<br />

the barriers to take photographs among the<br />

flowers. Some trample the visible plants,<br />

perhaps not realising the damage they are<br />

doing. Others try to keep to little meandering<br />

paths and bare patches – not realising these<br />

have been created by people in the past<br />

and that they are preventing the plants<br />

from recolonising these areas by walking<br />

on them.<br />

The bluebell season is discussed every year<br />

by the Wanstead Park Liaison Group, which<br />

consists of Epping Forest management and<br />

other stakeholders. They will be looking at<br />

whether signage and barriers have been<br />

adequate this year and whether anything can<br />

be done differently in the future. We’ll keep<br />

you posted.<br />

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HISTORY COMES HOME<br />

Redbridge Museum will open a new permanent exhibition later this<br />

year exploring 200,000 years of local history. In the fifth of a series of<br />

articles, Museum Officer Nishat Alam looks at some of the items on show<br />

If you’re a resident of Wanstead or<br />

Woodford, you are very likely to have<br />

come across this statue before. It’s of<br />

one of the most well-known figures in<br />

British history, Winston Churchill, who<br />

served twice as Prime Minister as well as<br />

the Member of Parliament for Woodford.<br />

The photo was taken by Fred James, who<br />

lived in Wanstead and Woodford from 1905<br />

to 1975. It is now held in the collections<br />

at Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre,<br />

where a refreshed display about Churchill<br />

is currently in the making.<br />

Churchill remains one of Britain’s longestserving<br />

politicians to this day. He started his<br />

political career as a Conservative MP in 1901,<br />

but was a controversial figure from the start,<br />

disagreeing with many government policies<br />

and defecting to the Liberal Party in 1904.<br />

He rejoined the Conservatives 20 years later,<br />

standing successfully as MP for Epping, which<br />

at that time covered the areas of Wanstead<br />

and Woodford. Churchill served Epping from<br />

1924 to 1945, and when Woodford was made<br />

its own constituency, he held the seat until he<br />

retired in 1964.<br />

When the Second World War broke out in<br />

September 1939, Churchill was appointed First<br />

Lord of the Admiralty, and in 1940 became<br />

Prime Minister, leading the Allied forces to<br />

victory. His famous wartime speeches and<br />

military skill made him a national hero.<br />

Victory in Europe was declared on 8 May<br />

1945 and Churchill was the guest of honour<br />

at Wanstead and Woodford’s official victory<br />

celebrations the following year on 1 <strong>June</strong> 1946.<br />

Photographs of the event held at Redbridge<br />

Heritage Centre show him inspecting a Guard<br />

of Honour and addressing the crowd as he<br />

opened the gala on Woodford Green.<br />

Churchill was voted out in the 1945 general<br />

election. Many voters didn’t think he could<br />

match Labour’s promises of post-war reform.<br />

But he was back in government in 1951 and<br />

remained so until 1955 when he retired as<br />

Prime Minister due to ill health. He continued<br />

to serve as MP for Woodford and attended<br />

local public engagements. In 1959, the statue<br />

of Churchill was unveiled on Woodford Green<br />

in recognition of his wartime service.<br />

Churchill was well known for his controversial<br />

views, often informed by his imperialist<br />

politics. Many of the statements he made<br />

about nations that had been colonised by<br />

the British are today considered racist, but<br />

were not necessarily unique in opinion at<br />

the time. Following the Black Lives Matter<br />

demonstrations in <strong>June</strong> 2020, the statue was<br />

vandalised in protest of these statements.<br />

Redbridge Museum’s display about Churchill<br />

hopes to explore his role as a leader as well as<br />

varying public opinion about him.<br />

Redbridge Museum is located on<br />

Clements Road, Ilford. Visit wnstd.com/rm<br />

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Crossword competition<br />

Win a pair of tickets to see The Pirates of Penzance in Wanstead Park<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Across<br />

1. Frog noise (5)<br />

4. Obedient (7)<br />

8. Not consumed (7)<br />

9. More timid (5)<br />

10. Have faith (7)<br />

12. Backslide (5)<br />

14. In difficulties (4, 7)<br />

18. Artist’s stand (5)<br />

19. Supposed site of a<br />

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23. Vacation (7)<br />

24. Libel’s spoken<br />

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25. Horse’s burden (5)<br />

Down<br />

1. Stout, plump (6)<br />

2. Blackout causes (9)<br />

3. Holmes or Price (5)<br />

4. Animal shelter (3)<br />

5. Brawls, scuffles (7)<br />

6. Take to the air (3)<br />

7. Pantry (6)<br />

11. Mistake (5)<br />

13. Made believe (9)<br />

15. Watered down (7)<br />

16. Hollow stones (6)<br />

17. Contestant (6)<br />

20. Of the sun (5)<br />

22. Undergarment (3)<br />

23. Not him (3)<br />

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8 9<br />

10 11 12 13<br />

14 15<br />

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For the chance to win two tickets to see<br />

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COMMUNAL COMPOST<br />

A communal compost bin will be temporarily installed on Christ<br />

Church Green this month. The only thing you have to do is to throw in<br />

your fruit and veg scraps, says Yann Corre<br />

Every year, London Local Authorities<br />

collect more than 3.6 million tons of<br />

waste, and generating more rubbish<br />

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lorries using more fuel and causing more<br />

air pollution and greenhouse gases to<br />

be released. Considering the current<br />

geopolitical and climate situation, there is<br />

an urgency to reduce our fuel consumption<br />

and carbon footprint in general.<br />

But there is good news! There is one simple<br />

thing households can do that would lead to a<br />

huge reduction in waste: composting!<br />

Some 30% to 40% of rubbish thrown away<br />

could be composted, including garden waste<br />

like dead leaves, grass cuttings and twigs, and<br />

kitchen waste such as uncooked fruit and veg<br />

scraps, coffee grounds and certain tea bags.<br />

Composting is a brilliant way of dealing with<br />

food waste, as well as scrap paper and card.<br />

The general principle is to mix around 50%<br />

soft green material (grass clippings, weeds,<br />

uncooked vegetables) with 50% woody brown<br />

material (prunings, wood chippings, shredded<br />

paper, cardboard or dead leaves). This mix is<br />

important to maintain optimal moisture in the<br />

system; if it gets too wet, the compost bin can<br />

become smelly. Mixing the compost regularly<br />

is also crucial as it is an aerobic process (with<br />

oxygen).<br />

Composting significantly reduces greenhouse<br />

gas emissions. It doesn’t take up much space<br />

and produces a soil improver that’s great for<br />

the garden and perfect for growing your own<br />

plants.<br />

For Wanstead residents who don’t have space<br />

for their own compost bins, and for people<br />

willing to try this experience, Cleaner Greener<br />

Wanstead and Redbridge Council will install<br />

a shared compost bin on Christ Church Green<br />

this month. It will be placed on the grass verge<br />

near the entrance of the church (Wanstead<br />

Place), open to everyone, for a few weeks.<br />

As an experiment, we aim to invite as many<br />

people as we can to start composting. The<br />

only thing you have to do is to throw your fruit<br />

and veg food waste into the bin and we will<br />

manage it. The compost generated could be<br />

used by everyone for gardening.<br />

Workshops, support, advice and tips will be<br />

provided to teach you what food waste can be<br />

thrown in and how you can store your kitchen<br />

waste for a few days in your home before<br />

dropping them into the communal bin. Our<br />

approach is totally flexible, so do not hesitate<br />

to contact us for any information.<br />

Let’s get composting!<br />

Yann’s own compost bin<br />

The Christ Church Green communal<br />

compost bin will be available in early <strong>June</strong>.<br />

For more information on the initiative, visit<br />

wnstd.com/compost<br />

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Local Property<br />

Maintenance Specialist<br />

‣ Painting & Decorating<br />

‣ Laminate Flooring<br />

‣ Bath & Shower Re-siliconing<br />

‣ Gutters Cleared & Repaired<br />

‣ Call Out Maintenance<br />

‣ Carpentry<br />

‣ Insurance Work<br />

‣ Odd Jobs<br />

Estimates are free and you will find me competitively priced with no hidden<br />

charges. I have Public Liability Insurance. References can be provided from<br />

homeowners, landlords and letting agents.<br />

Call Stuart on 07917 870879<br />

or email stuartgreenpropertysolutions@gmail.com<br />

Your local Carpet Fitter<br />

in Wanstead<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick<br />

Carpets Planned, Supplied & Fitted<br />

Mob: 07778 015 104<br />

Email: gramlick@hotmail.com<br />

Wanstead<br />

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The village sign<br />

has been<br />

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of a location<br />

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Clue: Toss a<br />

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pet supplies<br />

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Answer on page 66<br />

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GOODBYE ‘N’ GOOD LUCK<br />

Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community Gardeners leads the farewell<br />

tributes to Maz Beg, who is retiring after 24 years behind the counter of<br />

Heads ‘N Tails, the High Street shop that sells ‘everything’<br />

In 1998, Maz Beg arrived in Wanstead to<br />

open the ‘everything’ shop, Heads ‘N Tails.<br />

It sold pets, pet food, pet paraphernalia<br />

and just about everything else. How<br />

pleased we were to have an ‘everything’<br />

shop. Wanstead had been sadly lacking in<br />

such a thing, especially after Brian Jobber<br />

of the much-loved Andrews hardware<br />

and everything else shop had retired. An<br />

‘everything’ shop is what every high street<br />

needs and many are sadly devoid of such<br />

a thing.<br />

The first thing Maz did when the shop opened<br />

was to invite customers to list what they<br />

would like him to stock. He has continued in<br />

that vein ever since. Maz will get anything for<br />

you. If it’s not at the wholesalers, he’ll order<br />

it on Amazon. Either way, it will arrive at the<br />

shop or at your door if bulky. At some time,<br />

the ‘everything’ expanded to include plants,<br />

seeds and associated garden stock, wool and<br />

haberdashery.<br />

The Wanstead Community Gardeners have<br />

greatly appreciated Maz’s unfailing generosity<br />

over the years. Any spring bulbs not sold came<br />

to us. Thus, the daffodils along the fence by<br />

the wide grass verge in Wanstead Place are all<br />

from Maz, and more get planted every year.<br />

In the Gravel Garden over the far side of<br />

George Green, the first spring flowers that<br />

appear are the hyacinths, all from Maz.<br />

We have never paid full price for anything<br />

bought for the community gardens, whether<br />

plants, hose connections, water butt taps or<br />

whatever. Joy of joy, he was always happy<br />

to lend us his battery drill. So useful when<br />

a trailing cable would create all sorts of<br />

problems. Maz’s generosity to our group has<br />

been a generosity to Wanstead.<br />

Now, after years of working long hours, it’s<br />

time for Maz to retire. How lucky we were<br />

to have him for the past 24 years! The new<br />

owners have a similar shop in Queen’s Road,<br />

Buckhurst Hill and hopefully will continue<br />

with the same stock, but without the wools<br />

and maybe the plants. That would be a pity!<br />

Perhaps we can persuade them to continue<br />

with the plants. So many people buy them<br />

from Heads ‘N Tails and the display makes a<br />

welcome splash of colour in the High Street.<br />

Well, Maz Beg will be a hard act to follow. A<br />

person who has gone so many extra miles<br />

for his customers that he must have worn a<br />

groove somewhere.<br />

We will miss him, but he goes with our very<br />

best wishes and appreciation of the difference<br />

his presence has made to our community. Well<br />

done, Maz. Enjoy your retirement, whatever<br />

you do.<br />

Heads ‘N Tails is located at 21 High Street,<br />

Wanstead, E11 2AA. For more information,<br />

call 020 8989 6945<br />

© Russell Boyce<br />

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McCarty & Smith<br />

Window restoration and upgrades in Wanstead<br />

McCarty & Smith specialise in the conversion of period timber windows to<br />

double-glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements while<br />

preserving the character of your home. Our work is carried out with minimal<br />

internal and external disruption, so you can enjoy the performance of new<br />

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.<br />

Âdouble glazed timber windows<br />

Âpatented sash window system<br />

Ârestoration and resin repair<br />

Âprofessional draught sealing<br />

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For a free quote please email us at:<br />

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Established in 1980, we are a completely<br />

family run business.<br />

Whether you have a single broken slate<br />

or require a whole new roof we can<br />

provide the service you need.<br />

020 8518 8388<br />

07958 287 343<br />

coxandsons@outlook.com<br />

www.coxandsonsroofing.com<br />

- Slating<br />

- Tiling<br />

- Guttering<br />

- Roof light installation<br />

- Complete new roofs<br />

- Flat roofing<br />

- Leadwork<br />

- Roof reports for<br />

home buyers<br />

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 />

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S W Radley Electrical Contractors has over 35 years of experience.<br />

A family run business and one that prides itself on quality, honest<br />

and affordable services to our clients.<br />

• House re-wire<br />

• Installation of new circuits<br />

• Internal and external lighting<br />

• Consumer unit replacement<br />

• Lighting installation<br />

• Testing and inspection<br />

Call 07836 769 209 or 020 8556 5253<br />

• Fault finding and correction<br />

• Temporary power supply<br />

• Generator installations<br />

• Installing external power<br />

• All types of commercial work<br />

• Industrial work<br />

swradleyelectrical.com<br />

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Walk<br />

this way<br />

Alison O’Connor established Tinder Sticks<br />

in 2018 to encourage people to connect<br />

with nature. Here, the former Epping<br />

Forest Keeper explains why the project’s<br />

guided walks in Wanstead Park are so<br />

much more than just a walk in the woods<br />

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Park, Hollow Ponds and Highams Park Lake.<br />

Running on Tuesday mornings at 10am, these<br />

free events are for adults. We walk, explore<br />

and discover new parts of the Forest. But we<br />

also deliver nature-connection workshops,<br />

such as wild flower drawing, mindfulness<br />

and bushcraft activities, including foraging,<br />

campfire cooking, whittling and even making<br />

string and jewellery from plants and trees.<br />

I<br />

live, love and worked in Epping Forest,<br />

spending five years as a Forest Keeper on<br />

Wanstead Flats and Wanstead Park from<br />

2003 to 2007. That part of the Forest will<br />

always hold a special place in my heart, so<br />

when I heard of the opportunity to share<br />

my passion for it, I jumped at the chance!<br />

Four years ago, I set up Tinder Sticks, a social<br />

enterprise dedicated to getting people<br />

outdoor confident. We do this through nature<br />

connection and bushcraft activities, which<br />

we provide for children, families and adults<br />

in Epping Forest, Hainault Forest and at<br />

Eastbrookend Country Park in Dagenham.<br />

We are committed to breaking down the<br />

socio-economic barriers stopping people from<br />

accessing and enjoying the outdoors, and as<br />

a Community Interest Company, we can apply<br />

for funding to ensure everybody has access<br />

to our events. We strive to make a percentage<br />

of all of our events free or partially funded for<br />

individuals and families on a low income.<br />

In March, we were awarded funding from<br />

The City Bridge Trust to improve access to<br />

Epping Forest, and in April, launched ‘A Walk<br />

in the Woods’. Our project runs from April to<br />

November and is made up of monthly events<br />

at three key sites in Epping Forest: Wanstead<br />

Being outdoors in nature has been proven<br />

to reduce stress levels and increase feelings<br />

of positivity. Now, evidence from the Mental<br />

Health Foundation shows us that the quality<br />

of our relationship with nature is part of the<br />

reason for its positive impact on our wellbeing.<br />

Often referred to as connectedness,<br />

a stronger connection with nature means<br />

we have a stronger emotional attachment<br />

to our surroundings and the mental wellbeing<br />

benefits increase. ‘A Walk in the Woods’<br />

does just that; it provides a deeper, stronger<br />

connection with nature along with showing<br />

you how to use the natural environment to<br />

thrive (not just survive) through the bushcraft<br />

activities. These hands-on activities will<br />

make you focus on the here and now, taking<br />

you away from the stresses and strains of<br />

daily life at home or work, and are known to<br />

particularly help people suffering from anxiety<br />

and depression.<br />

So, you see, these events are actually so<br />

much more than a walk in the woods! If you<br />

would like to join us, please sign up for free.<br />

At our next event on 14 <strong>June</strong> (10am), we’ll be<br />

hosting a discovery walk, looking for animal<br />

signs and learning about the trees and plants<br />

in Wanstead Park. Then, on 5 July, we’ll be<br />

looking at the different plants and trees that<br />

can be used to make string and jewellery. And<br />

on 6 September, we’ll be spotting signs of<br />

autumn as we walk to Bushwood and back.<br />

I hope to see you on one of the walks soon.<br />

And if you are part of a community group that<br />

may benefit from ‘A Walk in the Woods’, get in<br />

touch and I can arrange an event just for you.<br />

For more information and to register for<br />

the walks, visit wnstd.com/tindersticks<br />

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Restoring the Roding<br />

In the fourth of a series of articles, Thames21 Catchment Partnership<br />

Development Officer Will Oliver explains why he is in search of brown<br />

trout in the River Roding<br />

The brown trout is a species of fish<br />

native to UK rivers. Unlike some<br />

other native fish species which have<br />

wider tolerance levels, brown trout are<br />

‘picky’ when it comes to exactly where they<br />

call home.<br />

In general, they will only be found in rivers<br />

that have clean, unpolluted water with a<br />

range of high-quality habitats. The riverbed<br />

must also have areas of loose gravels free<br />

from fine sediment for the trout to spawn in.<br />

Some brown trout, for reasons still not fully<br />

understood, migrate out of rivers and into<br />

the sea to feed, before returning to rivers to<br />

spawn later in their lives (in a life cycle similar<br />

to that of a salmon). Known as sea trout,<br />

these fish require a river channel to be free of<br />

barriers, such as weirs and dams, to complete<br />

their migration. For these reasons, brown trout<br />

require the entire river system to be healthy<br />

and functioning as close to its natural state as<br />

possible.<br />

On the face of it, it may therefore seem<br />

misjudged to mention the River Roding in the<br />

same sentence as brown trout. The Roding<br />

has suffered degradation throughout the 20th<br />

and early 21st centuries and has been affected<br />

by sediment pollution from the intensivelyfarmed<br />

upper catchment, as well as pollution<br />

from road run-off, wastewater and combined<br />

sewer overflows in the more urban stretches.<br />

Sections of the river have also been dredged<br />

through history, removing the gravels that<br />

brown trout depend on for spawning.<br />

However, it’s highly likely the Roding would<br />

have once held good numbers of brown<br />

trout and there are still some areas in the<br />

upper Roding where the habitat and water<br />

quality remains good enough to potentially<br />

support some small, relic populations of the<br />

Brown trout have distinctive<br />

black and red spots<br />

species. Additionally, compared with many<br />

of the other major tributaries of the Thames,<br />

the Roding has the fewest barriers to fish<br />

migration.<br />

It therefore seems possible that trout could<br />

still exist in isolated populations within the<br />

Roding. If this is true, then work to improve<br />

the habitats and water quality of the Roding<br />

could encourage these populations to<br />

expand. If this is not the case, and pressures<br />

on the Roding have caused trout populations<br />

to undergo localised extinctions, then it is<br />

possible that by improving spawning habitats<br />

and making barriers to migration passable,<br />

sea trout – which are known to be present in<br />

the Thames Estuary – could be encouraged<br />

to return to the river to spawn. Generally<br />

improving the water quality and health of our<br />

rivers will, in turn, attract a greater variety of<br />

wildlife and plants.<br />

If you have seen or caught brown trout in the<br />

Roding or any of its tributaries, then we would<br />

love to hear from you.<br />

For more information on the Thames21<br />

project and to get in touch, email<br />

will.oliver@thames21.org.uk<br />

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Weald Hall<br />

Landscapes<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes are experts in<br />

Indian Sandstone, Block Paving, Decking,<br />

Fencing, Patios and Driveways.<br />

We are based in Wanstead<br />

and have over 25 years<br />

experience in the trade.<br />

Working with clients throughout<br />

Essex, London and Herts, delivering<br />

bespoke solutions on all sizes of<br />

driveways and gardens, ranging from<br />

urban courtyards to country estates.<br />

Our Services include:<br />

• All driveways and patios<br />

• Indian sandstone paving<br />

• Block paving<br />

• Fencing<br />

• All Brickwork<br />

• Turfing<br />

• Decking<br />

• Garden paths<br />

Contact us for more information, or a FREE estimate:<br />

M: 07734 107 353 / T: 01992 523830 / wh-landscapes.co.uk<br />

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1<br />

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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 />

16<br />

Eightyfour<br />

Gallery<br />

15<br />

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To Woodford Road<br />

Sylvan Road<br />

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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 />

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Photography at<br />

Eightyfour<br />

15<br />

84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ<br />

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

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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 13 Osteopath 8<br />

Doctors<br />

Church Path<br />

The Bungalow Café 9<br />

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place<br />

Doctors<br />

Chaucer Road<br />

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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 />

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A portrait of our<br />

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Photographer Russell Boyce has used a vintage film camera to create<br />

a historic visual record of Wanstead High Street’s shopkeepers,<br />

accompanied by their thoughts on the future. In the fifth of a series<br />

of reproductions, Wanstead Pharmacy steps into the frame<br />

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I worked on a picture story about small<br />

business owners in Wanstead. I used a<br />

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of the staff in black and white and then<br />

asked the business owners about their<br />

business and, crucially, what they think<br />

about the future of the High Street.<br />

Ali Mashadi, pharmacist and owner of<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy, said: “I think with the<br />

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seem to enjoy the experience of coming out<br />

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hopefully will lead to new avenues, and there<br />

will be a new retail section. But really, I think<br />

the future is what we make it.”<br />

The pictures were exhibited in Wanstead Park<br />

and on Christ Church Green. The feedback has<br />

been amazing. Countless people engaged<br />

with the whole series, reading each caption<br />

and then moving onto the next picture panel.<br />

On the last weekend of the exhibition, I asked<br />

people looking at the pictures what they<br />

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fears of the business owners and the use of<br />

the open space as a venue for exhibitions.<br />

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Pharmacist and owner of the chemists in<br />

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his brother Esmaeil, who runs the Post Office,<br />

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Street. Standing with them are Robert Mashadi,<br />

Ali’s son, Alex Mashadi, Ali’s wife and Aman<br />

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Listen and learn<br />

In the 26th of a series of articles, David Bird discusses the work of<br />

Redbridge Music Society and introduces the Albany Piano Trio, who<br />

will be performing in Wanstead this month<br />

Two of the main aims of Redbridge<br />

Music Society, now in its 73rd season,<br />

are to promote young, talented<br />

musicians and to bring high-quality live<br />

chamber recitals to the borough. This<br />

month, at Wanstead Library, the Albany<br />

Piano Trio – Judith Choi Castro (violin),<br />

Verity Evanson (cello) and Philippa<br />

Harrison (piano) – will perform Beethoven’s<br />

Piano Trio in E flat major Op.1 No.1, Dvorak’s<br />

Dumky Piano Trio in E minor and Judith<br />

Weir’s O Viridissima.<br />

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a diverse and innovative ensemble with a<br />

particular interest in programming works by<br />

female composers – both current and historic<br />

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trio music. The trio regularly collaborates<br />

with women composers, commissioning and<br />

premiering new works. To date, they have<br />

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BBC Radio 3), Emma-Ruth Richard, Charlotte<br />

Bray, Josephine Stephenson and Judith Weir.<br />

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​This recital promises to be a very special<br />

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KEYBOARD CONCERT<br />

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard<br />

Club event featuring Rod Pooley.<br />

Date: Wednesday 8 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.15–10.15pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £9; under-16s: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717<br />

JUN<br />

8<br />

AN EVENING OF JAZZ:<br />

THE ROOTS OF JAZZ<br />

A Grace Church Wanstead event.<br />

Date: Friday 10 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.45–10pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

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

JUN<br />

10<br />

LOCAL MAKERS<br />

MARKET<br />

Craft market showcasing handmade products<br />

from local designer-makers.<br />

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

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

Cost: free entry Enquiries: localmakers.uk<br />

OPEN WEEKEND AT THE<br />

AGE UK JUBILEE AFTERNOON TEMPLE, WANSTEAD PARK<br />

TEA AND SING-ALONG<br />

Wanstead Park’s visitor centre explores the<br />

Part of the borough’s Jubilee celebrations. park’s history through the Roman, Regency<br />

A free event for residents aged 50 and over. and Victorian periods to the present day.<br />

Date: Thursday 9 <strong>June</strong> Time: 1–3pm<br />

Date: Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 <strong>June</strong> Time: 12–5pm<br />

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

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

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

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

The Roots<br />

Enjoy<br />

Roots of Jazz<br />

an evening of live<br />

ts of<br />

music<br />

Jazz of Jazz<br />

and an exploration<br />

into the intertwining<br />

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stories of jazz and the<br />

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JUN<br />

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Grace Church Wanstead.<br />

JUN<br />

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JUN<br />

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Tracing the history of Jazz<br />

through its Christian roots<br />

supported by<br />

supported by<br />

supported by<br />

(Doors open 7:15pm) 7:45pm - 10:00pm<br />

Friday 10th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong> @ Grace Church Wanstead,<br />

Wanstead House Community Centre, E11 2NT<br />

email: minister@gracechurchwanstead.org<br />

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OUR LADY OF LOURDES<br />

SUMMER BALL<br />

Prosecco reception followed by fine dining, a<br />

raffle, auction and dancing.<br />

Date: Saturday 11 <strong>June</strong> Time: 6.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Golf Course, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: from £60 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ololsummer<br />

JUN<br />

11<br />

AT THE MOVIES WITH<br />

REDBRIDGE BRASS<br />

Classic sounds from the silver screen.<br />

Date: Saturday 11 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Aldersbrook<br />

Cost: £12 Enquiries: redbridgebrass.com<br />

JUN<br />

11<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Hosted by the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

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

JUN<br />

12<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

FAMILY BIKE RIDE<br />

Raising funds for a new playground in the<br />

park. The suggested donation is £5 to £10<br />

per family.<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>June</strong> Time: from 1.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park Tea Hut, E12 5HA<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/parkplayride<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

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12<br />

RDDC PRESENTS:<br />

MURDER MYSTERY<br />

Fish and chips or vegetarian meal included.<br />

Suitable for over-16s.<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7–9pm<br />

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

Cost: £21.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/murder12june<br />

WANSTEAD PARK:<br />

A WALK IN THE WOODS<br />

A discovery walk looking for animal tracks<br />

and learning about the trees and plants in the<br />

park. A Tinder Sticks event for over-18s.<br />

Date: Tuesday 14 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

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

JUN<br />

14<br />

LAUGH-ABLE COMEDY NIGHT<br />

WITH DON BISWAS<br />

A monthly comedy night showcasing<br />

comedians with disabilities and mental health<br />

conditions. Hosted by Mark Nicholas and<br />

featuring Don Biswas, Jenan Younis, Martin<br />

Potts, Rabiah Coon, Will Preston and Cameron<br />

Sinclair Harris.<br />

Date: Wednesday 15 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30–10pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/laugh15jun<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

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15<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10am<br />

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

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

ALDERSBROOK<br />

JUMBLE TRAIL<br />

Front garden stalls selling pre-loved items.<br />

Hosted by Aldersbrook Primary School PTA.<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–4pm<br />

Venue: homes across Aldersbrook<br />

Cost: £8 per stall Enquiries: wnstd.com/ajt22<br />

JUN<br />

18<br />

EAST LONDON ME/CFS<br />

SUPPORT GROUP<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>June</strong> Time: 2.30–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 07957 152 566<br />

JUN<br />

18<br />

CAPEL MANOR FLOWER AND<br />

GARDENS FESTIVAL<br />

Featuring displays from the Woodford and<br />

District Floral Arrangement group.<br />

Date: Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 <strong>June</strong><br />

Venue: Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield, EN1 4RQ<br />

Enquiries: capelmanorgardens.co.uk<br />

JUN<br />

18<br />

NORTH EAST LONDON<br />

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY<br />

A talk by Jerry Workman about the Apollo<br />

space programme. Free entry for new visitors.<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30am<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: stevek1951@hotmail.com<br />

JUN<br />

19<br />

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sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

enquires@sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

020 8509 6526<br />

enquires@sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre, Forest School,<br />

College Place, London, E17 3PY<br />

0208 509 6526<br />

SUMMER <strong>2022</strong><br />

CAMP DATES:<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> Camp<br />

Dates:<br />

Monday 11th July July until until<br />

Friday 26 26th August August<br />

Book Now!<br />

Book Now!<br />

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SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

PLATINUM JUBILEE MARKET<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–4pm<br />

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford<br />

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

JUN<br />

19<br />

ETON MANOR ASSOCIATION<br />

FUN RUN AND FUN DAY<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–6pm<br />

Venue: Eton Manor RFC, Nutter Lane, E11 2JA<br />

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

JUN<br />

19<br />

FLOWER ARRANGING<br />

DEMONSTRATION<br />

Rekha Naidoo presents to the Woodford and<br />

District Floral Arrangement Group.<br />

Date: Monday 20 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £7 Enquiries: 020 8508 9765<br />

JUN<br />

20<br />

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

MORNING SESSION<br />

Date: Tuesday 21 <strong>June</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000<br />

JUN<br />

21<br />

WHAT DIDN’T<br />

KILL US<br />

A talk by Jean Fullerton on behalf of The East<br />

of London Family History Society.<br />

Date: Wednesday 22 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07762 514 238<br />

JUN<br />

22<br />

ERNIE’S INCREDIBLE<br />

ILLUCINATIONS<br />

Alan Ayckbourn’s play is brought to life by<br />

Redbridge Young Theatre Workshop.<br />

Date: Wednesday 22 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

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

Cost: £12.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ernie<br />

JUN<br />

22<br />

OPEN WEEKEND AT THE<br />

TEMPLE, WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Date: Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 <strong>June</strong><br />

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

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

JUN<br />

25<br />

THE WITCHING HOUR:<br />

MEET THE AUTHOR<br />

Meet local resident Riku Fryderyk, the 11-year<br />

old author of The Witching Hour. Listen to<br />

some inspirational talks and take part in<br />

writing activities. Suitable for six- to 12-yearolds.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>June</strong> Time: 2–4pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

JUN<br />

25<br />

25<br />

A MIDSUMMER EVENING<br />

WALK IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Join Eleanor Toms to look at the way people<br />

have used Wanstead Park over the centuries,<br />

both before and since the sale of the contents<br />

of Wanstead House 200 years ago. An Epping<br />

Forest Heritage Trust event.<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>June</strong> Time: 7–9pm<br />

Venue: meet at Warren Road entrance, E11 2LS<br />

Enquiries: wnstd.com/efht<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

26<br />

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD<br />

PARISH MIDSUMMER BBQ<br />

Date: Sunday 26 <strong>June</strong> Time: 11am–3pm<br />

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

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wansteadparish.org<br />

SNARESBROOK PRIMARY<br />

SCHOOL SUMMER FETE<br />

A summer fete with food, drinks, inflatables,<br />

games, stalls, music and more. Wrist bands can<br />

be purchased on the day for children to access<br />

the bouncy castles and go-karts.<br />

Date: Sunday 26 <strong>June</strong> Time: 12–4pm<br />

Venue: Snaresbrook Primary School, E18 2EN<br />

Cost: free entry for adults<br />

Enquiries: christien@woodford.redbridge.sch.uk<br />

JUN<br />

JUN<br />

30<br />

26<br />

WP DRAMA PRESENTS<br />

HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN<br />

Hushabye Mountain reveals a world that has<br />

learnt to live with AIDS. Suitable for over-16s.<br />

Saturday matinee performance at 3pm.<br />

Date: Thursday 30 <strong>June</strong> to Saturday 2 July<br />

Time: 7.30–9.30pm<br />

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

Cost: £14.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/hushabye<br />

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FREE<br />

Redbridge Outdoor Arts presents<br />

Saturday 25 <strong>June</strong><br />

11am & 2pm<br />

The Rascally Diner by LAStheatre<br />

Everybody clap your pans and<br />

join chef Rufus in this fun-filled,<br />

messy performance about food.<br />

Suitable for 5 years+<br />

Outside Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre & Library, IG6 2EA<br />

Arts workshops with Barkingside Art Club<br />

Creative Ambassadors Youth Area<br />

Discover in a day Arts Award.<br />

visionrcl.org.uk/redbridge-outdoor-arts<br />

redbridgearts<br />

Saturday 23 July<br />

11am & 2pm<br />

Roll Play by Simple Cypher<br />

Hip Hop meets Circus during<br />

an uplifting performance.<br />

Suitable for all ages<br />

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Local community groups<br />

ART GROUP WANSTEAD<br />

For local professional and amateur artists.<br />

Organises the annual Art Trail Wanstead<br />

Membership is free. Visit wnstd.com/art<br />

FRIDAY SOCIAL CLUB<br />

Games, quizzes and socialising every Friday<br />

from 8pm to 10pm at Wanstead House (£3 per<br />

meeting). Call 020 8556 1585<br />

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD PARKLANDS<br />

Researching and promoting Wanstead Park.<br />

Visit wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

NATURE CONSERVATION IN REDBRIDGE<br />

A Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Facebook<br />

group. Visit wnstd.com/nature<br />

NE LONDON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY<br />

Meets on the third Sunday of each month in<br />

Wanstead House. Visit wnstd.com/nelas<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 />

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY<br />

Sharing photography tips and advice.<br />

Visit wnstd.com/photo<br />

ROTARY CLUB<br />

The Rotary Club of Leytonstone and<br />

Woodford. Call 020 3597 2921<br />

STRIDES BADMINTON CLUB<br />

Every Sunday from 3.30pm at Wanstead<br />

Leisure Centre (over-18s). Call 020 8598 8435<br />

WANSTEAD BOWLS CLUB<br />

Located on Overton Drive, E11 2LW (next to<br />

Wanstead Golf Club). Visit wnstd.com/bowls<br />

WANSTEAD CENTRAL BOWLS CLUB<br />

Located on Nutter Lane, E11 2JA and open daily<br />

from 2pm. Call 020 8505 7806<br />

WANSTEAD CLIMATE ACTION<br />

A local group sharing concerns about the<br />

climate emergency. Visit wnstd.com/climate<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 />

WREN WILDLIFE GROUP<br />

Promoting learning and conservation of local<br />

wildlife. Visit wrengroup.org.uk<br />

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


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fortiter<br />

faithfully<br />

fideliter<br />

happily<br />

feliciter<br />

co-educational<br />

independent<br />

For further information please contact<br />

the Admissions Registrar:<br />

registrar@staubyns.com<br />

020 8504 1577<br />

age 3 to 11<br />

central line woodford<br />

Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU<br />

www.staubyns.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 />

locally-based<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward<br />

Jo Blackman (Lab)07435 258 060<br />

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

Paul Donovan (Lab) 07741 197 406<br />

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Daniel Morgan-Thomas (Lab)07741 194 993<br />

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward<br />

Sheila Bain (Lab)07741 904 843<br />

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

Bayo Alaba (Lab) 07918 273 096<br />

bayo.alaba@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead<br />

John Cryer MP (Lab)020 8989 5249<br />

johncryermp.co.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Chingford and Woodford Green<br />

Iain Duncan Smith MP (Con)020 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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ACCOUNTANTS<br />

THP Chartered Accountants 41 & 60<br />

ACTING LESSONS<br />

DSP Performing69<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct26<br />

ART<br />

Geoff Wilkinson 4 & 60<br />

jmg Art 30<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 43<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks 65<br />

BEAUTY<br />

The Beauty Spot 9<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Finch Contracts18<br />

Glenward31<br />

North London Loft Rooms70–71<br />

Trim Loft Conversions49<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery57<br />

CARPET CLEANING<br />

Safeclean Chigwell 53<br />

CARPET FITTER<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick48<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s61<br />

British Heart Foundation60<br />

Oxfam61<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

DSP Performing69<br />

Eton Manor Fun Run 74<br />

Eton Manor Jubilee Celebrations13<br />

Midsummer BBQ 4<br />

Nightingale on the Green14–15<br />

Peter Pan42<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 43<br />

Redbridge Outdoor Arts81<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 79<br />

WO Sports21<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions26 & 84<br />

Problem Computers66<br />

DANCE LESSONS<br />

DSP Performing69<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 43<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating82<br />

MG Décor 38<br />

DENTIST<br />

Smile in London47 & 61<br />

Woodford House88<br />

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– Index of advertisers –<br />

DOG TRAINING<br />

Colin’s K9 Training Services 8<br />

DOG WALKING<br />

Doggies of the Brook 11<br />

DOORS<br />

Garolla18<br />

K&D Joinery57<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Homesdale39 & 60<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors 53<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates34–35<br />

Martin & Co29<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich 25<br />

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES<br />

An Evening of Jazz77<br />

Eton Manor Fun Run 74<br />

Eton Manor Jubilee Celebrations13<br />

Midsummer BBQ 4<br />

Nightingale on the Green14–15<br />

Peter Pan42<br />

Redbridge Outdoor Arts81<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 79<br />

FAMILY COACHING<br />

The Step Parent Coach 6<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish60 & 64<br />

FITNESS<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 79<br />

The Studio2<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead 10 & 61<br />

FOOTBALL<br />

WO Sports21<br />

GARAGE DOORS<br />

Garolla18<br />

GARAGE SERVICES<br />

Belgrave Motor Services 56<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens 30<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes 59<br />

GIFTS<br />

Creative Giftware 22<br />

Keating Jewellers12 & 60<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

E18 Handyman26<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions48<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers12 & 60<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons 22<br />

LOFTS<br />

North London Loft Rooms70–71<br />

Trim Loft Conversions49<br />

MORTGAGES<br />

Connect Mortgages 52<br />

OSTEOPATH<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths61 & 85<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Geoff Wilkinson 4 & 60<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Heritage Plaster Services27<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus 23<br />

Ray Stephens 30<br />

Wanstead Group73<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP66<br />

PUBLIC HOUSE<br />

Nightingale on the Green14–15<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

Robins Pie & Mash60<br />

The Bungalow Café44–45 & 61<br />

ROOFING<br />

Cox and Sons Roofing 52<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Avon House Prep School 56<br />

Park School For Girls19<br />

St Aubyn’s School 83<br />

Woodford Green Prep School 87<br />

SINGING LESSONS<br />

DSP Performing69<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash 67<br />

Wiseman Lee LLP 33 & 61<br />

STAIRS<br />

K&D Joinery57<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees 38<br />

TUITION & COURSES<br />

Tutor Doctor 7 & 76<br />

Wanstead House61<br />

VENUE HIRE<br />

Valentines Mansion5<br />

WASTE DISPOSAL<br />

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WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith51<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery 1<br />

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