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ISSN 2059-013X<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong> | FREE<br />

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Contents<br />

Features<br />

Something’s brewing ....................... 14–15<br />

Ready to read ............................................... 18<br />

Feed 350 ..........................................................22<br />

Centre of attention .................................. 26<br />

Deer here .................................................30–31<br />

Share and share alike ...............................34<br />

This ability ..................................................... 44<br />

Wild weekend .............................................48<br />

Nature first .............................................52–53<br />

A lot to lose .................................................. 56<br />

Friends at work ...........................................64<br />

Stitch in time ...............................................68<br />

Puzzles & competitions<br />

Sudoku .............................................................32<br />

Crossword competition ........................40<br />

Wanstead anagram ................................. 50<br />

Every month<br />

Local news .......................................6–8 & 10<br />

Wanstead map ....................................60–61<br />

Community events ........................... 73–76<br />

Community groups ..................................78<br />

Useful numbers .........................................80<br />

Index of advertisers ................................. 82<br />

Contact Us<br />

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Welcome...<br />

I don’t envy the national newspapers at<br />

this time of year. Schools have closed,<br />

parliament is in recess and politicians are<br />

on holiday. The mass media, hungry as<br />

ever for content, must allow serious news<br />

to take a backseat and indulge in more frivolous<br />

and often bizarre stories. In America, they call<br />

it the slow news season. But we have a better<br />

name for it over here. During the UK silly season, newspapers are<br />

often filled with stories about quirky events, strange occurrences<br />

and humorous anecdotes. It’s why the death of a large fish<br />

(Benson the carp, 1984–2009) took up most of The Times’ front<br />

cover on 4 <strong>August</strong> 2009. It’s why Yvonne the cow got so many<br />

column inches in <strong>August</strong> 2011 when she escaped after ‘sensing’<br />

she was headed to the abattoir. And it’s why in <strong>August</strong> 2003, the<br />

story of a record-breaking 14 people squeezing inside a phone<br />

box made the papers. So, spare a thought for the editors and<br />

journalists struggling for inspiration this silly season.<br />

Of course, this publication never struggles for inspiration.<br />

With this being the 210th issue, we’ve published an estimated<br />

2,000-plus feature articles to date, with at least the same number<br />

again of smaller news items. There’s never a silly season here.<br />

Yes, last year we did cover the death of Bruce the Black Swan<br />

and how the cows were missed when they didn’t return to graze<br />

in Wanstead Park. But to the best of my knowledge, we are yet<br />

to cover any phone box-related record attempt. An idea for<br />

any local political correspondents at a loose end this month,<br />

perhaps? But the point is, nothing is silly if it’s important to you;<br />

one man’s food is another man’s poison.<br />

I wonder if any editor will be brave enough<br />

to run a feature recapping past lighthearted<br />

articles to fill space this season.<br />

Now that would be silly.<br />

Lee Marquis, Editor<br />

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Photographer captures the essence of<br />

Wanstead Flats and its community<br />

A local photographer<br />

and filmmaker has<br />

launched a multimedia<br />

art project – entitled<br />

Common Ground –<br />

about the people<br />

who use Wanstead<br />

Flats. “The images<br />

are part of my<br />

ongoing exploration<br />

of the Flats. It’s a<br />

collaboration between<br />

myself and the people<br />

that love the area<br />

and use this space<br />

on a daily basis,” said Annick Wolfers, whose<br />

images are displayed along Leytonstone High<br />

Road and linked to online videos in which<br />

her subjects talk about what Wanstead Flats<br />

means to them. “Researching this project has<br />

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deep ecological uncertainty, it helped me<br />

reconnect to my local environment. The hope<br />

is that it will make more people aware of this<br />

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the future.” Visit wnstd.com/commonground<br />

New HMO<br />

licensing scheme<br />

Redbridge Council<br />

has approved a<br />

new borough-wide<br />

houses in multiple<br />

occupation (HMO)<br />

licencing scheme.<br />

“This means any<br />

property which is<br />

rented to three or<br />

more occupiers<br />

forming two or more<br />

households that<br />

share (or lack) a toilet,<br />

personal washing<br />

or cooking facilities<br />

needs to have<br />

an HMO licence,”<br />

said a council<br />

spokesperson.<br />

The new rules<br />

come into force on<br />

18 September. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/hmo23<br />

Portrait of Nick Croft and<br />

Mark Thomas, who helped<br />

develop a pond on the Flats<br />

Airport to appeal<br />

council decision<br />

London City Airport’s<br />

expansion plans were<br />

unanimously rejected<br />

by Newham Council<br />

last month, citing<br />

noise disturbance<br />

and environmental<br />

impact as major<br />

concerns. The airport<br />

was looking to<br />

increase its annual<br />

passenger cap from<br />

6.5m to 9m and to<br />

extend its cut-off<br />

time for flights on<br />

Saturdays from 1pm<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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London Fire Brigade unveils new<br />

‘holey hoses’ to tackle wildfires<br />

Local councillors meet TfL to raise<br />

concerns over changes to bus routes<br />

© Geoff Wilkinson<br />

The London Fire Brigade unveiled new<br />

firefighting equipment on Wanstead Flats<br />

last month. The demonstration of the ‘holey<br />

hose’ was in response to the increasing risk<br />

of wildfires. “It is a type of fire service hose<br />

with pre-prepared holes that creates a curtain<br />

of water reaching up to two metres high.<br />

The holey hose can be rolled out by all our<br />

firefighters, who have been undergoing<br />

enhanced wildfire response training in<br />

preparation for what could be another<br />

challenging summer,” said a spokesperson.<br />

Gardening volunteers needed at<br />

Redbridge Lane West allotments<br />

Local councillors called a meeting with TfL last<br />

month to discuss the proposed changes to the<br />

W12, W13 and W14 bus routes. “We highlighted<br />

concerns about the adverse impact on some<br />

residents who would get a reduced service,<br />

including a longer route around Leytonstone<br />

that would increase the time it takes to get<br />

to Whipps Cross Hospital on the W12. TfL said<br />

they’d take these concerns on board and<br />

will likely announce final plans in October,<br />

for implementation in September 2025,” said<br />

Councillor Jo Blackman. Visit wnstd.com/bus<br />

Members of Sprout There!<br />

on their allotment<br />

A charity based at the Redbridge Lane<br />

West allotments in Wanstead is looking for<br />

gardening volunteers. “We began over 10 years<br />

ago to engage adults with learning disabilities<br />

in the entire process of fruit and vegetable<br />

cultivation, harvesting, eating more healthily<br />

and learning skills for personal development.<br />

Even if you can only spare an hour or two to<br />

help us out on the allotments, it would be<br />

much appreciated,” said a spokesperson for<br />

Sprout There!, which is part of Ilford charity<br />

Uniting Friends. Call 020 8551 8800<br />

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with Arlene Dunkley-Wood<br />

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Local councillors urge NatWest not<br />

to close Wanstead’s last bank<br />

More than 2,000 butterflies counted<br />

on ‘scruffy site’ near Wanstead Park<br />

©Tim Harris<br />

Small Skipper<br />

Local councillors are urging NatWest to<br />

reconsider the proposal to close their branch<br />

in Wanstead. “This well-used branch provides<br />

a critical service for local people, including<br />

those who may struggle with online banking<br />

and find it difficult to travel further afield,” said<br />

Councillor Jo Blackman. The branch – the last<br />

remaining bank in Wanstead – is scheduled to<br />

close on 31 October. In a statement, NatWest<br />

said: “We’re getting in touch with customers<br />

and engaging the local community to talk<br />

through our decision.” Call 0131 380 6528<br />

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A local naturalist has recorded over 2,000<br />

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Wanstead Park. “Scruffy sites can sometimes<br />

be overlooked for their value for nature. One<br />

such site is the area of old football pitches<br />

near Royston Gardens. I call this Royston<br />

Meadow. I did a butterfly transect there and<br />

counted an astonishing 2,330 Essex and Small<br />

Skippers, plus a smaller number of other<br />

species. And this count is just of those close to<br />

the path, the true number in the area can only<br />

be guessed at!” said Tim Harris.<br />

Wanstead business owners invited to<br />

meet at local gatherings<br />

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Three Wanstead business owners have<br />

established a new monthly business meetup<br />

to foster local support and networking<br />

opportunities. “Held on the second Tuesday of<br />

every month at 7pm, the free ‘Keeping it Local<br />

Wanstead’ informal gatherings take place at<br />

various local pubs and eateries. The inaugural<br />

event took place in June at The Cuckfield,<br />

followed by July’s gathering at The Bull. It is<br />

open to all business owners in E11 and E18,”<br />

said founders Anna Potts, Carlos Gonzalez and<br />

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Residents support youth centre fun<br />

day ahead of council decision<br />

The Corner House Project has a new<br />

name to avoid confusion<br />

The Wanstead Charity volunteers delivering<br />

food and clothing to the homeless<br />

Over 350 people attended a fun day at<br />

Wanstead Youth Centre last month. “The event<br />

was designed to show what an invaluable<br />

community asset the centre is. Attendees<br />

enjoyed a range of activities, from basketball<br />

to boxing, as well as sampling the stateof-the-art<br />

music studio. We would like to<br />

thank the community for their support,” said<br />

a spokesperson for the Save Our Wanstead<br />

Youth Centre Campaign group. Redbridge<br />

Council is due to decide on the venue’s future<br />

next month. Visit wnstd.com/sowyc<br />

The Corner House Project has changed its<br />

name to The Wanstead Charity. “Nothing else<br />

will change; we will still work for the homeless,<br />

for victims of domestic violence and for any<br />

needy local people. Since we started in 2019,<br />

there has been confusion as people assume<br />

we’re part of the Corner House building (Allan<br />

Burgess Centre) on the High Street – where<br />

we used to have an office – and they have had<br />

to field calls and sort donations left outside,<br />

so the name change will avoid this,” said a<br />

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

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“Change is gonna come”<br />

Visit our fully refurbished centre and<br />

upgraded gym and fitness suite from<br />

1st September <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

No payment till 1st October <strong>2023</strong> also<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong><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 />

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Ale brewing has a long and illustrious<br />

history throughout the UK. Well into<br />

the 20th century, many a workingclass<br />

Londoner would have ‘enjoyed’ a<br />

few weeks of hop-picking in Kent, which<br />

served as a kind of paid holiday (for a good<br />

account of what back-breaking work it<br />

actually was, George Orwell’s A Clergyman’s<br />

Daughter is a pretty good read).<br />

By the 1960s, brewing had become a rather<br />

miserable affair. The advent of the pressurised<br />

metal keg, which could be transported more<br />

easily than the traditional larger wooden<br />

cask, and the disappearance of small local<br />

breweries in favour of the huge national<br />

corporations, meant that almost the only<br />

beer produced commercially in the UK was<br />

insipid, gassy and tasteless. However, this<br />

homogenisation also led to a brave backlash<br />

amongst those who wanted to save local<br />

brewing and preserve the ancient recipes and<br />

methods that brought subtlety of taste and<br />

significant variety to real ale. Nowadays, there<br />

is a huge flourishing of small breweries, many<br />

of them in London, and new technologies<br />

have meant both keg and cask ales have come<br />

a very long way from the dark days.<br />

As anyone who has ever watched Father Ted<br />

knows, clergy and alcohol together can be<br />

something of a mixed blessing, even if it is<br />

also a combination almost as old as the art<br />

of brewing itself! Monks were often master<br />

brewers when brewing ale was a healthier<br />

alternative to the often-brackish water that<br />

was available to drink. In later years, church<br />

bellringers became famous for storing casks<br />

of ale in their towers, which they consumed<br />

during services. I’m partial to a real ale myself,<br />

and as our very first Wanstead Beer Festival<br />

is due to be held in the parish halls at Christ<br />

Church in October this year, I thought I’d see<br />

what good beer Wanstead has to offer.<br />

My first stop was at the newly renovated<br />

Cuckfield for a pint of Neck Oil, an IPA that<br />

has become so popular in the 10 years since<br />

its inception that it can now be found canned<br />

in supermarkets. Brewed by Beavertown, just<br />

down the road in Tottenham, this is a beer<br />

to make the purists howl (particularly as the<br />

brewers have recently sold out to the mighty<br />

Heineken). Whilst Neck Oil might not truly<br />

qualify as a real ale, it is undoubtedly a quality<br />

beer: it’s light and citrusy, with an aftertaste<br />

of mango that strikes all the right notes on a<br />

summer’s evening.<br />

Next stop was The Duke, a pub which always<br />

has a great community feel and lots of events.<br />

Here, the pint of choice was Hopspur, a cask<br />

ale from Redemption Brewery Co, again<br />

Tottenham-based. Another citrusy ale, this<br />

time with a delicious grapefruit taste which<br />

seems to be all the rage at the moment. Not<br />

everyone likes their ale as sweet as this but I<br />

thought it was definitely worth its apparent<br />

Gold Medal.<br />

Sadly, the best beer in Wanstead cannot be<br />

purchased from any of our public houses, for<br />

it is brewed by the ‘Wanstead mystery brewer’.<br />

Famous for their beer deliveries on Oak Hall<br />

Road, the mystery brewer apparently regularly<br />

delights residents with free gifts of a range<br />

of home-brewed ales to rival any artisan<br />

brewery. Fortunately, the rector of the parish<br />

was able to sample a selection and can attest<br />

to the quality! We can see why house prices in<br />

Oak Hall Road are on the up!<br />

It’s clear there is a strong demand for good<br />

beer in Wanstead. If you like tasting fine<br />

ales, do come along to the first Wanstead<br />

Beer Festival. There will be an opportunity to<br />

savour a wide range of ales as well as other<br />

drinks, and to collect a Wanstead Beer Festival<br />

pint glass (no doubt soon to become highly<br />

collectable). Tickets will be on sale soon, so<br />

watch this space.<br />

On a more serious note, it should, of course,<br />

be acknowledged that a lot of people<br />

do struggle with alcohol, and if you’re<br />

reading this and wondering whether your<br />

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READY TO READ<br />

The second Wanstead Book Festival – part of next month’s Wanstead<br />

Fringe – is fast approaching. It’s time to get your summer reading<br />

ready, says Festival chair Giles Wilson<br />

The idea of long, languorous summer<br />

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But what to read? Pick up something new<br />

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half-finished books? Well, here’s another<br />

option. The second Wanstead Book Festival<br />

is taking place during this September’s<br />

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summer break for some pre-reading?<br />

Headlining the Festival is one of the UK’s<br />

greatest living authors, Jonathan Coe, who<br />

has been chronicling the changing nature<br />

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history and gives a few well-aimed jabs. It’s<br />

a fantastically vivid portrait of how we see<br />

ourselves, which makes him just the person to<br />

headline the Festival (and an ideal candidate<br />

for holiday reading).<br />

The question of how we see ourselves is also<br />

raised by Paterson Joseph’s The Secret Diaries<br />

of Charles Ignatius Sancho. It’s a novelised<br />

version of diaries written in the 1700s by<br />

Sancho who escaped as an infant from a<br />

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stereotypes about Essex came from. White<br />

stilettos and go-faster stripes led to Essex Girls<br />

and Essex Man – popular culture definitely<br />

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so close to Wanstead (and of which, until the<br />

1960s, Wanstead was actually a part).<br />

Helen Day will be discussing her work<br />

championing Ladybird Book artists. They<br />

captured another view on our recent past – a<br />

combination of neatly observed street scenes<br />

for hundreds of books which became many<br />

children’s gateways into reading.<br />

Artists have a particular gift of seeing the<br />

world about them, and this is the subject of<br />

the new book See What You’re Missing by the<br />

BBC’s former arts editor Will Gompertz, now<br />

artistic director at the Barbican, who will be<br />

jumping on the Central Line to come and<br />

speak to us.<br />

This is just a sample of the authors who will<br />

be taking part this year. The full programme<br />

– and tickets – will be available online.<br />

Details will also appear in the Wanstead<br />

Village Directory next month. And if you’re<br />

still looking for that summer read, you can<br />

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online Wanstead Bookshop.<br />

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FEED 350<br />

Suzanne Paterson from Tin in a Bin provides an update on their joint<br />

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Earlier this year, Tin in a Bin joined<br />

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to raise money through fundraising events<br />

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To feed 350 children who are ineligible<br />

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set themselves an ambitious target of raising<br />

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children throughout the holidays. Not only<br />

will families be able to eat nutritious and<br />

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opportunity to cook together and learn new<br />

skills as a family.<br />

For the last few months, there have been<br />

many events including quiz nights, bingo and<br />

a summer fair at Cranbrook Primary School<br />

and the Early Years Play and Development<br />

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way to go to reach our target.<br />

We will continue to raise funds throughout<br />

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CENTRE of ATTENTION<br />

In the third of a series of articles by those who have benefitted from<br />

attending Wanstead Youth Centre – which is under threat of closure –<br />

Jenny Steedman reports on the work of Forest Twins and Triplets Club<br />

I<br />

am the chairperson of Forest Twins and<br />

Triplets Club, a friendly, welcoming<br />

and supportive playgroup for parents<br />

of multiples. We have been running for<br />

48 years this year and we meet weekly at<br />

Wanstead Youth Centre.<br />

The centre is a lifeline for parents of multiples.<br />

I joined the club when I had my twins in 2016<br />

and it was such a relief to find somewhere to<br />

go and meet other multiple parents that was<br />

easily accessible with a twin pram. The help,<br />

advice and support given has benefitted so<br />

many families over the years and is invaluable.<br />

If the youth centre does close, then it is<br />

highly unlikely our club can continue. We<br />

have specific venue needs due to how much<br />

equipment we have to store, as well as access<br />

and safety requirements. So far, we have<br />

failed to find any other venue that can meet<br />

our needs. If our club didn’t exist, it would<br />

have an extremely detrimental effect on our<br />

members. Parents of multiples need our group<br />

to have a safe and supportive place to take<br />

their children to play and talk to other parents<br />

in the same situation. It’s hard enough to<br />

get out of the house with one baby; imagine<br />

having two or three! I have often had parents<br />

say they are too scared to leave the house on<br />

their own, but once they have been to our<br />

club, they are so pleased they did and are very<br />

grateful.<br />

If the centre closes, many new parents will<br />

just stay at home, which is really sad. They<br />

will miss out on a multitude of help, advice,<br />

friendship and support, and their children will<br />

miss out on socialising with other children.<br />

If the past few years has taught us anything,<br />

it is the importance of having a supportive<br />

community we can meet up with in person.<br />

To think these parents and children could be<br />

Jenny’s twins Leah and Luke<br />

outside Wanstead Youth Centre<br />

denied that is heartbreaking. And it is not only<br />

our group who would be impacted. There<br />

are lots of other groups for older people and<br />

children run there, which are so important to<br />

the mental health and well-being of all.<br />

The effects of the centre closing would be<br />

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will all the fantastic groups go? Will their<br />

members just give up on their favourite<br />

activity? Will people lose touch with their<br />

friends and become lonely? The effect on<br />

people’s mental health, fitness and well-being<br />

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I ask the council to invest in the community by<br />

refurbishing and updating the building so it<br />

can be kept as a vital centre for the people of<br />

Redbridge.<br />

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Deer Here<br />

Tricia Moxey takes a look at Muntjac Deer and<br />

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A<br />

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City of London Cemetery and Wanstead<br />

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naturalist John Reeves (1774–1856).<br />

John Reeves was the son of Reverend<br />

Jonathan Reeves of West Ham. John was<br />

educated at Christ’s Hospital, becoming a<br />

tea expert and respected natural historian.<br />

In 1812, he was dispatched to China by the<br />

British East India Company to search for plant<br />

and animal specimens of potential economic<br />

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the Zoological Society in London and so this<br />

species was named in his honour. Further<br />

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non-native species in 2019. They are protected<br />

in the UK under the Deer Act 1991.<br />

Muntjac Deer are small, stocky mammals<br />

about 45–52cm tall, their long back legs<br />

causing a hunched back. Adults weigh about<br />

14kg. The main coat colour is a coppery brown<br />

with a creamy white underbelly. The bucks<br />

have black V-shaped stripes on their heads<br />

and 20cm long, backwards-sloping antlers.<br />

The does have black diamond-shaped stripes<br />

on their heads. Both have protruding canine<br />

teeth, but those of the bucks are longer and<br />

used in territorial battles. Largely solitary<br />

animals, both bucks and does mark their<br />

territory with scent from special glands on<br />

their faces, which become inflated when in<br />

breeding condition.<br />

Muntjac are crepuscular mammals, feeding<br />

either at dawn or dusk on trees, shrubs,<br />

shoots, herbs, berries, nuts and fungi, eating<br />

at least 85 different plants and consuming<br />

as much as 8% of their body weight in a day.<br />

They also like eating bluebells! Although<br />

mainly vegetarian, they have been observed<br />

<strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

to consume insects, snails and other grounddwelling<br />

creatures. Their penchant for<br />

stripping bark off young trees and eating<br />

woodland plants has serious consequences as<br />

suitable nesting sites for birds are removed,<br />

leaving the ground unvegetated.<br />

When trying to deter predators or to attract<br />

a female, the bucks will bark for some time,<br />

sounding similar to a human with a smoker’s<br />

cough!<br />

Muntjac Deer do not have a set rutting season<br />

and mate throughout the year. The gestation<br />

period is around 210 days, with the does<br />

usually giving birth to a single fawn. A doe can<br />

become pregnant again just days after giving<br />

birth and her fawn is weaned after eight<br />

weeks. Young females reach sexual maturity<br />

within their first year.<br />

This species was first recorded in the northern<br />

parts of Epping Forest in the mid-1960s, and in<br />

subsequent decades have dispersed into the<br />

more urbanised areas, often seen eating rose<br />

bushes in gardens. They do feed on roadside<br />

vegetation and nationally may account for<br />

25% of deer collisions with vehicles. As they<br />

are much smaller than Fallow Deer, such<br />

collisions are less likely to immobilise a vehicle<br />

or cause injury to its occupants, and many<br />

such incidents may go unrecorded.<br />

Muntjac Deer have no natural predators in<br />

the UK. Wild deer numbers in Britain are now<br />

the highest they have been since post-glacial<br />

times, and populations of all species are<br />

increasing both in number and geographical<br />

distribution, but exactly which species and<br />

where is not accurately known.<br />

The London Wildlife Trust, therefore, needs<br />

your help in recording sightings of wild<br />

deer across the capital so their distribution<br />

can be mapped, along with an idea of<br />

population densities. This information will<br />

be used to develop future management<br />

strategies.<br />

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sightings, visit wnstd.com/deer<br />

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share & share alike<br />

After reading Paul Canal’s article about local car use in last month’s<br />

issue, Kris Sangani felt compelled to write a reply. Here, the Aldersbrook<br />

resident says motorists, cyclists and pedestrians must learn to share<br />

After reading the article by Paul Canal<br />

in the July <strong>2023</strong> issue of the Wanstead<br />

Village Directory, I felt I needed to<br />

write a reply. In his article, Paul claims<br />

‘idealists’ have declared a war on cars.<br />

While some may wish to blame an alliance<br />

of local government, cyclists and climate<br />

‘do-gooders’, the real reason it takes longer<br />

than ever to get from A to B is because<br />

there are more cars than ever before.<br />

Redbridge Council, TfL and Westminster –<br />

through a newly anointed agency Active<br />

Travel England – are trying to deal with the<br />

fact we’re not able to build more roads or<br />

allocate more parking spaces to accommodate<br />

a growing population in Redbridge and<br />

elsewhere in London. This isn’t an attack on<br />

civil liberties; framing it as a war on motorists<br />

has real-world consequences that could be<br />

fatal for more vulnerable road users, such as<br />

cyclists and pedestrians.<br />

No roads are being narrowed; some are being<br />

shared with other modes of transport. On<br />

Aldersbrook Road, for example, there were<br />

two lanes – one for each direction – 40 years<br />

ago, and today, there are still two lanes. But<br />

now, the council have managed to squeeze a<br />

cycle lane on either side. Residents are happier<br />

that motorists are not racing down the road<br />

between 40 and 50 miles per hour as they did<br />

when I was a child. The speed limit is now 20.<br />

It’s easier to cross over to Wanstead Flats on<br />

one side or Wanstead Park on the other.<br />

Paul’s article also claimed the parklet on<br />

Wanstead High Street costs the local economy<br />

£120,000 a year. Where on earth did that<br />

figure come from? A parklet is a pavement<br />

extension designed to provide more space<br />

and amenities for pedestrians who make up<br />

the vast bulk of visitors to our High Street<br />

Kris Sangani<br />

and who spend the most in our local shops.<br />

The simple fact is motorists, cyclists and<br />

pedestrians must share the road. That often<br />

means encouraging motorists to use other<br />

forms of transport if they can do so. A cyclist<br />

takes up less space on the road. Therefore,<br />

each car journey substituted means more<br />

room for disabled motorists who have fewer<br />

opportunities to replace their journeys. It’s up<br />

to all motorists to ration their car journeys.<br />

My parents were blue badge holders in<br />

Redbridge. In addition to free and priority<br />

parking on streets with meters, there were<br />

disabled parking bays, and you could often<br />

park on single and double yellow lines for<br />

up to three hours. The criteria for blue badge<br />

holders has recently widened to include<br />

people whose disability may be hidden.<br />

Additionally, blue badge holders get a free<br />

allocation of visitor permits if they live in a<br />

controlled parking zone – there should be no<br />

fear of isolation and loneliness.<br />

Given all the challenges we face, let’s have a<br />

sensible debate on road infrastructure.<br />

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month, visit wnstd.com/canalcar<br />

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Crossword competition<br />

Win a pair of tickets to Wanstead Theatre Co’s September show<br />

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Across<br />

1. Wish earnestly (4)<br />

3. Roomy (8)<br />

9. Impartial (7)<br />

10. Join email list (3,2)<br />

11. Sleepy mammal (5)<br />

12. Gambling place (6)<br />

14. Power of recall (6)<br />

16. Dried grape (6)<br />

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5. Crucifix (5)<br />

6. Short excursions (7)<br />

7. Of sound mind (4)<br />

8. Bowman (6)<br />

13. Unlikely winner (8)<br />

15. Type of bliss (7)<br />

17. Habitual user (6)<br />

18. Less difficult (6)<br />

20. Own up to (5)<br />

22. Erroneous (5)<br />

23. Singer Redding (4)<br />

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9 10<br />

11 12<br />

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14 15 16 17<br />

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

Theatre Co’s production of Breakfast with<br />

Jonny Wilkinson during the Wanstead Fringe<br />

next month, send your crossword solution to:<br />

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PO BOX 2491, Ilford, IG1 8JT<br />

Alternatively, email your entry (subject line:<br />

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Closing date: 21 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received before 5pm on 21 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date. Full T&Cs at wnstd.com/tc<br />

Congratulations to Dorita Friend of Rivenhall Gardens,<br />

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Wines in last issue’s crossword competition.<br />

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This ability<br />

The Disability Awareness Festival returns to Wanstead this month.<br />

Designed by people with disabilities, it’s the only fully accessible and<br />

inclusive festival in the borough, says Suzanne Wright<br />

Each summer, Redbridge Council,<br />

together with charity partners One<br />

Place East, Uniting Friends and<br />

Redbridge Forum, as well as Vision, brings<br />

the annual Disability Awareness Festival to<br />

Christ Church Green in Wanstead.<br />

Supported by local estate agents The Stow<br />

Brothers, the festival aims to promote people’s<br />

abilities and talents, challenge stigma and<br />

raise awareness of the support available to<br />

those with disabilities and to help them live<br />

full and independent lives. It attracts people<br />

from across Redbridge and beyond.<br />

The festival has grown in size year on year, and<br />

this year is looking to be bigger and better<br />

than ever. There will be information stalls from<br />

charities and other organisations who are<br />

here to help people with physical or cognitive<br />

disabilities or mental ill health. There will also<br />

be workshops including mindfulness, arts and<br />

crafts, circus skills and more. Alongside these<br />

will be sports, food stalls and our main stage,<br />

which will be filled with talented singers from<br />

local services and beyond. This year, there<br />

will also be a fashion show, featuring creative<br />

designs from people attending relevant<br />

day services. Festivalgoers will be able to<br />

contribute to the fashion show as well, by<br />

designing their own clothes along the theme<br />

of climate change, showcasing their work on<br />

Wanstead’s own catwalk in the heart of Christ<br />

Church Green.<br />

What makes this festival different is that<br />

it is the only fully accessible and inclusive<br />

festival in the borough. No matter what a<br />

person’s ability, this is the only festival which<br />

truly understands what people need as it<br />

is designed by people with disabilities. It<br />

features comedians, artists and musicians<br />

with a range of different abilities and<br />

provides information on how people can<br />

live independent and healthy lives. It is also<br />

the only festival in Redbridge to feature fully<br />

accessible facilities, including toilets, hoists<br />

and washing facilities for those who need<br />

extra support. This year, based on feedback<br />

from previous attendees, there will also be a<br />

dedicated time out space for those who may<br />

need to take a break for a little while, which<br />

can be particularly helpful for those with<br />

autism or other forms of neurodiversity.<br />

Margaret Summers, chief executive of One<br />

Place East, said: “This is an important event<br />

in the One Place East diary. People using<br />

our services look forward to taking part in<br />

the planning, preparation and delivery. It is<br />

truly an inclusive and lively event. Apart from<br />

people showcasing skills and talents, it also<br />

gives the opportunity to meet friends old and<br />

new, find out what is available in Redbridge,<br />

check out equipment and gadgets to aid<br />

independent living, to try out new activities,<br />

and most importantly, to have a fun-filled day<br />

where you can be yourself. Truly worth a visit.”<br />

The Disability Awareness Festival <strong>2023</strong><br />

will take place on Christ Church Green on<br />

9 <strong>August</strong> from 12 noon to 7pm. For more<br />

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

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John Cryer MP<br />

working hard for Leyton & Wanstead<br />

6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HT | Tel: 020 8989 5249<br />

john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk | johncryermp.co.uk | @JohnCryerMP<br />

John<br />

How to<br />

Advice surgeries:<br />

I am now holding face-to-face surgeries<br />

again as well as also still holding them<br />

by telephone, coffee mornings and street<br />

surgeries. It is important that I am accessible<br />

to residents. You can also still call, email and<br />

write to me at the above contact addresses.<br />

Newsletter: If you want to receive an email<br />

update from me about what has been going<br />

on locally and in Parliament, email me with<br />

your name and address and the subject:<br />

OPT IN NEWSLETTER<br />

Much of the casework<br />

I receive is time<br />

sensitive, and often<br />

my team find they can deal with it without<br />

the need for you or them to wait for an<br />

in person appointment. So please get in<br />

contact by email, letter or phone with any<br />

issue you have and we can work out the<br />

best way we can help you.Please have any<br />

relevant information about your case including<br />

reference numbers to hand.<br />

My team and I will do our very best to help.<br />

Email: jo<br />

www.joh<br />

Coronavirus continues to be a chall<br />

us at work, our businesses, schools,<br />

Information and my service to you<br />

ment of Health and Public Health E<br />

ance), travel advice and statistics on<br />

many such as over 70s and vulnerab<br />

To make an appointment to speak to me please call 020 8989 5249 or email me<br />

at john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk. My team and I will do our very best to help.<br />

This information can be found here:<br />

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic I<br />

I am accessible to residents. You can<br />

Until further notice my usual advice<br />

decided on telephone rather than vi<br />

To make an appointment to speak to<br />

– Wet FiSH SpecialiStS –<br />

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Wild Weekend<br />

James Heal, chair of the Wren Wildlife Group, reports on the success of<br />

the first Wanstead Wildlife Weekend, two days of exploring the wildlife<br />

on our doorstep through a range of family-friendly activities<br />

The Wren Wildlife and Conservation<br />

Group is 51 years old, but we are keen<br />

to keep adapting and trying new<br />

things to ensure we see our 100th birthday.<br />

Since 2016, the Wren Group has often<br />

organised an annual flagship weekend full<br />

of activities around the summer solstice –<br />

the purpose has often been to find as many<br />

species as possible: a ‘bioblitz’. This year, under<br />

the direction of Wren secretary, Gill James, we<br />

did something a bit different. We organised<br />

a weekend of activities again, but with more<br />

of a creative and even more of a family feel<br />

than previous years, and with a number of<br />

different partnerships. We even secured a<br />

small amount of funding. The first Wanstead<br />

Wildlife Weekend was born and held on<br />

24 and 25 June.<br />

There were some activities we have done<br />

before: a spider walk with expert David Carr<br />

(highlight was the nationally scarce jumping<br />

spider, Salticus zebraneus, found on some of<br />

the tree trunks in one of the copses); and two<br />

well-attended pond dips (where amongst<br />

many other things, a carp fry was netted). But<br />

there was also some new ground trodden.<br />

Particularly special were two art-themed<br />

activities, one of them led by Wren Group<br />

patron and international artist Dr Gayle<br />

Chong-Kwan. We partnered with the<br />

Newham-focused charity Ambition Aspire<br />

Achieve, and a small group of young people<br />

were able to explore their artistic creativity<br />

with Gayle’s help, and also explore the world<br />

of wasps, bees and other invertebrates with<br />

Wren committee member Dr Tony Madgwick.<br />

Watching the amazing bee-themed art pieces<br />

the young people created, or watching as they<br />

discovered one of the beautiful Jewel Wasps,<br />

Holopyga generosa, was wonderful.<br />

The other art event was led by another local<br />

artist, Jo Wood, who helped a group of adults<br />

engage with nature-inspired art. We also<br />

had Vision RCL leading a popular wildlife<br />

walk in Wanstead Park, a climate picnic with<br />

various child-friendly activities and a macrophotography<br />

workshop on Wanstead Flats.<br />

Watching children use a sweep net or look<br />

at an insect with a hand lens for the first<br />

time was magical. It was wonderful to see<br />

so many people come together and explore<br />

new ways they can embrace and support<br />

biodiversity. It was particularly encouraging at<br />

a time of such concern regarding biodiversity<br />

and the climate crisis. As Margaret Mead<br />

famously said: “Never doubt that a small<br />

group of thoughtful, committed citizens can<br />

change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing<br />

that ever has.”<br />

Finding new ways to learn about the natural<br />

world will inevitably mean we can attract<br />

wider audiences, and I am immensely proud<br />

of how Wren Group volunteers stepped up to<br />

the challenge. It has certainly set a high bar for<br />

the future.<br />

For more information on the Wren Wildlife<br />

Group, visit wnstd.com/wren<br />

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Catholic Independent<br />

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Joint-second prize:<br />

Margaret Woodley (left)<br />

Joint-second prize:<br />

Hillary Warren (right)<br />

Third Prize:<br />

Annick Bianchi (top)<br />

It is an honour for me to receive<br />

recognition for my work. It has been<br />

said that observation skills occupy a<br />

significant percentage in the painting<br />

process; I would say I have spent more<br />

than 50 years observing the target of my<br />

creative desires: nature. I observed the<br />

magic of changing colours from sunrise to<br />

sunset, shapes and tones, from my insipid<br />

office window, being unable to enter that<br />

amazing world of creativity for lack of time.<br />

I dreamt of that day of freedom when my<br />

hands would finally make my artistic desire<br />

a reality. That day came one year ago. That<br />

amazing world of colour and beautiful nature<br />

ceased to be a postcard but a part of my<br />

life. When I started, I was fearful of being<br />

disappointed with the results for lack of<br />

experience, but, surprisingly, observation had<br />

been working all these years!<br />

Birds are a masterpiece for me; their colours,<br />

perfect shapes and movements are a call for<br />

the brushes and paints.<br />

After having satisfied my first creative<br />

experience on my own using watercolour,<br />

I decided to enrich my artistic journey with<br />

technical knowledge. So, I enrolled on an art<br />

course at Redbridge Institute. However, it<br />

didn’t last long because of the pandemic, so I<br />

continued on my own. When lockdown ended,<br />

I enrolled on courses at Wanstead House every<br />

Friday with Karina Laymen, and this was a<br />

game-changing point in my creative journey.<br />

I learnt many mediums and techniques, my<br />

favourite being soft pastels, which give a great<br />

scope of possibilities and the ability to correct<br />

mistakes, due to their malleability. Since I<br />

attended that lesson on soft pastels, I fell in<br />

love with the medium.<br />

For this picture, I used Rembrandt Soft Pastels.<br />

I took my inspiration from a picture of birds in<br />

an English landscape after a rainy day, where<br />

the drops of water left a string of diamonds<br />

decorating the delicate branches that hold<br />

this adorable couple of House Sparrows.<br />

Painting nature is, for me, a kind of humble<br />

admiration and participation in such a perfect<br />

creation, where we can find sophisticated<br />

architecture formed by the petals of a flower,<br />

the depth of a cat’s eyes or the amazing<br />

transition of light crossing the drops of the<br />

dew sparkling many colours and glares. All<br />

of that is made possible by our own hands,<br />

through observation and technique. I strongly<br />

recommend these courses to make your<br />

creative desires come true.<br />

The competition was organised by art<br />

tutor and illustrator Karina Laymen<br />

(visit wnstd.com/karina). The judges<br />

were Christopher Thomas, Anna Bisset,<br />

Brenda Coyle and Patrick Purcell.<br />

For more information on art courses at<br />

Wanstead House, visit wnstd.com/house<br />

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Nature<br />

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Rainy Day by Satomi McHale was<br />

awarded first prize in an art<br />

competition at Wanstead House<br />

last month. Here, the nature<br />

lover introduces her work<br />

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A LOT TO LOSE<br />

In the 17th of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West<br />

allotments, Sally Parker explains her frustration with Cadent’s lack of<br />

communication as the gas company delays work on the site<br />

In March 2021, the energy infrastructure<br />

company Cadent announced to plot<br />

holders that they needed to take over<br />

the Redbridge Lane West allotment site for<br />

a couple of years or so while they carried<br />

out upgrade work to their adjacent gas<br />

station. Part of Cadent’s proposals included<br />

creating a car park for their contractors, as<br />

well as putting heavy equipment on site,<br />

thus ruining our plots and the biodiverse<br />

habitat.<br />

Following pressure from plot holders<br />

and Redbridge Council, together with a<br />

well-supported petition, Cadent found an<br />

alternative site for their compound, but they<br />

still said they needed to use allotment land<br />

while they built a new electrified security<br />

fence. It was only later that it became clear<br />

that the loss of some allotment land along<br />

the current Cadent boundary, including many<br />

large trees, would be permanent.<br />

The works were scheduled to start in spring<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, but we have recently discovered that it<br />

may now be this winter before that happens.<br />

We also learnt that a contractor has not yet<br />

been appointed. Cadent has not had the<br />

courtesy to communicate this to plot holders<br />

and has not provided the promised updates.<br />

One of the consequences of the delay is that<br />

those tenants who vacated their plots last<br />

summer at Cadent’s request could in fact have<br />

enjoyed a whole year of gardening; instead,<br />

their vacated plots are now completely<br />

overgrown, unsightly and, of course, not<br />

productive. Cadent have made no apology or<br />

explanation or indeed offered compensation.<br />

10 months longer than the original target<br />

date of summer 2022. Cadent had promised<br />

to provide “experts to help with soil, planting,<br />

landscaping, making an inventory and<br />

matching the conditions of plots as closely<br />

as possible”. This statement is still on their<br />

website. It is far from our experience. The<br />

management and provision of resources for<br />

establishing the new plots has been woefully<br />

inadequate and some of the specifications<br />

agreed by Cadent with individual plot holders<br />

at Cadent’s request have not been fulfilled.<br />

Cadent’s communication with plot holders<br />

throughout the process has been poor.<br />

It has been and still is a miserable experience<br />

and we have at least two more years of<br />

disruption to endure while Cadent takes over<br />

about a quarter of our site and then returns<br />

not quite all of it in a supposedly improved<br />

condition.<br />

I read very recently that Cadent made a profit<br />

of £344m in 2022, so I don’t expect that a<br />

little allotment site or the people who use it<br />

are really of much consequence to them. It<br />

certainly feels like that.<br />

©Stephen Lines<br />

Meanwhile, the work by Cadent to establish<br />

new plots for five of the plot holders who<br />

have lost their land permanently has been<br />

excruciatingly protracted, taking over<br />

For more information on Cadent’s plans,<br />

visit wnstd.com/cadentplan<br />

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Friends at work<br />

In the first of two articles looking at the work taking place to improve<br />

Wanstead Park, the Friends of Wanstead Parklands’ new chairman<br />

Peter Brimson reports on the park’s Temple and Grotto<br />

I<br />

was elected as chairman of the Friends<br />

of Wanstead Parklands earlier this year,<br />

after the resignation of our previous<br />

chair John Sharpe. John did a fantastic job,<br />

bringing hard work and problem-solving<br />

skills to the task, which increased our<br />

effectiveness as a group. I hope I can do at<br />

least half as well.<br />

I am no great expert on Wanstead Park, but<br />

I take great confidence from the experience<br />

and knowledge within our current committee.<br />

We have expertise on the park’s history, event<br />

organising, botany, ecology and wildlife.<br />

Looking to the future, it seems we will have a<br />

crowded agenda given recent developments<br />

against the continuing backdrop of the<br />

Corporation of London (who manage the<br />

park) reorganisation and the consequent<br />

depletion of Epping Forest staff. This has led<br />

to more uncertainty about how and when<br />

some forest projects will be taken forward. The<br />

Corporation assures us that all vacancies will<br />

be filled by September this year.<br />

Despite this backdrop, some projects<br />

are being taken forward. Epping Forest<br />

staff have worked hard despite the above<br />

difficulties to implement the Woodland Play<br />

Area in Wanstead Park, which was formally<br />

opened on 16 June. All of the money to<br />

fund the playground was raised by local<br />

groups, especially the Aldersbrook Families<br />

Association; and the Friends pledged £5,000<br />

to fund construction of a path able to take<br />

buggies and wheelchairs into the site.<br />

Other notable positive developments in<br />

the works concern the park’s Temple and<br />

Grotto. The future of the Temple is under<br />

active consideration as the building fabric<br />

is fragile and its future functions need to<br />

The Temple, Wanstead<br />

Park’s visitor centre<br />

be determined. A working party has been<br />

established by the Corporation of London<br />

to create a comprehensive management<br />

plan and a report is being drawn up to<br />

provide some options. One meeting of the<br />

working party has taken place and Friends<br />

representatives are keen to attend more to<br />

discuss possible uses of the nearby vacant<br />

park keeper’s cottage as a more substantial<br />

education and expanded visitor centre,<br />

together with a café.<br />

A project manager has also been appointed to<br />

move Grotto stabilisation on to the next stage.<br />

Walkers in the park will have noted recent<br />

work to the landing stage of the building and<br />

the recovery and on-site storage of original<br />

stonework. Further work is now needed to<br />

restore the historic building and prevent its<br />

collapse. Initial work will be undertaken to<br />

assess soil conditions underlying the site. The<br />

results will be used to generate options for<br />

the stabilisation of the Grotto structure. We<br />

all hope these efforts will prevent any further<br />

deterioration.<br />

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Stitch in time<br />

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Axiom DWFM looks at how keeping<br />

your building work paperwork organised may save you a lot of time<br />

and stress in the future<br />

The English language is rich in<br />

idioms and proverbs which we hear<br />

throughout our lives. “A stitch in time<br />

saves nine,” means, of course, that if you<br />

resolve a problem immediately, it may save<br />

a lot of extra work later. So, how does this<br />

impact on home ownership?<br />

If you are selling your house or flat and you or<br />

a predecessor have undertaken alterations,<br />

such as the creation of a through-sitting<br />

room or the removal of a chimney breast,<br />

is there a problem if you cannot produce<br />

the paperwork? Planning permission for<br />

alterations may not have been needed, but<br />

compliance with building regulations and<br />

the need to have a completion certificate to<br />

confirm observance will be vital.<br />

What is called a Regularisation Certificate<br />

application may be required if no building<br />

regs consent has been issued. Applying for<br />

this will cause delay to your sale and could<br />

sour the whole process and badly affect<br />

the chain both above and below you. You<br />

could be blamed by all concerned because<br />

the buyer or their surveyor are calling for<br />

evidence that the building works were done<br />

to a professional standard, and without proof<br />

that the regulations have been complied with,<br />

obtaining an indemnity insurance policy may<br />

not be an adequate answer. This is because<br />

the structural integrity of the property may<br />

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buyer may be concerned that they are buying<br />

a problem, which may not be answered by an<br />

indemnity policy. It all sounds like a potential<br />

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As a seller, you can provide an assurance you<br />

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his paperwork may now be mislaid. Part of<br />

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properly done. If not, the building work may<br />

be condemned as inadequate and, at that<br />

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Another issue is that approaching the<br />

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your buyer.<br />

The stitch in time therefore is if you get your<br />

paperwork organised at the time the building<br />

work is completed. It may save you a lot of<br />

worry many years later.<br />

Axiom DWFM is located at 9–13 Cambridge<br />

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FREE ENTRY<br />

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Community events<br />

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

AFTERNOON SESSION<br />

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

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford<br />

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

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RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT AT<br />

ALDERSBROOK LIBRARY<br />

Craft session for four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Tuesday 1 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Library, Park Road, E12 5HQ<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8496 0006<br />

AUG<br />

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TEA DANCE AT<br />

WANSTEAD HOUSE<br />

Hosted by Eve Wright School of Dancing.<br />

Date: Wednesday 2 <strong>August</strong> Time: 1.15–3.30pm<br />

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

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8505 0409<br />

AUG<br />

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NATIONAL PLAY DAY AT<br />

WANSTEAD LIBRARY<br />

A Teddy bears’ picnic rhyme time (bring<br />

your own furry friend) followed by games<br />

– including giant snakes and ladders – on<br />

Christchurch Green.<br />

Date: Wednesday 2 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–4pm<br />

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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Please note: all events are<br />

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Booking may be required.<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

COMEDY NIGHT<br />

Featuring Jeff Innocent.<br />

Date: Wednesday 2 <strong>August</strong> Time: 8–10.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Cricket Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wnstd.com/comedy2aug<br />

AUG<br />

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THE START OF SUMMER<br />

DRAWING WORKSHOPS<br />

Holiday drawing workshop with artist Nina<br />

Gore. Suitable for four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Friday 4 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3.45pm<br />

Venue: The Larder, 39 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wnstd.com/summerdraw<br />

AUG<br />

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SOUND JOURNEY WITH<br />

ARLENE DUNKLEY-WOOD<br />

Designed to help you relax and let go.<br />

Date: Friday 4 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30–9pm<br />

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, E11 3AU<br />

Cost: £25 Enquiries: wnstd.com/sound4aug<br />

AUG<br />

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MOTHS: CREEPY, HAIRY AND<br />

UGLY, OR ARE THEY?<br />

Tim Harris from the Wren Wildlife Group will<br />

give a short talk about moths.<br />

Date: Saturday 5 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: James Leal Centre, Ray Park, IG8 7JF<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/moths5aug<br />

AUG<br />

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WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

CHRIST CHURCH GREEN<br />

Date: Saturday 5 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

Venue: meet on Wanstead Place<br />

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

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WANSTEAD<br />

COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

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

Venue: Wanstead High Street<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

AUG<br />

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KEEPING IT LOCAL<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

An informal gathering for local business<br />

owners to socialise and network.<br />

Date: Tuesday 8 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7pm<br />

Venue: Daygustation Wines, 13A High Street<br />

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

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ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD<br />

CONCERT<br />

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard<br />

Club event.<br />

Date: Wednesday 9 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.15–10.15pm<br />

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

Cost: £12; under-16s: £2 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717<br />

AUG<br />

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DISABILITY AWARENESS<br />

FESTIVAL <strong>2023</strong><br />

A fully accessible festival including workshops,<br />

games and music.<br />

Date: Wednesday 9 <strong>August</strong> Time: 12–7pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church Green, Wanstead<br />

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

AUG<br />

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS<br />

IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger in Wanstead Park.<br />

A Quantum Theatre production.<br />

Date: Wednesday 9 <strong>August</strong> Time: 4–5.30pm<br />

Venue: the Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £16 Enquiries: wnstd.com/wind23<br />

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WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Some gentle slopes and uneven terrain.<br />

Date: Thursday 10 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am–12pm<br />

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

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

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MINI GARDENING TIME AT<br />

WANSTEAD LIBRARY<br />

Children aged four to 12 can discover how to<br />

plant and grow cress and decorate their own<br />

container using recycled materials.<br />

Date: Thursday 10 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

AUG<br />

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Scott Whitehead Trees<br />

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FLASHING BOTTLE<br />

TOP ROBOTS<br />

Make a mini robot from recycled milk bottle<br />

tops. Suitable for 8- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Saturday 12 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10.30am–12.15pm<br />

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

Cost: £4 Enquiries: wnstd.com/megamix23<br />

AUG<br />

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OPEN WEEKEND AT THE<br />

TEMPLE IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Explore the history of the park.<br />

Date: Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 <strong>August</strong><br />

Time: 12–5pm<br />

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

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

AUG<br />

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DANCING BOTTLE TOP<br />

ROBOTS FAMILY LEARNING<br />

Work as a family to create mini dancing robots<br />

using recycled milk bottle tops.<br />

Date: Saturday 12 <strong>August</strong> Time: 12.30–2.15pm<br />

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

Cost: £4 Enquiries: wnstd.com/megamix23<br />

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WANSTEAD PARK<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Date: Sunday 13 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am<br />

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

AUG<br />

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BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

MORNING SESSION<br />

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

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

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

AUG<br />

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FILM SCREENING:<br />

ENCANTO<br />

Date: Wednesday 16 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3.40pm<br />

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

Cost: £3 (kids: £1) Enquiries: wnstd.com/encanto<br />

AUG<br />

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT<br />

IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

A Quantum Theatre production.<br />

Date: Thursday 17 <strong>August</strong> Time: 4–5.30pm<br />

Venue: the Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £16 Enquiries: wnstd.com/peter23<br />

AUG<br />

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Cholesterol<br />

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Independent nurse-led clinical services in local consulting rooms<br />

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Is a health worry keeping you awake at night?<br />

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Book a discovery call to<br />

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email: enquiries@meducatehealthcare.com<br />

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Lead Nurse Consultant<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


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BAT WALK IN<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Mirza Rashid from the Wren Wildlife Group<br />

will lead a walk through Wanstead Park with<br />

equipment to listen to bat calls.<br />

Date: Friday 18 <strong>August</strong> Time: 8.30pm<br />

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

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

AUG<br />

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WANSTEAD COMMUNITY<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Help keep Wanstead tidy.<br />

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

Venue: meet at the Woodbine Place bus stop<br />

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

AUG<br />

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SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

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

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford<br />

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

AUG<br />

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EXCITING EXPERIMENTS:<br />

KNOWING NEWTON<br />

An interactive show about the life of Sir Isaac<br />

Newton, suitable for five- to 14-year-olds.<br />

Date: Monday 21 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

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

Cost: £2.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/megamix23<br />

AUG<br />

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FLOWER ARRANGING<br />

DEMONSTRATION<br />

Floral designs by members of the Woodford<br />

and District Floral Arrangement Group.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Monday 21 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30–9.45pm<br />

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

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

AUG<br />

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PIRATE MAZE<br />

OZOBOT ESCAPE<br />

Children aged six to 10 can discover ozobots,<br />

little robots that can move around and act<br />

based on colour codes.<br />

Date: Tuesday 22 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am–12pm<br />

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

Cost: £3 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ozobot<br />

AUG<br />

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SUPERHERO MASKS AT<br />

ALDERSBROOK LIBRARY<br />

Craft session for four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Tuesday 22 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Library, Park Road, E12 5HQ<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8496 0006<br />

AUG<br />

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MONSTER FEET AT<br />

WANSTEAD LIBRARY<br />

Craft session for four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Wednesday 23 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

AUG<br />

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EAST OF LONDON FAMILY<br />

HISTORY SOCIETY<br />

Date: Wednesday 23 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

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

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07762 514 238<br />

AUG<br />

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WANSTEAD FLATS<br />

FUNFAIR<br />

Date: Friday 25 <strong>August</strong> to Sunday 3 September<br />

Time: 2–9pm Venue: Wanstead Flats, Centre Road<br />

Cost: pay per ride Enquiries: wnstd.com/flatsfair<br />

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ROMEO AND JULIET<br />

IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.<br />

Bring a picnic and your own seating.<br />

Date: Sunday 27 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7pm<br />

Venue: the Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £18 Enquiries: wnstd.com/wp23<br />

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SUMMER HOLIDAY<br />

TENNIS CAMP<br />

For children aged five years and over.<br />

Date: from Tuesday 29 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am–4pm<br />

Venue: Drummond Lawn Tennis Club, E11 2HZ<br />

Cost: from £12.50 Enquiries: drummondltc.co.uk<br />

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SUPERHERO MASKS AT<br />

WANSTEAD LIBRARY<br />

Craft session for four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Wednesday 30 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

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

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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


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SUMMER HOLIDAY!<br />

John Parnham’s<br />

INSTAGRAM<br />

@PARNHAMFUNFAIRS<br />

FAIRLOP WATERS<br />

BARKINGSIDE • IG6 3HN<br />

Sat 5 th AUG to Sun 3 rd SEPT<br />

OPEN DAILY! 11am-7pm<br />

ALL NEW<br />

RIDES FOR<br />

<strong>2023</strong>!<br />

This Fair is Token operated - NO CASH ACCEPTED<br />

1 TOKEN £1.20 10 TOKENS £10<br />

TOKENS ON SALE AT BOOTH<br />

DINO!<br />

INVASION!<br />

MOST WEEKENDS!<br />

See Facebook and Website for details<br />

www.parnhamfunfairs.co.uk Telephone Hotline 07956 245531<br />

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Local community groups<br />

ART GROUP WANSTEAD<br />

For local professional and amateur artists.<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 />

A group campaigning for the preservation<br />

and enhancement of Wansetad Park.<br />

Visit wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY<br />

Meeting every Monday to share photography<br />

tips and advice. Visit wnstd.com/wwps<br />

ROTARY CLUB<br />

The Rotary Club of Leytonstone and<br />

Woodford. Call 020 3597 2921<br />

locally-based<br />

STRIDES BADMINTON CLUB<br />

Every Sunday from 3.30pm at Wanstead<br />

Leisure Centre (over-18s). Call 020 8598 8435<br />

WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD BLIND CLUB<br />

Social club for people with sight problems<br />

meeting Thursday afternoons (2pm to 4pm) in<br />

South Woodford. Call 07840 850 838<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 />

Visit wnstd.com/wch<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY FORUM<br />

Discussing local issues. Visit wnstd.com/wcf<br />

WANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY<br />

Meeting on the first Monday of the month<br />

(September to May) from 8pm at Wanstead<br />

Library. Call 07949 026 212<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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FOR SALE<br />

Wanstead<br />

BLAKE HALL CRESCENT, WANSTEAD<br />

4 BEDROOMS / 2 BATHROOMS<br />

£1,150,000<br />

Martin & Co Wanstead<br />

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RJ<br />

wanstead.martinco.com<br />

020 8518 8099<br />

wanstead@martinco.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead<br />

ADVICE & SUPPORT<br />

Samaritans116 123<br />

Citizens Advice Redbridge 0300 330 9063<br />

Community Legal Advice 0845 345 4 345<br />

National Debtline 0808 808 4000<br />

HEALTH<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital 020 8539 5522<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy 020 8989 0597<br />

The Evergreen Surgery 020 8518 8746<br />

Wanstead Place Clinic 020 8926 1450<br />

Wanstead Place Surgery 020 8989 1968<br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126<br />

Out of hours GP 020 3770 1888<br />

LEISURE & LIBRARIES<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre 020 8989 1172<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 020 8509 6526<br />

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400<br />

Aldersbrook Library 020 8496 0006<br />

FULLY LICENSED WASTE CARRIER<br />

EST LOCALLY OVER 20 YEARS<br />

WE DO ALL THE LOADING<br />

SAME DAY OR NEXT DAY SERVICE<br />

SINGLE ITEMS TO FULL LOADS<br />

HOUSE & FLAT CLEARANCE<br />

Tel: 020 8529 7589<br />

Mobile: 07944 502992<br />

arbiswaste@googlemail.com<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-emergency 101<br />

Crimestoppers0800 555 111<br />

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321<br />

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info<br />

Wanstead Village SNT 020 8345 3616<br />

Wanstead Park SNT 020 8345 3616<br />

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL<br />

Customer contact centre 020 8554 5000<br />

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670<br />

Housing 020 8708 4002<br />

Benefits 020 8708 5690<br />

Adult Social Service 020 8708 7333<br />

Children’s Services 020 8708 3885<br />

Report antisocial behaviour 020 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 />

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


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Homesdale (Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.<br />

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

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

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

•Residential care home with day care services available<br />

•Meals and activities included<br />

WE ARE NOT JUST A CARE HOME,<br />

WE ARE A HOME THAT CARES.<br />

Call to arrange a visit and a chat<br />

020 8989 0847<br />

ROOM<br />

VACANCY<br />

WITH EN-SUITE<br />

FACILITY<br />

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

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

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

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


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ACCOUNTANTS<br />

THP Chartered Accountants 19 & 60<br />

ADULT EDUCATION<br />

Redbridge Institute 4<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct 24<br />

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES<br />

Loud Architects 32<br />

ART<br />

Creative Arts Courses 4<br />

Essex Art Club Exhibition5<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 23<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks 55<br />

The Bathroom Fitting Company62<br />

BEAUTY<br />

Dr Sabba21<br />

The Beauty Spot37<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Finch Contracts 58<br />

Glenward27<br />

North London Loft Rooms 9<br />

Trim Loft Conversions 47<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery 25<br />

CARPET CLEANING<br />

Safeclean Chigwell16<br />

CARPET FITTER<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick50<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s61<br />

British Heart Foundation60<br />

Oxfam61<br />

Saint Francis Hospice60<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

Disability Awareness Festival45<br />

Kids World77<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 23<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre12<br />

Wanstead Festival72<br />

COMMUNITY & GROUPS<br />

Wanstead House61<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions24 & 78<br />

DANCE LESSONS<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 23<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating 6<br />

MG Décor54<br />

DENTIST<br />

Smile in London 41 & 61<br />

Woodford House 35<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

– Index of advertisers –<br />

DOORS<br />

Garolla28<br />

K&D Joinery 25<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Chestnut Manor Care Home 83<br />

Home Instead17<br />

Homesdale 60 & 81<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors 36<br />

EMBROIDERY<br />

Creative Giftware28<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates42–43<br />

Martin & Co 79<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich 65<br />

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES<br />

Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson40<br />

Disability Awareness Festival45<br />

Essex Art Club Exhibition5<br />

Kids World77<br />

Wanstead Festival72<br />

Wedding Venue Showcase 11<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish46 & 60<br />

FITNESS<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre12<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead20 & 61<br />

FOOT HEALTHCARE<br />

FAB Footcare 8<br />

FOSTERING<br />

Ryancare Fostering39 & 61<br />

GARAGE DOORS<br />

Garolla28<br />

GARAGE SERVICES<br />

Belgrave Motor Services 32<br />

DC Dodd Motor Repairs50<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens16<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes71<br />

GIFTS<br />

Creative Giftware28<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

E18 Handyman28<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions 36<br />

HEALTH<br />

Meducate75<br />

INSURANCE<br />

Charles Crown Insurance57<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers 10 & 60<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons 24<br />

LOFT CONVERSIONS<br />

North London Loft Rooms 9<br />

Trim Loft Conversions 47<br />

MORTGAGE ADVISOR<br />

Charles Crown Financial57<br />

OSTEOPATH<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths 33 & 61<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Geoff Wilkinson58 & 60<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Heritage Plaster Services 63<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus 59<br />

Wanstead Group 38<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP46<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

The Bungalow Café61<br />

ROOFING<br />

Cox and Sons Roofing54<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Avon House Prep School2<br />

Loyola Preparatory School51<br />

St Aubyn’s School49<br />

Woodford Green Prep School29<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Axiom DWFM69<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash 1<br />

SOUND BATH<br />

Arlene Dunkley-Wood7<br />

SPORT & LEISURE<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre12<br />

Wanstead Golf Club 66–67<br />

THEATRE<br />

Wanstead Theatre Co40<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees 74<br />

WASTE DISPOSAL<br />

Arbis Waste Disposal80<br />

WEB DESIGN<br />

Klarity Media20<br />

WEDDING VENUE<br />

Valentines Mansion 11<br />

WILLS & PROBATE<br />

Axiom DWFM69<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash 1<br />

WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith13<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery84<br />

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


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WANSTEAD<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

Chestnut Manor provides superb quality<br />

Chestnut Manor provides superb quality<br />

residential, nursing and dementia care,<br />

residential, nursing and dementia care,<br />

promoting independence and choice within<br />

promoting independence and choice within<br />

a warm, welcoming family community.<br />

warm, welcoming family community.<br />

To enquire about care or to visit the home<br />

To enquire about care or to visit the home<br />

contact Rosie, Home Manager on 0203 871 6070<br />

contact or<br />

Rosie, email rosie.monger@westgatehc.co.uk<br />

Home Manager on 0203 871 6070<br />

or email rosie.monger@westgatehc.co.uk<br />

63 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PR<br />

www.westgatehc.co.uk<br />

Chestnutmanorcarehome<br />

63 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PR www.westgatehc.co.uk Chestnutmanorcarehome<br />

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