Directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook

Editor's welcome: February 2015

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In pictures: local news and features

February 2015: featured business of the month

ABOUT – THE DUKE WANSTEAD Welcome to The Duke. We are a neighbourhood pub & dining room in the heart of Wanstead Village focused on delicious food, fantastic beer and a truly local vibe. Family friendly, dog friendly, date friendly, Sunday session friendly... Dining at The Duke ...

Tel: 020 8989 0014

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Barrow and Twine

Experienced local gardener, covering Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Aldersbrook, South Woodford and surrounding areas. Happy to quote for jobs of any size, including hedges, fencing, decking, clearance and regular maintenance, garden storage needs (sheds, bin storage, summer-houses etc). Visit my website to see examples of recent work. References also available.

The Wanstead Portrait Studio

Experienced professional photographer, specialising in natural, reportage-style child and family portraits. Forget the stylised backgrounds, ‘wacky’ props and forced poses you get with some studios: The Wanstead Portrait Studio takes a rather more natural approach, shooting in a reportage style and preferring to take advantage of the many beautiful locations in the area - Wanstead Park and Epping Forest are our 'studio'. And because Mother Nature and the seasons play a big part in the backgrounds and lighting, every portrait session is guaranteed to be unique. We also cover weddings, functions and any other event you can imagine. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more. (Twitter: @E11Portraits)

Acupuncture South East

Eleanor Henderson is a fully qualified, licensed acupuncturist with a BSc Hons degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). She began her training at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and completed the degree at the University of East London with a First Class degree. She also holds a Diploma in Clinical Practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre, China after working in two hospitals there. This three year course included a comprehensive study of both TCM and Western medical sciences to ensure a good understanding of the conventional illnesses diagnosed and treated by doctors. Alongside her work in acupuncture, Eleanor is also a qualified massage therapist, specialising in sports massage, pregnancy massage and lymphatic drainage massage. This all compounds her extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and western medicine. Eleanor has a general interest in women's health and treats from pre-conception right through to post-natal care and beyond. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress response and anxiety and this in turn may lead to a better hormone balance. Whatever stage you may be at, please don't hesitate to contact Eleanor to see how acupuncture may be able to help. Whether this is to aid natural ferility, offer support during IUI or IVF, musculo-skeletal pain or nausea during pregnancy, or helping with hypertension, insomnia, breech babies or induction, acupuncture may be able to help. Although the ideal treatment plan is to start working with acupuncture and lifestyle during the three months before conceiving as this is the optimum time period affecting both egg and sperm quality, whatever stage you are at, Eleanor would be more than happy to discuss how acupuncture can help you. All new patients are welcome to have a fifteen minute free assessment to discuss the possibility of effective treatment. In this way, you have the opportunity to meet me personally and ask any questions before starting treatment.

Useful contacts at a glance



Tel: 08457 90 90 90


Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel: 020 8988 9620


Community Legal Advice

Tel: 0845 345 4 345


Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0845 769 7555


National Debtline

Tel: 0808 808 4000


Council & MP

Redbridge Council

Tel: 020 8554 5000


John Cryer MP

Tel: 020 8989 5249



NHS Direct

Tel: 0845 4647


Whipps Cross Hospital

Tel: 020 8539 5522


Emergency Dentist

Tel: 020 8554 9865

Wanstead Pharmacy

Tel: 020 8989 0597


Wanstead Place Clinic

Tel: 020 8926 1450


Wanstead Village
Dental & Health Centre

Tel: 020 8530 2126



Wanstead Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8989 1172


Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8509 6526


Wanstead Library

Tel: 020 8708 7400


Aldersbrook Library

Tel: 020 8496 0006



Goddard Veterinary Group

Tel: 020 8989 7744



Tel: 0300 1234 555



Tel: 01767 693690



Wanstead Police Station

Tel: 0300 123 1212


Wanstead Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2796


Snaresbrook Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2561



Electricity - Power Loss

Tel: 0800 028 0247

Gas - Emergency

Tel: 0800 111 999

Thames Water

Tel: 0845 9200 800