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

Editor's welcome: November 2014

"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it" – a quote from The Story Girl by LM Montgomery (1911). You can ponder the philosophical and biological constructs of memory as much as you like, but its hard to deny that the recollection of our lives defines a large part of who we are. If nothing else, our memories give us the capability to learn and adapt from previous experiences and influence our current behaviour. When memory fails us, it can be frustrating and, in the extreme, it can be debilitating. This applies to us not only as individuals, but as communities as well – the concept of collective memory is vital in how society perpetuates itself down the generations more.

In pictures: local news and features

November 2014: featured business of the month

Martin & Co Wanstead is locally owned and operated. We offer the power of a national brand combined with a personalised local service. We are the ONLY Award Winning, Dedicated, Lettings agent in Wanstead. This means that we focus solely on lettings not sales! Because Martin & Co are the ...

Tel: 0208 518 8099

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

JS Bouncy Castle & Party Hire

JS Bouncy Castle Hire you local bouncy castle and party hire expert. Established in 2007 we have years of experience and pride ourselves on a friendly but highly professional service. We have an awesome range of Bouncy Castle, Games & Attractions. Being based in South Woodford our team have unrivaled knowledge of the Wanstead, Wooford, Ilford & Chigwell area. We hold public liability insurance and all our units are tested on a regular basis.

Dougy's Dog Doos

Dougy's Dog Doos is a well-established, professional, and pioneering Dog Grooming service. Previously located in Walthamstow, I have now moved to the lovely Wanstead to expand my practice and I look forward to meeting all the beautiful new pooches in this area! I have 7 years of experience which I believe has left me with the aptitude to treat any dog, no matter how small, smelly, ratty or matty! To compliment my grooming service I also offer a doggy-day care service for dogs in need of longer stays when their owners are unable to look after them. I feel it is imperative to treat these wonderful animals as the complex and beautiful emotional creatures they are, and to further my practice I have undertook many behavioural classes to augment this. I look forward to meeting you,…… Please check my Facebook page for testimonials and pictures

Integrity PHG

Integrity PHG is an emergency Gas Safe registered plumbing and heating engineering company that covers the whole E11 postcode region of London such as Wanstead, Leyton, Yawnsbrook and Bow. They provide a 24/7 service and pride themselves on their reliability, honesty and ethics and they are not satisfied until the customer is completely happy with their service. So if you are in need a cheap, reliable plumber with rates starting from just £45 per hour for jobs booked with 48 hours notice, give us a call on 07944471799.

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