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

Editor's welcome: April 2015

Appreciation for the great outdoors is growing rather rapidly in the local area. In a month that has seen a huge amount of interest in the future of Wanstead Park, the successful completion of the first stage of a fundraising project to improve the playground on Christchurch Green and the rise of a new campaign to improve outdoor facilities for the children of Aldersbrook, the local community, it would seem, have a passion for both nature and nurture. It's certainly not the first time that mention is made of Wanstead's envious proximity to green open spaces and wildlife-rich parklands. And as we begin to build a vision for the future of Wanstead Park (see page 7); and as the Wanstead Playground Association and the Aldersbrook Playground Campaign go from strength to strength (see pages 32 and 46), we can take a moment to reflect on the community assets Mother Nature has provided us with (see pages 38 and 56). more.

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April 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


At Right at Home we aim to make a real difference to the quality of life of clients living in Loughton, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. Providing an exceptional service of home care. We do not just provide a CareGiver – we will work together with you as a team, in order to ensure compatibility and provide the additional support that your family needs with care in the home. Right at Home CareGivers encourage independence and are carefully-matched with your loved ones, to ensure their personalities are well-suited and that our clients enjoy being supported by that person in their home. Our clients’ daily routines and personal choices are given priority in their care plan, which ensures that we provide help in a way that they are comfortable and familiar with. Why not get in touch with us today to see how we can help you? We provide Home Care services within towns of Woodford, Chingford, Chigwell, Loughton, Wanstead, Highams Park and surrounding areas.

Listen Talk Read

Listen Talk Read is a local, independent Speech and Language Therapy Consultancy. We are experienced in helping children and adults understand their difficulties with listening, talking, reading and writing, and in providing training and strategies to enable more effective communication within their differing environments. Do contact us to find out more about what we can offer you.

Right at home Loughton, Redbridge and Waltham Forest

Whether a family member needs a little extra help around the house, assistance at either end of the day, or 24 hour support to live at home, Right at Home could be the answer. Our carefully trained and friendly CareGivers in and around the Loughton area provide help with a wide range of tasks including housework, shopping, cooking meals, washing and physical assistance, as well as personal and continence care. Our services are reliable, flexible and highly-personalised, prioritising our clients’ interests above all else. We treat our clients as part of our extended family and aim to become an indispensable part of their support network.

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