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

Editor's welcome: July 2014

'You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family'. A statement that is largely true in a literal sense, but also one that carries an important figurative message – to make the best of that over which you have no control. Despite having no choice in our genealogical make up, family is, by and large, of paramount importance to most people. The idiom therefore acts as an important reminder that matters in which we have no say can still be hugely important and beneficial to us. A variant of the saying could read: 'you can choose your house, but you can't choose your neighbours', and this should hopefully offer some food for thought in the context of a community magazine more.

In pictures: local news and features

July 2014: featured business of the month

Traditional Barber shop at 1A Wanstead high street. No appointments needed just walk in. All ages, from children to OAPs welcome, offering good quality haircuts and hot towel shaves. We are also stockists for American Crew, Fudge and Fonex haircare products for men.

Tel: 02089893045

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Ace Security & Electrical Ltd

Protect Your Family & Belongings 24hrs a day 365 days a year with Ace a local company built on recommendation. Ace are based in Loughton and have many happy customers in the Wanstead area. To give maximum protection each alarm system is designed for your individual needs and circumstances by an NSI Gold NACOSS qualified expert. Every installation is guaranteed to NSI Gold Standards Engineers are fully qualified to NSI Gold Standards and vetted to BS7858. In our 33 years of protecting property and people we have installed 1,000,s of security systems to residential and commercial properties throughout London & the South East.

Tanning By Rosy

Qualifed Beauty Therapist specialising in Mobile/Home Salon Tanning in the comfort of your own home, hotel or event. With 3 years experience Tanning By Rosy is the one for you. Tanning By Rosy offers: Flexible appointment times High quality service guaranteed Feet pads & Hair Protection Disposable underwear Loyalty cards Want a free spray tan? Spray Tanning parties are great for a girl's night in, it's a chance for you to get together with a group of friends, have some fun and best of all come away from the party with a beautiful golden tan! And the bonus, the hostess gets her tan FREE and will also recieve a free bottle of bubbly! Travel charges may occur if travelling over a 5 mile radius of Wanstead. 07825017503

my fitness pro

myfitnesspro is MORE than just a personal training service, more than just 'move more & eat less'. We provide coaching and education on fitness, health & nutrition for effective & long lasting change. Based in East London and Essex, helping you achieve all your goals and get you the body you want , any time, any place. Our aim is to get you feeling more motivation, more energy, stronger & more confident. We provide a full gym workout in the comfort and privacy of your own home, your garden or office or if you prefer in a local park or outdoor space. We come to you at your convenience, when it suits you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, saving you time & costs. With a huge range of equipment, transported directly to you, a friendly, professional & accredited personal trainer will deliver a challenging, innovative & fun workout every time through a bespoke programme designed specifically for each individual’s goals based around their sex, age & fitness level. Training locally on George Green, the high street green, Wanstead Park, Bushwood, Snaresbrook Epping Forest and Wanstead Flats.

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