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

Editor's welcome: April 2014

Take a moment to consider all the things you have missed. I am not trying to evoke any deep emotional response, with memories of missed opportunities or the like, but simply to highlight the vastness of happenings around us. As we each go about our daily lives we are required to filter out so much of that which our established routines do not afford us the time to focus on. Whether you see that filtering mechanism as a good or bad thing will largely depend on your outlook, but one upside is the pleasure that can come from discovering something new when our barriers to the busy world around us are allowed to drop. more.

In pictures: local news and features

April 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

Homesdale (Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd

Established in 1947, Homesdale is a Christian organisation offering residential care and sheltered housing for elderly people. We provide residential care for up to 18 residents who need a high degree of care, and have sheltered housing accommodation for over 100 more independent older people. We are a registered charity, regulated by the Care Quality Commission.


Lexographic is a small creative communications agency providing design and content services to our clients, who include small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organisations and charities. Websites - Magazines - Newsletters - E-zines – Blogs - Reports & brochures – Books & e-books - Promotions - Point of sale – Campaigns – Social media - Digital & conventional printing Clients include: Managers in Partnership, Seafarers UK, Association of Revenue & Customs, Systech International, First Division Association, Vox Supply Partners. Publishers of the forthcoming World Cup Guide USA 2014. Friendly, local & cost effective.

Child Clinical Psychologist

I am an experienced clinical psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I specialise in working with children, young people and their families to help them overcome difficulties and achieve their desired goals and plans for the future. I see children, young people and families who are struggling to manage all sorts of things. The list below is just some of the areas I may be able to help you with: • Assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, body image issues, stress, phobias, challenging behaviours, relationship and family difficulties. • Cognitive and/or developmental assessments (psychometric tests, standardised assessments and individually designed assessments and interviews to support children and young people to achieve at their best) • Symptom management techniques e.g. pain management techniques • Trauma work and bereavement support, including working with siblings and other family members • Coping and adjusting to living with a physical illness I use a range of psychological models and have advanced training in: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Hypnosis. If you would like to know more about these models please do not hesitate to ask. Appointments are booked by contacting me directly via email or telephone. I offer appointments in the evening from 6pm and on weekends at request. In some circumstances (e.g. for cognitive or educational assessments) I may be able to carry out sessions at your home address and/or at your child’s school. This will be negotiated on a case by case basis depending on your needs. My fees operate on a sliding-scale depending on your financial circumstances. Please contact me to discuss this further.

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