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

Editor's welcome: August 2017

The paradigm for the perfect pop group, according to music journalist Paul Lester, is still The Beatles: "You need the streetwise intellectual one (John), the softer, more reflective one (Paul), the quiet, experimental one (George) and the goofy, down-to-earth one (Ringo)." If there's a formula for the ideal band, is there one for the ideal high street? The perfect mix of shops is what's needed: the serious ones (banks and estate agents), the functional ones (butchers and bakers), the creative ones (florists and jewellers) and the relaxing ones (coffee shops and pubs). But how many of each? ...read more.

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August 2017: featured business of the month

Independent servicing and repair of all kinds of Dyson vacuum cleaners. Wanstead based: free collection and return. Refurbished machines available for sale. Poor suction and won’t pick up dirt? Motor cuts out/burning smell? Brushroll doesn’t spin? Filters or hose blocked? You don’ ...

Tel: 07873 313 222

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Red River Musicians

Red River Musicians is the Wanstead founded music booking platform providing live music to various functions around Southern England. We have solo performers, duos and bands across a wide range of musical styles. Whether you need some background noise for a relaxed function, classical accompaniment at a dinner party or a full band as the main event, you can find it here. We cater for pubs, restaurants and any type of private function from weddings to house parties. We have profiles for our featured musicians, but can provide any type of live music act for any function at any venue. So if you require something different or very specific, just ask and we'll be happy to help. All of our performers are professional, experienced and have vast repertoires, so up to three hours of music can provided if need be. If you are undecided as to which type of music you require, we are happy to advise you on an act we deem suitable for your function. However, we obviously also give you the option to pick and choose. We set up to become a local, community themed business and have been providing live music to venues and private parties in the area since 2014.

Destiny Travel

Hello, I’m Jack Leaf. I am a travel advisor with over 25 years’ experience arranging bespoke holidays to meet my clients’ needs in every respect, paying meticulous attention to detail. Whatever you’re looking for from your perfect holiday, whether it’s a luxury beach break, cultural itinerary, honeymoon that is perfect in every way or an adventure holiday – in fact, any type of holiday…contact me. It will be my pleasure to design the perfect holiday that will ‘fit the bill’ perfectly and leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Read more about me on my webpage or feel free to call me. My office is home based and you will often find me working outside conventional office hours. Therefore I am there when you need me at your convenience and I will provide you with excellent customer service at all times.

Charis Alexandra Training Ltd

NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON WANSTEAD HIGH STREET AFFORDABLE IT TRAINING AT COMPETITIVE PRICES CAT Training delivers a comprehensive range of IT learning solutions at your premises or our fully equipped training and testing centre. We adopt a tailored approach to IT training delivery, offering a choice of training formats. This ensures that the outcome aligns to customer learning needs and objectives. Our aim is to deliver affordable IT Training to competitive prices – we provide: - A wide range of IT training courses to suit all - Microsoft, Apple and Adobe - Delivery styles include 1-2-1, Groups, Public, Seminar and Tailored - Microsoft Certified Training and Test Centre (where candidates can sit Microsoft examinations under the necessary controlled conditions) - Training courses delivered at your venue or our comfortable, fully equipped Wanstead centre - Complimentary refreshments at our Wanstead centre - coffee/ tea and soft drinks - and morning pastries/ muffins. Catering can be provided on request - Complimentary laptop hire within the London postcode area - Complimentary access to comprehensive online training support materials - Experienced, Certified Trainers - Microsoft Certification Exam Materials and tuition support – including Study Exam Packs for those wishing to self-study, including exam voucher with a free re-take, practice tests and manuals - Competitive course rates

Useful contacts at a glance

Advice

Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel: 020 8988 9620

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Community Legal Advice

Tel: 0845 345 4 345

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0845 769 7555

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National Debtline

Tel: 0808 808 4000

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Council & MP

Redbridge Council

Tel: 020 8554 5000

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John Cryer MP

Tel: 020 8989 5249

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Health

NHS Direct

Tel: 0845 4647

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Whipps Cross Hospital

Tel: 020 8539 5522

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Emergency Dentist

Tel: 020 8554 9865

Wanstead Pharmacy

Tel: 020 8989 0597

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Wanstead Place Clinic

Tel: 020 8926 1450

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Wanstead Village
Dental & Health Centre

Tel: 020 8530 2126

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Leisure

Wanstead Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8989 1172

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Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8509 6526

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Wanstead Library

Tel: 020 8708 7400

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Aldersbrook Library

Tel: 020 8496 0006

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Pets

Goddard Veterinary Group

Tel: 020 8989 7744

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RSPCA

Tel: 0300 1234 555

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RSPB

Tel: 01767 693690

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Police

Wanstead Police Station

Tel: 0300 123 1212

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Wanstead Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2796

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Snaresbrook Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2561

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Utilities

Electricity - Power Loss

Tel: 0800 028 0247

Gas - Emergency

Tel: 0800 111 999

Thames Water

Tel: 0845 9200 800

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