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

Editor's welcome: September 2014

September in Wanstead is becoming a little more exciting every year. Go back in time 12 years and the highlight of the local calendar was just a fledgling Wanstead Festival. Scroll forwards to 2010 and the festival was joined by the area's first art trail, which has quickly become one of our defining attractions. Now, in 2014, local residents also have an abundance of diverse events and activities to take part in, as the second annual Wanstead Fringe – which, with its community-organised programme, perfectly epitomizes all that's good about Wanstead – prepares for a week of fun, entertainment and information in the run-up to this year's Wanstead Festival on 14 September. more.

In pictures: local news and features

October 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

Tuina Therapies

Tuina Therapies is a busy 7 day a week medical centre in South Woodford. We have over 20 years clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Specialising in Tui Na Medical Manipulation and Massage, Sports Injury Massage as well as Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Reflexology, Cupping, Moxibustion and Indian Head Massage. We offer the following therapies: Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)- Acupuncture - Traditional Chinese herbs - Sports Injury Massage - Physio-Rehab - Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Indian Head Massage - Reflexology hand and foot massage... We treat a wide range of problems from Asthma to tennis elbow and with great success by usining both Western and Eastern medicine to get the best results possible for our clients. Please Call, Text or Email to make an appointment OR visit the website for more details. Wishing you the best of Health


LingoZingo language learning fun for little ones! French, Spanish Parent and Toddler classes (2.5-5yrs), classes for 6-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds, clubs in nurseries and Primary schools, Teacher Training for delivery of languages at KS2, private tuition for all ages in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese. The ethos is to build confidence, to have fun, to learn through active play within a structured and progressive programme. Classes currently available in Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, South Woodford and Wanstead.

Salmon Design

We provide website design and development services. Our approach is to provide a fully functioning website that really enhances your presence on the internet and brings you more customers and more kudos. We've designed and implemented websites for small and medium businesses that have gone on to increase their customer base and revenue. If you are interested in a new website or if you would like your website improved, please feel free to call us to discuss how we can help you - no obligation. To see our work please visit

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