School to construct reflection garden in memory of lollipop man

Plans for Derek's Garden

Wanstead Church School has won £3,750 from the Aviva Community Fund, having reached the final round thanks to online votes from local supporters. “Our bid for funding for our reflection garden project was voted a judges’ choice winner and means the project can now go ahead,” said a school spokesperson.

The garden – which it is hoped will be in place by the Easter holidays – will be called Derek’s Garden, in memory of lollipop man Derek Jarvis, who helped children cross Wanstead High Street for 10 years before he died in 2017.