Wanstead Festival returns this Sunday with a ‘green twist’

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The annual Wanstead Festival will return this Sunday (12 September) with an environmental twist.

“This year, our Smarter Travel Team has also ‘reclaimed’ the adjoining Wanstead High Street from traffic for the day, to showcase the fantastic environmental and sustainable options available to residents,” said a Redbridge Council spokesperson.

The High Street will be closed from 7.30am to 10.30pm between Grove Park and Wanstead Place and bus diversions will take place on the day.

Bus Routes 66, W12, W13 and W14 will be diverted via New Wanstead, Green Man Roundabout and Cambridge Park in both directions.

“Our green High Street event aims to promote active and sustainable travel opportunities; raise awareness of a healthy street approach, play streets, recycling, and the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, which comes into effect on 25 October 2021. Residents will be able to take part in cycling events including bike rides led by experienced instructors and the chance to try out fun cycles and tricycles. Our Neighbourhood Team will also be on hand to lead some play activities for our young residents as well as giving out information on recycling and guidance to help make your lifestyle become ‘greener’.”

All cycling events are free to participate in, but booking is required for the bike riding events at

The annual Wanstead Festival is organised and managed by Vision RCL. The main festival activities will be held on Christchurch Green on 12 September from 11am until 6pm. Visit

Author: Editor