Car-free High Street and festival return attracts large crowds


Between 6,000 and 10,000 people were estimated to have enjoyed the Wanstead Festival on Christchurch Green earlier this month, with residents also cycling and playing on a car-free High Street, which was closed to traffic to promote active and sustainable travel options and clean air initiatives.

“The festival and our High Street event was a great opportunity for the community to come back together after a difficult 18 months,” said Councillor Jo Blackman.

The annual festival is run by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure.