An electric vehicle charging point on Halstead Road, WansteadAn electric vehicle charging point on Halstead Road, Wanstead

Cleaner & Greener

In the fourth of a series of articles providing an update on the Cleaner Greener Wanstead initiative, Councillor Paul Donovan (Wanstead Village, Labour) explains why the power of one should


Flat-out advice

Geoffrey Williams from local solicitors Wiseman Lee talks about lease extensions and explains why a government proposal that would reduce the cost of extending shorter leases may not come to

Nick, left, with his hairdresser IanNick, left, with his hairdresser Ian

I love Wanstead

From Wanstead Park’s tea hut to Wanstead High Street’s haircut, Nick Park explains why he loves Wanstead, having ‘discovered’ this ‘stylish surprise’ less than 10 years ago


Our green and pleasant land

Ahead of a virtual meeting of Redbridge Council’s new climate forum, Councillor Jo Blackman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride, outlines plans to improve greenery across the borough. Photo by Geoff Wilkinson

Michael Jacques and Clare GrantMichael Jacques and Clare Grant

A lot to lose

In the sixth of a series of articles by plot holders at the Redbridge Lane West allotments – which are under threat – Deborah Williams of Sprout There! introduces two


Streets Apart

Streets Apart – run by the charity Living Streets – arranges weekly walks for the over-65s. Project coordinator Tricia Edeam introduces the tri-borough initiative and urges Wanstead residents to get

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Welcome, back

Eleanor Taylor was part of a group that welcomed a Syrian refugee family to Wanstead earlier this year. As that family continue to enjoy a safer and happier life, there


Endangered in Wanstead

The Wren Wildlife Group, London Wildlife Trust and Wild Wanstead have compiled a list of 10 species at risk of local extinction. In the ninth of a series of articles

The site for the new Wanstead Park play areaThe site for the new Wanstead Park play area

Pledge and Play

The launch of the Wanstead Park play area crowdfunding campaign has been delayed. Pledges will now be welcome from early next year, says Gill James, who explains the plans for the

Wanstead Players’ 2016 production of Blithe SpiritWanstead Players’ 2016 production of Blithe Spirit

Dramatic pause

Amateur dramatics company Wanstead Players has relaunched itself as WP Drama, with a new home at Redbridge Drama Centre. Lindsey Sculfor explains the changes ahead of their first post-COVID performance


Pointing The Way

As the Friends of Wanstead Parklands prepares its funding strategy for 2022, John Sharpe looks at how money has been spent this year and explains why partnerships with third parties



Allowing a dog to utilise their acute sense of smell is important for their well-being, says Colin Spence, who runs dog training classes in Snaresbrook and now offers scent detection