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Fence offence

With the skylark protective fencing on Wanstead Flats being vandalised, Wren Wildlife Group members Bob Vaughan and James Heal are keen to educate the community on the need for this



Tinder Sticks will resume its Walk in the Woods programme this month. Here, lead instructor Alison O’Connor explains why she is keen for people to connect with Wanstead Park and


Crying foul

Redbridge Council is cracking down on irresponsible dog owners following an increase in public complaints about dog fouling and uncontrolled dogs. Council Officer Jo Smallman reports


Any volunteers?

Volunteering brings communities together, says Nurun Begum, Volunteer Centre Manager at Redbridge CVS, which provides information, training and support to organisations and residents


A growing school

Local grassroots forest school and outdoor training centre ‘kinship in nature’ was founded in 2017. Now, directors Misty Twigg and Rhiannon Leyland are keen to share the story with the wider community

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Listen and learn

In the 31st of a series of articles, David Bird discusses the work of Redbridge Music Society and introduces pianist Victor Lim, who will be performing at Wanstead Library this

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Out of the blue

Visit the bluebells in Wanstead Park this month, then enjoy them in art form at St Gabriel’s Church, says Art Group Wanstead founder Donna Mizzi

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Nature of Art

Dr Gayle Chong Kwan is an artist and patron of the Wren Wildlife Group, with a particular interest in ecology, waste, landscape and nature. Here, the local resident reflects on


Reverend Reflections

Having chaired the packed Wanstead Youth Centre public meeting last month, Revd James Gilder of Wanstead Parish talks about hope, faith and turbulent politics in the first of a series

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Undressing the issue

Redbridge Council has partnered with a charity working to reduce the environmental impact of clothes, and residents can now book a free collection of unwanted garments. Council Officer Simon Stodel


Planning to fail

Over the last 10 years, Redbridge Council has increasingly excluded residents from the planning process, argues Paul Canal, who laments the decision to approve the Snaresbrook Station car park development