Making Ill will

Disputes concerning wills and inheritance can be tricky and sensitive, and the courts have jurisdiction to make changes, says Kavita Rana from local solicitors Edwards Duthie Shamash

65cc030e-c88d-4f37-b557-689a8f52a128Gillian Merron as a sixth form student

The high life

In the fifth of a series of articles to mark Wanstead High School’s 100th anniversary, former student Baroness Gillian Merron (class of 1977) reflects on her memories and a pathway

cottage-1Painting by Lady Anne Rushout of Grove Cottage, circa 1830

Well preserved

Rosemary Walker looks at the history of the Wanstead Grove Conservation Area and encourages residents to take part in Redbridge Council’s appraisal and management plan consultation


Listen and learn

In the 37th of a series of articles, David Bird from the Redbridge Music Society introduces local flautist Daniel Swani, who will be performing at Wanstead Library this month


On the case

Inspector Chris Russell, who oversees neighbourhood policing for Wanstead Village, Wanstead Park and surrounding wards, explains how the Baroness Casey Review is improving local policing

IMG_2606Last month’s public meeting was attended by over 150 patients

Cast off the island

The current operator of Aldersbrook Medical Centre handed in their notice last month. Paul Wildish from the patient participation group explains the troubles at the ‘island’ GP practice


Restoring the Roding

Environmental charity Thames21 is making improvements to the River Roding adjacent to Wanstead Park. River Restoration Support Officer Tyler Randall invites you to get your hands dirty (and wet)

Flats-degraded-1910Looking south-west across Wanstead Flats at Centre Road in the early 1900s. Picture courtesy of Vestry House Museum

Flat-out protection?

There have been numerous plans to ‘improve’ Wanstead Flats throughout history. Here, local historian Mark Gorman discusses seven such attempts

DSC_5410-copy_Nursery-Spider©Deepak Dembla

Park Life

In the ninth of a series of articles featuring the images of local photographers who document the wildlife of Wanstead Park and the surrounding area, Deepak Dembla presents his macro shot


Power planning

Anna Orpwood from local solicitors Edwards Duthie Shamash encourages you to put a plan in place for the future management of your affairs, and explains why Lasting Powers of Attorney are