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Our precious stones

Wanstead Park has been described as the jewel in east London’s crown. In the first of a series of articles documenting restoration work on the park’s 18th-century Grotto – a

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West End starts here

As the newly formed Wanstead Theatre Co prepare to perform their inaugural show this month, founder and professional actor Fiona Gordon talks about her plans to bring the West End


Green & friendly

Last month’s public meeting on the future of Christ Church Green was overwhelmingly positive, says organiser Colin Cronin, with residents now invited to join a new Friends of Christ Church

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Restoring the Roding

The Thames21 project is making improvements to the River Roding adjacent to Wanstead Park. Catchment Partnership Development Officer Will Oliver provides an update in the third of a series of


Fore girls

Having been selected as a Girls Golf Rocks venue, Wanstead Golf Club is joining others around the country in encouraging more girls to take up the sport. Club manager Danielle

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Street space

Dr Emilia Smeds from the University of Westminster introduces the EX-TRA research project surveying opinions on Wanstead’s street space. Photo by Geoff Wilkinson

IMG_7417The play area will be located on former scrubland behind the Temple

Nearly playtime

Work to bring a new natural play area to Wanstead Park gets underway this month. It will benefit not only local kids’ health, but will improve the park environment as

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History comes home

Redbridge Museum will open a new permanent exhibition later this year exploring 200,000 years of local history. In the second of a series of articles, Museum Officer Nishat Alam looks


End of the Road

Dear gas and oil, we want a divorce and we’re taking the kids, writes Troy Da Costa of Wanstead Climate Action, who believes it’s time Britain ended its abusive relationship