Walks Past Wanstead

Russell Kenny and Paul Hayes have devised a series of self-guided history walks around the Wanstead area, which can be followed on a phone or from a printable guide. In the third of a series of articles championing these tours through time, we look at Wanstead Flats

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Why can’t you see me?

Wanstead teenager Grace Wolstenholme invites you to watch her YouTube channel for an insight into life with cerebral palsy. In the eighth of a series of articles, Grace sets herself some social media goals


Duck, duck, excuse

No more excuses. If we are to tackle plastic pollution, the plastic industry needs a rigorous shake up, says Wanstead Climate Action member Tina Nieman Da Costa. Artwork of Egyptian geese in Wanstead Park by Kathy Taylor

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To young kids, Joseph Elliott is a pirate named Cook. To older kids, he’s the author of epic fantasy novels with an unconventional heroine. And to Wanstead residents, he’s a neighbour as well


Crime of the Times

In the first of two articles, local dog trainers Colin Spence and Sarah Mcleod-Cerezo discuss how you can reduce the chance of your dog being stolen, an increasing problem yet to become a specific offence


Bereavement Café

Judy Noble is one of several volunteers from churches in Wanstead and South Woodford who have been hosting Bereavement Cafés since 2016. Having stopped in lockdown, sessions will now resume virtually

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To mark International Women’s Day, Wanstead resident Councillor Judith Garfield MBE talks about some of the problems she has faced as a woman in politics


Building Up

Permitted development rights in place since 1 September 2020 allow homeowners to extend upwards without planning permission. But it’s not without obstacles, says Derek Inkpin from solicitors Wiseman Lee