IMG20211111131422The newly restored pond on the allotments is at risk of damage if Cadent uses the site. ©Stephen Lines
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 not be underestimated


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 fruition

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 people for whom the site is very important


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 involved

© European Union/Mallika Panorat© European Union/Mallika Panorat

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 are now many Afghans in need of similar help


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 looking at each species in turn, Nicola Steele discusses the steps needed to save one of our most endangered creatures, the hedgehog

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 playground’s secluded site