AGM 13th October

We love Wanstead badge

We love Wanstead badgeOn the 13th of October we will be holding our AGM in the Cuckfield Pub, on Wanstead High St, from  12 noon to 1pm. Come and have a coffee with us and let us know what we can do better, what campaigns we should be taking up or just meet the members.

Want to raise anything before the meeting – e-mail us on info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

 

Wanstead Festival Success

Wan Fest 2018

Wan Fest 2018The sun shone brightly for our annual outing to the Wanstead Festival which helped pull in record crowds too! The festival has been going, in one form or another, since 2003 and this was our chance to meet lots of new members and experience a great community get together. We must be one of only a handful of areas within London that has their own fringe and festival. But we have a lot of local talent to showcase and this event, now in its 15th year, marks the end of a week Wanstead based activities called “the Wanstead Fringe”. Well done to everyone who took part and long may this local gem continue.

 

2019 Calendars fly off the shelf

Each year the Society produces a calendar with photos generously supplied by Galley 84’s Geoff Wilkinson. Each year the calendar has been sponsored by Petty Soon and Prestwich which means any profits we make are our own.

This year we took a batch to the Wanstead Festival, and promptly sold out. The new black and white images of Wanstead proved an arty success and were thank both Geoff and Petty Sons for their support.

If you would like a Wanstead Society 2019 calendar there are some still on sale in Bennet’s the Newsagent – but hurry, they are running out fast. Alternatively, please contact info@wantseadsociety.org.uk for more info.

2019 Calendars are on sale now!

2019 Is it too early to buy a 2019 calendar? We say, no it isn’t! and our 2019 Wanstead Society calendars are on sale now from Bennet’s the newsagent. Lots of people have asked us for the calendar and we have a limited supply of 200.

With huge thanks to Geoff Wilkinson Photography – who supply all the pictures of Wanstead for free, and Petty Sons who sponsor us, we hope you will enjoy the 2019 intake. They make a great Christmas gift.

If you would like to pre-order any, please contact us on info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

Helping out in the heat

bedsIts been a along hot summer so far and this has meant our plants and trees need a bit of extra care. Are you able to water your nearest street tree? take a watering can over to some public beds? Its vital that we do what we can to keep our wildlife ticking over. This dry spell not only means fewer plants, but less food for bugs and birds.

We are encouraging anyone who can to fill a can and just water the nearest tree or plant bed to help out.

If you would like to contact the gardening club please e-mail info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

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Eagle Pond needs our help

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This summer is proving to be long, and very hot. But while we should all be able to enjoy the summer sadly, Eagle Ponds is suffering from litter overload.

Timage1he Society is seeking to work with Redbridge Council and the City of London to tidy the site and make it safe for both visitors and wildlife.

The litter that makes its way into the water also makes its way into the birds and fish with dire results. Many of us have seen Blue Planet, but this is happening ON OUR DOORSTEP.

The simple answer is for those that use the site, to simply take home their litter. However, a clean up operation is needed to get things started and that’s why we are hoping to kick one off over the summer with your help.

We have contacted the local litter pickers lead by Dan Slipper, but if you think you too could help us tidy Eagle Pond please contact Info@wansteadsociety.org.uk