Litter and fly tipping

The summer meant there were less people around, less parking and perhaps a little less litter.  There have been concerns about street cleaning schedules, or lack of them.  Fly tipping still piles up around litter bins, and the Snaresbrook Station, Woodbine Place (Wanstead Library), and Herman Hill Recycling sites.    The latter site is ‘cared for’ by the Wanstead CON group and we manage to keep on top of it.  Unless the public reports fly tipping, it doesn’t get reported.  Interesting!  No report, no fly tipping.  So that’s where YOU come in.  Please report any stray black bags, cardboard boxes or general rubbish to


Dan’s LITTER PICKS continue every other month.  The next one if Saturday, 4 November at 9.30 a.m. on George Green.  There will be a break thereafter until March 2018.  Wanstead CON group supports these picks.  Please join in.

Our 20th Birthday Party: Sunday 24th Sept

Street Party UK

Street Party UK

September is a busy month for us, but this is quick update to let you know that we turn 20 on Sunday 24th September.

 To mark the occasion we are holding a small get together in Gallery 84 in Nightingale Lane between 3-5pm. Come and have a glass of prosecco on us to celebrate. If you would like to attend, please just reply to this e-mail as we need an idea of numbers at

 On Sunday 17th September we will have our usual stall at the Wanstead Festival. If you are free, pop over and see us. It always a great day and we would love to meet as many of our members as we can


The Second Great Litter Pick

On Saturday, 6 May, a number of residents met on George Green to litter pick.  This event is now in the calendar and will take place every other month.

Apart from the clear up, residents do chat and we hope this will raise awareness of our environment and how we need to protect it.

The next two Litter Picks are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, 1 July
  • Saturday, 2 September

Meet at 9.30 a.m. on George Green.  Bring gloves and any bags.  We do have some litter pickers to lend out.

One resident who has just returned from Kenya commented that Mombasa was cleaner than Wanstead… there is work to do!

Iris Vandenberghe