This years membership is waved- spend your cash in the High St instead

High Steet

About now the Society would ask its members to re-new. But not this year. If you are a member from 2019-2020, we will roll it forward to 2021.

The COVID crises has affected us all, and we know that with tough times ahead, every penny counts.

That’s why we will give all our members a years free membership, if they want it.

If you would like to donate to our volunteer organisation we will be truly grateful. However, if you have any spare cash. Spend it on the High Street in one of our wonderful shops. The lockdown has been extreme for these businesses and we want to do all we can to support them. Lets shop local. Save our shops. And help the High St thrive.

Welcome 2020 and Thank You


A very happy new year to all our members, and on behalf of the Society we would like to thank all those businesses in Wanstead, their staff and suppliers that stayed open throughout the festive period.

We have a fantastic High Street full of shops, bars and restaurants. They stay open so we can enjoy our Christmas period. So from all of us, to all of the businesses in Wanstead – thank you.

Thank you to More Italy for our autumn social

Wan Soc Winter Social 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our social event on 12th November. It was a great success and we would like to especially thank More Italy who hosted us. The food and drinks were amazing.

If there are other local businesses that would like to offer us a venue for a Spring social, please contact us on

We have longed sought to enhance the local environment by working with developers to ensure good design in new buildings, planted trees in public spaces and funded gardening schemes across the area. But there is little point in improving the area, if we don’t bring the people who live in it together.

This year we held a summer social in the Nightingale pub, and a winter one in More Italy. Both laid on great food and a welcoming atmosphere, and we would like to say thank you to every pub or café that has held one of our socials. We are lucky to be spoilt with such good choices in such a small area.

These are informal drinks events with free nibbles and a drink provided by us. We have been overwhelmed by support from local businesses which have offered us rooms for free and discounted rates on food and drink. This is our opportunity to thank Wanstead Society members for their support and offer a chance to meet other members for a catch up over a few informal drinks.


Autumn Social : Tuesday 12th November in More Italy

more italyMore Italy in Wanstead High Street welcomes the Wanstead Society on Tuesday 12th November from 7pm.

This free social event to Members is a chance for us to buy you a drink and say thank you for being one of our supporters. We hope all members will be able to join us and we thank More Italy for offering their venue.

For members who want to attend, please e-mail to be placed on the guest list.