And the General Election is off! Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 11am until 1pm the Wanstead Society is holding its electoral hustings in the Churchill Rooms of Wanstead Library. All welcome to come and ask the candidates questions. This is your chance to be involved. Please come along.
Local residents were so fed up with the state of Wanstead, we decided to take matters into our own hands and clean the place up.
One Saturday morning in late march we collected over 40 bags of litter with the help of 20 volunteers. So successful was the event that we have decided to have these once every other month. The next event will be held on Saturday 6th May – please bring gloves and black sacks!
The much vaulted “gold standard” parking consultation is out to residents to make their views known. Thanks to the Wanstead Society and other community groups and residents we know have a chance to make our views known.
The Council had no plans to consult the public over this proposals until we lobbied for our right to be heard. Chairman of the Society, Scott Wilding, said:
“Some residents will want parking restrictions while others do not. What ever your own view, its only right that the Council at least consult and that’s what we have now. Please make your voice known. No vote. No voice”
Parking consultations have gone out to all effected roads an in early April we put out another letter to residents showing them how to complete the consultation.
If you have not received your consultation please pick up a pack in Wanstead Library or e-mail: Cllr.howard@Redbridge.gov.uk
The Society met with developers in March and the general consensus was that the proposal was much better than before.
The roofline and building materials are much more in keeping with the surroundings, but there is no on site parking.
To see the planning application visit www.redbridge.gov.uk
Tarzy Wood – which is the woodland sitting just behind the War Memorial – is owned by Epping Forest. Sadly, litter and invasive species of plant have taken over much of the woodland. Our job was to cut this back, remove bags of litter and allow light into the forest floor to promote growth of natural plant life.
To celebrate this piece of forgotten woodland, on Saturday 16th July the Epping Forest Rangers will hold a fun day in the forest from 10am with bouncy castles, stalls and woodland activities or kids. Its a great event and we hope that some of you will want to come along and enjoy the space in July.