On Saturday 16th July the friends of Tarzy Wood are holding their annual fun day. This is your chance to come and see how the wood is being managed and conserved by the volunteers. You will even be able to take a trip to the tree tops with via a cherry picker. Please come along and support this great event and learn about local wildlife.
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!
In March Redbridge commissioned a Streets Focus Group. There were 4 meetings in the Borough and some members of the Wanstead Society and the Wanstead CON Group met at Wanstead Library. It was a professional and well organized occasion with the expectations that residents and the Council could work together to make improvements in our streets and neighbourhoods. This includes street cleaning, tidy gardens and trees, as well as safe roads and volunteering opportunities.
There will be a published report which we’ll keep our eye on! Early days but it would appear that the Council is listening to residents’ concerns about a range of issues about our local environment.
The Great British Spring Clean up took place in March. A number of residents met up on George Green to litter pick. There is clearly a rise in the awareness of increased litter and dumping around Wanstead. The litter pick was initiated by Dan Slipper and with the CON group there will hopefully be litter picks every couple of months. The next one is scheduled for Saturday 6 May at 9.30am on George Green. Watch this space and Wansteadium for more details.