Wanstead Parking Consultation – Your chance to vote

The Park 4much 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

73 High Street (old Jolliffe sites) gets moving

 

Joliffe73 High Street, which used to be the old Jolliffe site, has another planning application. This site is now being proposed for 9 flats.

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

Wanstead Playground Association Opens Play Park

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playground 1On Saturday 16th July, the Wanstead Society was pleased to Welcome the Mayor of Redbridge in formally opening the Wanstead Playground. Our Chairman, Scott Wilding, has been a trustee of the Playground Association for 2 years working with parents and guardians to raise over £100,000 for this great cause.image2

The Wanstead Society donated £1,200 which paid for new pic-nic tables.

It has been a long campaign but its finally open. Scott Said: “My nan used to take me to play at that park when I was little, and now future generations can enjoy this facility. It’s a great bit of news – well done Wanstead for raising all the funds needed”

It is hoped that the play-park will provide free fun for kids for at least 20 years before needing to be replaced again.

Wanstead Society Donates £1000 to Wanstead Playground Association

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PlaygroundThe Wanstead Society has donated over £1,100 to the Wanstead Playground Association since it was formed 2 years ago. Our Chairman, Scott Wilding, is a trustee of the Charity and has worked with the Committee to ensure this great appeal has as much funding as possible.

The fund raising activities have been so successful that work is due to start in the next few months. It’s a great achievement for the whole community and one that will see our children use a vital community asset. Overall over £100,000 has been raised for this small corner of Wanstead and 90% of that was from volunteers and donations. It’s a real testament to what can happen when the community pulls together.