Wanstead Festival Success

Wan Fest 2018

Wan Fest 2018The sun shone brightly for our annual outing to the Wanstead Festival which helped pull in record crowds too! The festival has been going, in one form or another, since 2003 and this was our chance to meet lots of new members and experience a great community get together. We must be one of only a handful of areas within London that has their own fringe and festival. But we have a lot of local talent to showcase and this event, now in its 15th year, marks the end of a week Wanstead based activities called “the Wanstead Fringe”. Well done to everyone who took part and long may this local gem continue.

 

2019 Calendars fly off the shelf

Each year the Society produces a calendar with photos generously supplied by Galley 84’s Geoff Wilkinson. Each year the calendar has been sponsored by Petty Soon and Prestwich which means any profits we make are our own.

This year we took a batch to the Wanstead Festival, and promptly sold out. The new black and white images of Wanstead proved an arty success and were thank both Geoff and Petty Sons for their support.

If you would like a Wanstead Society 2019 calendar there are some still on sale in Bennet’s the Newsagent – but hurry, they are running out fast. Alternatively, please contact info@wantseadsociety.org.uk for more info.

Eagle Pond needs our help

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This summer is proving to be long, and very hot. But while we should all be able to enjoy the summer sadly, Eagle Ponds is suffering from litter overload.

Timage1he Society is seeking to work with Redbridge Council and the City of London to tidy the site and make it safe for both visitors and wildlife.

The litter that makes its way into the water also makes its way into the birds and fish with dire results. Many of us have seen Blue Planet, but this is happening ON OUR DOORSTEP.

The simple answer is for those that use the site, to simply take home their litter. However, a clean up operation is needed to get things started and that’s why we are hoping to kick one off over the summer with your help.

We have contacted the local litter pickers lead by Dan Slipper, but if you think you too could help us tidy Eagle Pond please contact Info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

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