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

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.