Future plans for the United Reformed Church

The future of the United Reformed Church and the Cromwell Hall could soon be decided. Architects will be presenting their vision at a meeting at 10.30am on Saturday 27th February to members of the congregation and local residents. A further church meeting will be held following the morning service on Sunday 28th February to discuss … Read more

Air traffic woes

You’ve probably noticed a huge increase in the number of aircraft flying low over our homes lately and the bothersome noise that comes with it. This is due to the flight path for City Airport having been moved northward and directly over the Wanstead area. This, coupled with the increased traffic from Heathrow, is causing … Read more

Who needs Woolworth’s?

One of the great things about Wanstead is that we can get just about everything we need from our High Street. So when Woolworth's closed, some of our essential supplies disappeared overnight. However, coming to our assistance as far as those little bits and pieces that Woolies used to provide, are Andrews Builders' Merchant in … Read more

Cultural carnage?

A piece of planning law is being revised – to ease the way for more controversial development. PPG15, which protected all historic buildings and heritage sites, is being replaced by PPS15 which does not. What the new legislation plans to say is that places of archaeological, architectural, artistic or historic merit should be protected – … Read more