Thank you to More Italy for our autumn social

Wan Soc Winter Social 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our social event on 12th November. It was a great success and we would like to especially thank More Italy who hosted us. The food and drinks were amazing.

If there are other local businesses that would like to offer us a venue for a Spring social, please contact us on info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

We have longed sought to enhance the local environment by working with developers to ensure good design in new buildings, planted trees in public spaces and funded gardening schemes across the area. But there is little point in improving the area, if we don’t bring the people who live in it together.

This year we held a summer social in the Nightingale pub, and a winter one in More Italy. Both laid on great food and a welcoming atmosphere, and we would like to say thank you to every pub or café that has held one of our socials. We are lucky to be spoilt with such good choices in such a small area.

These are informal drinks events with free nibbles and a drink provided by us. We have been overwhelmed by support from local businesses which have offered us rooms for free and discounted rates on food and drink. This is our opportunity to thank Wanstead Society members for their support and offer a chance to meet other members for a catch up over a few informal drinks.

 

Our 20th Birthday Party: Sunday 24th Sept

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September is a busy month for us, but this is quick update to let you know that we turn 20 on Sunday 24th September.

 To mark the occasion we are holding a small get together in Gallery 84 in Nightingale Lane between 3-5pm. Come and have a glass of prosecco on us to celebrate. If you would like to attend, please just reply to this e-mail as we need an idea of numbers at Info@wansteadsociety.org.uk

 On Sunday 17th September we will have our usual stall at the Wanstead Festival. If you are free, pop over and see us. It always a great day and we would love to meet as many of our members as we can

 

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.