Jennings Bet illuminated sign

Report By Sam Adams, Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Reproduced with permission. Residents fear bookies gearing up for round two A GROUP of angry residents have accused a betting shop of ruining the look of Wanstead High Street by erecting a ‘garish’ illuminated sign without planning permission. Jennings Bet was told to remove the back-lit sign … Read more

The Wanstead Festival

We had a successful day at the Wanstead Festival this year, signing up many new members. We think the fantastic weather played a part, as did our new-look stand. Alongside our regular ‘spot the door’ quiz, we asked locals "What’s your Wanstead wish?" People were asked to write down their wish, whether it be silly … Read more

Spratt Hall Road

Report By Sam Adams, Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Reproduced with permission. Council under fire for not protecting street Worried residents claim council dithering is threatening to destroy the distinctive character of one of Redbridge’s grandest streets. Two years after the council proposed an ‘Article Four Direction’ on houses in Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, which would … Read more

Shopkeeper of the Year

Report By Sam Adams, Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Reproduced with permission. WANSTEAD’S last remaining butcher has been recognised for his service to the community, nearly 40 years after he first entered the trade. Stephen Alsop joined AG Dennis, in the High Street, as an apprentice in 1967, and has owned the business for the past … Read more