Help us to create Great Streets and Neighbourhoods

In March Redbridge commissioned a Streets Focus Group. There were 4 meetings in the Borough and some members of the Wanstead Society and the Wanstead CON Group met at Wanstead Library. It was a professional and well organized occasion with the expectations that residents and the Council could work together to make improvements in our streets and neighbourhoods. This includes street cleaning, tidy gardens and trees, as well as safe roads and volunteering opportunities.

There will be a published report which we’ll keep our eye on! Early days but it would appear that the Council is listening to residents’ concerns about a range of issues about our local environment.

Iris Vandenberghe

The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean up took place in March.  A number of residents met up on George Green to litter pick.  There is clearly a rise in the awareness of increased litter and dumping around Wanstead.  The litter pick was initiated by Dan Slipper and with the CON group there will hopefully be litter picks every couple of months.  The next one is scheduled for Saturday 6 May at 9.30am on George Green.  Watch this space and Wansteadium for more details.

It’s all rubbish

There has been growing concern in the Borough about fly tipping, dumping of black bags and general little. Early in the year Redbridge initiated a campaign to encourage local groups to Adopt a Recycling Site.  A small group of volunteers have joined together to form The Wanstead Society CON Group (Wanstead Society Cleanup our Neighbourhood Group).  Initially we have adopted the Herman Hill Site, near Herman Hill/High St crossroads.  The idea is to litter pick the site and report dumping to the Council.  It does not involve much work and already reports have come in about the cleaner Recycling Site.  There are however two other sites in Wanstead that need a carer!
If you are interested and feel you could get involved in our cleaner Wanstead please contact

George Green Litter Pick Success


litterThanks to local residents and community groups who took part in the March litter pick on George Green and the surrounding area.

Local residents were so fed up with the state of Wanstead, we decided to take matters into our own hands and clean the place up.

One Saturday morning in late march we collected over 40 bags of litter with the help of 20 volunteers. So successful was the event that we have decided to have these once every other month. The next event will be held on Saturday 6th May – please bring gloves and black sacks!