Please support our society and renew your membership

Household-membershipIts July and that means that most of you will need to re-new your annual membership. In a few weeks we will send out a reminder e-mail or letter.

We hope you will be able to join us for another year as we plan more social events, tree planting and activities to make Wanstead a better place to live.

Its just £10 a year per home to join, so we hope that you will for this small annual fee. Your support and funding keep the Society going – as it has done over the last 22 years – and we are always thankful for that help.

If you woul like to renew there is a button on this page to do so. You can pay by credit card or by pay pal. If you woul like to pay by cheque please post one to

Wanstead Society C/o Wanstead House

21 The Green, Wanstead, E11.

Thnak you for your support.

Your Whipps Cross Hospital needs you!!

saveourhospitalThe Whipps Cross Community Engagement Action Group has approached us to ask for you to send your opinions to them at

They would like to know what matters most to you in how Whipps Cross might change in the future? 

  1. An accessible site with flexibility to change and space to accommodate growth
  2. An urban framework that responds to the existing  site to deliver economic, social and environmental well-being

An accessible site that promotes sustainable and active travel by limiting the impact of vehicles of site, anticipating gradual reduction in car use.

  1. Capturing the benefit of the hospital’s green setting and providing new green space for the community.
  2. Retaining key elements of locally listed historic buildings within the hospital site.

They are also keen to know if you think that there any priorities missing from the list above.

To find out more about the Whipps Cross Community Engagement Action Group and how you can take part in their work on the potential redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital email Councillor Daniel Morgan-Thomas at

Summer Social event – a thank you!

summer social 2A big thank you to all who came to our Summer Social in the Nightingale on Wednesday 3rd July.summer social It was great to see so many of you there, and we would like to thank the staff at the Nightingale Pub for looking after us. Congratulations to the many winners of prizes, we hope you enjoy the wine and beauty treatments

Our next social event will be in autumn so please look out for details


Snaresbrook Pond Gets a Spring Clean

Eagle ponds cleanOn 8th June a group of local volunteers along with the City of London helped give Snaresbrook Pond and its surrounding area a spring clean and litter pick. It was a great success with over 20 people contributing to the day. A massive thank you to the City of London who provided the waders andEagle ponds clean 2 boats, and to the Council who along with us and local residents lobbied long and hard for this.

We are planning another clean up day in the autumn to remove yet more plastics and dangerous waste which is a hazard to wildlife. However, this is just a sticking plaster and what really needs to happen is mass behaviour change by all of us. The top tips are:

  1. 1) Just take litter home with you if you cant find a bin
  2. 2) Don’t feed the ducks bread. We know that we have been doing it for years, but its actually harmful to them and to other wildlife
  3. 3) Every time you pass, pick up just one piece of plastic litter and pop it in a bin.

Small things make a massive difference, and we can all make a small changes to help our environment.