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


The Second Great Litter Pick

On Saturday, 6 May, a number of residents met on George Green to litter pick.  This event is now in the calendar and will take place every other month.

Apart from the clear up, residents do chat and we hope this will raise awareness of our environment and how we need to protect it.

The next two Litter Picks are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, 1 July
  • Saturday, 2 September

Meet at 9.30 a.m. on George Green.  Bring gloves and any bags.  We do have some litter pickers to lend out.

One resident who has just returned from Kenya commented that Mombasa was cleaner than Wanstead… there is work to do!

Iris Vandenberghe



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