Wanstead Art Trail 2010
We are delighted to tell you that work is underway to bring the first ever Art Trail to Wanstead this coming September. The trail will be launched at the Wanstead Festival on Sunday 19th September and will run for 8 days, until the end of Sunday 26th September.
Work from local artists will be exhibited at shops and venues in and around the High Street and it will be a chance for visitors to appreciate the wealth of artistic talent flourishing in our area. We also hope to increase footfall to the High Street to support our local businesses through these tricky economic times. Nearby schools are even getting involved and will be exhibiting works so this really is a community effort.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smarter High Street Campaign
Last year we launched our campaign for a better-looking High Street. We believe – and trade figures prove – a handsome high street attracts shoppers and enhances business.
Wanstead’s best advertising is its character. Unfortunately, over the years, a lack of attention has led to our high street looking like the poor relation when compared with other conservation areas.
With Stratford City – a shopping centre bigger than Bluewater – about to appear, we urgently need to promote Wanstead to keep it thriving. Click here for The Smarter High Street Campaign website.
New Trees for Wanstead
The Wanstead Society wants to make sure that funds raised through membership are re-invested for the benefit of the community and for the last few years has sponsored the planting of new trees around Wanstead.
This planting season we have received matched funding from the London Borough of Redbridge for another 10 trees from a variety of species which will soon be spreading their roots in Christchurch Green – keep an eye out towards the end of November for the new additions.
You may have also noticed some new trees at the Snaresbrook end of the High Street. There are approximately 20 new trees in total, including silver birches, London planes and a Turkish hazel, all helping to transform the more barren end of our High Street. Again, Redbridge Council has matched our contribution pound for pound.
If you know of any spots that might benefit from some new plant life please feel free to offer your suggestions.