The Cuckfield Garage

Report By Sam Adams, Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Reproduced with permission. Protesters rejoice as garage is saved A GROUP of determined campaigners are celebrating after winning their fight to save an historic Edwardian coach house from the wrecking ball. The future of the Cuckfield Garage in Wellington Road, off Wanstead High Street, had been reserved … Read more

The Cherry Tree Café garden

From the Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Reproduced with permission. Going green: Volunteers unite to create luscious urban oasis A team of green-fingered volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help create a vibrant new community garden in Wanstead. Members of The Wanstead Society joined forces with staff and customers at the Cherry Tree Café, in … Read more

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