This area – behind the High Street down to Buckingham Road near the Roding, is the old Grove Estate. Along with the Counties Residents Association, the Wanstead Society has been pressing the Council to protect this area by means of conservation measures so that it remains unspoiled into the future.
On February 19th our Councillors will debate the report submitted by consultants who have studied the proposition.
Keeping this central area attractive is crucial to all of Wanstead. We have seen in nearby South Woodford how totally an environment can be wrecked by ill-considered building.
Councils do not gladly take on conservation areas – they cost time and money to monitor. But Wanstead is worth fighting for. Thus a good attendance at the Area 1 Committee meeting on would show how much Wanstead's residents want the place looked after.
The meeting starts at 7.15pm at Wanstead Church School, on Thursday 19th February. We hope to see you there.