Save our Hospital Campaign

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Due to the Governments spending review, and subsequent budget cuts, the blood testing and out patients facilities at Wanstead Hospital are under threat.

NHS plans would see the community hospital close completely and blood testing facilities be moved to Loughton.

With King Georges Hospital in Goodmayes alos under threat of closure, the entire Borough of Redbridge could be left without a fully working hospital.

The Wanstead Society has joined forces with the Counties Residents Association to campaign, as one, for the protection of all our NHS facilities. Many elderly and disabled residents use Wanstead Hospital and should it close, they would be forced to travel to Loughton. In addition, the closure of the facility would result in a greater increase in traffic congestion as residents are forced to make a longer journey.

The Wanstead Society and Counties Residents Association urge any member to write to their MP, Councillor or the newspapers and spread the word.

Our community hospital is under threat – lets fight to keep it!

Wanstead Festival 2010

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The Wanstead Festival was another resounding success for the Wanstead Society, with over 27 new members signed up on the day!

The Festival, which was held on the 19th September, coincided with the first day of the Wanstead Art Trail, which ran until the 25th, and saw a variety of local artists display their work in local shops.

The Society has always had a presence at the Festival, which is funded by Redbridge Council’s Area 1 Committee, and this year we had two stalls which gave us a better opportunity to promote our work and the benefit of the society.

We very much hope the day will continue to be supported by the Council in these hard economic times, as it gives the community a fantastic chance to get together and discuss local issues, watch free bands and catch up with friends they haven’t seen for a while.
The Festival provides benefits which can’t be quantified in financial terms and gives all community groups, not just the Wanstead Society, a showcase for what they offer the community as well as promoting a village spirit particular to Wanstead.

Join the Redbridge Conversation 2010

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You will no doubt be aware of recent announcements regarding cuts in public spending. Redbridge Council are anticipating that they will be asked to save £25 million and are inviting residents to give their opinion on how they should go about it.

Which services do you see as a priority? Where could money be saved? Redbridge are eager to here your ideas at www.redbridge.gov.uk/conversation.