Area 1 Committee Meetings – Have your say

Have your sayHave you got something to say on local issues in Wanstead? Area Committee meetings are an opportunity for local residents to speak directly to Councillors about the things that matter most to us.

The next Area 1 Committee meeting (Snaresbrook and Wanstead) takes place at 7.15pm on Monday 25th January 2010.  More details, including the agenda and minutes of previous meetings can be found here on the Redbridge Council website.  Don't miss your chance to make your voice heard.

Help for Heroes Charity Quiz Night

The Nightingale pub will be playing host to a charity quiz night in aid of Help for Heroes starting at 8.30pm on Tuesday 22nd December. Brush up on your Christmas general knowledge as the quiz will have a festive theme.

All are welcome to join, either individually or in teams of up to 6, and entry is only £2 per person; what better way to get in the festive mood whilst also raising money for a good cause. Click here for more information.  

Ready and waiting – new bulbs planted

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The council have been kind enough to re-plant the High Street flower beds but it will take some time for the new shrubs to fill out which leaves quite a lot of bare soil in the meantime. 

So the Wanstead Society guerrilla gardeners have got on the case once again; in the spring, the beds outside Wanstead Pharmacy and the greengrocers should be sporting red and white tulips, miniature daffodils and early species crocuses. The larger bed outside the Co-op should sprout mini daffodils and crocuses in time. 

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This is something of an experiment; we have to see what gets trodden on, picked or generally mangled and what survives and where.  A busy High Street by its nature is not necessarily a plant friendly place but we’re hoping for the best.

Watch this space… The bulbs have been planted and are ready and waiting.

Father Christmas comes to Wanstead

Santa Father Christmas will be paying a special visit to the children of Wanstead on Saturday 12th December; he will be stopping by at Knock Down Ginger and Lillies of Wanstead between 12pm and 3pm and would be delighted to share a mince pie with you. 

Tickets are only £2.50 so make sure you get yours early to beat the queues, and remember to be on your best behaviour as you may receive a special surprise. 

Wanstead Treasure Hunt – Friday 27th November

Christmas Lights To get us in the mood for the forthcoming winter festivities and to celebrate the switching on of the High Street christmas lights, Living Streets, The Wanstead Business Partnership and Redbridge Council will be hosting a treasure hunt this Friday 27th November. 

The hunt will run from 3.30pm to 6pm and all are welcome to participate and get in the festive spirit.  Collect a map from one of the participating shops, follow the clues and you may just discover a treasure or two.  You can pick up your map from Bike Trax, One Deko, Rio, Nice Croissant, The Orange Tree, Picture Perfect Gallery, The Larder, Blush Temples, Heads N Tails, Wanstead Domestic Appliances, Horsfall & Wright, Knock Down Ginger and Lillies of Wanstead. 

For more information on Friday's activities, which include carol singing and a prize draw, click here.