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Contents Features This year I will.......................................12 Art on another level................. 18-21 2011 and counting...........................26 Make do and mend..........................30 Baby Sensory................................ 36-37 Garden friends in winter ...............42 A dose of sunshine ...........................52

puzzles & Competitions Mind benders.......................................24 Crossword ..............................................38 Sudoku.....................................................48 Lateral thinking...................................58

Every Month Local news ...........................................6-7


Stop smoking, get fit, lose weight, drink less alcohol, eat healthier foods, become more organised, pay off debts, spend more time with the family, learn something new – I’m sure many of you have attempted, or at least thought about attempting, some of these lifestyle changes. I expect some of you are now struggling – and perhaps regretting – the promises you have made to yourself for the new year. The reason these resolutions are so common is because they are difficult to sustain – if they were easy changes to make there would be no need to make a special effort. By recognising this fact and by accepting that success rarely happens by accident, you can allow yourself some leeway when attempting what can be drastic alterations to the way you live. A key point to remember is that it can take many months before a change becomes a normality in your daily routine – something which is explained in our article on how to make your resolutions a reality (see page 12). If financial concerns are at the front of your mind as 2011 gets underway, then now is a good time to take stock and make plans for the year ahead (see page 26). Artists and art lovers have plenty to look forward to this year as the new Art Group Wanstead – which organised the popular art and craft fair at The George pub on the High Street last month – seeks to make the most of artistic talent in the area. It is with pleasure that I am able to present a selection of works from group members in this publication – some of which are currently being exhibited in The George throughout January (see pages 18-21). I wish you success for any resolutions you have made for the new year and hope you have a very happy and healthy 2011. Lee Marquis, Editor

Wanstead map ............................ 44-45 Community events................... 56-57 Community groups.................. 60-61 Useful numbers ..................................61 Index of advertisers..........................62

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The City of London Corporation has appointed planning consultants Chris Blandford Associates to help develop long term regeneration plans for Wanstead Park. It follows the decision in 2009 by English Heritage to place Wanstead Park on their ‘at risk’ register, as they believed the landscape was declining and in need of investment. The main proposals to improve the landscape, historic features, visitor facilities

and community and educational programmes, will be summarised in a document called a ‘Conservation Statement’ which the City of London will then consider taking forward as a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Superintendent of Epping Forest, Paul Thomson, said, “We are looking forward to working with local residents and organisations to develop the best way forward for this important area of Epping Forest.”

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Long term regeneration plans for Wanstead Park

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Appeal over Community rejected plans heros wanted An appeal was lodged with the Planning Inspectorate last month against the decision by Redbridge Council to refuse permission for the old Kinema building on the High Street to be replaced by a restaurant and flats. The Council’s reasons for refusal states: “The proposal involves the inappropriate and unjustified demolition of a modest and relatively simple Victorian building that nevertheless makes a positive contribution to the special character and appearance of the Wanstead Village Conservation Area.”

Nominations are invited for the 2011 Safer Community Awards – which honour local heroes who work in the community to make their neighbourhood safer. There are six award categories: Outstanding Individual Award; Extra Commitment Award; Young Person’s Award; Cleaner, Greener Award; Safer Business Award; and Group Award. Nominations must be received by 31 January and the awards will be presented prior to the meeting of Council on 17 March. For more information, visit

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Wanstead Cricket Club bowler selected for England Lions

With Christmas generating an increase in domestic waste – extra food, packaging, wrapping paper and Christmas trees, to name a few – it’s important that we take care to minimise the negative impact this can have and that we do our bit to save energy and recycle.

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club’s fast bowling Maurice Chambers – pictured bottom right in the Wanstead team photo above – has been rewarded for a fantastic season with Essex and the England Performance squad by being selected for the England Lions squad.

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Recycling your Christmas trees and waste

Remember to recycle your old Christmas TV guides, bottles and biscuit tins. Non-foil wrapping paper can also be put into your recycling box, but remember to take off the sticky tape first. Christmas trees can be collected by the Council by calling 020 8554 5000.

“Maurice Chambers is widely loved throughout Wanstead Cricket Club by our members, let alone by the Essex fans” said Arfan Akram, Wanstead Club Captain. The England Lions squad will be departing for a tour of the West Indies this month.

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Wanstead Flats Olympic consultation ends

A three month consultation by the Home Office regarding the proposal to use the fairground site on Wanstead Flats as a temporary muster briefing and deployment centre for police offices during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games,

ended last month. In order for the compound to be built the Home Office is required to temporarily amend the Epping Forest Act 1878, which protects the Flats from development. The Metropolitan Police has submitted its planning application to Redbridge Council.

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This year I will... The start of a New Year empowers us to abandon bad habits and adopt more healthy routines. However, by the find it is diffi cult to keep end of January we often find difficult our goals; we are discouraged and go back to our familiar patterns. nikolaos souvlakis and sofia Farsati, of Wanstead based Noesis Psychotherapy Practice, offer their tips for making your resolutions a reality


will loose at least ten pounds, I need to quit smoking, I will start dating, its time to move on – do any of these phrases sound familiar? January is here and many may already be struggling with New Year’s resolutions that they hoped would mark a fresh beginning for them. Psychologists have conducted multiple studies on self change in general and especially on New Year’s resolutions. Making a resolution is an important opportunity for you to enhance the quality of your life. What separates successful from unsuccessful resolvers? After studying more than 700 volunteers, Professor Richard Wiseman revealed that less than a quarter of Britons were able to achieve their New Year’s resolution in 2010. The following evidencebased key points for creating and keeping your New Year’s resolution are borne out of research studies tracking successful resolvers. These tips will increase your will power and motivation: 1. Select a realistic and attainable goal and write it down. Choosing just one aspect of your life, which needs improvement, can increase the chance for success. 2. Develop a specific action plan. What, in particular, are you going to do differently this year to resolve the problem? Give yourself time consider your strategy. Having confidence that you can keep the resolution, despite any of last year’s failures, is vital. 3. Keep track of your progress by recording your altered behaviour. Scientific research shows that self-monitoring enhances the probability of keeping the resolution.

4. Credit yourself for any achievements regarding your New Year resolution; each successful step should be rewarded with a (healthy) treat or compliment, this will keep you motivated. 5. Allow yourself to do small steps in order to reach your resolution. 6. Remember that meaningful behavioural change takes time. Three to six months are required before a change becomes routine. difficulties take you 7. Do not let small difficulties away from your path. Occasional slips should be expected. Do not get discouraged and ensure you recommit to your resolution. According to a research study, 71% of successful resolvers conveyed that their first slip had, in fact, empowered their efforts. 8. Review your resolution and strategies and reevaluate your motivation. 9. Ask for support from family members, friends, or fellow resolvers. 10. Dwelling on your slips and blaming yourself will obstruct the accomplishment of your New Year’s resolution. Keep in mind that a slip does not need to be a fail and be positive about your achievements.

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Art lovers who live in this stretch of east London won’t always need to head into town to see new works. They will be able to enjoy original art by visiting the Upstairs Gallery at The George, Wanstead. By Donna Mizzi


he manager of The George, Grant Thompson, was so impressed with the work he saw during the first local art trail in September last year, that he has offered to make the upstairs of his Wanstead High Street pub an ongoing gallery for the newly formed Art Group Wanstead (AGW).

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our artists and a boon for the area,” says a spokesperson for the trail and art group. “We’re incredibly fortunate that Grant is so innovative.”

About 200 people showed work in the trail, but it is generally very difficult to find suitable public venues, even for professional artists. Now, visitors to the high street are being encouraged to call into the landmark pub, on the corner of the High Street opposite Wanstead Tube station, to see local art. Some wintery and holiday-related art is already being displayed – some of which is shown on these pages. Themed exhibitions will be changed regularly throughout the year at this first-floor bar and restaurant area. There will soon be an official opening of the gallery.

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In order that potential customers can make enquiries about the work on show, contact details will accompany the work. Already a Christmas art and craft fair was held upstairs at The George, to help encourage visitors to wander in and enjoy the new venue. Other gallery events are being lined up for this year. Keep looking out for signs outside the pub and details inside. Art Group Wanstead – an inclusive group of amateur and professional artists involved in the trail – plans a varied calendar, to make this area of London more entertaining for local residents and to draw visitors to our High Street. The group will also run the rebranded Art Trail Wanstead in September this year, continuing the work with some of the same co-ordinators and tutors who organised the 2010 trail. “This area has so much potential for art,” says tutor Patrick Purcell. “There’s a lot of artistic activity here, and this is reflected in the variety of classes, clubs and groups in the area, many of which are based at Wanstead House Community Centre.” “Art is for everyone,” insists photographer Ginnette Benedict Carty, of Blake Hall Road, Wanstead. She is among the energetic group of people determined to make our local area more vibrant, even friendlier and an art hub for east London, to benefit artists, businesses and the local community. The new Art Group Wanstead aims to help and promote local artists – professional and amateur – and alert local people to nearby classes, courses and other art-related opportunities. It will support and complement art activities, groups and classes in the area, allowing artists to get together. There will be exhibitions, selling events, talks, a website for members and a forum. And that’s just the start. The Upstairs Gallery will be open during pub hours – whenever the floor is open to The George’s customers. At the end of this month, local artists will be invited to submit art work on two new themes – Love and Food (or Drink) – in time for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. For more information about Art Group Wanstead, email Donna Mizzi on

Carole Edrich is adventurous in her life and in her forms of art. This is one of her group of latest works to go upstairs in The George, to dance in the New Year. They are strips printed on translucent film, so that they can be displayed on people’s windows or porches with light shining through. They are being shown against the The George’s upstairs windows. Carole also created the large art work that greets customers as they walk through the main door of the pub. Thousands of tiny photographs of Wanstead make up the face of one of our most famous local figures. Step inside the pub and see if you can spot who it is.

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Carole Edrich

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Caroline Barkus

This photograph (far right) of Wanstead Golf Club, was taken by Caroline Barkus, who captures a wide range of subjects through her lens.

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Anyone who has planned to take up golf as a New Year’s resolution will be struck here by the bonus that the course landscapes can offer.

Glass artist Wendy Green drew attention to Packford, the Wanstead High Street opticians, when she exhibited her sculptures in its window during last year’s art trail. Now she has drawn the acclaim of experts at the Victoria & Albert – the world-class art and design museum in South Kensington – having been awarded the ‘Inspired by... 2010’ glass prize by the museum. Her winning work, ‘Connect’, plays with shapes, texture and light.

‘Connect’ glass sculpture, Wendy Green ©V&A Images

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Essex Art Club member, Hilary Garnock-Jones, enjoys experimenting with all media and painting abstract works, portraits, folk art and naïve pieces, such as the uplifting wintery snow scene shown here. Hilary often prefers to design work in sets, and has sold her pieces worldwide.

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‘Winter Sunrise, Wanstead’ was taken by Ginnette Benedict Carty, from the window of her Blake Hall Road apartment, early last year. She hasn’t tampered with the fiery effect. “The sky was really that colour!” she says.

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Essex Farmers’ Markets local produce for local people

The next Farmers’ Market in Wanstead... 16 January 2011 Wanstead High Street, 10am to 3pm

Trader SpoTlighT... Paul and Liz Stone, of Rhyne Park Foods, have been pig farmers for at least twenty years but decided to concentrate on farming rare breed pigs in 2005. The meat from rare breed pigs has a more superior flavour, which is exactly what the husband and wife team from Bures, who now specialise in as many as twenty sausage recipes, were interested in. “People are often wary of buying ordinary sausages, not sure about what exactly has gone into them”, says Liz, “but if the customer is looking for pure pork sausages, they’ve come to the right place when they visit Rhyne Park Foods. We don’t use a packet mix like some of the other producers. With our meat you know where the pig has come from, what it has

eaten and which cut has gone into which batch”. Liz is responsible for making up the required cuts ready for the markets as well as the packs of the distinctly flavoured meats. While husband Paul, generally manages the day to day running of the farm. One of the couple’s relatives is also active member of the production team and so it is very much a family run business. Rhyne Park Foods have been regular traders at Essex Farmers Markets, enjoying huge popularity from customers who always come back for more. Farmers Markets are not only on the rise for their fresh produce they offer excellent value for money produce direct from the farmers’

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Wanstead Farmers’ Markets in 2011... 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December

Rhyne PaRk Foods field and the traders offer the customer face to face advice and other cooking tips. Obviously, Liz is keen to support other local traders and sources her extra ingredients from other local farms and traders, including the apples or apple juice and the vegetables such as leeks, which also helps to keep food miles to a minimum. She is keen to enhance their sausages with seasonal produce only, which not only means their customers are offered variety it also means they don’t need to import produce, again keeping the food miles and costs to a minimum. Liz believes that the farmers markets are the best ways to sell their produce as they are more customer and environmentally

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Wallpaper hanging, Tiling and Painting, inc paint effects, washes and stenciling Children’s rooms and Interior Design Clean, tidy, friendly and reliable Free colour consultation Free, no obligation estimates Discount for the over 70’s Fully insured

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2011 & counting...

When money is not as plentiful as we would like and when the cost of living seems to keep rising, it’s important to make some New Year’s resolutions that will help to improve your financial situation. Wanstead based Independent Financial Adviser, patrick McClelland, offers advice on controlling your finances in 2011


s a starting point, the first thing to do is to take a reality check and then get smarter about your investments, retirement plans and your home. Here are three resolutions to start you on the right track.

resolution one: “I will accurately assess my financial situation” Examine your bank statements for the past 12 months. What do they say about you and your spending habits? Take the time to make an honest assessment of where you are. What does your credit card debt situation look like? Have you been making sufficient contributions to your medium to long term savings? If you don’t really know or acknowledge where you are, you are counting on luck to make a better financial future, and that doesn’t work. resolution Two: “I will set realistic targets” After appraising your finances, set realistic goals. If you have debt, look to clear those credit cards with the highest interest as a priority. This comes with the caveat that you also have sufficient sums to cover any financial emergencies, as you shouldn’t count on being able to re-borrow what you’ve paid back. If you have a portfolio of investments, ask whether they are doing what you expected them to do when they were first started. More importantly, what do you expect or want from them today. If you want a comfortable retirement to be feasible or to pay your mortgage off early, look to set aside an extra payment each month. Its better to start

with an amount which is comfortable and can always be increased rather than starting with an ambitious figure which you then have to reduce or end up stopping. resolution Three: “I will take control of my finances rather than it controlling me” If, like many people, you have collected an array of different plans and policies over time, it’s easy to get bogged down by all the paperwork that you constantly receive. One way forward is to look to consolidate as much as possible, especially if this can be done on a cost effective basis. Not only will this provide greater clarity, it will also enable you to develop a coherent investment strategy. Use your review to not only assess how you can build for your future, but to also protect it. If you are the main breadwinner ask yourself what would happen if you could not work due to an accident or illness, and then make sure that you have adequate cover in place. Don’t be afraid to turn to someone you can trust to ask for their help. If no one springs to mind or you prefer to keep your finances more private, consider taking professional advice. Talking to an Independent Financial Adviser can help you by looking at your financial situation in an objective way, enabling you to plan for the future whilst ensuring you have savings for the short, medium and long term. As Martin Luther King once said “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” And maybe that’s the trick, decide to make a start and then go from there.

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Independent Advice on:

Investments Mortgages Protection Pensions For a FREE ďŹ nancial health check from your local adviser, call Patrick McClelland on:

020 8532 9614

8 Station Parade | High Street | Wanstead | London E11 1QF Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

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SmileinLondon Personalised dental care with a gentle touch


Smile bright this new year! n Comfortable dentistry n Cosmetic white ďŹ llings, mercury free! n Straighten teeth with invisible braces!

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Tel: 020 8532 9990

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™Open Days, Shows and Examinations ™Registered Teachers ™Promoting Fitness, Posture and Self Confidence ™Stimulating Musicality and Co-ordination


We look forward to welcoming you for your

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It can’t have escaped your notice that Britain is in a time of austerity. Setting aside the political rights and wrongs of our current precarious financial situation, perhaps the time is right to re-examine how our grandparents or great-grandparents coped with the austerity years during and just after the Second World War


n the 140’s, everyone had to take responsibility for economising, saving and salvaging – or recycling as it is known today. It bound people together as they found ways to cope (sounds rather like ‘The Big Society’ idea of today’s coalition).

There was a lot of Government propaganda then too. Perhaps we’ll soon see leaflets similar to those issued during the 1940s, urging us to make-do and mend; offering hints about washing, re-using and patching; maybe we’ll even see one urging us to be creative with potatoes, perhaps adorned with a photo of Jamie Oliver pointing outwards and with the strap line ‘Your Country Needs You’.

Charity shops and dress agencies may be the beneficiaries of our new state of penury as we rummage through the rails in search of bargains. We’ve had geek chic, now it’s the turn of ration fashion. Remember, you heard it here first. So perhaps the news isn’t all bad. We’re a creative and resourceful lot us Brits and few other people are better in a crisis. Like the shrub pruned back for the winter, we may even come back stronger and more beautiful than before.

Craft Courses

Seriously though, we all need to think hard about how we’ll get through the next four years of cuts. I browsed through the list of evening classes at our local college recently. There were dress-making classes, basic cookery courses, engine maintenance and one enigmatically entitled ‘up-cycling: make do and mend for modern times’. Perhaps these classes would be a good place to start for those of us looking to do our bit while we save a bit.

At Wanstead House

According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, there has been an increase in sales of brisket and fish paste. Other staples such as custard powder and corned beef are also enjoying an upsurge in popularity. It seems we’re forgoing those expensive deli sandwiches in favour of a packed lunch, before we return home to tuck into a cheap and cheerful casserole followed by pudding and custard.

◆ sewing skills lessons

Certainly cheaper cuts of meat are more popular at the moment as households try to manage on less income. More of us are hitting the markets in search of bargains too. Veg boxes from local greengrocers are better value than pre-packed supermarket produce.

New classes starting in January 2011 ◆ knitting lessons

◆ specialist workshops For more information and booking details, please contact:

T: 020 8989 5086 M: 07960 667048 or email:

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Come home to space, privacy, luxury and all the home comforts you can’t get in a hotel room.

Artisan Loft Ladders • Loft Ladders • New or Enlarged hatches • Boarding • Lighting • Insulation

Lofts cleaned, cleared of rubbish and lined with plasterboard and insulation

01992 633 883

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bAbY sENSOrY's 1sT bIRtHDaY Baby Sensory classes have been running in Wanstead for the past 12 months. With hundreds of babies already graduated from the programme, nicola archibald, leader of Baby Sensory in Wanstead, explains why baby development classes have such an essential part to play in the first year of a baby’s life


abies have an amazing capacity to learn and, as hundreds of babies in Wanstead have already discovered, Baby Sensory classes provide the ideal setting for a world of exploration. By the time babies reach their first birthday, their brains have already doubled in size and the foundations have been laid for all major areas of development, including crawling, walking and communicating. Babies learn in many different ways and by repetition and routine. Baby development classes are designed to harness and expand this natural ability to learn through sensory activities that delight and inspire parents and babies alike. Imagine taking your baby diving under the sea, or flying up into space. Anything is possible in a baby development class and every opportunity is given for sensory exploration. Dangling fish become a focus for visual tracking whilst bubbles help with depth perception and fabrics for touch. Space blankets make a wonderful multisensory aid, fibre optic stars strengthen eye muscles and musical instruments help with co-ordination and dexterity. Every activity is carried out with purpose and ideas for how to extend the activities at home are welcomed by mums and dads too. There are so many things that new parents can do to help their baby learn and develop and baby development

classes can give parents new ideas and activities to try. Here are a few activities that really do make a difference: l Tummy time: Five minutes of ‘Tummy Time’ two or three times a day can have a positive effect on head shape and brain development. It also leads on to crawling, an intellectually important milestone not to be missed. l Crawling: Crawling stimulates left and right brain development, improves overall health, stimulates the immune system and helps the eyes work together as a team (crucial for later reading). Activities such as pillow-mountains, play tunnels and interesting toys placed just out of reach will encourage older babies to crawl. l Language: Talking to babies during daily routine activities is essential. Responding to any sound that a baby makes with praise and encouragement helps them to understand simple interactions and the art of conversation. Read and reread picture and story books that focus on sounds and rhymes. Making animal sounds is a winner – babies love them. l Games: Time-honoured games such as ‘Pata-cake’, ‘Peek-a-boo’ and ‘Pop goes the weasel’ are lovely ways to stimulate smiles and giggles. Research shows that having fun improves socialising skills and leads to a love of sports and games in later life. l Textures: Mouthing and touching objects are fundamental ways in which babies learn about weight, taste, smell and temperature. Invite exploration by introducing babies to materials with different textures such as citrus fruits, fabrics and everyday objects such as leather purses and bags.

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l Exercise: Exercise is very important to keep babies healthy and to develop and strengthen muscles in preparation for sitting, crawling and walking. Babies love rowing and cycling exercises and being massaged from head to toe. The best time to introduce an exercise activity is just after a bath or nappy change when arms and legs are unrestricted by clothing. Besides developing body awareness and co-ordination, exercise can also relieve stress and tension in the joints during growth spurts.

put your hand inside a sock to make a talking puppet; partially fill a plastic milk bottle container with pasta or rice (secure the lid) to make a musical instrument. There are many simple, but effective activities that can aid learning and development in the first year of life. Baby Sensory activities are accompanied by developmental theory to illustrate the stage at which a baby is functioning. This helps parents understand what to expect from their babies and how best to facilitate their play and learning.

l ideas for play: Simple home-made toys are often more effective than those bought. The advantage is that there is always room for adaptation and ingenuity. Try filling a tissue box with ribbons or fabric to tempt investigation;

For more details of Baby Sensory classes in Wanstead visit or contact Nicola on 07834 170 485

Exclusively for babies 0-13 months

Book a free trial session today! Classes are held weekly on Tuesdays at the Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road E11 3AU For a full listing of class times and venues including Wanstead, South Woodford and Buckhurst Hill or to book your free, no obligation trial class contact Nicola today

Too old for Baby Sensory? Designed for toddlers from 13 months to 3 years, Toddler Sense is the perfect mix of obstacle courses, exploratory play and discovery time. Developed by the founder of Baby Sensory, Toddler Sense is launching at the end of January 2011. Contact Nicola for more information.

Contact Nicola on 07834 170485 or email

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The workout that tones the whole body! l Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking l Increase your energy levels l Tone up and lose weight l Easy on the knees and joints l Great for neck, shoulder and back problems l Sociable, safe outdoor exercise l Suitable for all levels

FREE taster sessions available NOW! (Wanstead Park, Warren Road, E11 2LU)

Call for more details on 07989 938242 or e-mail Nikkii at

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Have you got what it takes to be a FOSTER CARER? Can you answer ‘yes’ to all of the following: ü I can offer a safe home to a child or teenager ü I have at least one spare room in my home ü I have a sense of fun and want to work from home ü I have a commitment and genuine desire to help children develop


ü I am already a foster carer

If you can say ‘yes’, Ryancare Fostering will provide at least: ü Comprehensive ongoing training ü Regular supervision and support ü 24 hour personal support, 365 days a year ü Generous fostering, holiday and festival allowances ü The opportunity to work as part of a team

For more information call us for an informal chat

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Individual commissions and remodelling available

Besp k h n ad w l ry

This month’s featured item of jewellery is a striking spinel and diamond 18ct gold ring, hand made by David Keating in our workshop in Wanstead.

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL

Tel: 020 8989 2532

Spinel & Diamond 18ct Gold Ring

We urgently need your broken gold jewellery - odd earrings, bracelets, rings, neck chains etc. We pay instant cash and will always give you our best price!

Drop up to 3 sizes INSTANTLY The Body Magic reshaper: l Flattens your abdomen l Trims your hips l Lifts your buttocks and breasts l Reduces your waist by up to 3 sizes instantly l Permanent inch loss with regular use l Perfect compliment to your diet or exercise regime - speeds results! To book your FREE reshaping party or to order online visit or call 07956 456 840. *Want to earn extra money working from home? Distributors urgently required in all areas*

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We are an approved local company with over 30 years experience

All types of gas central heating systems installed All boilers installed, serviced and repaired Existing systems updated and powerflushed Landlord’s gas saftey certificates Registered installer of mega-flo hot water systems Energy efficient registered installer Gas fires, water heaters and cookers installed Free estimates All work guaranteed

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Garden friends in winter The British winter is a wonderful thing, sunshine and mild temperatures one day and several degrees below the next. If you think that is confusing for us gardeners, then imagine what it’s like for the wildlife. For me, gardening is as much about the creatures which inhabit my plot as it is about the plants. In view of this, I like to make life as easy as possible for my garden friends Top Bird-feeding Tips


’m not the tidiest gardener in the world, but this turns out to be a bonus in my quest to help the local wildlife. So you might think I’m lazy for not cutting down bare stems and soggy seed heads, but in fact I am providing luxury accommodation for over-wintering insects. These in turn attract certain birds and other insects for whom the luxury accommodation is more akin to a fast-food establishment. When you trim hollow-stemmed plants, cut them into 10cm lengths and bind a few together into a bunch. Push this bunch of stems into a hedge or a sheltered corner and insects will find it – a sort of ‘build it and they will come’ construction. You can also buy some wonderful purpose-built solutions. My mother bought me an impressively titled ‘insect condominium’ a few Christmases ago which has proved very popular with solitary bees and ladybirds alike. A gardening friend of mine gave me a great tip. He suggested placing a couple of ladybird shelters near my rose bushes so that when the warmer weather finally comes, early aphids will be gobbled up by the ladybirds and their larvae.

start with the basics A good quality sunflower seed based mix in a tubular feeder is a great starting point and will attract a wide variety of birds. add some extras Peanuts are a good source of protein and fat and are very popular. Raisins and apple chunks on a platform will attract blackbirds, thrushes and other fruit-lovers. Fat or suet is high-energy and gratefully received by many species during colder weather. Niger seed in small feeders will attract shy goldfinches if hung in a quieter part of the garden. Check your hygiene Feeders should be clean and mould-free or they may spread disease. Don’t forget water Fresh water is really important, especially if temperatures are below freezing. safety first Consider placing stickers on patio doors to reduce the risk of collisions. Protect birds from cats by hanging the feeders high enough and removing any potential hiding places nearby.

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Garden Design, Construction & Maintenance

For a Garden to suit your needs

• For gardens large or small • Friendly, reliable service • Free initial consultation Contact Tony Sephton B.Eng

Tel: 020 8521 4225 Mob: 07940 715 221 Email: 29, Melville Road, Walthamstow E17 6QS

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20% off all vases & 10% off all giftware

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The Wanstead Society


An independent, non-political organisation that works to protect, preserve and improve our local area.

Is your business located on or near Wanstead High Street?

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, in Wanstead House at 7.45pm.



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Tarzy Wood

Tanning tubes changed regularaly


Spratt Hall Road

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Tan yourself in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

Church Path Wanstead Clinic

Wanstead Place

Tanning Station

“Let me, Live another day�

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Oxfam Books & Music Shop

Call 020 8819 6645 to add yourself to the map.

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl and sheet music welcomed

Monday Special £24.50 for 3 Courses

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm

from our á la carte

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1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead

Tel: 020 8989 1977 17 Cambridge Park, Wanstead E11 2PU


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Providing Treatment and Pain Relief

• Back and Neck Pain • Sciatica • Sports Injuries • Expectant Mothers • Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and Children Simply Call for an Appointment

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Scientists are coming to the conclusion that we are more prone to colds and flu in the winter due to low levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’, rather than the colder weather. sue Blain explains how vitamin D regulates the immune system and prevents infections


ost of our vitamin D is formed under the skin in reaction to sunlight, but of course we must remember to limit our exposure in order not to burn. It is found only in a small number of foods, mainly oily fish (herring, salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and cod liver oil), cheese and egg yolks. Margarine, breakfast cereals and powdered milk are often fortified. It is also important to consume raw green leafy vegetables and a handful of nuts and seeds daily, to provide the minerals that support vitamin D absorption. Vitamin D deficiency is a real possibility these days due to low light levels, less time spent outdoors and an excessive use of sunscreens during the summer. Ideally, 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure (depending on skin type) between 10am and 3pm, twice a week, is recommended during the summer and longer during winter. You may need to take supplements if you work long hours indoors. Take care though, because you can over-dose on this vitamin as it is fat soluble, but scientists believe the recommended levels – 400 international units (IUs) or 10 micrograms (mcg) – are too low and 1,000 IUs or 25mcg may be necessary to prevent disease. Others, like Heaney and Holick (prominent vitamin D scientists), recommend 3,000 IUs depending on a person’s bodyweight. In the UK, pregnant, breastfeeding women and anyone over 65 years old are advised to take a 10mcg supplement, and babies from six months to take 7mcg. Ask at your local NHS clinic about Healthy Start drops. Vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium metabolism. Back in the mid 1880’s cod liver oil was recognised as a cure for the childhood

bone disease rickets, however, not until 1921 did scientists realise that vitamin D was the component that cured the rickets. The encouraging thing about recent studies is the increasing list of chronic conditions that may be implicated in vitamin D deficiency such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscle weakness, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer. The Vitamin D Council has urged doctors to test the vitamin D levels of patients suffering the above conditions and treat with sunlight and supplements. In the last century, tuberculosis patients were prescribed sunshine. Are Mediterranean people so healthy due to diet alone, or the extra sunshine they receive? More research is needed, but in the meantime we can begin to make any necessary changes to ensure a happy, healthy New Year.

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WAnstEAd & WOOdFORd CEntEnARy FiLm CLub A screening of The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski and staring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Non-members may join the film club at any of the monthly showings. Date: Monday 3 January Time: 12 noon Venue: Odeon Cinema, South Woodford Cost: The cinema’s usual charges will apply Enquiries:

HEALtHy LiFEstyLEs: WAnstEAd WALks Organised as part of the Redbridge Healthy Lifestyles Programme. No booking required. Call for details of other walks in Wanstead. Date: Thursday 6 January Time: 11am Venue: Wanstead Park (Warren Road entrance) Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8708 0952

WiLdLiFE gARdEn WOOdLAnd mAnAgEmEnt Join Newham Conservation Volunteers as they carry out woodland management in the secluded wildlife garden behind the Friends’ Meeting House, Wanstead. Children welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Date: Sunday 9 January Time: 10am to 4pm Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, Bush Road Cost: Free Enquiries:

dAvid LAst COnCERt At WAnstEAd LibRARy The East London & Essex Organ Society present David Last, who will be playing a variety of tunes from ballads to classical pieces, right through to more up-to-date music. Date: Wednesday 12 January Time: 7.50pm to 10.15pm Venue: Wanstead Library Cost: Members: £4, guests: £6, under 16’s: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717

kEitH niCHOLs PLAys tRAditiOnAL jAzz Keith Nichols – one of the foremost authorities on classic jazz piano styles – will be playing at the Wanstead House Friday Social Club. Date: Friday 14 January Time: 8.30pm Venue: Roding Room, Wanstead House Cost: Members: free, non-members: £3 Enquiries: 020 8500 7507

WAnstEAd FARmERs’ mARkEt The popular farmers’ market will be returning the first Sunday of every month from February onwards. Date: Sunday 16 January Time: 10am to 3pm Venue: Wanstead High Street Enquiries:

WREn gROuP WAtER biRd COunt in WAnstEAd PARk Learn more about the birds in Wanstead Park. Date: Sunday 16 January Time: 10am Venue: Meet at refreshment kiosk, Wanstead Park Enquiries:

tEA And CAkE At ALdERsbROOk LibRARy Enjoy a chat and a cuppa and hear about your favourite authors and the latest titles on offer. Date: Thursday 20 January Time: 3.30pm Venue: Aldersbrook Library, 2a Park Road E12 5HQ Cost: Free (contributions welcome) Enquiries: 020 8496 0006

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PAst & PREsEnt AntiquEs & CRAFts FAiR Collectables, antiques, vintage jewellery, clothes, perfumes, handbags, household items, curios, home made preserves, plants and lots more. Hot and cold refreshments available (home made). Date: Saturday 22 January Time: 10am to 4pm Venue: Christchurch Hall, Wanstead Place Cost: £1 Enquiries:

tHE EAst OF LOndOn FAmiLy HistORy sOCiEty Can’t find your ancestor on the census? Come and listen to this month’s speakers and you may find out why. Date: Wednesday 26 January Time: 7pm Venue: Wanstead Library Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8530 4514

ALdERsbROOk PLAyERs: CindERELLA A pantomime for all the family. Refreshments will be available. Date: Saturday 29 January, 5 February & Friday 4 February Time: Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Friday: 7.30pm Venue: Brading Crescent Community Hall, E11 3RT Cost: Adults: £7 Enquiries: 01992 812 606

tRAditiOnAL buRns nigHt suPPER dAnCE Enjoy traditional haggis, neeps & tatties at this Wanstead High School PTA event. Cash bar available. Book in advance. Date: Saturday 29 January Time: 7pm Venue: Wanstead High School Cost: Adults: £10, concessions: £5 Enquiries: 020 8989 4904


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Following on from the art trail last year, the brand new Art Group Wanstead will be organising ongoing displays of work upstairs at this landmark pub for all to enjoy. January’s themes are Winter and Festivities. A fair will also be held at the venue this month – date to be announced via signs. Date: Throughout January Time: Pub hours Venue: Upstairs Gallery, The George, Wanstead Cost: Free Enquiries: ONGOING

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An exhibition exploring the historic links between India, the UK and Redbridge. The East India Company was founded in 1600 and Wanstead was home to many of the company’s employees and their vast fortunes. Date: Until Saturday 26 February Time: Wed to Fri: 11am to 5pm, Sat: 10am to 4pm Venue: Redbridge Museum, Central Library, Ilford Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8708 2317 ONGOING

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The Ancient Oaks of Epping Forest are an inspiration for artists and conservationists alike. Enjoy the artwork created by local people in Epping Forest’s Big Draw 2010. Date: Saturday 8 January to Sunday 27 March Time: 12pm to 5pm (weekends only) Venue: The Temple, Wanstead Park Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8508 0028

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Wanstead United Reformed Church Nightingale Lane, E11 2HD

Sunday Worship Sunday morning at 10.30am

Sunday School, except on 2nd Sunday of the month when we have all-age worship. 1st Sunday of the month with Holy Communion.

Sunday evening at 6.00pm

2nd Sunday of the month with the Methodist Church at Hermon Hill. 3rd Sunday of the month with Holy Communion.

Sunday Services Christ Church, Wanstead Place

08.00: Holy Communion 09.30: Family Eucharist with Nursery Church, Sunday School and Young People Groups 18.30: Evensong (Except last Sunday of the month)

St Mary’s, Overton Drive

11.00: Family Eucharist with Sunday School 18.30: Evensong (Last Sunday of the month) For more information or to find out about baptisms or marriage contact the Revd Liz Horwell on 020 8257 9204 or visit our website:

Lateral Thinking Puzzle CHanGE your CoursE americans: “Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid collision” British: “Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision” americans: “This is the Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, the second largest ship in the US Atlantic Fleet. I demand you change your course or counter measures will be taken” This conversation is based on real events on a foggy day during WWii. The British were unarmed and did not move. What made the americans change their minds? answer on page 24 Mind bender puzzle answers: 1. Thinking outside the box 2. Man overboard 3. Life after death

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Community groups snAREsbROOk & WAnstEAd ROtARy CLub

Every Thursday, 1pm for 11⁄2 hrs at the County Hotel, Oak Hill, Woodford Green. Ladies & gentlemen are welcome. No commitment. For more information, call David on 020 8989 2701

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Live concerts are held every second Wednesday of the month from 7.50pm to 10.15pm in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library. Performances from a wide variety of artistes. £6 for guests, £4 for members or £1 for under 16’s. Call 020 8530 3717

WAnstEAd & WOOdFORd CinE & vidEO CLub

First, third and fifth Friday of the Month, 8pm at St. Pauls Church Hall, Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge. For more information, please call Martin Page on 020 8504 9430 or visit

stRidEs bAdmintOn CLub

Every Sunday, 3.30pm at Wanstead Leisure Centre, Redbridge Lane West. For beginners, average and advanced players. New members welcome. Over 18’s only. Call Mark on 020 8598 8435

COCAinE AddiCts AnOnymOus

Every Saturday, 5.30pm to 7pm at Wanstead Baptist Church, Wellington Rd. Call 0800 6785973

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Learn to play the oriental board game ‘Go’. Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 10:30pm at Wanstead House (except in August and for two weeks at Christmas). £2.50 per visit (first three visits are free). For more information call Alistair Wall on 020 8556 4232


First Tuesday of every month, 7pm for 7.45pm start at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road. Monthly flower arranging demonstrations with a chance to win the flowers in a raffle. Cost: £4. Call 020 8524 6526

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Club nights every Thursday evening from 8pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Hermon Hill. New members welcome (minimum age: 14). Call Neil on 020 8505 0061 or visit

WAnstEAd HOusE

Local community centre offering a wide range of activities for all ages. Call 020 8989 3693 or visit

WAnstEAd HistORiCAL sOCiEty

Every third Thursday of the month from September to May, 8pm at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead. £3 charge for visitors and refreshments are available. Call 07949 026212

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Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Wanstead Library. There is a bookstall, help corner and refreshments. Free entry. Call 020 8530 4514 or visit

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Every first Monday of the month. New members welcome. Call 020 8925 4928 or 01708 743326

LEytOnstOnE, WAnstEAd & distRiCt PHiLAtELiC sOCiEty

Second Saturday afternoon and fourth Monday evening most months at Wanstead House. For those interested in stamps or postal history. For more information call 020 8989 2885


Wildlife society organising practical work, walks and recording wildlife locally especially at Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats. Call 020 8989 3243 or visit

WAnstEAd PARkLAnds COmmunity PROjECt

Campaigning since 2005 for the preservation and improvement of Wanstead Park. For more information and to become a member of the associated ‘Friends of Wanstead Parklands’ group visit


A friendly musical society based at Waltham Forest College, Walthamstow. Rehearsals take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 10pm. New members welcome. If you enjoy singing and/or dancing, please contact Doreen on 020 8539 9474 or for more information, visit

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January 2011 WAnstEAd CEntRAL bOWLs CLub

Roll-ups from 2pm daily at Wanstead Central Bowls Club, Nutter Lane, Wanstead. Contact Len Welton on 020 8530 4547 for details.


Operatic and dramatic group specialising in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan – especially the Savoy Operas. New members welcome (all voices and levels of expertise) – subject to a short audition. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm at St. John’s Church, Walthamstow. Call Jackie on 0785 2928287 or visit

iLFORd & distRiCt AquARists & POnd kEEPERs sOCiEty

Second Monday of every month from 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Wanstead Library, for talks on all fish keeping topics. Call Ray on 01268414452 or visit

COuntiEs REsidEnts’ AssOCiAtiOn

The CRA is a non-party-politcal and non-sectarian organisation, founded in 2006, which represents the interests of the residents of the Counties Estate and neighbouring roads in Wanstead.

Useful Numbers HealtH

NHS Direct.................................................................0845 4647 Whipps Cross Hospital.............................020 8539 5522 Emergency Dentist....................................020 8554 9865 Wanstead Pharmacy.................................020 8989 0597 Wanstead Place Clinic..............................020 8926 1450 Wanstead Village Dental & Health Centre...........................020 8530 2126


Electricity - Power Loss............................0800 028 0247 Gas - Emergency............................................0800 111 999 Thames Water ...............................................0845 9200 800


Wanstead Police Station.........................0300 123 1212 Wanstead Safer Neighbourhoods Team...........................020 8721 2796 Snaresbrook Safer Neighbourhoods Team...........................020 8721 2561


WAnstEAd sOCiEty

The Wanstead Society is an independent, nonpolitical organisation that works to protect, preserve and improve the local area. The committee meet the first Wednesday of every month, in Wanstead House from 7.45pm onwards. To download a membership application form, visit

WAnstEAd yOutH CEntRE

Although activities at the youth centre are geared to 11 to 25 year olds, it is also used by many other groups made up of a range of ages. Located in Elmcroft Avenue, Wanstead. Call 020 8989 1711

ALdERsbROOk FAmiLiEs AssOCiAtiOn

The AFA is a non-political group which arranges events to encourage the social life of the local community in Aldersbrook. Call Maura Cardy on 020 8530 8641 or visit

tHE ALLAn buRgEss CEntRE

Age Concern Redbridge provides a range of services in the local community. The Allan Burgess Centre on Wanstead High Street offers a wide range of activities for people aged 50+. Freshly cooked meals also available. Call 020 8989 6338

council & local mp

Redbridge Council.....................................020 8554 5000 Leyton and Wanstead Labour Party...................................................020 8989 5249

leisure & libraries

Wanstead Leisure Centre.......................020 8989 1172 Sylvestrian Leisure Centre .....................020 8509 6526 Schools Plus (Hall Hire)............................07850 048 218 Wanstead Library........................................020 8708 7400 Aldersbrook Library...................................020 8496 0006

advice & support

Samaritans .....................................................08457 90 90 90 Citizens Advice Bureau............................020 8988 9620 Community Legal Advice.....................0845 345 4 345 Alcoholics Anonymous...........................0845 769 7555 National Debtline .......................................0808 808 4000


Goddard Veterinary Group ...................020 8989 7744 RSPCA ................................................................0300 1234 555

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index of Advertisers AERiALs

Aerials Direct ...............................................14



Rosemary Conley’s Classes...................... 1

dRiving instRuCtOR


LIPA 4:19 ........................................................47

EstAtE AgEnts

K9 & Felines ..................................................10

Planning & Projects Ltd...........................14 T-Space ...................................................32-33

Alan Beer Driving......................................... 8

bAby dEvELOPmEnt

GB Electrical.................................................48

Baby Sensory...............................................37


Beauty by Tara..................................44 & 63 Longwood House Clinic .........................11

Martin & Co..................................................15 Petty & Son Prestwich..............................51

FARmERs’ mARkEts


Essex Farmers’ Markets.....................22-23

bOdy REsHAPing

Primavera Financial Partners LLP.......27


Love London Fitness................................... 5 Nordic Walking ..........................................38 Rosemary Conley’s Classes...................... 1

Bike Works ....................................................24 Ardyss .............................................................40 Zone Construction..................................2-3


Carpenter & Handyman........................... 8

FinAnCiAL AdviCE FitnEss



Woodford Flooring ...................................55


Lillies of Wanstead..........................43 & 44



Barnardo’s Charity Shop.........................45 Dial-A-Dream .............................................44 Oxfam Book Shop.....................................45

The Rotisserie Company.........................47


Ryancare Fostering...................................39

Grace Church ..............................................54 Our Lady of Lourdes .................................58 The Parish of Wanstead..........................58 United Reformed Church.......................58


Time For You................................................31

COmmunity CLAssEs

Clubs & Societies.................................60-61 Craft Courses...............................................30

COmPutER mAintEnAnCE

Computer Solutions.................................24 Problem Computers.................................28 Rent-A-Geek.................................................35


Redbridge Classical Dance....................29


Alison’s Decorating Services..................24 MG Décor......................................................50


Longwood House Dental Care............11 Smile in London.........................................28


One Addison................................................45 Wanstead Osteopaths............................45

FOOd dELivERy FOstERing


Wanstead Pharmacy...............................44

PLAnning COnsuLtAnts

Planning & Projects Ltd...........................14

PLumbing sERviCEs

Ignite Plumbing & Heating ...................50

PRivAtE tuitiOn

Kip McGrath................................................... 6 Singing Teacher .........................................16


Noesis Psychotherapy Practice............13

REstAuRAnts & FOOd

Essex Farmers’ Markets.....................22-23 Robins Pie & Mash.....................................45 The Green Fish Restaurant...........45 & 64 The Rotisserie Company.........................47



Albany Brent Ltd ........................................10

gARdEn sERviCEs

Park School For Girls.................................16


Singing Teacher .........................................16


Tanning Station.........................................44


Florida Villas ................................................34 Travel Insurance.........................................53

The Chair Doctor.......................................16 Growing Gardens......................................43 Carpenter & Handyman........................... 8 Heating Plus ................................................41 Keating Jewellers.............................40 & 44


My Dream Kitchen....................................17

LEtting AgEnt

Martin & Co..................................................15


Artisan Loft Ladders .................................34 Trim Loft Conversions..............................49


One Addison................................................45


singing LEssOns

tAnning tRAvEL


FS Design ......................................................25

WAstE disPOsAL

Arbis .................................................................. 7

WindOW CLEAning

Theydon ........................................................48

WindOW REstORAtiOn

McCarty & Smith ......................................... 9

To advertise please call 020 8819 6645 or email

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Clean & Easy hot wax is used for our Brazilian and Hollywood treatments. The wax is allowed to harden before it is removed by hand, without the use of wax strips.

Whether you’re looking for a pre-holiday wax, an indulgent manicure or pedicure, a rejuvenating eye treatment or a revitalising facial, I look forward to welcoming you to my salon.


Brazilian & Hollywood Wax Only £20

Jessica GELeration Nails are a hybrid between gel and polish, giving stunning colour that drys in seconds, lasts for 2-3 weeks, protects the natural nail and is chip resistant.


GELeration Nails Only £32 including take-off


Tara Goonan Beauty Therapist

Call: 07796 417 876

or book online at 9 Station Parade, High Street, Wanstead, E11 1QF

Inside the Tanning Station, opposite Snaresbrook underground station

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MOnday speciaL £24.50 for 3 Courses from our á la carte

MOnday TO THursday

Exclusive Indian style fish menu available

seT LuncH

2 Courses £12.50 3 Courses £15.50

sunday rOasT Only £16.50

Tel: 020 8989 1977 17 Cambridge Park, Wanstead E11 2PU Opening HOurs:

Mon - Thur: Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm | Dinner: 5.30pm to 10.00pm Tue: CLOSED Fri & sat: Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm | Dinner: 5.30pm to 10.30pm sun: 12pm to 9.00pm

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January 2011 issue of the Wanstead Village Directory