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Contents Features Spotlight on Stratford������������� 12-13 For the record��������������������������������������18 Taking credit�����������������������������������������24 Staging the music��������������������� 30-31 Country gardens��������������������������������36 A wild summer���������������������������� 42-43 Such good sports���������������������� 50-51 On your bike!����������������������������������������56 Message in a book����������������������������66

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Every month Local news�������������������������������������������6-8 Wanstead map���������������������������� 44-45 Community events������������������� 72-73 Community groups������������������ 76-77 Useful numbers����������������������������������77 Index of advertisers��������������������������78

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Welcome... The countdown is almost complete, the time for planning is nearly up – the time for action has arrived. The Olympic flame has entered the home straight of its 70-day journey around the UK, and Stratford is all set to take centre stage for the greatest show on Earth. Preparations for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have not all been plain sailing, however, and there have been both national and local issues for organisers to contend with. In a period of austerity, the seemingly ever-increasing cost of staging the Games has been a controversial issue. The Chancellor will therefore no doubt be pleased with the announcement last month that almost £500m will be returned to the coffers from the Olympic budget. Less pleased will be those who campaigned against the siting of a police muster, briefing and deployment centre on Wanstead Flats, which has seen a 3.4-metre-high wall enclose the fairground area of the Flats for police use until September. Objections aside, London 2012 is hoping to inspire a generation, and it would seem that inspiration is in no short supply in Wanstead. Members of a local art group will this month present an exhibition of Olympicinspired work at The George (see pages 50-51) – a taster of the creativity that will fill the windows of High Street shops during September's art trail. In Snaresbrook, at Forest School, staff and pupils have also been inspired. Since 2010 they have been raising money for their Olympic scholarship fund, and this month they will complete their fundraising activities with an ambitious world record attempt (see page 18). Proving that it doesn't require an international sporting event to inspire the younger generations, Wanstead resident Luke Williams has been a source of inspiration and guidance to pupils of Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow – where he teaches – for the past 10 years. His reward: a successful nomination to carry the Olympic flame through Redbridge this month (see pages 12-13), something he will be doing on behalf of 'all the unsung achievers across the country'. Lee Marquis, Editor

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Extended opening hours at the Temple during the Olympics The Temple in Wanstead Park will be celebrating the Olympics by opening for seven days a week for the first time, from Friday 27 July to Sunday 12 August. The Grade II listed building – which dates from the 1760s – houses displays on the history of Wanstead Park and is normally open at weekends and bank holidays only. "The Temple will be a haven for those who want to get away from watching sport on the telly with our own offering of family fun and heritage," explained

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theatre shows are also taking place in the Temple enclosure in July and August. Call 020 8508 0028

Olympic travel plans

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With a number of temporary road changes to be put in place during the Games – such as a part-time restricted turn into Redbridge Roundabout and a part-time closure of the westbound entry slip road onto the A12 at the Green Man Roundabout – Redbridge Council are advising residents to 'reduce, re-route or re-schedule' their journeys to minimise disruption. As key routes into Stratford and the Olympic Park, the A12 and the North Circular will both be significantly busier. For more information, visit bit.ly/olympictravel

The council are inviting residents to enjoy the Rise and Shine Redbridge celebrations this month as the Olympic Torch makes its way through the borough on Sunday 22 July, from 6am to 9.30am. Carried by 26 local torchbearers, the flame will pass through Fairlop Waters, Barkingside, Gants Hill, Valentines Mansion, Ilford Town Centre and Ilford Lane as it heads towards Stratford for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday 27 July. To view the Redbridge Torch Relay route, visit bit.ly/redbridgetorch

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Congregation return to Olympic decorations along worship in refurbished church Wanstead High Street

Churchgoers from Wanstead United Reformed Church are back worshipping in their own premises following a year of repairs and major reordering to the interior of the building. "With beautiful new flooring and purposebuilt facilities, overall there is now a feeling of

warmth and freshness throughout," said Rev Dr Rosalind Selby, who also thanked nearby Wanstead Methodist Church where her flock have been worshipping for the past 13 months. A coffee morning will be held on 7 July from 10am to 1pm for those wishing to view the extent of the work.

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Olympic banners have been hung from lampposts along both sides of Wanstead High Street as part of a GLA project to dress towns across London for the Olympic Games, which begin this month. Paid for by a £50,000 grant from the GLA, a total of 204 Olympic banners are in place

across Redbridge with a further 20 flags sited at roundabouts and parks. The multi-coloured displays will remain in place until the end of the Paralympic Games. Additional decorations will be used at the council's range of Olympic roadshows, including the Wanstead Festival on 12 August.

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Neighbours come together in Jubilee celebrations

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Wanstead-based band Bleech release debut album

Local rock band Bleech, whose members are all former Wanstead High School students, released their debut album 'Nude' last month. The band – which comprises sisters Jennifer and Katherine O'Neill (lead vocals and bass respectively) and drummer Matt Bick – have been

described as evoking the anger of The Clash, the intensity of Nirvana and the swagger of Led Zeppelin. The album is available from Amazon and iTunes. Bleech will be performing locally at Music in Wanstead Park on Saturday 7 July. Visit www.bleech.me.uk

The Tree of Yoga Pre/Postnatal classes in Wanstead Prenatal: Your experience of being pregnant will involve many changes. Knowing how to use yoga to breathe, move and relax during this time will help you lay deep foundations for decades of mothering. Postnatal: As a new mum, you don’t get much time to yourself, but this class gives you some back. The fact you can take your babies with you is an added bonus as they love watching what mummy is doing.

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Numerous roads were closed throughout the borough last month as residents took to the streets to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. In Wanstead, there were High Street celebrations alongside the monthly farmers' market and further festivities on Nightingale Green.

The Mayor of Redbridge opened the Addison Road street party, which saw over 200 residents turn out. "There was music, a bouncy castle and plenty of food. It was a great day, one which the road hopes to replicate again soon," said resident Scott Wilding.

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Back to Netball sessions – a national scheme aiming to reintroduce the sport to women of all ages – started at Wanstead Leisure Centre last month. The classes – which are run by the England Netball Association and take place on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm – are coach-led and cover all the basics from chest passes to footwork. "Whether it is about rediscovering sporting abilities you forgot you had, getting active again or just meeting like-minded ladies, these sessions cater for all abilities," said netball coach Lucy Hantson. Call 07854 090 628

Astronomer and author Steve Ringwood will be speaking at Wanstead House this month on the subject of the first great lunar hoax. The presentation – which has been organised by the North East London Astronomical Society – will look at a series of articles that were published in the 19th century about the supposed discovery of life on the Moon. The talk will take place on Sunday 15 July from 3pm to 6pm. For more information on this and future astronomical discussions at Wanstead House, call 020 8992 5751

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One Wanstead resident has been anticipating the arrival of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games more than most. As one of the 26 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame through Redbridge this month, Luke Williams is ready for action

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s I write this, it's only a few weeks to go until the Olympic Torch arrives in Redbridge, en route to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, and I am getting more and more excited with each passing day. As I wait to receive my uniform and my information pack detailing my route, I'm itching with anticipation and overcome by impatience.

Similarly, my chats with neighbours, community well-wishers and workers within Redbridge have suggested that the borough is equally looking forward to the big day. Some have earmarked 22 July in their diaries and are making early plans so that they can get the most out of the day. Perhaps many of you will find a prime location very early in the morning so that you can get the best view of the procession. We are fortunate to have a date during the heart of the summertime so that, British weather permitting, there is a good chance of basking and bathing in the sun while waiting for the moment that most of us may never see again in our lifetimes. Television news coverage of the torch relay in other boroughs has shown an impressive deluge of residents along the route on each and every occasion so far. I have no doubt that our borough will equal their efforts, if not outdo the support demonstrated elsewhere. In the meantime, I continue to wallow in my good fortune at being nominated. I'm just lucky. There are hundreds of other residents in the borough who have done sterling work in their various fields. Some have done so quietly in the shadow, while others have been more visibly making the UK at large a better place to live. We should probably have a mass run in Redbridge – a throng of celebrated achievers taking turns at passing the torch along. That's not likely to happen, so I'm dedicating my run to all the unsung achievers and contributors across the country, but especially to those in Redbridge. While I carry the flame, I will also be thinking of the immeasurable wealth of talent and energy that our young people possess. I was nominated by a young person to carry the flame but, ironically, as a teacher it is primarily young people who motivate and inspire me every day. I am constantly being surprised by the brilliant ideas they produce and the abundance of raw talent and creativity that abounds in our youths. In Redbridge, one teenager to watch is 18 year-old Adam Gemili who was recently named the second

fastest man in Europe. He is a defender with League Two club Dagenham and Redbridge, but he showed that football is not his only forte when he smashed his 100 metres lifetime best with a scorching time of 10.08 seconds in Regensburg, Germany in June. His winning time, which was comfortably inside the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard, has been bettered only by Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre in Europe this year. Now all eyes are on Gemili and, at the time of writing, he is tipped to be placed on Britain's Olympic sprint team. This is what the flame is about – a symbol of the burning passion for excellence among the members of our community. It is a reminder of the warmth we get from those who celebrate with us when we succeed and those who support us when we have given our all but fall short of the prize. The flame burns eternally like our love for our athletes, but also for our community and nation. I am often asked how I am preparing for the relay. My answer is simple – I am prepared. Although I am a sports enthusiast and I challenge myself physically ever day, there is actually no need for such preparation when it comes to the torch relay. My pride at representing Redbridge will pump enough adrenalin through me that my feet will carry me the length of the country if needs be; the sight of supporters lining the route will be the fuel to replenish depleting motivation and the thought that it is history in the making will help to keep my torch-bearing arm hoisted throughout the journey. I say congratulations to the other 25 Redbridge torchbearers and, on their behalf, let me thank those who have nominated us to represent the borough during this noteworthy occasion. We look forward to seeing you along the route. Let the Games commence! Luke Williams is one of 8,000 torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame an estimated 8,000 miles across the UK. The Olympic Torch Relay started at Land's End, Cornwall and will have visited over 1,000 communities across the UK before it starts its London leg on 21 July. Luke hopes that local residents will turn out to motivate and support him on Sunday 22 July as he carries the Olympic Torch towards Stratford. To view the Olympic Torch Relay route through Redbridge, visit www.bit.ly/redbridgetorch

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For the record Forest School in Snaresbrook has experienced an exciting journey in the run up to the Olympics, culminating in a world record attempt this month. Sandy Nicholls from the school's Olympic committee reports

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anuary 2010 saw the creation of the Forest School Olympic Committee. It was our remit to ensure that pupils, parents and staff would never forget London 2012, but also to establish a lasting legacy. Our aim was to create a scholarship that would enable the school to offer a place to a child from one of the five Olympic boroughs who otherwise would not get the opportunity to enjoy a Forest education. We are delighted to say that this ambitious target has been met. Summer 2010 saw the school's Olympic logo designed – plus we were awarded the Inspire Olympic logo for being active members of the Get Set Network. We also began working with the Waltham Forest 2012 It's Happening Here programme. Our events have been wide ranging and have included: Olympic art exhibitions; compiling a 2012 cookery book; an Olympic writing day with author John Doughtery; hosting a boxing exhibition in association with the ABA; a golf tournament; Paralympic speakers in assembly; a musical extravaganza; and, of course, sports events. We have invited many other local schools to participate in these activities over the past two years, which has given our pupils an opportunity to share their experiences and encourage new friendships. In September 2010, Team SuperSchools – who sponsor future athletes – provided an opportunity for pupils to take part in exercises with triple jumpers Larry Achike and Nathan Fox. We held a similar event again recently, in association with Sports4All, and this time sprinter Aniyka Onuora put the pupils through their paces. April 2011 saw Forest pupils invited to the launch of Sainsbury's One Million Kids Challenge, introducing Paralympic sports to children. Then, in June 2011, we held an Olympic ball, supported by Lord Coe's Ambassador Tessa Sanderson and Team GB swimmers and Paralympic athletes. November came and we staged a spectacular Olympic firework event in the presence of Team GB hockey players Simon Tindell and James Tindall.

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By now our scholarship fund was growing and an added bonus was the invitation for 18 of our pupils to become Young Games Makers at the Paralympic Games – they are honoured to be taking part in athletics and wheelchair tennis events. In February 2012, the prep school became actively involved in Gold Challenge, the only Olympic and Paralympic sport-based charity programme. The pupils have raised over £6,500 for Vision Charity, the patron of which is Noel Thatcher MBE, a world record-holding British Paralympic athlete and gold medallist. Their efforts were rewarded on 1 April when the pupils ran in the Olympic Stadium. Our final event is set to be a Herculean one: a world record attempt. A mixed team of 12 parents, staff and sixth formers, led by Noel Thatcher, are attempting to beat a German-held record of running 422km in 24 hours on a treadmill. Besides fundraising for our scholarship, we are also supporting the Essex Disabled Sports Foundation. The attempt, which will commence at 12.30pm on 4 July, will be opened by former footballer Tony Cottee. During the evening of 4 July there will be a summer art exhibition and a musical extravaganza happening across the school – a fitting way to conclude our Olympic journey. For more information on Forest School's Olympic scholarship fund, call 020 8520 1744

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Taking credit Ahead of a series of financial awareness workshops taking place at Wanstead House later this year, WizeUp consultant Ed Flack offers some credit card management advice

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very week many of us are offered a credit card deal. Before deciding, we need to ensure that the deal offered is the best one for us and that the credit limit is sufficient, but not too big, even if our instinct is to take as much as is offered.

Once a contract has been agreed, the card delivered and the signature strip signed, the temptation will be to use it for a host of everyday payments. This should be avoided at all costs. Although it may save the hassle of carrying around cash, it is far too easy to lose track of what is being spent. When the statement arrives at the end of the month, the outstanding balance will always be higher than expected. Neither should it be used for cash withdrawals as there will be a surcharge of up to 2% on every withdrawal. A direct debit needs to be set up straightaway to make a minimum payment. A failure to pay this amount means that not only may unnecessary charges be incurred – at least £12 per late payment – but extra interest will be charged as well. More importantly though, the credit rating, which is key for securing a loan or mortgage, will take a hit. On the plus side, of course, there is no quicker way to build up a good credit rating than by running a credit card account tidily. This doesn't mean the balance has to be paid off in full every month, far from it. Just ensure that payments are made on time and the agreed credit limit is not breached. Even though the minimum payment may be met, nobody, least of all the banks, explains that the minimum amount will drop each month as the outstanding balance is repaid. This means that more interest is added and the balance takes longer to clear. Better to repay a fixed amount every month which is significantly more than the minimum payment. A simple practice, but sadly one that is often forgotten. Because a deal has been accepted, it should not prevent anyone from shopping around for a better or cheaper offer. Online comparison sites make this easier than ever to do. A 0% transfer deal may

look great to start with, but may end up being an expensive option after the initial period. A word of caution though, every time a request for a new card is refused, a 'black mark' is placed against the applicant's credit rating. An application should only be made, therefore, if there is a good chance it will be accepted. Having one, two or even three well-run cards is perfectly acceptable. However, if a card is not being used any more, it should be cancelled with the issuer and then cut up. Under no circumstances should extra cards be opened in order to service existing debt. When the statement arrives each month, it should be checked carefully and any odd payments queried with the card issuer. It could be that a pre-paid smart card or a debit card is a better option for a young person than a credit card, especially if the debit card is issued against an account which has a relatively cheap overdraft facility attached to it. WizeUp workshops on financial awareness will take place at Wanstead House from September. For more information, call 07941 278 956

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McCarty & Smith specialise in the conversion of period timber windows to double glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements whilst preserving the character of your home. Our work is carried out with minimal internal and external disruption. Our customers retain their period sash windows whilst enjoying all the benefits of modern double glazing. We are proud to say that new windows are almost indistinguishable from the original windows.

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Staging the music Š Luke Yates

Gill James, one of the many volunteer organisers of Music in Wanstead Park, explains what it takes to stage this popular community event, which has been promoting local musical talent since the year 2000

Local band Bleech will be performing at this year's Music in Wanstead Park

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s she emerged from Wanstead Park in a fetching Edwardian bonnet in June 2000, an enthusiastic lady exclaimed: "We should do this every year!" She was one of many Aldersbrook neighbours who crowded into Wanstead Park in a grand triple celebration of the millennium year, the Woodford Meet Fancy Dress Cycle Parade and the centenary of the Edwardian estate of Aldersbrook.

And so Music in Wanstead Park was born. A group of local people got together and thought, why not a classical concert on the mound in front of the portico of the Temple in Wanstead Park next year? How picturesque that would be. The City of London Corporation, who own and manage the park, in a leap of faith, said: "Yes, go ahead." So, entirely without any capital and with great

confidence in the English climate, tickets were duly sold, and an orchestra with 32 professional musicians was precariously balanced on top of the aforementioned mound – with no rain cover whatsoever. The audience sat on the ground within the Temple garden, it did not rain, and the event was declared a success and worth repeating. Thus began a steep learning curve for the fledgling organising committee, a subcommittee of the Aldersbrook Families Association. The fenced Temple garden was clearly too small to accommodate the growing event, so a temporary extended fence was purchased to enclose a much wider area. The Temple mound really was not big enough to accommodate a whole classical orchestra: smaller, mostly local, groups would have to be booked in future.

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July 2012 As organisers, we had many questions to address. How would we pay for the event without going bankrupt? How would we be green and power activities at the event when there was no electricity on-site? How would we provide good food and drink and entertainment for the kids at a reasonable cost? Then there was the dreaded health and safety issue. How would we stop people falling into the lake, or setting fire to the park with their barbecues? Teams of marshals were trained to set up the event and keep everyone safe. Tents need to be pitched; tables and chairs need fetching from the church hall; fences require erecting; stall-holders need directing; and then it all has to be demounted again afterwards. Marshals who start work at 9am on the Saturday of the event may still be on-site at midnight, ensuring that the Temple is safely locked up for the night after the sound engineer has finally packed up and gone home. And then, on Sunday morning, they are back again for the final clear-up and litter pick, to ensure the park is left clean and tidy. Nowadays, the event costs around £12,000 to stage and is dependent on volunteer help. Local people cheerfully give their time to run varied activities, such as the barbecue, food stalls, the beer and wine tent, the eggathon and the It's a Knockout competition. All the marshals are volunteers, putting in time for their own charities. The main unavoidable costs are insurance, a main band for the evening and about nine other bands, the acoustic tent musicians, the sound engineer and hired afternoon activities such as the climbing wall, recycling, portable toilets, skip hire and publicity. A small grant from Redbridge Council helps, and the City of London generously allow free use of the venue, with lots of help from their staff. Any profit is either ploughed into the following year's event or handed out to local charities. A small financial cushion is maintained from year-to-year in case of disaster. Music in Wanstead Park not only takes place in a beautiful setting, but local people can also walk there without the need for cars; they can meet and chat with neighbours in relaxed circumstances; children can play freely and have fun within the fenced area while parents can relax in the knowledge that they are safe – so do come and join us for an afternoon of music, entertainment, refreshments and community fun.

This yea's Music in Wanstead Park takes place on Saturday 7 July from 2pm to 10pm, with entrances at Northumberland Avenue and Warren Road. All-day tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £4 for concessions (under 4's are free). There will be a total of 10 bands, plus a range of activities, including archery, zorbs and a skating rink. The evening concert at 8pm will feature blues band Nine Below Zero.

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THE LEBANESE now twilights at the Bungalow Café in Wanstead on Spratt Hall Rd

After serving the community for over 50 years the Bungalow Café has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and redesign of its kitchen to cater for Lebanese food after the hours of 6pm. Jimmy, our Lebanese chef, flew over from Cyprus to help create the perfect menu to test even the most fastidious of taste buds. Bring your own bottle with no corkage charge and no service charge and enjoy a sumptuous meal for a fraction of the cost.

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Aspid Jesh £8.95 Chicken liver cooked in a traditional Lebanese manner, with garlic, lemon, special spices, finished with a brandy flambé *served with chips or rice Harouf Bilforen £11.95 Shoulder of lamb cooked over several hours in the oven *served with vegetables and roasted potatoes Dawood Basha £9.95 Hand-made Lebanese beef meatballs *served with Bourkouri (cracked wheat) and traditional Lebanese yogurt Shish Taouk £8.95 Charcoal-grilled skewers of marinated chicken *served with salad garnish & chips or rice Kafta Meshwi £8.95 Charcoal-grilled skewers of seasoned beef minced with onion and parsley *served with salad garnish & chips or rice Mixed Grill £10.95 Shish Taouk, Kafta Meshwi, Maqaneq, Jawaneh *served with salad garnish & chips or rice Lebanese meze (minimum 2 persons) £15.00 pp Starting with: Olives, Tabbouleh, Fattoush, Hommos, Moutabal baba Ghanouj, Tzatziki, Tahine, Falafel Followed by: Lounza Haloumi & Aspid Jesh Ending with: Maqaneq, Jawaneh, Shish Taouk, Kafta Meshwi *served with chips and pita bread.


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A wild summer This month Tricia Moxey will be leading an evening wildflower walk in the local area on behalf of the Wren Wildlife Group, while Tim Harris will be looking for butterflies and dragonflies in Wanstead Park Bird's-foot trefoil, which flower from June to September, have attractive double yellow, pea-like flowers. Far right: a small copper butterfly, which favours open land where nectar sources can be found

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ere in the Wanstead area there are many sites of green open space. Some are protected as part of Epping Forest, but not all. The swathe of land encompassing the flood plain of the River Roding, the City of London Cemetery, the Exchange Lands and Wanstead Park forms a substantial area with a mix of different habitats. Each of these has its own associated plants and animals, and this is what makes this whole area so valuable for wildlife – and interesting for visitors too. During this month's evening wildflower walk – which takes place on Thursday 12 July – we will take a stroll around the Exchange Lands adjacent to Wanstead Park – an opportunity to see a range of midsummer wild flowers growing in one of the rather more unusual open spaces within the local area. Plants we will be looking for include woody nightshade, creeping cinquefoil, yarrow and bird'sfoot trefoil, as well as various grasses.

The 20 acres of the Exchange Lands were added to Epping Forest in 1994, to compensate for the loss of seven acres of forest land during the construction of the M11 link road. This site was an old sewage works and some remedial works were completed before the land was handed over to the Conservators of the Forest. Since then the vegetation has flourished, but there have been some modifications to the area to accommodate increased access for cyclists. The benefits of access to green space and the chance to see thriving trees, flowers, wild animals and insects are life enhancing. We all feel so much better if we can get out into an open space, feel the wind in our hair and walk beneath trees. However, there has to be some management of such open spaces to ensure that these remain as diverse as possible to encourage the survival of the many forms of wildlife and the vegetation on which they depend. Getting the balance right is not easy

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July 2012 and it is important to study such areas and learn to value them. Encouraging people to come along on a guided walk is part of the joy of exploring and becoming more familiar with these green spaces – so we do hope that you will be able to join us for this gentle evening stroll. Later in the month we will be turning our attention from evening to morning and from flora to fauna. Just half an hour of sunshine in the day can transform an area – butterflies begin to flit over grassland that previously looked dull and lifeless; damselflies and dragonflies emerge and dart like needles of blue, red and green to patrol the margins of ponds; and flowers that previously looked monochrome suddenly metamorphose into vivid yellows, pinks and blues. Usually, that's all it takes, a splash of sun to lift the temperature and breathe life into some of our more colourful insects. A bit of sun is just what we will be hoping for in Wanstead Park on Sunday 22 July, when we'll be looking for butterflies and dragonflies, learning how to identify them and finding out a bit more about their lifestyles. Wanstead Park has a good variety of grassland butterflies, including small heaths, gatekeepers and meadow browns, as well as several different kinds of skippers and blues. The park's five lakes also support a good selection of damselflies. We will be looking for blue-tailed, red-eyed and small red-eyed damselflies and black-tailed skimmer dragonflies. While we walk around the area, we will also be able to check on the success of our breeding waterbirds, not least the great crested grebes and the little grebes. So why not join us? And if the weather is good, bring along your camera and record for yourself the diversity and beauty of the natural world around us.

The evening wildflower walk takes place on Thursday 12 July, starting at 7pm – meet at the entrance to the Empress Avenue Riding School on the Aldersbrook estate. The Wanstead Park walk takes place on Sunday 22 July, starting at 10am – meet at the refreshment kiosk near the Northumberland Avenue entrance to Wanstead Park. Both walks are free to attend and will last approximately two hours. For more information on these events, or to find out more about the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group, call 07505 482 328 or visit www.wrengroup.org.uk

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Jack’s DIY Store now offers decking and fencing. Please contact us for further details – a free measuring service is available upon request and we also offer a fitting service. A bespoke joinery service is available, offering made-to-measure doors, timber windows, picket fencing, staircases and garden gates. OPENING HOURS Mon to Fri: 8aM - 5pM & Sat: 10aM - 4pM

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T OP ER S EN ING CHO SO OL ON ! Wanstead’s newest nursery is now open on Seagry Road, sister nursery to Little Bear’s on The Green. The nursery has been fully refurbished and provides a warm, safe and stimulating environment with all the comfort features of home with four themed rooms, for specific age groups, and a large artificial lawn garden providing a safe, clean out-door play area.

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Wanstead Locksmiths

Barry & Sons No call-out charge All work guaranteed 24 hour service • Established in Wanstead over 35 years • First-class work at reasonable prices • Free advice and estimates • All types of locks opened • Locks supplied, fitted and repaired

Tel: 020 8530 6557 12, Limes Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2BP

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The Nightingale s t n gh io i ss y n se a c sd si e u n m ed h is W Ir ry e ev

he Nightingale, which overlooks T Nightingale Green, is a beautiful old pub and probably one of east London’s best kept secrets. The Mob’s Hole area – as Nightingale Green was formerly known – dates back to the 1700’s. Run by Lucy and Noel McMahon, and a first-class team of staff, The Nightingale is famous for its extensive and constantly rotating range of cask-conditioned ales from all over the UK (CAMRA Good Beer & Good Food Guide, Cask Marque and Beautiful Beers accreditations).

There is an extensive range of homemade food available seven days a week, including our big all-day breakfast, a quiz night every Tuesday at 8.30pm and a traditional Irish music session every Wednesday at 8.30pm (no admission fees, just come along and enjoy the gig). An extensive wine list is available by the glass, bottle or single-serve bottles and up to 50 malt whiskies are available at any one time.

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Such good sports People in Wanstead will be able to enjoy Olympic-related art on their doorstep this month, reports local art trail organiser Donna Mizzi

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ocal artists are warming up for Wanstead's third annual art trail – and the Olympics. Members of Art Group Wanstead will be showing some of their Gamesrelated work upstairs at The George public house from 18 July until the end of the Paralympic Games in September.

most people quaking, but for her artwork she took a gentle bike ride in Argentina in order to capture a self-portrait for her amazing photo-mosaic. And, if Naomi Fenton was an athlete, she'd be doing the triathlon; she is a highly versatile artist, happy to slip out of one style and plunge into another to achieve the desired result or effect.

Manager Jim Morton has been keen to include local art at his Wetherspoon's east London flagship pub, which is in an ideal spot to draw visitors to the area – just opposite Wanstead Tube station. The free exhibition from Art Group Wanstead members will be able to be viewed at anytime the upstairs section of the pub is open to the public.

Art Group Wanstead is also linking its work to the Paralympics, partly by encouraging participation from local groups for adults with learning difficulties. Both the Woodbine Centre and the Snaresbrook Arts Project use creativity as a way for their members to express themselves and learn new skills. Their work is frequently selected to be shown at Tate Modern as a part of a special annual exhibition. One such artist who went on to win a prize last year was the Woodbine Centre's Zarina Cabinetmaker, who produced collages within a framework of the Olympic rings.

Not all the work will be specifically geared towards representing Olympic sports or personalities. The artists have been asked to think laterally and to draw on some of the values that high-level sports represent. Abstract work has also been invited. The pieces shown will include work from Dr Patrick Green's six-year photography project, showing the Olympic Park before, during and after construction. Sports, travel and dance specialist Carole Edrich has tried a range of extreme sports that would leave

Local artists will be showing more Olympicinspired work at The George during the art trail, which runs from 15 to 30 September. Artists in Leytonstone are holding their own trail from 12 to 22 July. Visit www.artgroupwanstead.com

Dr Patrick Green Patrick has taken more than 3,500 photographs of an area of tucked-away lanes, warehouses and industrial plants that have now been transformed into a world stage. He will be showing some of these images at The George and more of his work in Wanstead Library from 13 to 30 August. He aims to continue his project and record how the area changes during and after the Games.

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Naomi Fenton Naomi Fenton studied at Harrow School of Art and gained a degree in printed textiles at Chelsea. She worked for Hayward Studio, Liberty and Viyella, and her agents sold Naomi's work to Europe, the US and Japan. Colour is her passion and she loves to paint and experiment with different implements other than brushes. She describes her work as surrealistic and colourful.

Carole Edrich Carole Edrich is a prizewinning photographer who regularly contributes her work to dance magazines. Her 3m x 2m photo-mosaic is made of hundreds of photographs summarising her experiences in Argentina and Colombia, including cycling, climbing and trekking. Another of her large photo-mosaics can be seen downstairs in The George. To see more, visit www.dancetog.com

Zarina Cabinetmaker Zarina Cabinetmaker's collage – which is designed to invoke the spirit of competition by depicting sporting imagery inside the Olympic rings – impressed judges at the Tate Modern when her work was selected to be shown at the gallery last year for a special exhibition. Zarina attends the Woodbine Centre for adults with learning disabilities.

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Message in a book Jill White, the manager of the Oxfam Books and Music shop on Wanstead High Street, reports on this month's Bookfest, the charity's annual celebration of all things literary

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his year, Oxfam's fourth annual Bookfest – which runs from 2 to 15 July – will concentrate on the message that our book sales are 'tackling world poverty one page a time'. Here at the Wanstead Oxfam Books and Music shop we are passionate about how our book selections are both popular and eclectic – offering a bit of something for everyone – but also about how they can affect people's lives outside of Wanstead and outside of the UK. When you buy a book from us, you're buying seeds, water, education and much more.

This year, we're asking for local teachers to get their classes involved in ‘Message in a Book'. Primary and secondary schoolchildren taking part in the initiative will learn about how we all share the Earth's resources, and then write letters to their communities. We will slip these letters into the books we sell. Jo-Anne Witcombe, youth and school officer for Oxfam in the North, said: "Thanks to message in a book, when you pick up a second-hand book in an Oxfam shop, not only can you get a bargain, but you can also be inspired by a child's vision for a more just and equal world." Last year, Oxfam piloted the message scheme in five schools across northwest England and it proved to be a great success, with one school of just 40 pupils donating over 70 books. A message from one nine-year-old pupil read: "The money that you paid for this book will help children and adults in other countries or in England who aren't as fortunate as us and have bad weather. The money could get better houses and lift them higher in places where there are lots of floods." Donating a book to Oxfam can make a direct impact on the charity's life-changing work around the world. Based on the average selling price of a book through an Oxfam shop, the sale of three books is enough to provide a child with school supplies, the sale of 12 books is enough to train a

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Leyton and Wanstead Flower Club MEETING An evening of 'eureka' themed flower arranging. Date: Tuesday 3 July Time: 7.15pm Venue: Quaker Meeting Hall, Bush Road, E11 3AU Cost: £4 Enquiries: 020 8524 6526

Independents' day: supporting local shops Independent's Day is a national celebration of independent retailers and a chance to show your support for the shops, restaurants and businesses that make Wanstead's High Street unique. Date: Wednesday 4 July Time: All day Venue: High Street, Wanstead

Exploring the work of Oxfam around the world A look at how items bought from Oxfam's bookshops translate into action around the world. Date: Wednesday 4 July Time: 6.30pm Venue: Oxfam Bookshop, High Street, Wanstead Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8530 3413

ROUGH GUIDE TO BIKE MAINTENANCE A four-week course of self-help practical evening workshops to help you get to know your bike. Date: Wednesdays, from 4 to 25 July Time: 7pm to 9pm Venue: Wanstead House Cost: £40 Enquiries: 020 8989 4898

Music in wanstead park 2012 Music and fun in Wanstead Park. Date: Saturday 7 July Time: 2pm to 10pm Venue: The Temple garden, Wanstead Park Cost: Adults: £10, concessions: £4, under 4's: free Enquiries: www.aldersbrook.info

Lakehouse lake project: litter picking task Date: Sunday 8 and 22 July Time: 11.30am to 1pm Venue: Meet in the car park off Lakehouse Road Cost: Free Enquiries: bob.howell@btinternet.com

Sarfraz Manzoor at wanstead library An evening with The Guardian and BBC Radio 4 journalist Sarfraz Manzoor. Date: Tuesday 10 July Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

Chiho Sunamoto Concert at Wanstead Library An East London and Essex Organ Society event. Date: Wednesday 11 July Time: 7.50pm to 10.15pm Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road Cost: Members: £5, guests: £7, under 16's: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717

SUMMER walk looking for WILDFLOWERS An evening stroll in the Exchange Lands. Date: Thursady 12 July Time: 7pm Venue: Meet at the allotments on Empress Avenue Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8989 5453

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July 2012 Astronomy: The first great lunar hoax A presentation by astronomer Steve Ringwood on the subject of the first great lunar hoax. Organised by the North East London Astronomical Society. Date: Sunday 15 July Time: 3pm to 6pm Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead Enquiries: 020 8992 5751

Flower Demonstration by David Wright A Woodford & District Floral Arrangement Group event with a 'forever chasing dreams' theme. Date: Monday 16 July Time: 6.45pm Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road Cost: £4 Enquiries: 020 8530 2427

Oxfam Books and Music SHOP vinyl night Browse the shop's collection of vinyl records. Date: Tuesday 17 July Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Venue: Oxfam Bookshop, High Street, Wanstead Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8530 3413

WANSTEAD flats NATURE CLUB for children Including outdoor play activity and wild art. Date: Saturday 21 July Time: 10am to 12 noon Venue: Harrow Road Changing Rooms, E11 3QD Cost: £1.50 per child Enquiries: 020 8989 4898

Open Air Theatre: h.m.s. pinafore A performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical. Date: Saturday 21 July Time: 7pm Venue: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park Cost: Adults: £12.95, under 16's: £6.95, under 3's £1.95 Enquiries: 020 8508 0028

Redbridge Olympic Torch Relay celebrations A total of 26 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame through Redbridge as it makes its way towards Stratford. Spectators should make their way to a viewing point with plenty of time (at least an hour before the torch is due) to get a good spot and to enjoy the celebrations. Date: Sunday 22 July Time: 6am to 9.30am Venue: Redbridge Cycling Centre (start of relay) Cost: Free Enquiries: www.bit.ly/redbridgetorch

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NATURE WALK IN WANSTEAD PARK Looking for butterflies and dragonflies. Led by Tim Harris of the Wren Wildlife Group. Date: Sunday 22 July Time: 10am Venue: Meet at refreshment kiosk, Wanstead Park Cost: Free Enquiries: 07505 482 328

Redbridge council Area one Committee meeting Date: Monday 23 July Time: 7.15pm Venue: Wanstead Church School, Church Path Enquiries: 020 8708 2160

Olympic summer opening at the temple A range of activities and family games will be taking place during the Olympic fortnight. Date: Friday 27 July to Sunday 12 August Time: 12 noon to 5pm Venue: The Temple, Wanstead Park Cost: Free Enquiries: 020 8508 0028

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Community Groups WANSTEAD & WOODFORD CINE & VIDEO CLUB

First, third and fifth Friday of the month, 8pm at St. Pauls Church Hall, Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge. Call Martin Page on 020 8504 9430 or visit www.wansteadcinevideo.org.uk

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Drummond Lawn Tennis Club

Family oriented club providing tennis for all ages and abilities at the Nutter Field, Nutter Lane. Visit www.drummondltc.co.uk

Wanstead HOUSE

Activities for all ages. Call 020 8989 3693 or visit www.wansteadhouse.co.uk

WANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Live concerts held every second Wednesday of the month from 7.50pm to 10.15pm in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library. £7 for guests, £5 for members or £1 for under 16's. Call 020 8530 3717

Every third Thursday of the month from September to May, 8pm at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead. Cost: £3. Call 07949 026 212

STRIDES BADMINTON CLUB

The East of London Family History Society

Every Sunday, 3.30pm at Wanstead Leisure Centre, Redbridge Lane West. 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

Wanstead go club

Learn to play the oriental board game 'Go'. Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 10:30pm at Wanstead House. £2.50 per visit (first three visits are free). For more information, call 020 8556 4232

Leyton & Wanstead Flower Club

Monthly flower arranging demonstrations on the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road. Cost: £4. Call 020 8524 6526

Westdene Table Tennis Club

Every Thursday evening from 8pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Hermon Hill (minimum age: 14). Call 020 8505 0061 or visit www.westdenettc.co.uk

Family History classes

Free classes on family history suitable for beginners or advanced. Held second, third and fourth Tuesdays of every month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Wanstead Baptist Church, Wellington Road. Call 0208 518 8022

Woodford and District floral Arrangement Group

A guest floral demonstrator, raffle and refreshments every third Monday of the month, 7.30pm at Wanstead Library. Cost: £4. Call 020 8530 2427

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 www.eolfhs.org.uk

SNARESBROOK FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

For retired people. Lunch first Monday of every month. London visits, coach trips and holidays. New members welcome. Call 020 8530 5670

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

The Wren Conservation Group

Wildlife society organising practical work, walks and recording wildlife locally. Call 020 8989 3243 or visit www.wrengroup.org.uk

Wanstead Parklands Community Project

Campaigning for the preservation and improvement of Wanstead Park. To become a member of the associated 'Friends of Wanstead Parklands' group visit www.wansteadpark.org.uk

WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

Third Thursday of every month (except August), 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Nightingale pub, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead. A local group campaigning on green and environmental issues. Visit www.foe.co.uk/groups/wanstead

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July 2012 WEDNESDAY SOCIAL CLUB

Every Wednesday from 8.30pm at Wanstead House. A varied social programme, including table tennis, scrabble, quizzes and debates. New members welcome. Call 020 8508 4430

Wanstead and Woodford Centenary Film Club

Formed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the WEA. Meets on the first Monday of each month (except August), 12.30pm at the Odeon Cinema, South Woodford (the cinema's usual charges apply). Download the programme at www.london.wea.org.uk/wanstead

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Rotary Club

Every Thursday at the County Hotel, Oak Hill, Woodford Green. Ladies & gentlemen are welcome. For meeting times, call 020 8989 2701

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. www.countiesresidentsassociation.org.uk

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

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

police Local Police ������������������������������������������������������������������������������101 Wanstead Safer Neighbourhoods Team ���������������������������020 8721 2796 Snaresbrook Safer Neighbourhoods Team ���������������������������020 8721 2561

Wanstead society

A non-political organisation working to protect and improve the local area. The committee meet the last Wednesday of the month, 7.45pm at Wanstead House. Visit www.wansteadsociety.org.uk

Wanstead Youth Centre

Activities for 11 to 25 year olds. Also used by many other groups made up of a range of ages. Located in Elmcroft Avenue. Call 020 8989 1711

Woodford and Wanstead Camera Club

Alternate Tuesdays from September to July, 8pm at 'Dulverton' (rear of 55 Cambridge Park). Visit www.woodfordandwansteadphotosoc.co.uk

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 www.aldersbrook.info

The Allan Burgess Centre

Offers a wide range of activities for people aged 50+. Freshly cooked meals also available. Located at 2 Grove Park, Wanstead. Call 020 8989 6338

council & local mp Redbridge Council �������������������������������������020 8554 5000 John Cryer MP (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

veterinary Goddard Veterinary Group �������������������020 8989 7744 RSPCA ����������������������������������������������������������������0300 1234 555

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Index of Advertisers AERIALS

Aerials Direct�����������������������������������������������60

Alternative Therapies

DIY

Jack's DIY Store�������������������������������������������46

Driveways

FISU Meditation�����������������������������������������48

Weald Hall Landscapes��������������������������68

Architects

ELECTRICAL Services

T-Space���������������������������������������������������22-23

Architectural Salvage

Stoneage Architectural���������������������������80

Arc Electrical������������������������������������������������35 Wanstead Electrical����������������������������������54

Entertainment

Catering services

. uke of Essex Polo Trophy����������������������� 2 D Epping Forest������������������������������������������������ 9 Haven House Summer Fayre����������������46 Kenneth More Theatre����������������������������17 Outdoor Theatre����������������������������������������33 Wanstead Festival�������������������������������������32

Charities

Petty Son & Prestwich������������������������������61

Baby Development

Baby Sensory�����������������������������������������������14

BEAUTY

The Body Clinic��������������������������������������������� 5 A Taste of Honey Catering���������������������15 Barnardo's����������������������������������������������������45 British Heart Foundation�����������������������45 Cancer Research UK���������������������������������75 Haven House Children's Hospice��������46 Oxfam������������������������������������������������������������45

ESTATE Agents

Events & functions

Blake Hall Sports Club������������������������������� 1

Lofts

A&M Loft Conversions�����������������������������26 Trim Loft Conversions������������������������������21

MASSAGE

One Addison������������������������������������������������45

Nutrition

Karen Poole Nutrition������������������������������14

Osteopaths

One Addison������������������������������������������������45 Wanstead Osteopaths����������������������������45

Performance Art

LIPA 4:19��������������������������������������������������������19

PET SERVICES

K9 and Felines���������������������������������������������28

PHARMACY

Wanstead Pharmacy�������������������������������44

Plumbing services

Fabrics

Arc Electrical������������������������������������������������35 Ignite Plumbing & Heating�������������������14

Stitch������������������������������������������������������� 4 & 45

Politics

Children's Activities

Femmecup Ltd�������������������������������������������62

Feminine hygiene

John Cryer MP���������������������������������������������68

CHURCHES

Financial Advice

The Nightingale�����������������������������������������49

Fitness

Robins Pie & Mash�������������������������������������44 The Bungalow Caf����������������40-41 & 44 Zainab Indian Restaurant���������������������65

.Sylvestrian Leisure Centre����������������������79 Grace Church����������������������������������������������52 Our Lady of Lourdes���������������������������������70 The Parish of Wanstead��������������������������70 United Reformed Church�����������������������70

CLEANING

WizeUp����������������������������������������������������������25 Curves�������������������������������������������������������������63 Love London Fitness���������������������������������26

FLORIST

Benefax����������������������������������������������������������64 Time For You������������������������������������������������27

Lillies of Wanstead��������������������������10 & 44

COMMUNITY & Classes

Hinson & Co�������������������������������������������������64

The Wanstead Society�����������������������������44 Wanstead House���������������������������������������45

Computer MAINTENANCE

Computer Solutions���������������������������������48 Problem Computers���������������������������������14 Rent A Geek��������������������������������������������������20

Convenience store

Global Food and Wine������������������44 & 67

Counselling

Feelbetter Counselling�����������������������������71

Curtains & Blinds

Kirsh Curtain Track Fitters����������������������16 Magic Moo���������������������������������������������������28 Woodthorpe Joinery��������������������������������39

Cycling

Furniture Garage

Stevens Motors���������������������������������34 & 44

Garden services

Growing Gardens��������������������������������������37 Lancaster's Home & Garden�����������������37 Weald Hall Landscapes��������������������������68

Handyman

Hinson & Co�������������������������������������������������64

HEATING

Heating Plus������������������������������������������������55

JEWELLERS

Keating Jewellers�����������������������������10 & 44

KITCHENS

My Dream Kitchen������������������������������������69

Languages

Public house

Restaurants & Cafés Schools & Nurseries

Little Bear's Nursery����������������������������������47 Park School For Girls���������������������������������� 6

Shopping

Shop Local Eat Local���������������������������������� 7 Skillsmart Retail�����������������������������������������11

Sport & Leisure

Blake Hall Sports Club������������������������������� 1

Storage

BWI Self Storage�����������������������������������������60

UPHOLSTERY

FS Design������������������������������������������������������52

WASTE DISPOSAL

Arbis����������������������������������������������������������������16

Wedding fair

Wanstead Wedding Fair�������������������������16

WINDOW CLEANING

Theydon��������������������������������������������������������64

Window restoration

Bike Maintenance Workshop���������������59 Bike Works����������������������������������������������������58 Sustrans���������������������������������������������������������57

Smart Languages�������������������������������������28

DANCE

Redbridge Classical Dance����������34 & 53

Affordable Law for You���������������������������58 Moneta Partnership���������������������������������38

Woodthorpe Joinery��������������������������������39

DENTIST

Locksmith

Perfect Balance Pilates����������������������������20 The Tree of Yoga������������������������������������������� 8

Smile in London��������������������������������� 4 & 45

Legal services

Barry & Sons�������������������������������������������������48

McCarty & Smith���������������������������������������29

Window Shutters Yoga & Pilates

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www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk

0208 509 6526

•Rock climbing •go-karts •swimming •inflatable's •gladiator duels •arts & crafts •dance •martial arts •aqua slide •trampolining •team games •parachutes •ball pits •scooters and MUCH MORE Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


Stoneage architectural Salvage & Reclamation centre

Our reclamation centre in Enfield, North London stocks a huge range of original antique fireplaces, doors, baths, oak flooring, chimney pots, extensive reclaimed building materials and many other interesting artefacts on our twoacre site.

In addition to our constantly updated stock of original reclaimed items, we provide a full restoration service professionally preserving architectural heritage, including traditional joinery, door/metal stripping, stained glass and full fire restoration service.

Pa int stri pping & restoration services ava ilable

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So whether you wish to restore the original features of your home and garden to their former glory, or you want to acquire a period focal piece, then come and visit our showroom. www.stoneagearchitectural.com Tel: 0208 362 1666

www.londondoorstripping.co.uk

Kings Oak Nursery, Tingeys Top Lane, Enfield, EN2 9BJ

We are easily accessible by car being only 10 minutes from Junction 25 of the M25

Please mention the Wanstead when responding to adverts To advertise, please call 020 8819Village 6645 orDirectory visit www.wansteadvillagedirectory.com


Wanstead Village Directory July 2012