People using Blake Hall Road have suffered enough over the years. But today’s fallen tree blocking the road in both directions might have left them (and perhaps their excuse-weary bosses?) more exasperated than normal.
Meanwhile, passers-by who are wondering what is going on with the newly painted green shop, formerly the site of Roast, should soon have their curiosity answered as work is going on to complete the job. It’s pure guesswork but some have seen in the chosen colour a similarity to the Vape shop in George Lane. Wansteadium has no information at all to go on, but suspects it will remain a restaurant.
The Last Straw for Wanstead campaign to persuade cafes, restaurants and bars to stop using plastic straws – which we launched last week – has been mirrored by the Evening Standard which announced on Monday it was seeking to encourage all of London to do the same.
We are hoping shortly to announce our first signatory coffee shop – it takes a bit of time to arrange supplies of alternative paper straws – but the extra impetus from the Standard’s campaign is fantastically welcome. You can read more about it here.
In the meantime, we encourage Wansteadium readers either not to take straws with their drinks or to ask if paper straws are available.
Wansteadium is delighted to get behind a new campaign to persuade cafes, bars and restaurants in Wanstead to stop supplying plastic drinking straws – with the aim of becoming completely straw-free. The campaign is the idea of Wansteadium reader Karen Myers, who has already started bending the ear of some of the cafe owners. She writes:
Following harrowing scenes on Blue Planet II, there is a move afoot to make Wanstead plastic straw free. Several cafes have already been approached to see if they would consider using paper straws, or better still, no straws. Please keep the momentum growing by refusing straws and hopefully the ripples will spread.
It’s a simple way to start making a change to the amount of waste plastic being produced and disposed of.
Any cafe/bar/restaurant who wants to support the campaign, please get in touch with us via email@example.com – you will receive a hearty pat on the back on this blog.
And anyone who needs persuading that straws are a bad thing is invited to watch this video from YouTube. Warning – you may find this distressing (but it has a happy ending). Once you see this you probably won’t ever want a straw again.
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