They clearly don’t want anyone noticing, but we believe Domino’s in Wanstead is opening. Lots of people (presumably Domino’s execs) hanging around on Monday morning, hoping no one would notice.
Even the sign appears to conform to the letter and the spirit of the regulations for Wanstead High Street, with no internal lighting to the sign – getting a cautious approval from the Wanstead Society’s Scott Wilding on the Wansteadium Facebook page:
“They have made an effort with the shop front as far as I can tell, which is good.”
The shop was for years occupied by the Dun Huang takeaway but has been standing empty for too long.
There is even a mandatory ‘L’ plate visible if you look carefully.
As always on this blog, we wish congratulations and good luck to the new venture.
A few years ago the staff at Snaresbrook station started a little garden behind platform two. Commuters loved it and brought plants so it developed into a nice little higgledy piggledy community effort.
However, a garden only lasts as long as the gardeners and now that London Underground has changed its staffing structure with staff being sent to different stations on a daily basis, the gardeners are no longer there.
It doesn’t take long for a garden patch to deteriorate and if we lost this, we’d lose something which adds interest and character to the station.
Wanstead Community Gardeners can’t take it on, we’re full to the gills already. However, we have met with the Area Manager and suggested a Commuter Gardening Group to take care of this platform garden. She was very keen on the idea. Anyone interested in helping?
An area can’t have too many farmers’ markets, and the good news is that the one in Aldersbrook which was tried out before Christmas is returning on Saturday.
The Aldersbrook Farmers’ Market will be indoors at Aldersbrook Bowling Club – so a bit more boutique than the monthly market on Wanstead High Street – but it sounds great nevertheless. It will take place from 10am until 2pm.
On offer will be locally produced Larkswood Honey, Giggly Pig sausages, gourmet salads, artisan bread, Tiffin food, and charcuterie, sausage rolls, scotch eggs & other delights from local chef Duncan Cruickshanks.
Founder Mark McKee said: “We’re still trialling it out, so it remains to be seen if we do this quarterly or monthly, so the more stalls we have, along with the continued support of our community, the better. Who wants to traipse to a dreary supermarket on a Saturday morning when you can come to Aldersbrook Farmers’ market, get a really good coffee, purchase some high quality food and hang out with your fellow Aldersbrookers and Wansteadians?”
The sight, earlier this year, of the Mysterons on Wanstead pavements – white rings painted all over the place – turned out to be a false alarm. They were just the places where signs for the proposed-but-ditched-but-could-return parking regulations were to be sited.
But a new crop of white marks has taken their place. Any clues, anyone??
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