Book and Media festival events in Wanstead

The Redbridge Book and Media Festival hits Wanstead on Thursday (15 April). Events in the festival are shared around Redbridge, but the Wanstead events – most of which at the Library on Spratt Hall Road are below. There are some more details here, but sadly the festival brochure is unavailable for download – all links on the Redbridge site to the PDF are broken.

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Wanstead’s latest election posters

Here is the latest crop of Leyton and Wanstead election leaflets, as produced by John Cryer for Labour and Ed Northover for the Conservatives. No sign yet of leaflets for the Lib Dems, Greens, UKIPs or other parties yet, but they will be added here as they arrive. (CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

John Cryer, Labour leaflet
John Cryer, Labour
Ed Northover Conservative leaflet
Ed Northover leaflet

Wanstead voters have 0.11 votes (kind of)

Social media guru – and Wanstead resident – Nic Newman tweets: The average UK voter has 2.33x more voting power than I do in Leyton & Wanstead – says Voter Power .. http://bit.ly/cViBKN. Time to move…

The figure is calculated by Voterpower.org to demonstrate that in safe seats like Leyton and Wanstead, it’s much harder for voters to have an effect on the result than it is in marginal constituencies. Their case is explained here.

Wanstead’s new mystery flag

The mystery of Wanstead’s random flag appearances has returned, with a St George’s Cross appearing atop a tree on the Green, Wanstead. First spotted by Wanstead tweeter @Gradiate, who posted the following picture and comment:

Photo: Gradiate
Someone has placed a St Georges cross up an ancient tree near my house – looks beautiful in the sun.

Also later reported by the Wanstead Guardian, here, which adds the back story of the spate of mystery flags on Wanstead golf course last year.