Wanstead conkers? In July??

Last August, some newspapers got excited by the early falling of conkers, a combination of unusual seasonal conditions. Conkers shouldn’t fall until September, they said. And this is August.

Well, this was the scene on Wanstead’s Christchurch Green on Thursday. Which was definitely in July. Fleet St can’t be far behind.

Wanstead news roundup, 14.07.10; Music in Wanstead Park, Learner drivers, Olympic policing

The Music in Wanstead Park event is taking place on Saturday. The line-up includes pop, indie rock, folk, blues and 30’s swing, modern & classical, string & sax, Indian sitar and tabla. Also It’s a Knockout style events and blues band Nine Below Zero in the evening. It’s from 2-11pm, and details are here.

Nice observation from Yenwod Samoth, who took this picture, right, and commented: “Conservation at it best in Christchurch park, Wanstead. Nice to them saving the old wood.”

The Drive and nearby streets in South Woodford have been highlighted as the most popular for learner drivers, according to this story in the Daily Telegraph which claims 409 learners in one hour. Wanstead, of course, is no stranger to L-plates, some of which are on the same test routes from the Wanstead Test Centre on Hermon Hill.

People opposing a Metropolitan Police application to build a temporary Olympic policing base on Wanstead Flats held a public meeting in Forest Gate on Wednesday. Here is a Q&A from the City of London Corporation, which owns Wanstead Flats. And here is a Facebook group opposing the plan.