Streeting boost

We’ve been convinced for some time that Wes Streeting (MP for a part of the Greater Wansteadium area) will be the next leader of the Labour party. The Evening Standard agrees, apparently, according to this article by Emily Sheffield published on Friday.

Verdict on the parklet

Wanstead’s parklet is nearly a year old, and people’s views on it are now being collected. A research project by the University of Westminster is asking residents what they make of it by taking part in an online survey. Officially known as the Wanstead Mobility Hub, the parklet was installed last Spring and initially (we thought) looked rather attractive, though...

Pet shop stays

Wanstead’s pet owners – and indeed its pets – can breathe a sigh of relief. Heads n Tails, Wanstead’s longstanding pet shop, will be remaining after Mas Beg’s imminent retirement. The shop is being taken over by owners of a nearby pet shop whose intention, we understand, is to continue the tradition he has set. We wish them, and of...

Wanstead digs deep

A crowdfunding effort to make good the damage to the playground in Christchurch Green following a fire last month has raised more than £5,000 from Wanstead residents. It was much more than was needed to replace the equipment (and squidgy ground) and, as promised by the crowdfunded’s organiser Paul Canal, the surplus has been donated to the Wanstead Fringe to...

More Wanstead on screen

Following up the shots of a pseudo Wanstead High Street, with bakery fakery, fishy frontages and fake newsagents, is this Sky News local election coverage advert, kindly captured for us by reader EJ.

Hedgehogs still exist in Wanstead

Wansteadium has a special affection for hedgehogs, as longtime readers know. It’s not so much the animals themselves as the indication that living things were here when Wanstead was all woodland and fields and farms and the like. For a number of years we’ve invited readers to send in pictures of hedgehogs, though in the past couple of years there...