World Cup frenzy, Judith of Wanstead-style.
@Wansteadium – I’ve now been to the new co-op in the High Street. Disappointing experience, sadly. Needs Mary Portas to give it a spruce up.
As the new Co-op in Wanstead High Street continues its love-bombing leafletting of nearby houses, Wansteadium has invited reviews of the new shop.Â First off the blocks – and second as well, actually – is Gabrielle Collard:
@Wansteadium 3pm on Sunday, strolled in to get milk. Massive queue. Strolled straight out again.
@Wansteadium Without milk, that is. Went to Londis instead.
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A sniffer dog, about eight coppers and knife scanner were at Wanstead Tube tonight as part of an anti-knife operation. People coming through the gates were selected to go through the scanner, having removed anything metal, airport-style. But it was a degree or two more civilised than that – did the scanner beep? It was probably your belt, sir, thank you for your help – though no doubt the atmosphere could changed if the dog had sniffed anything out.
It’s yours, according to a poster circulated by the Snaresbrook and Wanstead Safer Neighbourhood Team. (Photo courtesy Alan Perryman)
And the considerate community support officers have clearly thought this through – you can ring up to make an appointment, and they will follow from a safe distance so as not to raise suspicion. For vulnerable or nervous folk this could be a great thing. Just one question, though: who withdraws money from a cashpoint after they’ve done their shopping?