Last chance for Wanstead Park consultation

It’s the last chance for Wanstead residents to have a say over the future of Wanstead Park, Bush Wood and the western part of Wanstead Flats (ie not the main part of Wanstead Flats). The City of London has been consulting people over future plans, but the deadline for taking part is Friday 7 Jan. Completed forms can be e-mailed to the Corporation, so there is still time to be included. More details, plus links to the forms, are available here.

Renting out Wanstead houses during the Olympics

[picappgallerysingle id=”8868090″] First mover advantage, maybe, but at least one Wanstead property is already being advertised for rent during the Olympic Games – just over two years away. And perhaps the most amazing part is the proposed rent – 2,000 euros a week for two-bedrooms, near Wanstead Park.

Other people will probably try to do the same, and there seems to be a flourishing market in websites trying to attract prospective letters and renters. And making the case for renting in Wanstead is not hard to do, as the advert in question demonstrates:

It is a couple of minutes walk from bus services and a short journey from Wanstead underground station which is on the central line with trains into central London taking around 20 mins. Manor Park overhead station is about a 10 minute walk away, with trains going directly to Straford where a link to the olympic sight [sic] can be picked up. Alternatively, we are around an 8 minute drive from the Olympic stadium.