A good news special.
• Natalie Lee, of Gordon Road, who runs a blog aimed at stylish mums, Style Me Sunday, is in the final of a national blogging competition. It’s a good looking blog, which has about 6,000 visits a month. You can vote for it in the competition by going here.
• You can also show your support for fellow Wanstead creative, singer Liza Finn (aka @LizaFinnSinger on Twitter). She is looking for backers – supporters who will put up as little as Â£1 each – to fund the recording of an EP. Her Kickstarter campaign to raise the funding starts on Wednesday.
• And good news too from Hermon Hill. Wanstead Methodist Church has decided to launch a youth club for 10-16-year-olds, which is good news in itself. But they are serious about doing it properly and are recruiting two part time youth workers. More details of how to apply are on this flyer (but applications close on 25 March).
• Finally, collections of garden waste start again from 2 April, and for the first time they will be a year-round feature. Whereas in previous years they have stopped in the Autumn, from this year they will be continuing, thanks to a government grant won by Redbridge Council. Quite how much garden rubbish there will be to collect during the winter remains to be seen, but the development is welcome nonetheless.