Wanstead news roundup, 1.11.11; TV, signs, plates

• As Anish Kapoor’s Olympic sculpture finally is completed, Freeview TV reception through parts of Snaresbrook and as far as Buckhurst Hill, is expected to start deteriorating. The blue and red lines below indicate the path of the expected disturbance. (More details here.) It would be interesting to know if anyone living on those line actually notices any difference – drop us a line at wansteadium@gmail.com if you do.

• The new owner of the former Andrew’s  Builders’ Merchants says he hasn’t yet decided what to call his new shop. He says he is not planning major changes. Roger Estop of the Wanstead Society commented on last week’s Wansteadium story that the new owner intended to “to replace the old sign with a tasteful new one in the same place”.

. Police in Wanstead say they have managed to halve thefts of number plates, partly by distributing thief-proof screws. This time last year there had been 86 number plate thefts – this year just 40 so far. Even so, all a bit rum.

• You can, as ever, place free adverts for stuff you want to sell via Wansteadium Classifieds. Recent sales include a Canon 400D digital SLR. Advertise anything you want to sell, for free, here at Wansteadium Classifieds.