Wanstead news roundup, 14.05.10; no dusters or rain, parking rows, and local chilli

  • Wanstead is now in a “no cold-calling” zone, meaning in theory there should be no more dusters/ironing board covers/electricity company salesmen a-knocking. Time will tell, though. And commenters to the Wanstead Guardian are a bit equivocal on the matter, one saying:

    This is local government nannying gone mad! What’s next, The Redbridge no rain at weekends partnership? So is knocking on the door to sell electricity or windows now illegal? Or is this just pointless posturing from a local semi-quango trying to justify its own existence?

  • There’s a row about parking. And schoolchildren are unruly in public places, even in Wanstead.
  • A scholarship pupil from Forest School in Snaresbrook has won a place at Harvard.
  • And finally, Mr Singh’s Chilli Sauce, the centre-piece of a new BBC One series which aims to give small businesses a break, comes, it turn out, from Manor Park. You can see how they got on here. And they told Wansteadium that they would be grateful for suggestions of stockists in Wanstead.

Addition from Twitter: @cocabeenslinky Wanstead woman doing the Moon Walk [saturday] night #t1ttwits http://tiny.cc/t1ttwits