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Friends of Wanstead Park Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement sets out how The Friends of Wanstead Parklands (FWP) will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the use and protection of any information that you provide when you use the Friends website, and of the Data which The Friends hold. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

The FWP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should the website request you provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This statement may change depending on any future update of the relevant Law at which stage we will inform you.

Why we collect this information:

Our purpose is simple: to use the data as a basis to provide you with information relating to the activities of The FWP.

What Personal Data do we use:

We collect the following information:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your address and postcode

What we do with this information:

Your details are held on a bespoke FWP database.
Data from this is formulated into distribution lists within a Mailchimp Automation Platform for use in circulating emails and attachments relation to the activities of The FWP.

We may also use your postcode information to help with data analysis.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Additionally, the service providers we use have safeguards in place that comply with the General Data Protection Act:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to by law.

Controlling your personal information:

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously supplied personal data
  • if you have previously agreed to us processing your personal information

Under the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation), you have a number of specific rights with regards to your personal information:

  • Right of access – if you want to know if we are storing or processing any personal data about you, you can check by contacting us at -
    You may request for what purpose it is being stored, and ask for a copy of your data.
    Your data will be supplied as soon as is practical.
  • There is no charge for making a request or for the electronic data file, but if the number and frequency of requests is unreasonable we may charge an admin fee.
  • Right to correction - if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at
    We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
  • Right to erasure – if you want to remove your personal data from our records, you can request this by contacting us at
    We will remove the data as far as it is practically within our power, and where we are not legally obliged to retain it.
    To be unsubscribed from Mailchimp promotional emails, use the unsubscribe link on the emails themselves.
  • Right to object – if you no longer want us to own or use your data, contact us on
  • Rigt to complain – if you are unhappy with how we are managing your personal data, you can lodge a complaint with the UK supervisory authority, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Please note that the service providers we use have their own approach to storing and processing data. You can check here:  

A Message from the new chair of FWP

Wanstead Park is a magical place because it is a work of art and nature. Amongst its wood and lakes are earth mounds and terraces that were once part of a formal landscape, it retains the Temple and the Grotto, follies of a bygone age and many of its lakes are those created in the seventeenth century.  Its extensive avenues which stretched to Leytonstone and Wanstead are still to be found, in part, on the forest lands, sentinels of a grand design.

In recent years the Friends of Wanstead Parklands and the City of London Corporation have formed a partnership to reveal the ancient landscape and make the park more accessible to the local communities and those from further afield.  Thousands use the park, to walk their dogs, take their children out, picnic, bird watch, run, fish, exercise and simply relax.

Our mission is to tell the story of Wanstead Park to its visitors, to improve its facilities and recreate in places some of the atmosphere of the ancient gardens and park. A parkland plan has been drawn up and our immediate priority is a bid to Heritage Lottery Fund for several million pounds to restore the park and once again make it one of England’s premier parks.

Please read and enjoy the website and join the Friends in our mission to improve Wanstead Park.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

John Meehan

Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands