David Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke headlined Sunday's The Only Way Is Wanstead Music Festival outside The Temple in Wanstead Park (20 May Continue reading The Only Way Is Wanstead!
So, it looks as if it's safe to 'officially' declare it 'bluebell season'! The very beautiful bluebells are putting on their breathtaking, annual display in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park in Epping Forest.
We're delighted to welcome visitors to this part of the Forest to share in this spectacular display of nature at this time of the year. However, may we request that you stick to the designated paths (marked out with the logs) to ensure that the bluebells are not stepped on. And of course, as with all wildflowers in the Forest, please do not pick the bluebells.
Friends of Wanstead Parklands held a 'bluebell day' in Wanstead Park on Sunday in anticipation of an impressive bluebell display this year. Though later this year due to the prolonged cold spell, it is anticipated that the bluebells will be more impressive than ever thanks to recent rainfall.
Friends of Wanstead Parklands held a guided walk that was enjoyed by over 30 people to explore the flora and fauna of Wanstead Park.
Vice Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, Jo Blackman, said: "everyone's looking forward to an extra special display of bluebells this year. We were delighted to organise two events for those who wanted to learn a bit more about the park and its nature. We're grateful to our fantastic team of volunteers and ongoing support and interest from the local community."
The Friends of Wanstead Parklands had a stall at today's (17 February 2018) coffee morning in St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook.
Over the course of two hours, they raised £76.00 towards the group's work. Continue reading Friends fly the flag at St Gabriel’s
Alan Cornish, for several decades a leading campaigner for Wanstead Park, died on 14 February 2018, aged 78.
Continue reading Obituary: Alan Cornish MSc
As Wanstead Park inches toward its long-awaited Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid, another local park is already in the early stages of a £6m restoration project. Hainault Forest Country Park, managed by the London Borough of Redbridge, is to undergo a programme of work focusing on four key areas – investment in biodiversity, landscape and buildings, works to re-focus the popular children’s zoo and to improve the range of activities on offer for visitors. Continue reading AS WANSTEAD PARK WAITS, ANOTHER LOCAL HLF-FUNDED PROJECT IS ALREADY UNDERWAY
The long-awaited Wanstead Park Summit was held at the House of Commons on 22 November 2017. It brought together a high-profile gathering of stakeholders in the project for the park’s regeneration, and the Friends of Wanstead Parklands have hailed it as a “potential breakthrough” in resolving obstacles to a lottery-funded scheme of improvements. Continue reading Wanstead Park Summit offers potential breakthrough on lottery funding
Sunday (26 November 2017) saw the launch of the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group’s latest photographic exhibition at The Temple in Wanstead Park. Continue reading “Trees in the landscape” exhibition launches at The Temple
Over the last couple of years, visitors to Wanstead Park have been becoming increasingly concerned at the state of the lakes. Now, at last, we’ve got some good news to report. Continue reading Good news on Wanstead Park’s lakes!