This week (14 and 15 August 2018) 60 children participated in sessions run by the Field Studies Council in cooperation with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. FSC ran two workshops for children to learn more about their natural environment. This included sessions on mini beasts and butterflies. Continue reading Children’s nature sessions are a Wanstead Park first
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Yesterday (18 July 2018) a memorial service for Verderer Peter Adams MBE, who died in April, was held at the beautiful church of St John the Baptist, Epping. Continue reading Peter Adams MBE
Brilliant sunshine welcomed the return of Music in Wanstead Park, the popular festival now under the management of Caitlin Downie, 30, and her brother Calum, 23. Continue reading Sun and fun as “Music in Wanstead Park” returns
We regret to report the death of Greer Nicholson, a former Vice-Chairman of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Continue reading Greer Nicholson (1954-2018)
We regret to announce that Peter Wilkinson, former Project Manager for Wanstead Park, died at the weekend. Continue reading PETER WILKINSON
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