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
The Ornamental Water seen from the western end of the Straight Canal, looking toward the "Map Tree" and the Long Walk.
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!
Friends Vice-Chair Jo Blackman reports -
"35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club. The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood.
Continue reading Wanstead Park Nature Club “blooming”!
The Friends' Halloween event held last night (29 October 2017) at The Temple clearly came with high expectations, as it sold out well in advance. Continue reading Halloween fun at The Temple
Veronica Smith, who died recently aged 92, has left a generous bequest to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Her niece Catherine told the Friends: "Wanstead Park has been part of the family for fifty years".
Continue reading Friends receive a generous bequest from a local resident