Park News

Seasonal Treat

Want to watch one of the Wanstead Park longhorns giving itself a scratch? You’re welcome – click here. (Video posted on the Facebook page by Mary Redbourn)

Woof justice

Epping Forest Keepers have started regular patrols of Wanstead Park where they stop and remind dog walkers of the bylaws. Below is the flyer they are giving out.

No FT, no comment

Last weekend’s Financial Times ran a profile of Wanstead House, ahead if its 300th year in 2022, entitled: “the Essex Man’s Versailles”. Enjoy here.

Next litter pick date moved

The Friends’ monthly Wanstead Park litter pick is to move to a new regular slot, on the second

Sunday of the month. This is to avoid clashes with other events in the Wanstead area. The first litter pick of 2022 will thus take place on Sunday January 8. Meet at 11am in front of The Temple.

As always, litter grabbers and as many strong black bin bags as you can fill during the 90-minute pick will be provided – all you need to do is bring yourself, family and friends!

A good walk spoiled

Entertaining east London blogger Diamond Geezer has written about his very muddy winter stroll along the Roding – and Wanstead Park gets an honourable mention. Worth a read.

Heads Up!

Friends committee member Richard Arnopp will be starting a series of free monthly online talks in January under the title “Wanstead Park in Context”. More here.

Your Christmas cuppa

The Tea Hut’s opening hours over the Christmas period have been released. Fa-la-la-la-la…

A very warm welcome

The Friends are a group of people who love Wanstead Park.

Once the site of one of England’s grandest houses, the Park still retains a 17th Century lake cascade unique to London.

It’s historical significance is complemented by its natural beauty, and provides a magical environment for the local community.

Now a Charity, our Mission is to raise public awareness of the history and ecology of Wanstead Park, fund improvements, and campaign for its preservation and enhancement.

We aim to represent the users of the Park, and are supported by an enthusiastic Membership and active Social Media following.

Please join us and help to ensure the Park remains the East London gem it is.

John Sharpe

Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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