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The new Autumn edition of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands Newsletter will be emailed to paid-up members this week.

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Turf war in Wanstead Flats

A campaign against a City of London plan to astroturf the football pitches on Wanstead Flats needs your help. Join the conversation here.

No swimming

Are you the swimmer recently spotted taking regular dips in the Perch Pond? You might want to go to a doctor: Epping Forest has advised pet owners to keep dogs out of the water as harmful algae bloom has been detected in bodies of water across the area. For more, click here.

Feeling fruity

A new Sunday farmers market has started on the edge of the Bushwood stretch of Wanstead Flats. Leytonstone Farmers’ Market is every Sunday 10am-2pm at Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, E11 3NN. Click here for more details.

Have your say

Can you spare a few minutes to share your views about biodiversity in Wanstead Park for a dissertation about sustainability? To be sent a questionnaire, contact Zaidi Ish on our Facebook page here.

Join in the next next Litter Pick
All kit supplied

The next litter pick is on Sunday 3 October. Meet at the Tea Hut at 11:00 a.m.

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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