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Litter pick this weekend

All welcome to join the Friends on our monthly litter pick in Wanstead Park this Sunday. We meet outside The Temple at 11am, bin bags and grabber arms provided. See you there! Details here.

Bats in the Guardian

The bats of Wanstead Park have been profiled in The Guardian’s Young Country Diary. The weekly column, in which young people write about their encounters with nature, last month featured a contribution from local budding ecologist, 10-year-old Nate, who recounted a bat walk he took through Wanstead Park with the Wren Conservation Group in September. You can read Nate’s excellent article 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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