We have all been preoccupied in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic. However, there has been plenty going on both in Wanstead Park and the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Here's a brief update on some important developments - as well as a new initiative which we hope will be well supported. Continue reading "June update from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands"
Last weekend (20-22 April 2019) saw a bumper number of visitors to Wanstead Park. By happy coincidence three things came together: the late Easter holiday, the best weather of the year so far – and the peak of the park’s greatest annual spectacle, the bluebell season.Continue reading "Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park"
I am signing off after 4 years as the Chair of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. I think it is important that organisation remain fresh and have new blood and impetus so I will be passing on the Chair role to John Sharpe and the rest of the great Committee. I will keep involved by chairing the Wanstead Park Steering Group with the Corporation of London, overseeing the future restoration of the park.Continue reading "John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM"
The Friends AGM took place during the evening of 11th March at Wanstead Golf Club. Although attendance was low, probably due to the Covid-19 situation, those who braved the chill weather were treated to an evening of interesting presentations.Continue reading "AGM report"
Yesterday's charity quiz (16 March 2019 at Aldersbrook Bowls Club attracted 110 people with a good time being had by all.Continue reading "Charity quiz boost to Friends"
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This last year has been more dominated by external events than work within the Park (though that has been continuing, with improvements to the Long Walk and Perch Pond).Continue reading "Chairman’s Report for 2019: Fire, Floods, Festival and Future"
Last night (20 March 2019) our friends the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group held their Annual General Meeting at Wanstead Golf Club.Continue reading "Wren Group AGM"
At the Friends' recent Annual General Meeting (13 March 2019), Gill James appealed for volunteers to help out at Wanstead Park's historic Temple.Continue reading "Wanstead Park’s historic Temple needs you!"
The Friends of Wanstead Parklands (FWP) last week held their annual general meeting (13 March 2019). About 40 members and supporters braved a rather cold evening, and were rewarded by presentations from Colin Buttery, the City of London’s Director of Open Spaces, and Nicholas Munday, the newest of Epping Forest’s four Verderers.Continue reading "Friends Annual General Meeting – full report"