Author: Greg

  • Christian Moss

    caption id=”attachment_1540″ align=”aligncenter” width=”700″] “Green Hairstreak captured on Wanstead Flats” © Christian Moss[/caption]

  • The Impact Of Alien Species: some examples from Wanstead Park

    The native fauna and flora of the British Isles has been augmented by introductions over many centuries. Some trees like the Sycamore and the Sweet Chestnut arrived many centuries ago and have become integrated into our landscapes. Other aliens are more recent arrivals with a few being perceived as invasive species. One of these is […]

  • The natural aspect of the Park as seen by local photographers

    The Friends of Wanstead Parklands were delighted to be invited to curate the 2015 summer exhibition at The Temple, and chose to celebrate the natural aspect of the park with a display of images of its flora and fauna.

  • Kathy Hartnett

  • Death of Peter Brown reported

    The sad news has been reported that Peter Brown, Churchwarden of Wanstead Parish, has died suddenly at his home. Mr Brown oversaw the recent restoration of the Georgian St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive, and this will be a fitting momorial of his many years of dedication to preserving the heritage of one of London’s lesser-known […]


    The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands was held on 25 February, at Wanstead Cricket Club. Following the main business of the evening, Wanstead Park Project Manager Peter Wilkinson gave a presentation about the draft “Parkland Plan” and answered questions.

  • AGM report Part 1

    The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands was held yesterday, 25 February, at Wanstead Cricket Club. There was a record turnout, with 44 names on the attendance list, though a rough headcount suggested that was an understatement. We were pleased to welcome as guests the Superintendent of Epping Forest, Paul Thomson, and Verderer Dr […]

  • Friends’ AGM

    Have YOUR say on the future of YOUR park! Come to the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. The Friends’ AGM this year will be taking place on: Wednesday 25 February, at Wanstead Cricket Club, Overton Drive, Wanstead, E11 2LW, starting at 7:30. The meeting will begin with the election of the […]

  • Friends of Wanstead Parklands recognised in 2013 Heritage Angels Awards

    We are delighted to be able to tell our members and supporters that the Friends of Wanstead Parklands have been awarded a “certificate of recognition” in this year’s Heritage Angel Awards. Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber to reward the efforts of local people in saving their heritage, the Heritage Angel Awards are now in their […]

  • Wanstead Park connections

    Wanstead Park connections

    Follow these links for news of our park as seen by the City of London and as it fits into London-wide plans: CoL Future of the Forest CoL Visitor Information All London Green Grid Area Framework