The City of London Corporation recently appointed Alan Baxter Ltd to produce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Grotto at Wanstead Park. Two stakeholder meetings have so far been held, in January and March.Continue reading "Plans afoot for Wanstead’s historic Grotto"
Hundreds of volunteers spent an enjoyable evening at the Guildhall (30 January 2019) at a reception given by the City of London Corporation.Continue reading "Volunteers thanked with reception at the City of London’s Guildhall"
At the Temple open weekend (5 and 6 January 2019), local children celebrated the New Year with a Roman themed event - after all, the month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who presided over gateways, transitions, beginnings and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks both to the future and to the past.Continue reading "Children celebrate the New Year – Roman-style!"
A Special General meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands is to be held at 6:30pm on Saturday 10 October, immediately prior to the Gala Dinner at Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club.
The object of the meeting will be to adopt a new consitution for the Friends which will pave the way for us to apply for Registered Charity status. This in turn will unlock sources of grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources, allowing us to contribute more actively to securing Wanstead Park's future.
The agenda for the Special General Meeting, of which formal notice is hereby given, is as follows -
- Chairman's opening remarks.
- Questions from the floor.
- To vote on the motion "This meeting endorses the Committee's objective to apply for charitable status and, to that end, adopts the new constitution which has been circulated in advance of this meeting".
- Signing of the new constitution by the Chairman.
The meeting is expected to be very brief, and those who make the effort to attend will be welcome to stay for drinks until guests for the gala dinner take their seats at 7:30pm.
Watch this video in which Ralph Potter discusses with Dr Rob Wiseman how Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology can reveal new information about the long history of Wanstead Park. Continue reading "LiDAR – what it can tell us about Wanstead Park"
For an area that is so close to the built up parts of residential east London, Wanstead Park and the nearby areas of southern Epping Forest - together with such habitats as the City of London Cemetery amongst others - has a varied and numerous wildlife population. The following summary is taken from the Wanstead Wildlife website, where much more detailed information is available. Continue reading "Summary of wildlife in the Wanstead area"