The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

The Wren Group will be holding its first outdoor event soon! Saturday June 26th: Wanstead Park Bio Blitz We will be running a stall from 10am- 2pm near the Tea Hut in the Park to direct people to events, sell…

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Cycling: City Consultation Launch and the Friends’ view

On the 16th April the City of London launched a Consultation process which will determine the level of future Cycling allowed in Wanstead Park, so this is a significant issue for all Park users.

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40% discount on a new book on Wanstead Park

40% discount available for pre-order Many Friends of Wanstead Parklands will be aware by now that, for the past three and a half years, Dr Hannah Armstrong has been writing what will surely become the definitive book on the history…

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The skylarks are singing

Fencing was installed by the City of London around the skylark nesting area on Wanstead Flats last week. The skylarks nest in the long grass and are vulnerable to disturbance. Despite hail, rain and high winds, Wren Group volunteers turned…

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Wanstead Park Ponds Project Update

The Corporation made the following announcement in the March Forest Focus: The City of London Corporation are moving forward on engineering assessment work relating to the ponds and lake cascade in Wanstead Park. Three ponds, due to their size, are…

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Big turn out for litter pick

The March litter pick held on Sunday 8th attracted 30 socially-distanced volunteers. Armed with the latest in litter-picking technology the thirty braved the east wind and scoured the park for the unsightly and the out-of-place. Their enthusiasm for our park…

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Bluebell time is coming. Warm up with Donato’s video

Watch a YouTubevideo of a walk around the park on Good Friday 2020.

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OPENING UP THE GROTTO

In recent years the low water levels in the Ornamental Water have allowed vegetation to become established on the lake bed.

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Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth

In December 2019, nature gave Wanstead Park an unexpected but very welcome Christmas present.

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Nuru, Nina and Quinine Go To Wanstead Park

Inspired by the arrival of the three cows in Wanstead Park this summer, local artist Karen Humpage has created a painting to mark the occasion. The image above shows her response to their arrival. She is also offering prints for…

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