The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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The Falcon’s Flight

Dear Friends of Wanstead Parklands, This August we’re producing a brand new play in your area all funding be The Arts Council England! The Falcon’s Flight play is an outdoor immersive experience and tells the story of of Gytha, an…

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Cow Minders Wanted!

Message form Gill James Volunteer Induction Meeting August 4th 11am – Meet at the Temple You will be delighted to hear that three longhorn English cows will be returning to Wanstead Park for the conservation grazing project this summer. They…

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Curtains up on a summer of theatre

Ahead of the nearly sold-out first night of Wanstead Park’s open-air theatre season this weekend, another new production has been added to the summer-long programme. The season kicks off on Sunday July 4, with touring troupe Illyria offering their take…

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City report points to expanded park cycling

Excerpt from The Epping Forest Consultative Committee Cycling Report proposed at their meeting of June 16th 2021 Summary This report provides Some from the public consultation exercise for cycling in Wanstead Park recommended as an action in the Cycling Strategy…

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Minutes of AGM: 10 June 2021

Here are the minutes of the AGM held as a Zoom meeting on Thursday 10th June.

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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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