The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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The Chestnut Trail

You never know what- or who- you might meet on the Chestnut Trail! It might be swans in winter dabbling in the snow, or cows in summer by the Perch Pond, or a small boy spotting birds with his new…

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Cycling in Epping Forest

The new draft Epping Forest Cycling Strategy aims at encouraging responsible cycling in the Forest. Cycling is permitted throughout Epping Forest, with the exception of Wanstead Park. Epping Forest has 284km of shared-use paths which makes it a great place…

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COWS COME HOME

Geoff Sinclair, Head of Operations at Epping Forest, explains why the City of London Corporation’s cattle-grazing trial is good news for wildlife conservation. This article first appeared in the October 2020 edition of Wanstead Village Directory.

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June update from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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…

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Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park

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…

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John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM

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…

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AGM report

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.

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Charity quiz boost to Friends

Yesterday’s charity quiz (16 March 2019 at Aldersbrook Bowls Club attracted 110 people with a good time being had by all.

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The Temple: SPRING AND SUMMER opening times

The Temple will be open from 12noon to 5pm on the following days: Saturday 20 April Sunday 21 April Monday 22 April Saturday 18 May Sunday 19 May Saturday 15 June Sunday 16 June Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July…

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Chairman’s Report for 2019: Fire, Floods, Festival and Future

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).

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