Directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook

Editor's welcome: October 2016

Having previously used this space to celebrate the successes of Team GB in Rio, I feel I must now shout even louder in order to acknowledge the "magnificent performance of Paralympics GB" (not my words, the words of the Queen, no less). The disabled athletes (a misnomer in this context) were able to win 80 more medals than their able-bodied counterparts and, to continue the Queen's words, the success "reflects the talent and commitment of the athletes." Her Majesty's remarks echo the themes of dedication and motivation about which I also waxed lyrical last month. Themes which ultimately inspired a comparison with the behind-the-scenes work of those who organise and stage our local community events. more.

In pictures: local news and features

October 2016: featured business of the month

Martin & Co Wanstead is locally owned and operated. We offer the power of a national brand combined with a personalised local service. We are the ONLY Award Winning, Dedicated, Lettings agent in Wanstead. This means that we focus solely on lettings not sales! Because Martin & Co are the ...

Tel: 0208 518 8099

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Bull-Betts Decor Ltd

We are a local husband and wife decorating team, both with over 10 years experience and qualified in our trade to the highest level. Our joint knowledge of the decorating trade covers all aspects of the job, including internal decoration, external decoration, wallpapering e.t.c. We pride ourselves on our friendly, honest service and attention to detail with our work. We provide a high quality finish and will never cut corners.Our finish is always spot on. We take as much pride in making your home perfect as you do. Please email or call and we will pop round and provide you with a free quote.

Healing Zen Massage

Healing Zen Massage is a deep release and nurturing massage for injuries and muscular pain using trigger point therapy and myofascial stretching to restore muscular integrity. It incorporates deep tissue work which is a more focused type of massage which helps release chronic muscle tension or knots, designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This is also combined with Reiki and uses energy work to then provide the full spectrum of healing to help you let go of the tension you no longer need so you can move forward in your life with your body more open and released. Individual Reiki sessions are also available. We are based in Leicester Road in Wanstead, or also a mobile service is required to provide sessions in the comfort of your own home.

Dancin' Dawn's - Ballroom and Latin

NEW – Ballroom and Latin Dance Class With my love of Ballroom and Latin dancing for so many years, I am pleased to announce the launch of my new little Dance Class – “Dancin’ Dawn’s” commencing Sunday 9th October. Every Sunday 6:30pm – 7:30pm It is primarily aimed for Beginners, but Improvers may also find it beneficial – for singles, couples, any age – ALL welcome. Look forward to seeing you, if you can make it. It’s a drop-in class, every week, £5 per person. BALLROOM Waltz – Quickstep – Foxtrot – Tango LATIN Rumba – Cha Cha – Jive – Samba

Useful contacts at a glance



Tel: 08457 90 90 90


Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel: 020 8988 9620


Community Legal Advice

Tel: 0845 345 4 345


Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0845 769 7555


National Debtline

Tel: 0808 808 4000


Council & MP

Redbridge Council

Tel: 020 8554 5000


John Cryer MP

Tel: 020 8989 5249



NHS Direct

Tel: 0845 4647


Whipps Cross Hospital

Tel: 020 8539 5522


Emergency Dentist

Tel: 020 8554 9865

Wanstead Pharmacy

Tel: 020 8989 0597


Wanstead Place Clinic

Tel: 020 8926 1450


Wanstead Village
Dental & Health Centre

Tel: 020 8530 2126



Wanstead Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8989 1172


Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8509 6526


Wanstead Library

Tel: 020 8708 7400


Aldersbrook Library

Tel: 020 8496 0006



Goddard Veterinary Group

Tel: 020 8989 7744



Tel: 0300 1234 555



Tel: 01767 693690



Wanstead Police Station

Tel: 0300 123 1212


Wanstead Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2796


Snaresbrook Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2561



Electricity - Power Loss

Tel: 0800 028 0247

Gas - Emergency

Tel: 0800 111 999

Thames Water

Tel: 0845 9200 800