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

Editor's welcome: March 2017

How does your garden grow? A seemingly simple question with a surprisingly vast array of possible answers. From the simplest of responses ("very well, thanks"), to elaborate explanations of photosynthesis and an analysis of soil structure and irrigation methods best suited to publications other than this. For our purposes, I'd like to rephrase this 18th-century query posed to a certain disagreeable Mary and ask instead: what do our gardens show? Gardening itself isn't to everyone's pleasure, but it takes a particularly finicky passer-by not to glean any enjoyment from a well-manicured herbaceous border or a row of smiling daffodils. So, whether you planted the seed or enjoyed the fruit, our community gardens present to us a journey and a destination all at once. Silver bells and cockle shells aside, there is as much beauty in the work that has taken place as there is in the results on show. more.

In pictures: local news and features

March 2017: featured business of the month

One of our busiest stores & the home of Belgique patisserie. It does not get fresher than this. The store is located above our main kitchens where all our patisserie is handmade by talented patissiers. With a terrace that is open throughout the year, whether it is rain or shine this store ...

Tel: 020 8532 2255

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

The Time For You

Fully-qualified and insured massage therapist offering holistic massage, deep-tissue massage and pregnancy massage near Wanstead station (E11).

Kofo Baptist Photography

Natural light lifestyle portraiture of newborns, babies, children and their families. Kofo Baptist is a London documentary and lifestyle photographer specialising in maternity, newborns, babies, children and families in London and Essex. Kofo creates beautiful and natural newborn portraits, baby portraits, children's portraits, teen portraits, pregnancy portraits and family portraits. She is passionate about capturing real memories and honest moments that last a lifetime. For newborns, babies, children and families, Kofo can come to your home or meet you at a location of your choice for your photo shoot. You can find out more about her work by visiting her website

Pro Cleaning London

Pro Cleaning London is a professional cleaning company offering a range of domestic cleaning services and office cleaning services. Our company mission is to provide Londoners with first class property cleaning solutions delivered in a professional, honest and reliable manner, all resulting in customer satisfaction and delight. We provide our customers with cleaner and healthier homes and offices using first class cleaning products. Our cleaning methods are proven quick and effective. All our cleaners are highly motivated, dedicated, honest and reliable professionals committed to meet and even exceed our customers’ expectations. We maintain the highest standards of quality and reliability by carefully selecting each of our cleaning professionals. We also try to build close professional relationship with our clients which can result in long lasting partnerships.

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