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

Editor's welcome: May 2016

Local history is like sun-dried tomatoes. And I mean that in an etymological sense rather than as an (un)poetic simile, that is to say that the best explanation of either of those two terms exists in the very words used in their respective names. What is local history? It's a study of historical events that happened in a given locality. What are sun-dried tomatoes? They are tomatoes that have been, well, you get the idea. But tomatoes suffering from solar dehydration are not important right now, local history is; May is Local History Month. The tomatoes will have their 15 minutes (or 31 days) of fame in October, which is Sun-dried Tomatoes Month. For now, let's focus on history. History which happened in Aldersbrook and Snaresbrook to be precise (see pages 16-17 and 20) more.

In pictures: local news and features

May 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

Woodhouse Players

Drama Group staging six productions a year. New members always welcome. See our website for details of next auditions and shows.

David Hawkins PGA Golf - Wanstead Golf Club

As Head Professional at Wanstead Golf Club for over 20 years David provides a quality service to members and visitors. Individual and group coaching is available for those wanting to play golf at any level and at any age. David employs some of the latest technology to help you to develop and advance your game, so whether you’d like to improve your putting or further your short game, he has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve that. Group coaching for ladies and juniors are run at various times throughout the year; check the website for latest information. Wanstead Golf Club has a fully equipped Pro Shop including an extensive and current range of golfing equipment, clothing, shoes and other accessories from all leading golf brands. Club repairs, regrips, custom fitting and restuds are also available. Wanstead Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole course set against a backdrop of stunning parkland. It is easy to reach by car from the City, West Essex and Essex and has free visitor car parking available in the outer car park. Wanstead has good public transport links with buses and Wanstead Underground Central Line train station less than a 10 minute walk away.

Psychotherapy/Counselling in Wansetad

I am an experienced accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist. My main practice is in Wanstead and I see adults on a one to one basis.

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