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

Editor's welcome: April 2017

Four days before the print edition of this magazine was sent to print, London suffered a terrorist attack. It would be wrong not to take this opportunity to pay my respects to those who lost their lives and those injured in the atrocity. It would be wrong not to take this opportunity to thank those who work to keep us safe. And it would be wrong to allow this depraved act to change who we are and what we do. So, here follows my usual rambling address. Business as usual. more.

In pictures: local news and features

April 2017: featured business of the month

Independent servicing and repair of all kinds of Dyson vacuum cleaners. Wanstead based: free collection and return. Refurbished machines available for sale. Poor suction and won’t pick up dirt? Motor cuts out/burning smell? Brushroll doesn’t spin? Filters or hose blocked? You don’ ...

Tel: 07873 313 222

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Balanced Movement Pilates

Balanced Movement is a fully equipped Pilates Studio. We teach studio sessions using the Pilates apparatus such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair. Along with Group Matwork classes, these are available for different levels and are taught on the mat using small equipment and props (foam rollers, rings, resistance bands and balls) to create resistance and support you through the exercises. We understand that everyone is individual and will have different needs. We are experienced in focusing on these, from; relieving the strains of office work, pre and post pregnancy, clients coping with menopause or osteoporosis, those rehabilitating from injuries, through to sports enthusiasts wanting to progress and support their training. We believe Pilates is for everybody, and aim to help each client experience the benefits of Pilates by gaining strength and flexibility and learning about their bodies along the way. Whether you are joining one of our group classes or taking private sessions. We teach you as an individual making modifications where needed. The Studio has been successfully established for over 10 years. As a teacher at the studio for a number of years Julia took over in January 2017 and with a refresh of the space and equipment it became Balanced Movement Pilates.

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

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