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) ...read more.

In pictures: local news and features

June 2016: featured business of the month

McCarty & Smith Ltd are specialists in the restoration and upgrading of period windows and provide Original Character with Modern Performance. New double glazed timber windows: ► 50 year rot guarantee ► 75% less expansion ► Up to 25 year decoration cycle ► Fully decorated Restora ...

Tel: 020 8498 0219

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

NSB Consultants LTD

NSB Consultants LTD is a business centre providing an address and postal service for small businesses in the local area.

Bespoke HR Assistance

ABOUT US Bespoke HR Assistance is a HR consultancy firm that focuses on businesses key asset, their people. Employees are at the heart of creating a successful business and reaching goals. We understand that not all businesses may have the luxury of having a dedicated internal resource to focus on employee issues and we are here to help. Whether its assistance on employee contracts, criminal record checks, staff hand books, holiday pay to pensions auto enrolment, at Bespoke HR Assistance we are here to assist with all your HR needs. From a day of consultancy to ongoing HR support, you will have a chartered consultant working with you on all your people related matters.

Woodhouse Players

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

Useful contacts at a glance

Advice

Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel: 020 8988 9620

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Community Legal Advice

Tel: 0845 345 4 345

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0845 769 7555

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National Debtline

Tel: 0808 808 4000

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Council & MP

Redbridge Council

Tel: 020 8554 5000

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John Cryer MP

Tel: 020 8989 5249

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Health

NHS Direct

Tel: 0845 4647

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Whipps Cross Hospital

Tel: 020 8539 5522

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Emergency Dentist

Tel: 020 8554 9865

Wanstead Pharmacy

Tel: 020 8989 0597

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Wanstead Place Clinic

Tel: 020 8926 1450

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Wanstead Village
Dental & Health Centre

Tel: 020 8530 2126

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Leisure

Wanstead Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8989 1172

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Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Tel: 020 8509 6526

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Wanstead Library

Tel: 020 8708 7400

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Aldersbrook Library

Tel: 020 8496 0006

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Pets

Goddard Veterinary Group

Tel: 020 8989 7744

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RSPCA

Tel: 0300 1234 555

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RSPB

Tel: 01767 693690

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Police

Wanstead Police Station

Tel: 0300 123 1212

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Wanstead Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2796

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Snaresbrook Safer
Neighbourhoods Team

Tel: 020 8721 2561

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Utilities

Electricity - Power Loss

Tel: 0800 028 0247

Gas - Emergency

Tel: 0800 111 999

Thames Water

Tel: 0845 9200 800

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