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

Editor's welcome: March 2015

Every now and then, I will discover something about the readers of this publication that will take me by surprise, or a certain story will come along that gives me cause to pause and contemplate it a little longer than most. You would be forgiven for thinking, for example, that all our readers share a postcode, or at least postcodes from the same London borough. And whilst I can reassure our advertisers that the vast majority of copies remain in the local vicinity, a handful, it would seem, refresh readers in destinations other local magazines can't reach (a personal welcome to Margaret Rowe in Higher Tolcarne, Cornwall, who requests a copy of the Wanstead Village Directory from her niece in Wanstead every month). more.

In pictures: local news and features

March 2015: featured business of the month

ABOUT – THE DUKE WANSTEAD Welcome to The Duke. We are a neighbourhood pub & dining room in the heart of Wanstead Village focused on delicious food, fantastic beer and a truly local vibe. Family friendly, dog friendly, date friendly, Sunday session friendly... Dining at The Duke ...

Tel: 020 8989 0014

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Beehive Preparatory School

Beehive Preparatory School prepares children for success in learning, work and life. From 4 to 11, both boys and girls are given a first rate education and prepared for the tough selective school entrance exams. In 2015 we our pupils achieved a 75% pass rate into local grammar schools, one of the highest pass rates in the local area. Our small class sizes ensures all children get their chance to shine in the spotlight, gain confidence and excel in academic studies. We would encourage you to arrange a tour with our school office and see what Beehive Preparatory School has to offer

Centre for Embodied Wisdom

Leadership programmes and coaching. Available for individuals or group. Our unique Leadership Embodiment programmes gives you the skills to be:- a skilful listener. a powerful advocator. an inspirational leader. It is said that 70% of communication is non-verbal. Leadership Embodiment builds your capacity for presence, confidence, aliveness and connection. Working with the body as well as the mind it offers tools and practices to improve how we perform when we are under pressure and stress. It understands that stress has a physical reaction which strongly shapes and limits our capacity to lead and hold to our vision or values. It uniquely creates a simulator using safe, enjoyable and mild physical pressures to help us recognise the beginnings of stress patterns and then train the body to be centered while under stress. This enables us to recover and respond more skillfully, access our creativity, confidence and presence when we encounter stress in our daily lives.

Barrow and Twine

Experienced local gardener, covering Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Aldersbrook, South Woodford and surrounding areas. Happy to quote for jobs of any size, including hedges, fencing, decking, clearance and regular maintenance, garden storage needs (sheds, bin storage, summer-houses etc). Visit my website to see examples of recent work. References also available.

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