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

Editor's welcome: October 2014

With warmer-than-average weather last month, Wanstead joined the rest of the south and the south east in the delights that come with an Indian summer. The pleasant conditions played no small part in tempting the crowds to several community-spirited outdoor events, including a Wanstead Fringe street party and open-air cinema and the Wanstead Festival itself. The weather was kind also to those following last month's art trail, with new venues to explore and artistic front gardens to discover (see page 7). more.

In pictures: local news and features

October 2014: featured business of the month

Traditional Barber shop at 1A Wanstead high street. No appointments needed just walk in. All ages, from children to OAPs welcome, offering good quality haircuts and hot towel shaves. We are also stockists for American Crew, Fudge and Fonex haircare products for men.

Tel: 02089893045

Latest additions to the Wanstead Village Directory

Just Kidding Chorus

The Just Kidding Chorus is a feel-good choir for parents with babies in tow! Bring along your little one and join us on Wednesdays 2-3pm to sing some fabulous music…for adults! Parents, grandparents, and carers all welcome accompanied by their little ones, as are ladies whose little one is currently a bump! No previous experience needed. Your first session is free (and no obligation to join) and thereafter it's £5 per session.

Wanstead Therapy Practice

Wanstead Therapy Practice has been established for 8 years and practitioners have over 18 years experience in private clinical practice. We offer individual, couple and group counselling and psychotherapy, short and long term. We work with all issues in the present and historically. Practitioners are accredited with the BACP or UKCP registered. We work relationally integrating humanistic and psychodynamic models. We believe that we all have the capacity to change and reach our full potential.

National Security Systems Group

National Security Systems Group, Established in 1995, since forming we have quickly established ourselves as one of London’s leading security systems. National Security Systems Group, since forming in 1995, we provide you with every type of security system and product you may need, including burglar alarms, CCTV systems installation, and access control and door entry systems. All of our systems are connected to our central monitoring station, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Commercial National Security Systems Group provides security systems and alarm systems products in London. We are NSI Gold Company offered including fire alarms London, commercial alarm systems, intruder alarm London, CCTV systems installation and access control systems. We appreciate that you need to get the best value for your investment and need a security system that is effective and reliable, and can be installed and operated with minimum disruption. Residential National Security Systems Group, An alarm company London has 15 years of experience in home alarm installation, intruder alarm systems, burglar alarm systems, CCTV systems. All systems are connected to our central monitoring station, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our excellence in providing security solutions and quality management means we have attained: • NACOSS (National Approval Council for Security Systems) • Metropolitan Police Approval • Essex Police Approval • Kent Police Approval • ISO 9001 : 2000 UKAS registered status

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