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

Editor's welcome: August 2014

We often hear inspirational stories of how famous actors, musicians and models were discovered. Invariably, there is a large degree of good fortune at play and the resultant star can be as much a product of circumstance as anything else. But this is not to belittle the work and dedication that may (or may not) have been put in prior to any such break. Indeed, if you are of the mindset that we all make our own luck, then it's easy to appreciate that those lucky breaks have been earned. more.

In pictures: local news and features

August 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


LingoZingo language learning fun for little ones! French, Spanish Parent and Toddler classes (2.5-5yrs), classes for 6-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds, clubs in nurseries and Primary schools, Teacher Training for delivery of languages at KS2, private tuition for all ages in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese. The ethos is to build confidence, to have fun, to learn through active play within a structured and progressive programme. Classes currently available in Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, South Woodford and Wanstead.

Salmon Design

We provide website design and development services. Our approach is to provide a fully functioning website that really enhances your presence on the internet and brings you more customers and more kudos. We've designed and implemented websites for small and medium businesses that have gone on to increase their customer base and revenue. If you are interested in a new website or if you would like your website improved, please feel free to call us to discuss how we can help you - no obligation. To see our work please visit

Thrive Fitness - Personal Training & Boot Camp

Here at Thrive Fitness, personal training sessions are not only invigorating but they're also designed specifically for you. So whether you want to train in the park or in the gym, at 6am or 6pm, be able to run a marathon or just for the bus - we can help. We cover the East London areas of Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Leytonstone, Forest Gate and Stratford. We also run a boot camp in the private grounds of Forest School on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdys at 10am. With no monthly contract tie-in, our boot camp classes are a brilliant way to get fit, lose weight, build stamina and meet new friends - all out in the fresh air!

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