05-wwps-chigwell-road-floods-20001031River Roding flooding at the Charlie Brown’s Roundabout in January 2001. Photo kindly supplied by the Woodford & Wanstead Photographic Society

Floating Ideas

Rising at Molehill Green in Essex, the River Roding passes through the Wanstead and Woodford area en route to the Thames, bringing with it a very real flood risk to...

qIMG_2413©Julia Brett

2020 Artistic Vision

Julia Brett, who founded the Woodford Arts Group one year ago, looks at the group’s successes to date and their plans for the year ahead, and explains why the local...

IMG_4656wAndrew Michaelides and members of the South Woodford Young Writers Club

Writing lessons

Members of the South Woodford Young Writers Club were enthralled by author Andrew Michaelides, who visited their group recently. Teacher Shameem Aziz was equally inspired. At the South Woodford Young Writers...


A white Christmas

In the third of a series of short stories by members of South Woodford’s Young Writers Club, A White Christmas is a tale of adventure, an evil king and snow, by 10-year-old Viva Sastry...

690FD079AF4F4837B271315EC0B20758A scene from Woodford Pantomime’s January 2019 performance of Treasure Island

Let your hair down at panto

Calling all panto fans! Woodford Pantomime warmly invite you to let your hair down as they proudly present their 2020 production, Rapunzel, at the Sir James Hawkey Hall. Karen Kelsey reports...

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The old East End

In the first of two articles, local photographer Geoff Wilkinson discusses his new exhibition – entitled ‘Quick! Before it goes’ – depicting London’s East End, an area which resonates with many...

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Home for Christmas

At this time of year, local resident and member of Woodford Arts Group Darren Evans – who goes by the name The Suburban Artist – likes to spend his time...

PA-45349820Omar Salem expressed his anger over hospital waiting times to Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Whipps Cross Hospital. ©PA images

Cross at Whipps

Councillor Beverley Brewer (Labour, South Woodford) explains why she thinks South Woodford resident Omar Salem was right when he confronted Boris Johnson at Whipps Cross Hospital in September South Woodford...


Battling a black hole

Councillor Suzanne Nolan (Conservative, South Woodford) talks about her caseload, her work to get policies changed and her battle against the ‘black hole’ that is the council website We are...