May 2021

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Opening up again

Teresa Farnham is a local area organiser for the National Garden Scheme, which encourages people to open their gardens to the public for charity. Here’s a taster of the nearby gardens you can

cake-1Baking for a past garden party

Bake is Back

Following her successful pop-up cake trail last year, Michelle Vanlint is planning the return of her annual garden party and 16th charity cake sale. With a £25,000 fundraising target, plenty of volunteers are


Spring clean spring back

As the South Woodford Society plan for the return of community litter picks this May, Louise Burgess praises the efforts of a group of local teenagers who have been keeping South Woodford tidy

IMG-20210305-WA0003Diana Varakina planting trees in South Woodford


Diana Varakina, Co-op Member Pioneer for Wanstead and South Woodford, reports on the supermarket’s latest Local Community Fund awards and encourages applications for the new round

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Art, Past & Park

Historian and author Dr Hannah Armstrong talks about her earliest memories of Wanstead Park and her personal journey to writing Wanstead House: East London’s Lost Palace