May 2023

scan0081The Fir Trees Pub, Hermon Hill, circa 1930s (now the Ark Fish Restaurant)


The latest novel by Peter Chegwidden is a tale of love and tragedy which draws on memories of growing up in Wanstead and South Woodford in the 1950s and 1960s. Here, the author


Park life

In the second of a series of articles featuring the images of local photographers who document the wildlife of Wanstead Park and the surrounding area, Diane Dalli presents her shot of a female ring-necked parakeet

Waitrose-DonationCollecting a cheque at Waitrose

Be prepared!

Lots of exciting activities have been taking place since we last wrote for the Gazette, says Stephanie Woodley of the 52nd Epping Forest South Scout Group, including preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime jamboree


Not for sale

Since 2013, a seller is required to state whether Japanese knotweed is present on their property. Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Axiom DWFM looks at the legal implications of this invasive weed


Any volunteers?

Volunteering brings communities together, says Nurun Begum, Volunteer Centre Manager at Redbridge CVS, which provides information, training and support to organisations and residents


Planning to fail

Over the last 10 years, Redbridge Council has increasingly excluded residents from the planning process, argues Paul Canal, who laments the decision to approve the Snaresbrook Station car park development We used to have...