Wanstead Flats is a large green open space in East London bordering the areas of Forest Gate, Manor Park, Leytonstone, Aldersbrook and Wanstead. It is the most southern part of Epping Forest and is adminstered by the Corporation of London.
It is a very popular park used by the whole community for a whole range of recreational activities including walking, horse riding, picnics, football, cricket, jogging, cycling and model aeroplanes.

Wanstead Flats Prisoner of War Camps

Wanstead Flats POW

Illustrated talk on Wanstead Flats POW camps on 19th january 2017
time: 8pm at Wanstead Library

Most people will not realise that during World War II Wanstead Flats had temporary housing, defensive artillery and 2 prisoner of war camps. An illustrated booklet about the Prisoner of War camps on Wanstead Flats is Published by members of the Wanstead Flats History Group, Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society.

Tidy Our Flats

Some local residents have put together a Tidy Our Flats day on Sunday 9th March 2014. People should meet at the Bandstand pond (near junction of Capel Road and Woodford/ Centre Road).
Contact at Twitter https://twitter.com/EccentricLDNer

Forest Gate Development

Although it does not directly concern Wanstead Flats, there are some plans for a major development in Forest Gate which people in the area should be aware of.
A leaflet circulated by Obsidian, the company/ organisation involved, invites local people to an open day at Durning Hall, Earlham Grove E7 9AB Wednesday 16th November 3.00pm-8.00 pm.
In addition to regeneration proposals, the plans include a 26 storey apartment block very near Forest Gate railway station, possibly on the Durning Hall site or Coop.

Wanstead Flast Survey

The City of London have a new survey for the users of Wanstead Flats, as part of an Epping Forest Survey.
It is at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforestvisitorsurvey

Police Olympics base on Wanstead Flats 4

Redbridge Council are currently considering a planning application for the Temporary Police muster base on Wanstead Flats.

Police Olympics base on Wanstead Flats 3

The campaign against the Police use of Wanstead Flats during the Olympics is ongoing. The campaign now have a website, so any further information on that campaign can be found at SaveWansteadFlats.org.uk.

The Police website on this issue is available at Metropolitan Police

Police Olympics base on Wanstead Flats 2

Further to the proposed Police base on Wanstead Flats, there is a meeting at Durning Hall. This meeting is Not organised by the Friends of Wanstead Flats, but you may find it of interest. See details on leaflet below.

Police Olympics base on Wanstead Flats?

It has recently been reported that the Police are looking to set up a temporary base on Wanstead Flats during the London Olympics in 2012.

"The proposal is to use a small area of the Flats as a temporary briefing centre for officers working on the Olympic policing operation, covering important areas such as the Olympic Park and Stadium. Our proposal does not include any permanent structures and the land would be restored to its current condition after use."

It is believed that the area in question is west of Centre road where the fair is normally situated.

Football Consultation 24 / 25 April 2010

The new date for the Football consultation has now been arranged at the Harrow Roads Changing Rooms. It will be on Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 April between 10am - 2 pm. It is a drop in consultation rather than a meeting, with some leaflets and exhibits.

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