Redbridge clubs news: Resident association lunch club, art club’s annual exhibition and children’s nature trail

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:57 05 October 2015

Goodmayes Resident Association members and guests enjoying lunch. Picture Keith Stanbury

Goodmayes Resident Association members and guests enjoying lunch. Picture Keith Stanbury


A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Goodmayes Residents Association

The group introduced a new Goodmayes Lunch Club on September 25 so guests of people who access Redbridge Community Meals could join them for lunch.

The club enables those who do not qualify for the meals service to order a two-course meal from the Green Lane Café next to the Goodmayes Community Centre in Green Lane.

Keith Stanbury, chairman of Goodmayes Resident Association, said the group had a successful first lunch date.

He said: “16 guests attended and were very complimentary, not only about the food supplied by Redbridge Community Meals but also the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.”

Any Redbridge resident over the age of 60 can order a two-course meal by calling Community Meals on 020 8708 9872.

Orders should be placed between 9.30am and 2pm up to the Thursday and the food will be served between 12.30-12.45 on Fridays and costs £3.15.

The lunch club will meet every Friday from noon until 2.30pm at the Green Lane Cafe, Green Lane, Goodmayes.

Wanstead Nature Club for Children

The nature club is inviting children over the age of seven to take part in their Finding Fantastic Fungus natural trail to explore the variety of wildlife and plants along Wanstead Flats.

The group, which meets every month, will also discuss the colours of autumn leaves, hold craft activities and explore other plants trees, pond-life and insects.

The session costs £1.50 and starts at 10am at the Harrow Road changing rooms, Harrow Road, Wanstead on Saturday..

Places must be booked first. Contact Gill James on 020 8989 4898 or email

Essex Art Club

Members of the art club will be showcasing their work at the club’s annual autumn exhibition.

The event will be held over two days from October 10 from 10am to 5pm to October 11 from 10am to 4.30pm at Wanstead House, 21 The Green.

Admission is free and paintings will be on sale along with refreshments from the cafe.

The club members range from total beginners to full-time professionals and include tutors and teachers of art.

The club began in 1899 from a sketch club for tutors and students at the Walthamstow School of Art when Walthamstow was part of rural Essex.

To join the club or for further on the event visit details on membership

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