Mayor of London

Hollow Pond fire pictures

Hollow Ponds after the fire

Fire damage near Snaresbrook Court and the small pond

Undeterred by yesterday’s fire, the boats were back on Hollow Pond today and people were out enjoying themselves in the albeit cloudier weather, but the scenes of devastation made it clear that this was by far the worst fire to have hit this part of the forest for very many years.

Fire damage was not confined to one area but affected parts of the forest near Snaresbrook Road and the former lido, and a much larger area from the main pond past the small pond and down towards Snaresbrook Court (some media reports yesterday described this incorrectly as Wanstead Flats — slightly confusingly this part of the forest is formerly known as Leyton Flats due to it being historically part of the old Borough of Leyton and Leytonstone).


Mayor of London and GLA elections 3 May


London Elects poster excerpt
On 3 May 2012 you will be able to vote for three candidates in the elections for the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority:

  1. Mayor of London
  2. Constituency London Assembly Member
  3. London-wide Assembly Member

Trying to find who is standing and links to their websites is not always easy so I’ve created a new page about the Elections 2012 with details of candidates for Leytonstone and some information about how to register (for  anyone not already on the Electoral register).

If anyone finds the links I couldn’t find, please contact me, so this page becomes a really useful one-stop resource. The page is completely non-party political! Many thanks.