Monthly Archives: June 2013

More building on Hackney Marsh

Hackney Council wants to build an enormous new pavilion on top of some of the playing fields on Hackney Marsh.  Here is the plan, showing where the building will be located, near to Cow Bridge and the Middlesex Filter Beds. … Continue reading

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Council ignores planning permission in rush to build Marsh Lane bridge folly

Waltham Forest Council has rushed to begin work in breach of planning conditions on the highly controversial new bridge at Marsh Lane Fields – on which they plan to squander more than £250K on a cosmetic replacement for the existing, … Continue reading

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SLM Call on LVRPA to Establish London’s First Organic Golf Course at the Waterworks

SLM are calling upon the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority to turn Waterworks site (adjacent to Hackney Marshes in Leyton) into organic golf course, rather than the private campsite they have planned. The alternative wildlife-friendly plan is supported by a … Continue reading

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A Litany of Broken Promises: Calling the LVRPA to Account

Yesterday, Thursday 13th June, SLM members arrived unannounced at the Lower Lee Valley LVRPA meeting at the Waterworks in order to express our sincere disappointment with the Authority. At the only official meeting we have ever been offered with the … Continue reading

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LVRPA face angry residents over their campsite and stables plans

At yesterday’s Lea Bridge Ward (WF) Community Forum five officers from the LVRPA struggled to answer the many questions and concerns of residents about the current planning applications re consolidating the fait-accompli loss of the golf course public amenity and … Continue reading

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Sparkling Objection Letter to LVRPA’s Proposals for our M.O.L.

Your Ref:  APP 2013/0505           Use of former Golf Course as Campsite and as Paddocking for Horses           Land south of the Waterworks Visitors’ Centre, Lammas Road, London E.10. I write to object strongly to this Planning Application, by the … Continue reading

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Camp at the WaterWorks Centre, London

For nature You’ll spend time with Giant Hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, which can cause blisters, long-lasting scars and blindness. A perfect souvenir from your visit to the Lower Lea Valley.   Be alert for drifting clouds of RoundUp®, which is liberally … Continue reading

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