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Wetlands Licence

Whilst we look forward to the upcoming opening of the Wetlands, we are disappointed to hear that the application for an extensive entertainment licence has been granted there and we expect the London Wildlife Trust to put wildlife before human … Continue reading

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Help Crowd Fund Legal Case to Stop Waterworks Sell Off

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-lvrpa-developing-metropolitan-open-land/ Text below from the Crowd Justice page, by Abigail Woodman, on behalf of SLM. The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) is planning to sell the Waterworks Centre and surrounding open green space for development. This is wrong, and … Continue reading

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Community Picnic 20th August

Join us for a picnic! Save Lea Marshes is organising a picnic on Sunday 20 August, from midday, on the open green space in front of the entrance to the Waterworks Centre. Leave your barbecue at home and bring food, … Continue reading

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Car Wash Appeals Planning Decision: Please Act!

The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) refused planning permission for a car wash on Metropolitan Open Land near the Lee Valley Ice Rink. The applicant has appealed the decision and we are asking as many people as possible to … Continue reading

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Goodbye T46

On Hackney Marsh the poplars stand forlorn – The dingy old pavilion built of bricks Dilapidated – pot-holed carpark.  Mourn With us!  They’ve come to fell T Forty-six, A blameless poplar standing in the way Of progress, victim of the … Continue reading

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Victory: Polluting Car Wash on Leyton Marsh Refused Permission!

We are delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Council has refused to give permission for the car wash on Leyton Marsh, constructed prior to planning approval, due to its contravention of local policy and the fact it is an inappropriate … Continue reading

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Ive Farm: Proposed Enclosure, Artifice and Cars

Waltham Forest Council has submitted an application to itself for the redevelopment of Ive Farm sports ground. You can take part in the consultations this week and comment on the applications: Planning permission is sought to convert Ive Farm into … Continue reading

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New Lee Valley Leisure Trust Takes No Responsibility for Protecting Land

letter-to-vibrant-partnerships-reply-redacted-1 As you can see from this letter to a local resident and member of SLM regarding the car wash, the Trust which has taken over the commercial ventures of the Lee Valley Regional Park takes no responsibility whatsoever for … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Is Their No.1 Choice: But Do The Numbers Add Up?

Scoring the Sites  It is important not to be taken in by the “scoring matrix” that the LVRPA has used to assess the relative merits of the four alternative sites for the new Ice Centre.  The fact that it is … Continue reading

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Hackney Council Approve Their Own Plans

As expected, Hackney Council voted to approve their own application for two car parks and a pavilion building on Hackney Marshes at tonight’s planning committee meeting. Cllr McShane’s view that the ‘primary purpose’ of the marshes is for it to be … Continue reading

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