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Wrong priorities on Hackney Marsh

Anyone visiting Hackney Marshes recently will have noticed that the North Marsh carpark is now open. It is apparent that there are a number of serious problems with the signage that controls the traffic going into and coming out of … Continue reading

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Bear Witness

Yesterday, Save Lea Marshes bore witness to the Lee Valley Regional Park’s continued attempts to commodify our open green spaces. We went to look at the temporary campsite at the Waterworks Centre. What shocked me most was the infrastructure. The … Continue reading

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Open Letter to LVRPA re Lack of Community Engagement

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter Beds Nature … Continue reading

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Countryside Live: Driving Us Wild?

In 2012, following more than a year of local opposition, the “temporary” Olympic Basketball Training Facility, stood, fenced and controlled by security guards, like an open prison.  It was rumoured to have cost in the region of £5m but was … Continue reading

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Cow Bridge

Back in 2011/2012, before they were given permission to build the new pavilion at Hackney North Marsh, Hackney Council carried out two ‘risk assessments’ at Cow Bridge. In fact they only chose to assess the risk at the Millfields Road … Continue reading

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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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