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New Spitalfields development threatens disaster

New Spitalfields development threatens ecological and flooding disaster! The New Spitalfields development is back as part of a new consultation on the Leyton Mills neighbourhood. You can download the consultation document using this link https://talk.walthamforest.gov.uk/leyton-mills-spd You have until 14th April … Continue reading

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Low Hall Lido is sunk, East London Waterworks Park swims against the current

Now the lido plan has sunk, Waltham Forest must provide the amenity of East London Waterworks Park, and finally stand against the tide of inappropriate development engulfing Lea Bridge. After thousands of people donated to East London Waterworks Park’s successful … Continue reading

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Pre-application Planning Consultation: Secure facility for children on East London Waterworks site

In 2019, Waltham Forest Council refused plans to develop the Thames Water Depot site (opposite Lee Valley Ice Centre) on Lea Bridge Road for schools, due to the site’s status as Metropolitan Open Land. It has now been announced that … Continue reading

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Protest to Save Oxbow Island!

We are staging a swan-themed demo at the opening of the new ice centre. We will be protesting the wrecking of Oxbow island as a wildlife refuge. Somehow, the swans have managed to raise eight cygnets, despite a range of … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds 2023

This year we’ll be taking a gentle stroll for our biennial Beating the Bounds, following the ancient tradition of blessing the boundaries of the area by ambling around the perimeter of Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes. Beating the Bounds traditionally involves … Continue reading

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Authorities are failing in their duty to protect our green open spaces and wildlife!

As we become ever more aware of the value of open green space to our well-beingand the state of emergency for our wildlife, at the same time our local authoritiesseem intent upon the same course of damage and destruction, all … Continue reading

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Waltham Forest Civic Society: A CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST THE COUNCIL’S PROPOSED LOCAL PLAN

We are sharing the WFCS Campaign against Waltham Forest Council’s excessive housing targets and request you take part in the actions suggested if you are a Waltham Forest resident: The Council’s proposed Local Plan sets a “requirement” of 1800 new … Continue reading

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Our Response to the LVRPA Chief Executive re the Lower Lee Valley

Dear Board Members, Following our email to the Board on 14th March 2022, we received a reply on 25th March 2022 from the Authority’s Chief Executive, Shaun Dawson, on behalf of the Authority, here: https://www.saveleamarshes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022.03.25-Julian-Cheyne-email-response-2-1-1.docx We have delayed our response to the Chief Executive’s … Continue reading

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UK Power Networks: Leyton Marsh Works

General information on works on Leyton Marsh beginning this month in the first image below, followed by more in depth information on the project:

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Threats to the marshes – Part II

Threats to the Marshes – building and inappropriate uses on open spaces This is the second of our articles on the threats to the Marshes and other green open spaces. In our first article we dealt with the threats posed … Continue reading

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