Author Archives: SLMAdmin

An open letter to the LVRPA

Dear Shaun Dawson We received the latest letter from the LVRPA informing us that work on the Oxbow island would proceed without further discussion bringing an end to our recent attempts to engage with the LVRPA and CART. We would … Continue reading

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Threats to the Marshes/Response to Waltham Forest’s local plan consultation

There are many emerging threats to the Marshes (and Wathamstow Wetlands) from planned large-scale developments at Lea Bridge, New Spitalfields and elsewhere in Waltham Forest. Save Lea Marshes have now been campaigning for a decade to keep our vital green … Continue reading

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Threats to the Marshes – Encroachment of blocks around the Marshes

There are a number of ongoing threats to the Marshes and the wider Lea Valley environment, including the River Lea itself. Sadly, many of these threats come from the very public bodies which are entrusted with the protection of the … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Net Gain at the Ice Centre?

Last autumn the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Waltham Forest to double the size of the Ice Centre on the Lea Bridge Road.  This site is Metropolitan Open Land (MOL), so … Continue reading

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Virtual Beating of the Bounds: Stop no.4

We’re continuing our virtual version of Beating the Bounds on Leyton Marshes, compiled for those that couldn’t take part in person on Rogation Sunday. We will now follow the map, from 🛩️ Stop no.3 along the boundary between Leyton Marsh and Walthamstow … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds 2021

Beating the Bounds has now started. To take part, download the Clue Sheet from here and print it out. You have until 6 o’clock this evening (9th May) to find all the boxes. Good luck! For more information about Beating … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds 2021

Beating the bounds is a centuries-old tradition, aimed at reminding everyone of boundaries that were important in their lives. During Rogationtide—the fifth week after Easter—villagers, with the rector and other local dignitaries, would walk the parish bounds. The children would … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the approval of the new Lea Valley Ice Centre

Ian Phillips has made this video about the impact of the new ice centre on wildlife.

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Ice centre decision

The decision to approve the new double-size ice centre on Leyton Marsh will be considered by the Mayor of London’s office. We thank Baroness Jenny Jones for writing this letter on behalf of our campaign. To: john.finlayson@london.gov.uk Baroness Jones of … Continue reading

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Halloween Ghost Demo for Wildlife

Saturday 31st October 2pm SAVE LEYTON MARSH Protest the decision to build a double-sized ice centre on Leyton Marsh! Assemble: Lee Valley Ice Centre, E10 9QL Obligatory: wear masks (ideally white or wildlife-themed). Strict social distancing of 2m at all … Continue reading

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