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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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Aural impact

This Save Lea Marshes blog is about sounds. We are contrasting the sounds of birds with noise generated by a primary school at a similar distance from the area we seek to protect. The birdsong is currently experienced as you … Continue reading

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What happened to our money?

Following the takeover of Leyton Marsh by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the construction of the absurd and rarely used temporary basketball arena, which was vigorously opposed by members of the local community and resulted in the creation of … 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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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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Austerity Games (Under Surveillance) at Hackney Marshes and Carl Miller Joins Our Call for Positive Legacy

[slideshow] Carl Miller is a former Olympic basketball athlete who performed in the 1988 and 1992 Games. Yesterday evening he joined with Save Leyton Marsh group and local youngsters to support the group’s call for an open day of the … Continue reading

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Former Olympic Basketball Athlete Carl Milller To Play Street Basketball With Local Youths to Demand Positive Local Legacy

Amazing news: Carl Miller, Olympic basketball athlete who performed in the 1988 and 1992 Games will be joining us outside Lea Valley Ice Centre THIS MONDAY 23rd July from 5.30pm. He agrees with us that local young people should have … Continue reading

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Save Leyton Marsh faces outright political and financial intimidation, yet again!

Today a member of our group, Matt, was contacted by the lawyer of the ODA about our judicial review of the decision to construct the basketball facilities at the last minute on the protected land of Porter’s Field Meadow (Leyton … Continue reading

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Save Leyton Marsh & Open Our Towpath

The third and most exciting demo hosted by Open Our Towpath will take place this Sunday 22nd July! Everyone is invited to come along, have fun and help send a message about how the towpath closure affects us all. Save … Continue reading

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