Author Archives: pjm

More on the Thames Water site

We have all had great difficulty trying to work out what the differences are between the latest version of the plan for developing the Thames Water site and the original version. We have now at last been provided with a … Continue reading

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Thames Water site – last chance to object to the plans

After 18 months of tinkering and shenanigans, it now seems likely that the extraordinary plans to build the “Athena  Primary Academy” and “Barclay Secondary Free School” on the Thames Water site, Lea Bridge Road, will soon go before Waltham Forest … Continue reading

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The LVRPA and community enagement

Back in June I shared a letter I had written to Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, about the Authority’s lack of community engagement. You can see the letter here: In the spirit of … Continue reading

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Too much littering on the marshes

Hackney Council does a wonderful job in clearing up the litter from Hackney Marshes. Goodness knows how much it costs. However, if you are out walking after the sports sessions, before the council has done its magic, the scene that … Continue reading

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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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