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Ive Farm: Proposed Enclosure, Artifice and Cars

Waltham Forest Council has submitted an application to itself for the redevelopment of Ive Farm sports ground. You can take part in the consultations this week and comment on the applications: Planning permission is sought to convert Ive Farm into … Continue reading

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New Lee Valley Leisure Trust Takes No Responsibility for Protecting Land

letter-to-vibrant-partnerships-reply-redacted-1 As you can see from this letter to a local resident and member of SLM regarding the car wash, the Trust which has taken over the commercial ventures of the Lee Valley Regional Park takes no responsibility whatsoever for … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Is Their No.1 Choice: But Do The Numbers Add Up?

Scoring the Sites  It is important not to be taken in by the “scoring matrix” that the LVRPA has used to assess the relative merits of the four alternative sites for the new Ice Centre.  The fact that it is … Continue reading

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Hackney Council Approve Their Own Plans

As expected, Hackney Council voted to approve their own application for two car parks and a pavilion building on Hackney Marshes at tonight’s planning committee meeting. Cllr McShane’s view that the ‘primary purpose’ of the marshes is for it to be … Continue reading

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Commercial Predation of Hackney Marshes spelled out 15m high

As Hackney Council goes through the bureaucratic charade of giving itself planning permission for another extravagant building to spoil the Hackney Marsh landscape, it has spelled out loud and clear its commercial agenda and disregard for Metropolitan Open Land at … Continue reading

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Edible Plant of the Day

After the success of our Edible Plant Identification walk on Sunday 1st June, we thought we would share with you some of the highlights of what we found and some tips for recipes. Remember that it’s crucial with any foraging … Continue reading

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Our Objection to LVRPA’s Proposed New Moorings Path on Site of Importance for Nature Conservation on Leyton Marsh

Dear Shaun Dawson Leyton Marsh riverbank moorings. We are writing to protest at the Authority’s damage to the Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and the threat to public access on the riverside adjacent to Leyton Marsh, in connection … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Moorings: Statement by Concerned Boaters

A meeting of boaters concerned with the implementation of private moorings on the River Lea, London, at Leyton Marshes was held on the 21st March 2012. The mooring site comprises a stretch of river bank approximately 150 metres long on … Continue reading

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Piecemeal Privatisation of Lee Valley Regional Park

Ever since the temporary privatisation of Metropolitan Open Land for a private training facility on Porter’s Field Meadow (Leyton Marsh) for the London 2012 Olympics, we have seen a number of areas of previously open marshes enclosed and part-privatised.  The … Continue reading

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LVRPA Considers Transferring Operations to a Leisure Trust

Here is the Future of LVRPA letter they sent out this week, outlining their plans and below is the response by Laurie Elks, of the Lea Valley Federation, to this communication which elucidates our shared concern as to what will happen to … Continue reading

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