Category Archives: Waterworks

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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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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Waterworks Wildlife Surveys

In 2020, we successfully crowdfunded for wildlife surveys of the Waterworks Meadow. We did this in order to reveal the biodiversity of the meadow, with the aim of convincing the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to ‘rewild’ the area, to … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the East London Guardian

Rare brown-banded carder bee found on the Waterworks Meadow by ecologist Russell Miller On 7th July the East London Guardian published an article by Victoria Munro https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/18567325.thousands-raised-re-wild-waterworks-field-leyton-marshes/?ref=twtrec about our crowdfunder to raise money to pay for surveys of the Waterworks Meadow … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Launched to Re-wild the Waterworks Meadow

Save Lea Marshes are excited to announce that in the last few days Caroline has launched a crowdfunder on behalf of the group in order to re-wild the Waterworks Meadow! You can read all about this exciting project here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ecological-surveys-of-the-waterworks All … Continue reading

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Save Lea Marshes’ Objection to Gasworks Proposal

1. The importance of the openness of open space The Gas Works development will have a negative impact on the openness of the Marshes and Jubilee Park and it will add to the feeling of overcrowding and being overlooked in … Continue reading

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Application for the Waterworks Festival REFUSED!

A red kits soars over the Waterworks Meadow. Image by Giles Greenwood. Save Lea Marshes are delighted that the destructive Waterworks Festival will not go ahead on the wildflower meadow adjacent to the Waterworks Nature Reserve. The location was always … Continue reading

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Waterworks Festival Licensing Application Hearing

If you objected to the licence for the Waterworks Festival, you should have received an official notification from Waltham Forest Council telling you that the licensing hearing will take place online (using Microsoft Teams) at 14:00 on 12th May, together … Continue reading

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New film: The Waterworks

Thank you so much to Sheridan Flynn for creating and directing this short film about the proposed festival on the Waterworks meadow, next to the Waterworks Nature Reserve, for the next three years. No matter what happens this year, we … Continue reading

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