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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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Threats to the marshes – Part II

Threats to the Marshes – building and inappropriate uses on open spaces This is the second of our articles on the threats to the Marshes and other green open spaces. In our first article we dealt with the threats posed … Continue reading

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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 – 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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Objection of the week, no. 11

This objection is in response to one of the documents that the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority submitted to the Waltham Forest Planning Committee after the consultation period for the proposed new Ice Centre was supposed to have closed. It … Continue reading

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Objection of the week, no. 6

Objection number six is from Laurie. He explores in detail how the new ice centre will be inappropriate development on Metropolitan Open Land and why a new facility would be better situated elsewhere in the Lee Valley Park: Dear Sirs, … 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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Time for a re-think at the LVRPA

It is an unfortunate fact that much of the material that we post on this site consists of negative comments on the work of the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority. So you may feel rather a weary sense of déjà … Continue reading

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THE SAVING OF THE WALTHAMSTOW MARSHES

Save Lea Marshes is proud to be part of a long line of local groups that have stood up to defend the marshes from development. Mike Knowles shares his personal story of the Walthamstow Marshes Campaign of the 1970s and … Continue reading

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The LVRPA has revealed its true colours at last. Let’s tell them how we feel.

I appreciate there is a great deal going on at the moment, and that this is a time of great uncertainty for us all. But if you want to direct your anger and frustration somewhere, can I suggest the LVRPA … Continue reading

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