Tag Archives: ODA

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

Posted in Leyton Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Year Since the ‘Reinstatement’ of Leyton Marsh

Here’s a short essay I wrote for the Guardian ‘Shorts’ competition which asked for submissions of 5000 words on the topic of personal involvement in protest in 2012. It didn’t win (or even get close) but one year on from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Want Positive Legacy from the Games: An Open Letter to the ODA’s Richard Arnold

Dear Richard Arnold, I am writing to you once again on behalf of the Save Leyton Marsh group. I wrote to you back in August to attempt to attain the positive legacy that had been promised to the local community … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Save Leyton Marsh 1 Year On!

Save Leyton Marsh Campaign: Reflections One Year On This video documents reflections on the Save Leyton Marsh campaign one year on. Campaigners describe the journey that the campaign took them on, working with Occupy, being challenged in the High Courts … Continue reading

Posted in Lea Marshes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another local legacy betrayal as basketball floors snatched away for ‘elite’ use

The ODA’s promise to provide a community legacy from reuse of the Leyton Marsh Olympic basketball training venue court floors has been revealed to be a cynical piece of PR following a Freedom of Information request to UK Sport. Among … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fabsternation expresses consternation at state of Leyton Marsh

Local Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy wrote to Gerry Murphy of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) explaining the inadequate restoration of Leyton Marsh, which the ODA and LVRPA promised would be returned to its ‘original condition’ by 15th October 2012. This … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assembly Member Jenny Jones Visits Leyton Marsh

[slideshow] Today Assembly member Jenny Jones visited Leyton Marsh to witness first hand the problems with the reinstatement of the area of marsh used for the construction of the Olympic basketball practice venue. Campaigners from the Save Leyton Marsh group … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ODA and LVRPA break promise on land handover

[slideshow]The excavated area on Leyton Marsh that outrageously supported the three-storey-high Olympic Games Time Temporary Training basketball courts and tarmac roadway systems will not be ready to return to the landowner Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) by the contracted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reinstatement Works on Leyton Marsh

This image shows where the contractors took a chunk of top soil to test for asbestos etc. We argued for more sampling right across the pile but they said they had done what was industry standard. To the right the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nature of Reinstatement Suggests Future Designs on Leyton Marsh

Yesterday two visitors to the marsh, artists Stephen Vince and Peter Rudolfo who will be joining our Reclaim the Marsh Celebration, witnessed and photographed cables being laid in a section of Sandy Lane not given planning permission for development. At … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment