Successful Lobby of Lea Bridge Ward Meeting

Since there was an agenda item on the Basketball Courts at Leyton Marsh tonight, a number of members of Save Leyton Marsh Group attended the Lea Bridge Community Forum meeting at Lea Bridge library E10. Local resident Richard made it very clear to Cllr Masood Ahmad that an original query from local resident Claire should have been not just acknowledged, but that the wording of the questions put to the Council officers should have been made available to her. The councillor has since done so.

It was a lively meeting with 3 Ward councillors present, and residents who had gone there to discuss the Diamond Jubilee street party plans etc, became quite alarmed at the contributions from Dan, Matt, Richard, Len, Katy et al about the hazardous environmental situation on Leyton Marsh and its non-management.

One resident spoke about the LVRPA proposals to double the size of the ice rink, again this was something unknown by residents and the councillors (but anyway they also struggled to know who was the WF rep on LVRPA)!

We will be inviting the local councillors to meet our campaign group and witness what is taking place on the marsh firsthand. We have had considerable correspondence with Stella Creasy and have invited her to Leyton Marsh. Caroline Allen from the Green Party will be visiting the marsh and talking to residents about their concerns on Friday. Please get in contact with your representatives about this issue!

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