Thursday 31st May – Save Leyton Marsh stall at ‘Do we want Olympic missiles in our communities?’ meeting at Bow Road Methodist Church, 1 Merchant St, London E3 4LY. Hosted by Stop the Olympic Missiles.
Saturday 2nd June – Leafleting and petitioning at Wood St Market from 10.30am and St John’s Church, Hackney from 12pm.
Sunday 10th June – Come Dine With Us on Wansted Flats! Save Leyton Marsh group will be joining Save Wansted Flats for their People’s Picnic, in solidarity with their campaign against enclosure of another piece of common land for the Olympics. Bring food to share, drums, children, friends…
Thursday 14th June – This is the court hearing for Simon Moore who was slapped with an IASBO for his part in peaceful protest on Leyton Marsh (for which he was already imprisoned for 5 days). The Police are applying for a full two year ASBO, contravention of which would lead to up to five years imprisonment for Simon. A group from Save Leyton Marsh will be at Westminster Magistrates Court for the hearing at 9.30am.
Tuesday 26th June – Defend the Right to Protest re The Olympics Meeting at Harmony Hall Walthamstow with speakers Alfie Meadows, rep from Newham Monitoring Project and more tbc. From 7pm-9pm.
Tuesday 31st July – Save Leyton Marsh Comedy Benefit night hosted by Susan Murray and starring Shazia Mirza, Ninia Benjamin and Bob Mills at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub. Get your tickets here!
Sunday 12th August – We Are Waltham Forest Demonstration against the EDL in Walthamstow.
Monday 15th October – Reclaim the Marsh gathering. This is the date that the Olympic Delivery Authority have repeatedly claimed Leyton Marsh will be ‘restored to its original condition’. Whilst we know this is impossible, we expect that our common land will be returned to us and will be there to ensure they make good on their promise!
Saturday 20th October – Reclaim Leyton Marsh Celebration. We will be celebrating the return of Leyton Marsh to the people who have fought so hard for it! This will be a joyous event to also celebrate the end of the punitive injunctions ruled against the people in order for the unwanted monstrosity to be built. There will be food, music and poetry…Get in touch with us if you would like to provide some entertainment on the day!