We collected 250 online signatories and 667 signatures on the paper Save Leyton Marsh petition! Thank you to the 917 of you who signed our petition, here’s what’s next…
We will be including the petition that hundreds of you signed about removal of the hazardous waste and long-term protection of Leyton Marsh to Waltham Forest Council to be included as part of our objections to the reinstatement plan.
Although we achieved a removal of the waste, no doubt due in large part to this lobbying, we still do not have guarantees that the land will not be used for inappropriate development in future.
Please send in your objections to the plan to the council if you have not done so already and come along to the planning committee meeting at Waltham Forest Town Hall on 12th September from 7pm. More information on the plan can be found on the Environment Page.
It will be a delight to watch the courts come down but we need everyone to mobilise in order to assure the long-term future of the marsh as an open green space for everyone and that money is spent on providing some positive legacy such as investment in local existing sports facilities.
Thank you for all your efforts so far; you have done the community proud. Let’s keep on until we win the prize: land and freedom!