Monthly Archives: February 2013

Future of Marshes As Open Green Spaces Under Attack in Both Boroughs

Please take some time to have a look at the proposals Hackney Council have to turn Hackney Marshes into an ‘event space’ for four months every year, between 1st May and 31st August. Please sign our petition against the proposals … Continue reading

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URGENT: Please Submit Objection to Further Attack on Metropolitan Open Land

PHOTO SHOOT: Tuesday 5th March by the Dagenham Brook Bridge(next to Eton Manor cottage, where the plaque is that commemorates the 1892 Lammas Day mass direct action) in Marsh Lane. We have just learnt of plans by Waltham Forest Council, … Continue reading

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1892 and all that: The Riot to Save Leyton Marsh from enclosure

Here is a talk by Katy Andrews, local historian and member of Save Leyton Marsh group, about the events of 1892 when local people forcefully asserted their right to the common land of Leyton Marsh, tearing down the fences erected, … Continue reading

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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

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Nature Needs Space to Breathe Life

Lea Valley Regional Park Authority have recently hacked a significant amount of undergrowth at the Middlesex Filter Beds and Walthamstow Marshes. When questioned about this, they replied there are ‘plans’ to replace these areas with ‘more floristically diverse’ habitats. However, … Continue reading

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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

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Demands Made by SLM at Meeting with LVRPA Chief Executive, Members and Officers 07/02/13

REINSTATEMENT We note that the reinstatement activities have so far failed to restore Porters Field Meadow on Leyton Marsh back to the pristine condition stipulated by WF Planning Committee councillors in February 2012. We know that the main causal factors … Continue reading

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