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Help Make Lea Bridge Waterworks A Wild Haven!

After a really successful community meeting at the Waterworks on 16th September, we are delighted to announce our vision for the Lea Bridge Waterworks site (formerly the Thames Water Depot): a place protected from development and opened up to public … Continue reading

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More objections to the proposed Ice Centre on Lea Bridge Road

The following objection has been submitted to the LVRPA’s consultation on the new Ice Centre. Feel free to use any of these arguments in your own submission (and see the blog immediately after this one for further arguments). I wish … Continue reading

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Save Lea Marshes objects to the LVRPA’s plans to build a new ice rink

Save Lea Marshes will be submitting the following objection to the LVRPA’s consultation about their plans to develop a new ice rink. Please feel free to use some or all of what follows as your own submission to the consultation, … Continue reading

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LVRPA caught misleading the local community AGAIN

Let me explain… Earlier this week I sat down to review the papers for Thursday’s LVRPA meetings. These are the meetings in which officers of the LVRPA brief members of the LVRPA (councillors who, theoretically, represent the interests of their … Continue reading

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Green Blot Awards

We at Save Lea Marshes are often maddened and saddened by the things that happen on or near the marshes. Such precious places should, we think, stay as wild and as unencumbered by the permanent presence of humans as possible.   … Continue reading

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Solidarity Statement with the Stansted 15

On the 28th of March 2017, 15 people took direct action at Stansted Airport. They peacefully ‘locked on’ around a charter plane to prevent the violent (in some cases unlawful) deportation of some 60 people to Nigeria and Ghana.    These … Continue reading

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NOT SHINING A LIGHT ON OUR WILDLIFE

While no-one is suggesting a city such as London should be without the necessary light required for access and safety, the amount of unnecessary light is increasing and this is a serious issue for our wildlife. Guidance on artificial lighting from the Bat Conservation Trust is intended to raise awareness … Continue reading

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