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Thames Water Site – School Plans Progress to Planning

After 18 months of tinkering and shenanigans, it now seems likely that the extraordinary plans to build the “Athena  Primary Academy” and “Barclay Secondary Free School” on the Thames Water site, Lea Bridge Road, will soon go before Waltham Forest … Continue reading

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The LVRPA and community engagement

Back in June I shared a letter I had written to Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, about the Authority’s lack of community engagement. You can see the letter here: https://www.saveleamarshes.org.uk/2018/06/29/open-letter-to-lvrpa-re-lack-of-community-engagement/   In the spirit … Continue reading

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Aural Impact

This Save Lea Marshes blog is about sounds. We are contrasting the sounds of birdswith noise generated by a primary school at a similar distance from the area we seek to protect. The birdsong is currently experienced as you walk from the Friends … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness

Yesterday, Save Lea Marshes bore witness to the Lee Valley Regional Park’s continued attempts to commodify our open green spaces. We went to look at the temporary campsite at the Waterworks Centre. What shocked me most was the infrastructure. The … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the LVRPA re Lack of Community Consultation

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter Beds Nature … Continue reading

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River Lea Oil Spill: Authorities must adopt a new approach to prevent future disasters

– AN OPEN LETTER TO – Government and Opposition: Environment Agency: • Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive • Dr Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations • Sarah Chare, Director Operations South East • Simon Hawkins, Deputy Director Hertfordshire & North … Continue reading

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Countryside Live: It’s Not That Wild!

By Celia. In 2012, following more than a year of local opposition, the “temporary” Olympic Basketball Training Facility, stood, fenced and controlled by security guards, like an open prison.  It was rumoured to have cost in the region of £5m … Continue reading

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