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One Year Since the ‘Reinstatement’ of Leyton Marsh

Here’s a short essay I wrote for the Guardian ‘Shorts’ competition which asked for submissions of 5000 words on the topic of personal involvement in protest in 2012. It didn’t win (or even get close) but one year on from … Continue reading

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We Want Positive Legacy from the Games: An Open Letter to the ODA’s Richard Arnold

Dear Richard Arnold, I am writing to you once again on behalf of the Save Leyton Marsh group. I wrote to you back in August to attempt to attain the positive legacy that had been promised to the local community … 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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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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Fabsternation expresses consternation at state of Leyton Marsh

Local Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy wrote to Gerry Murphy of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) explaining the inadequate restoration of Leyton Marsh, which the ODA and LVRPA promised would be returned to its ‘original condition’ by 15th October 2012. This … Continue reading

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Assembly Member Jenny Jones Visits Leyton Marsh

Today Assembly member Jenny Jones visited Leyton Marsh to witness first hand the problems with the reinstatement of the area of marsh used for the construction of the Olympic basketball practice venue. Campaigners from the Save Leyton Marsh group joined … Continue reading

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ODA and LVRPA break promise on land handover

The excavated area on Leyton Marsh that outrageously supported the three-storey-high Olympic Games Time Temporary Training basketball courts and tarmac roadway systems will not be ready to return to the landowner Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) by the contracted … Continue reading

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