Hackney Marshes Users Group
|Issues and Action|
|26 April 2013||
Proposals affecting Hackney Marshes and what you can do to influence them
'Major events' proposal
Hackney Council announced in February that it intends to get permission to hold up to three 'major events' on Hackney Marsh every summer for the next 5 years. The council held an 'informal consultation' which ended on 23rd April. We're waiting to see whether they apply to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).
HMUG opposes this proposal. We support appropriate community-based events on the Marshes. We think that this proposal would bring seriously detrimental change for Hackney Marshes.
If you do support our position, please do some/all of these:
Suggested points for writing to councillors:
Other local views
Media & blogs
Save Lea Marshes group slams Hackney Council for “sham” consultation, Hackney Gazette 24/4/13 (printed 25/4/13 p4)
Cricketers and footballers laugh at council promises following Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend gig, Hackney Gazette 14/3/13
Letters from HMUG, Sustainable Hackney, Save Lea Marshes, Hackney & Leyton Sunday Football League, Old Streetonians Rugby Football Club, Jenny Jones MLA, and 2 Labour councillors, Hackney Gazette 14/3/13 (page 16 of electronic edition)
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