Many users of Hackney Marshes would have been happier if the photos of Sophia Evans in the Guardian (07-04-21) had been used to tell a more instructive story. Extolling the beauty of the river Lea and glamorising it as a ‘secret paradise’ will unfortunately only serve to compound the river’s environmental problems, made worse by the pandemic and expose insouciant visitors to high levels of risk.
For regular marsh users the ‘Hackney Beach’ phenomenon of last summer was a…Continue
We assembled at the Town Hall because there is Climate and Ecological Emergency. Our world has never been hotter in the 200,000 years of humankind. Ferocious fires, floods, food shortages and mass extinctions are a fact of today and without legislation like the CEE bill here and worldwide far worse lies in store. We are fast approaching the critical threshold…Continue
Faced undisputedly with a climate and ecological emergency why isn’t there much wider support for the eponymous private members’ bill proposed by Caroline Lucas of the Green Party? That’s the question that Sustainable Hackney posed in December to Meg Hillier, Labour MP for Hackney south and Shoreditch. If the Climate an Ecological Emergency bill (CEE bill) has the support of Diane Abbott in Hackney North, why isn’t Meg Hillier supporting it too?
Ms. Hillier has declined to…Continue