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Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Miller Feb 13, 2014. 1 Reply

We are looking for other groups and individuals that are interested in campaigning with us against the extensive use of glyphosate in Hackney.Glyphosate use is associated with damage to human health,…Continue

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Save Lea Marshes (SLM) began as the Save Leyton Marsh campaign group, opposing the construction of a temporary basketball training facility for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The group has now broadened its focus and is campaigning to ensure that all the Lower Lea Valley marshes - Tottenham Marsh, Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and Hackney Marshes - remain open and green.

Working cooperatively with other local and special-interest groups, we want to preserve the land for nature and open community use. To achieve this we need to ensure that:

Leyton Marsh is fully restored and that the authorities take responsibility for any problems created by the building work in 2012
Hackney East Marsh is reinstated as green open space
The Marshes become a pesticide-free zone and a haven for plants, butterflies, bees and other species in critical decline
The Marshes are free from enclosure and development of any kind
The Marshes continue to be designated as Metropolitan Open Land
Walthamstow Marsh retains its status as an S.S.S.I. (Site of Special Scientific Interest)
Biodiversity, Built Environment, Education, Food, Green Economy, Pollution

Save Lea Marshes's Blog

Greener Hackney or a Green Light for Cars?

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

Anyone who has followed Save Lea Marshes in the last few years will be aware of our campaign against the planned cricket pavilion for Hackney Marshes, a design which involves building on green space in order to accommodate a large car park on North Marsh.

During our campaign, which led to a public inquiry, evidence was coming to light of the damaging effect of air pollution on Londoners, especially children. Exposure to air pollution stunts lung growth and even impairs children’s…


Protest Against Illegal Car Wash Polluting Lea River

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 13:00 0 Comments

On Monday evening, members of Save Lea Marshes staged a pop-up protest against the car wash which is now operating, without planning permission, in the car park of Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Planning permission is yet to be granted by Waltham Forest Council and yet permanent structures have already been created for the car wash, which is now serving customers…


Save Lea Marshes 2015 Calendar on sale in aid of campaign

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 17:40 0 Comments

Save Lea Marshes ran a competition in early 2014 entitled 'What I Love About the Marshes' and the winners formed part of a travelling exhibition that visited Dalston Curve Garden and Black Cat Cafe among other venues.

The twelve winning images have been put together in the form of an A3 full colour calendar which is now on sale in aid of our campaign.

Calendars are just £4.99 and can be purchased online on our website Shop Page here: …


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