April 2021 Blog Posts (1)

The downside of the media glamorising the river Lea and Hackney marshes

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…

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Added by Richard Payne on April 7, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

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