Hackney Marshes Users Group's Blog (7)

Resist Lea Valley Park land sell-off

We're very concerned about a threat to sell park land near the north edge of Hackney Marsh to build housing. Please, if you can, get a short email off to Waltham Forest council by the end of Tuesday 31st Jan.

All that's needed:

* address: leabridgeandleytonconsultation@walthamforest.gov.uk

* title: Lea Bridge Eastside Vision Consultation

* Ask the council to remove the…


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on January 30, 2017 at 14:26 — No Comments

Marshes North Pavilion - have your say now

There is just under a week left for you to comment on proposals for a new building and car park on the north marsh. Please try to get your comments in. The questionnaire is open until 9 July on the council's web site.

HMUG's main concerns are

  • the amount of private parking (resulting in the building going on what is now grass)
  • whether the council will do a decent job on…

Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on July 4, 2013 at 22:22 — No Comments

It's a fair coppice

We're over half way through our winter sessions in Wick Wood. There's been a good turn out from a bunch of nice people, with all degrees of experience from nil to lots. You can still squeeze into one of the few spare slots this Sunday or Sunday 3rd March if you contact …


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on February 16, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Cow Bridge: gate out, Grass Roof Company in

There's progress at Cow Bridge. Last week a new lockable bollard appeared, and yesterday I arrived just at the right moment to see the spectacular uprooting of the gate and post. Apparently they'll be re-installed in another park, so this brand new kit won't be wasted. So, the bridge project is just about finished, and only 14 months…


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 — No Comments

Cow Bridge - a Dog's Dinner

Cow Bridge was due to be open and finished a year ago

Compacted mud where there used to be grass…


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on November 22, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

East Marsh restoration begins

The process of restoring East Marsh from a coach park to a green space has begun. You can see here the paving being stripped away from a layer of hardcore beneath.

By autumn of next year, we're promised, the green space will be restored. The football and rugby pitches that were shoehorned onto the main marsh will be moved back. The pressure on space ended HMUG's…


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on November 13, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Hackney Weekend - how was it for you?

After the 4-week closure of parts of Hackney Marshes for the Hackney Weekend, we'd like to get the experiences & views of anyone who uses the Marshes.

Hackney Council envisages up to three events attracting 100,000 people on the marsh every year, under its new events policy (April 2012). When the next event is proposed we would like to be ready with the evidence from this one.

Did the closures and the Weekend affect you? Please let us know, with a comment here or at…


Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on July 9, 2012 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

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