Locals meet to defend Leyton Marsh

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Continued from 16 December

From the newly formed Leyton Marsh Users Group 2012

Dear Marsh User

I am sure you will have read about the plans for a huge basketball facility that is proposed to erected on Leyton Marsh by “London 2012”. (See Olympic bid to occupy Leyton marsh). Here’s a idea of what it would look like. This is a practice facility for Olympic teams, with no access for local people.

Application Number    2011/1560

3 events are coming up

Meeting at the Hare and Hounds, 278 Lea Bridge Road  London E10 7LD on Monday 16th January 2012 to plan what further steps can be taken to oppose the proposed development – all are invited – 6.00 pm on ward – if you can come at 7 or even later it is likely that people will still be there.

BBC TV are filming a news item on the proposals on Tuesday 17th January 2012 in the morning 10 am at the Ice Rink or 10.15 at the King’s Head Bridge. They are keen to interview locals who use the marsh for whatever reason – dog walkers, joggers, slower pedestrians, horse riders!

Finally – where it may all happen

Planning Committee Waltham Forest Council

Tuesday, 7th February, 2012 7.30 p.m.

The Planning Committee of Waltham Forest Council will be considering the application at their meeting on 7th February 2012 – venue – Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest road, London, E17 4JF.

The agenda will be displayed in the week before the meeting Proposed venue: Council Chamber
Contact: Oliver Craxton  020 8496 4380 Email: oliver.craxton@walthamforest.gov.uk
It would be great if you could attend and gather on the steps of the Town Hall at about 7.15 pm to make your feeling known to Committee Members.

Many thanks

Leyton Marsh Users Group 2012

3 thoughts on “Locals meet to defend Leyton Marsh

  1. MUG secretary (Tim Evans)

    Just to clarify: this is a practice facility for Olympic teams, with no access for local people. One or two people have emailed to query opposition to the proposal on the assumption that it’s a facility for everyone. I guess they can’t quite believe that the Olympics authorities have such disregard for community interests, contrary to all their spin about it. After several years dealing with the ODA and now LOCOG, I’m afraid it comes as no surprise to me.


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