Wednesday, 26 August 2015

SLM Digest 2-7-15


This is the Weekly Digest of Save Lea Marshes.  SLM is an open group of people living in the Lea Valley Area seeking to keep the marshes and other green spaces, development free and thriving for many years to come.  For more information on our work see our website

This is a quick edition, as I’ve got friends staying...

THEY PAVED PARADISE AND PUT UP A PARKING LOT - shocking new statistic that says if you added up all the parking space in London it would cover Zones 1 and 2

MARSHLIFE – following on from the recent E book about the saving of Walthamstow Marshes in the 1970’s, SLM have heard from a long-time campaigner for the marshes that there is more information about the campaign and a map that can be found on the London Natural History Society website

DUH OF THE WEEK – this week’s new award goes to Gareth Thomas MP, who has suggested that the Glastonbury Festival should be moved to London if the capital wins a bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.  He suggested either Hackney Marshes or Epping Forest.

IN THE PRESS -  a big feature in “The Observer” The New Review Section on “London the City that Ate itself” by Rowan Moore pp.10-13  a review of what has already gone and what is likely to go – some of our best loved city experiences ...

Letter of the Week in the “Hackney Gazette” p.10,  Jenny Jones AM Green Party Group, writes about supporting the campaign for London to be a National Park City.
Next SLM meeting will be at the Princess of Wales pub, Lea Bridge Road at 7.30, all welcome.  We’ll be discussing the recent Planning Inspectorate process and gearing up for future work concerning the Ice Rink and organising some fun activities.

Good news about Lancashire Councillors voting against Fracking ... 

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