Saturday, 29 December 2012

lea bridge waterworks: appeal against refusal for heritage listing rejected by DCLG

Disappointing news - the Department for Culture, Media and Sports has rejected the request to overturn English Heritage's decision not to list Lea Bridge Waterworks - details below. The timing of the decision is particularly unfortunate as local campaigner and historian, Katy Andrews, has secured agreement from Thames Water for local groups and individuals (predominantly those concerned with the industrial heritage of the site and the Lea Bridge Green area in general) to visit the site in the new year to get a better understanding of what remains.

Friday, 28 December 2012

hackney wassail

with thanks to amy erickson (hackney parks forum, springfield park users group) for sending details.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

a warming winter song selection

a warming winter song selection (courtesy of Tracey Thorn) to keep you going through until the new year.

(you'll need to download the free spotify app)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Latham's Yard trees

Following a long running email exchange we've had with Taylor Wimpey over the last couple of years, Latham's Yard green (by Harry Zeital Way) will be getting a few more trees planted later this week.That's the good news that builds on the successful efforts to get Taylor Wimpey to:-
  • plant some a few more trees on Latham's Yard green last year;
  • abandon its plans to retain the sales office and replace it with green space; and
  • fix the lighting on the Friendship Tree sculpture.
The bad news is that Taylor Wimpey will still have short changed local residents by failing to deliver the landscaping plans agreed as part of the development's planning consent.

Taylor Wimpey has two planning applications submitted to Hackney Council for Latham's Yard which have not yet been decided upon. It's not too late to submit comments should you wish to!

hackney cut project

rec'd via hackney's interim biodiversity officer