Friday, 22 March 2013

Losing hackney marshes?

Save Lea Marshes has launched a petition calling on Hackney Council to safeguard Hackney Marsh.

The Marsh is common land: Free to roam across; open to all; a place to appreciate nature; walk the dog; in all  seasons.

The Marsh is also an invaluable year-round sport and leisure facility: for amateur football clubs; cricket teams; joggers; and power walkers.

Hackney Council, entrusted with the stewardship of our Marsh, now propose to close the Marsh for an entire season: this year and every year; to make money to fill their coffers.

Please do take a look at the petition and lend your support.

Also take a look at this youtube trailer from 'Losing the Marshes' (by Kim Oser) about the impact of the (then pending) Olympics on the marshes.

People's personal testimony on the importance of the Marsh to their physical, mental and spiritual well-being presents a compelling case for active resistance to the on-going threats to one of east London's most important green lungs.

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