Wednesday, 30 April 2014

First 'All Women' Regatta - Clapton - 1925

Dawn chorus walk - Sunday 11 May

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have organised a Dawn chorus walk  to hear the wonderous bird song on a dawn chorus walk through the marshes followed by a breakfast roll and hot drink in the WaterWorks Visitor Centre.

Venue: Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7QL

Date: Sunday 11 May 2014

Time0630 - 08:30

Booking is required for this event. For more information and to book your place please call 08456 770 600 or Book online now
Price:  £5 per person (including breakfast roll ad hot breakfast roll.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Exhibition - by the banks of the River Lea

The House Mill Gallery, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3DU

the 1979 battle to save walthamstow marshes

In 1979, the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority proposed to extract gravel from the Marsh and to then develop playing fields and a lake. The Greater London Council refused planning permission on 4th february 1980. The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority appealed to the Department of the Environment in August 1980 with a public enquiry held in the summer of 1981. This led to the designation of the Marshes as a SSSI in 1985 and as a Nature Reserve in 1986, following the Park Plan Review. more details at: Lea Bridge Heritage

We came across this film via twitter. A useful reminder of the thanks we owe the campaigners, past and present , battled against the threats to our marshes.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Plant sale and seed swap - Springfield park - Sunday 4 May

Details of a Growing Communities  event:

Get your gardening off to a great start with the Growing Communities Annual Plant Sale and Seed Swap, which takes place on Sunday 4 May from 11am till 3pm next to our Springfield Park market garden.
  • Swap your spare seeds, seedlings and plants.
  • Get a head start to the season by buying seedlings of food plants, raised organically under glass at our Dagenham Starter Farm and ready to plant out, including beans, cucs, tomatoes, peppers and more.
  • Explore our organic market garden and get advice on fruit and vegetable growing from our head grower.

How to find us: We will be situated under a brightly coloured gazebo on the grassed area in front of our Springfield site.  This is situated next to the Greenhouses and 100 metres to the north of the park cafe (The White Lodge).