Leyton Marsh Camp updateTagged as: 2012 leyton london marsh olympics
Neighbourhoods: hackney leyton walthamstow
Here is a report from the camp at Leyton Marsh next to the site of a planned 'temporary' Olympics basketball training facility. The camp is here to support the local community and the Campaign to Save Leyton Marsh.
The tent occupation which sprang up on Saturday in solidarity with the Campaign to Save Leyton Marsh has entered its 5th day. The camp continues to grow with supporters arriving every day. Local residents and campaigners visit all day long providing support, bringing supplies and chatting with the campers. Basic facilities have been setup including a field kitchen and washing up area. There is also a communications tent.
No construction work has taken place on the Leyton Marsh site since Friday when local campaigners from the Save Leyton Marsh group stood in front of lorries preventing them from entering the site. On Monday, the occupation campers joined with local residents standing in front and lying down under lorries.
Today a Police Community Support Officer arrived at the camp in the early morning to inform the group that the Olympic Delivery Authority will be coming to the camp on Friday morning. The PCSO said that the purpose of the visit was to negotiate with the Save Leyton Marsh Campaign and Campers about the situation (an update will be published when more info is known).
The occupiers welcome any and all support. There is plenty of space for more people to get involved. It is located Behind Lee Valley Ice Cente on Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton Map: http://tinyurl.com/6ntfscy
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