Call out from Leyton Marsh Camp
April 08, 2012 18:00Tagged as: free_spaces occupy olympics
Behind Lee Valley Ice Cente on Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton Map: http://tinyurl.com/6ntfscy
Call out from community support camp at Leyton Marsh.
This is a call out to come and support the Community Support Camp (CSC) at Leyton Marsh which is facing imminent eviction. We are calling for people to come down from today onwards. Please bring a tent and a sleeping bag. We have food and tea ;)
We are also calling for other people to come down to the Leyton Marsh site on Tuesday morning from 7am. It is likely that the Olympic Delivery Authorities will attempt to bring in cement and tarmac in lorries. We would like a large presence.
Location; Behind Lee Valley Ice Cente on Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton Map: http://tinyurl.com/6ntfscy
Contact: 07963 475 195
The CSC was set up two weeks ago to support the campaign to Save Leyton Marsh.
The Olympic Delivery Authority is planning to build a 3 story temporary training facility on Leyton Marsh; a nature reserve and vital open space for local people.
Local residents and campaigners point out that the development;
- Damages the eco-system of the marsh
- Prevents access to the area by people
- Leaves no positive legacy for the area (The facility will be torn down Oct 15)
- Increases the risk of further development on this open Metroplitan Land
- Contaminates the area (World War 2 land fill has been unearthed exposing lead and asbestos to environment)
The campaign to save Leyton Marsh is made up of local community members.They have successfully prevented lorries from entering the construction by playing boules and on Sandy Lane (On week day mornings.) Two weeks ago the campaign invited the community support camp, a group of people joined to show solidarity with the campaign. Since then the ODA and Lea Valley Regional Park Authority have launched a hasty legal action the high court. The tax payer funded bodies have succeed in criminalizing the existence of the camp and the peaceful blocking of lorries. They have gained injunctions against both. It is very likely the Camp will be evicted sometime in the next few days. It is also likely the ODA that the ODA will attempt to push ahead with construction on Tuesday after the bank holiday.