Publications

The publications are listed below with links to the pdf files.

To open and read PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Publication Summary

A Charter for the Lea Valley - a study carried out by the original Lea Valley Federation (1991)

New Life for the Lee (1984). Published by the Newham Lee Valley Forum.

"Green and Pleasant?" – recommendations to the Lee Valley Park Authority (1983/84)

The Freedom to Wander (1983), by John Best BSc, Dip TP, MRTPI and written for LEEVA – Lee Valley Association.

Walthamstow Marshes - the original survey by Save the Marshes Campaign (1980)

The Lee Valley: Time for a Re-think (1980), by Laurie Elks. Produced by the Lee Valley Association.


LB Tower Hamlets biodiversity partnership newsletter

Read the February 2013 issue of Newsflash

Newsflash


Lower Lea Marshes, London's green lung: Proposals for an Improved Parkland (2011)

This is an illustrated summary of our proposals, which also has been printed as a leaflet.

Summary document


Lea Valley Park – a historical perspective (2008)

This article, written by Laurie Elks, was published in Hackney History No.14 (2008). It is reproduced here by kind permission of the author and the Friends of Hackney Archives. The illustrations were provided by the Civic Tust, which sadly went into administration in April 2009.


Hackney Marshes: Wildlife Survey and Management Plan 2004, by M.W. Hanson et al

This survey was commisisioned in 2003 by Hackney Biodiversity Partnership. Thanks to them for permission to reproduce the results of the survey.

The report identifies the different habitats of Hackney Marshes, some areas of which are no longer open to the public owing to the 2012 Olympics development, and covers the flora and fauna recorded there during 2004. It concludes with recommendations for future management of the area and further surveys.


A Charter for the Lea Valley - a study carried out by the original Lea Valley Federation (1991)

In 1991, the original Lea Valley Federation produced "A Charter for the Lea Valley". It is reproduced here with their kind permission, to make it available to a wider public, and so that its objectives are preserved in perpetuity.

A Charter for the Lea Valley (500kB)


New Life for the Lee (1984). Published by the Newham Lee Valley Forum.

Suggestions on how Newham’s overgrown and underrated part of The Lee Valley could best serve East London.

Owing to Crown copyright on maps in the original publication, we have had to omit them from this web version.

New Life for the Lee


 "Green and Pleasant?" – recommendations to the Lee Valley Park Authority (1983/84)

 In 1983/84, the Hackney Lee Valley Forum produced a report "Green and Pleasant?". It contains recommendations to the Lee Valley Park Authority and is preserved here as a historic document.

Green and Pleasant (2.7MB)


 The Freedom to Wander (1983), by John Best BSc, Dip TP, MRTPI and written for LEEVA – Lee Valley Association.

Published twenty years after the Civic Trust formulated the proposals which brought the Lee Valley Regional Park into existence. The concept, and the Authority set up to implement it, were, and remain, unique in Britain. (From Foreword by Michael Middleton, CBE, Director of the Civic Trust.)

The Freedom to Wander


 The Lee Valley: Time for a Re-think (1980), by Laurie Elks. Produced by the Lee Valley Association.

Extract from the Introduction: "On the North-East of London there remains by chance a stretch of open and undeveloped land reaching from the countryside in Hertfordshire to the heart of the East End. The Lee valley remained undeveloped not by design but because its geology presented problems of foundation and drainage to those who would otherwise have covered it with building in the last century as they built up the suburbs reaching along either side of the valley."

Time for a Re-think


Lea Valley Park historical perspective.

Walthamstow Marshes - the original survey by Save the Marshes Campaign (1980)

Save the Marshes Campaign successfully campaigned to save Walthamstow Marshes from being used for gravel extraction. The Marshes are now a nature reserve in the Lee Valley Regional Park and designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The extensive Survey of Walthamstow Marshes was carried out as scientific evidence as to why they should be saved. It includes all the flora and fauna there and is preserved here as a valuable historic document.

Walthamstow Marshes survey (1.1MB)

 The survey document contains a topographical map of the Marshes, which is here as a higher-definition file.

Topographical map (405kB)

 


 







 


 




 


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