Sunday23Sep - Hackney Allotment Action Day

Mark mark at
Sat Sep 15 10:29:37 BST 2007

March & Rally on Allotment Demolition Day - 23rd Sept
2pm outside Hackney Town Hall
"Development" - at what cost?
Their consultation = we know best

Planning permission for the Manor Gardens Allotments temporary relocation
site at Marsh Lane Fields in Waltham Forest was granted on Tuesday June
12th 07. The London Development Agency's plan has always been to remove
them to make way for a footpath to the stadia needed for the four weeks of
the Olympics.

Manor Gardens, bequeathed to be allotments 'in perpetuity' by their
original owner the 'Right Hon' Major Villiers, sit in the North
central section of the Olympic Park. and now to house a screen, is in
place and the site has been earmarked to be vacated on Sunday 23rd

However, allotment holders aren't going out with a whimper. On Sunday
23rd, they are going to hold a march and rally on Allotment Demolition
Day. Allotment holders, supporters and campaigners will be meeting at 2pm
outside Hackney Town Hall, marching to Hackney Wick Community Association
Baths, 80 Eastway, E9.

For a leaflet/flyer for this event, click onto the LifeisLand website:

After all the protest and anger over the proposed ‘relocation’
allotment site at Marsh Lane Fields, the enclosure of which many view with
great hostility, one would have expected the construction of the new
allotments to proceed with the maximum of tact and responsibility, and
with some attempt to engage the goodwill of local residents.
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