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Hackney book event: Photographers challenge view of Olympic Park as former wasteland 

5 Oct

Hackney book event: Photographers challenge view of Olympic Park as former wasteland 19 minutes ago Kat Hopps --> It becomes harder each year to remember how the Lower Lea Valley looked before the 2012 London Olympics came along.


Hackney book event: Photographers challenge view of Olympic Park as former wasteland 

5 Oct

It becomes harder each year to remember how the Lower Lea Valley looked before the 2012 London Olympics came along.


Book event: Photographers challenge view of Olympic Park as former Stratford wasteland 

5 Oct

It becomes harder each year to remember how the Lower Lea Valley looked before the 2012 London Olympics arrived in Stratford.


Green spaces win top honours at London in Bloom awards 

28 Sep

Green spaces across Lee Valley Regional Park have been given top honours at the annual London in Bloom awards.


‘Shut up or we’ll kill you’: Towpath robbery victim recounts terrifying ordeal as cops appeal for information 

7 Aug

‘Shut up or we’ll kill you’: Towpath robbery victim recounts terrifying ordeal as cops appeal for information 20 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A gang of masked robbers surrounded a young father as he cycled beside a canal, punched him to the ...


Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 

4 Aug

Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 45 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Knifepoint robbers have targeted six men in a terrifying crime spree on the towpath by the River Lea since Tuesday.


Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 

4 Aug

Knifepoint robbers have targeted six men in a terrifying crime spree on the towpath by the River Lea since Tuesday.


Park awarded nine Green Flags for high environmental standards 

19 Jul

NINE open spaces across the Lee Valley Regional Park has been awarded Green Flag Awards for 2017.


Need ideas for Mother’s Day? 

22 Mar

Stuck for mother’s day ideas this year? Find out what is happening at the different Lee Valley Regional Parks across London this weekend...


A wheely good day had by all at Lee Valley VeloPark 

7 Mar

A group of students swapped the playing fields for an Olympic race-track in a one-off physical education lesson.


Olympic boxer Nicola Adams inspiring young cyclists at Lee Valley VeloPark 

1 Mar

The world’s first-ever female boxing champion, Nicola Adams, is hoping to inspire youngsters to join the Prudential Ride London.


MP proposes funding changes for £10m Lee Valley Park 

23 Feb

The funding of a 26-mile long park that passes through Stratford could change if a parliamentary bill is approved.


Adventures in the Lea Valley: stirring images of strange and surreal beauty in East London 

12 Jan

Photograph: Polly Braden and David Campany Ask anyone the reason why they moved to East London, and chances are you won’t hear the response: “To be close to nature.


Take a ramble through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

30 Dec

A host of free volunteer-led walks through the Lee Valley, including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, are to be held in 2017.


Paralympic star Andy Lapthorne returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

23 Sep

Double Rio Paralympic medallist Andy Lapthorne will return to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today in a bid to find the next generation of wheelchair tennis stars.


Plaistow pupils help take over Lee Valley VeloPark 

13 Jul

More than 240 children, including Cumberland School students, got on their bikes for a new cycling initiative.


Aldwyck and Mears provide funding to local school 

11 Jul

Aldwyck Housing Group is delighted to announce it has provided Portfields Primary School in Newport Pagnell with £8,000 to purchase interactive screens for the schools’ new classroom block.


Photographer hanged himself in woods, inquest concludes 

20 Apr

A commercial photographer was found hanged in thick woodland in Lea Valley Park after a lengthy search, an inquest heard yesterday.


Eight-year-old taking on 50 mile cycle from Lee Valley VeloPark 

15 Apr

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are set to take part in the Thames Bridges Bike Ride to raise money for the Stroke Association.


Cycling stars set for World Championships at Lee Valley Velopark 

19 Feb

The biggest names in world cycling will roll into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in two weeks’ time for what is expected to be the biggest UCI Track Cycling World Championships of the modern era.


Lee Valley VeloStudio launches monthly membership scheme 

20 Jan

Set yourself a New Years’ get-fit regime, but struggling to keep up...


Rowing records broken at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park championships 

15 Dec

Thousands visited the Lee Valley VeloPark on Saturday for the biggest-ever British Indoor Rowing Championships.


NSPCC 60 Minute Challenge at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

4 Oct

Runners of all ages and abilities took to the track in the Lee Valley VeloPark this morning for the NSPCC’s inaugural 60 Minute Challenge.


Futuristic cycle training in velodrome could turn you into the next Bradley Wiggins 

17 Sep

A futuristic cycling training gym has been unveiled at Lee Valley Velopark, so heavy smoker and reporter Barnaby Davis was put through his paces.


East Ham pupils take on Olympic slalom course 

10 Jul

Pupils at an East Ham school made a splash when they took on an Olympic canoeing course at Lee Valley White Water Centre.


Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling hour record at Lee Valley Velodrome 

8 Jun

In his own words, Sir Bradley Wiggins has “raised the bar” after smashing the world record for the furthest distance travelled in an hour by bicycle.


Marshes pavilion plans get green light from council ahead of public inquiry 

4 Jun

Campaigners demonstrate the footprint of the proposed pavilion on the Marshes.


Alarm raised over ‘hazardous’ run-off from fresh concrete laid in nature reserve 

12 May

Paths above the Middlesex Filter Beds in the Lea Valley nature reserve.


Second phase of Olympic Park housing scheme approved 

18 Dec

The second phase of a housing development at Chobham Manor on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has received unanimous approval from the London Legacy Development Corporation.


Cycling superstars return to Lee Valley Velopark for UCI World Cup 

10 Dec

The cycling superstars that lit up 2012 returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the weekend for the UCI Track World Cup.


Young tennis stars compete at Lee Valley finals 

5 Dec

Some of the UK’s brightest young tennis prospects will compete at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Wetlands Licence 

16 Oct

Whilst we look forward to the upcoming opening of the Wetlands, we are disappointed to hear that the application for an extensive entertainment licence has been granted there and we expect the London Wildlife Trust to put wildlife before human ...


What’s in the bags this week – 18 October 

16 Oct

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Customer Survey 

11 Oct

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Mushroom Course 

10 Oct

Mycology and Mushrooms – weekend course Mushrooms have been growing wild since prehistoric times.


What’s in the bags this week – 11 October 

9 Oct

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


London’s Food Future 

4 Oct

The BBC’s Inside Out London programme did a nice piece about how food can be grown in London, featuring Organiclea at Hawkwood Nursery, and the future vision at Wolves Lane Nursery in Tottenham, where Organiclea is supporting London Grown co-...


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2 Oct

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What’s in the bags this week – 4 October 

2 Oct

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Regional Park snaps up six London in Bloom Awards for its 50th year 

2 Oct

Organisers behind the annual London in Bloom Awards have announced that Lee Valley Regional Park has attained six, highly esteemed accolades in recognition of green sites throughout its 10,000 acre linear park.


The Fall & The Wild 

27 Sep

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wildness yet                 Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid   September, we suck on ...


What’s in the bags this week – 27 September 

25 Sep

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Leyton Marshes 

22 Sep

Hi everyone While we managed to convince the London Borough of Waltham Forest that the Waterworks Centre and surrounding land should not be rezoned for housing, it is still designated as a 'possible regeneration opportunity' in the revised version of...


What’s in the bags this week – 20 September 

18 Sep

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Open Day Plant Sale 

16 Sep

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 24 September, Hawkwood Nursery At our September open day our apple press is available for anyone to bring their apples or pears and make juice.


Community Wine 

16 Sep

The Community Wine Making Scheme invites local grape growers to bring their harvest to our Hawkwood Winery to be made into wine for your domestic consumption.


Waterworks Centre update 

15 Sep

Hi everyone While we managed to convince the London Borough of Waltham Forest that the Waterworks Centre and surrounding land should not be rezoned for housing, it is still designated as a 'possible regeneration opportunity' in the revised version of...


Help Crowd Fund Legal Case to Stop Waterworks Sell Off 

15 Sep

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What’s in the bags this week – 13 September 

11 Sep

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Christmas is coming to the VeloPark 

5 Sep

This festive season, iconic sporting venue Lee Valley VeloPark will play host to a spectacular corporate Christmas party.


What’s in the bags this week – 6 September 

5 Sep

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


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5 Sep

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Forest School 

1 Sep

Forest School opportunities in Chingford and Edmonton, autumn term An amazing opportunity for early-years learning and play, and the chance to try out den building, fire lighting and using tools.


Job Opportunity 

1 Sep

OrganicLea is seeking a new member for our co-operative.


Aimless Wander from Leyton to Tottenham IKEA via Walthamstow 

31 Aug

How did I find myself in the cafe of the Tottenham IKEA at 6pm on a Wednesday?  The large window is an almost perfect Lea Valley picture frame – the best thing in the store.


What’s in the bags this week – 30 August 

29 Aug

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Secure your tickets for next year’s Hockey Women’s World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre 

23 Aug

The Hockey Womens World Cup , the biggest hockey event in the world, is coming to London in 2018 and our very own Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will be at the heart of the thrilling action.


What’s in the bags this week – 23 August 

21 Aug

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


What’s in the bags this week – 16 August 

16 Aug

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Fungi, Fruit & Forest Fun 

14 Aug

Summer Activities for Children and Families with Organiclea Some extra opportunities to enjoy Hawkwood and do something a little different this summer! Monday 21st August 10am – 1pm – Mushroom Monday (Booking essential) Come and learn fun ways to...


Open Day Plant Sale 

14 Aug

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 27 August, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s open day takes a look ahead to the coming colder months, with an opportunity to skill-up and buy seedlings to plant for winter.



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