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Daredevils can now raft with the sharks at Lee Valley 

1 Apr

Lee Valley White Water Centre has launched its new 'Great White' Water Rafting Experience this Easter weekend.


Entrants needed for inaugural FootGolf Open 

14 Mar

SILKY skilled golf fans have a chance to shine at the inaugural Lee Valley FootGolf Open over Easter weekend.


Parking charges at Lee Valley County Park could be scrapped 

14 Mar

CONTROVERSIAL parking charges could be changed or scrapped following immense public pressure.


Never ending activities this February half term 

29 Jan

This half term, children can have lots of fun all week at Lee Valley.


Young Newham cyclists show off their biking skills in competition 

16 Nov

Potential cycling stars of the future have been spotted on their bikes outside the iconic Olympic venue Lee Valley VeloPark.


Joy for young skaters who scooped first prize in national competition 

9 Nov

Skaters from across the country flocked to east London this week for the Lee Valley Synchronised Skating Championships.


‘Countryside Live’ gives Tower Hamlets schoolchildren a taste of farm life at Lee Valley Park 

26 Oct

Schoolchildren from east London found out where food comes from when they had a taste of the countryside at Lee Valley Regional Park.


Pan-disability event promotes inclusive sports to east London youngsters 

24 Oct

Disabled youngsters have demonstrated their sporting prowess at an activities day in the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Ten of the best activities and events to enjoy across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term 

25 May

With dozens of fun and exciting activities on offer across Lee Valley Regional Park this May Half-Term (Saturday 26 May Sunday 3 June), visitors will be spoilt for choice when planning how to keep their young ones busy during the week long break.


What’s in the bags this week – 23 May 

21 May

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


What’s in the bags this week – 16 May 

14 May

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


What’s in the bags this week – 9 May 

7 May

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


Music, story-telling & puppetry arts trail 

2 May

Join us on Sunday 26th May from 12-3pm for a spring arts trail around our 12 acre food growing site in Chingford.


What’s in the bags this week – 2 May 

30 Apr

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


What’s in the bags this week – 25 April 

23 Apr

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


Take Action on UK Farming Policy 

18 Apr

  Now is a crucial moment to influence how the UK’s food and farming policy is shaped as withdrawal from the EU proceeds.


What’s in the bags this week – 18 April 

17 Apr

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


Treat your little heroes and princesses to a magical May Bank Holiday at Lee Valley Park Farms 

13 Apr

Event: Super Hero and Princess Weekend Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms , Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Date: Saturday 5 Monday 7 May 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Standard Entry - 10 Adult or Child.


Plant Sale & Compost Giveaway 

11 Apr

The April open day is focused on supporting you to grow! We have our first big plant sale of the season, a compost giveaway and a workshop on looking after your plants.


What’s in the bags this week – 11 April 

10 Apr

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


Thought for Food 

9 Apr

The UK food system is broken – too many people have only limited access to nutritious, affordable, high-quality food that doesn’t cost the earth, that doesn’t harm the well being of those who grow and harvest it.


What’s in the bags this week – 5 April 

3 Apr

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


What’s in the bags this week – 28 March 

26 Mar

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


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority reviews its car park charges 

23 Mar

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority yesterday (Thursday 22 March) agreed to implement a set of changes to recently introduced car park charges in and around River Lee Country Park .


Enrol at Lee Valley Park Farms’ brand new Easter Bunny School this half term to meet the legendary Easter Bunny 

21 Mar

The legendary Easter Bunny will be making a special guest appearance at Lee Valley Park Farms this Easter half term, bringing with them egg-citing treats for boys and girls who attend the farms brand new Easter Bunny School which runs from Friday 30 ...


What’s in the bags this week – 21 March 

19 Mar

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


Our Prices are rising (a little bit)… 

19 Mar

Starting from this April, we are changing how we charge for our veg bag holidays and we are raising our veg bag prices to take into account the impact of steadily rising food prices locally and globally.


Lea Valley Walk from Blackhorse Road to Cheshunt 

17 Mar

As the Beast from the East part 2 bends the bushes in my garden in half and dusts it all in snow I look back to the walk I took up the Lea Valley last weekend.


River Lea Oil Spill: Authorities must adopt a new approach to prevent future disasters 

14 Mar

– AN OPEN LETTER TO – Government and Opposition: Environment Agency: • Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive • Dr Toby Willison, Executive Director of Operations • Sarah Chare, Director Operations South East • Simon Hawkins, Deputy Director ...


What’s in the bags this week – 14 March 

12 Mar

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


Learn about Bees 

12 Mar

Sustainable Beekeeping weekend course Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018 10am-5.30pm at Hawkwood Nursery This course is for anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping.


March Fruit Open Day 

12 Mar

Our Spring open day has a fruit focus, with strawberry, rhubarb, currant and berry plants for sale.


Countryside Live: It’s Not That Wild! 

9 Mar

In 2012, following more than a year of local opposition, the “temporary” Olympic Basketball Training Facility, stood, fenced and controlled by security guards, like an open prison.


What’s in the bags this week – 7 March 

5 Mar

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


HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Architecture and Technology in London’s Lea Valley 

3 Mar

A talk by Dr Jim Lewis, freelance writer, researcher and broadcaster, originally developed for the Bishopsgate Institute, looking at the influence of technology on the buildings in the Lea Valley.


Plant Sale Season 

2 Mar

The 2018 growing season is here! We can help you get growing with our food plants...


Getting the Veg Out 

2 Mar

We were pleased to receive all our usual produce from Sarah Green, Hughes Organics and other suppliers and to be able to get our box scheme fruit and veg out on time on Wednesday! Weather challenges aside, over the last few weeks we have been ...


Time for FootTee: Lee Valley Golf Course to host its first FootGolf Open 

28 Feb

Event: Lee Valley FootGolf Open 2018  Venue: Lee Valley Golf Course , Meridian Way, Edmonton, London, N9 0AR  Date: Sunday 1 April 2018  Time: 12:00 onwards  Price: Entry: 12 Adult, 6 Child Edmontons Lee Valley Golf Course is to host its ...



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