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Wetlands awarded Green Flag status 

21 Jul

Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s largest urban wetland reserve, is among seven sites across Lee Valley Regional Park to be awarded a prestigious Green Flag for 2018.


Craft Half: Beer-fuelled charity race coming to Hackney 

16 Jul

Hops to trot: two runners finish the inaugural Craft Half in February.


Bake Off winner joins cyclists for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park event 

12 Jun

Great British Bake Off winner Sophie Faldo swapped whisks for wheels when she took to the track at Lee Valley VeloPark.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

What’s in the bags this week – 18 July 

17 Jul

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


What’s in the bags this week – 11 July 

10 Jul

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


Bearing Witness 

4 Jul

Yesterday, Save Lea Marshes bore witness to the Lee Valley Regional Park’s continued attempts to commodify our open green spaces.


What’s in the bags this week – 4 July 

2 Jul

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


New Maintenance Courses available from 1st September 

29 Jun

We are very excited to announce that our EAST training centre we will be moving to the Lee Valley Velopark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (abbreviated to QEOP below), Abercrombie Road, London E20 3AB.


Open Letter to the LVRPA re Lack of Community Consultation 

29 Jun

Dear Shaun Dawson, We are writing to express our ongoing dismay at the LVRPA’s continuing erosion of meaningful community engagement in the lower Lea Valley, particularly with regards to Walthamstow Marsh, Leyton Marsh and the Waterworks and Filter...


New Woodland Classroom 

27 Jun

OrganicLea needs your fundraising support to get our new woodland classroom on the ground.


What’s in the bags this week – 27 June 

25 Jun

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


Job Opportunity 

22 Jun

Organiclea is looking for a new co-op member! Do you share a passion for developing and delivering a sustainable community food enterprise? Can you combine strategic development with day to day operational delivery? Are you excited by spreadsheets ...


What’s in the bags this week – 20 June 

18 Jun

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


Grab your Summer Pass and join the all-animal adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms this July and August 

16 Jun

Event: Summer of Adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Dates: Saturday 21 July Sunday 2 September 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Summer Pass: 18 Adult or Child.


Open Day and Film 

12 Jun

At the June open day we’re celebrating co-operatives, including workers’ co-operatives like Organiclea.


What’s in the bags this week – 13 June 

11 Jun

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


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


Islington pupils delighted during Field to Fridge guided tour at Lee Valley Park Farms 

7 Jun

A group of Year 4 pupils from Winton Primary School in Londons Kings Cross paid a visit to Lee Valley Park Farms last month (Monday 21 May) to meet its animals and learn about how milk is made during a Field to Fridge guided tour.


What’s in the bags this week – 6 June 

4 Jun

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


In Our Hands 

4 Jun

Where does our food come from? As global food supply chains have become increasingly complex, with all the risks that entails (horsemeat burgers, anyone?), the question has become harder to answer.


Open Day with Arts Trail 

4 Jun

Join us on Sunday 29 July for our Open Day which includes a summer arts trail around our 12 acre food growing site in Chingford.


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.



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