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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.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

M25 Hinterland walk from Theydon Bois to Epping 

15 Dec

Such is my desire to tramp every square of my Ordnance Survey map 174 ‘Epping Forest Lea Valley ‘ that I try to avoid repeating walks too often.


A personal response to the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s New Local Plan – Direction of Travel consultation 

13 Dec

A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority.


Forest School 

12 Dec

Forest School at Hawkwood Nursery, spring term An amazing opportunity for early-years learning and play, and the chance to try out den building, fire lighting and using tools.


What’s in the bags this week – 13 December 

11 Dec

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


Cow Bridge, Hackney Marshes: An Accident Waiting to Happen? 

10 Dec

Back in 2011/2012, before they were given permission to build the new pavilion at Hackney North Marsh, Hackney Council carried out two ‘risk assessments’ at Cow Bridge.


Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre to receive new state of the art hockey pitches ahead of Women’s World Cup 2018 

4 Dec

The International Hockey Federations (FIH) global supplier Polytan will shortly begin installation of two new state-of-the-art pitches at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre ahead of the Vitality Hockey Womens World Cup London 2018 tournament.


What’s in the bags this week – 6 December 

4 Dec

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


Save the Date: Myddelton House Gardens’ Snowdrop Sale returns for 2018 

4 Dec

Event: The Ultimate Snowdrop Sale Date: Saturday 27 January 2018 Time: 10:30 12:00 (Gates open at 8:30) Price: FREE Address: Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG Following on from the success of last years event, ...


London Borough of Waltham Forest is preparing a new local plan 

3 Dec

A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority.


Annual Review 

1 Dec

Our annual review for 2016-17 is now published and available as a download here.


Audio Tour 

1 Dec

We have a new audio tour with information about Organiclea cooperative and the Hawkwood Nursery site.


What’s in the bags this week – 29 November 

27 Nov

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


Lee Valley’s Myddelton House Gardens wins gold at Enfield in Bloom Awards 

22 Nov

North Londons beautiful Myddelton House Gardens won another gold accolade at last weeks Enfield in Bloom Awards during a ceremony which took place at The Royal Chace Hotel on Thursday 16 November.


What’s in the bags this week – 15 November 

14 Nov

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


Lee Valley Schools Festival welcomes pupils for day of disability tennis 

13 Nov

London 2012 legacy venue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre welcomed dozens of disabled school children to its indoor tennis courts on Friday (10 November) to enjoy and participate in a variety of tennis related drills and activities as part of Lee ...


Lee Valley Schools Festival welcomes pupils for day of disability tennis 

13 Nov

London 2012 legacy venue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre welcomed dozens of disabled school children to its indoor tennis courts on Friday (10 November) to enjoy and participate in a variety of tennis related drills and activities as part of Lee ...


November Open Day 

12 Nov

Sunday 26 November, Hawkwood Nursery Join us this month to celebrate endings and beginnings: we mark the end of our our refurbishment and the beginning of making the most of using our newly refurbished facilities! And as we come to the end of this ...


Dozens dazzle on ice at Lee Valley Synchronised Skating Championships 

10 Nov

Dozens of skaters from across the UK headed to east Londons Lee Valley Ice Centre on Monday (6 November) to perform and compete in its fifth annual Lee Valley Synchronised Skating Championships .


Recognition for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s work with volunteers 

8 Nov

For the fourth time, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has achieved the highly regarded Investing in Volunteers Quality standard, acknowledging the Authoritys success in recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers.


What’s in the bags this week – 8 November 

6 Nov

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


Ehne Bizkaia Visit 

31 Oct

Organiclea welcomed friends from Ehne Bizkaia (Basque Farmers Union) and the Landworkers’ Alliance on a beautiful day in late October.


What’s in the bags this week – 1 November 

30 Oct

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


What’s in the bags this week – 25 October 

24 Oct

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


October Open Day 

23 Oct

Sunday 29 October, Hawkwood Nursery Open Day with annual ‘world of chillies’ workshop, ‘fungusamongus Launch!’ late Autumn volunteering in the gardens, Forest School and Kids Kitchen for families … and the local ‘Feel Good Cafe ‘ team ...


Walthamstow Wetlands 

21 Oct

It's not every day that 500 acres of private land becomes publicly accessible for the first time.


Hertfordshire’s High Sheriff is guest of honour at Lee Valley’s annual Volunteers Party 

20 Oct

Dozens of guests, including Will Hobhouse, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, gathered at Lee Valley White Water Centre earlier this week (Monday 16 October) to attend Lee Valley Regional Park Authoritys 2017 Volunteers Party and awards ceremony.


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.



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