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July 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Walthamstow Wetlands - plans for a new £6.5 millon Nature Reserve

Walthamstow Wetlands - plans for a new £6.5 millon Nature Reserve

Walthamstow Wetlands is a £6.5 million project to open up Walthamstow Reservoirs - the largest pupose-built body in London. The project has been developed by the Walthamstow Wetlands Partnership, led by the reservoir owners Thames Water and Waltham Forest Council.

For years this has been a quiet, mainly unknown area of tranquillity used for fishing, bird watching and for a gentle stroll. There have been concerns that the proposed developments will ruin this quiet enjoyment and the disturbance could destroy what makes it so good for birds and fishing.
On the other hand, it is a shame that more people do not enjoy it and the addition of a Visitor Centre, decent toilets and a café could make it a more pleasurable experience!

Do try and attend the exhibition to see the plans for yourself. The designers will be present to explain their plans and answer your questions. It is important that local people voice what they want to happen.

The exhibition will be held at

The Mill, 7- 11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HA
on Saturday, 13th July, 2013 from 11am - 3pm.

The Mill is at the Blackhorse Road end of Coppermill Lane and close to St James Street Station.

Click on Download file to see the flyer produced to advertise this exhibition - please copy or print it and circulate to anyone you think may be interested.

You can also look at the London Wildlife Trust website for more information - click on the link

Download file