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Leabank Square Residents win support from MPs and Environmentalists

Lisa Smith from the Clays Lane traveller community: Lisa Smith from the Clays Lane traveller community: "You could see the dust and dirt going like a cloud, going by you. Everyone's had sore throats...sore eyes,lip infections. We've been to the doctors...we've had to have antibiotics, creams to put on lips to get rid of it. Everyone's...come out in spots." From: More4 film June 2007

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Prescott Lock project runs aground

Predictable practical problems with the Prescott Lock, compounded by financial conditions, are "making barge traffic unviable", it was reported at a November meeting of the Thames River Users Consultative Forum.

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Leabank Square Residents write to Rogge

Thursday, 6 November 2008

(Open letter to Mr Jacques Rogge - President. International Olympic Committee)

Dear Jacques Rogge

Hi – you probably haven’t heard of us - but we are the residents of Leabank Square in Hackney Wick – right opposite your Olympic 2012 site.

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Leabank Square Residents speak out about Noise, Dust and Legacy

On 15th October Shona Abantu-Choudhury posted the statement below on the noise and dust at Leabank Square on the Leabank Square Blogspot along with pictures of the machinery at work. You can see what other residents have to say by following the 'comments' link below his statement on the blogspot. Shona and his wife Nadira were also interviewed by BBC News. This follows earlier reports contained in More ‘Anecdotal’ Complaints of Noise and Dust from Leabank Square Residents about the situation at Leabank Square. Residents are increasingly concerned at the steadily diminishing legacy they and others in Hackney Wick will inherit once the Games are over. Having lost a vital green space at Arena Fields they are now worried the promised replacement parkland will not materialise.

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It looks so good on paper...

The designs for the Olympic Parklands looked very impressive at the recent public consultations.

When they appear in reality they may prove a disappointment on the basis of their trial run at Marsh Lane Fields. To get planning permission for the temporary replacement for the demolished Manor Garden Allotments on the Olympic site, there was no place for modest claims.

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New London Olympics site security fencing appears

The Berlin Wall-style gradual enhancement of the Olympic Park perimeter has advanced again recently.
This could be some sort of trial section or the start of a program of replacement which will continue along the boundary.

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Olympic Development Authority re-brand Transport for London lorry safety initiative

.: White bike memorial to a cyclist killed by a lorry at Middleton Rd in Hackney in 2008.White bike memorial to a cyclist killed by a lorry at Middleton Rd in Hackney in 2008.

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Hackney Wick residents complain about noise and dust from the Olympic Park

Residents in Hackney Wick have protested at the dust and noise being produced from the Olympic Park. The statement reproduced below was sent on Sunday 6th July to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, David Higgins, Chief Executive of the ODA and Sebastian Coe, along with other relevant officials and representatives, by Sona Abantu-Choudhury on behalf of the Leabank Square Residents Association about the disturbance being caused by work on the Olympic site.

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