Woodberry Wetlands, Hackney
At the last public meeting, slides were shown of wildlife models of former Thames Water sites, such as Leg O' Mutton reservoir and Woodberry Wetlands in Hackney. A previous post gave details of a meeting convened with the Friends of the Leg O' Mutton reservoir. There is now an open day at the Hackney site if anyone is interested in attending. The publicity is below.
You may be interested to know - particularly if you are a Hackney/Haringey resident - of our new Woodberry Wetlands project. Please find below our invitation to local residents to come to our open days at Stoke Newington East Reservoir. The first is this Saturday between 10am and 4pm (drop-in) and the second is Sunday 7 July also between 10am and 4pm (drop-in). The events will provide residents with a unique opportunity to come and see our truly exciting plans to grant access to the Reservoirs (East and West), improve habitats for wildlife and repurpose a Grade II listed building (the Gas House) into a volunteer/community hub with a café. We will then take them on a tour around East Reservoir to see the wildlife and the Gas House up-close. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a partnership between London Wildlife Trust, Thames Water, Hackney Council and Berkeley Homes. We are currently in the Development Phase of the project and are inviting comments from local residents so that Woodberry Wetlands represents what they would like to see and do there.
Woodberry Wetlands Development Officer
London Wildlife Trust
East Reservoir Community Garden
1 Newnton Close
Direct dial: 020 8802 4573
Mobile: 07702 671034