13
June
2013
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17:20
Europe/London

Views wanted on improving Woodberry Wetlands

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Residents are invited to have their say on the plans to improve access to Stoke Newington East and West Reservoirs.
 
Two events, Saturday 22 June and Sunday 7 July have been organised by London Wildlife Trust to give residents an opportunity to see presentations and designs for the site, share opinions and ideas as well as exclusive guided tours of East Reservoir.

Woodberry Wetlands received £84,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in January 2013 and London Wildlife Trust has been working with partners on a vision to create the ‘Woodberry Wetlands’ - focussed on the Stoke Newington Reservoirs and a stretch of the New River - as part of the major regeneration of  Woodberry Down estate near Manor House.

The partners working with London Wildlife Trust to develop the plans for this east London wetlands project - which includes major biodiversity and amenity improvements – are Thames Water, Berkeley Homes, Hackney Council, Genesis Homes, Manor House Development Trust and Natural England.

London Wildlife Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £84,000 to develop a more detailed bid for Woodberry Wetlands. If successful, this will restore the listed Gas House as a volunteer hub, create habitat enhancements around East Reservoir and offer new access for people to experience the reservoir close at hand.

Events

Saturday 22 June and Sunday 7 July -10am to 4pm
East Reservoir Community Garden, 1 Newnton Close, London N4 2RH

Extra activities:
Saturday 22 June - Nordic walking with Age UK East London
Sunday 7 July - New River clean up followed by BBQ
For further details:
Tel: 020 8802 4573
Email: woodberrywetlands@wildlondon.org.uk

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