More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Marshes basketball courts govt. letter

In a second response to a query from councillor Linda Kelly to the govt. culture minister, a letter from Dennis Hone, CEO of the Olympic Delivery Authority confirms that all the land will be restored and returned to the land owners (the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority) by 15th Oct 2012, and is legally bound to do so. 

That includes all access roads to the courts.

The letter also confirms that an additional £65,000 paid by the ODA to the LVRPA will be spend improving the marshes.

To see the letter below full size, right click on on it and select "open in new tab" or window. Once open you may have to then left click on it again to see it very large.

Residents I've talked to at Beecholme hope that councillors on the Waltham Forest planning committee listen to Hackney constituents as well as those who have come from far and wide to protect our Heritage. 

Councillor Linda Kelly agrees and hopes that "once Waltham Forest councillors have read the commitments given by the ODA, they will work to ensure that no more of our common Heritage is destroyed and that the area is indeed returned to its original state as promised, once the games are over."

I get the feeling that, although hardly our first choice, we are where we are, so as long as the limited area being used is restored and any money accruing from the court is re-invested in the park, our main concerns have been addressed.

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