Search

Down the Cut - Towpath reopened along River Lee Navigation

17:42 15 November 2010

Ariana Kedidi, 2 and Felipe reyna, 2 help plant seeds and bulbs at the Reopening of the tow path near Lea Bridge Rd on 13th Nov 2010

Ariana Kedidi, 2 and Felipe reyna, 2 help plant seeds and bulbs at the Reopening of the tow path near Lea Bridge Rd on 13th Nov 2010

Olivia Harris, (+44) 7881 810 878, www.oliviaharrisphotos.com

Revamp designed to improve access to Olympic Park

Residents in Hackney Wick returned to a towpath along the River Lee Navigation this weekend after the completion of a £400,000 improvement project.

Visitors celebrated the reopening of the 150m-long walkway on Saturday (November 13) by planting bulbs and sowing seeds along the riverbank near Lea Bridge Road and trying out new walking routes.

The revamp, which started last July and was funded by British Waterways and Hackney Council, includes new access ramps near the Kingshead footbridge and repairs to walls providing nesting sites for rare birds.

The towpath is designed to improve links to the Olympic Park and the surrounding Lee Valley.

Jon Guest, British Waterways’ waterway manager, said: “British Waterways attracts over 13 million people onto its towpaths every year and I am delighted that the local people in Hackney can once again access this stretch of the River Lee Navigation.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:30
Two new train strikes are planned for June 4 and June 9  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected.

Yesterday, 10:27
Kingsland High Street

Residents can now have their say on council proposals which aim to manage the growth of the borough’s nightlife.

A new play chronicles the shocking story of sex predator Savile

‘Were there people in showbusiness who knew he was ‘dodgy’? Absolutely’

Wed, 09:08
Pirate Radio

Hackney Homes has been clamping down on pirate radio stations in the borough and warning of the dangers of illegal radio.

Most read news

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hackney Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder