Tree nursery saved, say muckrakers

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A VICTORY over the town hall for the people? Well, the muckrakers of Hackney Marshes User Group reckon they’ve won their struggle to save the East London Community Recycling Project (in English, “the local tree nursery”) on Hackney Marsh at the distant end of Homerton Road.

The proposed relocation of the ten-year-old nursery has been rethought and according to the group’s chairman, Annie Chipchase, ‘it no longer entails a loss of land” and is a “good decision”, not unlike the one originally proposed, “which was acceptable to us”. She thanked those council staff who had helped.

The nursery on the marshes, pictured, is run by volunteers, who grow trees there from seed and cuttings, until they are big enough to be planted in Hackney parks and open spaces.

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