Wanstead Flats common land is protected from development through the Epping Forest Act of 1878. For the Olympics the Metropolitan Police want to put up a semi-permanent structure on Wanstead Flats for 90 - 120 days, for one of their operational centres. The local community does not agree with these plans and is organising the protest.
The next Local Residents' Public Meeting of the Save Wanstead Flats Campaign will take place on Wednesday 6th October 2010, 7pm, at Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate E7 9AB. For further information see savewansteadflats.org.uk