Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a £250,000 grant for the ‘Lea River Park’.
This means money for the proposed footpath between the Olympic Park with the River Thames. This is the climax of the Lea Valley Walk which should follow the tidal Lea instead of the Limehouse Cut.
The announcement says: “…funding will be used to enhance a number of projects along the Lea River Corridor including: Planting and landscaping along route between Twelvetrees and Cody Dock; Cody Dock (re-landscaping, planting); Creating a new connection between Cody Dock and Canning Town…”
The key is Cody Dock where a bridge costing around £80,000 would open the through route.
The detail will be interesting and important.