Cody Dock on the tidal River Lea needs just £77,783 to unlock the blocked Lea Valley Walk route to the Thames.
This careful costing would build a footbridge over the dock entrance, remove fences that currently block public access and create a new right of way.
Simon Myers, who looks after the project, announced today that the total raised has just shot up to £50,567.
He is asking all those who believe in the access plan to register their support via the Spacehive page with a small pledge towards finding the final amount. Do not send money now but a £10 or £25 pledge will help.
And to those who live in Newham he says: “Email your local councillor or MP asking them to make the case for Newham’s regeneration department to support our funding campaign.”
One could also contact Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales. Meanwhile Mayor of London Boris Johnson ought to be asked to look at this opportunity to open up the Lower Lea Valley at a very small cost.