Walthamstow Wetlands visit

3rd November 2017

Iain Duncan Smith visited newly opened Walthamstow Wetlands and toured the 211 hectare site which has recently benefitted from a £10.6 million regeneration funded from the Heritage Lottery, Waltham Forest Council and Thames Water.

Local people can visit the wetlands which has a café and visitors’ centre and includes a 2km cycle path.

Iain said: “Few locals know about Walthamstow Wetlands in north London.

“But now they, and nature lovers everywhere, can enjoy this amazing bird reserve for free.

“The project has only been possible due to the commitment of all the partners involved and generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“The wildlife conservation and industrial value of Walthamstow Wetlands is truly unique in London and the opening of the site now allows more people to access its natural and architectural heritage”


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Walthamstow Wetalnds

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands


Freedom of Movement post Brexit by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

March 2018


This paper sets out proposals to revise the immigration system and additionally in the annexe it makes the point that more information is required to fully understand the nature of where the costs fall and benefits exist. The information on much, if not all, of this is held by the government.
The central objective should be to ensure control over the movement of people. Using a combination of work permits and a cap we would look to control access to work and rights to settlement. Free movement for EU citizens for other purposes should be preserved.