Consultation meeting over Greenwich Park

From Spencer Drury, PPC for Greenwich & Woolwich

Councillors have been informed that the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Community Relations and Communications Team will be holding an open event for residents, park users and visitors to talk them about their plans for staging the Equestrian elements of the Games in Greenwich Park.  The LOCOG team will be based outside the Pavillion Tea Rooms on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of May from 10am until approximately 6pm.
 
LOCOG said in an email to Cllr Spencer Drury:
 
"We see this as an important opportunity to listen to park users and residents as well as talk to people about the reality of our plans, and address many of the myths in circulation. The comments we collate will be used as part of our on-going planning work. Our initial plans have already changed reflecting the comments we've had from Greenwich Council as well as our conversations with residents and the local societies."
 
Spencer said "I know that there are serious concerns over the impact the Games will have on Greenwich Park and would urge residents to go along and let LOCOG know what they think.  Hopefully this will inform plans and ensure that any major problems will be averted.  Personally I am very worried about how a large stadium will be created in the park on a temporary basis and will look for clear commitments that this will not lead to the long term closure of large sections of the park or disruption for the many users of the park who enjoy its unique atmosphere."