Hackney residents invited to 2012 legacy event

Hackney residents are invited to find out about major legacy opportunities for the borough from the 2012 Games and give their views on Wednesday 25 June.

Information on the legacy park, media centres and Games-related volunteering, jobs and training will be available at Hackney Town Hall.

The Legacy Park will be Europe’s biggest new urban park for 150 years and planning is happening now. The London Development Agency is consulting on the design and features of the Park and wants to hear local people’s ideas to ensure it meets their needs. Give your views at Hackney Town Hall Square, Mare Street, between 10am and 7pm on Wednesday 25 June.

Hackney Council will also be on hand to give out information and answer questions about Games-related opportunities for volunteering, jobs and training throughout the day.

The media centres for all journalists reporting on the Games during 2012 will be in the Olympic Park within Hackney Wick. After the Games, the centres will remain and present an opportunity to create a regional employment hub for the East End.

The Olympic Delivery Authority will outline its plans for the media centres – International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre - and how they will fit into the Legacy Park. They will also answer questions at the session in the Town Hall Assembly Rooms, from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 25 June.

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, said: “Hackney Council is committed to helping deliver the best Games ever, but our top priority is making sure we secure the best possible legacy for our residents. I urge as many people as possible to attend these legacy events so that their views and ideas can help influence the legacy and ensure it meets their needs and aspirations.”

For more information, contact the Council’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Unit on 020 8356 3126 or