Residents invited to 2012 Community meeting

Hackney Council is inviting residents to a 2012 community meeting to hear about the plans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With just under a year to go until the Games begin this is an opportunity to find out about job opportunities with London 2012, becoming a volunteer, the local transport plans for the Games, planning for the future of the Olympic Park, and how Hackney young people are leading the way in helping to promote the benefits of the Games.

The event will be held on Tuesday 25 October from 5.00pm to 8.30pm (presentations start at 6pm) at the Wally Foster Community Centre, Homerton Rd, London E9 5QB.

Those attending will have the chance to meet and hear Hackney’s Youth Ambassadors and the key organisations who are working to deliver the best opportunities for Hackney residents up to and including next summer’s Games.

Exhibitors and speakers include Hackney Council s 2012 team; Transport for London; the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, whose role it is to stage and run the Games themselves; the Olympic Delivery Authority responsible for building the Olympic Park and the venues within it; and The Olympic Park Legacy Company, which will manage the venues and what will become the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the Games have finished.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “With less than a year to go to the start of the Games the levels of excitement and anticipation are rising, alongside wanting reassurances about how we can still go about our daily business as the greatest sporting event in the world is hosted in our borough. The community meeting is a valuable opportunity to meet and question people who are at the heart of planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

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