Saturday 26 September 2009

Olympics in Greenwich

Some time ago I signed a petition against the Olympics (the Equestrian part) and their impact on Greenwich Park. It isn't that I go to the park a lot (once or twice a year probably) but I like to know that it is there and that I could go. Enter via the top gate from Blackheath and walk down the beautiful tree lined avenue and you can almost imagine the Henry the Eighth and his court doing the same.

My concern is that irreparable damage might be done to the park in the name of a few weeks and the Olympics (which I never wanted in London in the first place). The Government response to the petition I find insufficient. They focus on the least important part (the space available for the events) and give some glib assurances about the most important part (the park itself).

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