Olympic Park tours for local people

The Legacy Corporation has started public bus tours of the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with priority being given to local people in the Park area.

Residents of Barking and Dagenham, which was an Olympic host borough are now able to book tours of the Olympic Park and can hear about the exciting new development plan.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the first tours of the Olympic Park. Bus tours will run until July 2013 when the Park begins to re-open, with priority being given to people living closest to the Park. The idea is to give local people access to the Park while it is closed and give them the opportunity to hear about future plans and see the transformation with their own eyes.

Information on the tours and who will be leading them can be found here: http://www.londonlegacy.co.uk/bus-tours-begin-on-queen-elizabeth-olympic-park/

Tours run on Wednesdays and Thursdays and some weekends

They can be booked by emailing parktours@springboard-marketing.co.uk or calling 0800 023 2030.

Apprenticeships

The London Legacy Corporation is also providing opportunities for young people to help develop careers through the transformation job and apprenticeship programme. They can confirm that they have appointed Reds 10, a specialist construction Apprenticeship Training Agency, who will work with on site developers and contractors to provide apprenticeship opportunities as the company transform and develop Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Local MP Jon Cruddas commented: “There has been a lot of interest and speculation into what will happen to the Olympic site in the future and what impact it will have locally. The London Legacy Corporation is offering an insight into just that by giving local residents a chance to go and learn about future plans to encourage jobs and growth.

The apprenticeship scheme that is being offered is a great chance for young people to gain professional skills and take part in the projects to transform the Olympic Park.  This is a welcome announcement at a time of high unemployment; I encourage people from Dagenham and Rainham take this chance to get involved in such a productive scheme.”

A spokesperson said: “We want it to be as easy as possible for young people to access apprenticeship opportunities which will be advertised through the local borough brokerages, community organisations and by working with local colleges.”

Further information can be found here: http://www.londonlegacy.co.uk/legacy-corporation-announces-first-opportunities-to-build-a-career-on-the-olympic-park/

Local Plan

As the new planning authority for the Olympic Park and the surrounding area, the Legacy Corporation is asking local people for their views on how to shape the future of their area. We are producing a local plan to determine the best ways of encouraging jobs and growth, how many new homes are required and how to deal with the impact of development on traffic, waste water and other resources. The local plan will also lay out how local land can be used, what sort of housing can be built and where, and what types of businesses can operate in certain areas.

For more information and to see how to get involved, please see here: http://www.londonlegacy.co.uk/legacy-corporation-asks-for-your-views-on-the-future-of-your-area/