Olympic athletes from across the world will use areas of Mayesbrook Park to train in during the games this summer.Adding to the traffic congestion on that already-busy route, but hey, at least those B&D residents who couldn’t get tickets for the actual runandjumpandthrowandswimathon can at least see some practice instead.
Sections of the park, in Lodge Avenue, will be closed to the public from July 16 to September 9 and athletes will be ferried to the site by half-hourly coaches.
Oh. Hang on…
But the public will not be able to watch the athletes training for security reasons, a council spokesman has said./facepalm
A representative from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said coaches could increase congestion but he did not believe it would be a significant problem.None of whom, I suspect, live anywhere near the park. So it won’t affect them.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the plans.
But, as Raedwald points out, this is merely to be expected. This was never 'The People's Games', but always the feeding ground for the connected...