The Rail Freight Group is a company which lobbies on behalf of its members "to promote cost effective rail solutions for freight. Our members include customers, logistics providers, suppliers, terminal operators, ports and freight train operating companies." On May 22 2009 it published a paper 'A High Carbon Olympics at Stratford?'
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Fri, 26/06/2009 - 18:04.
The Lea Valley Regional Park Authority seems to be a trifle confused. In its 2007/8 accounts it identifies the 2012 Olympics as ‘a major risk that could affect all our key business objectives into the future.’ It goes on to say ‘The award of the Olympics to London will affect our land, business, financial and human resources. At this stage it is too early to fully assess the precise impact.’ Later on it goes on restate the problem ‘It is important that the Authority remains focused on the issues and related risk of the Olympics, and that the new Strategic Business Plan reflects the effect of the Olympics risk on our business objectives.’
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 06/12/2008 - 19:47.
There’s nothing new in patrons of the Arts censoring the work of artists they employ. Transport for London is no exception. During the summer TfL commissioned two community arts projects through its cultural arm, Art on the Underground. In keeping with current platitudes Tamsin Dillon, Head of AotU, pronounced ‘From the beginning, Art on the Underground was certain that the artwork produced for this station should involve the individuals and groups who live in, work in and visit Stratford. Central to the lives of so many people in the area, the station should embody something about the community that use it.’ The projects would have ‘the Olympic agendas of inclusion and celebration at their heart.’
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 14/10/2008 - 20:58.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 13:40.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 13/09/2008 - 12:42.
In the run up to the Beijing Olympics, Matt McGrath sets out to expose corruption, drug use and cover-ups at the highest levels in sport. BBC World Service Investigation
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Mon, 28/07/2008 - 19:31.
There is a credibility gap between what people in local voluntary bodies have been told by professionals in the Olympic industry and what local volunteers' experiences of outcomes has been. This has happened most to those local voluntary bodies which have been affected by relocations from sites within the boundaries of the Olympic Park.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 01/03/2008 - 09:55.
Riders from some of East London’s leading clubs viewed Hog Hill’s new cycle circuit which is being built by the London Development Agency (LDA) to relocate the Eastway Cycle Circuit. They gave the thumbs up to that part of the circuit which will be open in March on their visit to the upper fields where an ‘indy circuit’ of less than 1km is being built. They saw how it features several bends and climbs that will be an ideal short training circuit.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 28/02/2008 - 19:22.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sun, 09/12/2007 - 22:02.
Proposed Olympic VIP lanes will let ministers, athletes and corporate sponsors drive around London jam-free in 2012. But motorists who steer into the restricted routes could be hit with astronomical £5,000 fines, according to proposals put forward in the latest version of the London Olympics Bill.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Mon, 12/11/2007 - 11:25.