Following the recent debacle over the Circus Field Nogoe has announced that it is seeking legal advice on and preparing to seek judicial review of Greenwich Council's planning board decision of 26 January 2012.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 10/02/2012 - 02:11.
A story of what happens when the Olympics comes to town. The Olympic Games and the attendant juggernaut of its needs will threaten an area rich in history and loved by its community and visitors from the rest of London. Hackney has its own unique qualities, a wealth of community projects and a history of great significance and symmetry with today and the prescience for the behemoth of the Olympics, steadily rolling into view.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 08/02/2012 - 21:43.
Open Letter to Meredith Alexander former Commissioner on the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012
30th January 2012
Dear Ms Alexander
I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your decision to resign from the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. As far as I am aware you are only the second person involved with London 2012 who has had the integrity, courage and conviction to take such a morally justifiable action.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 30/01/2012 - 11:57.
The Olympics continues to spread out into neighbouring areas. In addition to the police takeover of Wanstead Flats a campsite for 5000 is planned at Low Hall Sports Ground in Walthamstow and a Basketball training centre is to be built at Leyton Marsh.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 16/01/2012 - 18:20.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 21/12/2011 - 12:20.
A recent sponsorship deal has seen the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games accept money from Dow Chemical. Dow will provide a fabric "wrap" which will be placed around London's Olympic stadium.
According to Britain's Guardian newspaper the wrap's purpose is to reduce wind inside the stadium. But, as the metaphor says ...
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 15:10.
Ted Jeory, one of the few journalists to pick up on the radioactive contamination of the London Olympic Park, has reported that London 2012 is seriously concerned at the head of steam building up in India over the deal which allowed Dow to sponsor the Olympic stadium. 'Senior sources', not just 'sources', are reported as saying the deal was a 'mistake' which it seems they are finding it difficult to wriggle out of.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 18/10/2011 - 02:03.
After London 2012 scrapped its bid promise to offset carbon emissions two years ago environmentalists are now reduced to worrying about whether it will come up with an energy efficient Olympic cauldron. They didn't manage it with the torch saying four years wasn't enough time to complete the job. David Stubbs, Head of Sustainability at Locog, claimed the promise was scrapped because offsetting emissions took the focus away from Britain. A strange explanation. They must have realised this was the case when they made the promise.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 18:28.
The Bhopal Medical Appeal has issued a statement following the announcement by LOCOG that Dow Chemical are to provide the London Olympic Stadium ‘wrap’. It emphasises that its concern is not the 1984 gas disaster but the contamination of drinking water by chemicals from toxic waste dumps in and around the United Carbide site.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 26/08/2011 - 23:57.
In The Gold Machine Iain Sinclair blogs on his evening out on Nina Pope's Floating Cinema and (with pictures) the essential pre-history - his famous Kayak trip with Stephen Gill.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 25/08/2011 - 19:16.