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Friday 26th November 2004

Permalink 26.11.04 @ 12:57:21 AM Categories: Boredtown

London Olympics 2012

Weald Park 2004
Great. Latest is that Weald County Park, if the bid is successful, will be host to the mountain biking event.

So for a one off event, that no-one asked for, the tranquil park full of serenity and nature will be churned up, trees felled, stands built, metalled roads built for the TV pantechnicons, thousands of tourists trampling through the bluebell woodlands...hotdogs, litter, toilets etc etc

Seating for 3,000 spectators will be built around the Mountain Bike course in the Park, and many thousands more will be able to get close to the action as the course winds through the mature woods and parkland.

And trampling everything underfoot as they go no doubt. This isn't what a scene of outstanding natural beauty is about!

The same happened in the Greek Olympics 2004. A
WWF report
cites the Schinias area of forest and wetlands, an area of conservation, which has been irreversibly damaged. All that's left is a legacy of "environmental degradation".

Instead, the forest is full of litter and is not protected against fire, whereas piles of debris have been abandoned around the construction site.

Never mind all the triumphal announcements from Essex County Council.

Who asked local people if they were willing to have a 700 year old deer park and bluebell woods bull-dozed by a big-money TV spectacular?

They sure didn't ask me.

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