Hackney’s opportunity to gain a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games will be discussed by Hackney Wick and Kings Park residents next Tuesday.
The meeting, which will be held at the Wally Foster Community Centre on Homerton Road, from 6pm, will include presentations from the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. They will address how to obtain the most benefit from Hackney’s role in 2012.
There will be information about volunteer opportunities, and a chance for younger residents to meet with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Youth Ambassadors to find out how they can get involved.
Residents will be informed of any new developments in Hackney Marshes, with an opportunity to ask questions about changes happening in the area.
Hackney is hosting a third of the Games, including the media and broadcast centres in Hackney Wick, which will accommodate 20,000 journalists.
Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe has published his manifesto for 2012, setting out what the borough seeks to achieve from the Games. His objectives include attention to transport, environment, culture and the arts.