5th September 1pm – 6pm
On the spot to the west of Centre Road, where the police want to site their Olympic operations base in 2012 – Centre Road
Ever since over 250 people attended a packed public meeting in July, residents living near Wanstead Flats have been demanding answers about plans by the City of London Corporation to allow the metropolitan Police to base its Olympics operational centre on the Flats in 2012.
In order to push this proposal through, the Corporation would need to amend an Act of Parliament that has protected Wanstead Flats for well over a century.
Local people want to know why the proposed site for this police base, west of Centre Road, has been chosen, how that decision was made and why the Olympic stadium site itself cannot be used. There has been no consultation, even though the plans involve locating a fenced – high security compound – with buildings, parking areas, stables and apparently even police holding cells – for at least 120 days and so close to residential neighbourhoods.
The Save Wanstead Flats campaign is organised by local people and on Sunday 5 of September, we’d like to invite you all to show your opposition to the City of London Corporation’s plans by joining us for a picnic – occupying the very spot where the police operations base would be constructed.