£170,000 of Olympics compensation spent on pond

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Members of the Lakehouse Lake Project by Jubilee Pond Members of the Lakehouse Lake Project by Jubilee Pond

A local beauty spot has been revamped thanks to £170,000 paid out by the Metropolitan Police as compensation for using Wanstead Flats as a police base during the Olympics.

Controversial plans were announced last year by the City of London Corporation to spend the cash on rejuvenating Jubilee Pond on Wanstead Flats.

The cash is part of a £450,000 redevelopment of the pond which has seen the installation of temporary fencing, planting, disabled parking spaces and mixed recycling.

A natural play area has also been created from trees from nearby Epping Forest.

Gordon Haines, chairman of the City of London Corporation's Epping Forest Committee, said: “This is a major opportunity to improve the much-loved facilities here and the active role played by the local community in looking after this pond is very welcome."

Lakehouse Lake Project chairman Dennis Stone said: “We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to be involved and influence the project from beginning to end, from design drawings to site meetings.”

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4:42pm Wed 11 Dec 13

CatheCavanagh says...

As far as I'm aware, plans to improve Jubilee Pond weren't controversial, although siting of the muster station was. Jubilee Pond was selected by public vote and the local Lakehouse Lake Group supported it.
As far as I'm aware, plans to improve Jubilee Pond weren't controversial, although siting of the muster station was. Jubilee Pond was selected by public vote and the local Lakehouse Lake Group supported it. CatheCavanagh

4:45pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

CatheCavanagh wrote:
As far as I'm aware, plans to improve Jubilee Pond weren't controversial, although siting of the muster station was. Jubilee Pond was selected by public vote and the local Lakehouse Lake Group supported it.
Drop in the ocean and barely skims the surface of the budgy
[quote][p][bold]CatheCavanagh[/bold] wrote: As far as I'm aware, plans to improve Jubilee Pond weren't controversial, although siting of the muster station was. Jubilee Pond was selected by public vote and the local Lakehouse Lake Group supported it.[/p][/quote]Drop in the ocean and barely skims the surface of the budgy Billy Yerache

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