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Greenwich Park Olympics get green light

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As you may (or may not) have seen elsewhere, Greenwich Council’s planning committee backed plans to hold the Olympic equestrian events in Greenwich Park by 10 votes to two on Tuesday night, after a meeting which went on for four-and-three-quarter hours. The dissenters were two out of the committee’s three Conservative councillors, Geoffrey Brighty and Dermot Poston.

I was there, I’m now exhausted and wondering why anyone would want to be a councill-… er, oh.

Actually, though, for me it was proof of why these meetings need to let cameras in – this decision affects hundreds of thousands of people, and the only coverage I can see at the moment was me and Adam Bienkov tweeting it, and greenwich.co.uk‘s write-up. (The News Shopper published just after 1am.)It’s a shame people can’t see important decisions like this being made for themselves.

Anyway, if you see me tomorrow and start off by saying “I’ve lived in Greenwich for 30 years and I’ve always loved the park…”, I may just have to run away screaming.

Written by Darryl

24 March, 2010 at 1:09 am

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  1. Thanks for the Twitter coverage – local councils everywhere need more exposure in the decision-making processes

    David Smith

    24 March, 2010 at 7:50 am

  2. I’ve lived in Greenwich for 30+ years, and I’ve always loved the park…. Oi, come back!

    nec

    24 March, 2010 at 9:56 am

  3. I’ve lived in Greenwich…oh…

    russell

    24 March, 2010 at 1:16 pm


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