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Here come the Olympics

Published Monday, 19 March 2012

A £50,000 scheme to bring the streets of Enfield alive ahead of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games has been given the thumbs up by council chiefs.

Cllr Taylor

The money from LOCOG and the GLA will be used to dress Southgate, Enfield and Edmonton Town Centres and the area around the QE2 stadium to give them a common feel and look ahead of the event this summer.

Enfield Council’s Planning Committee gave the plans, which include decorations on lampposts, flags, fence markings and floor graphics promoting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the go ahead on February 28.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Doug Taylor, said: “The eyes of the world will be on London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and this project will give our shopping areas a real boost by making them more attractive destinations for shoppers in the run up to this truly global event.

“We’ll be combining the street dressing with a bumper year of sporting activities to inspire young people to take up a more active lifestyle and hopefully help find Enfield’s very own Olympic champion in the future.

“It is important to us that our communities have a chance to feel part of London 2012 and this scheme will help bring the look and the feel of the games to Enfield and help our residents feel part of the fantastic event which is coming to the capital later this year.”

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