London legacy chief exec David Goldstone is looking for new Legacy Youth Voice members to have their say on QEOP

PUBLISHED: 12:03 06 December 2016


I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, but none of this success is possible without the enthusiasm and passion of Newham residents –particularly our amazing Legacy Youth Voice.

Set up four years before the London 2012 Games, this panel of young east Londoners acts as a sounding board for our exciting plans for the park.

They’re an energetic (and opinionated!) group, bursting with ideas, helping to create opportunities for young Londoners and generally being great ambassadors.

And we’re looking for new members. We want passionate people aged 14 to 18 from Newham to join the team. You can gain valuable practical skills and experience in a range of areas, including group and team work, communication and presentation skills.

So far this year, the panel has fed into a number of our key projects and programmes, including plans for the new cultural and education district. In fact, you may have talked to some of them in the Stratford Centre recently where they were sharing plans that will bring together outstanding organisations to showcase exceptional art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and cutting edge design.

The panel has also been consulted on the new play spaces to be built in East Wick and Sweetwater, and had their say on our plans to build new bridges around the park. Members have fed into the plans for the Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and got to take part in some of the testing. In fact, some love the park so much they’ve gone on to take jobs at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Podium café.

Legacy Youth Voice has also written a vision for how they see the future of the park, which will be published on our website shortly. With so much going on at the moment, and so many exciting plans bubbling away, this is the perfect time to get involved. For more details

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