Grants to Newham’s high streets for Olympic flag-waving
Like it or not Newham’s high streets, main squares and public spaces will be festooned in gold, silver and bronze bunting during next year’s Olympics in a ‘feel good’ exercise that touch every corner of the capital.
London Mayor Boris Johnson pledged �50,000 “to bring to life the excitement and celebration of the 2012 Games” to each of the 32 boroughs.
Boroughs are encouraged to submit their own proposals for how their area might look and best display hidden aspects of London,
A major programme that will also see London’s iconic landmarks and popular tourist venues spectacularly dressed to welcome the world to London in 2012 will follow.
Mayor Johnson said: “The games are a unique opportunity for London to secure its position for another generation as the best big city in the world.”
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Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: “We share the Mayor’s excitement and vision for one look, ensuring every resident and visitor is able feel part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
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