Work starts on Three Mills revamp

THE FIRST steps to give a Stratford Park a facelift ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games were taken when diggers moved in on the site.

When it is finished in Spring 2011, Three Mills Green will boast an events area, a sculpted viewing terrace, ping pong tables.

Visitors will also have the chance to play petenque, a form of boules, at the Sugar House Lane site.

The park will also become part of the Fatwalk, a strip of green land that will stretch from Docklands to Hertfordshire as part of the �635,000 project, overseen by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

The existing Three Mills Green Memorial will be moved and more than 400 trees, 1,400 shrubs and 16,000 square metres.

Lee Valley chairman Derrick Ashley, said: “Three Mills Green is an invaluable part of Lee Valley Regional Park, an area of public open space for relaxing, walking and cycling in close proximity to Bromley-by-Bow, Stratford High Street and West Ham.

“We are tremendously excited by the impending changes that the �635,000 funding project allows, transforming Three Mills Island into a significant leisure amenity for existing and future communities throughout the local area and beyond.”