Anti-Greenwich Park group to hold protest over London 2012
Saturday, 10 October 2009
October 10 - A group opposed to the equestrian events at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics being held in Greenwich Park are set to hold its latest protest event tomorrow (Sunday).
NOGOE (No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events), who are the members of the Friends of Greenwich Park and other local societies who are opposed to letting London 2012 use the World Heritage site, have organised a "Ring Round the Park" to again show local opposition to the plans.
A spokesman for NOGOE said: "It is an opportunity for members to demonstrate opposition to the Olympic equestrian events, as well as a fun family afternoon out for those who are not in agreement with LOCOG."
Supporters are being asked to turn up at 2.30pm tomorrow with a metre of green or white ribbon so that children can decorate them.
Last month London 2012 agreed to cut by half the period of time that the Park would be closed in 2012.
It was is one of a series of measures agreed by organisers to try to appease local residents who are against the Royal Park, which history dates back to the 15th century and was a favourite hunting ground of Henry VIII, being used during the Games because they fear that it will damage it.
September 2009: London to cut time that Greenwich Park closed for equestrian in 2012
June 2009: London 2012 insist they do care about residents concerns over Greenwich Park
June 2009: Greenwich 2012 opponents to hold meeting
August 2009: Modern Pentathlon chief gives backing to Greenwich Park
March 2009: Zara Phillips hits out at Greenwich Park as Olympic venue