Labour lay out plans for Olympic legacy
Date posted: 07-09-2012
LABOUR COUNCILLORS have laid out their plans for an Olympic legacy for Thurrock.
Council leader John Kent has appointed backbencher Steve Liddiard as his “Legacy Tsar” in order to ensure that the momentum gained by both the olympics and paralympics is maintained.
Speaking to YT, cllr Liddiard said: “At the moment we are at early stages. I want to get round and meet as many people as possible and do the ground work.It is all about seeking out the needs of people in the borough but also organisations such as Sports England as well.”
The portfolio holder, cllr Victoria Holloway has also been busy. YT spoke to her just after she had attended a meeting of the Thurrock Sports Council.
Cllr Holloway said: “I am so struck by the enthusiasm and commitment of our sports groups. We really need to build upon this to ensure there is an olympic legacy in Thurrock.