London Citizens launch charter for Olympics Legacy on jobs and homes
A ‘Citizens’ Legacy’ charter is being unveiled in east London tonight (Weds) to secure better-paid jobs and cheaper housing for all future Olympic Park development.
It is being launched by 500 delegates from 70 community and voluntary groups at the 16th annual assembly of Telco, The East London Citizens’ Organisation, at Stratford’s St Francis of Assisi Church in Grove Crescent Road.
Main speaker is London Legacy Corporation’s Paul Bricknell, who is being quizzed on jobs, housing, public access and accountability.
Delegates are calling for jobs with a Living Wage, continuing the pledge Lord Coe made during the summer Games.
They also want 100 Community Trust homes at the Olympic Park’s Chobham Manor, where properties would be sold on land remaining the freehold of the community for future generations—this follows Britain’s first urban land trust unveiled last week at the former St Clement’s site at Mile End.
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The charter also calls for access for sports facilities for youngsters and free for schools, and the Legacy Corporation to be transparent and accountable to the public.
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