Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, has encouraged young people in Newham to help shape the legacy of the Olympics by applying to join the 2012 Legacy Youth Panel. Mr Timms said the selection event for the panel, taking place between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Saturday 10 December, represents an “opportunity not to be missed”. 

The Legacy Youth Panel is made up of thirty young people aged between fourteen and nineteen who are drawn from the host boroughs. They have an opportunity to contribute to the long term planning and future of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

On Saturday young people will be able to find out more information about the work of the Legacy Youth Panel with a view of being selected to join the existing panel members from previous years. If interested, applicants will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire.

Speaking about the 2012 Legacy Youth Panel Mr Timms said: “I would encourage any young person between 14 and 19 years old in Newham, who believes the Olympics represent an opportunity for our local community, to go along on Saturday and find out more. The Olympics will be shape our Borough for years to come and it is vital that the next generation have their say.”  

Further information:

  • PARK LIFE is a free youth event which will be held on Saturday 10 December between 5.30pm and 8.30pm at the Rich Mix Centre, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E1 6LA. 
  • To register for a free place either email or text 07961 001 513. Please provide your full name, age and the borough of your home or studies and an email address (if applicable). 
  • The Company was established in May 2009 by its founders, the Government and Mayor of London, as a public sector not-for profit company, responsible for the long term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Olympic Park and its facilities after the 2012 Games. 
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