Olympics and Hackney Marshes (4)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many football pitches on East Marsh are already being used by Olympic authorities for other purposes? If football pitches have already been taken over, please detail what communication has taken place with the Hackney & Leyton Football League on this matter.


Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes (4)

Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

An area of East Marsh is currently being used for the storage of soil for the development of the permanent link bridge from East Marsh to Eton Manor in 2010. Although no football pitches have been taken out of use for this purpose, the ODA has relocated three rugby pitches on the North Marsh. The ODA is working very closely with the London Borough of Hackney, who have led discussions with the various sporting organisations who currently use East Marsh and have published a consultation document which includes a section covering the use and transformation of East Marsh over the next five years.