London allotments and the 2012 Olympics

Jen AnianoSenior Analyst IJuly 5, 2008

The stage has been set for the 2012 Olympics in London. While many Olympic fans in England are extraordinarily happy to host the Olympics others are upset with the cost.

One side effect of the Olympics is reconstruction. While the reconstruction efforts can add diversity and new life to areas that otherwise are not thriving some areas are essentially being destroyed.

London has a series of land allotments that are a traditional part of society. Many people use these allotments to feed their families and friends and to experience nature.

When the Olympic committee and delegates moved in they deemed these land allotments a destructible part of the reconstruction projects.

Hundreds of allotment holder's lands have been forcibly removed and relocated to unsuitable areas. Many British are out of their land and out of hope.

Some of these allotments have been in families for generations. The Olympics are supposed to be a sine of peace and worldly togetherness so why is it so destructive? Why not use these allotments to the advantage of everyone and display them for the world to see as an integral part of British society?

Has the Olympic Committee and the Olympic games gone too far?

http://www.london.gov.uk/allotments/whatis.jsp

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