London Borough of Barnet

Borough’s Olympic decorations up for grabs

Published Monday 17 September 2012

Following the greatest summer of sport the capital has ever seen, Barnet residents are now being asked for suggestions on the future of the borough’s Olympic decorations.

Each London borough was given the opportunity to purchase official Olympic decorations in the build-up to the Games to ‘dress’ their streets.

More than 200 colourful lamp-post banners celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic torch relays and Games were put on display across the borough. Now the Games have drawn to a close the banners will be shortly removed and placed into the hands of residents.

The council has already received a number of enquiries and requests regarding the banners, but would like to give anyone interested an opportunity to provide suggestions for venues where the decorations could be displayed in the future.

Councillor David Longstaff, Cabinet Member for Safety and Resident Engagement said:

“The London  Olympic and Paralympic Games were magnificent so what better way to bring them to a close in the borough than by giving residents their say in deciding where these pieces of Olympic memorabilia should be displayed in the future.”

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