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Last update 03/08/09


Upcoming Events

Use this page to keep track of all Athletes Village events.

Take a look below to read about previous and future events, visit our Galleries to see the action and read through our Latest News for more information. We will also keep in touch and let you know about forthcoming events so that you don’t miss out!

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Previous Events

March 2009: Come and have a hand in your future

Come to our next major Athletes Village Community Event in the Stratford Shopping Centre on Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March 2009 from 9am until 5pm.


You will be able to find out about jobs and training opportunities, affordable new homes, a new Academy education campus, new parks & open spaces and much more!


They’ll be loads of activities for young people and competitions where you can win exciting prizes including an ipod touch 16GB and Nintendo DS Lite or high street vouchers!


Also, share your views in our video diary room and see if you can create electricity with our energy bike!


Competition entry and prizes are subject to our Terms and Conditions. For more information about the event call 0203 288 6490 or email




September 2008: Free Family Fun day and Picnic!

September 13, 12pm-4pm
Free Family Fun day and Picnic!
Hosted by Stratford and West Ham Community Forum

Does a picnic in the park sound appealing? If so, pack up your lunch and take it to Stratford Park in West Ham Lane for a picnic and fun, family day. The free event is a great opportunity to:

  • Get information and give your views about the Olympics and the new developments in Stratford, including plans for the Athletes Village and opportunities for local people.
  • Learn about protecting the environment, with tips on recycling, improving your carbon footprint, growing vegetables on balconies and tower blocks and more.
  • Enjoy a game of bowls and other fun activities.
  • Plus for children there'll also be a bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts and the opportunity to take a ride around the park on the land train.

The Event is hosted by Stratford and West Ham Community Forum, and there will be dedicated staff from the Athletes Village Team, who can tell you all about our exciting development.

For more information contact the Athletes Village Community Engagement Manager, Chris Grocock, on Tel:07918 768 970/020 7182 9680 or

July 2008: Have a hand in your future
Thousands of visitors flocked to Stratford Shopping Centre on Friday July 4 to meet the developers of the Athletes Village at their fun packed community event. Organised by Lend Lease, with their affordable housing partners First Base and East Thames, the event was designed to inform residents about the area?s regeneration in an entertaining and interactive way. Visit the gallery to see some of the pictures from the day.
October 2007: Masterplan Consultation

Local people were invited to view the Athletes Village ‘masterplan’ and have their say on the development at a series of events held at various locations throughout September and October 2007.

A touring exhibition visited Stratford Circus, a community centre and a local school, Carpenters Primary School.

At the close of the consultation, feedback forms were sent to the Olympic Development Authority, which has the final say on any plans.

January 2007: Lend Lease Community Day

Members of staff from Lend Lease have transformed part of the playground at Forest Gate Community School in a ‘Ground Force’ style makeover.

Pupils and teachers helped turn a disused area into landscaped playing field, complete with flower beds, bird boxes and seating.

Bovis Lend Lease contributed its diggers, time, blood, sweat and tears free of charge, and left the space along Forest Lane and Kuhn Way unrecognisable.

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