Councillor John Knapman, Leader of Epping Forest District Council said: This is fantastic news. I am absolutely delighted. London is one of the greatest cities in the world. As a nation we are renowned for rising to challenges and I am sure we will make this one of the most successful Olympic games ever.
He continued: The potential benefits for the people of London and the surrounding area are enormous. This is the chance not just to regenerate East London. It is the best opportunity we will ever have to tackle the under-investment in our roads, public transport and housing as well as business and sports facilities. For Epping Forest District, so well placed right on the edge of London, this is a great opportunity for us too. After the spectacle of the games themselves, the spin-off benefits to the district should last for generations to come.
Councillor Knapman concluded: The next seven years will be crucial. There is a tremendous amount of hard work to do but I for one can’t wait. In town halls across London and the South East of England people will be meeting to digest the news and make plans. We are no different in Epping Forest and I will be calling meetings of councillors and staff to map out the challenges the district faces. I have already asked senior officers to be in my office at 9.30 this Friday to get the ball rolling. We owe it to future generations as well as ourselves to make the absolute best of 2012.
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